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DP Energy gets grant to advance tidal project development in Canada

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 20:00

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has awarded DP Energy a grant of C$29,750,000 (US$23 million) under the Emerging Renewable Power Program (ERPP) to support tidal energy development at the FORCE facility in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.

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'Do It Yourselfers' Get Creative With Renewable Energy

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:40

In Oregon, Illinois, an old farmhouse just outside of town is a hotbed of alternative energy. It's primarily heated by wood and they have a wind generator, although it's mainly used for educational purposes.

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Total Buys Car Charging-Point Provider in New Power-Market Foray

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:26
Total SA bought a French operator of car-charging points, adding to its electricity investments as oil companies prepare for an influx of low-emission cars.
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Indiana Utility's 50-MW Solar Project Splits Consumer Advocates

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:11
Indiana consumer advocates are split over a solar proposal that would boost clean energy in the state but at a high cost-per-kilowatt to customers.
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Why Long Island Beats California for Solar Revenue Generation

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 14:08
The best place to generate cash from a solar farm in the U.S. isn’t California or sunny Florida -- it’s Long Island.
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Florence Update: One GW of Solar Capacity Went Offline after Historic Storm

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 16:21
Duke energy issued a fact sheet on Thursday, September 20 outlining the damages that Hurricane Florence caused to the 3,000 MW (3 GW) of solar capacity connected to the Duke Energy system in North Carolina.
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Top Seven Ways Energy Regulators Should Prepare for EV Surge

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:10
This week industry association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) noted that while EV adoption is still small, its growth rate is accelerating. As a result of this accelerating growth rate, public utility commissions (PUCs) are finding EVs on the agenda at their meetings.
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Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Infrastructure Provider Picks Up the Pace

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:49
This week, EVgo, a provider of public electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations in the U.S., said it was accelerating the pace at which it is constructing fast chargers and will add hundreds of EVgo fast chargers in California before the end of 2018.
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US Residential and Commercial Installed Solar PV Prices Still Dropping

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 15:44
According to the latest edition of Lawrence Berkley National Lab’s (LBNL’s) “Tracking the Sun” report, the median installed price for a solar PV system in the first part of 2018 was $2.2/W for a large non-residential system (up to 5 MW in capacity), representing a 5 percent decline over the previous period.
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Ohio’s PowerForward Roadmap Aims to Shape the Grid of the Future

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:51
A new roadmap for the future of Ohio’s electric grid can benefit all types of interest groups, but the next few years will be critical for the plan to achieve its goals.
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Analyst: We've Misunderstood Energy Efficiency

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:22
According to energy expert, Amory Lovins, CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute, the energy industry has vastly misunderstood the scope of the energy efficiency resource. Lovins claims that it’s design, not technology that can achieve incredibly energy efficiency gains. Using his own home in the Colorado Rocky Mountains as an example, Lovins shows how simple changes in design have allowed him to grow banana crops using only natural sunlight and reduce the amount of energy he uses significantly.
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Yves Rannou leaves hydro for wind

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:00

Yves Rannou, formerly president and chief executive officer of hydro for GE Renewable Energy, has taken a position as CEO of Senvion S.A., a manufacturer of wind turbines.

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SolarReserve Teams with Heliostat SA to Create South Australian Jobs

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:37
SolarReserve, a developer of large-scale solar power projects and solar thermal technology, announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Heliostat SA, a South Australian company focused on the manufacture and assembly of heliostats and heliostat components.
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Energy Poll: 8 out of 10 South Koreans Want Clean Energy

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:17
According to the survey of 1,003 South Koreans across the nation, 86.2 percent of respondents said they are in favor of the expansion of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power.
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ABB in Multi-million Philippines Geothermal Deal

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:12

ABB has won a multi-million-dollar retrofit deal to upgrade six geothermal units at two power plants in the Philippines.

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The 100 Percent Renewables Vision is Reachable Says Wartsila

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:44

“Smart technology is unlocking the 100 per cent renewables future,” said the boss of Wartsila Energy Solutions today.

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Hydrogen-powered Vehicles Seek Another Shot at Green-Car Race

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:06
It’s lighter, abundant and finally ready to take on Tesla. Hydrogen-powered vehicles are gearing up to challenge electric vehicles again in the race for mass-market clean cars. This week, a much larger group of companies signed on to a global coalition aimed at drumming up government support for the technology that Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has derided as “ mind-bogglingly stupid” for cars. The firms also pledged to find a cleaner way to produce the gas.
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China’s EV Charging Infrastructure Sector Consolidating, Maturing

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 15:55
As of the end of 2017, there were nearly 450,000 installed charging stations (also called charging points or power points) across China, including 214,000 set up by the government for public use, up 51 percent since the end of the prior year. The remaining 232,000 were privately-owned units. At the time, the proportion of ownership of electric vehicles (EVs) to charging stations in the country was below 4:1.
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China Adds 9.46 GW of Installed Wind Power Capacity for the First 7 Months of 2018

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 15:21
China added 9.46 GW of installed wind power capacity for the first seven months of this year, up by 23 percent from the same period of last year, according to the latest statistics from China’s National Energy Administration (NEA). For the seven months, the average utilization of wind power equipment reached 1,292 hours, an increase of 174 hours from a year earlier.
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Asset Performance Optimization for Distributed Energy Resources

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 14:07
Globally, the energy markets continue to witness an increased proliferation of distributed renewable resources (DER). The onsite power and behind-the-meter market segments are probably the biggest applications of DER generation technologies. Instances of outages and equipment fails in off-grid locations, along with random surges in power demand, can cost millions of dollars per day in lost revenue to asset owners. Adverse weather conditions and inefficient performance can exponentially increase the risk profile of these projects, creating an imperative need to optimize asset performance.
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