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ENGIE Signs 25-year Solar Deal in Senegal

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:38

ENGIE has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement for two solar photovoltaic projects in Senegal, Africa.

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Digital Future Carries the day at Schneider Electric Innovation Summit

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 20:11

And CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire, the French CEO of Schneider Electric, said it was fitting to focus so much on digital in North America. “This is the birthplace,” he said in the opening keynote at the Hilton Atlanta downtown. “This is where it all started.”

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California Moves to Replace Gas Plants With Battery Storage

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:02
PG&E Corp. plans to replace three natural gas-fired power plants in California with battery-storage systems as the state continues its push to squeeze fossil fuels out of the electricity mix.
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The Blue Circle partners with Ayala Group to develop wind projects in Southeast Asia

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:57

The Blue Circle Pte Ltd has signed a strategic partnership with AC Energy Inc., power subsidiary of Ayala Corporation, to jointly develop and construct a pipeline of projects providing about 1,500 MW of wind capacity across Southeast Asia, including more than 700 MW in Vietnam.

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Major Energy Storage Consolidation: C&D Technologies Acquires Trojan Battery

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:11
When two battery companies with almost 100-year histories combine, the result is one huge battery player, ready to meet the growing demand for energy storage solutions. That’s the idea at least behind Trojan Battery Company’s announcement last week that it is being acquired by C&D Technologies.
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120-MW Pulichintala hydroelectric project commissioned in India

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:00

The fourth and final 30-MW hydro generating unit has been commissioned at the 120-MW Pulichintala Hydro-Electric Project in Telangana State, India.

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10 Options and 5 Case Studies Show How to Reform Utility Business Models

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:18
Experts from Rocky Mountain Institute, the Advanced Energy Economy Institute and America’s Power Plan have released a new report that shows why new utility business models are key to the energy transition.
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Wind Turbine Manufacturers Hit Turbulence

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:27
The shakeout in wind turbine manufacturing industry is starting to produce winners and losers after increasing competition gutted margins. Wind is one of the lowest-cost forms of energy generation and getting cheaper, with turbine prices down more than 50 percent in the past decade. That has hurt profit and spurred gloomier market outlooks from wind machinery makers from General Electric Co. to Vestas Wind Systems A/S.
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Putting PURPA Under a Microscope

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:01
A 40-year-old law that’s been key to the growth of renewable energy in the U.S. may be due for an overhaul.
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Michigan Utilities Have a $7B Grid Modernization Plan

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:45
Michigan’s two largest utilities plan to spend $7.2 billion over the next five years to improve electric reliability while preparing for more electric vehicles and distributed generation.
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How Digitalization and Blockchain Can Unlock an Energy Trading Revolution

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 02:45

Digital solutions could revolutionize energy trading if they were adopted more widely across the market.

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Research Center for a Smarter Grid Opens in NYC

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:53
This week, distributed energy resource management (DERMs) software provider Smarter Grid Solutions announced the official opening of its new research and development laboratory in New York City.
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Duke Carolinas Completes $1B Green Bonds Issue to Finance Renewables and Energy Storage

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:43

Duke is focused on emissions reduction by retiring coal-fired plants, increasing nuclear generation capacity and has add close to 650 MW of built or purchased solar energy.

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Solar + Storage ‘Net-Zero Plus’ Residential Community Launching in Florida

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 15:32
When Florida lawmakers approved key solar legislation last year, they unleashed a tidal wave of residential solar potential. Yesterday’s announcement from energy storage company sonnen and homebuilder Pearl Homes is another example of the how solar is taking off in the sunshine state.
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Mixed Results for Renewable Energy Agenda in the 2018 Midterms

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:54
Clean energy is usually never a central focus of the ballot but was a high priority for voters this election. Here's a recap of the most critical results affecting renewable energy.
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SINN Power initiates second phase of renewable energies project in Guinea

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 17:30

SINN Power is gathering the necessary data to evaluate the renewable energy potential in Conakry, Guinea, considering wave, wind and solar resources.

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1000-Acre Sunflower Solar Farm to be Built for Entergy Mississippi

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 15:44
This week the parent company of Recurrent Energy, Canadian Solar, said that Recurrent had signed a build-transfer agreement (BTA) for a base purchase price of approximately $138.4 million with Entergy Mississippi for a 100-MWac solar PV project in Sunflower County, Mississippi.
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NantEnergy Acquires Energy Storage Business from Sharp Electronics

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 15:13

Included in the acquisition is Sharp’s Energy Systems and Services business, as well as the SmartStorage behind-the-meter energy storage system.

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It Takes Power to Make Power: Temporary Power Keeps Wind Turbines Spinning

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 09:42
As the fourth largest source of power in North America, wind energy continues to be an essential part of the renewable energy story. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Vision report expects wind energy to supply 10 percent of the United States power needs by 2020, 20 percent by 2030 and 35 percent by 2050.
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GE's Latest Offspring Hopes to Ride Wind, Solar Microgrid Wave

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:45
The latest company born out of General Electric Co. expects sales of its industrial engines fired by natural gas to benefit from the spread of renewables such as solar and wind.
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