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How the tech giants are fueling a solar revolution

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-08-06 03:41
From the way we shop to the way we socialize, the internet affects nearly everything we do these days. This dramatic change in our way of life has been fueled by a handful of large tech companies, companies that are increasingly going all in on solar.
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A deluge of batteries is about to rewire the power grid

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-08-05 10:27
A pale orange-and-gold sunset bathes the macadamia plantations and avocado orchards that sweep down to Australia’s Byron Bay. The coming dusk is a cue for two sleek Tesla battery packs in the garage at Amileka, a secluded holiday villa nearby. They stir silently into action—powering the appliances in the five-bedroom home’s twin kitchens, recharging a $100,000-plus Model X SUV, driving a filter pump for an 18-meter swimming pool sparkling in the shade of a century-old native black bean tree.
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US wind farm activity by Fortune 500 breaks records

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-08-05 07:47
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has released data for Q2, indicating activity rose to new heights in the wind development sector.
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Fabric-based solar cells on the horizon

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-08-05 05:55
New textile-based solar cells developed by Fraunhofer researchers, semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells.
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Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, NextEra plan combined wind, solar, energy storage project

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-08-02 08:57

The Skeleton Creek project will be located in three Oklahoma counties

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NY governor announces $1.1 billion project to extend life of Niagara Power Project

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-08-02 08:13

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the New York Power Authority is launching a 15-year modernization and digitization program to significantly extend the operating life of the Niagara Power Project.

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Six more electric utilities commit to delivering content at POWERGEN 2019

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-08-02 00:00

The latest crop of utility participants includes NRG Energy, Cleco Corp., Entergy, Louisville Gas & Electric/Kentucky Utilities, AEP’s distributed energy ventures group AEP OnSite Partners and Hindustan Power from India.

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Digitalisation and the transformation of the energy value chain

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-08-01 02:00
Digitalisation is one of the biggest enablers of the global transition to clean energy. From intelligent asset management, to Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. Find out how digitalisation is transforming the management, operation and maintenance of renewable energy assets, and driving a more efficient renewable world.
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Energy storage sites provide unique wholesale market participation

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-08-01 00:00
ENGIE Storage has announced it will supply and operate a 19 MW/38 MWh portfolio of six energy storage sites that will contribute to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program and participate in ISO-New England wholesale markets.
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In Michigan, Consumers sees strong interest in charging station rebates

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-07-31 23:16
Consumers Energy says it’s happy with the launch of its electric vehicle charging station program and open to expanding the three-year, $10 million pilot.
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BNEF: Energy to storage increase 122X by 2040

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-07-31 12:41
According to the latest forecast by BloombergNEF (BNEF), energy storage installations (not including pumped hydropower) around the world will multiply exponentially, from 9GW/17GWh deployed as of 2018 to 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040.
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Democratic debate 2019 takeaways

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-07-31 11:10
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders stuck together, Pete Buttigieg took the middle path, Marianne Williamson took on racism and Beto O’Rourke faded into the background.
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Energy industry mourns the death of Global Wind Energy Council’s Steve Sawyer

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-07-31 10:40
Steve Sawyer, 63, Senior Policy Advisor and former Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council, passed away on July 31, 2019 of a sudden and aggressive lung cancer.
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Foreign firms look to make India a global wind turbine export hub

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-07-30 10:01
Global wind turbine makers are expanding manufacturing capacity in India to boost exports from the South Asian nation even as the country’s domestic industry faces headwinds.
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Energy CEOs extol virtues of hydropower while bemoaning its lack of public support

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-07-30 09:03
Last week at the HydroVision International plenary session, a panel of three CEOs — Darrel T. Anderson, President and CEO IDACORP and Idaho Power, Mitch Davidson, CEO and Managing Partner, Brookfield Renewable Power, and Paul Jacob, President and CEO, Rye Development — along with moderator Elizabeth Ingram, Content Director, Clarion Energy, discussed both the merits and the challenges of hydropower development in the United States and Canada.
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Utility device and data management technologies revenue could exceed $22 billion by 2027edit

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-07-30 07:53
A new report from Navigant Research released this week says that revenue from device and data management technologies could grow from approximately $14.8 billion in 2018 to more than $22.1 billion in 2027 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6%.
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Glendale Water & Power to repower Grayson power plant with solar plus storage

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-07-29 09:34
Last week, California’s Glendale Water & Power (GWP) received approval from the Glendale City Council to move forward with a plan to repower the aging Grayson Power Plant with a combination of renewable energy resources, energy storage and a limited amount of thermal generation.
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Louisiana’s military families to benefit from ground-source geothermal and modern energy-saving devices

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-07-29 09:21
Last week, Corvias announced that it had entered the final phase of its geothermal installation and energy upgrades effort at the U.S. Army’s Fort Polk in West-Central Louisiana, a milestone that once complete will not only modernize the aging infrastructure but save the Army significant money and benefit military families.
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Small Missouri utility proposes big pivot to clean energy in latest resource plan

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-07-29 08:30
Missouri’s smallest investor-owned utility is charting a dramatically different course two years after being acquired by new owners.
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Energy storage plant set for southeast Asia

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-07-26 08:27

Finnish energy technology group Wärtsilä has signed an EPC contract for a 100 MW/100 MWh total capacity energy storage project in southeast Asia.

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