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Offshore wind experts jockey for position as industry heats up in the US Northeast

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-06-07 10:19
A number of recent announcements highlight just how quickly and aggressively the U.S. offshore wind industry is growing in the Northeast. States are enacting offshore wind target capacity laws and initiatives and companies are setting up offices in the region and making strategic hires so they can participate in what will soon be a booming industry.
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Iberdola in planning for Europe's largest solar farm at 590-MW

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-06-07 08:14
Iberdrola SA is working to build what it says will be Europe’s largest solar farm at a cost of 300 million euros ($337 million).
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J-POWER invests to help fund 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project in Australia

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-06-07 07:21

Genex Power Limited has signed a share subscription agreement (SSA) with Electric Power Development Co Ltd, trading as J-POWER, for a conditional investment of up to AUD$25 million (US$17.5 million).

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Is vegetation management a problem for your solar farm? Just add sheep

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-06-06 09:21
Community solar provider Nexamp kicked off a new solar grazing program recently with the deployment of approximately 150 sheep on its solar farm in Newfield, NY. The sheep, provided by a local sheep farmer, will be used to provide sustainable vegetation management at the site throughout the growing season. Solar grazing provides a variety of important benefits to the sheep farmer, the sheep, the community and the solar farm developer.
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It’s clean, powerful and available: Are you ready for hydrogen energy?

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-06-06 08:12
As the world responds to the challenges of climate change, energy systems are evolving, and evolving fast. The past 10 years have seen the rise (and dramatic cost reduction) of renewable energy such as wind and solar, to the extent that they are no longer considered alternative energy. They have become mainstream energy sources. Now, what will be the “next big thing” as the world shifts to a low carbon future?
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Construction begins on 7-MW community solar farm in New York

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-06-05 11:16
This week US Light Energy held a launch ceremony to announce the start of construction of its latest community solar initiative.
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LevelTen receives series B funding; arranges 146-MW PPA for Starbucks

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-06-05 10:46
Seattle, WA-based LevelTen Energy helps corporate buyers of renewable energy find and purchase energy from solar and wind projects within North America through its procurement platform. The company says its solution reduces the cost, complexity, and risk of renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs), by incorporating analytics, aggregation, and process best practices.
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GE Renewable Energy to provide predictive O&M for Enel Green Power hydro plants in Spain

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-06-05 09:04

GE Renewable Energy has signed a three-year agreement with Enel Green Power to provide predictive operation and maintenance capabilities to the group's hydro plants in Spain, with a total capacity of up to 3.2 GW.

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Anheuser-Busch partners with Recurrent Energy to meet renewable energy goals

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-06-04 09:59

Anheuser-Busch President and CEO Michel Doukeris wouldn't give financial details of the agreement, but says it's a smart investment

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Vestas awarded turnkey 35-MW South African wind project

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-06-04 09:57

Vestas will provide construction, engineering and procurement for EDF Renewables' 35-MW Wesley wind farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province.

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Duke Energy Florida to build 22 MW of electricity storage

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-06-04 07:45
Duke Energy Florida (DEF) announced three battery storage projects, totaling 22 megawatts, that will improve overall reliability and support critical services during power outages, according to the company.
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Aggreko delivers 2 MW/3.8 MWh energy storage system for National Grid US

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-06-04 07:45

The energy storage resource is expected to help lower energy costs for National Grid’s customers in upstate New York

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DC Solar scammers serve as cautionary tale for solar investors

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-06-04 07:03
Jeff Carpoff had a lot to celebrate as friends and business associates gathered at his company’s Christmas party last year.
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PJM looks to plug ‘leaks’ sprouting from patchwork of state carbon policies

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-06-03 08:02
The nation’s largest electric grid operator is grappling with how to prevent state climate policies from merely pushing emissions — and costs — across state lines.
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China adds 5.2 GW of photovoltaic capacity in Q1 2019

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-06-03 07:14
In the first quarter of this year, China added 5.2 gigawatts (GW) of installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity, according to the National Energy Administration. The figure is a drop from the 9.65 GW in the same period of 2018, due to the new policy on the construction of PV facilities for 2019 having been issued later in the year than similar policies issued in earlier years.
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New York braces for solar fight as utility regulators mull fixed charge increase

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-06-03 06:13
A battle over rooftop solar panels is brewing in New York.
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Brazil plans to add more solar to its hydro-dominated electricity generation mix

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-31 11:50
Brazil is the second-largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world, after only China, and hydropower accounted for more than 70% of the country’s electricity generation in 2018. Brazil’s latest 10-year energy plan seeks to maintain this level of hydro generation while increasing the share of nonhydro renewables, particularly solar.
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Safety, reliability key when maintaining 97-year old hydropower assets

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-31 10:37
On Wednesday in Manchester, New Hampshire, a group of about 20 women from the NH chapter of the New England Women in Energy and the Environment toured the Amoskeag Hydropower Facility and Fishways, a 97-year old continuously functioning hydropower plant.
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Is a 500W solar module in sight?

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-31 07:01
LONGi Solar this week said that it has invented a new “seamless soldering” technique that could help it produce a more efficient solar module. As a reminder, the more solar cells you can pack into a module, the more efficient it is. And the more efficient your modules, the fewer you need to achieve the wattage you seek in an array. By using less modules, you reduce the overall installed cost of solar.
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US government study indicates 60 GW of geothermal energy capacity under our feet

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-31 06:41
This week, the U.S. Department of Energy released an analysis that shows how the United States could benefit from the vast potential of geothermal energy. The analysis culminated in a report, GeoVision: Harnessing the Heat Beneath Our Feet, which summarizes findings showing that geothermal electricity generation could increase more than 26-fold from today — reaching 60 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity by 2050.
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