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Vivint Plans Solar Plus Storage Offering for US Customers in 2018

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-05-17 05:49

Vivint yesterday said it plans to offer LG Chem RESU batteries to its solar customers across the U.S. this year. The company launched the energy storage offering this week for its customers in California.

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Innergex announces acquisition of five hydro plants in Canada, Chile

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-05-16 13:36

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. recently acquired interests in three hydro plants in British Columbia, Canada, and two in Chile.

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Wind Power Overtakes Nuclear for First Time in UK Across a Quarter

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-05-16 12:53

Britain's windfarms provided more electricity than its eight nuclear power stations in the first three months of 2018, marking the first time wind has overtaken nuclear across a quarter. The renewable energy industry hailed the milestone as a sign the UK was well on its way to an electricity system powered by cheap, domestic green energy.

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Bankable Wind + Storage Plants Coming Soon After DNV GL Verifies Spanish Wind Farm

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-05-16 09:38
Last week at the Windpower 2018 conference and expo, ACCIONA Energia received the first independent certification for its hybrid wind power and energy storage plant by DNV GL, an energy certification body. The plant is located at Barasoain in Navarra, northern Spain.
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Green Investing in Britain Falls to Lowest in Decade

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-05-16 08:52

Green investing in the U.K. fell 56 percent last year, sparking concerns in Parliament that the nation will not maintain its lead in clean energy or meet climate targets after leaving the European Union.

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Meet 3 Energy Innovators Getting a Lift from Argonne National Laboratory

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-05-16 08:01

Erika Boeing is developing a small wind turbine she hopes can someday find a home alongside solar panels on the rooftops of big-box stores, factories and other large commercial and industrial buildings.

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City Utility Trials Voltage Optimization in First for Western Canada

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-05-16 06:15

The city utility for Lethbridge, Alberta is starting a voltage optimization trial that is expected to deliver energy savings for customers while reducing overall energy usage in the city’s electricity distribution system.

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Illinois Strikes Path To Midwest Solar Leadership

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-05-15 13:37

Two years ago, Illinois legislators passed the Future Energy Jobs Act in an effort to transition the state from its fossil-fueled industrial past into a future where solar and wind created jobs, cleaned the environment and saved electric ratepayers money.

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Offshore Wind Farms Are Planned for California — But the Navy Says No to Large Sections of the Coast

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-05-15 12:55

Fans of renewable energy anticipate a bonanza blowing off the coast of California. But a map released by the U.S. Navy puts large swaths of the state off limits to future offshore wind farms - including all of San Diego and Los Angeles, extending up to the Central Coast.

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More EV Fast Chargers Will Enhance New York’s Thruway System

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-05-15 11:59

New York is investing $4.2 million to expand fast charging electric vehicle stations along the state’s thruway system.

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NRDC Helping to Seed Resilient Energy in Puerto Rico

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-05-15 10:01

Last September, Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico destroying most of the island’s energy infrastructure. Puerto Ricans then had to endure the largest and longest blackout in U.S. history.

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Tesla to FERC: Energy Storage, DERs Enhance Grid Resilience

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-05-15 06:16

Tesla last week stood up for energy storage and distributed energy resources (DER), telling the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that it should consider these assets carefully as it looks to define what makes a resilient power grid.

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Hawaii Volcano Spawns New Fissure Near Geothermal Plant

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-05-14 08:56

NBC reports that workers at Ormat Technologies' Puna Geothermal Plant on the Big Island of Hawaii are taking precautionary measures after a new volcanic fissure opened up near the facility. Volcanic activity started on the island April 30, and it was soon followed by volcanic activity.

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55-MW Masrik-1 Project Launches Utility-Scale Solar for Armenia

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-05-14 08:01

A new market for utility-scale solar is opening up in Armenia with a successful round of bidding that led to an award for the 55-MW Masrik-1 solar plant.

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Alstom Confirms JV Exit in $3 Billion Deal with GE

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-05-14 07:14

General Electric Co. will be required to buy Alstom SA’s stakes in three energy joint ventures for 2.59 billion euros ($3.1 billion), closing a lengthy chapter in the massive 2015 tie-up that has become a headache for the beleaguered U.S. manufacturer.

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Clean Energy vs. the Environment: A Cautionary Tale

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-05-14 06:28

Traditional alliances are being broken, and new ones are slow to form. Dealmaking has taken on the airs of a zero-sum game in which there can only be one winner.

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India's Tata Power Plans $5BN Push to Boost Renewables

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-05-14 05:18

Tata Power Co., one of India’s largest private power utilities, is planning to invest as much as $5 billion to ramp up its renewable capacity fourfold, according to its top executive.

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GOP Senators Want to Exempt Giant Solar Farm Panels From Tariffs

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-05-14 05:03

Republican senators from five states with big solar farms are asking the Trump administration to exempt the workhorse of industrial solar panels from tariffs imposed earlier this year.

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Himachal Pradesh new approach to hydro could move 5,100 MW of capacity forward

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-05-11 10:05

The State Cabinet of Himachal Pradesh, India, approved amendments to the state’s hydropower policy intended to ensure about 737 stalled hydro projects with a capacity of about 5,100 MW can move forward.

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Climate Talks Stall as Detail Sought on $100 Billion Finance

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-05-11 05:58

Two weeks of climate talks organized by the United Nations finished with developing countries demanding more clarity from their richer counterparts on when a promised package of $100 billion in aid will materialize.

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