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Argentina opens 122.4-MW Bicentennial Wind Farm

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-06-14 08:14

The 122.4-MW Bicentennial Wind Farm has been inaugurated in the Santa Cruz province of Argentina and is currently the largest wind farm in the country, according to BNamericas.

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Renewable energy market employs 11 million in 2018 – IRENA

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-06-14 04:27
Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
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Iowa officials consider energy storage tax credit, ‘value of storage’ study

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-06-14 01:21
Iowa economic development officials are tentatively endorsing a tax credit for battery storage to complement the state’s wind and solar generation.
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California Energy Commission gives $3M grant to pair energy storage and fast EV charging

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-06-13 15:14
Natron Energy said that the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded it a $3 million grant for “Advanced Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle Charging Support.” Natron will use the money to manufacture and install a high powered, long cycle life energy storage system at an EV Fast Charging station.
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New White Paper explores grid parity and the solar renaissance

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-06-13 12:40
Today, solar power has become cheaper than the production cost of any other existing conventional power generation technology. The arrival of grid parity heralds a milestone in the history of energy production. It means solar energy being commercially viable without any subsidies or state support; producing energy with the lowest possible environmental impact.
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Target commits to 100 percent renewables; signs PPAs to purchase wind and solar energy

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-06-13 12:00
On June 12, Target corporation said it was increasing its renewable energy goals by committing to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The goal applies to all of Target’s domestic operations.
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Trump exempts bi-facial solar modules from import tariffs

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-06-13 09:50
In an announcement that was celebrated by the solar industry, yesterday U.S. trade officials said that bi-facial solar modules, which are solar modules that produce energy on both sides of the panel, would be exempt from import tariffs.
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Statkraft announces plans to build 51.6-MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-06-13 09:30

Statkraft announces it has decided to start construction of the 51.6-MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile. The construction is planned to commence in August and completion is scheduled for second half of 2022.

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Six Flags Great Adventure now powered by 23.5-MW solar array

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-06-13 09:11
On Wednesday in New Jersey, the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America said that its New Jersey park, Six Flags Great Adventure, is now powered by solar energy.
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Sweden's EV boom under threat as electricity demand outstrips capacity

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-06-12 09:38
Sweden’s ambitious plan to drastically cut emissions from transport by bringing millions of electric cars onto the road could be derailed by a lack of power capacity for new charging stations in major cities.
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Remote Chinese region looks to set new clean-power record

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-06-12 08:43
A sparsely populated Chinese province that’s home to the headwaters of the Yangtze and Yellow rivers is attempting to set a new record for clean energy use, serving as a test bed for the entire country.
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Siemens inaugurates world’s largest electrothermal energy storage system

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-06-12 08:29
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) said that is has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system (ETES), a milestone in the development of energy storage solutions, according to the company.
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Scottish Power to install biggest battery in Europe at windfarm

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-06-12 05:06

The Scottish government has given utility Scottish Power the go-ahead to install Europe’s biggest industrial-scale battery to date to store energy generated at the 539MW Whitelee onshore wind farm.

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President inaugurates Bolivia’s 69-MW San Jose II Hydroelectric Plant

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-06-11 09:00

Bolivian President Evo Morales has inaugurated the 69-MW San Jose II Hydroelectric Power Plant in the municipality of Colomi, department of Cochabamba.

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Tower sections of GE’s 12-MW offshore wind turbine shipped to prototype site

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-06-11 07:10
GE Renewable Energy announced the shipment of the four tower sections that will be part of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be installed later this summer in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam (NL). The four segments at tower manufacturer GRI’s site in Seville, will be arriving in the Netherlands before the end of the month.
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China's Jinko Solar sees more foreign sales as domestic market shaky

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-06-11 05:30
JinkoSolar Holding Co., the world’s biggest solar panel maker, sees China’s photovoltaic power additions slumping this year and a greater share of its revenue coming from overseas amid uncertainties over Beijing’s new policies.
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EnBW acquires French renewables firm VALECO

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-06-11 03:00

German utility EnBW has acquired French wind and solar developer and operator VALECO.

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FERC's data shows US renewable generating capacity has surpassed coal

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-06-10 07:43
According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. electrical generating capacity by renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) has now - for the first time - surpassed that of coal.
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In quest for bigger batteries, California mulls pumped hydro

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-06-10 05:15
As the sun sets on California’s solar farms, a backup energy source deep in the Sierra Nevada Mountains springs to life.
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Are you a global power & energy elite? Nominations are now open!

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-06-07 10:59
“Recognizing leaders in the power and energy industry not only gives us the opportunity to celebrate them and the projects that they are involved in, it also enables us to learn vital business and life lessons from these often exceptional individuals. We find out what makes them tick, what frustrates them and the processes they follow to address challenges – this is often inspiring, eye-opening stuff and cannot but contribute to the growth of the sector.“
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