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China Solar Giants Shrug Off Market Fall, Chase Growth Plans

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 14:24
The top solar manufacturers in China are boosting production capacity, betting higher output will help them seize a bigger chunk of the global market that is set for its first-ever annual contraction.
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California, Blockchain, Hydro Licenses and Data Breaches in this Week’s Energy News Wrap-Up

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:50
Our weekly energy news wrap-up is brought to you by the Clarion Energy Content Managers. Have a look to see what we view as the most important news of the week.
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Renewables Take Bigger Bite as Global Energy Deals Hit All-time High

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:58

The value of global power and utility merger and acquisitions reached an all-time high of $180bn in the first half of this year – and renewables accounted for almost half of all deals done in the second quarter.

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Nordex Wins Deal for 99 MW Windfarm in Argentina

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 10:40

German windpower group Nordex is to provide the turbines for a 99 MW wind farm in Argentina.

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Solar deals could mark renewables shift in Philippines

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 13:15

Eight solar projects worth a total of $1.65bn have been given the go-ahead in The Philippines.

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Chief ministers sign agreement to develop 300-MW Lakhwar Multi-Purpose project in India

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 18:00

A memorandum of understanding has been signed for the construction of the 300-MW Lakhwar Multi-Purpose project in the Upper Yamuna Basin of India.

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Substation Milestone for UK Offshore Windfarm

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:16

The substation for a 714 MW offshore windfarm has been installed in the North Sea off England.

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UK Firm in Deal with Unilever to Deliver Kenya Offgrid Solar

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 10:41

A UK provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems has partnered with global consumer goods giant Unilever to deliver solar power to millions of off-grid homes in Kenya.

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New DERMS Partnership Helps Utilities Use Residential Batteries as Virtual Power Plants

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 17:27
This week Autogrid announced that it entered into a partnership with Swell Energy to provide software for managing Swell’s growing fleet of distributed energy resources (DER).
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Better Real-Time Loss Analysis Tells Utilities Where Solar and Storage DER Make Sense

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 16:50

Consumers who flip on lights and power up the ever-growing number of devices in their living rooms are receiving electricity from a grid that has to generate two Watts of electricity for every one Watt delivered. Put another way, the Department of Energy estimates that more than 60 percent of the source energy used to generate electricity is lost before it is consumed in our homes. Other estimates claim even larger losses. Other estimates claim even larger losses.

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Solar Energy in Mexico Gets a Boost

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 16:48
Atlas Renewable Energy, a U.S.-based company that operates in Latin America, announced this week that financing for its first solar power plant in Mexico is complete with Banco de Comercio Exterior (Bancomext) having committed to finance the project.
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California One Step Closer to 100 Percent Renewable Energy Obligation

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 14:09
Yesterday another milestone was reached in California’s march toward a 100 percent renewable energy mandate with the passing of SB100 by the Assembly. The bill will require the state to receive 50 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2026; 60 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2045. The current law requires the state to get 50 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2030.
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India Gets Solar, Wind and Storage Hybrid Plant

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:20

A 41 MW solar photovoltaic, wind, and battery storage hybrid plant is being built in India.

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Eversource finalizes sale of nine small hydroelectric facilities to Hull Street Energy

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 10:00

Nine small hydroelectric facilities in New Hampshire will now operate under the ownership of an affiliate of Hull Street Energy, after Eversource completed their sale.

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A Carbon-Free California Requires a Lot More Cheap Batteries

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:50
California’s push to use only carbon-free electricity hinges on a big bet -- that battery costs will plunge.
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Solar Companies Flock to Illinois, Bringing Jobs, Enthusiasm and Some Questions

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:11
The family company Wellspring Components started four generations ago to fabricate metal for horse-drawn buggies for Amish families in Indiana. Today, its offshoot Wellspring Solar is among a growing number of national and Midwestern companies launching new solar operations in Illinois, thanks to incentives under the state’s Future Energy Jobs Act.
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South Africa Drops Nuclear, Adds Renewables in Energy Plan

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 15:01
South Africa has dropped proposals to boost supply from nuclear plants in its latest energy blueprint and will increasingly harness renewable sources as it trims a reliance on coal.
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Oil Major Exxon Reportedly Seeking Wind and Solar Power

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:56
Exxon Mobil Corp. has been looking to buy renewable energy for delivery in Texas, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Colorado Regulators Green-light Xcel's Plan Boosting Renewables, Cutting Coal

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 14:53

A plan by Xcel Energy Colorado to boost the share of power it gets from wind and solar and retire a third of its coal generation was green-lighted Monday by state regulators.

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