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BBOXX, DC Go Form Partnership for Pay-Go Solar in Southern Africa

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:46
Two off-grid solar providers are teaming up to deliver energy services to the estimated 4.6 million people without access to reliable electricity in Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland.
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Exelon, First Solar Bankroll Campaign to Push a Carbon Tax

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:46
Major energy companies, including the largest U.S. nuclear power generator, are putting millions of dollars into a new political campaign to push for a tax on carbon dioxide emissions.
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Double-Sided Solar Panels Are Taking Off in China

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:46
China is expected to jump-start the market for panels that can absorb light on both sides with plans to install 2.7 GW this year, according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
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Virginia Tech Students Use 100-ton Crane for World's Smartest Solar Home

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:36

BLACKSBURG, Va. - With the help of a 100-ton crane, a dozen students at Virginia Tech are making progress on what they hope to be the smartest solar home in the world.The research prototype is completely powered by the sun, loaded with responsive technology and adaptable to the world's climates, environments and budgets.

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Coal Is Being Squeezed Out of Power Industry by Cheap Renewables

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:33
Coal will be increasingly squeezed out of the power generation market over the next three decades as the cost of renewables plunges and technology improves the flexibility of grids globally.
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Inside Renewable Energy: The Sustainable Corporation — Risks and Rewards of an Environmental Business Strategy

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:48

In this episode, Scott Tew discusses Ingersoll Rand’s work toward achieving its sustainability goals and what other companies can learn from that experience.

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UK solar power growth halves for second year running

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:47

Labour says figures show government’s commitment to green energy is ‘nothing but an empty PR move’

New solar power installations halved in the UK last year for the second year in a row, as the fallout of government subsidy cuts continued to shake the sector.

Labour said the figures showed the government’s commitment to green energy was “nothing but an empty PR move”.

Related: What steps can the UK take to reach net zero emissions by 2050?

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‘Huge mistake’: Britain throwing away lead in tidal energy, say developers

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 06:00

Nation is a leader in capturing tidal and wave energy, but companies are starting to leave due to lack of government support

Britain is throwing away its opportunity to rule the global wave and tidal energy sector due to lack of government support, a series of leading developers have told the Guardian.

The nation is currently seen as a world leader in capturing renewable energy from the oceans but some companies are already heading for new shores. This is putting other countries, such as France and Canada, in prime position to capitalise on the jobs being created by the emerging industry, the companies say.

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Timely US Offshore Wind Construction Support Vessel Proposed

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:09
Two companies based in The Netherlands have proposed developing a near-term marine vessel solution for delivering wind turbine parts for the construction of new U.S. offshore wind projects planned over the next few years.
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AT&T ‘Goes Big’ on Wind Power in Texas

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:09
AT&T last week said it is adding to its wind power program with the purchase of 300 MW from two new wind farms in Wilbarger and Hardeman counties in Texas.
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NPR's Planet Money Features the World's Biggest Battery

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:32

California is generating a ton of solar power-some days, more than people can use. It could power the whole state soon, except for one problem: There's no way to hold on to all that energy at night.

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Trump's China Tariffs May Deal Solar a Second Tariff Blow

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:02
Buried as an obscure-sounding item in a 10-page Trump administration list of Chinese products that are set to be taxed at an additional 25 percent are some solar equipment that, if ultimately included, could affect the renewables industry.
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Funding Puts Community-Scale Microgrid in Line for Wholesale Market Participation

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:02
The California Energy Commission has approved a grant for a community-scale microgrid that will participate in California’s wholesale electricity market.
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Siemens pilots the use of ammonia for green energy storage

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 13:01

Firm hopes to better conventional batteries to store renewably generated power

A chemical compound commonly used to boost crop yields could be the answer to helping the world increase its consumption of renewable energy.

In a world first, Siemens is opening a £1.5m pilot project in Oxfordshire employing ammonia as a new form of energy storage.

Related: What if Canada had spent $200bn on wind energy instead of oil?

Related: Rise in global carbon emissions a 'big step backwards', says BP

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Hydro-Quebec, Central Maine Power agree to 20-year cross-border transmission terms

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:50

The successful negotiation of contracts this week move Hydro-Quebec's plan to export surplus hydroelectric power into the New England region of the United States one step closer to fruition.

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Want To Save the World with Your Brilliant Clean Energy Idea?

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:28
A new partnership between Enel and InnoCentive focuses on the power of the crowd to solve many of the world’s sustainable energy challenges.
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New Research Consortium Tasked with Reducing Offshore Wind Costs

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:16
The U.S. Department of Energy has selected NYSERDA to administer an $18.5 million offshore wind research and development consortium that will identify ways to reduce the cost of offshore wind in the U.S.
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More California Parks Are Now Offering Remote Solar EV Charging

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:16
Two of California’s state parks have received new public charging infrastructure that offers electric vehicle owners the ability to charge up on solar power.
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How School Buses Could Help Run Air Conditioners During Peak Demand

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:16
Illinois is proposing to spend more of its VW settlement money on electric school buses than any other state.
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