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Grid Operators to Pumped Hydro Storage Companies: Talk to Us

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-06-27 06:57
On Monday and Tuesday, June 25-26 in Charlotte, NC at the Grid-Scale Storage Summit, grid operators from ISO New England, PJM, and California ISO explained that now is the time that all energy storage companies need to be attending meetings and adding their voices to the mix because grid operators are currently in the process of defining rules around how they will meet FERC’s Order 841, which allows energy storage to participate in wholesale markets.
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Pumped Hydropower Plus Wind, Solar Is Path To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-06-27 06:57
If you want to build pumped storage hydropower plants, don’t talk about pumped storage hydropower. That was the message delivered by Adam Rousselle, president of Renewable Energy Aggregators (REA) during the first Grid-Scale Storage Summit, which took place on June 25-26 in Charlotte, NC.
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IRS Ruling on U.S. Credit Is an Unexpected Gift to Solar Developers

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-06-25 05:53

The Internal Revenue Service is extending incentives for solar power and other clean energy sources by as long as four years.

 

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Why the 2018 Solar Tariffs and Tax Cuts Didn’t Kill Solar PPAs

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-06-22 14:36
Solar in the United States is still going strong despite headwinds put forth by the current administration. Why is that?
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Solar Matchmaker Pairing Lenders With Commercial Developers

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-06-22 14:36
The New York-based company is introducing an online exchange to pair commercial solar developers with lenders looking to finance projects. It’s already matched $35 million of deals ahead of its formal opening Thursday, and has a goal of $250 million this year, according to a statement.
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Too Big to Succeed: Solar Titans Flop When They Climb to Top

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-06-22 14:36
In the past decade alone, four different companies -- all Chinese -- have surged to the top of the heap, becoming the biggest solar maker in the world, only to subsequently fall flat and get overtaken by an up-and-comer.
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Illinois Energy Law Lures Northeast Commercial-Industrial Solar Developer

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-06-21 05:06
A major developer of large-scale solar in the Northeast is launching operations in Illinois, expecting the state’s new energy law to jumpstart the industry in a way similar to what happened in the company’s home state of Massachusetts.
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The Public Health Benefits of Adding Offshore Wind to the Grid

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-06-21 05:06
New plans to build two commercial offshore wind farms near the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coasts have sparked a lot of discussion about the vast potential of this previously untapped source of electricity.
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Solar Prices Nosedive After China Pullback Floods Global Market

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-06-21 05:06
Solar panels were already getting cheaper this year, and then China pulled the plug this month on about 20 gigawatts of domestic installations. The result was a glut of global inventories, and now prices are plunging even faster.
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BBOXX, DC Go Form Partnership for Pay-Go Solar in Southern Africa

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-06-20 07:46
Two off-grid solar providers are teaming up to deliver energy services to the estimated 4.6 million people without access to reliable electricity in Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland.
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Exelon, First Solar Bankroll Campaign to Push a Carbon Tax

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-06-20 07:46
Major energy companies, including the largest U.S. nuclear power generator, are putting millions of dollars into a new political campaign to push for a tax on carbon dioxide emissions.
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Double-Sided Solar Panels Are Taking Off in China

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-06-20 07:46
China is expected to jump-start the market for panels that can absorb light on both sides with plans to install 2.7 GW this year, according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
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Virginia Tech Students Use 100-ton Crane for World's Smartest Solar Home

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-06-20 06:36

BLACKSBURG, Va. - With the help of a 100-ton crane, a dozen students at Virginia Tech are making progress on what they hope to be the smartest solar home in the world.The research prototype is completely powered by the sun, loaded with responsive technology and adaptable to the world's climates, environments and budgets.

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Coal Is Being Squeezed Out of Power Industry by Cheap Renewables

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-06-19 11:33
Coal will be increasingly squeezed out of the power generation market over the next three decades as the cost of renewables plunges and technology improves the flexibility of grids globally.
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Inside Renewable Energy: The Sustainable Corporation — Risks and Rewards of an Environmental Business Strategy

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-06-19 09:48

In this episode, Scott Tew discusses Ingersoll Rand’s work toward achieving its sustainability goals and what other companies can learn from that experience.

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Timely US Offshore Wind Construction Support Vessel Proposed

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-06-18 11:09
Two companies based in The Netherlands have proposed developing a near-term marine vessel solution for delivering wind turbine parts for the construction of new U.S. offshore wind projects planned over the next few years.
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AT&T ‘Goes Big’ on Wind Power in Texas

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-06-18 11:09
AT&T last week said it is adding to its wind power program with the purchase of 300 MW from two new wind farms in Wilbarger and Hardeman counties in Texas.
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NPR's Planet Money Features the World's Biggest Battery

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-06-18 08:32

California is generating a ton of solar power-some days, more than people can use. It could power the whole state soon, except for one problem: There's no way to hold on to all that energy at night.

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Trump's China Tariffs May Deal Solar a Second Tariff Blow

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-06-18 06:02
Buried as an obscure-sounding item in a 10-page Trump administration list of Chinese products that are set to be taxed at an additional 25 percent are some solar equipment that, if ultimately included, could affect the renewables industry.
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Funding Puts Community-Scale Microgrid in Line for Wholesale Market Participation

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-06-18 06:02
The California Energy Commission has approved a grant for a community-scale microgrid that will participate in California’s wholesale electricity market.
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