» Meet the SEA-3250-LT: Innovation in Offshore Wind Installations
20/10/17 18:36 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
GustoMSC is targeting the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind energy market with an innovative jack-up design that it claims will help to reduce risk and increase efficiency when installing units offshore: the SEA-3250-LT installation jack-up.
» Enel to Seek More Deals in Energy Storage Business, CEO Says
20/10/17 17:48 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Enel SpA is seeking acquisitions in the energy storage business, as developments in battery technology are set to play a key role for the wider adoption of renewable sources.
» Solar Wants to Help Fix a Power-Grid Problem It Helped Create
20/10/17 16:10 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Big solar farms helped create a power-grid predicament in California. And now they’re offering to help solve it. Solar panels have proliferated in the Golden State, flooding the grid with power supplies in the middle of the day when the ...
» Notes from the Solar Underground: Highly Competitive Industries and Their Highly Expected Mergers
20/10/17 15:45 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In 2012, NSP and Del Solar merged, claiming that at 1.5-GWp the new company would be the largest cell manufacturer in the world. In 2015, Motech Solar merged with Top Cell announcing that at 3-GWp the new entity would be the largest cell...
» Delaware Researchers Discover How to Cut Offshore Wind Construction Costs by $1.6B
20/10/17 12:00 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Working closely with industry partners, University of Delaware researchers have developed a new method for constructing offshore wind farms and proven that it is cheaper, faster and could make possible offshore wind deployment at a scale...
» Egypt Draws $1.8B To Develop 1.4 Gigawatts of Solar Capacity
19/10/17 13:20 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Egypt’s fledgling solar industry attracted $1.8 billion of investment, largely from the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank’s International Finance Corp. The EBRD is backing 16 photovoltaic projects, and th...
» Tesla and Vestas Partner in $160 Million Australian Project
19/10/17 13:07 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A novel $160 million renewable energy project combining wind, solar and storage technologies reached financial close.
» UK Will Be Vulnerable Outside of the EU's Energy Market
19/10/17 12:00 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Britain’s divorce from the EU is less than 18 months away yet the arguments become more fractious and uncertainties over trading relationships seem no nearer to resolution. Among the big unknowns is what fate lies in store for the UK’s e...
» sonnen To Build Innovative Residential Energy Storage Community in the US
18/10/17 14:30 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Each home in the new community will have solar PV and a sonnenBatterie installed, enabling every household to produce and consume most of its own electricity, according to sonnen.
» UK's First Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Up and Running
18/10/17 13:46 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Today the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opened Hywind Scotland, which the company is touting as the first floating wind farm in the world. The long awaited Statoil Hywind floating offshore wind farm is a 30-MW p...
» Nigeria Asks World Bank, IMF to Scale up Renewable Energy
18/10/17 11:16 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Nigeria has asked the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to scale up the provision of and access to renewable energy in order to deliver development results and meet global climate goals. Nigeria's position on ren...
» The Effect of Natural Disasters on Electricity Prices
17/10/17 20:14 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Solar leasing promoters have long claimed that electricity costs will keep rising, but we haven’t see this happening – yet. Actually, almost all of the standard generation sources are benefiting from lower costs – natural gas is lo...
» Listen Up: Running a Successful Local Solar Business
17/10/17 18:47 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Large companies are predominant in most industries. But when it comes to rooftop solar installations, small is beautiful. Although there have been several large national-scale solar installers, in the aggregate the smaller, loc...
» Itaipu welcomes heavy rains as Brazil's drought continues
17/10/17 17:59 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Heavy rains along its western border are giving Brazil's Itaipu plant a boost in its power production just when the South American country needs it most.
» Three Technology Trends and Their Effects on Data and Software
17/10/17 16:54 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Companies using OSIsoft’s PI system gathered this week in London at the OSIsoft EMEA Users Conference to talk about the realities of what Martin Otterson calls the velocity, variety and volume of data in the modern business world.
» A Helpful Roadmap for California's Certified “Smart Inverters”
17/10/17 15:45 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Solar inverters are becoming more intelligent this year. California’s Rule 21, which is now partially in effect, governs the safety of PV arrays and their interconnection communications with the local investor-owned utility. The ru...
» It’s Time to Stop Federal Fiddling with Electricity Markets
17/10/17 12:00 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt On Oct. 8 in Kentucky announced the Trump Administration’s plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan, and stated that the solar, wind and other renewable energy tax credits should be e...
» Swiss Solar Decathlon House Scores a Perfect 100 in Engineering
16/10/17 18:31 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The Swiss Team took first place in engineering with a perfect score of 100 possible points. For the Engineering Contest, each competing house was evaluated by a group of prominent engineers who determined which house best exemplifies exc...
» National Bioenergy Day is Wednesday, October 18
16/10/17 17:59 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
"Bioenergy" is use of any organic material, such as forest thinnings, residues, agricultural waste or urban wood waste, to generate heating, cooling and/or electricity. Many independent power producers across the United States ...
» Tesla Fires 400-700 Workers
16/10/17 13:33 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Tesla Inc. has fired an undetermined number of employees following a series of performance evaluations after the company significantly boosted its workforce with the purchase of solar panel maker SolarCity Corp.
» How to Balance the Solar Efficiency Equation
16/10/17 12:00 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s solar cell efficiencies chart depicts confirmed conversion efficiencies for research cells from 1976 to date, for several PV technologies. But as conventional crystalline silicon (c-Si...
» Power-to-Gas for Renewables Integration Is on the Rise
13/10/17 19:06 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Power-to-gas (P2G)—the conversion of electrical power into gaseous energy carriers—is a quickly improving and potentially disruptive energy conversion technology.
» Time-of-Use Rates Will Turn the Tables for Energy Storage
13/10/17 16:26 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
It is not always good to be first. Last June, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) was the first utility in California to hit its net-metering cap and move to Net Energy Metering 2.0 (NEM 2.0). Now, SDG&E will again be the first ...
» Policies for Biomass Criticized in the European Union
13/10/17 13:38 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Europe must prevent using trees and crops as a way to meet renewable-energy requirements or it will risk further increases in food prices, deforestation and land grabs, environmental groups said.
» Solar’s Remarkable Survival in the Most Extreme Weather
12/10/17 21:00 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
As the Atlantic continues to churn out some of the deadliest storms on record, the repercussions continue to rock the South and southeastern U.S. Whether it is the physical impact of the recent storms on solar projects or the economic im...
» Second Unit Now Online at Sarulla Geothermal Plant
12/10/17 16:16 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Nevada-based Ormat Technologies this week said that the second unit of the Sarulla geothermal power plant in North Sumatra has begun commercial operation.
» Do Solar Owners Love Solar the Way Gun Owners Love Guns?
12/10/17 13:29 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
There has been talk for years about the need for the industry to mobilize rooftop solar owners into one group that together would represent one large voice in favor of solar-friendly local, state and federal policy. With more than 1,000,...
» How to Submit Comments on Perry’s Proposal for Grid Reliability
12/10/17 12:59 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the process for approving Secretary Rick Perry’s proposed rule on grid reliability and resilience pricing, it’s important to get to know the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissio...
» Stanford Team Takes Ambitious Car to the World Solar Challenge
11/10/17 20:24 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has occurred every two years for three decades, is the oldest solar-powered car race, spanning more than 1,800 miles across the entire Outback from Darwin to Adelaide.
» Can Storage Expand Wind's Share of the Energy Mix?
11/10/17 19:48 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Leading wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is looking toward energy storage solutions in a bid to improve wind power economics and grid integration.
» This Is the Microsoft Deal That Will Boost Wind-Turbine Battery Tech
10/10/17 16:44 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Microsoft Corp. yesterday said it is supporting a new project in Ireland that will be first the European wind farm to integrate batteries in each wind turbine.
» Are Batteries Destined for Explosive Growth in the EU?
10/10/17 16:27 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Investors seeking exponential growth may want to take a look at batteries, according to the European Union’s top energy official.
» All PV Predictions Were Wrong
10/10/17 15:29 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
At the Intersolar Middle East Conference, which took place on September 26 and 27 in Dubai, 86 international speakers presented past, present and future solar PV market developments. A total of 408 attendees made the Intersolar conferenc...
» Company investing in two hydro plants in move toward green business
10/10/17 15:20 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In hydro business news in Laos, Padaeng Industry Public Company Limited (PDI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with EDL-Generation Public Company to jointly invest in the 69-MW Nam San 3A and 45-MW Nam San 3B hydropower plants.
» Who Will Fight the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan?
10/10/17 15:07 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
As word spread yesterday that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will officially begin the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan, others vowed to fight back.
» 3@3 on Solar PV: The Solar Vortex, Renewables, and Puerto Rico
09/10/17 18:10 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Today's topics include an examination of how two large and looming events in the U.S. power industry could seriously undermine the growth of renewables. Plus, how the industry is mobilizing to offer new hope to hurricane-damaged islands....
» World Solar Challenge is an Amazing Adventure in Engineering
09/10/17 16:41 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In its 30th year, the organizers of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge have made the journey even more challenging in 2017 by reducing the size of the solar array that powers the cars.