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Michigan Utilities Have a $7B Grid Modernization Plan

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-11-12 07:45
Michigan’s two largest utilities plan to spend $7.2 billion over the next five years to improve electric reliability while preparing for more electric vehicles and distributed generation.
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How Digitalization and Blockchain Can Unlock an Energy Trading Revolution

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-11-09 19:45

Digital solutions could revolutionize energy trading if they were adopted more widely across the market.

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Research Center for a Smarter Grid Opens in NYC

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-11-09 08:53
This week, distributed energy resource management (DERMs) software provider Smarter Grid Solutions announced the official opening of its new research and development laboratory in New York City.
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Duke Carolinas Completes $1B Green Bonds Issue to Finance Renewables and Energy Storage

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-11-09 08:43

Duke is focused on emissions reduction by retiring coal-fired plants, increasing nuclear generation capacity and has add close to 650 MW of built or purchased solar energy.

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Solar + Storage ‘Net-Zero Plus’ Residential Community Launching in Florida

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-11-09 08:32
When Florida lawmakers approved key solar legislation last year, they unleashed a tidal wave of residential solar potential. Yesterday’s announcement from energy storage company sonnen and homebuilder Pearl Homes is another example of the how solar is taking off in the sunshine state.
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Mixed Results for Renewable Energy Agenda in the 2018 Midterms

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-11-08 10:54
Clean energy is usually never a central focus of the ballot but was a high priority for voters this election. Here's a recap of the most critical results affecting renewable energy.
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SINN Power initiates second phase of renewable energies project in Guinea

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-11-08 10:30

SINN Power is gathering the necessary data to evaluate the renewable energy potential in Conakry, Guinea, considering wave, wind and solar resources.

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1000-Acre Sunflower Solar Farm to be Built for Entergy Mississippi

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-11-08 08:44
This week the parent company of Recurrent Energy, Canadian Solar, said that Recurrent had signed a build-transfer agreement (BTA) for a base purchase price of approximately $138.4 million with Entergy Mississippi for a 100-MWac solar PV project in Sunflower County, Mississippi.
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NantEnergy Acquires Energy Storage Business from Sharp Electronics

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-11-08 08:13

Included in the acquisition is Sharp’s Energy Systems and Services business, as well as the SmartStorage behind-the-meter energy storage system.

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It Takes Power to Make Power: Temporary Power Keeps Wind Turbines Spinning

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-11-08 02:42
As the fourth largest source of power in North America, wind energy continues to be an essential part of the renewable energy story. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Vision report expects wind energy to supply 10 percent of the United States power needs by 2020, 20 percent by 2030 and 35 percent by 2050.
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GE's Latest Offspring Hopes to Ride Wind, Solar Microgrid Wave

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-11-07 03:45
The latest company born out of General Electric Co. expects sales of its industrial engines fired by natural gas to benefit from the spread of renewables such as solar and wind.
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Floating Solar No Longer ‘an Exotic Niche’ in the US

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-11-07 03:30
The company responsible for the technology that allows solar arrays to float on water and produce energy, Ciel & Tierre, announced that it has completed two new projects in the United State and that it has a pipeline of many more to come.
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China's Solar Bailout Won't Counter Global Glut: Credit Suisse

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-11-07 03:15
China’s proposal to increase its solar energy target to as much as 270 gigawatts by 2020 won’t be enough to erase the worldwide panel glut that’s crippling prices, according to analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG.
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DigiKoo: A German Solution to the Utility Data Sharing Conundrum

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-11-07 02:39
For most of their history, in North America, electrical utilities have been centralized distribution networks. Utility operated generation resources are the hub of the network and electricity flows one-way via distribution networks largely controlled by the same utilities. In this model, there has been little reason for utilities to share anything but a small slice of data about their operations with anyone else other than themselves.
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Construction Complete on Vietnam's Largest Onshore Wind Project

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-06 10:20

Wind energy developer The Blue Circle has completed construction of Phase 2 of the Dam Nai Project in Ninh Thuan Province, South Vietnam.

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The Largest Solar Farms in Tennessee and Alabama To Power Facebook Data Center

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-06 08:28
Facebook Inc. plans to light up a data center in Huntsville, Alabama, with power from the largest solar installations to be built in Tennessee and Alabama.
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Study: Women on Corporate Boards Reduce the Likelihood of Environmental Lawsuits

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-06 08:27

Each woman appointed to a corporate board reduces the firm's risk of being hit with an environmental lawsuit by 1.5 percent, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of Corporate Finance. In fact, board gender diversity is among the top three factors predicting a company's vulnerability to environmental lawsuits.

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Forecast: Battery Boom Will Attract $1.2 Trillion in Investment

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-06 07:53
The battery boom is coming to China, California and basically everywhere else — and it will be even bigger than previously thought.
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KIUC awards contract for West Kauaʿi Energy Project, which includes pumped storage hydro

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-06 07:30

The Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) has executed a contract for design, engineering and construction services for the West Kauaʿi Energy Project in Hawaii with EPC contractor McMillen Jacobs Associates.

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Opportunity, Or What Happens When Utilities and Regulators Get Serious about Decarbonization

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-11-06 02:20
Utilities across the country are increasingly taking a proactive role on initiatives to advance clean energy and grid modernization. But to hear a utility CEO like Kipp focus unequivocally on one of the most critical drivers for the growth of solar and storage was striking — and yet another sign of the sector’s ongoing transformation.
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