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ArcelorMittal Energy signs landmark PPA for Spanish solar farms

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-04-03 09:52

Infrastructure and private equity investment manager Foresight Group has agreed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement with the energy arm of global steel and mining giant ArcelorMittal for two solar farms in Spain.

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Arizona Public Service issues RFP for large solar + storage plant to provide ‘solar after sunset’

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-04-03 08:51
After announcing nearly a gigawatt of new clean-energy projects in February, APS is now seeking proposals to build two of them in different parts of the state. The first request for proposals (RFP) seeks partners to add batteries to existing APS solar plants in rural Arizona, storing their power for use after the panels stop producing each day. A second partner is being sought to develop a large (100-MW) solar plant paired with an equal amount of storage, to bring more clean energy to customers after dark. Both of these projects will provide APS customers with more solar after sunset, serving their evening energy needs with an even cleaner resource mix.
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Why lithium-ion technology is poised to dominate the energy storage future

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-04-03 08:22
Clean-energy visionaries have long argued that the world needs a better battery capable of selling skeptical consumers on electric cars and running the grid on renewable power. And yet the battery of the future—at least for the coming decade—will almost certainly be the battery of the past.
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Investment group says solar energy could see “popularity boost” in UK due to Brexit

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-04-03 07:07
Solar energy companies could fill the void created by the lack of secure energy transfer between UK and EU, the group says.
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BlackRock beefs up its bet on renewables with small-scale solar

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-04-02 08:01
BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest money manager, is boosting its bet on clean energy.
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ABB and Rolls-Royce partner to further global growth of microgrids

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-04-02 07:47
ABB and Rolls-Royce on Tuesday announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation. Together the two companies will offer a microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial entities.
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Germany generated more than 50 percent of electricity from renewables in March

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-04-02 07:02
In a world first, Germany generated 54.5 percent of electricity from renewable energy in March 2019. This is according to data collected by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.
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Italy needs energy storage to shore up 40 GW of renewables coming online in next decade

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-04-01 15:15
Italy must more than double its capacity to store electricity if it wants to slash pollution from burning fossil fuels, the head of the nation’s power transmission network said.
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Duke Energy seeks approval for a $76M EV charging infrastructure pilot program

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-04-01 12:46
On Monday, Duke Energy announced a proposal to make what it says is the largest investment in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure ever in the Southeast – a $76 million initiative to spur EV adoption across the state.
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Can this online startup change how companies buy renewable power?

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-04-01 08:45
It was a milestone deal, not for its size but for the number of parties. In January, five big companies, each with differing energy requirements and renewable strategies, agreed to pool their investment and collectively purchase 42.5 megawatts from a North Carolina solar project.
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Marine energy textbook released

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-03-29 13:12

A new textbook on offshore renewable energy has been released by M. Reza Hashemi with the University of Rhode Island, in collaboration with Simon Neill with Bangor University in Wales, the United Kingdom.

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FPL building world's largest solar-storage combo facility in Florida

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-03-29 13:05

The unit of NextEra Energy announced plans to build a 409-MW energy storage facility in Manatee County. FPL says the Manatee Energy Storage Center will be the world’s largest solar-power battery system by four-fold.

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Ameren, Opus One Solutions partner on DER, transactive energy markets

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-03-29 09:54

Illinois microgrid to test transactive energy markets as a part of the company's commitment to innovation and clean energy

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Idaho Power sets goal for 100-percent clean energy by 2045; signs record-low solar PPA

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-03-29 08:33
Idaho Power unveiled a goal Tuesday to provide 100-percent clean energy by 2045 on the heels of an announcement that it will purchase 120-MW of solar energy through a PPA with Jackpot Holdings at a price of less than US $0.022 cents per kWh.
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Tucson Electric Power hires EDF to build its largest wind farm to date

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-03-29 07:59
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is building a 247-MW wind farm that will help the company more than double its use of renewable energy by 2021. The company hired EDF Renewables North America to construct it in a Build and Transfer Agreement (BTA) worth approximately $370 million.
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Report: US solar development activity steady in spite of tariff impacts

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-03-29 07:56
Despite the impact of Section 201 solar module tariffs, the US solar market has remained an attractive investment proposition, with a steady flow of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity throughout 2018, and robust demand expected for 2019 as the ITC-driven installation pipeline progresses.
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Study: Texas investment in distributed energy resources growing steadily

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-03-28 09:39

According to ERCOT reports highlighted in the paper, DER has seen steady growth in Texas over the past two years

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Survey reveals offshore wind failing to embrace digitalisation

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-03-28 07:06

The offshore wind market in the is lagging behind other areas of the energy sector when it comes to embracing – and understanding – the potential of digital technologies.

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Mercury commits to begin construction of 119-MW Turitea wind farm

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-03-27 13:05

Mercury has committed to construction of the first 33 of 60 consented wind turbines at Turitea near Palmerston North, representing a key milestone in New Zealand’s renewable energy development.

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Enel Green Power buys Tradewind Energy, 13 GW of renewable projects

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-03-27 10:00

Enel Green Power North America is acquiring the renewables developer that has partnered with it on several projects

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