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Abundance raises £7 million for Orbital Marine Power’s tidal stream turbine

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-15 13:00

UK peer-to-peer ethical investment company Abundance announced it closed its largest fund raise to date, raising £7 million (US$8.9 million) for Scottish tidal energy company Orbital Marine Power.

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Blockchain to Shape New Trends in Energy Trading

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-15 11:59
The recent trends in the energy industry such as the rise in prosumerism and increasing deployment of smart meters have resulted in better data analytics, storage and communication solutions to the energy industry.
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MidAmerican Energy’s New Utility-Scale Storage System Complete and Operating

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-15 11:37
This week, clean energy developer Invenergy said that it completed, in just four months, the construction of a 4-MWh battery storage system in Knoxville, Iowa for MidAmerican Energy. The system began commercial operation in December.
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Energy Storage Outlook for 2019: E-Mobility, Clean Energy Technologies and Lithium Batteries

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-15 07:47
2018 was another defining year for the lithium supply chain as the global population continued to make remarkable strides towards the implementation of clean energy and transportation. Although the clean energy and transportation industries are only in their early days, it has become apparent that renewables and electrification of transportation are an irreversible trend, one that has begun to disrupt many established industries.
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EDF and Masdar Build First Saudi Arabian Wind Farm

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-01-14 09:29
Last week EDF Renewables and Masdar (the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) announced that they won the bid to build the 400-MW Dumat al Jandal wind farm, located 560 miles from north of Riyadh in the Al Jouf region of north-western Saudi Arabia.
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ASU Researchers Break Solar-cell Efficiency Record at 25.4 Percent

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-01-14 09:28
Arizona State University researchers have set a new record for solar efficiency, 25.4 percent. Working with tandem photovoltaics, or stacking different materials in a solar cell, the ASU team has continued to improve solar efficiency and lower costs.
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A Study in Emissionality: Why Boston University Looked Beyond New England for Its First Wind Power Purchase

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-01-14 09:22
While it’s well known that corporations were some of the earliest trailblazers of large-scale renewable energy purchasing — they’ve closed over 14 gigawatts of deals in the past six years, according to tracking by Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center — higher education has also made impressive strides. In fact, a report released last fall showed that the top 30 renewable energy-buying universities are using around 3 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually. That’s enough to power 276,000 homes.
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PG&E Likely Seeking Bankruptcy by Jan. 29

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-01-14 08:30

The San Francisco-based utility is under investigation for any role its equipment might have played in the deadly wildfires of late 2018, only one year after getting blamed for an earlier, devastating rash of blazes.

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IRENA: Transition to Renewable Energy May Create an Entirely Different World

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-11 15:19
This week at the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), political and business leaders from around the world outlined the far-reaching geopolitical implications of an energy transformation driven by the rapid growth of renewable energy.
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Smart City Roadmap for Public Power Utilities Released

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-11 13:56
Last week the American Public Power Association and SmartEnergy announced the release of a new whitepaper called “Creating a Smart City Roadmap for Public Power Utilities.”
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Canada becomes 160th member of the International Renewable Energy Agency

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-11 11:30

Canada has become a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a global intergovernmental organization dedicated to the widespread adoption of renewable energy

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China Plans Subsidy-Free Solar, Wind Power Pilot Projects

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-11 10:27
China will start building pilot wind and solar power projects that won’t receive national government payments as it pushes to improve the competitiveness of renewable energy and rein in subsidy bills. Shares of solar manufacturers surged in New York and Hong Kong.
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Crowdfunding Sites That Allow True Investment in Renewable Energy and Sustainability: Alternatives to Kickstarter & Indiegogo

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-11 08:41
Crowdfunding has become a popular tool for people and organizations to use to test out their new ideas for green products while securing funds to begin operations. The most well-known crowdfunding websites, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have helped a significant amount of projects in renewable energy and sustainability get off the ground, projects that have been the focus of previous installments in my ongoing articles series about crowdfunding in energy.
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Vestas Hits 100 GW Windpower Milestone

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-01-11 04:17

Vestas has become the first company to install 100 GW of wind turbines.

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China's State Grid to Spend $5.7 Billion on Pumped Hydro Plants

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-01-10 08:50
State Grid Corp. of China, the dominant electricity distributor in the world’s biggest energy consumer, will invest 38.7 billion yuan ($5.7 billion) to build five pumped hydro storage plants as part of the nation’s efforts to ease idled solar and wind power capacity.
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How Minnesota Could Economically Reach 70 percent Renewable Electricity

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-01-09 08:57
A recent report from Minnesota pollution regulators shows the state is making progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but it isn’t doing enough to keep pace with its long-term goals or stop catastrophic climate change.
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AES, Kaua'i Utility Open Solar-Storage Peaker Project in Hawaii

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-01-09 07:51

The Lāwa’I Solar and Energy Storage Project combines a 28-MW solar PV and 100-MWh five-hour duration energy storage system. The system can deliver approximately 11 percent of the Kaua’i island’s power needs.

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75-MW Duke Energy Florida Solar Farm now in Operation

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-08 13:03

Duke Energy Florida has about 300,000 solar panels in operation totaling 100 MW across its territory.

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PG&E Bankruptcy Risk Gets Real — But What's Next?

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-08 06:54
Standoffs over who pays what for infrastructure are kind of where America’s at right now. Besides the shutdown in D.C. over the southern border barrier, California is grappling with how to finance a somewhat more useful bit of equipment: its power grid.
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Nexans connects 88 MW windfarm in Scotland

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-01-08 02:48

French cable company Nexans has connected an 88 MW onshore windfarm to the grid in Scotland.

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