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Reports say Ranch Fire now largest wildfire in California history

Renewable Energy - 7 hours 8 min ago

Active wildfires continue to burn across the U.S. state of California, most of them still only partially contained.

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European Wind Operators Face Wind Drought While Solar Power Production Rises

Renewable Energy - 7 hours 37 min ago
The current heatwave in Western Europe is also contributing to a ‘wind drought,’ negatively impacting wind farm operators across the region, which includes the U.K., France, Spain, Germany and much of Scandinavia. Meanwhile, solar power plant operators are seeing increased production of solar energy because irradiance is up in many of the same markets.
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Tesla Forms Special Committee to Explore Privatization

Renewable Energy - 7 hours 38 min ago
On Aug 14, Tesla announced that its Board of Directors formed a special committee comprised of three independent directors to act on behalf of the company in connection with Elon Musk’s previously announced consideration of a transaction to take the company private.
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Drones Help to Reduce Operating Costs for Energy Industry

Renewable Energy - 7 hours 51 min ago
Cheap drones are poised to boost output and cut operating expenses for the energy industry.
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Bloomberg Analyst: Battery Boom Could Burn Investors

Renewable Energy - 10 hours 29 min ago
Some of the latest battery technologies may become obsolete before reaching the market because of the breakneck pace of advances in the industry.
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Can Solar Energy Save the Bees?

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-08-13 09:03
In response to the population decline of pollinating insects, such as wild bees and monarch butterflies, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are investigating ways to use “pollinator-friendly solar power.”
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Energy Storage System Mitigates Rising Peak Demand Charges in Ontario

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-08-13 08:56
Last week Peak Power announced that it had agreed to install up to 2.35 MW / 4.7 MWh of energy storage capacity at Bloor Islington Place in Toronto. Starlight Investments, a real estate and asset management company, owns the building.
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Hydro Tasmania Eyes Pumped Hydro To Shore Up Renewables

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-08-13 08:43
Chris Gwynne stands in a ravine below a towering dam in the Tasmanian wilderness and ponders whether the giant concrete structure can withstand the politics that may keep it from playing a key role in Australia’s clean energy future.
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Is Climate Change or Negligence Responsible for Calif. Fires?

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-08-13 08:37
It was California’s biggest fire yet. In late July and August, wildfires devastated an area north of San Francisco far bigger than New York City, destroying more than 100 homes and injuring 2 fire fighters. It’s just one in a rash of fast-spreading blazes that have killed at least 56 people this year and last in the Golden State.
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Australian Gas Peaker Plant To Get 4-MW Battery

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-08-13 08:31
In an Australian first, Origin will install a 4-MW/4-MWh grid scale battery at its Mt Stuart Power Station in Townsville. Mt Stuart Power Station is a 414-MW open cycle gas power station, designed to supply electricity at times of peak demand and is the largest such facility in North Queensland. In the U.S., these plants are called “peakers.”
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Puerto Rico School Ready for the Next Hurricane with Grid-Resilient Solar and Storage

Renewable Energy - Sun, 2018-08-12 09:16
About 140 students, teachers, administrators, and neighboring community members this week celebrated the installation of a solar plus storage solution at the SU Manuel Ortiz school in the Yabucoa district of Puerto Rico, one of the regions hardest hit by Hurricane Maria last year.
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Ontario Power Generation signs agreement to purchase Eagle Creek Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-08-10 12:30

Canadian provincial utility Ontario Power Generation has signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC in the U.S.

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The Long Unraveling of Tesla’s Master Plan

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-08-10 09:51
While this week’s episode of Tesla Inc. has left us with several cliffhangers, it did show one thing: just how far the company has veered from Elon Musk’s secret “Master Plan” of 2006.
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Ørsted signs with Siemens Gamesa for Dominion's Offshore Wind Project

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-08-10 07:42

Ørsted signed up Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project that Dominion has planned since 2011. The wind farm 27 miles off the Virginia coast would the first such project in the U.S. mid-Atlantic.

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Xcel Energy breaks ground on 150-MW Foxtail Wind project in North Dakota

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-08-10 07:40

Xcel Energy recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its 150-MW Foxtail Wind project in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.

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Made In Space Proposes Printing Large Solar Arrays for Small Satellites

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-08-09 10:48
LOGAN, Utah - Made In Space, the Silicon Valley startup focused on additive manufacturing in orbit, plans to boost the power available to small satellites with Archinaut, the company's in-space manufacturing and assembling technology. "Small satellites have solar panels that produce a kilowatt to a kilowatt and a half," said Andrew Rush, Made In Space chief executive.
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Solar Power + Salt Storage Project in South America Back on Track

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-08-09 10:32
South America’s only solar-thermal project is resuming construction just as the technology it uses risks being overtaken by a cheaper alternative.
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Trump Officials Helped Edit ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Report to Boost Coal

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-08-09 10:22
Trump administration officials pushed to highlight the value of coal-fired power plants in a government report on the “bomb cyclone” that plunged the Eastern U.S. into single-digit temperatures last January.
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Sempra to Fund Cow-Dung Powered Renewable Natural Gas Program

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-08-09 10:14
Reparations for the worst-ever U.S. natural gas leak will involve cow-dung duty.
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Michigan Utilities Look to Lower Rates through EV TOU Charging

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-08-09 08:51
Michigan is moving ahead of other Midwest states as its two largest utilities propose a combined $20.5 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure.
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