» Achieving Sustainability with Solar at the National Museum of Bermuda
23/08/17 16:44 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
As locations for large-scale solar deployment go, Bermuda is a pretty good one. The climate guarantees plenty of sun and the potential for significant generation of clean energy. The National Museum of Bermuda has capitalized on the adva...
» Thinking Beyond Trump: Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now in Carbon-free Electricity
23/08/17 15:30 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
When utility executives make decisions about building new power plants, a lot rides on their choices. Depending on their size and type, new generating facilities cost hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars. They typically ...
» Sungevity Brand Returns Via Solar Spectrum-Horizon Merger
23/08/17 10:51 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Solar Spectrum, a clean-energy company backed by private equity firm Northern Pacific Group, bought residential system provider Horizon Solar Power.
» Energy Storage Firm Alevo Shutters Operations
22/08/17 17:53 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A startup company is giving up plans to build boxcar-sized batteries that help power companies save energy or shift to wind and solar power. Alevo Manufacturing Inc. informed state officials Friday that it was immedi...
» Solar Plus Storage Trial Set for Remote Australian Community
22/08/17 17:45 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The remote Australian Northern Territory community of Daly River is set to be powered by solar and energy storage under the $55 million (US$43.5 million) Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP), according to the Australian Renewable ...
» Reliance Said to Mull India Energy Storage With BP
22/08/17 15:59 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Reliance Industries Ltd., owned by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, is considering entering the energy storage business with its partner BP Plc. to expand into the country’s growing renewable energy sector, according to two people...
» 3@3 on Solar PV: Global Solar Market Growth, Energy Storage, Eclipse
21/08/17 18:35 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Today’s topics an update on the growth of the global solar market, the future of energy storage and how utilities learned from and prepared for the solar eclipse. Plus an update on the trade case.
» Argentina Eyes Slower Renewable Growth as Infrastructure Lags
21/08/17 16:55 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Argentina’s next renewable power auction will be half the size of last year’s because of an infrastructure bottleneck slowing down the ability to add capacity.
» Rising Chinese Solar Panel Prices May Put Indian Projects At Risk
21/08/17 16:43 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Solar power projects bid at low tariffs may be at risk as the prices of photovoltaic panels have risen amid a push in the U.S. to impose anti-dumping duty on cheaper imports from China.
» Home Depot to Lease 50 Store Rooftops for Solar Power
21/08/17 16:25 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The Home Depot last week said that it will use power purchase agreements to lease rooftop space for 50 of its stores. The company is working with GE subsidiary Current and Tesla on the project.
» Investor Group to Buy Calpine for $5.6 Billion
21/08/17 15:48 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Calpine Corp. on Friday said that a consortium of investors will buy the geothermal and natural gas electricity supplier for $5.6 billion. Energy Capital Partners along with a consortium of investors led by Access Industries and Canada P...
» 5 Key Takeaways for Engineers Interested in Designing Platforms for Offshore Wind Farms
21/08/17 14:18 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
To say the engineering that goes into the platform design for an offshore wind farm is “complicated” would be laughable at best. “Complicated’ barely scratches the surface of the hundreds of hours of work that goes into designing a struc...
» All Coast to Build Jones-Act Compliant Liftboat
18/08/17 17:41 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
All Coast LLC recently said it will build a Jones Act-compliant liftboat for U.S. wind farm installation and support activities (WTIV).
» 100 Percent Renewable Powered Microgrid in Illinois Islands from the Grid for 24 Hours
18/08/17 16:43 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
On Thursday, Ameren Corporation and S&C Electric Company announced that they had successfully conducted a 24-hour islanding test at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Illinois.
» Mexico City Company Turns Prickly Pear Cactus Waste Into Energy
18/08/17 16:39 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A startup called Energy and Environmental Sustainability is taking cactus waste from the Milpa Alta neighborhood of the capital and turning it into biogas.
» Potential Partners Considered for Greek Geothermal Development
18/08/17 15:57 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The first phase has been completed in the selection process for partners in PPC Renewable’s geothermal development work in Greece.
» Australia Continues Tidal Energy Research with $2.49 Million In Funding
18/08/17 02:38 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced it will provide $2.49 million in funding to attract future investment via a 3-year project that will explore the tidal energy potential in Australia.
» An Eclipse Is Just What the US Power Sector’s Been Waiting For
17/08/17 11:47 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Turns out the solar eclipse, set to plunge parts of the U.S. into total darkness on Monday, will offer exactly what the power sector’s been looking for: a completely predictable stage for experiments.
» SolarReserve to Build 150-MW Solar Thermal Plant in South Australia
17/08/17 11:25 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A 150MW solar thermal power plant will be built in South Australia by global company SolarReserve. The Aurora Solar Energy Project located in Port Augusta, about 300km north of the South Australian capital Adelaide, will incorporate eigh...
» NorthVolt Starts Biggest Fundraising for $4 Billion Battery Plan
17/08/17 11:09 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
NorthVolt AB, the Swedish battery factory developer founded by a former Tesla Inc. executive, is planning to close its first major fundraising round this autumn, potentially drawing in 100 million euros ($118 million).
» How an Arkansas Co-op Used Solar Power to Help Retain a Major Employer
17/08/17 10:57 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
An electric cooperative in rural Arkansas is finding that solar power is not only benefiting its members, it’s helped to keep a major employer in the community.
» Offshore Oil and Gas Has Experience and Innovative Technology To Help US Offshore Wind
17/08/17 02:17 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
While last week’s Offshore Wind Executive Summit was formulated in order to illuminate the offshore wind business opportunities that offshore oil and gas supply chain companies could take advantage of , it was clear during the conference...
» ScottishPower Looks to Next-Gen Turbines for East Anglia 3 Offshore Wind Farm
16/08/17 11:56 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
ScottishPower Renewables plans to use larger, “next generation” wind turbines for its East Anglia 3 offshore wind farm than on previous phases of the project.
» London Solar Auctions Aim to Make City Greenest on Earth
16/08/17 11:49 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he wanted to try city-wide auctions as part of an environment strategy proposed to more than double the capital’s solar energy generation capacity by 2030.
» First Solar to Profit If Trump Slaps Tariffs on Panel Imports
15/08/17 22:39 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
First Solar Inc. is standing on the sidelines of a trade dispute that could give its products a significant leg up. The U.S. International Trade Commission held a hearing on Tuesday regarding the request by Suniva for the U.S. to impose ...
» GE Renewable Energy Contracted for Work on 344-MW Kokhav Hayarden Pumped Storage in Israel
14/08/17 21:43 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
GE Renewable Energy announced it has received a turnkey contract from Star Pumped Storage Ltd. for the 344-MW Kokhav Hayarden pumped storage station in Israel.
» Parked Electric Cars Earn $1,530 From Europe's Power Grids
14/08/17 16:29 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Electric car owners are earning as much as $1,530 a year just by parking their vehicle and feeding excess power back into the grid. Trials in Denmark carried out by Nissan Motor Co. and Italy’s biggest utility Enel SpA showed how ba...
» Tech Guru Bill Joy Unveils a Battery to Challenge Lithium-Ion
14/08/17 14:55 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Elon Musk isn’t the only visionary betting that the world will soon be reliant on batteries. Bill Joy, the Silicon Valley guru and Sun Microsystems Inc. co-founder, also envisions such dependence. He just thinks alkaline is a smarte...
» Combined Solar and Methane Power Plant Set to Open in South Australia
14/08/17 14:34 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A combined solar and methane power plant in South Australia is set to begin operating within days. In what’s believed to be an Australian first, the plant will channel thermal energy from solar panels and methane gas from decomposed garb...
» 4 Unusual Uses of Solar PV Technology
14/08/17 13:52 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
It’s becoming more common to find solar panels on rooftops, but that’s just one of thousands of places where they are generating power. As costs drop and energy production rises, we expect to see many more places where solar technologies...
» Solar Eclipse Will Affect PV Generators Across US
14/08/17 13:20 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
On August 21, a solar eclipse will obscure the sunlight needed to generate electricity at approximately 1,900 utility-scale solar PV power plants in the U.S. However, relatively little solar PV capacity lies in the pa...
» There Are No Glass Ceilings In This Solar Village
11/08/17 20:41 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Engineer, entrepreneur, builder, leader: who are you picturing right now? Actually, these titles are held by several incredible collegiate women who have leadership roles on the Solar Decathlon 2017 teams.
» Myth Busting Indian Solar
11/08/17 19:15 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Solar capacity has been growing at a jaw dropping pace in India. What is especially remarkable is the range of stakeholders that play a part in this story. The central government; national level policy makers; national and mult...
» 4 Emerging Trends in U.S. Offshore Wind Technologies
11/08/17 16:54 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Is offshore wind the next big thing? It could be for the United States. As global project costs continue to drop, America is building on the momentum of its first commercial offshore wind farm.
» Do You have a Favorite Insurance? For Pharma, it May be Microgrids
11/08/17 13:41 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A large pharma company recently came to me to discuss energy supply and its need for guaranteed electricity. The company had to take out expensive insurance to cover a power failure event that could interrupt their production line....
» Green Power Still Tied Up with Red Tape in Macron’s France
10/08/17 19:06 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Some 80 days into Emmanuel Macron’s new job, Europe’s biggest renewable energy companies are still waiting for the French president to make good on campaign pledges to boost green power.
» Atomic Movies May Help Explain Why Perovskite Solar Cells Are More Efficient
10/08/17 12:35 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In recent years, perovskites have taken the solar cell industry by storm. They are cheap, easy to produce and very flexible in their applications. Their efficiency at converting light into electricity has grown faster than that of any ot...
» 4.5-GW Solar Project in the Sahara Desert Could Supply Power to Europe
10/08/17 12:23 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
TuNur Ltd. recently said that it has filed for authorization to build a solar power export project in the Sahara Desert that would supply the European market with electricity.