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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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FERC issues pilot project license for 70-kW Igiugig Hydrokinetic Project in Alaska

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-05-30 12:12

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a 10-year pilot project license to the Igiugig Village Council to construct, operate and maintain the 70-kW Igiugig Hydrokinetic Project.

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Utah clean energy storage project to combine hydrogen, salt dome assets

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-05-30 09:03

Herbert was joined by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Magnum Development at the event to detail the Advanced Clean Energy Storage (ACES) project in central Utah. They called it the largest such energy storage project in the world.

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India's largest coal-fired power producer appoints renewables head to speed transition

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-05-30 08:20
State-run NTPC Ltd., India’s largest coal-fired power producer, is appointing a new head of its renewables team to speed up its expansion into clean energy, according to a company official with knowledge of the plan.
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Rhode Island utility commissioners approve Revolution offshore wind PPA

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-29 14:56

The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved the PPA with utility National Grid for 400 MW in wind power capacity from the Revolution Wind project. Project developer DWW Rev 1 LLC is a joint venture of New England utility Eversource and Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind.

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Microsoft and Eneco sign Netherlands wind energy agreement to power the cloud

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-29 07:25

Microsoft Corp. has signed a new wind energy agreement to purchase 90 MW from the 731.5-MW Borssele III/IV offshore wind project, owned by Dutch sustainable energy company and wind farm developer Eneco.

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Bermuda Electric Light Company installs 10-MW/5.5-MWh energy storage system

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-29 07:21
Yesterday, energy storage company Saft said it delivered and installed a turnkey Energy Storage System to Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO). The system provides up to 10 MW power for spinning reserves and frequency response to maintain grid stability and has a storage capacity of 5.5MWh, said the company. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on May 16.
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Alabama Municipal Electric Authority signs 100-MW solar PPA

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-29 07:12
Today, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and Lightsource BP announced the development of a 100-MW (AC) solar energy project in Montgomery County, Alabama. Lightsource BP will finance, develop, build, own, and operate the solar facility and will deliver energy to AMEA under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). The project, situated 15 miles from AMEA’s headquarters in Montgomery, will supply clean energy to AMEA’s 11 Member utilities located across the state and will generate enough electricity to power more than 20,000 homes.
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EV charging sites now outnumber petrol stations in UK

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-05-29 07:06
Newly released figures from Zap-Map, a charging point platform, reveal that the number of public charging locations in the country has now surpassed the number of petrol stations.
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Pedernales Electric Coop, Aggreko team on Texas energy storage system

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-28 10:28

The 2.25 MW/4.5 MWh project will be situated in Johnson City, Texas. Aggreko software will manage the battery system, which will provide services into grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

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Renewables set to outspend oil and gas exploration in APAC by 2020

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-28 08:32
Renewables energy investment in Asia excluding China will overtake spending on upstream oil and gas projects in the region as soon as next year, according to Rystad Energy.
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The $4.4B geothermal energy plan for Ethiopia

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-28 07:42
Reykjavik Geothermal, a power developer backed by hedge fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II, is about to kick off a $4.4 billion project to bring geothermal energy to Ethiopia.
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Construction starts on California’s largest floating solar array

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-05-28 05:39
Ciel & Terre and the Town of Windsor officials said they started construction of what will be the largest floating solar power system in the state of California. The floating solar array will be installed on the Town’s largest recycled water storage pond and is expected to meet 90 percent of the Town’s water treatment and pump facilities’ energy needs.
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Harvesting the sun is the new cash crop

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-24 10:26
It takes a special person to farm these days. Long hours, hard work, and the uncertainties of weather and yield are nothing new to farming, but the 21st Century presents new and unique challenges—and the results are increasingly dependent on factors beyond farmers’ control.
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The bursting of the Tesla stock bubble

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-24 08:27
For Elon Musk and Tesla Inc., the blows from Wall Street came one after another this week -- a relentless barrage that left the stock so beat up that some now wonder if it can ever regain its status as the ultimate 21st century disrupter.
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Companies explore how to make your home smart and 100% renewable-powered

Green Power Network - Fri, 2019-05-24 08:18
Big Oil wants to put a box in your hall closet that works like a human brain, can cut the lights, stop the refrigerator and will know how you move about in the privacy of your home better than you do.
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