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Australian Gas Peaker Plant To Get 4-MW Battery

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 14:31
In an Australian first, Origin will install a 4-MW/4-MWh grid scale battery at its Mt Stuart Power Station in Townsville. Mt Stuart Power Station is a 414-MW open cycle gas power station, designed to supply electricity at times of peak demand and is the largest such facility in North Queensland. In the U.S., these plants are called “peakers.”
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Puerto Rico School Ready for the Next Hurricane with Grid-Resilient Solar and Storage

Renewable Energy World - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 15:16
About 140 students, teachers, administrators, and neighboring community members this week celebrated the installation of a solar plus storage solution at the SU Manuel Ortiz school in the Yabucoa district of Puerto Rico, one of the regions hardest hit by Hurricane Maria last year.
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Ontario Power Generation signs agreement to purchase Eagle Creek Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:30

Canadian provincial utility Ontario Power Generation has signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC in the U.S.

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The Long Unraveling of Tesla’s Master Plan

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:51
While this week’s episode of Tesla Inc. has left us with several cliffhangers, it did show one thing: just how far the company has veered from Elon Musk’s secret “Master Plan” of 2006.
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Ørsted signs with Siemens Gamesa for Dominion's Offshore Wind Project

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:42

Ørsted signed up Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project that Dominion has planned since 2011. The wind farm 27 miles off the Virginia coast would the first such project in the U.S. mid-Atlantic.

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Xcel Energy breaks ground on 150-MW Foxtail Wind project in North Dakota

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:40

Xcel Energy recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its 150-MW Foxtail Wind project in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.

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Made In Space Proposes Printing Large Solar Arrays for Small Satellites

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:48
LOGAN, Utah - Made In Space, the Silicon Valley startup focused on additive manufacturing in orbit, plans to boost the power available to small satellites with Archinaut, the company's in-space manufacturing and assembling technology. "Small satellites have solar panels that produce a kilowatt to a kilowatt and a half," said Andrew Rush, Made In Space chief executive.
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Solar Power + Salt Storage Project in South America Back on Track

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:32
South America’s only solar-thermal project is resuming construction just as the technology it uses risks being overtaken by a cheaper alternative.
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Trump Officials Helped Edit ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Report to Boost Coal

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:22
Trump administration officials pushed to highlight the value of coal-fired power plants in a government report on the “bomb cyclone” that plunged the Eastern U.S. into single-digit temperatures last January.
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Sempra to Fund Cow-Dung Powered Renewable Natural Gas Program

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:14
Reparations for the worst-ever U.S. natural gas leak will involve cow-dung duty.
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Michigan Utilities Look to Lower Rates through EV TOU Charging

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 14:51
Michigan is moving ahead of other Midwest states as its two largest utilities propose a combined $20.5 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure.
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Danish Firm Moving big into U.S. Wind Energy Development

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:07

Ørsted announced it is buying 100 percent of Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) for about $580 million (500 million €) from owner I Squared Capital. Since I Squared acquired the firm in 2015, LCE has built or is completing than 800 MW in onshore wind generation capacity.

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Hydro has highest average construction cost of any generating technology in U.S.

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 19:00

Hydro had the highest average construction cost per kilowatt of any generating technology installed in 2016, according to recently released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Bullet Train Thinking: How Japan Hopes to Lead a Global Hydrogen Revolution

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 17:49
“Japan will present hydrogen to the rest of the world as a new energy choice and will lead global efforts for establishing a carbon-free society taking advantage of Japan’s strong points,” read a statement from Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as it unveiled the country’s ground-breaking Basic Hydrogen Strategy last December.
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Could Minnesota Reliably Meet All Energy Demands on Clean Energy and Save Money, Too?

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 17:45
A report released this month, which was commissioned by the McKnight Foundation, revealed analysis that showed Minnesota could retire the state’s coal plants, build no additional natural gas plants, and still meet energy demands reliably through clean and renewable energy sources.
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Branson's Virgin Group Buys Storm-Damaged Caribbean Solar Farm

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:54
A clean-power company owned by billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has taken over a Caribbean solar farm that was damaged last year by Hurricane Maria.
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India to Easily Achieve 100 GW Solar Target by 2022

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 19:55

India is all set to comfortably achieve 100 GW of solar energy capacity by 2022 and has already installed solar capacity of 23.12 GW till July this year, Parliament was informed today. The data regarding generation of power from various renewable energy projects is consolidated by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).

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Mexico Gaining $109M Loan to Increase Geothermal Generation

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 15:27

New geothermal capacity in Mexico could rise 300 MW over 10 years.

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Renewable-Powered EV Charging Test Launching in SCE Territory

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 15:23
Last week, Enel X signed an agreement with American Honda Motor Company to serve as the software provider for the new Honda SmartCharge test program. Through the program, Honda Fit EV drivers will be connected to Enel X's JuiceNet platform, which manages EV charging so that charging can occur when electricity demand is low (and prices are low) and when the availability of renewable energy is high – all based on the driver’s preferred schedule.
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Solar-Plus-Batteries to Power Hawaiian Brewery

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 15:16
EnSync Energy Systems last week announced that it had signed a 20-year PPA with Kona Brewing Company to build a solar-plus-battery storage system at the company's new brewery, under construction in Kailua Kona.
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