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Indian government to declare large hydropower projects a renewable energy source

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-08 08:30

The Indian government’s Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved measures to promote the hydropower sector that include declaring large hydropower projects to be part of the non-solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO).

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ABB Customer World Panel: The future of mobility favors the electrified, autonomous

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-08 06:00

Only time will tell whether this is right, but EV adoption is clearly rising both on the individual and fleet fronts. Utilities such as Southern California Edison and Ameren, among many others, are working to build EV charging infrastructure and align power distribution in a way to handle it.

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Trump said to again seek deep cuts in renewable energy funding

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-08 04:36
The Trump administration is again seeking severe cuts to the U.S. Energy Department division charged with renewable energy and energy efficiency research, according to a department official familiar with the plan.
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China to sustain solar growth with new plan, Jinko says

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-03-07 09:07
China’s plans to loosen its solar subsidy policy will keep growth of the world’s largest market intact, according to the head of JinkoSolar Holding Co., which is increasing production capacity by as much as 20 percent this year.
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Hanwha Q CELLs files patent infringement case against JinkoSolar, LONGi, and REC Group

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-03-07 08:47
On March 4, Hanwha Q CELLS filed a patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against JinkoSolar, LONGi Solar, and REC Group. The company also filed related patent infringement complaints with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against the same companies. In Germany, Hanwha Q CELLS filed patent infringement complaints with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf against JinkoSolar and REC Group.
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What if the US-Mexico border wall was an energy corridor that could pay for itself?

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-03-06 07:17
Instead of a wall, build a first-of-its-kind energy park that spans the 1,954 miles of the border between the United States and Mexico to bring energy, water, jobs and border security to the region.
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Tesla acquisition will spark shift in EV market

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-03-06 06:56
One of the most game-changing news events in the electric vehicle and energy storage industry, is the acquisition of Maxwell Technologies by Tesla for $218 million, according to Frost & Sullivan.
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New Hampshire considers options for buying renewable energy for state

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-03-06 05:59
New Hampshire is preparing to follow the lead of other New England states and create a system for procuring renewable energy on behalf of residents.
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China’s renewable energy installed capacity grew 12 percent across all sources in 2018

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-03-06 05:41
As of the end of 2018, China’s renewable energy installation capacity had reached 728 GW, an increase of 12 percent from a year earlier, according to statistics released by China’s National Energy Administration. This breaks down into 352 GW (up 2.5 percent) for hydro, 184 GW (up 12.4 percent) for wind, 174 GW (up 34 percent) for photovoltaic (PV) and 17.8 GW (up 20.7 percent) for biomass. Renewable energy accounted for 38.3 percent of the country’s total installed power capacity, a rise of 1.7 percentage points.
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Non-profit urges UK government to make workforce diversity a priority in clean energy

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-03-05 09:00
A new paper is being launched today at the House of Lords in London that challenges government, regulators and companies working on clean energy to make gender diversity a key priority. The paper has been produced by the EWiRE network, set up by Regen to provide a vibrant network for women working in clean energy.
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Vermont utility and non-profit advance bring your own device energy storage program

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-03-05 08:45
Last week, Green Mountain Power (GMP) and Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) teamed up on what they are calling a first-of-its-kind opportunity in the country to deliver innovation and carbon reductions to customers through a new Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.
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FPL announces plans to build four new solar power plants in 2019

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-03-05 08:44
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) this week announced plans to build four new solar power plants this year that are expected to begin powering customers in early 2020:
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Thailand planning massive floating solar power plants on hydropower dam reservoirs

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-03-05 07:51
Thailand plans to build the world’s largest floating solar farms to power Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy and to boost the country’s share of clean energy.
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SunPower releases most efficient residential solar panel on the market

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-03-05 06:05
Today SunPower is launching its next generation solar panel called A-series, which boasts 400 or 415 watts, in the United States. A new 400-watt product, Maxeon 3, is available in Europe and Australia.
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4 creative ways cities are transitioning to a clean energy future

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-03-05 04:52
Mayors from cities across the U.S. are stepping up and committing to broad and inspirational action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize local energy systems. This leadership is especially critical given lack of federal climate action, but translating a mayoral commitment to reality can be a challenge.
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Utility-linked group seeks to dismantle net metering in Michigan

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-03-04 09:51
Nonprofit advocacy groups linked to DTE Energy are waging a public campaign to significantly reduce the amount customers are paid for their solar power, in line with the utility’s request before Michigan regulators.
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Hawaiian Electric Companies achieve 27 percent renewable energy in 2018 despite loss of geothermal

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-03-04 09:48
In late February, Hawaiian Electric Companies announced that they have achieved a consolidated 27 percent renewable portfolio standard in 2018, even with the loss of Hawaii Island’s geothermal resource for most of the year following the Kilauea volcanic eruption. Hawaii has a goal of reaching 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.
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Wind farm operators find path to hedge against low winds

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-03-04 05:55
Investment manager Nephila Holdings Ltd. and insurance giant Allianz SE have banded together to offer an insurance policy of sorts to wind farm developers known as a “proxy revenue swap.” It’s a technical way of saying they’re guaranteeing that revenue from a farm will fall within a certain range.
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Why SEPA’s DERMS document is a time- and money-saver for all energy industry stakeholders

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-03-04 05:31
In early February, during DistribuTECH, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) hosted a workshop to discuss what requirements are necessary for successful distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS) deployment.
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Solar hybrid microgrid electrifies Tanzania villages

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-03-04 03:56

A solar-hybrid mini-grid project is underway in Tanzania.

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