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AES, Kaua'i Utility Open Solar-Storage Peaker Project in Hawaii

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-01-09 07:51

The Lāwa’I Solar and Energy Storage Project combines a 28-MW solar PV and 100-MWh five-hour duration energy storage system. The system can deliver approximately 11 percent of the Kaua’i island’s power needs.

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75-MW Duke Energy Florida Solar Farm now in Operation

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-01-08 13:03

Duke Energy Florida has about 300,000 solar panels in operation totaling 100 MW across its territory.

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PG&E Bankruptcy Risk Gets Real — But What's Next?

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-01-08 06:54
Standoffs over who pays what for infrastructure are kind of where America’s at right now. Besides the shutdown in D.C. over the southern border barrier, California is grappling with how to finance a somewhat more useful bit of equipment: its power grid.
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Nexans connects 88 MW windfarm in Scotland

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-01-08 02:48

French cable company Nexans has connected an 88 MW onshore windfarm to the grid in Scotland.

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China Approves 720-MWh Battery Storage Pilot in Renewable Push

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-01-07 08:51
China approved its first large battery storage pilot project as it seeks to maximize clean energy output and improve grid stability.
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Solar Inverter and Storage Manufacturer SolarEdge Acquires E-Mobility Player S.M.R.E. Spa

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-01-07 08:43
This week SolarEdge announced that it will acquire S.M.R.E. Spa, a company that provides integrated powertrain technology and electronics for electric vehicles.
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Renewables Beat Coal in Germany Power Mix for First Time

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-01-07 07:27
Renewable energy muscled out coal to become Germany’s biggest source of electricity for the first time last year, helped by a surge in solar panel installations and coal-plant closures.
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Drax Group completes acquisition of Scottish Power plants, including pumped storage

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-01-04 08:20

Drax Group announces it has completed its acquisition of Scottish Power’s pumped storage, hydro and gas-fired generation portfolio for £702 million (US$886.2 million) in cash.

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The Sharing Economy’s Next Frontier: Energy Sharing

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-01-02 10:08
The so-called sharing economy has given rise to new forms of business, such as AirBnB and Uber. Could the same sharing approach work in the utility business?
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The Global Grid Outlook for 2019 and Beyond: Q&A with GE Grid Solution's CTO

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-12-31 04:00

All hands are needed on deck when it comes to the future power generation needs of the world. And all hands should be digitized and ready to pitch in to help each other.

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FERC issues rule to eliminate Form 80 at licensed hydropower projects in U.S.

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-12-28 10:32

According to a Dec. 28 posting on the Federal Register website, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a rule to eliminate Form 80 and revise regulations on recreational opportunities and development at licensed hydropower projects.

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Enel's Plains Wind Farms now Operational

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-12-28 10:16

Enel Green Power North America reported that the two projects will generate about a combined 2,600 GWh annually. Those are the 320-MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm, Enel’s first facility in Nebraska, and the 300-MW Diamond Vista farm in Kansas.

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Projecting 2018 Trends and Macroeconomic Conditions: What to Expect for Renewable Energy Projects in 2019

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-12-28 05:58
Renewable energy projects were marked by distinctive trends and characteristics in 2018: frothy M&A market driven by a crush of liquidity and a shortage of project supply; a highly competitive environment among investors and lenders for an inadequate supply of projects...
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NV Energy Reorients Generation Mix toward Solar, Retiring Coal

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-12-27 08:51

The Public Utility Commission of Nevada has approved NV’s long-term IRP to double its renewable energy capacity by 2023. The utility will bring 1,001 MW of solar capacity online via six new power purchase agreements (PPAs).

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PPA for 200-MW Offshore Wind Farm Approved by Connecticut Regulators

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-12-27 04:22
Ørsted US Offshore Wind said on December 20 that it received approval from Connecticut regulators for its 20-year power-purchase agreement (PPA) for the Revolution Wind offshore wind farm.
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Report: U.S. Should Invest in Collaborative Offshore Wind Energy Research and Innovation

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-12-26 05:19
The U.S. could tap into a vast offshore wind energy resource and better steward its marine environment by galvanizing large-scale research and fostering public-private partnerships, according to a report by the Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Research (POWER-US). The report draws lessons from past industry-transforming initiatives and concludes that similar approaches can be taken to greatly expand the ability of the wind energy industry to generate power and jobs for the U.S. economy.
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Energy from Waste CHP Plant to Power Scottish Industries

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-12-24 03:41

A new combined heat and power plant fueled by energy from waste will stop 216,000 tonnes of household and commercial rubbish a year from ending up in landfill.

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EON Invests in E-mobility Software Firm Virta

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-12-24 01:15

Finnish e-mobility software company Virta has secured a capital injection from German energy giant E.ON.

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EBRD reports hydro operator KESH of Albania adopts climate risk management plan

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-12-21 12:00

According to news from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Albania’s state-owned hydropower operator Korporata Elektroenergjitike Shqiptare (KESH) has adopted a climate risk management plan, a strategic approach to address the challenges posed by rising temperatures and increasing hydrological variability.

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Happy Holidays from Renewable Energy World

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-12-21 07:46

It’s been a turbulent and exciting 2018 over at Renewable Energy World. We have a new parent company, Clarion Energy, and we, as a media outlet, are doing more than ever to support the dynamic and top-quality energy events in the Clarion Energy Power and Energy Series, with shows focused on energy all across the globe.

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