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Top solar EPCs ranked by Wiki-Solar puts First Solar on top

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-01 11:59
The list of the world’s top solar EPC contractors was released in late February by Wiki-Solar.org. The list ranks the solar developers by number of projects and total installed capacity and reflects about the 30 percent of the market. Wiki-Solar.org says the list shows how the less volatile markets have favored domestic power plant builders. In particular, contractors from India and the US are rising up the ranking. Europeans have, with a few notable exceptions, found it harder to hold their position.
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Bringing reliable power to the people of Supai through solar PV and a microgrid

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-01 11:09
Reaching the remote Havasupai community of Supai, Arizona is not a journey for the faint of heart. Surrounded entirely by the Grand Canyon, this remote Native American reservation is either an eight-mile hike or mule trek from the closest road, or a helicopter ride to the bottom.
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Indian wind farm developers face troubling delays in getting projects built

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-01 07:12
India has drawn global attention since it started awarding wind power projects at record-low tariffs, spurring optimism that renewable energy could supplant the nation’s abundant coal resources in electricity generation.
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UK local authority to produce all electricity from solar

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-01 00:00

Two large-scale solar farms are set to make Warrington Borough Council the first local authority in the UK to produce all its own electricity from clean energy.

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First Chinese-owned solar PV manufacturing plant opens in the US

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-02-28 13:26
This week JinkoSolar held an opening ceremony at its new manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The facility made headlines when it was announced due to the fact that the Chinese company decided to set up manufacturing in the U.S. in response to solar tariffs that are put on solar cells and modules imported from China. To date, Jinko is the only Chinese-owned solar manufacturer to set up a facility in the U.S.
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Pennsylvania joins electric vehicle race with new ‘roadmap’ for transition

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-02-28 08:10
Pennsylvania is promoting a new roadmap to electrify transportation by designing policies and setting targets to get more electric vehicles on the roads.
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Unintended fallout of Trump steel duty: solar manufacturers buying abroad

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-02-28 07:30
The Trump administration imposed a tariff on steel imports last year to get companies to buy more American metal. In some ways, the duty has the U.S. solar business doing the exact opposite.
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EPBIH chooses Siemens Gamesa to supply 15 wind turbines for Podvelezje plant

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-02-27 15:22

JP Elektroprivreda BiH (EPBIH) in Sarajevo has signed a contract with the Siemens Gamesa Consortium to supply 15 wind turbines for the 48-MW Podvelezje plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Floating solar photovoltaic plant to be installed at Kruonis pumped-storage plant in Lithuania

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-02-27 10:00

The Lithuanian Business Support Agency (LSBA) has granted €235,000 (US$267,500) to support development of an experimental floating solar photovoltaic power plant at the existing 900-MW Kruonis pumped-storage hydroelectric plant in Lithuania.

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Despite criticism, solar roads remain part of Georgia sustainable highway lab

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-02-27 06:54
While solar roads have been criticized as impractical and inefficient, a Georgia foundation says they will continue to be part of its research lab for greener highways.
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Onsite solar to power Cambodia cement factory

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-02-27 01:57

An onsite solar PV system in now operational at the most advanced cement factory in Cambodia.

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U.S. DOE announces competition for using wave energy to power desalination systems

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-02-26 10:45

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a prize competition to spur innovation in wave energy-powered desalination systems. The Waves to Water Prize will draw upon U.S. innovators to accelerate technology development through a series of contests to demonstrate small, modular, cost-competitive desalination systems that use the power of the ocean to provide potable drinking water to remote coastal and island communities.

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Shedding light on the Hitachi/ABB joint venture and why renewables play a key role

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-02-26 06:31
As renewable energy proliferates, major players like Hitachi, ABB and GE are seeing value in combining grid and generation business units.
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Energy minister says South Africa will commit to more renewable power

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-02-26 06:24
South Africa plans to expand use of renewable power as the coal-dependent nation expects traditional, centralized generation plants to “disappear,” Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said.
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Georgia will be home to largest solar PV project in the US to use bifacial modules and tracking

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-02-25 08:36
This week LONGi announced that it would be supplying modules to what it says is the largest “bifacial+tracker” power generation project in the United States. The 224-MW project will be built in Mitchell County, Georgia and is expected to be complete this year.
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Lower than average wind speeds are hurting US wind power producers

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-02-25 07:11
Unusually still weather in the upper Midwest and Great Plains in late 2018 has already taken a bite out of earnings at NextEra Energy Inc. and Avangrid Inc., which both operate large wind farms. Other wind generators have yet to report fourth-quarter results, including Pattern Energy Group Inc., TerraForm Power Inc. and Clearway Energy Inc.
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Tuscany mayor plans hunger strike on geothermal incentive delay

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-02-25 07:02
Italy’s government is dragging its feet on incentives for geothermal power and one local politician has decided to take his protest to the extreme.
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Siemens launches home energy storage battery

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-02-22 09:41

The Junelight Smart Battery is now available in Germany and will be launched in Austria in April 2019

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FERC takes a firm stand in PG&E bankruptcy filing

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-02-22 09:25
The California-based utility requested that a federal bankruptcy court prevent FERC from enforcing the conditions of the more than 380 power purchase agreements (PPAs) that the utility may want to exit under its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
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Direct Energy signs PPA for 75-MW solar array in California

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-02-22 08:58
California-based solar developer Sunpin Solar said that Direct Energy Business, a subsidiary of Centrica PLC, signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the full output of the recently completed 96.75-MW DC / 74.8-MW AC ColGreen North Shore Power Plant.
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