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Report says offshore wind could beat onshore wind on cost

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-01-29 08:57

Onshore wind is one of the cheapest sources of renewable power. However, without change to planning restrictions, Cornwall Insight estimates offshore wind is likely to surpass onshore wind power to be the new source of cheap renewable energy in less than 10 years.

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Facebook's Data-Center Landlord Strikes Deal to Add Solar Power

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-01-29 05:07
Facebook Inc. is boosting its clean-energy efforts with a deal to help run a Virginia data center where it leases space with solar power.
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Vermont Solar-storage Projects Aim to Lower Costs During Peak Demand

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-01-29 04:57
A Vermont utility is adding solar panels and battery storage in hopes of lowering costs and improving reliability on hot summer days when electricity demand — and prices — tend to spike.
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Near-Bankrupt PG&E Pulls Plug on a Hydropower License Renewal

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-01-28 07:41
PG&E Corp., the beleaguered California utility giant that’s days away from a potential bankruptcy filing, just scrapped plans to renew the license for a small hydropower project, citing “challenging financial circumstances” among other things.
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Corporations More than Doubled Commitment to Renewable Energy in 2018

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2019-01-28 07:36
Corporations signing PPAs with renewable energy power producers have been on the rise for quite some time but in 2018, the group as a whole purchased more than double the clean energy they purchased in 2017.
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Google Energy Head: Renewable Energy PPAs make best Business Sense

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-01-25 15:18

Since 2010—one year after Google began focusing intently on the value of long-term, fixed-price PPAs for renewable energy—the company has signed to offset the cost of more than 30 solar and wind projects across the Americas and Europe. Google now touts itself as the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy.

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Germany to Auction Even More Offshore Wind

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-01-25 09:07
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is set to hold more auctions for offshore wind power, plugging a current gap in tenders for the next three years that the industry has said would harm turbine makers and hamper green targets.
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Siemens Working with DOE Labs on Solar, Energy Storage and EVs

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-01-25 07:57

 They could collaborate on technologies to help integrate innovative power electronic devices with the electric grid, including smart inverters for solar panels, batteries, and electrical vehicles that are capable of supporting the nation’s power system.

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Caribbean Island Gets 6 MW Energy Storage System

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2019-01-25 02:50

A 6 MW energy storage project is being installed on the Caribbean island of Bonaire by Finnish technology company Wartsila.

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Putting the “I” in HVI (HydroVision International) 2019

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-01-24 12:58

With HydroVision International always located somewhere in the U.S. – minus our one foray to Canada more than a decade ago – people often have the impression that we are not truly an international event.

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128-MW Rio Grande Wind Farm Will Use Siemens Gamesa Turbines

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-01-24 08:53
This week Siemens Gamesa said it signed its third contract in so many years with Voltalia in Brazil to supply wind turbines for wind farms the company is building.
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GE Digitizes Tata Power Fleet in India

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-01-24 08:07

Tata Power in India has this week started utilizing a digital asset management system from GE to optimize its thermal fleet.

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$25M Approved for Renewable Energy Projects Across Sub-Saharan Africa

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2019-01-24 08:00

The board of directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved an equity investment of up to $25 million in ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF), a $250 million private equity fund for renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa.

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Tata Power Seeks to Install EV Charging Stations as Demand Growth Slows

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-01-23 08:41
Tata Power Co. is seeking to set up electric vehicle chargers in the Indian capital, a company official said, as one of the most polluted cities on earth plans an ambitious push toward cleaner vehicles.
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What Does the Nuclear Power Phase-Out Mean for Energy Storage?

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-01-23 08:38
The power industry is facing a nuclear power dilemma, according to a report published by The Union of Concerned Scientists. UCS assessed the economic viability and performance of nuclear power plants operating in the United States and concluded that the retirement of these plants will likely result in the adoption of coal and natural gas for baseload power generation, two energy sources that contribute to carbon dioxide emissions.
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New Fund Betting on Clean-Tech Startups

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-01-23 07:17
A California incubator that houses and nurtures clean-energy startups is expanding into venture capital.
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How Will PG&E’s Bankruptcy Impact the CleanTech Industry?

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2019-01-23 05:44
On January 14, 2019, California’s largest utility, PG&E, filed a bankruptcy notice stating that it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the month end on January 29th. Given its business situation, PG&E must proceed with the bankruptcy process unless lawmakers step in because PG&E’s current liabilities from California’s 2017 and 2018 fires are about 10 times PG&E’s current market cap of $3.5 billion, which is down 90% since last Fall. Obviously, this is a big issue for the cleantech industry since PG&E covers a territory that runs from Eureka to Bakersfield, including 106,000 miles of electric grid.
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Treadmills That Generate Electricity May Be Headed For Your Gym

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-01-22 08:50
As scientists seek more ways to harness nature’s power to produce renewable energy, there’s one energy source burned naturally every day that isn’t being harnessed: calories.
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Digitalizing Wind Power: Myths, Challenges and Approaches

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-01-22 08:41
Digitalization has become a worldwide focus and the race to become the global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly competitive, with many countries, including Canada, China, and the UK releasing strategies in the last twenty months to promote the use and development of AI.
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Offshore Wind: Is The Future In Taiwan At Risk?

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2019-01-22 07:35
Recent political changes have shaken Taiwan, and could put at risk the development and growth of its nascent offshore wind market.
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