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BNEF says corporate energy market is strong

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-08-12 23:14
Coming on the heels of Gap’s announced 90-MW PPA with Enel Green Power, BloombergNEF released its 2H 2019 corporate energy market outlook in which it said that corporations signed contracts to purchase 8.6 GW of clean energy in 2019 through July, up from 7.2 GW at the same time last year.
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Gap signs PPA for 90 MW of wind

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-08-12 11:12
Global apparel retailer Gap Inc. announced that it has signed a 90-MW virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the Aurora Wind Project with Enel Green Power North America, marking one of the largest offsite renewable energy contracts by an apparel retailer.
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Vattenfall combines wind, solar, batteries in Netherlands energy park

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-08-12 09:24

According to Vattenfall, the project will help provide less pronounced energy peaks and an overall more efficient use of energy infrastructure

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First major US offshore wind farm delayed by government

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-08-12 06:49
The Trump administration cast the fate of the nation’s first major offshore wind farm into doubt by extending an environmental review for the $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts.
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100 MW of solar and 10 MW of battery storage coming to San José CCA in 2022

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-08-09 07:07
This week, San José’s Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) which is called San José Clean Energy (SJCE) and EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 100 MW of new solar energy capacity and 10 MW of battery storage at the Sonrisa Solar Park in Fresno County, California. The project is anticipated to be operational in 2022.
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Australian brewer eyes thermal energy storage system

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-08-09 06:11
South Australian energy storage company 1414 Degrees and Stone & Wood Brewing Company have agreed to undertake a feasibility study for the integration of 1414 Degrees’ electrically charged Thermal Energy Storage System (TESS-IND).
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Report covers costs of various storage technologies, including pumped storage hydro

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-08-08 13:21

A report recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy defines and evaluates cost and performance parameters of six battery energy storage technologies (BESS) and four non-BESS storage technologies.

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In battle to break up utilities, Arizona steps to the front line

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-08-08 07:01
Of all the efforts to break up utility monopolies in the U.S., the one unfolding in Arizona may be the most important to watch.
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Dominion Energy plans four energy storage pilot studies in Virginia

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-08-08 05:00

The four proposed central Virginia lithium-ion projects will cost about $33 million to build and offer 5-years’ worth of test data, according to Dominion.

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Sunverge raises $11 million for utility distributed energy resource controls

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-08-07 11:24

The round was led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund with participation from Equinor Energy Ventures and Evergy Ventures

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Forecast shows continued decline for coal

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-08-07 03:56
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Short Term Energy Outlook for 2019 and we have summarized the key highlights for you below.
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The hydrocarbon era’s spectacular end

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-08-07 03:47
Dustin Yellin, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist whose intricate 3D photomontages adorn the likes of New York’s Lincoln Center, wants to draw your gaze to climate change. Not in a subtle way, either. He plans to stand an oil supertanker on its end in the ground—a structure soaring 1,000 feet into the air.
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A modern Cinderella story: California’s record on wholesale distributed generation leaves much room for improvement

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-08-07 03:23
California, long a progressive leader on renewable energy and climate change mitigation, has neglected a key market segment for renewable energy: the “community-scale,” or “wholesale distributed generation” (DG), market. This market segment is defined as projects below 20 megawatts that connect to the distribution grid and export power to the grid for sale.
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Dominion plans $33 million battery storage pilot

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-08-06 08:31

Dominion executives said in an interview this week that battery storage has the potential to improve the resiliency of the electrical grid

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IEA, EDF unit to build 300 MW wind farm in Nebraska

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-08-06 08:06

The project award is valued at about $98 million, according to IEA, and will be able to power up to 115,000 average homes

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648 MW of wind power capacity to be purchased by AES Colombia

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-08-06 05:55
This week, DNV GL said that it acted as a technical advisor to the energy company AES Colombia during its planned purchase of the Jemeiwaa Kai portfolio of wind power projects. DNV GL carried out an independent analysis of the La Guajira wind farms wind and power generation regime.
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How the tech giants are fueling a solar revolution

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-08-06 03:41
From the way we shop to the way we socialize, the internet affects nearly everything we do these days. This dramatic change in our way of life has been fueled by a handful of large tech companies, companies that are increasingly going all in on solar.
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A deluge of batteries is about to rewire the power grid

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-08-05 10:27
A pale orange-and-gold sunset bathes the macadamia plantations and avocado orchards that sweep down to Australia’s Byron Bay. The coming dusk is a cue for two sleek Tesla battery packs in the garage at Amileka, a secluded holiday villa nearby. They stir silently into action—powering the appliances in the five-bedroom home’s twin kitchens, recharging a $100,000-plus Model X SUV, driving a filter pump for an 18-meter swimming pool sparkling in the shade of a century-old native black bean tree.
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US wind farm activity by Fortune 500 breaks records

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-08-05 07:47
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has released data for Q2, indicating activity rose to new heights in the wind development sector.
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Fabric-based solar cells on the horizon

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-08-05 05:55
New textile-based solar cells developed by Fraunhofer researchers, semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells.
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