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ViZn Energy Lays off Employees, Ceases Operations

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 17:38

ViZn Energy Systems has laid off all of its 70 employees, with roughly 60 based in the Flathead Valley, and ceased operations at its facility on U.S. Highway 2 south of Columbia Falls, in what company officials are hoping is a temporary furlough while they seek investors and get their finances in order.

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ViZn Energy Lays off Employees, Ceases Operations

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 17:38

ViZn Energy Systems has laid off all of its 70 employees, with roughly 60 based in the Flathead Valley, and ceased operations at its facility on U.S. Highway 2 south of Columbia Falls, in what company officials are hoping is a temporary furlough while they seek investors and get their finances in order.

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Renewables generated more electricity than brown coal over summer, report finds

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 17:00

Renewable energy also produced 40% more than gas and was exceeded only by black coal

Renewable energy generated more electricity than brown coal during Australia’s summer for the first time in 2017-18, according to a new report by Green Energy Markets.

Related: Coal in decline: an energy industry on life support

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Editor's Letter: Questioning Low-Priced Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 16:27

Globally, the cost of renewable energy has been dropping like a stone for many years. Records are set with each and every tender. (Tenders are reverse auctions where a government requests a set amount of capacity and developers bid their best price.)

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Editor's Letter: Questioning Low-Priced Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 16:27

Globally, the cost of renewable energy has been dropping like a stone for many years. Records are set with each and every tender. (Tenders are reverse auctions where a government requests a set amount of capacity and developers bid their best price.)

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Doosan Supports Offshore Wind Plus Storage Demo for Vietnam

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 16:02

South Korean wind turbine manufacturer Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC) last week said it has reached an agreement to support development of an offshore wind plus energy storage demonstration project in Vietnam.

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Doosan Supports Offshore Wind Plus Storage Demo for Vietnam

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 16:02

South Korean wind turbine manufacturer Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC) last week said it has reached an agreement to support development of an offshore wind plus energy storage demonstration project in Vietnam.

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Powerpack Selected for Victoria’s First Utility-Scale Solar+Storage Project

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 14:02

The government of Victoria, Australia, has chosen a Tesla Powerpack for integration with a 50-MW solar farm recently placed into commercial operation in the state.

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Powerpack Selected for Victoria’s First Utility-Scale Solar+Storage Project

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 14:02

The government of Victoria, Australia, has chosen a Tesla Powerpack for integration with a 50-MW solar farm recently placed into commercial operation in the state.

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Tesla Pushes Energy Storage in Resolution of SolarCity Lawsuit

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 13:14

Tesla and Arizona utility Salt River Project (SRP) last week reached an agreement that resolves a lawsuit filed by SolarCity before its purchase by Tesla.

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Tesla Pushes Energy Storage in Resolution of SolarCity Lawsuit

Renewable Energy World - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 13:14

Tesla and Arizona utility Salt River Project (SRP) last week reached an agreement that resolves a lawsuit filed by SolarCity before its purchase by Tesla.

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Study: wind and solar can power most of the United States | John Abraham

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:00

Wind, solar, and storage could meet 90–100% of America’s electricity needs

In order to combat climate change, we need to rapidly move from fossil fuel energy to clean, renewable energy. The two energy sources I am most interested in are wind and solar power; however, there are other sources that have great potential.

Some people doubt how much wind and solar can supply to a country’s electricity grid. This is a particularly challenging question to answer in part because both solar power and wind power fluctuate in both space and time. We all know solar panels work well during the day, when the sun shines – they don’t work so well at night. And wind turbines only send electrons when the wind is blowing.

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Good news about renewables: but the heat is still on to cut fossil fuel use

Guardian - Renewable Energy - Sun, 03/25/2018 - 06:59
New data shows global emissions are at a historic high. Political leaders must now consider imposing serious penalties

For optimists, it was tempting to view three years of flatlining global carbon emissions, from 2014-16, as the new normal. We now know celebrations should be put on hold. Figures for 2017 published last week show global emissions from energy have jumped back up again, to a historic high.

The data from the International Energy Agency shows we still have much to do when it comes to stopping global warming. Three years ago experts cautioned that 2015’s near standstill in emissions might be only a temporary pause before resuming the upward march as India and China developed. Those warnings were prophetic.

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How to unlock the potential of pumped storage hydropower in the United States

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:50

Across the U.S., state and local governments continue to set aggressive renewable energy goals. Solar and wind power are often used to help meet these new standards — whether because of favorable tax incentives or quick deployment timeframes. But as the growth of intermittent resources increases, it is clear that these resources need to be combined with a reliable backup.

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How to unlock the potential of pumped storage hydropower in the United States

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:50

Across the U.S., state and local governments continue to set aggressive renewable energy goals. Solar and wind power are often used to help meet these new standards — whether because of favorable tax incentives or quick deployment timeframes. But as the growth of intermittent resources increases, it is clear that these resources need to be combined with a reliable backup.

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Microsoft Tops US Corporate Solar Purchases with 315-MW Agreement

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:45

Microsoft Corp. yesterday said that it made the largest corporate purchase of solar in the U.S. from two projects in Virginia. According to the company, it will buy 315 MW from the Pleinmont I and II solar projects, which are part of sPower’s larger 500-MW Pleinmont project. sPower is an AES and AIMCo company.

 

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Microsoft Tops US Corporate Solar Purchases with 315-MW Agreement

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:45

Microsoft Corp. yesterday said that it made the largest corporate purchase of solar in the U.S. from two projects in Virginia. According to the company, it will buy 315 MW from the Pleinmont I and II solar projects, which are part of sPower’s larger 500-MW Pleinmont project. sPower is an AES and AIMCo company.

 

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Chinese Solar Company Seeks Incentives for First US Plant

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:37

The largest publicly traded Chinese solar manufacturer is close to winning an incentive package for the first U.S. panel plant since President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on photovoltaic imports.

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Chinese Solar Company Seeks Incentives for First US Plant

Renewable Energy World - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:37

The largest publicly traded Chinese solar manufacturer is close to winning an incentive package for the first U.S. panel plant since President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on photovoltaic imports.

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How GIS Mapping Tools are Taking the Headaches Out of Large-scale Solar PV Project Site Selection

Renewable Energy World - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 20:46

There’s a modern-day land rush afoot in the U.S. but it’s not for ocean-front property or parcels with panoramic mountain views. This land rush involves utility-scale solar developers hunting for the ideal locations to place acres and acres of solar.

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