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100-MW Solar Portfolio, with 38 Projects in US Southeast, Receives Funding

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 16:36
Independent renewable energy provider, Soltage LLC, said last week that it closed a first round of investment in a 38 project, 100-megawatt (MW) solar project portfolio located in five states across the East Coast and the Southeast.
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Silicon Production On the Rise in China

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 16:02
According to statistics released by the China Photovoltaic Industry Association, factories across the country produced 143,000 tons of polycrystalline silicon during the first half of this year, a year-over-year increase of 24 percent. Silicon chips manufactured soared to 50 GW during the same period, up 38.9 percent, of which, 52.7 percent were monocrystalline. Battery chips coming off production lines totaled 39 GW, up 21.9, of which, 41 percent were monocrystalline. Output of battery components reached 42 GW, up 23.5 percent.
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Gap Between Renewable Energy Subsidy Approval and Payment Too Long in China’s Ningxia Region

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 15:10
From August to September this year, the Ningxia Office of the Northwest China Energy Regulatory Bureau of the China National Energy Administration wanted to better understand the issues facing local solar and wind producers in the region, especially concerning implementation of renewable energy subsidies for power generation. The bureau's goal was to understand what could be done to help producers solve practical difficulties around the subsidies. The methodology of the survey included data collection, panel discussions and field visits, as well as input from industry analysts.
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Crowdfunding Renewable Energy November Update: Solar and Wind Powered Campsites & Building Green Energy Agriculture in Africa

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 11/05/2018 - 09:24
As the Internet serves to democratize the world and enable strangers to share everything from their spare bedrooms to their personal cars through apps and websites, the trend has made its way to renewable energy startups. Specifically, crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo allow innovators to break outside of the traditional model of seeking out venture capital or applying for government grants. Instead, these ambitious renewable energy projects are increasingly gathering needed startup capital by splitting the risk up among many backers willing to offer up bite-sized chunks of funding.
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ENGIE NA Starting Kansas Wind Project under PPA with Brown-Forman

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 13:46

ENGIE North America has made a $228 million investment in the East Fork project, the second phase of the Solomon Forks Wind project under construction. Together, the two will generate 472 MW of clean energy to Brown-Forman Corp. under a PPA.

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Dominion Energy Launches Green Bonds Program

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 13:45
Dominion Energy on Friday said that it had closed its inaugural offering of green bonds. The $362 million in privately placed bond proceeds will be used to reimburse Dominion Energy for previously deployed capital related to the acquisition, development and/or construction of 20 merchant solar projects with a total capacity of 574 MW of renewable energy.
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Summers could be entirely powered by clean energy by 2050

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Fri, 11/02/2018 - 06:01

Demand for the rest of the year and lower solar output will still keep energy firms in business

British summers could be entirely powered without fossil fuels by the middle of the century without breaking the economics of the energy market, according to a report.

But while wind, solar and nuclear power would provide nearly 91% of the country’s electricity by then, up from about 50% today, gas power stations are still expected to be needed during winters.

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How the next election determines our climate future – Australian politics live podcast

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 20:09

Katharine Murphy talks to Kelly O’Shanassy, chief executive of the Australian Conservation Foundation, about why the next federal election will be a poll on climate change. Is the current environment ripe for winning hearts and minds on climate change? How can we transition Australia’s coal communities into a renewable future? And can we get it done before it’s too late?

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Navajo Nation Eyes Utility-Scale Solar with Growing Interest

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 17:13
Momentum is growing around modernizing tribal renewable-energy policies on the Navajo Nation of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, according to a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.
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Germany To Auction 8GW of Wind, Solar Capacity from 2019-21

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 16:13
Germany’s ruling coalition sealed a long-awaited plan to boost auctions of wind and solar power, brushing aside the political turmoil that’s dogged the alliance since the summer and making good on election promises.
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It's Not Just Facebook and Google Buying Clean Power Anymore

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 16:07
Businesses with more modest appetites for electricity -- including Swiss Re AG, Nestle SA and others -- are increasingly banding together to line up deals for clean power, broadening a market long dominated by tech giants, according to a report Thursday by Bloomberg NEF.
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Clean Energy and Savings Drive Ballot Measure in Ohio

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 15:51
Voters in a Columbus, Ohio, suburb will decide Tuesday whether to let city officials try to negotiate for cheaper and cleaner electricity on their behalf.
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Seven States to Double Their Wind Power in Near Term, AWEA Says

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 18:18

Seven U.S. states will soon build enough wind turbines to more than double their wind capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) newly released U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2018 Market Report.

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ORNL releases report on Small Hydropower in the United States

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 16:45

The recently released Small Hydropower in the United States report provides an update on the status of small hydro (less than 10 MW) in the U.S., which it says makes up most of the “limited development of new hydropower … in the last decade.”

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South Australia Subsidizing Residential Batteries for 40,000 Homeowners

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 13:06
Beginning this month, 40,000 South Australian households will have access to AU $100 million (about US $70M) in state government subsidies to pay for the installation of home battery systems.
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Progress Continues on World's Biggest Tidal Stream Project

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:44
Simec Atlantis Energy Ltd., a renewable energy developer, announced a plan to extend its tidal stream project in Scotland by adding two new turbines.
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US and Israel Establish Joint Center of Excellence in Energy

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:32
The United States Department of Energy and the Israeli Energy Ministry this summer signed the Implementation Agreement to establish the U.S.-Israel Center of Excellence in Energy, Engineering and Water Technology.
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POWER-GEN International Elevates the Event Buying Experience

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 16:57
POWER-GEN International, part of the newly formed Power & Energy Series from Clarion Energy, has introduced a new Key Buyer Program for its upcoming December 4-6, 2018, event in Orlando, Florida.
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There are three options in tackling climate change. Only one will work | Mayer Hillman

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:58
We’re now at a fork in the road: either we cut out fossil fuels completely, or we pass on a dying planet to our children

The world faces a near-impossible decision – one that is already determining the character and quality of the lives of the generations succeeding us.

It is clear from the latest IPCC climate report that the first and only effective course, albeit a deeply unpopular one, would be to stop using any fossil fuels. The second would be to voluntarily minimise their use as much as climate scientists have calculated would deliver some prospect of success. Finally, we can carry on as we are by aiming to meet the growth in demand for activities dependent on fossil fuels, allowing market forces to mitigate the problems that such a course of action generates – and leave it to the next generation to set in train realistic solutions (if that is possible), that the present one has been unable to find.

Related: The IPCC global warming report spares politicians the worst details | Bob Ward

Related: 'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

Related: Rapid rise in methane emissions in 10 years surprises scientists

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Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, Nordex Stocks Drop With GE Wind Unit Slump

Renewable Energy World - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:45
Shares of Europe’s major wind turbine makers fell after General Electric Co. in the U.S. said orders and profitability slumped at its unit in that business.
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