» Clean Energy Claims to Get More Scrutiny
20/08/18 14:10 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In late May, Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Co. claimed it was about to become the first U.S. utility with 100 percent renewable energy. It was a little premature and perhaps a bit misleading.
» Coal Subsidy, Solar Project Tangled in Case Before Ohio Supreme Court
20/08/18 13:58 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The fate of a pair of 1950s-era coal plants and the largest solar project ever proposed in Ohio are entangled in a single case before the state’s Supreme Court.
» Wind Turbine OEM Consolidation on Full Display in 2017
17/08/18 18:27 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Each year, Navigant Research compiles and assesses the previous year’s wind installation activity, revealing a wide range of trends and insights on the wind energy market. This assessment provides visibility into changes in the annual ra...
» Project Update: Iberdrola reports work moving ahead to develop 880-MW Gouvaes hydro plant
17/08/18 14:26 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Iberdrola has announced that assembly of the first turbine unit for the 880-MW Gouvaes hydro plant has begun, signaling a key milestone in the construction of the 1,158-MW Tamega Hydroelectric Complex in Portugal.
16/08/18 14:03 from Renewable Energy Events - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
» Details Announced for Billion Dollar Renewable Plan that Includes Solar, Storage, Hydro in Australia
16/08/18 12:51 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Earlier this week SIMEC ZEN Energy announced details of the first of many planned renewable energy projects for South Australia. The Cultana Solar Farm, a 280-MW solar power plant expected to generate 600 GW-hours of energy annually in A...
» How Chicago’s New Electric Buses Could Help Balance the Smart Grid
16/08/18 08:12 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Chicago’s electric bus fleet will be capable of putting power back onto the grid when not in use.
» Most US Businesses See Onsite Energy in Their Future
16/08/18 08:03 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Most businesses will take control of their own energy use by generating a quarter of their electricity onsite by 2025, with 81 percent of U.S. businesses predicting this change will take place in just seven years.
» Trump Tariffs Help Investors See Rooftop Solar's Bright Side
15/08/18 14:46 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Residential-solar companies have been on a tear this year, thanks in part to renewable-energy critic Donald Trump.
» Green Mountain Power Uses Tesla Powerwalls To Beat the Peak
15/08/18 14:26 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Green Mountain Power’s commitment to innovation delivered bigger savings to customers as New England recently hit a new yearly peak for power demand.
» What Next after Ontario Cancels Power Contracts?
15/08/18 12:50 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Recent headlines have captured the decision of the newly elected Ontario provincial government to cancel more than 700 renewable energy contracts in the province.
» Why 10 Renewable Powered Mini-Grids Would be Better for Puerto Rico
15/08/18 12:02 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
As we near the one-year anniversary of the devastation Hurricane Maria afflicted upon the residents of Puerto Rico, it’s concerning that post-hurricane efforts have been largely focused on restoring power with little progress on strength...
» Reports say Ranch Fire now largest wildfire in California history
14/08/18 14:30 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Active wildfires continue to burn across the U.S. state of California, most of them still only partially contained.
» European Wind Operators Face Wind Drought While Solar Power Production Rises
14/08/18 14:01 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The current heatwave in Western Europe is also contributing to a ‘wind drought,’ negatively impacting wind farm operators across the region, which includes the U.K., France, Spain, Germany and much of Scandinavia. Meanwhile, solar power ...
» Tesla Forms Special Committee to Explore Privatization
14/08/18 13:59 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
On Aug 14, Tesla announced that its Board of Directors formed a special committee comprised of three independent directors to act on behalf of the company in connection with Elon Musk’s previously announced consideration of a transaction...
» Drones Help to Reduce Operating Costs for Energy Industry
14/08/18 13:47 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Cheap drones are poised to boost output and cut operating expenses for the energy industry.
» Bloomberg Analyst: Battery Boom Could Burn Investors
14/08/18 11:09 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Some of the latest battery technologies may become obsolete before reaching the market because of the breakneck pace of advances in the industry.
» Can Solar Energy Save the Bees?
13/08/18 15:03 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In response to the population decline of pollinating insects, such as wild bees and monarch butterflies, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are investigating ways to use “pollinator-friendly ...
» Energy Storage System Mitigates Rising Peak Demand Charges in Ontario
13/08/18 14:56 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Last week Peak Power announced that it had agreed to install up to 2.35 MW / 4.7 MWh of energy storage capacity at Bloor Islington Place in Toronto. Starlight Investments, a real estate and asset management company, owns the building.
» Hydro Tasmania Eyes Pumped Hydro To Shore Up Renewables
13/08/18 14:43 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Chris Gwynne stands in a ravine below a towering dam in the Tasmanian wilderness and ponders whether the giant concrete structure can withstand the politics that may keep it from playing a key role in Australia’s clean energy future.
» Is Climate Change or Negligence Responsible for Calif. Fires?
13/08/18 14:37 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
It was California’s biggest fire yet. In late July and August, wildfires devastated an area north of San Francisco far bigger than New York City, destroying more than 100 homes and injuring 2 fire fighters. It’s just one in a rash of fas...
» Australian Gas Peaker Plant To Get 4-MW Battery
13/08/18 14:31 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In an Australian first, Origin will install a 4-MW/4-MWh grid scale battery at its Mt Stuart Power Station in Townsville. Mt Stuart Power Station is a 414-MW open cycle gas power station, designed to supply electricity at times of peak d...
» Puerto Rico School Ready for the Next Hurricane with Grid-Resilient Solar and Storage
12/08/18 15:16 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
About 140 students, teachers, administrators, and neighboring community members this week celebrated the installation of a solar plus storage solution at the SU Manuel Ortiz school in the Yabucoa district of Puerto Rico, one of the regio...
» Ontario Power Generation signs agreement to purchase Eagle Creek Renewable Energy
10/08/18 18:30 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Canadian provincial utility Ontario Power Generation has signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC in the U.S.
» The Long Unraveling of Tesla’s Master Plan
10/08/18 15:51 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
While this week’s episode of Tesla Inc. has left us with several cliffhangers, it did show one thing: just how far the company has veered from Elon Musk’s secret “Master Plan” of 2006.
» Ãrsted signs with Siemens Gamesa for Dominion's Offshore Wind Project
10/08/18 13:42 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Ãrsted signed up Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project that Dominion has planned since 2011. The wind farm 27 miles off the Virginia coast would the first such project in the U.S. mid-Atlantic.
» Xcel Energy breaks ground on 150-MW Foxtail Wind project in North Dakota
10/08/18 13:40 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Xcel Energy recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its 150-MW Foxtail Wind project in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.
» Made In Space Proposes Printing Large Solar Arrays for Small Satellites
09/08/18 16:48 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
LOGAN, Utah - Made In Space, the Silicon Valley startup focused on additive manufacturing in orbit, plans to boost the power available to small satellites with Archinaut, the company's in-space manufacturing and assembling technology...
» Solar Power + Salt Storage Project in South America Back on Track
09/08/18 16:32 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
South America’s only solar-thermal project is resuming construction just as the technology it uses risks being overtaken by a cheaper alternative.
» Trump Officials Helped Edit ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Report to Boost Coal
09/08/18 16:22 from Energy Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Trump administration officials pushed to highlight the value of coal-fired power plants in a government report on the “bomb cyclone” that plunged the Eastern U.S. into single-digit temperatures last January.
» Sempra to Fund Cow-Dung Powered Renewable Natural Gas Program
09/08/18 16:14 from Energy Efficiency News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Reparations for the worst-ever U.S. natural gas leak will involve cow-dung duty.
» Michigan Utilities Look to Lower Rates through EV TOU Charging
09/08/18 14:51 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Michigan is moving ahead of other Midwest states as its two largest utilities propose a combined $20.5 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure.
» Danish Firm Moving big into U.S. Wind Energy Development
09/08/18 13:07 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Ãrsted announced it is buying 100 percent of Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) for about $580 million (500 million €) from owner I Squared Capital. Since I Squared acquired the firm in 2015, LCE has built or is completing than 800 MW in onshor...
» Hydro has highest average construction cost of any generating technology in U.S.
08/08/18 19:00 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Hydro had the highest average construction cost per kilowatt of any generating technology installed in 2016, according to recently released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
» Bullet Train Thinking: How Japan Hopes to Lead a Global Hydrogen Revolution
08/08/18 17:49 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
“Japan will present hydrogen to the rest of the world as a new energy choice and will lead global efforts for establishing a carbon-free society taking advantage of Japan’s strong points,” read a statement from Japanese Ministry of Econo...
» Could Minnesota Reliably Meet All Energy Demands on Clean Energy and Save Money, Too?
08/08/18 17:45 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A report released this month, which was commissioned by the McKnight Foundation, revealed analysis that showed Minnesota could retire the state’s coal plants, build no additional natural gas plants, and still meet energy demands reliably...
» Branson's Virgin Group Buys Storm-Damaged Caribbean Solar Farm
08/08/18 12:54 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A clean-power company owned by billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has taken over a Caribbean solar farm that was damaged last year by Hurricane Maria.
» India to Easily Achieve 100 GW Solar Target by 2022
07/08/18 19:55 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
India is all set to comfortably achieve 100 GW of solar energy capacity by 2022 and has already installed solar capacity of 23.12 GW till July this year, Parliament was informed today. The data regarding generation of power from various ...
» Mexico Gaining $109M Loan to Increase Geothermal Generation
07/08/18 15:27 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
New geothermal capacity in Mexico could rise 300 MW over 10 years.
» Renewable-Powered EV Charging Test Launching in SCE Territory
07/08/18 15:23 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Last week, Enel X signed an agreement with American Honda Motor Company to serve as the software provider for the new Honda SmartCharge test program. Through the program, Honda Fit EV drivers will be connected to Enel X's JuiceNet platfo...
» Solar-Plus-Batteries to Power Hawaiian Brewery
07/08/18 15:16 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
EnSync Energy Systems last week announced that it had signed a 20-year PPA with Kona Brewing Company to build a solar-plus-battery storage system at the company's new brewery, under construction in Kailua Kona.
» EIA: Solar, Wind Investment Flourishes, but Gas-fired Biggest Bargain
07/08/18 13:54 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
New wind and solar installations accounted for nearly 9,000 and 8,000 MW of capacity two years ago, respectively, while natural gas was close behind at more than 7,900 MW. The EIA used complete data from 2016 installations an...
» Electric Utilities Will Soon Be Digital and Even More Focused on Clean Energy
06/08/18 13:43 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
At the recently held POWER-GEN and DistribuTECH Africa conference, which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, Ashley Theron, senior content editor for Renewable Energy World’s sister website Smart Energy International, interviewed V...
» Yet Another Sorry Epilogue for Sinovel Wind（华锐风电）
06/08/18 13:35 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
On July 30, 2018 the controlling shareholder of Sinovel Wind, the publicly traded wind turbine manufacturer, whose Shakespearian rise to prominence and subsequent ignominious fall from grace was chronicled in Renewable Energy World over ...
» Drones Plus AI Making Headway as Solar Asset Management Technology
06/08/18 13:31 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Utility-scale solar asset management took a leap forward last week with the announcement that Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) is teaming up with Raptor Maps, a company that uses drones and machine-to-machine learning / artificial ...
» Negative Electricity Pricing Abounds As Wind, Solar Flood the Grid
06/08/18 12:03 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas -- and their power getting priority to feed into the grid ...
» Hawaii OKs Molokai island solar, battery storage project
03/08/18 18:59 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The project will include 4.88 MW of solar panels. Its battery system will store energy and discharge up to 2.6 MW during peak hours
» Demand for Clean Energy Coming from Businesses, not Politics
03/08/18 15:13 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
American firms have accounted for 4.2 GW, or 60 percent, of global corporate clean energy procurements so far in 2018, already setting a record over 2017’s previous benchmark pace, according to Bloomberg NEF report.
» Report: California Power System Shifting Dramatically through DER, EVs and CCA
02/08/18 15:25 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
With California’s grid facing an era of rapid change as access to renewable energy grows, three new reports from the nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank Next 10 examine key issues involving the state’s power system. The reports take a deep...
» EPM to raise US$1.4 billion from asset sales to remain solvent after 2.4-GW Ituango hydro crisis
02/08/18 15:09 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Empresas Publicas de Medellin in Colombia has announced it plans to raise up to US$1.4 billion from asset sales in a bid to remain solvent in the wake of the crisis at the 2.4-GW Ituango hydro facility.