» Abundance raises £7 million for Orbital Marine Power’s tidal stream turbine
15/01/19 20:00 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
UK peer-to-peer ethical investment company Abundance announced it closed its largest fund raise to date, raising £7 million (US$8.9 million) for Scottish tidal energy company Orbital Marine Power.

» Blockchain to Shape New Trends in Energy Trading
15/01/19 18:59 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The recent trends in the energy industry such as the rise in prosumerism and increasing deployment of smart meters have resulted in better data analytics, storage and communication solutions to the energy industry.

» MidAmerican Energy’s New Utility-Scale Storage System Complete and Operating
15/01/19 18:37 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
This week, clean energy developer Invenergy said that it completed, in just four months, the construction of a 4-MWh battery storage system in Knoxville, Iowa for MidAmerican Energy. The system began commercial operation in December.

» Energy Storage Outlook for 2019: E-Mobility, Clean Energy Technologies and Lithium Batteries
15/01/19 14:47 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
2018 was another defining year for the lithium supply chain as the global population continued to make remarkable strides towards the implementation of clean energy and transportation. Although the clean energy and transportation industr...

» EDF and Masdar Build First Saudi Arabian Wind Farm
14/01/19 16:29 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Last week EDF Renewables and Masdar (the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) announced that they won the bid to build the 400-MW Dumat al Jandal wind farm, located 560 miles from north of Riyadh in the Al Jouf region of north-western Saudi ...

» ASU Researchers Break Solar-cell Efficiency Record at 25.4 Percent
14/01/19 16:28 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Arizona State University researchers have set a new record for solar efficiency, 25.4 percent. Working with tandem photovoltaics, or stacking different materials in a solar cell, the ASU team has continued to improve solar efficiency and...

» A Study in Emissionality: Why Boston University Looked Beyond New England for Its First Wind Power Purchase
14/01/19 16:22 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
While it’s well known that corporations were some of the earliest trailblazers of large-scale renewable energy purchasing — they’ve closed over 14 gigawatts of deals in the past six years, according to tracking by Rocky Mountain Institut...

» PG&E Likely Seeking Bankruptcy by Jan. 29
14/01/19 15:30 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The San Francisco-based utility is under investigation for any role its equipment might have played in the deadly wildfires of late 2018, only one year after getting blamed for an earlier, devastating rash of blazes.

» IRENA: Transition to Renewable Energy May Create an Entirely Different World
11/01/19 22:19 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
This week at the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), political and business leaders from around the world outlined the far-reaching geopolitical implications of an energy transformation driven by the rapid grow...

» Smart City Roadmap for Public Power Utilities Released
11/01/19 20:56 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Last week the American Public Power Association and SmartEnergy announced the release of a new whitepaper called “Creating a Smart City Roadmap for Public Power Utilities.”

» Canada becomes 160th member of the International Renewable Energy Agency
11/01/19 18:30 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Canada has become a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a global intergovernmental organization dedicated to the widespread adoption of renewable energy

» China Plans Subsidy-Free Solar, Wind Power Pilot Projects
11/01/19 17:27 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
China will start building pilot wind and solar power projects that won’t receive national government payments as it pushes to improve the competitiveness of renewable energy and rein in subsidy bills. Shares of solar manufacturers surged...

» Crowdfunding Sites That Allow True Investment in Renewable Energy and Sustainability: Alternatives to Kickstarter & Indiegogo
11/01/19 15:41 from Energy Efficiency News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Crowdfunding has become a popular tool for people and organizations to use to test out their new ideas for green products while securing funds to begin operations. The most well-known crowdfunding websites, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, hav...

» Vestas Hits 100 GW Windpower Milestone
11/01/19 11:17 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Vestas has become the first company to install 100 GW of wind turbines.

» China's State Grid to Spend $5.7 Billion on Pumped Hydro Plants
10/01/19 15:50 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
State Grid Corp. of China, the dominant electricity distributor in the world’s biggest energy consumer, will invest 38.7 billion yuan ($5.7 billion) to build five pumped hydro storage plants as part of the nation’s efforts to ease idled ...

» How Minnesota Could Economically Reach 70 percent Renewable Electricity
09/01/19 15:57 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A recent report from Minnesota pollution regulators shows the state is making progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but it isn’t doing enough to keep pace with its long-term goals or stop catastrophic climate change.

» AES, Kaua'i Utility Open Solar-Storage Peaker Project in Hawaii
09/01/19 14:51 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The Lāwa’I Solar and Energy Storage Project combines a 28-MW solar PV and 100-MWh five-hour duration energy storage system. The system can deliver approximately 11 percent of the Kaua’i island’s power needs.

» 75-MW Duke Energy Florida Solar Farm now in Operation
08/01/19 20:03 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Duke Energy Florida has about 300,000 solar panels in operation totaling 100 MW across its territory.

» PG&E Bankruptcy Risk Gets Real — But What's Next?
08/01/19 13:54 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Standoffs over who pays what for infrastructure are kind of where America’s at right now. Besides the shutdown in D.C. over the southern border barrier, California is grappling with how to finance a somewhat more useful bit of equipment:...

» Nexans connects 88 MW windfarm in Scotland
08/01/19 09:48 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
French cable company Nexans has connected an 88 MW onshore windfarm to the grid in Scotland.

» China Approves 720-MWh Battery Storage Pilot in Renewable Push
07/01/19 15:51 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
China approved its first large battery storage pilot project as it seeks to maximize clean energy output and improve grid stability.

» Solar Inverter and Storage Manufacturer SolarEdge Acquires E-Mobility Player S.M.R.E. Spa
07/01/19 15:43 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
This week SolarEdge announced that it will acquire S.M.R.E. Spa, a company that provides integrated powertrain technology and electronics for electric vehicles.

» Renewables Beat Coal in Germany Power Mix for First Time
07/01/19 14:27 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Renewable energy muscled out coal to become Germany’s biggest source of electricity for the first time last year, helped by a surge in solar panel installations and coal-plant closures.

» Drax Group completes acquisition of Scottish Power plants, including pumped storage
04/01/19 15:20 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Drax Group announces it has completed its acquisition of Scottish Power’s pumped storage, hydro and gas-fired generation portfolio for £702 million (US$886.2 million) in cash.

» The Sharing Economy’s Next Frontier: Energy Sharing
02/01/19 17:08 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The so-called sharing economy has given rise to new forms of business, such as AirBnB and Uber. Could the same sharing approach work in the utility business?

» The Global Grid Outlook for 2019 and Beyond: Q&A with GE Grid Solution's CTO
31/12/18 11:00 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
All hands are needed on deck when it comes to the future power generation needs of the world. And all hands should be digitized and ready to pitch in to help each other.

» FERC issues rule to eliminate Form 80 at licensed hydropower projects in U.S.
28/12/18 17:32 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
According to a Dec. 28 posting on the Federal Register website, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a rule to eliminate Form 80 and revise regulations on recreational opportunities and development at licensed hydropower p...

» Enel's Plains Wind Farms now Operational
28/12/18 17:16 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Enel Green Power North America reported that the two projects will generate about a combined 2,600 GWh annually. Those are the 320-MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm, Enel’s first facility in Nebraska, and the 300-MW Diamond Vista farm in Ka...

» Projecting 2018 Trends and Macroeconomic Conditions: What to Expect for Renewable Energy Projects in 2019
28/12/18 12:58 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Renewable energy projects were marked by distinctive trends and characteristics in 2018: frothy M&A market driven by a crush of liquidity and a shortage of project supply; a highly competitive environment among investors and lenders for ...

» NV Energy Reorients Generation Mix toward Solar, Retiring Coal
27/12/18 15:51 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The Public Utility Commission of Nevada has approved NV’s long-term IRP to double its renewable energy capacity by 2023. The utility will bring 1,001 MW of solar capacity online via six new power purchase agreements (PPAs).

» PPA for 200-MW Offshore Wind Farm Approved by Connecticut Regulators
27/12/18 11:22 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Ørsted US Offshore Wind said on December 20 that it received approval from Connecticut regulators for its 20-year power-purchase agreement (PPA) for the Revolution Wind offshore wind farm.

» Report: U.S. Should Invest in Collaborative Offshore Wind Energy Research and Innovation
26/12/18 12:19 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The U.S. could tap into a vast offshore wind energy resource and better steward its marine environment by galvanizing large-scale research and fostering public-private partnerships, according to a report by the Partnership for Offshore W...

» Energy from Waste CHP Plant to Power Scottish Industries
24/12/18 10:41 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A new combined heat and power plant fueled by energy from waste will stop 216,000 tonnes of household and commercial rubbish a year from ending up in landfill.

» EON Invests in E-mobility Software Firm Virta
24/12/18 08:15 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Finnish e-mobility software company Virta has secured a capital injection from German energy giant E.ON.

» EBRD reports hydro operator KESH of Albania adopts climate risk management plan
21/12/18 19:00 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
According to news from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Albania’s state-owned hydropower operator Korporata Elektroenergjitike Shqiptare (KESH) has adopted a climate risk management plan, a strategic approach to addr...

» Happy Holidays from Renewable Energy World
21/12/18 14:46 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
It’s been a turbulent and exciting 2018 over at Renewable Energy World. We have a new parent company, Clarion Energy, and we, as a media outlet, are doing more than ever to support the dynamic and top-quality energy events in the Clarion...

» Fulfilling the Potential of Biogas in Spain
21/12/18 09:44 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Biogas is a resource that has enormous potential in Spain and beyond. Biogas technologies convert organic wastes into renewable energy, clean transport fuel, and nutrient-rich natural fertiliser, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and imp...

» Reshaping Energy Systems for Future Cities
21/12/18 09:11 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The fact that approximately 74 percent of Europe’s population are city-dwellers is a testament to how people have been drawn to cities throughout history. Whether for a lack of job opportunities in rural areas or possibilities for a bett...

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