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Vattenfall Inaugurates Scottish Offshore Wind farm

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 16:10

The aim is to accelerate the wind power industry’s drive for competitive renewable

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Grid Resilience is the Key to a More Renewable Future

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 07:59
The whole energy landscape has, in only ten years, changed beyond all recognition. The popularity of using responsible and renewable energy sources is growing. And the movement is being backed by new remits for distribution operators that allow, amongst other things, more green energy to be integrated into the grid.
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Canada Invests in Net-zero Retrofit Program for Homeowners

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:13
Bernadette Jordan, member of parliament for South Shore,St. Margarets, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, has announced a $374,830 investment to help homeowners bring their home energy use to the net-zero level.
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Utility-Backed Fund Raises $681 Million to Invest in Clean Tech

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:04
A private equity firm backed by some of the world’s largest utilities has raised $681 million to finance startups developing clean-energy technology.
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Powin Energy to Deliver 70 MWh in Energy Storage Projects to North America, Italy

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:03

The company has delivered or will deliver over 32.8 MW/70 MWh of projects

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Zambian Off-Grid Solar Market Expanding Rapidly with Help from Global Utility

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:00
On Thursday, pay-go energy company Fenix International, part of global utility ENGIE, said that it has electrified 30,000 Zambian households 9 months after expanding into the country by leveraging its partnership with telecom MTN. This rate of growth exceeds the company’s initial expectations and outpaces the industry average, according to the company.
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Carlyle Group Affiliate Buys 612 MW of Wind Power Capacity in New York

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 15:51

Zephyr Wind Energy, Carlyle’s newly established affiliate, is buying the wind generation portfolio that includes six wind farms in three northern and western New York counties.

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EV Charging Infrastructure in UK on Cusp of ‘Huge Growth’

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:48

Electric car charging infrastructure represents a ‘huge growth area’ for the UK, according to an expert at global certification expert Bureau Veritas.

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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in UK

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:56

The world’s largest offshore windfarm was officially opened in the UK today.

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World's largest offshore windfarm opens off Cumbrian coast

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:15

Walney Extension will power 590,000 homes amid fears Brexit could stifle growth

The world’s biggest offshore windfarm has officially opened in the Irish Sea, amid warnings that Brexit could increase costs for future projects.

Walney Extension, off the Cumbrian coast, spans an area the size of 20,000 football pitches and has a capacity of 659 megawatts, enough to power the equivalent of 590,000 homes.

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Drone footage shows world's largest offshore windfarm – video

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:14

The world's largest offshore windfarm has opened off the Cumbrian coast. Walney Extension covers 145 sq km of the Irish Sea and has a capacity of 659 megawatts, enough energy to power 590,000 homes

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Bilfinger chosen to supply pipeline for 15.9-MW Gaildorf pumped-storage plant

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 23:00

Bilfinger VAM Anlagentechnik has been chosen to deliver a distribution pipeline for use in the 15.9-MW pumped-storage power plant being built in Gaildorf, Germany.

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Mass Court Says State Can Order Electricity Plants to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 18:20

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Massachusetts has a right to make in-state electricity generators cut their carbon emissions dramatically over the next 30 years. It's the second time in two years that the state's highest court has recognized the science of climate change.

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German Utility Secures Consumer Management of Smart Home Data

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:15
German-headquartered integrated energy company, Innogy, has selected distributed computing solutions provider, Intertrust, to help smart home consumers to securely manage data.
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France Names Pro-renewable Energy Minister

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:12
Former green lawmaker, Francois de Rugy, has been named France’s energy and environment minister, replacing environmental activist Nicolas Hulot.
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Revival of UN Carbon Market Could Be Coming Soon

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:09
After the United Nations’s first attempt to build a global carbon market fizzled from $33 billion to almost nothing, climate envoys from nearly 200 countries are meeting in Bangkok this week to give it another go.
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Residential Energy Storage Surging, No Longer Just a `Cool Toy'

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:08
Demand for residential energy-storage is surging in the U.S., with more capacity installed in the second quarter than in all of 2017.
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To Add More Renewables to the Grid, We Need Energy Storage with a Critical Component: Inertia

Renewable Energy World - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:04
The adoption of renewable energy is expected to increase across the U.S. Projections from the federal Energy Information Administration indicate that from 2020 to 2050 utility-scale wind capacity will grow by 20 gigawatts (GW) and utility-scale solar photovoltaic capacity will grow by 127 GW.
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Groundbreaking 'spinning' wind turbine wins UK Dyson award

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 05:30

The O-Wind Turbine captures wind from any direction and, unlike traditional turbines, could be effective in cities

A ‘spinning’ turbine which can capture wind travelling in any direction and could transform how consumers generate electricity has won its two student designers a prestigious James Dyson award.

Nicolas Orellana, 36, and Yaseen Noorani, 24, both MSc students at Lancaster University, have created the O-Wind Turbine which – in a technological first – takes advantage of both horizontal and vertical winds without requiring steering.

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