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MAN Energy Solutions latest power generator to consider hydrogen option

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-04-08 09:09

MAN Energy Solutions, VERBUND and New Brunswick Power are all experimenting with zero-carbon hydrogen as a future fuel source. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems is also considering the alternative.

 

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22 million GWh of pumped hydro energy storage potential identified worldwide

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-04-05 12:45

There are a total of about 530,000 potentially feasible pumped hydro energy storage sites worldwide, with a total storage potential of about 22 million GWh. These astonishing numbers come from a report recently released by Professor Andrew Blakers and other researchers with Australian National University’s RE100 Group.

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Tax credits for independent energy storage projects introduced in US congress

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-04-05 11:49
On Thursday, US Congressman from Pennsylvania Mike Doyle introduced a bill that would establish a federal investment tax credit (ITC) for energy storage. The legislation would allow energy storage project developers, both commercial and residential, to receive a 30 percent tax credit for large-scale, commercial-scale and residential-scale storage projects through 2021.
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Ultra-fast EV chargers coming ultra soon as e-mobility manufacturers ramp up

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-04-05 07:36
The viability of electric vehicles depends in part on a manufacturing plant in eastern Australia, where gleaming white cabinets the size of large refrigerators are loaded onto shipping crates. They’re among the most advanced car chargers available, promising to deliver a full tank of juice in minutes.
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NEC helps develop three energy storage sites in China

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-04-05 07:32

Through its exclusive distributor in China, Puxing Energy, NEC developed two 9-MW battery facilities providing frequency regulation for the Hang-Jin and Feng-Run power plants located in Ordos City, Neimongol Province and Tanshan City.

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GWEC says more than 300 GW of wind power capacity to come online by 2024

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-04-04 09:51
Yesterday, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) unveiled the 14th edition of its Global Wind Report, which it says has been completely revamped.
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Multi-millions of dollars available for wind, solar energy research

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-04-04 09:32
Over the past week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced multiple funding opportunities to renewable energy research including $130M for early-stage solar and $28M for wind. Further, the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium announced up to $7M in funding for offshore wind.
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ENGIE delivers first-time electricity with Zambia mini-grid

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-04-04 05:17

ENGIE has inaugurated its first mini-grid in Zambia which will bring electricity for the first time to a village pf 1500 people.

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ArcelorMittal Energy signs landmark PPA for Spanish solar farms

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-04-03 09:52

Infrastructure and private equity investment manager Foresight Group has agreed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement with the energy arm of global steel and mining giant ArcelorMittal for two solar farms in Spain.

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Arizona Public Service issues RFP for large solar + storage plant to provide ‘solar after sunset’

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-04-03 08:51
After announcing nearly a gigawatt of new clean-energy projects in February, APS is now seeking proposals to build two of them in different parts of the state. The first request for proposals (RFP) seeks partners to add batteries to existing APS solar plants in rural Arizona, storing their power for use after the panels stop producing each day. A second partner is being sought to develop a large (100-MW) solar plant paired with an equal amount of storage, to bring more clean energy to customers after dark. Both of these projects will provide APS customers with more solar after sunset, serving their evening energy needs with an even cleaner resource mix.
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Why lithium-ion technology is poised to dominate the energy storage future

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-04-03 08:22
Clean-energy visionaries have long argued that the world needs a better battery capable of selling skeptical consumers on electric cars and running the grid on renewable power. And yet the battery of the future—at least for the coming decade—will almost certainly be the battery of the past.
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Investment group says solar energy could see “popularity boost” in UK due to Brexit

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-04-03 07:07
Solar energy companies could fill the void created by the lack of secure energy transfer between UK and EU, the group says.
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BlackRock beefs up its bet on renewables with small-scale solar

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-04-02 08:01
BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest money manager, is boosting its bet on clean energy.
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ABB and Rolls-Royce partner to further global growth of microgrids

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-04-02 07:47
ABB and Rolls-Royce on Tuesday announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation. Together the two companies will offer a microgrid solution for utilities, commercial and industrial entities.
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Germany generated more than 50 percent of electricity from renewables in March

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-04-02 07:02
In a world first, Germany generated 54.5 percent of electricity from renewable energy in March 2019. This is according to data collected by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.
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Italy needs energy storage to shore up 40 GW of renewables coming online in next decade

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-04-01 15:15
Italy must more than double its capacity to store electricity if it wants to slash pollution from burning fossil fuels, the head of the nation’s power transmission network said.
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Duke Energy seeks approval for a $76M EV charging infrastructure pilot program

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-04-01 12:46
On Monday, Duke Energy announced a proposal to make what it says is the largest investment in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure ever in the Southeast – a $76 million initiative to spur EV adoption across the state.
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Can this online startup change how companies buy renewable power?

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-04-01 08:45
It was a milestone deal, not for its size but for the number of parties. In January, five big companies, each with differing energy requirements and renewable strategies, agreed to pool their investment and collectively purchase 42.5 megawatts from a North Carolina solar project.
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Marine energy textbook released

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-29 13:12

A new textbook on offshore renewable energy has been released by M. Reza Hashemi with the University of Rhode Island, in collaboration with Simon Neill with Bangor University in Wales, the United Kingdom.

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FPL building world's largest solar-storage combo facility in Florida

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-03-29 13:05

The unit of NextEra Energy announced plans to build a 409-MW energy storage facility in Manatee County. FPL says the Manatee Energy Storage Center will be the world’s largest solar-power battery system by four-fold.

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