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Siemens to spin off gas and power business

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-08 05:24

Global energy powerhouse Siemens is to undergo a fundamental transformation by spinning off its gas and power divisions into a new entity which will also comprise its stake in windpower firm Siemens Gamesa.

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Six schools in Minnesota saving money, boosting education with solar

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-07 06:23
New Energy Equity, Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) and Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) last week announced a partnership to develop six solar arrays, totaling 1.5 MW, for Pine River-Backus and Pequot Lakes school districts and Central Lakes College.
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IEA alarmed as new renewables capacity stalls

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-07 04:11

Last year was the first time since 2001 that growth in renewable power capacity failed to increase year on year.

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Clearing up some confusion over community solar in New York

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-05-06 08:45
Community Solar in New York has a messaging problem. It is confusing, and even some industry professionals have given up in disgust because of aggressive marketing and a lack of clarity.
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GMP partners with Tesla to provide batteries for all

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-05-06 06:06
Climate-conscious Vermont utility, Green Mountain Power, is partnering with Tesla Inc. as it aspires to install battery systems in every home it serves.
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Electric cars and solar inverters compete for the same parts

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-03 09:19
Electric vehicles and solar tend to get lumped together as partners in the climate-friendly push to phase out fossil fuels. Now they’re competing head-to-head for high-tech components that have been in short supply.
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In Illinois, storage is among the next hurdles for renewables expansion

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-03 08:58
ComEd sees a significant role for energy storage on Illinois’ electric grid as the state works toward realizing its ambitious renewable goals.
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Northeast planned offshore wind farms already bringing economic growth to the region

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-03 03:05
Even though there is only one small existing offshore wind farm in the Northeast, the 30-MW Block Island wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island, two announcements this week highlight the growing economic importance of the region's burgeoning offshore wind industry.
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UK carbon reduction plan includes massive buildout of offshore wind, EV infrastructure

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-05-02 07:20
British people need to fly less, drive electric cars, eat little meat and turn their home thermostats down to 19 degrees Celsius (66 Fahrenheit) in order to rein in greenhouse gases damaging the planet.
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Climate experts tell UK to set zero carbon target for 2050

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-05-02 02:58

Developing carbon capture and storage technology and low-carbon hydrogen is “a necessity not an option” for the UK to achieve a net zero carbon economy by 2050.

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Ørsted to buy solar and storage developer, Coronal

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-01 11:38
Yesterday during an earnings call, Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a subsidiary of US-based Coronal Energy a developer of large-scale solar and storage projects. Ørsted’s CEO and President Henrik Poulson said that Coronal is “a nationwide solar and storage developer with a significant pipeline of solar and storage projects” and that the acquisition will expand “our capability platform and exposure to new attractive regional markets.”
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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind awards contract to install wind turbines for Moray East project

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-01 09:27

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has awarded a contract to Fred. Olsen Windcarrier for the transport and installation of 100 V164-9.5MW wind turbines for the Moray East project off the East coast of Scotland.

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Goldman Sachs sees solar panel prices stabilizing

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-01 09:22
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. sees an end to the gloom for solar manufacturers as demand in China stabilizes and free-falling panel prices bottom out.
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Tesla sued over fatal crash blamed on autopilot malfunction

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-01 09:18
Tesla Inc. was sued by the family of a man who died as the result of a crash allegedly caused when the Autopilot navigation system of his 2017 Model X malfunctioned.
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DNV GL launches digital platform for renewable PPAs

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-01 01:00

Energy advisory and certification body DNV GL has launched a new digital platform for renewable energy power purchase agreements.

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Clean energy engineering experts share blueprints for zero-emission buildings

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-04-30 07:51
Buildings account for nearly four-tenths of U.S. energy consumption through heating, cooling and other electricity use, according to the Energy Information Administration. And if that energy comes from fossil fuels, it releases more greenhouse gases that drive human-caused climate change.
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AES Gener to build battery backup for run-of-river hydropower

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-04-30 07:47

AES Gener is moving forward with the Virtual Dam project, which is being built next to the 178-MW Alfalfal I hydropower plant in the San Jose de Maipo district of the Metropolitan Region in Chile.

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Shell to replace gas with solar for Oman port

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-04-30 07:23
SOHAR deep-sea port and free-zone has signed a 600-hectare lease agreement with Shell Development Oman (SDO) for land to set up industrial and commercial solar panels. The port is managed in a joint-venture between the Port of Rotterdam and the Sultanate of Oman.
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Tennessee’s largest solar facility is now online

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-04-29 10:12
Last week, independent power producer Silicon Ranch Corporation said that the 53-MW solar array that it built in partnership with the City of Millington, the U.S. Navy, Memphis, Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is now operational. It’s the largest solar power plant in the state.
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The biggest US market for tiny wind farms isn't the breeziest

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-04-29 08:44
Turns out the best place to install a small turbine in the U.S. isn’t the Plains, where winds blow the strongest, but the Northeast where the incentives are better.
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