» Large Scale Energy Storage: An Investment In Jobs, Reliability And Affordability
24/03/17 12:37 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The Andrews Labor Government will invest an additional $20 million to support large-scale energy storage initiatives across Victoria, creating jobs, protecting affordability and maintaining the reliability of our energy grid. Premier Dan...

» Biting the Biggest Apple: New York’s New Plan to Reward Distributed Energy Resources
23/03/17 16:19 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
How do we compensate those who add clean electricity to our shared power grid? This fundamental question has affected the rate at which the U.S. has adopted, deployed, and put into use clean, distributed energy resources.

» Innovative Aggregation Expands Access to Large-scale Renewables
23/03/17 13:01 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
This week, the largest renewable energy project built in the U.S. through an alliance of diverse buyers reached commercial operation. The development of the 60-MW Summit Farms Solar project was driven by demand from the Massachusetts Ins...

» The Wonder Material That May Make Spray-On Solar PV Reality
23/03/17 12:10 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com

» Oil Majors Take a Plunge in Offshore Wind
23/03/17 11:58 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Big oil is starting to challenge the biggest utilities in the race to erect wind turbines at sea. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Statoil ASA and  Eni SpA are moving into multi-billion-dollar offshore wind farms in the North Sea and bey...

» Oil Majors Take a Plunge into Offshore Wind
23/03/17 11:58 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Big oil is starting to challenge the biggest utilities in the race to erect wind turbines at sea. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Statoil ASA and  Eni SpA are moving into multi-billion-dollar offshore wind farms in the North Sea and bey...

» Around the Baseloads: What's New in the Geothermal, Biomass and Hydropower Industries
23/03/17 01:17 from Hydropower News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
No country will ever get to 100 percent renewable energy without using geothermal, biomass, hydropower or a combination of the three. These technologies are able to provide energy around the clock, (baseload) and do not depend on the sun...

» FORESEA awards US$11.8 million to develop offshore renewable energy technologies
22/03/17 19:34 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The user selection board of the €11 million (US$11.8 million) Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action (FORESEA) project has awarded “Recommendations for Support” to 15 offshore renewable energy technologies, acco...

» Listen Up: Future Rooftop Solar Costs — Getting to $2.50/watt
22/03/17 17:44 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The solar industry is one of our most obvious success stories. Our industry directly employs 261,000 people. We generate energy that is both clean and renewable. And we generate this energy at prices that are less than conventi...

» Greening Artificial Intelligence: Sustainability Is the challenge, and AI Can Help Itself
22/03/17 17:17 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
As the power of sensors and processing rise and their costs drop, those of us who study the “greening” of information and communications technology are looking ahead to the challenges posed by artificial intelligence.

» Race to Build Floating Offshore Wind Farms Gathers Pace
22/03/17 16:38 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Plans to install turbines on platforms that float in the sea are gathering pace as renewable energy developers seek new areas to harvest wind power.

» Dubai Starts Desert Solar Plant as Part of World's Biggest Park
22/03/17 16:04 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Dubai’s government-owned utility completed a 200-MW power plant one month ahead of schedule as part of a plan to build the world’s largest solar energy park by 2030.

» Clean Cooking, Rural and Urban, the Next Frontier for Renewables
22/03/17 11:27 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Historically, lighting was the driver for electricity systems. Edison lit up Manhattan, New York. But now, with solar panels and a variety of LED fixtures, from nightlights to lawn lights, street lamps to traffic lights to...

» Maintaining the Value of Solar Generation
21/03/17 22:09 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Traditionally, solar electricity generation has been driven by feed-in tariffs. Each kilowatt-hour of electricity generated by a solar system has been given a fixed high value independent from the time of the day and location. 

» Scientists Harness Solar Power to Produce Hydrogen from Biomass
21/03/17 18:38 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a way of using solar power to generate hydrogen from biomass, the U.K. university said last week.

» Two Irish Companies Teaming to Develop Hydrokinetic Turbines
21/03/17 16:29 from Hydropower News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
DesignPro Ltd. and GKinetic Energy Ltd. are collaborating to develop a new range of run-of-river hydrokinetic turbines.

» Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: Earnings Season
21/03/17 15:55 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Earnings season began in earnest in February. My Ten Clean Energy Stocks model portfolio gave back a little of its large January gains because a mix of good and bad earnings mostly offset each other. One pick (Seaspan Preferred) gave bac...

» Offshore Energies: Data Technology Transfer from O&G to Wind Power
21/03/17 01:12 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Organizations are collecting more information than they ever have in the past, and energy companies are no exception. One estimate puts the amount of data collected on an offshore oil rig at 2 terabytes per day. More and more, these comp...

» Energy and Environmental Regulation in the Age of Trump: The Role of the States—Part 2
20/03/17 15:38 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Scott Pruitt has now been sworn in as the new Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Agency. It is likely the dismantling of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), and ultimately much of the Agency itself, will begin in short order.  

» Bills to Expand Solar Incentives in Maine Ready to Launch
20/03/17 12:38 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The near-term future of rooftop solar energy in Maine is likely to be decided this spring, as lawmakers consider changes to a widely criticized rule approved in January by the Public Utilities Commission. Two major bills are pending that...

» GreenWish to Invest $280 Million in Nigeria Solar Plants
20/03/17 12:10 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
GreenWish Partners, a Paris-based independent power producer, will invest $280 million to build solar power plants in Nigeria that are expected to start producing electricity in the first quarter of next year.  

» Vattenfall Wind Farms to Use BMW Energy Storage
17/03/17 17:07 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Sweden's state-owned utility Vattenfall will use 1,000 lithium ion batteries supplied by BMW Group to provide energy storage at some of the power company's wind power facilities.  

» German Coal Mine to Be Reborn as Giant Pumped Storage Hydro Facility
17/03/17 12:12 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A coal-mine that powered German industry for almost half a century will get a new lease on life when it’s turned into a giant battery that stores excess solar and wind energy.  

» Nicaraguan Resort Turns to Solar+storage Solution to Reduce Utility Costs
17/03/17 11:48 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Rancho Santana resort and residential community on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua is turning to solar and energy storage to alleviate the high cost of peak energy in the region.  

» Providing Value Throughout the Entire Solar PV Supply Chain
17/03/17 11:17 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Within the past decade or two, the solar industry has experienced a great deal of evolution and expansion. In the U.S., one of the largest shakeups was in 2010 when PV panel prices dropped. The inverter market has also been sub...

» Avangrid Winning Bidder in North Carolina Offshore Wind Energy Area Auction
17/03/17 10:41 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank yesterday said that a wind energy area of 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, N.C. received the high bid of $9 milli...

» A Longer Look at Long-duration Energy Storage
17/03/17 01:15 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
According to a recent report "Beyond Four Hours: The Transition to a More Flexible, and Valuable, Long-duration Energy Storage Asset," 80 percent of market participants define long-duration energy storage (LDS) as an asset than...

» Siemens low wind power prototype turbine installed in Drantum
16/03/17 23:00 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Siemens' new direct-drive low wind turbine has reached the prototype testing stage. The onshore model SWT-3.15-142, with a rotor diameter of 142 meters passed prototype approval and was erected at the Drantum wind test sit...

» Google's Schmidt Highlights Promise of New Battery from John Goodenough
16/03/17 14:17 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The 94-year-old creator of the lithium-ion battery has invented another breakthrough storage device that’s capturing the attention of industry heavyweights.

» Sunrun Sees 1,000 Orders for Solar+storage in California, Hawaii
16/03/17 12:48 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Sunrun has received about 1,000 orders for its recently launched BrightBox solar plus energy storage solution in California and Hawaii, Sunrun co-founder and CEO Lynn Jurich said during a March 8 4Q16 company ear...

» Sunnova Enters Tax Equity Market with $80M Deal
16/03/17 11:42 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Residential solar provider Sunnova Energy Corp. this week said it has entered the tax equity market through a funding deal with U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corp.  

» 3@3 on Solar PV: Sungevity, Resi Business Models, Southeast Asia
15/03/17 22:02 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics include the bankrupt...

» European marine energy Cofund Joint Call 2017 set for March 20
15/03/17 18:53 from Hydropower News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A European marine energy project program under the new Ocean Energy ERA-Net Cofund (Oceanera-NET Cofund) is proceeding with stage two, Cofund Joint Call 2017, on March 20.  

» In Virginia Push for Pumped Storage Hydro, Questions Arise About Viability
15/03/17 11:25 from Hydropower News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In a bid to boost the economy in Virginia’s coalfield region, legislation to be signed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe seeks to spur the development of pumped storage hydro electric power plants using water from abandoned coal mines.

» 99.9-MW Glyn Rhonwy Pumped-storage Hydropower Plant Gets Approval
14/03/17 16:38 from Hydropower News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The 99.9-MW Glyn Rhonwy pumped-storage project has been awarded a development consent order by U.K. Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Minister Greg Clark, opening the doors for Britain's first new grid-scale power storage facility...

» Sungevity Bankrupt; Former Workers Mull Class-Action Lawsuit
14/03/17 16:12 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Sungevity, which last week laid off more than two-thirds of its Kansas City staff, received only a fraction of the $11.8 million in potential tax breaks that were offered to attract the company here. The solar panel marketing company ope...

» Engie Eyes Bid for $19.8 Billion Utility Firm Innogy
14/03/17 12:46 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Engie SA is considering an offer for German renewable energy utility Innogy SE as its majority owner RWE AG weighs strategic options, people familiar with the matter said.

» Oklahoma House Approves Bill to Reduce Time Frame for Wind Tax Credit Eligibility
14/03/17 11:43 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The Oklahoma House of Representatives on March 9 passed by a vote of 74-24 a bill that would reduce the time frame in which wind power projects can qualify for the state’s clean energy tax credit.

» A Renewable Energy Journey in the Pacific
14/03/17 01:16 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Throughout the Pacific, island communities are embracing ambitious renewable energy targets, many as high as 100 percent over the next decade or two. This isn't surprising, given that these islands are already experiencing significant cl...

» US Offshore Oil and Gas, Meet US Offshore Wind
13/03/17 19:32 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
This is the first event focused exclusively on bringing the well-established U.S. oil and gas industry together with the nascent U.S. offshore wind industry.

» Massachusetts Preps for US Offshore Wind Construction Boom
13/03/17 17:26 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), a ratepayer funded research organization that works to accelerate the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in the state, last week announced plans to conduct a stud...

» JinkoSolar, Marubeni Secure PPA for 1,177-MW Solar Plant in Abu Dhabi
13/03/17 17:21 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
JinkoSolar Holding Co. has signed a power purchase agreement in conjunction with Marubeni Corp. and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Co. for the Solar PV Independent Power Project located at Sweihan, Abu Dhabi.  

» Developers Seek Leases for Offshore Wind Projects in New York, Massachusetts Waters
13/03/17 13:01 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on March 10 said that two developers submitted unsolicited lease requests for offshore wind farm developments off the coast of New York and Massachusetts.  

» Corporations Key Demand Drivers for Wind, Solar, Moody’s Says
13/03/17 11:28 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Contracts to sell electricity directly to corporate users are among the key demand drivers for wind and solar power, while the influence of state mandates wanes, according to a report Friday by Moody’s Inves...

» Musk Call With Turnbull Sparks Battery Debate in Australia
13/03/17 11:18 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Elon Musk’s brave bet to fix Australia’s energy crisis — or hand the money back — landed the tech entrepreneur an hour-long phone call with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and quickly threw him into a debate over whether battery tec...

» Companies Want Clean Energy — These 2 EPA Programs Help Them Get It
10/03/17 15:49 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
For companies, future planning is simply good business. This is why many in Corporate America — having long accepted that climate change is real — are continuing to transition towards low-carbon energy options and to work with the U.S. E...

» E.ON Co-locates Energy Storage Projects with Texas Wind Farms
10/03/17 14:50 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
E.ON North America will co-locate its Texas Waves energy storage projects with the company’s existing Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas.

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