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Nine years after Hurricane Sandy, microgrids provide resiliency in New York City

A partnership launched in response to Hurricane Sandy has produced eight, state-of-the-art microgrids to provide resiliency to New York City communities nine years after the storm.

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  • October 26 @ 12:29 pm

What is COP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s expected from the Glasgow summit

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report, released in August 2021, warns in its strongest terms yet that human activities have unequivocally warmed the planet, and that climate change is now widespread, rapid, and intensifying.

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  • October 26 @ 7:42 am

A supply chain is born: Can the U.S. reach 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030?

The Siemens Gamesa blade finishing facility will be part of a larger offshore wind hub at the Port of Virginia, alongside partners Dominion Energy and Orsted.

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  • October 26 @ 6:47 am

European energy crisis proves the lie of ‘stable’ fossil fuels

Europe – a continent rich in technology and ambitious net-zero goals – needs to scale back its reliance on fossil fuels at the earliest.

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  • October 26 @ 5:23 am

Poland releases plans to build new, modernize existing pumped storage facilities

Poland will build new pumped storage power plants and thoroughly modernize the existing ones, which will significantly improve the country’s energy balance.

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  • October 26 @ 4:38 am

Ameresco to supply 537 MW/2 GWh battery storage to support California grid

Renewable energy asset developer Ameresco will supply Southern California Edison with three battery energy storage systems totaling 537 MW/2 GWh to provide resiliency to the grid.

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  • October 25 @ 2:51 pm

El Paso Electric, Mitsubishi Power collaborating on decarbonization plans

Texas-based utility El Paso Electric has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Power to develop renewable energy and storage projects that can contribute to the utility’s target of carbon neutrality by 2045.

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  • October 25 @ 11:18 am

Burundi’s first solar farm increases country’s generating capacity by 10%

The 7.5 megawatt solar farm increases Burundi’s generating capacity by 10%, representing the first substantial energy generation project in the country in more than 30 years.

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  • October 25 @ 6:13 am

Siemens Gamesa to join Dominion, Orsted in building offshore wind hub in Virginia

Siemens Gamesa will join Dominion Energy and Orsted in developing an offshore wind manufacturing hub at the Port of Virginia in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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  • October 22 @ 12:18 pm

Special announcement on offshore wind planned Monday in Virginia

U.S. Dept. of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Dominion Energy CEO Robert Blue, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will participate in a “special announcement on offshore wind” Monday in Portsmouth, Va., according to a press release.

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  • October 22 @ 12:18 pm

Demand-side emission reduction key to meeting decarbonization goals, report says

New study from Brattle Group and Oracle shows utility customer action can be twice as impactful as current clean energy supply policies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

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  • October 22 @ 8:59 am

Renewable energy jobs grew to 12 million globally despite pandemic, supply chain challenges

The study found that solar PV employs a third of the renewable energy industry at 4 million workers, followed by bioenergy, hydropower, and wind.

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  • October 22 @ 8:43 am

PJM: Offshore wind and renewable targets could require $3.2 billion in grid upgrades

A new study by PJM estimates that up to $3.2 billion in grid upgrades could be needed to support offshore wind and states’ renewable energy targets in the region by 2035.

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  • October 22 @ 6:26 am

Microgrids bring first-time electricity access to 80,000 people in West Africa

The Movamba project — which will add 1.3 megawatts of renewable energy capacity — aims to increase system capacity and improve resilience by connecting directly to hospitals and clinics in rural Sierra Leone.

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  • October 22 @ 5:27 am

Lightsource bp enters Polish renewables market with $582 million deal

Lightsource bp has reached an agreement with a local energy company to develop 757MWp of solar energy capacity in Poland.

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  • October 22 @ 4:00 am

Mississippi green hydrogen hub would be one of world’s largest

A $3 billion green hydrogen storage hub planned for Mississippi would be 10 times larger than any other project of its kind in the U.S., and one of the largest in the world, according to the startup behind the project.

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  • October 21 @ 5:45 am

DoE aims to increase the lifespan of solar plants from 30 to 50 years

The US Dept. of Energy has announced funding for research and development of technologies that can help increase the lifespan of solar energy power plants.

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  • October 21 @ 4:47 am

How will the energy crunch impact the transition to renewables?

Record-high natural gas prices are fueling an energy crunch ahead of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, leading to power shortages in parts of the world.

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  • October 21 @ 4:00 am

How a strong state-industry partnership can help the GCC move to green energy

The ongoing energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy requires that governments and the corporate sector collaborate in new ways.

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  • October 21 @ 4:00 am

Distributed solar+storage should qualify for Minnesota utility energy efficiency programs

While retiring old units and replacing them with new and efficient units is rewarding both to the utility investors and the customers, it is coming at the expense of distributed solar.

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  • October 21 @ 4:00 am

Energy as a Service eGuide

Can you really build a microgrid or modernize your energy infrastructure for zero upfront costs? With Energy as a Service, it’s easy.

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  • October 20 @ 11:00 pm

Could energy efficiency and demand response solve Texas’ energy woes?

A new ACEEE report shows how better energy efficiency and demand response programs could give ERCOT 11 GW of flexible demand capacity.

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  • October 20 @ 12:17 pm

rPlus Hydro names Stantec to lead feasibility study for 900-MW Seminoe Pumped Storage

Stantec has been selected by rPlus Hydro to conduct a detailed feasibility study for the 900-MW Seminoe Pumped Storage Project, located on Seminoe Reservoir about 30 miles outside Rawlins, Wyo. The proposed project will help to address energy storage needs in the Western U.S. as more renewable energy is integrated onto the grid. “Seminoe Pumped […]

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  • October 20 @ 11:52 am

Huawei secures contract for 1300MWh Saudi battery storage project

Technology company Huawei Digital Power has been awarded a contract to build what is claimed to be the world’s largest battery energy storage system in Saudi Arabia.

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  • October 20 @ 8:25 am

Going beyond the clean energy PPA to decarbonize the grid

There’s an opportunity to go beyond the clean energy PPA, and more effectively decarbonize the grid through hourly load matching.

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  • October 20 @ 6:00 am

Biden calls for a big expansion of offshore wind – here’s how officials decide where the turbines may go

The Biden administration has announced ambitious plans to scale up leasing for offshore wind energy projects along the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts.

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  • October 20 @ 4:00 am

$2.75B Northvolt deal highlights record capital year for battery storage so far

Overall, nearly $14 billion was raised to fund or acquire startups in the battery storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors, according to Mercom.

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  • October 20 @ 4:00 am

The cost of cutting Biden’s key climate program

Stripping the Clean Electricity Performance Program from a historic climate bill being considered by Congress would eliminate more than a third of potential emissions reductions, new analysis shows.

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  • October 19 @ 8:24 am

Chemicals giant INEOS plans $2.3B green hydrogen investment across Europe

The first green hydrogen plants will be built in Norway, Germany, and Belgium with projects also planned for the UK and France.

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  • October 19 @ 7:51 am

Wind industry demands action from world leaders ahead of COP26 climate summit

More than 90 wind energy companies and associations from around the world called on leaders to take decisive action in pursuit of net-zero carbon emissions goals ahead of the COP26 United Nations climate summit next month.

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  • October 19 @ 4:56 am

Massachusetts school bus shaves peak demand in first V2G program for district

Highland Electric Fleets announced this week what it called a “historic breakthrough for local clean energy” in which an electric school bus in Beverly, Massachusetts successfully delivered power back to the electricity grid for more than 50 hours over the course of the summer.

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  • October 19 @ 4:00 am

Coast Guard announces first solar+storage microgrid project

The U.S. Coast Guard will build its first battery energy storage system with its also first-time microgrid at a training center in California.

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  • October 19 @ 4:00 am

In comments to FERC, renewable energy giants detail interconnection, transmission, and grid upgrade cost-sharing wo

Ørsted, EDF Renewables, and NextEra Energy submitted comments for FERC’s ANOPR on transmission planning, grid upgrades, and interconnection.

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  • October 18 @ 8:41 am

5 largest solar VC deals so far in 2021

Corporate funding of the solar industry — including venture capital, public market, and debt financing — increased 190% globally through the third quarter of 2021, according to new analysis by Mercom Capital Group.

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  • October 18 @ 5:31 am

The impact of EV charging on the grid: business models and consumer behaviors

A parked EV has the potential to be a connected car—a battery pack engaged with the power grid with opportunities for charge coordination, interactive intelligence, and dynamic energy management.

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  • October 18 @ 4:00 am

AfDB approves $86.72 million loan for second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project

The African Development Bank Group’s Board of Directors has approved a loan of $86.72 million to co-finance the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. The multi-phase project will provide water to the Gauteng region of South Africa and generate hydroelectricity for Lesotho. The project entails harnessing the waters of the Senqu/Orange River in […]

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  • October 18 @ 4:00 am

DOE invests $61 million in ‘smart building’ energy efficiency projects

The U.S. Dept. of Energy is backing 10 energy efficiency pilot projects that aim to transform thousands of homes and workplaces into resilient smart buildings.

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  • October 18 @ 4:00 am

Portland utility targets distributed energy, smart grid in net-zero plan

Portland General Electric has outlined a path to net-zero emissions that relies on rapidly adding renewable energy assets and utilizing customer-sited distributed energy resources for grid resiliency.

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  • October 15 @ 8:47 am

Report analyzes value of renewable energy participation in ancillary services markets

A new report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory aims to advise renewable energy asset owners on the value of participating in ancillary services markets as an additional revenue source and grid resiliency tool.

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  • October 15 @ 5:21 am

Colorado steel mill becomes ‘world’s first’ to be run almost entirely on solar

Lightsource bp announced that its 300 MW project will position EVRAZ’s Pueblo steel mill as the world’s first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar.

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  • October 15 @ 4:21 am

Minnesota solar installer bankruptcies leave unfinished projects, calls for better oversight

The state’s solar energy trade group has made improving consumer protections a priority after a string of bankruptcies in recent years left dozens of customers stuck with unfinished projects.

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  • October 15 @ 4:00 am

Siemens Gamesa awards UL new contracts for wind turbine certification

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has selected UL (Underwriters Laboratories) for the provision of inspection and certification services for the company’s most advanced turbine designs.

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  • October 15 @ 4:00 am

North Carolina proves climate action can be bipartisan

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday signed into law a bipartisan mandate that will require the state to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

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  • October 14 @ 9:07 am

Joint venture targets ‘vast potential’ of U.S. floating offshore wind market

A joint venture between global energy giant TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group, a developer of floating offshore wind projects, aims to capitalize on the “vast potential” of floating offshore wind projects in the U.S.

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  • October 14 @ 5:34 am

FERC’s deadlock means SEEM is here to stay—Why are renewables worried?

The 15 utilities behind the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) hailed the proposal as providing “cost, reliability and environmental benefits.” So, why is the renewable energy industry so concerned?

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  • October 14 @ 4:53 am

Embodied carbon vs operational carbon: What’s the difference, and why does it matter?

The key to decreasing the built environment’s impact on climate change is to reduce carbon emissions. To achieve long-term benefits, the whole lifecycle of a building must be taken into consideration.

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  • October 14 @ 4:00 am

Hitachi drops ABB Power Grids and is now officially Hitachi Energy

This summer Hitachi announced its intention to change its name to Hitachi Energy and drop the joint venture name it adopted when it purchased the grid business from ABB. Today, the company is announcing that the former name, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, has been officially changed to simply Hitachi Energy.

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  • October 14 @ 4:00 am

Here’s how developing countries can do more on climate

Our planet faces unprecedented climate risks, and world leaders are gathering at COP26 in Glasgow next month with a mandate to stave off disaster.

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  • October 14 @ 4:00 am

Construction begins on 44 MW community solar portfolio in Maine

The Biden administration has set a target of powering 5 million American homes with community solar projects by 2025– an ambition that would require 700% growth of current capacity.

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  • October 14 @ 4:00 am

World Energy Outlook 2021: Transition to renewables not fast enough for net-zero targets

The International Energy Agency called for “unmistakable” action by world leaders to reduce emissions ahead of the COP26 Climate Change Conference, warning that the global transition to renewable energy isn’t happening quickly enough to meet net-zero goals.

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  • October 13 @ 10:46 am

Microgrids missing from Biden’s solar plan

Instead of undertaking fundamental industry structure analysis, with examination of strategic, technical, and economic evaluation of options in the electricity industry, what we have is obvious, anticlimactic: “deploy solar.”

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  • October 13 @ 8:07 am

ESS becomes first U.S. long-duration energy storage company to list on NYSE

On top of inking a massive 2 GWh deal with SB Energy, and reaching an agreement to supply Enel Green Power with 17 battery systems in Spain, ESS became the first long-duration energy storage system company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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  • October 13 @ 7:40 am

ESS becomes first long-duration energy storage company to list on NYSE

On top of inking a massive 2 GWh deal with SB Energy, and reaching an agreement to supply Enel Green Power with 17 battery systems in Spain, ESS became the first long-duration energy storage system company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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  • October 13 @ 7:40 am

FERC’s data request to NYISO on Order 2222 offers clues for MISO’s compliance filing

These FERC letters offer clues for FERC’s attention and focus on the aggregation of distributed energy resources and their role in the energy market construct.

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  • October 13 @ 4:15 am

Will New York City’s largest buildings meet emissions reduction limits by 2024?

Property-owners prepare to comply with ambitious laws to cut carbon as compliance dates loom.

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  • October 13 @ 4:00 am

Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm installs first turbine foundation

The $4 billion Seagreen Offshore Wind Project is Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest, fixed-bottom offshore wind farm.

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  • October 12 @ 5:55 am

Energy giants launch ‘world’s largest’ clean hydrogen infrastructure fund

Global energy companies TotalEnergies and Air Liquide have partnered with French construction firm VINCI and a group of international companies to launch what they are calling the world’s largest clean hydrogen infrastructure fund.

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  • October 12 @ 4:56 am

Solar’s ITC needs an update

The opportunity to encourage clean energy adoption via roof replacements is enormous, and the potential positive impact on the climate crisis is significant.

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  • October 12 @ 4:00 am

Arizona nuclear to clean hydrogen project receives $20 million from Dept. of Energy

The Biden administration remains committed to the deployment of green hydrogen, despite skepticism by climate groups.

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  • October 11 @ 9:56 am

Microgrid delivers energy security to children’s home in Puerto Rico

A collaborative project to provide energy resiliency has been completed at a Puerto Rican home for neglected children. The three-year effort includes work and equipment from ASCO Power Technologies, Affiliated Engineers, Engineers without Borders, and Schneider Electric. The microgrid delivers energy security for the Hogar Albergue para Niños Jesús de Nazaret children’s home in Puerto […]

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  • October 11 @ 9:02 am

Biden admin targets 700% community solar growth by 2025

The Biden administration believes reaching its community solar target could create $1 billion in energy savings.

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  • October 11 @ 7:41 am

Rep. Seth Berry on the movement for publicly-owned power in Maine

Electric customers in Maine, who are fed up with lousy utility service, can use a ballot initiative to take back their power.

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  • October 11 @ 5:06 am

Top 10 lessons learned from microgrid builders, owners, and operators

This was the week for Microgrid California, a one-day conference produced by Microgrid Knowledge that was jam-packed with educational sessions designed for microgrid owners, developers and technology/equipment suppliers. Speakers offered lessons learned building microgrids. As a refresher, a microgrid is mostly designed to deliver resiliency for its owners – be they utilities, large C&I companies, […]

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  • October 11 @ 4:58 am

Council endorses BE Power to progress to next stage for 400-MW Big-T pumped storage

The Toowoomba Regional Council in Queensland has endorsed BE Power Pty Ltd to progress to the next stage of the tender process for the council’s 400-MW Big-T pumped storage project. Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said he was pleased with how the tender process was progressing. He said the approval allowed the council to continue […]

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  • October 8 @ 9:25 am

Georgia Power gains state approval for 65-MW/260-MWh battery storage project

Southern Co.-owned utility Georgia Power is going to build and operate the first standalone battery storage system on the state’s transmission grid. The Georgia Public Service Commission has approved plans for the Mossy Branch Battery Facility. The 65-MW/260-MWh grid-charging battery system will be sited on 2.5 acres in Talbot County near Columbus, Ga. It will […]

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  • October 8 @ 8:21 am

In Missouri, resource hubs aim to help building owners improve efficiency

Nonprofit groups have established resource centers in St. Louis and the Kansas City metro to help building owners upgrade properties as advocates press cities to adopt more stringent energy efficiency standards.

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  • October 8 @ 4:00 am

India’s wind market is ready for its comeback

GE Renewable Energy will supply 810 MW of onshore wind turbines for upcoming projects in India.

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  • October 7 @ 9:32 am

Analysis: Lacking energy efficiency efforts undercut state climate goals

Of the 25 states and the District of Columbia with expressed emissions reduction goals, eight don’t mention energy efficiency.

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  • October 7 @ 8:14 am

U.S. launches cybersecurity innovation program to support clean energy transition

Highlighting the urgent need to address grid vulnerabilities, the U.S. Dept. of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Lab have launched a cybersecurity innovation program to support the country’s rapid clean energy transition.

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  • October 7 @ 5:41 am

Wood Mackenzie: Global energy storage to reach 12 GW/28 GWh in 2021

Global energy storage deployments are expected to nearly triple year-over-year in 2021, reaching 12 GW/28 GWh, according to a report by Wood Mackenzie.

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  • October 7 @ 5:06 am

FPL, Florida International partner on solar+storage microgrid

The microgrid will be powered by the existing 1.4 MW solar array which doubles as a parking canopy and incorporates a 3 MW battery system.

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  • October 7 @ 4:37 am

Puerto Rico microgrid at manufacturing plant to deliver renewables and resilience

Enel X to deploy a solar + storage-based microgrid at Eaton manufacturing facility to reduce environmental impact and support energy resilience for one of Puerto Rico’s largest employers.

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  • October 7 @ 4:26 am

Western U.S. utilities totaling 10M+ customers create exploratory group looking for future market options

A dozen of the major power providers in the western U.S. are banding together to pursue future market services which could offer both reliable electricity and carbon reduction, they say.

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  • October 6 @ 10:43 am

EIA: Global renewable energy consumption nearly reaches that of liquid fuels by 2050

Barring significant changes in policies or trends, U.S. Energy Information Administration modeling forecasts increasing global energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions through 2050. The EIA released the International Energy Outlook 2021 on Wednesday, which makes assumptions based on U.S. laws and regulations as of May 2021, and incorporates existing international laws. The report forecasts that […]

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  • October 6 @ 8:40 am

SNRG and Australian start-up expand UK microgrid market

UK microgrids developer SNRG has partnered with Australian decentralized energy systems management firm Gridcognition to electrify residential households in the UK.

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  • October 6 @ 7:53 am

Battery recycling’s big chance

The limited availability of raw materials used to manufacture lithium-ion batteries complicates the transition to electric vehicles. That’s where recycling comes in.

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  • October 6 @ 5:48 am

The world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine just got more powerful

GE Renewable Energy’s prototype Haliade-X offshore wind turbine, the most powerful in the world, has reached a production output of 14 MW.

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  • October 5 @ 10:55 am

German government investing $115M in renewable energy in Africa

The capital will be invested through the African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa.

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  • October 5 @ 10:17 am

Bitfarms expands Québec mining operations with 13 MW of hydro power

Hydro-Québec has commenced delivering power to the facility, effective Oct. 1, 2021. The expansion increases Bitfarms’ operational mining infrastructure in Quebec by about 19% to 82 MW.

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  • October 5 @ 10:01 am

Europe’s offshore wind to green hydrogen plan won’t work for the US, report finds

The vast majority of electricity generated by the U.S. far-younger offshore wind energy will be needed to transition the grid away from fossil fuels.

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  • October 5 @ 9:58 am

Will upgrading fossil fuel infrastructure enable polluters or accelerate the path to net-zero?

he International Energy Agency released its Global Hydrogen Review 2021 on Monday, calling on world leaders to rapidly invest in hydrogen projects to support the clean energy transition.

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  • October 5 @ 7:58 am

10 most common causes of lost energy in wind systems

When every megawatt-hour counts, predicting when energy might be lost and acting to prevent it, is hugely valuable for wind projects.

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  • October 5 @ 5:31 am

Puerto Rico has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build a clean energy grid – but FEMA plans to spend $9.4 billion o

The Biden Administration has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help Puerto Rico transition to a greener and more resilient energy future, but it’s on the verge of making a multibillion-dollar mistake.

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  • October 4 @ 8:41 am

Wind leads new U.S. generating capacity for third straight quarter

The development of the wind industry, on the other hand, picked up slightly this quarter. 3.3 gigawatts of wind generation capacity were installed in the second quarter of 2021, compared to just under 3 gigawatts in the previous quarter. Wind power made up nearly half of all generation capacity added this quarter, making wind the largest […]

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  • October 4 @ 6:48 am

Shell partners to deploy 800 MW of solar in the U.K.

Shell has signed agreements to deploy more than 800 MW of solar power generation in the U.K.

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  • October 4 @ 5:56 am

6 new finance solutions to drive energy transition in developing economies

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab) launched six innovative finance solutions to drive private capital towards climate action in developing economies.

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  • October 4 @ 4:59 am

Rapid action needed from governments to drive hydrogen economy – IEA

Governments need to move faster and more decisively on policy measures to enable low-carbon hydrogen to help the world reach net-zero while boosting energy security.

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  • October 4 @ 4:52 am

Biden admin seeks to balance bird protection and business certainty

Recent regulatory actions by FWS show that the Biden administration seeks both to ensure avian conservation and to accelerate the already rapid development and deployment of renewables and transmission infrastructure.

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  • October 4 @ 4:38 am

Massachusetts finds early success with behind-the-meter energy storage program

Massachusetts has found early success with its behind-the-meter energy storage incentive program. The ConnectedSolutions program compensates residential and commercial customers for allowing utilities to draw from energy from their grid-connected batteries and/or to curtail energy use via smart thermostats or electric vehicle charging at times of peak electric demand. Launched in 2019, ConnectedSolutions had about […]

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  • October 1 @ 8:54 am

Midwest states form coalition to accelerate EV adoption

Five Midwest states have formed a coalition to accelerate EV adoption and the deployment of charging infrastructure.

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  • October 1 @ 7:40 am

Could the $3.5 trillion budget bill be cut in half?

Concerns by Senate Democrats could see the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package (and its clean energy investments) cut in half.

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  • October 1 @ 7:05 am

SSE Renewables enters Japanese offshore wind market

SSE Renewables has signed an agreement with Japanese renewable energy developer, Pacifico Energy, to create a joint ownership company that will pursue offshore wind energy development in Japan. (Courtesy: SSE Renewables)

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  • October 1 @ 6:29 am

Three ways to drive profitability for wind energy investors

The Decoding Wind’s Future study states that successful renewable energy operators will need to be responsive to pricing mechanisms and tailor their operations to improve profitability.

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  • October 1 @ 6:23 am

Who pays and who benefits from a massive expansion of solar power?

President Joe Biden’s proposal to produce 45% of the nation’s electricity from solar energy by 2050 seeks to transform the power sector from problem child into child prodigy.

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  • October 1 @ 6:14 am

Feds want to know who’s behind solar tariff push

A group of anonymous solar companies will be forced to identify themselves in order for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce to consider implementing tariffs on cells and modules imported from Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

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  • October 1 @ 5:46 am

ESS inks massive deal with SB Energy for 2 GWh of long-duration batteries

SB Energy will deploy additional ESS battery systems to support solar power projects in Texas and California, where grid reliability issues have been front and center.

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  • September 30 @ 11:19 am

‘World’s fastest,’ 3-minute EV charger has arrived

Available in Europe by the end of 2021, and in the US in 2022, the Terra 360 all-in-one modular charger has a maximum output of 360 kW and is capable of fully charging any electric car in 15 minutes or less.

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  • September 30 @ 10:35 am

Arizona’s renewable energy industry urges Sen. Sinema to support clean energy legislation

President Biden’s legacy-defining infrastructure and climate proposals face a challenging road ahead in Congress, in large part because of objections by two moderate Democrats in the U.S. Senate — Sen. Krysten Sinema of Arizona and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

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  • September 30 @ 8:56 am

N.C. offshore wind faces big challenges, even bigger opportunities, advocates say

A new coalition of environmental and clean energy groups is working to overcome barriers to offshore wind, including local pockets of opposition and an approaching ban on energy development in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

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  • September 30 @ 8:15 am

Renewable energy cheers revised MOPR at PJM

PJM’s old MOPR was bad policy and bad politics. What’s next?

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  • September 30 @ 7:17 am

Solar+storage to add most new battery storage capacity in the U.S. over next three years

More than half of the battery storage capacity added in the U.S. in the next three years will be paired with a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant, bucking the historical trend of majority standalone sites.

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  • September 29 @ 9:35 am

Startup develops world’s first unmanned rescue vessel for offshore wind industry

Zelim and Chartwell Marine have partnered to develop the world’s first unmanned rescue vessel for the offshore wind industry.

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  • September 29 @ 7:53 am

At mid-year, U.S. renewable energy production hits all-time high

The latest issue of EIA’s “Monthly Energy Review” report (with data through June 30, 2021) reveals that renewable sources accounted for 12.91% of the U.S. energy produced (and 12.71% of the energy consumed) for electricity, transportation, heating, and other uses. Renewable energy production during the first half of 2021 was 6.160 quadrillion Btu (quads) – 3.03% […]

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  • September 29 @ 5:27 am

NJ utility seeks approval for offshore wind transmission project

The Jersey Central plan outlines a comprehensive transmission system investment program to connect enough offshore wind-generated power for nearly 2.5 million homes.

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  • September 29 @ 5:12 am

Accelerating energy transition by forming virtual power plants on blockchain

Recent trends in DER have provided the opportunity to form virtual power plants (VPPs) to aggregate and coordinate behind the meter resources across the network to exploit their flexibility

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  • September 29 @ 4:00 am

Report: SEEM alternatives would save $100 billion, cut more emissions

SEEM, which is under review by FERC, would produce the lowest cost savings and emission reductions of available options, according to a new report.

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  • September 28 @ 11:59 am

Stantec to lead feasibility study for 1,800-MW Gregory County Pumped Storage Project

The proposed project will provide increased energy resiliency and grid reliability, while also addressing intermittent power generated by wind and solar, and aligns with the global transition to more sustainable forms of energy generation.

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  • September 28 @ 10:46 am

UK support scheme funds next-gen wind turbine manufacturing

Offshore wind cabling manufacturer JDR Cable Systems has announced that it will receive funding from the UK government’s Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Support scheme.

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  • September 28 @ 5:47 am

Ford unveils plans for EV mega campus in Tennessee

Ford Motor Company announced plans on Tuesday for a massive electric vehicle manufacturing campus in Tennessee, as well as two additional battery facilities in Kentucky, in what the company called the largest investment in the U.S. electric vehicle market at one time by an automaker.

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  • September 28 @ 5:07 am

UK puts its money where its mouth is with December renewables auction

More good news from the UK this month as the Government announced a new package of £265m to support green energy projects. The money will be channeled via the Contracts for Difference auction series, an incentive scheme launched just under a decade ago.

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  • September 28 @ 4:00 am

Colorado law creates transparency at rural electric co-ops

Co-ops don’t just want affordable, clean energy. They want to provide input and support their communities.

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  • September 28 @ 4:00 am

JinkSolar building $500 million ingot and wafer facility in Vietnam

The facility will have an annual manufacturing capacity of 7 GW and will be operational in the first quarter of 2022. The company said the new facility will provide additional content for modules assembled in Jacksonville, Florida.

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  • September 27 @ 8:00 am

L’Oreal achieves carbon-neutrality across US operations

French-headquartered beauty products company L’Oreal has reached carbon neutrality for scopes 1 and 2 emissions across its facilities in the US.

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  • September 27 @ 4:51 am

AltaRock clears hurdle in quest for ‘next generation’ geothermal resource

AltaRock Energy anticipates formal demonstration of the first SHR EGS well system by 2025 at Newberry Volcano near Bend, Oregon, followed by commercial development by 2030.

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  • September 27 @ 4:43 am

Minneapolis battery pilot will test vision for sharing solar power with neighbors

Four batteries are being installed at a North Minneapolis green jobs training center in one of the country’s first “virtual power plant” pilot projects. Each battery will simulate a household buying and selling power with neighbors.

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  • September 27 @ 4:00 am

Utility-scale solar PV pushes into higher AC voltages

The evolution of high-efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) string inverters is driving a shift toward higher AC voltages in utility scale solar applications.

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  • September 27 @ 4:00 am

US, China commit to phase down climate-warming HFCs from refrigerators and air conditioners – but what will repla

The EPA finalized a rule to start eliminating a class of climate-warming chemicals that are widely used as coolants in refrigerators, air conditioners and heat pumps.

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  • September 24 @ 9:40 am

City mayors around the globe pledge to ramp up renewables transition

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, USA, has launched the C40 Renewable Energy Declaration to help cities around the world accelerate the transition to clean energy resources in an equitable manner.

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  • September 24 @ 9:27 am

Biden’s solar plan presents big opportunity for asset management firms

The Biden administration’s solar goals require bigger and more efficient arrays, creating a massive opportunity for asset management firms.

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  • September 24 @ 6:41 am

10 largest solar projects completed in the U.S. so far in 2021

The U.S. now has 53.7 GW of total solar capacity (including distributed generation). A pipeline of 17.4 GW of utility-scale capacity is under construction.

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  • September 24 @ 6:25 am

Enel Green Power taps ESS to deliver battery systems for solar+storage project in Spain

Oregon-based energy storage firm ESS Tech has been commissioned to deliver 17 of its long-duration Warehouse iron flow battery systems for a hybrid project in Spain.

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  • September 24 @ 4:18 am

Investigation into Texas freeze highlights natural gas failures, frequency of cold weather events

The joint report issued by FERC and NERC cited freezing and natural gas fuel supply issues as the two largest causes for the disaster.

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  • September 23 @ 12:32 pm

GE selected to supply solar power stations for 1.3 GW of projects in Turkey

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Kaylon to deliver solar power stations for 1.3 GW of projects in Turkey, the company announced Thursday.

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  • September 23 @ 10:03 am

U.S. hydropower generation to decline 14% in 2021 amid drought, EIA reports

In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts that electricity generation from U.S. hydropower plants will be 14% lower in 2021 than it was in 2020. This is a result of “extreme and exceptional” drought conditions that have been affecting much of the western U.S., especially California and states in […]

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  • September 23 @ 9:44 am

Ohio bill emphasizes jobs and justice on path to 100% clean energy by 2050

A bill for cutting carbon emissions calls for equity in job training and transition programs, an office of energy justice, increased oversight, and curbs on utility influence over regulators.

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  • September 23 @ 4:59 am

How Long Island could become a green hydrogen hub

New York-based National Grid US envisions a “hydrogen hub” in Long Island that it says will help the state and city meet net-zero carbon goals in the coming decades.

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  • September 23 @ 4:49 am

Salt River Project connects 25 MW energy storage facility to Arizona grid

Arizona-based municipal utility Salt River Project connected its largest battery storage facility to the grid this month.

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  • September 23 @ 4:44 am

Grid hardening through DER could soon be a viable, profitable solution for utilities

California residents will be able to sign up to be notified when Flex Alerts take place and indicate if they plan to participate. Then, CalISO will be able to validate those responses by zip code, giving the grid operator better visibility into which areas of the grid might see some relief.

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  • September 22 @ 10:20 am

Hydropower and green hydrogen sectors collaborate to achieve net zero

The newly formed Green Hydrogen Organisation and IHA have set out a mutually strengthening vision of how their two sectors can collaborate.

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  • September 22 @ 9:20 am

U.S. climate goals require a ‘grid of the future’ now

The U.S. needs a grid of the future, now, to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and continue the rapid deployment of renewable energy assets, according to developers and industry experts.

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  • September 22 @ 8:54 am

World’s largest floating offshore wind farm begins operation

The Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm is expected to generate up to 218 GWh of clean electricity each year, enough to power 55,000 households.

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  • September 22 @ 5:51 am

In North Carolina, falling costs of clean energy make strange bedfellows

Manufacturers, mills, and environmental interests oppose Duke-backed legislation because it hampers the role of regulators and costs ratepayers.

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  • September 22 @ 4:00 am

How to ‘build back better’ energy markets for higher penetration of renewables

Competitive energy markets have proven their worth even with voluntary utility participation. It is time to make energy markets mandatory.

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  • September 22 @ 4:00 am

Duke Energy’s Sustainable Solutions planning its first wind farm in Iowa

Construction on the Ledyard Windpower site in Kossuth County will be Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions’ first renewable energy project in Iowa.

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  • September 21 @ 11:31 am

India’s rooftop solar capacity grew 517% year-over-year

India added 521 MW of rooftop solar capacity in the second quarter of 2021, representing an increase of 53% from the previous quarter and 517% year-over-year growth.

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  • September 21 @ 10:45 am

Demand for renewable energy, supply chain pressures send PPA prices higher

While wind and solar power purchase agreement prices are trending upward, LevelTen doesn’t expect demand to soften.

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  • September 21 @ 6:13 am

Massive infrastructure projects selected to deliver clean energy to New York City

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul kicked off Climate Week by announcing the selection of two massive transmission and renewable energy infrastructure projects that will deliver clean energy to New York City.

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  • September 21 @ 5:30 am

New Jersey coal plant to be repurposed as clean energy hub

A renewable energy developer has acquired the site of a retired New Jersey coal-fired power plant in hopes of converting it into an interconnection hub for offshore wind turbine energy delivered to onshore customers.

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  • September 21 @ 4:00 am

bp joins multi-billion-dollar hydrogen effort in UK, UAE

bp has partnered with Abu Dhabi energy firms ADNOC and Masdar to decarbonize the UK and United Arab Emirates’ energy and transportation systems.

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  • September 21 @ 4:00 am

Long waits to connect to Xcel’s grid are stalling Minnesota solar projects

Xcel told one customer they would need to wait 15 years to connect their solar system to its electric grid. The utility says it’s working to improve its process, but some in the industry say legislation or an investigation is needed to fix the problems.

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  • September 21 @ 4:00 am

227MW solar farm completed in Alabama to support Facebook data center

The utility-scale solar farm was developed through a partnership between Ørsted and TVA. The project will support Facebook’s data center.

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  • September 20 @ 7:48 am

Biden climate plans would cut emissions by 1 billion tons, study finds

Rhodium Group estimates that the initial policies outlined in the infrastructure and reconciliation plans, though subject to change, would be equivalent to removing the annual emissions from all light-duty vehicles in America or zeroing out net annual emissions from Texas and Florida combined.

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  • September 20 @ 6:39 am

Ørsted lands 100MW power purchase agreement for future German offshore wind farm

The Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in the North Sea is expected to become operational in 2025 with an export capacity of 900 MW.

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  • September 20 @ 5:10 am

Lightsource bp targets 25 GW solar developments by 2025

Lightsource bp, the largest solar developer in Europe, has secured $1.8 billion in financing and is targeting 25 gigawatts of solar by 2025, the company announced.

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  • September 20 @ 4:53 am

EVs to increase Britain’s electricity demand by 31 times by 2040

As a result of an increase in electric vehicle use across Britain, electricity demand from the transport sector will increase by 31 times by 2040 from the current levels, according to a new report released by research firm Cornwall Insights.

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  • September 20 @ 4:00 am

5 conditions that can lead to higher energy storage deployment in South Asia

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a US Department of Energy national lab, has released a new report discussing the five conditions that can lead to an increase in energy storage deployment across South Asia.

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  • September 20 @ 4:00 am

Boise, Idaho to reach 100% clean electricity goal by 2023

Boise, Idaho will reach its goal of 100% clean electricity by 2033, years ahead of the target, according to Mayor Laren McLean. President Biden visited Boise this week to highlight the urgent need to address climate change.

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  • September 20 @ 4:00 am

10 clean energy stocks performance chart

The market has turned down a bit since then but the relative performance has not changed significantly.

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  • September 19 @ 4:00 am

Solar project helps to reclaim site of notorious Boston-area toxic waste case

A cluster of cancer cases in Woburn, Massachusetts, in the 1980s prompted a major pollution lawsuit that eventually inspired a book and subsequent movie. Now, a community solar project is bringing “new, positive life” to the site.

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  • September 18 @ 4:00 am

Connecticut losing ground on building emissions despite efficiency programs

Climate activists say the state’s progress on reducing building emissions has been far too slow given the pace of the climate crisis, and that it needs to end incentives for energy-efficient natural gas heating.

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  • September 18 @ 4:00 am

Dominion Energy proposes its largest expansion of solar and energy storage

Dominion Energy has informed Virginia regulators of its plan to add 11 utility-scale solar projects, two small-scale distributed solar projects, one solar+storage project, and one stand-alone energy storage project.

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  • September 17 @ 5:24 am

Solar, storage lead MISO’s record-setting interconnection queue

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator has received a record 487 applications for interconnection this year, with renewable energy representing 64 gigawatts, or 83%, of the proposed new generating capacity.

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  • September 17 @ 4:40 am

CPS Energy, Hyundai, OCI Solar sign MOU to test storage pilot with recycled EV batteries

CPS Energy is partnering with a solar firm and global automobile group to develop a large-scale energy storage testing project from recycled EV batteries.

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  • September 17 @ 4:00 am

Seeking solar power for all Puerto Rican homes

Residents of Puerto Rico are ready for energy democracy. Specifically, a resilient, renewable electricity system with equitably shared benefits.

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  • September 17 @ 4:00 am

Europe and North America to connect 7.9 million EV chargers by 2025

Europe and North America will increase the number of connected electric vehicle (EV) chargers by 38% between 2020 and 2025.

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  • September 17 @ 4:00 am

France to add 3.7GW of solar capacity with €5.7bn aid

France is set to expand its portfolio of renewable energy capacity with an additional 3,700MW of solar energy using €5.7 billion ($6.7 billion) in funding approved by the European Commission.

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  • September 17 @ 4:00 am

Lululemon signs agreement to reach 100% renewable electricity for North American operations

Lululemon has signed a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement to achieve 100% renewable electricity for its North American operations.

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  • September 16 @ 9:19 am

Babcock & Wilcox acquiring Illinois-based solar project builder

In another strong sign of the times, longtime conventional power equipment supplier Babcock & Wilcox is strengthening its move into renewable energy technologies with the acquisition of a solar construction firm. Ohio-based boilermaker B&W has agreed to buy a majority stake in Fosler Construction Co., a 20-year-old contractor firm based in Illinois. CEO Paul Fosler […]

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  • September 16 @ 8:26 am

New York activates its largest opt-out 100% renewable energy program

New York’s largest program automatically providing residents with 100% locally sources renewable energy has been activated in Rochester.

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  • September 16 @ 7:42 am

The policies that could send the global rooftop solar market to 2,000 GW

The global rooftop solar market has the potential to exceed 2,000 GW of generation and 1,000 GWh of energy storage by 2050 through careful policy design, according to a new report.

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  • September 16 @ 6:19 am

U.S.’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project prepares for construction

Vineyard Wind, the 800-megawatt project offshore Massachusetts, has closed on $2.3 billion of senior debt financing, setting the stage for construction to begin. 

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  • September 16 @ 4:00 am

Utility-scale solar project planned for former coal mine

A former coal mine in Southwest Virginia will be redeveloped as a 50-megawatt utility-scale solar project.

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  • September 16 @ 4:00 am

First offshore wind port in U.S. lands multi-decade lease from utility

New Jersey-based utility Public Service Enterprise Group has signed a multi-decade lease for land which will be used as a major manufacturing and assembly port to support the offshore wind industry.

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  • September 16 @ 4:00 am

DNV verifies Gazelle Wind Power’s hybrid floating platform

Global assurance and risk management provider DNV has verified the hybrid floating wind platform developed by Gazelle Wind Power with a statement of feasibility. Gazelle Wind Power’s platform combines the features of tension-leg and semi-submersible platforms to enable deepwater wind farms up to 400 meters. “Achieving DNV verification of our disruptive platform is a major […]

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  • September 15 @ 8:34 am

EC chooses Orbital Marine Power to lead FORWARD-2030 tidal energy project

Orbital Marine Power announces it will lead a pan-European consortium to deliver the €26.7 million (US$31.5 million) FORWARD-2030 project, set up to accelerate the commercial deployment of floating tidal energy. The Fast-tracking Offshore Renewable energy With Advanced Research to Deploy 2030MW of tidal energy before 2030 (FORWARD-2030) project will run from 2021 to 2025. Between […]

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  • September 15 @ 8:16 am

TotalEnergies and Air Liquide partner on green hydrogen and carbon capture

Global energy companies TotalEnergies and Air Liquide have inked a deal to cooperate on the development of green hydrogen and carbon capture technologies in France.

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  • September 15 @ 6:31 am

What’s next for ‘NEM 3.0’ net metering solar policy in California

Analysis by Sage Energy Consulting estimates the value of California solar could drop 40-80% under the proposed policy change.

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  • September 15 @ 6:09 am

Key steps for wind turbine power performance testing

Running power performance tests (PPTs) on operational assets is a highly complex task that requires a significant amount of experience. 

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  • September 15 @ 4:00 am

South Korea LNG firm acquires battery storage firm Key Capture Energy

Key Capture holds 254 MW in standalone energy storage projects in construction and operation, with another 3,000 MW in the development pipeline.

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  • September 15 @ 3:47 am

UK officials approve GE’s offshore wind blade plant

The facility will produce GE’s 107-meter offshore wind blade as a component of the Haliade-X offshore wind turbine.

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  • September 14 @ 8:52 am

New hydropower certification and labeling scheme launched

The Hydropower Sustainability Standard was launched Sept. 8 at the International Hydropower Association’s World Hydropower Congress and will help to ensure that hydropower projects across the world are recognized and certified for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Developed by a coalition of industry, governments, multilateral and financial institutions and civil society organizations, the […]

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  • September 14 @ 8:51 am

Illinois passes binding 100% clean energy bill

The Illinois legislature gave final approval Monday to a bill that sets the state on a path to 100% carbon-free power by 2045.

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  • September 14 @ 6:49 am

Biden’s solar goals threatened by supply chain, trade issues

Solar prices have increased and are likely to continue trending higher through next year because of supply chain constraints and trade issues, according to a new report.

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  • September 14 @ 5:37 am

10 largest wind farm projects completed in the U.S. so far in 2021

The U.S. now has 127 GW of cumulative wind power capacity with a pipeline of 62 GW under development through 2025.

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  • September 14 @ 4:20 am

Toyota targets 50% reduction in EV battery costs by 2030

Toyota is expecting to invest up to $13.6 billion in battery development and production by 2030.

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  • September 14 @ 4:00 am

How the UK can become a leader in wind turbine recycling

Although wind is expected to play a key role in environmental sustainability through the decarbonization of power generation, adopting a circular approach across the entire value chain is vital.

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  • September 14 @ 4:00 am

Big wins for renewable energy in the ‘Build Back Better’ bill

Democrats in the U.S. House released specifics of the Build Back Better plan within the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, which includes big wins for renewable energy.

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  • September 13 @ 9:53 am

New Jersey breaks ground on nation’s first port designed for offshore wind industry

The New Jersey Wind Port is designed to serve as a hub for the offshore wind industry along with East Coast, with access to more than 50% of available U.S. offshore wind lease areas.

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  • September 13 @ 4:54 am

Biden’s proposed increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

President Joe Biden has called for major clean energy investments as a way to curb climate change and generate jobs.

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  • September 13 @ 4:00 am

Minnesota utility co-op sees big battery as piece of grid reliability puzzle

The utility cooperative partnering with Form Energy on its first “iron air” battery project sees the long-duration energy storage technology as a potential buffer for its grid during extreme cold snaps like 2019’s polar vortex.

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  • September 13 @ 4:00 am

Energy Vault valued at $1.1 billion after merger

Energy Vault’s energy storage systems use gravity to store and release renewable energy on demand, giving grid-scale reliability to clean energy sources in place of fossil fuels.

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  • September 10 @ 8:59 am

Study: Clean energy developers are unfairly burdened with transmission upgrade costs

The analysis focused on a representative sample of network upgrades in the MISO and SPP regions. Even with conservative assumptions, ICF found significant system-wide benefits in two-thirds of the upgrades evaluated — benefits that other users of the shared system are receiving at little to no cost.

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  • September 10 @ 4:42 am

The true cost of climate change inaction

We are drastically underestimating the social cost of carbon – the total social and environmental damage that will result per ton of carbon dioxide emitted.

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  • September 10 @ 4:00 am

Are bifacial solar PV modules worth the extra cost?

The promise of bifacial solar PV’s higher energy yield comes at a higher cost.

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  • September 10 @ 4:00 am

The trust cost of climate change inaction

We are drastically underestimating the social cost of carbon – the total social and environmental damage that will result per ton of carbon dioxide emitted.

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  • September 10 @ 4:00 am

Goldwind connects 5 MW test wind turbine to the grid

Goldwind’s PMDD onshore GW 5S Smart Wind Turbine features a 165-meter rotor diameter and hub heights that can range from 100-130 meters. 

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  • September 10 @ 4:00 am

Algonquin Power & Utilities building 108-MW wind farm under PPA with JPMorgan Chase

The 108-MW Shady Oaks II wind project is a collaboration of Liberty and JPMorgan Chase. Construction began this spring.

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  • September 10 @ 4:00 am

World EV Day: Why fleets might go electric before you do

While consumer vehicles take up most of the headlines, the electrification of fleet vehicles is poised to take EVs to the next level.

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  • September 9 @ 11:00 am

Heliene boosts U.S. solar supply chain with expansion of Minnesota facility

The Mountain Iron facility will become the second-largest solar module manufacturing plant in the U.S.

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  • September 9 @ 8:00 am

U.S. connected 2.8 GW wind power capacity to the grid in Q2

The U.S. now has 127 GW of cumulative wind power capacity with a pipeline of 62 GW under development through 2025.

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  • September 9 @ 5:43 am

Iowa experiment tests potential to pair solar with carbon sequestration

An environmental consultant tasked with creating a business model to monetize carbon capture on solar sites will study the ability of different plant mixes to absorb and retain carbon at a 1-megawatt Alliant Energy array.

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  • September 9 @ 5:22 am

100% renewable energy? Germany can get there by 2030, study claims

Germany can, and must, meet the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement by achieving 100% renewable energy by 2030, a new study claims.

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  • September 9 @ 4:45 am

OYA Solar building six community solar projects in New York State

The projects are expected to generate approximately 895,000 MWh of power and offset 699,000 tons of carbon dioxide over their 25-year operation.

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  • September 9 @ 4:00 am

Solar PV’s recycling opportunity

Materials used in solar panels could be worth $2 billion a year by 2050, with the amount of decommissioned cells reaching 80 million metric tons.

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  • September 9 @ 4:00 am

Biden blueprint calls for wind and solar to power 90% of U.S. grid by 2050

The U.S. Dept of Energy’s Solar Futures Study is a blueprint that broadly shows how the U.S. could reach the milestone in the Biden administration’s quest for a zero-carbon grid.

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  • September 8 @ 11:38 am

Invenergy, BW Offshore partner in bid for 5.4 GW wind project offshore Scotland

The offshore wind project will be a mix of floating and fixed foundations off the northeast coast of Scotland, as part of a bid for the first ScotWind leasing round.

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  • September 8 @ 8:50 am

Climate groups tell Congress to ignore hydrogen ‘hype’

Dozens of climate groups are urging leaders in Congress to avoid funding hydrogen-based technologies in the infrastructure and budget reconciliation packages.

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  • September 8 @ 5:57 am

Analysis: U.S. solar project pipeline totals 17.4 GW

Texas leads the nation in solar projects in advanced development or under construction, ahead of North Carolina and California.

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  • September 8 @ 4:41 am

Advocates call for long-term clean energy incentives in budget reconciliation package

A coalition of more than 50 groups called on Congress to include long-term clean energy tax incentives in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package.

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  • September 8 @ 4:00 am

World’s longest underground transmission line will transport wind energy to Germany’s grid

The 700-km 100% underground SuedLink transmission line will transport wind energy from northern Germany to Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg and better integrate sources of renewable energy into Germany’s electricity grid.

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  • September 8 @ 4:00 am

FERC wants to hear directly from renewable developers on interconnection and transmission planning

Developers should ask FERC to mandate RTO studies and tools to reduce the speculative nature of site selection.

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  • September 8 @ 4:00 am

The world’s first recyclable wind turbine blade is ready for commercial use

The first six of Siemens Gamesa’s 81-meter RecyclableBlades were produced at the company’s plant in Denmark.

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  • September 7 @ 11:52 am

Battery modules at Phase 1 Moss Landing energy storage project overheat, avoid fire

Battery modules at the utility-scale Moss Landing Energy Storage site in coastal central California overheated this past weekend but did not cause a fire or do any harm to outside systems or any people, system owner Vistra Energy reported.

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  • September 7 @ 11:23 am

Forecast: 8 million energy jobs created by meeting Paris agreement

Quickly switching to renewables will create 5 million more jobs by 2050 than sticking to fossil fuels will, according to projections.

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  • September 7 @ 10:51 am

Ponds, reservoirs could host floating solar in space-constrained Massachusetts

Developers intend to install the floating solar panels atop storage ponds, water treatments plants, and other human-made bodies of water — a first in a state mired in debate over how best to site projects.

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  • September 7 @ 10:09 am

Ørsted adds partners in bid for world’s first energy island project

Denmark’s North Sea energy island will produce 3 GW of energy, with a long-term expansion goal of 10 GW, using 200 offshore wind turbines.

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  • September 7 @ 5:54 am

‘There’s a gap’: A cybersecurity expert’s advice for renewable energy

A cybersecurity expert offers four key tips for renewable energy asset owners, who face an increased risk of attacks.

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  • September 7 @ 4:00 am

Massachusetts startup crowdfunding short-term energy storage technology

Helix Power Corporation is seeking seed capital from investors to advance its patented flywheel short-term energy storage technology.

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  • September 3 @ 8:08 am

California passes ‘much needed’ fix for solar project financing

California lawmakers passed a bill to extend a property tax exemption to solar projects that change ownership through the “partnership flip” financing structure.

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  • September 3 @ 7:37 am

EDF signs 300 MW solar+storage purchase agreement with LA-area clean electricity provider

The agreement will provide enough electricity to power more than 163,000 homes and avoid 669,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.

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  • September 3 @ 5:50 am

BLM considers revisions to public land regulations for renewable energy

The Biden administration has started the process of revising public land regulations for renewable energy projects, a move that advocates say could cut costs for wind and solar project developers.

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  • September 3 @ 4:56 am

Despite pandemic, U.S. solar PV shipments reached a record high in 2020

U.S. shipments of solar photovoltaic modules — including imports, exports, and modules produced domestically — reached a record 21.8 million peak kilowatts in 2020, a record high, despite global pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • September 2 @ 8:19 am

RENOVA participates in 17.4-MW Kiangan Hydroelectric Power Project in Philippines

RENOVA Inc. announces that it is participating in the 17.4-MW Kiangan Hydroelectric Power Project currently under development in Ifugao Province, Philippines and the project concluded loan agreements with the Philippine Development Bank and other financial institutions as of Aug. 26, 2021. The Kiangan project will be RENOVA’s first hydroelectric power project and its first investment […]

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  • September 2 @ 8:19 am

Duke Energy can cut emissions by 74% by 2030. Here’s how

If Duke Energy avoids natural gas capacity additions and adds renewable energy and energy storage under a proposed North Carolina law, the utility could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 74% over the next decade, according to a study.

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  • September 2 @ 4:55 am

Pandemic hasn’t slowed down large solar project development

Fears that the COVID-19 pandemic would substantially slow the development of utility-scale solar generation appear unfounded, at least for seven of the country’s biggest projects.

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  • September 2 @ 4:55 am

Vermont digs in on incentives to boost geothermal heat pumps

The technology has strong potential to help electrify homes, but high costs and logistical challenges still put it out of reach for most homeowners.

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  • September 2 @ 4:54 am

Floating offshore wind farm to power 1 million South Korean homes

A joint venture between Shell and CoensHexicon announced plans for a 1.4 GW floating offshore wind farm off South Korea.

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  • September 2 @ 4:51 am

Shell to install 50,000 EV chargers in the UK

Shell wants to expand its electric vehicle charging network to from 60,000 charge points today to 500,000 by 2025 as part of the company’s net-zero emissions target by 2050.

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  • September 1 @ 9:42 am

New York activates first opt-out community solar program in the U.S.

The first community solar program in the U.S. to automatically enroll residents is now active in Western New York.

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  • September 1 @ 9:00 am

Electrification ‘not enough’ to meet Paris climate goals, consultant says

The new report called the coronavirus pandemic a “lost opportunity” to speed up the pace of the energy transition.

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  • September 1 @ 6:08 am

What’s the difference between net-zero and carbon-neutral policies?

Two seemingly interchangeable terms often seen are ‘Carbon Neutral’ and ‘Net Zero Carbon’. The two, however, are not the same thing.

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  • September 1 @ 5:00 am

A guide to inspecting solar PV systems from manned aircraft

The guide includes recommendations for when to use manned aircraft, flight planning, equipment mounting and operation, specific cameras, lens configurations and aircraft makes and models that are most commonly used within the solar industry.

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  • September 1 @ 5:00 am

MISO leads in renewable energy interconnection

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator is making it easier to connect renewable energy resources to the grid.

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  • September 1 @ 5:00 am

Silfab Solar doubles U.S. manufacturing capacity with new facility

The company’s highly-automated Burlington facility, located just 24 miles north of its Bellingham PV module assembly plant, is focusing on the Silfab Prime 370wt series module.

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  • August 31 @ 12:43 pm

Volvo receives world’s first fossil-free steel

The steel was reduced using 100% fossil-free hydrogen, instead of coal and coke. SSAB said the trial delivery is an important step to developing a completely fossil-free value chain for iron and steelmaking.

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  • August 31 @ 10:02 am

Octopus Australia acquires 180 MW wind farm

Octopus Group has acquired the 180 MW Dulacca Wind Farm project in Queensland, Australia from RES. Vestas will supply and install the 43 wind turbines.

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  • August 31 @ 9:32 am

Montana’s renewable energy city coalition grows

Helena, Missoula, and Bozeman, Montana have joined a city coalition committing to 100% renewable energy.

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  • August 31 @ 5:00 am

Canada’s geothermal energy opportunity

Although many countries have been ‘slow’ to develop geothermal projects, Canada has actually been in a deep slumber, having yet to build its first geothermal power generating facility.

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  • August 31 @ 5:00 am

What a year for wind

The U.S. added 16.8 gigawatts of new wind power capacity in 2020, while project costs declined and performance improved, according to the Dept. of Energy’s annual report on the industry.

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  • August 30 @ 1:45 pm

Chinese firm claims ‘world’s first’ cobalt-free EV battery

The SVOLT’s cobalt-free battery can reach 82.5 KWh of electricity, energy density of 170 WH/kg, and range of more than 600 kilometers under normal conditions, the company said.

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  • August 30 @ 10:56 am

Chinese firm unveils cobalt-free EV battery

The SVOLT’s cobalt-free battery can reach 82.5 KWh of electricity, energy density of 170 WH/kg, and range of more than 600 kilometers under normal conditions, the company said.

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  • August 30 @ 10:56 am

New York’s 122-turbine offshore wind project to receive environmental review

The proposed offshore wind project could generate up to 1,300 megawatts of renewable energy and power nearly 600,000 homes.

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  • August 30 @ 8:59 am

Solar + storage provider unveils new financing structure for C&I, community solar projects

Under the framework, Q Cells will provide capital investment in exchange for the rights to future grid services revenue expected to be generated by the portfolio in California.

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  • August 30 @ 8:22 am

Former golf course site could provide Michigan with 30 MW solar energy

Heathlands Solar will have a total capacity of 30 MW, enough to power 15,000 homes.

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  • August 30 @ 7:01 am

What effect will the “Code Red” climate report have on COP26?

Of all the COP series so far, this one is undoubtedly the most important in history. Let’s hope our leaders use the opportunity to rewrite our future.

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  • August 30 @ 5:00 am

These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100% renewable electricity

In a recent report, researchers at NREL estimated that the potential exists to increase U.S. renewable energy storage capacity by as much as 3,000% percent by 2050.

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  • August 30 @ 5:00 am

GM’s EV company will purchase renewable energy credits from solar farms

The ‘Farm to Fleet’ initiative allows Cruise to directly purchase credits to power its fleet in San Francisco. In 2019, the company pledged to power its fleet with 100% renewable energy.

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  • August 27 @ 8:59 am

U.S.’s largest offshore wind project takes another step forward

Once completed, the Virginia offshore wind project will produce enough renewable energy to power up to 660,000 homes.

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  • August 27 @ 7:15 am

Microgrids must be a part of the decentralization of electricity

The world should recognize and push for microgrids, and federations of microgrids, as the topology of the electricity infrastructure of the future.

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  • August 27 @ 5:00 am

From smart meters to big batteries, co-ops emerge as clean grid laboratories

A wave of pilot programs by Minnesota electric cooperatives is saving customers money and providing useful data for larger utilities considering new technology and pricing models to encourage grid efficiency.

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  • August 27 @ 5:00 am

How to resolve prior mortgage issues on renewable energy projects

Resolving issues related to prior mortgages is key to establishing a title policy that is satisfactory to lenders and investors while also protecting the project company’s real property assets.

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  • August 27 @ 5:00 am

Kamoa Copper extends agreement to facilitate upgrade of turbine at Inga II hydropower

Ivanhoe Mines Co-Chairs Robert Friedland and Yufeng “Miles” Sun announced that Kamoa Copper SA sister company Ivanhoe Mines Energy DRC has extended its existing financing agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo’s La Société Nationale d’ Électricité (SNEL) to upgrade turbine 5 in the 1,424-MW Inga II hydropower facility on the Congo River. Ivanhoe Mines […]

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  • August 26 @ 10:23 am

Register: REW+ virtual event explores future of community solar and solar+storage

Join us for the RENEWABLE+ Series virtual event on the future of community solar and solar+storage on Oct. 6.

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  • August 26 @ 8:10 am

Chevron backs long-duration thermal energy storage developer Malta

Long-duration thermal energy storage developer Malta raised $60 million in its oversubscribed Series B financing round with added support from Chevron Energy Ventures and Piva Capital.

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  • August 26 @ 7:51 am

Infrastructure, reconciliation packages bring Biden’s emissions target within reach, Schumer says

Schumer’s office said the Clean Electricity Payment Program and tax credits for renewable energy sources will make the biggest impact.

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  • August 26 @ 6:31 am

Op-Ed: IPCC report proves why we can’t rely on coal-fired solar to solve the climate crisis

Parts of the solar supply chain are so carbon-intensive, each solar panel made there contains emissions from some 500 pounds of coal.

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  • August 26 @ 5:00 am

EIA: Curtailments of solar electricity generation continue to increase in California

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) curtailed 1.5 million MWh of utility-scale solar-powered electricity generation in 2020

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  • August 26 @ 5:00 am

Widespread electrified transport is coming fast— Are we ready?

Almost every trucking company has plans to electrify in the next few decades, the infrastructure to charge those trucks needs to be in development now.

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  • August 26 @ 5:00 am

Renewables made up 92% of new generating capacity in the U.S. in the first half of 2021

Renewable energy sources dominated new U.S. electrical generating capacity additions and increased their contribution to the nation’s electrical production in the first half of 2021.

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  • August 25 @ 1:58 pm

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas receives 50 MW order in Poland

Vestas will supply and install turbines at the 15 MW Podlasek and 35 MW Wólka Dobryńska projects, both with anticipated commissioning by the end of 2022.

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  • August 25 @ 10:25 am

Installation of world’s largest floating offshore wind farm completed

The Kincardine Offshore Wind farm is expected to generate up to 218 GWh of clean electricity each year, enough to power 55,000 Scottish households.

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  • August 25 @ 8:52 am

‘Desperate’ for workers, will clean energy embrace fossil fuel professionals?

Advocates of reducing carbon emissions say the advanced energy economy’s rapid growth requires the embrace of qualified individuals from all backgrounds — including fossil fuels — to reach ambitious climate goals.

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  • August 25 @ 6:01 am

Connecticut powers into the lead with breakthrough customer battery program

With the long-anticipated approval of its new Statewide Electric Storage Program, Connecticut has just leapfrogged the rest of New England to become the new regional leader in distributed battery storage program development.

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  • August 25 @ 5:00 am

Riding the ‘hydrogen wave’: A new fuel source for a shipping industry seeking lower emissions

Hydrogen as a clean fuel source poses an enticing option for shipping companies to meet decarbonization goals.

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  • August 25 @ 5:00 am

Crowley creates offshore wind workforce development program

The program, certified by the Global Wind Organisation, aims to facilitate the growth of the offshore wind workforce and provide sea safety and survival instruction.

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  • August 25 @ 5:00 am

This 264-meter tall offshore wind turbine is now the largest of its kind

Chinese manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy has unveiled a 264-meter tall, 16-megawatt capacity offshore wind turbine.

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  • August 24 @ 9:03 am

Guidehouse Insights forecast: AI-driven DER integration could reach $481M annually by 2030

As the number of networked sensors and demand-side devices, such as smart inverters and smart thermostats, has dramatically increased, so has the amount of data that utilities receive.

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  • August 24 @ 7:50 am

Kokam to supply Tahiti utility with 15MW battery system to replace reserve diesel generators

South Korean lithium-ion battery system manufacturer Kokam has entered into a contract to supply a Tahiti utility with a 15 MW/10.4 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS).

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  • August 24 @ 6:35 am

Faraday Future’s ultra-luxury EV completes 2,270 mi test

The test along the historic U.S. Route 66 gathered data from real-world conditions and user behaviors, stretching from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California.

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  • August 24 @ 5:52 am

Connecticut regulators plan major growth in battery storage, EV charging

Connecticut regulators have finalized new rules paving the way for a major expansion of battery storage and electric vehicle charging, part of a broader effort to modernize the state’s electric grid. 

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  • August 24 @ 5:22 am

Why renewable energy developers must pay attention to RTO stakeholder committees

Net metered solar eligibility to participate in wholesale markets, distribution utility override leading to non-performance penalties, and multiple entity interconnection processes are the main issues at this stage of RTO proposed compliance frameworks.

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  • August 24 @ 5:21 am

North Star Renewables secures $131M loan to build offshore wind farm support vessels

The company will build three new Service Operations Vessels (SOVs) to be delivered to the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm on long-term contracts.

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  • August 24 @ 5:20 am

Climate change is an infrastructure problem – map of electric vehicle chargers shows one reason why

Most of America’s 107,000 gas stations can fill several cars every five or 10 minutes at multiple pumps. Not so for electric vehicle chargers – at least not yet.

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  • August 23 @ 10:00 am

Offshore wind could help solve California’s reliability problem, report finds

An estimated 20 GW of viable offshore wind capacity exists in California with the potential to provide 25% of the state’s future electricity.

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  • August 23 @ 9:07 am

Utilities must educate customers about their power to curb climate change

The renewable energy industry and utilities have a unique opportunity to educate consumers about how that buying power can turn into climate action.

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  • August 23 @ 7:01 am

Canadian utility creates marketplace for DER households using blockchain technology

Alectra has launched a transactive software platform, GridExchange, to enable customers with solar panels, battery storage, and electric vehicles to participate in a marketplace.

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  • August 23 @ 7:00 am

Broad Reach Power adding 1,000 MW energy storage to Texas grid

Broad Reach Power owns 13 gigawatts of utility-scale solar and energy storage power projects in Montana, California, Wyoming, Utah, and Texas.

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  • August 23 @ 7:00 am

Mitsubishi Electric acquires DER software company Smarter Grid Solutions

SGS’ DER management system facilitates the integration of DER into markets and grids, including grid capacity management, interconnection, and energy as a service.

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  • August 23 @ 6:41 am

Trina Solar’s 210 PERC cell reaches record 23.56% efficiency

Trina Solar’s 210 PERC solar cell has achieved 23.56% efficiency, a record for 210 P-type monocrystalline silicon PERC cells, the company said this week.

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  • August 20 @ 10:51 am

BLM seeks public input on proposed 1,000 MW wind project in Idaho

The project would feature 400 wind turbines and up to seven new substations.

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  • August 20 @ 8:42 am

Anheuser-Busch begins construction on largest brewery solar project in U.S.

The solar project will generate 10% of the brewery’s total electricity use and create 16 new jobs at the facility. Anheuser-Busch’s Los Angeles brewery supports more than 100 brands.

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  • August 20 @ 7:47 am

Climate report underscores urgency of advancing battery storage for renewables

In order to prevent extreme heatwaves, rising sea levels, droughts, and other effects of climate change, urgent action must be taken. Governments, NGOs, and businesses need to work together to support the switch to renewable energy sources and clean energy technologies, such as batteries.

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  • August 20 @ 7:00 am

Gulf Power begins installation of solar panels at two new solar energy centers

Together, the 500-acre sites will have the capacity — 150 megawatts — to generate enough energy to power 30,000 homes.

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  • August 20 @ 7:00 am

The latest on SEEM, FERC, and the impact on renewable energy

The coalition of Southern utilities petitioning to form a new market exchange has responded to a second deficiency letter from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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  • August 20 @ 7:00 am

Vistra adds 100MW/400MWh to world’s largest battery facility

The facility is now storing power and supporting the California grid, when needed, with a total capacity of 400 MW/1,600 MWh.

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  • August 19 @ 1:38 pm

The automated vessel designed to transport electricity from offshore wind farms to shore

Japan’s PowerX is developing the world’s first vessel to transport electricity generated by offshore wind farms to shore.

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  • August 19 @ 8:59 am

Nomad Go’s AI technology could reduce building emissions by 30%

Nomad Go’s vision sensor detects whether people are present in a commercial space before using data to warm, cool, and ventilate a room based on occupants.

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  • August 19 @ 7:00 am

New Jersey community solar farm nears completion at former landfill site

New Jersey became a national leader in community solar projects in part by targeting previously unusable sites, like landfills.

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  • August 19 @ 7:00 am

Big Oil’s interest in hydrogen: boon or bane?

Whether Big Oil’s advance into the hydrogen economy will help or hinder the global effort to decarbonize the planet remains to be seen.

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  • August 19 @ 7:00 am

Slovenian utility installing solar plant at 136-MW Zlatoličje hydroelectric plant

Slovenia’s Dravske elektrarne Maribor is beginning construction of segment five of the Zlatoličje solar plant at the 136-MW Zlatoličje hydroelectric plant.

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  • August 18 @ 1:12 pm

UK unveils hydrogen strategy based on offshore wind model

The UK government has unveiled its long-awaited strategy for developing a hydrogen energy economy.

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  • August 18 @ 9:09 am

Once an environmental and financial burden, New Jersey landfill being redeveloped as a solar field

CEP Renewables began the development of a 25.6 megawatt (dc) solar project in Mount Olive, New Jersey at the former Combe Fill North Landfill site. Once completed, the solar project will be the largest on a capped landfill in North America.

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  • August 18 @ 7:01 am

The role of antitrust law in creating energy democracy

How legal advocacy for energy democracy can overcome utility barriers to a renewable energy economy.

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  • August 18 @ 7:00 am

What is the Clean Electricity Payment Program?

The Clean Electricity Payment Program in the reconciliation package being considered by Congress is not a Clean Energy Standard. But it can accomplish the same goal, advocates say.

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  • August 18 @ 6:01 am

Analysis: U.S. needs 1 million new electric vehicle charging stations to meet Biden’s goal

The U.S. needs 1.03 million new charging stations to support electric vehicles making up 50% of car sales by 2030, new analysis shows.

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  • August 17 @ 2:23 pm

U.S. onshore wind construction costs declined 27% from 2013-19

Construction costs for U.S. onshore wind generators declined by 27% from 2013-2019, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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  • August 17 @ 8:35 am

U.S. onshore wind construction costs continue to decline

Construction costs for U.S. onshore wind generators declined by 27% from 2013-2019, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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  • August 17 @ 8:35 am

FPL makes progress on battery installations at solar-powered facility

The plant will have 409 MW/900 MWh of capacity, enough to power 329,000 homes for more than two hours.

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  • August 17 @ 7:00 am

Company claims successful carbon capture and storage test pilot

Once in full operation, the plant is expected to convert forestry waste feedstock into 33.7 million gallons per year of “cleaner-burning renewable diesel.”

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  • August 17 @ 7:00 am

CS Energy building three new solar + storage projects in Florida

CS Energy’s national energy storage installation base will reach over 200 MWh with the completion of the projects in Florida.

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  • August 17 @ 7:00 am

‘Green Fleet’ initiative aligns Dominion Energy with Biden’s electric vehicle order

US utility Dominion Energy has announced a new target to convert its vehicle fleet of more than 8,600 units to electric models.

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  • August 16 @ 9:43 am

10,000 MW large-scale battery power capacity to be added to the grid from 2021-23, EIA says

EIA expects most of the new storage capacity to come from systems co-located or connected to solar projects.

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  • August 16 @ 9:26 am

Facebook building solar-powered data center in Arizona

Facebook will bring new solar projects totaling 450 MW to the local grid.

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  • August 16 @ 8:17 am

S&P: Why Florida will become the Southeast’s solar leader

Utility-led expansions, competitive prices, and favorable state policies are developing Florida into the Southeast’s leader for solar capacity, according to a new report by S&P.

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  • August 16 @ 7:30 am

WATCH: A conversation with Heliene CEO Martin Pochtaruk

Heliene is taking over the facility previously occupied by SolarTech Universal, which closed over a year ago, to produce its 66-cell HJT 370W module.

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  • August 16 @ 7:00 am

Heliene brings HJT solar cell module manufacturing back to the U.S.

Heliene is taking over the facility previously occupied by SolarTech Universal, which closed over a year ago, to produce its 66-cell HJT 370W module.

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  • August 16 @ 7:00 am

Bill Gates-backed Ambri raises $144 million to finance long-duration energy storage projects

Ambri manufactures calcium and antimony electrode-based cells and containerized systems—a business model that targets cost and longevity issues with lithium-ion batteries.

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  • August 13 @ 9:05 am

LS Power launches Rev Renewables to operate energy storage and renewable projects

ev Renewables LLC to develop, acquire and operate energy storage and renewable projects, including conventional hydropower and pumped storage.

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  • August 13 @ 7:03 am

Will NIMBYs sink new clean energy projects? The evidence says no – if developers listen to local concerns

When communities oppose projects, some people are quick to point to NIMBY, or not-in-my-backyard, sentiments as a formidable and pernicious obstacle.

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  • August 13 @ 7:00 am

U.S. offshore wind generation goals have a supply chain problem

The report said the Biden administration’s goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind production by 2030 is possible, despite the obstacles facing the industry.

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  • August 13 @ 7:00 am

EDP Renewables brings 180 MW wind farm online in North Texas

EDPR’s portfolio in Texas has reached 1,089 MW in operating renewable energy capacity, the company said.

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  • August 12 @ 9:44 am

ReNew Power acquires 359 MWs of hydro, solar projects in India

ReNew Power in India is acquiring two assets with a combined enterprise value of INR28.5 billion (US$384 million), which are expected to generate INR3.8 billion to 4.0 billion (US$ 50.7 million to 53.4 million) of EBITDA annually.

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  • August 12 @ 9:22 am

TechnipFMC dives into seabed mineral extraction to support energy transition

A specialist in offshore oil and gas exploration, TechnipFMC is diving into seabed mineral extraction to support the energy transition.

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  • August 12 @ 8:51 am

Clearloop.us to break ground on Tennessee solar farm

Clearloop CEO Laura Zapata discusses bringing solar power to a carbon-intensive region.

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  • August 12 @ 7:00 am

Removing state opt-out for demand response is favorable for Renewable developers

If we are keen on avoiding blackout situations recently experienced in California and Texas, we should incentivize distributed energy resource market participation in wholesale markets.

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  • August 12 @ 7:00 am

Daroga Power closes $230M fund, will deploy 32.85 MW Bloom Energy fuel cells

The fuel cells will provide clean and reliable baseload power for companies in California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maryland.

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  • August 12 @ 7:00 am

Diverse coalition forms to lobby for construction of electric vehicle charging network

The National EV Charging Initiative will “push for deeper commitments” from member groups and the federal government to make national EV charging infrastructure a reality.

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  • August 11 @ 1:59 pm

Midwest lost 8.9% of clean energy jobs in 2020, but there’s hope for a rebound

After years of rapid growth, clean energy jobs in the Midwestern United States fell by 8.9% — or approximately 66,000 — by the end of 2020, according to a new report by the nonpartisan business group E2 and Clean Energy Trust. While at one point in the year as many as 131,600 Midwesterners working in […]

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  • August 11 @ 10:00 am

Senate passes $3.5T budget package with wins for clean energy, climate

The package includes a roadmap to developing a clean energy standard, extending solar tax credits, and providing rebates to weatherize homes.

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  • August 11 @ 8:29 am

EIA: Renewables will make up 23% of U.S. electric power generation next year

Electric power generated from renewable energy sources in the U.S. will rise to nearly 23% in 2022, according to short-term guidance released Tuesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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  • August 11 @ 7:15 am

EV adoption in the U.S. depends on infrastructure

How can widespread EV adoption go from aspirational to attainable?

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  • August 11 @ 6:30 am

Betting on batteries: Phillips 66 is building a U.S. supply chain to support electric vehicles, storage

The company announced Monday the acquisition of a 16% stake in Austrian battery material supplier NOVONIX Limited, valued at $150 million.

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  • August 11 @ 6:00 am

Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure bill. What’s in it for renewable energy?

Advocates called the bipartisan infrastructure bill a “down payment” on President Biden’s climate and clean energy ambitions.

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  • August 10 @ 11:27 am

A solar settlement for the good of the grid

Getting electricity customer-generators the compensation they deserve has been a battle in many states. Could a settlement between the utility and solar advocates squash net metering conflict for good?

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  • August 10 @ 10:33 am

Ørsted, Microsoft enter into power purchase agreement for solar in Texas

Microsoft will buy power from Ørsted’s 430 MWAC solar energy center Old 300, which is expected to come online next year. The project is located on 2,800 acres of privately-owned land in Needville.

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  • August 10 @ 10:05 am

Correcting residential power factor could unlock more distributed renewables, study finds

New analysis from Pecan Street has found that it is possible to free 12-16% of the distribution system’s current capacity without upgrades to existing utility infrastructure.

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  • August 10 @ 9:33 am

New York State’s largest community solar + storage project nears completion

The Lenox Community Solar Project is projected to generate 5,933.00 MWh in the first year of operation

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  • August 10 @ 9:24 am

Corporate leaders ask Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to abandon anti-renewable energy proposals

The letter urges Texas leaders to scrap anti-renewable energy proposals crafted in response to February’s extreme winter storm.

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  • August 10 @ 7:51 am

Interactive map shows how states can meet 50% of energy demand with solar

The analysis suggests that oversized solar photovoltaic can meet 50% of U.S. energy demand “firmly and affordably,” while occupying just .25% of the continental U.S. land surface.

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  • August 10 @ 7:30 am

‘Code red for humanity’: Renewable energy advocates react to U.N. climate report

The report – signed by leaders from 195 governments – is the first released by the panel since 2013, again confirming that global warming is being driven by emissions from human activities.

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  • August 9 @ 12:47 pm

MAN Energy Solutions, ANDRITZ Hydro to produce hydrogen from hydropower

MAN Energy Solutions and ANDRITZ Hydro have completed a strategic framework agreement to jointly develop international projects for the production of green hydrogen from hydropower. Frank Mette, chief executive officer of ANDRITZ Hydro in Germany, and Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO and chief technology officer of MAN Energy Solutions, signed the agreement. A pilot project in […]

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  • August 9 @ 11:41 am

Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm is now connected to the grid

The 400-megawatt Dumat al-Jandal wind farm – developed by EDF Renewables and Masdar – is made up of 99 wind turbines, the reports said.

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  • August 9 @ 9:58 am

American Electric Power, Sempra launch sustainable finance frameworks

By issuing bonds, loans, or other financial instruments, the companies hope to support clean energy and socially conscious projects in the pursuit of net-zero emissions.

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  • August 9 @ 9:34 am

Navigating network demands in the net-zero world

Grid connections and system security issues pose a great challenge to the ongoing roll-out of renewable energy projects and, ultimately, the achievement of worldwide net-zero goals. But it’s a challenge that can be met.

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  • August 9 @ 8:20 am

Aurora Solar strengthens commercial offering with acquisition of HelioScope

Folsom Labs is the developer of HelioScope, a leading software platform for the commercial solar sector.

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  • August 9 @ 6:00 am

Why analysts say President Biden will fall short of offshore wind goals

Massive investment in offshore wind is expected to drive capacity to 21 gigawatts by 2030, according to a report by IHS Markit, compared to the current capacity of 42 megawatts. But analysts say the industry is still likely to fall 30% short of President Biden’s 2030 goals.

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  • August 6 @ 11:29 am

Report: Natural gas infrastructure can play a key role in clean energy transition

The report states that more emphasis is needed on the repurposing of existing infrastructure to enable gas to become a “second pillar” of decarbonization alongside renewables.

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  • August 6 @ 10:33 am

California, Maryland, and Florida lead nation in electric school bus adoption, report finds

Only 2% of American school districts have committed to one or more electric buses, according to a new report by the World Resources Institute.

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  • August 6 @ 10:14 am

How energy providers can prepare for summer heat with innovative solutions

States are pushing to use clean electricity to power vehicles and buildings to cut carbon, which will increase demand.

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  • August 6 @ 8:20 am

Lagunitas brewery’s innovative 2.1-MW solar array brings a wealth of benefits

Lagunitas Brewing Company, where thousands of people congregate annually for live music, food and of course — craft beer — produces millions of barrels a year, and as a result uses a great deal of power.

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  • August 6 @ 8:00 am

California university prepares to test ‘breakthrough’ space-based solar power project

The project’s first test will occur in early 2023.

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  • August 6 @ 7:30 am

Green Mountain Energy applies to enter Arizona electricity market with 100% renewable energy

If approved, GME would become the first and only electricity provider to exclusively offer clean, renewable energy to customers in Arizona, according to the company.

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  • August 5 @ 1:21 pm

Lightsource bp to power McDonald’s and eBay with Louisiana’s largest solar plant

Energy company Lightsource bp has announced that it will be investing $300 million to develop what is claimed to be Louisiana’s largest solar energy project, 30 miles northwest of Baton Rouge in Pointe Coupee Parish.

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  • August 5 @ 11:20 am

4 keys to getting community buy-in for solar energy projects

The U.S. will need 13,412 sq. mi. of land to install the solar panels needed to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

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  • August 5 @ 10:02 am

Europe’s largest energy storage project successfully connects to the grid

The Minety plant is designed for maximizing renewable energy assets and providing grid stability using Sungrow’s 1500V energy storage system solutions.

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  • August 5 @ 9:34 am

Ørsted completes 130-turbine wind farm project in Texas

The company also secured long-term power purchase agreements with PepsiCo, Hormel Foods, and Nucor for much of the power generated from the project.

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  • August 5 @ 8:18 am

Renewable power plants need better planning and design

Our new energy infrastructure can be more equitable and ecologically sensitive, writes author Jared Green

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  • August 4 @ 1:35 pm

US Wind will expand offshore project in Maryland to include up to 82 turbines, company says

US Wind also intends to develop 90 waterfront acres into a new offshore wind deployment hub.

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  • August 4 @ 11:01 am

LIDAR helps Greece become a renewable energy leader

ZX Lidar’s Unit #106 began life in rural England. Now though, #106 is an experienced traveller helping to establish Greece as a renewable energy leader. She still has her roots in British soil but her heart belongs to Athens. Say hello to “Eunice”.

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  • August 4 @ 9:52 am

First half of 2021 sees record investment in renewable energy

Despite record investment, analysts still say “immediate” funding is needed to reach global net-zero emissions goals.

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  • August 4 @ 8:41 am

Top 5 tips to bring a renewable energy equipment prototype to market

Where new product teams and entire organizations find a chasm is in the ability to turn early-stage technologies into production scale volumes.

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  • August 4 @ 7:30 am

NY Green Bank raises $314 million to meet demand for clean energy project financing

The transaction with Bank of America is the largest ever conducted by a green bank in the United States.

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  • August 3 @ 11:45 am

What’s in Congress’ infrastructure bill for renewable energy

Advocates called the bipartisan infrastructure bill a “down payment” on President Biden’s climate and clean energy ambitions.

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  • August 3 @ 8:57 am

August sizzle: POWERGEN+, POWERGRID webcasts hot on decentralized energy, T&D

From T&D to on-site power and distributed energy, the webcasts take the temperature of the state of power transmission and generation at its most advanced stages.

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  • August 2 @ 12:41 pm

NextEra wing selling $290M solar-storage project to AES Indiana

The Indiana subsidiary of AES Corp. will acquire and oversee building of a 250-MW solar and 180-MWh energy storage facility in that state.

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  • August 2 @ 12:27 pm

South Carolina’s Past Failures and New Policies Contribute to a Brighter Future for Solar and Battery Storage

South Carolina now stands among the more proactive Southern states in clean energy policy. But it wasn’t always that way.

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  • August 2 @ 10:57 am

Given detailed analysis, grids can host the most solar

Originally published at ILSR.org Electricity customers are lining up to generate their own clean, affordable solar energy, but to get it to them, solar developers must navigate the impediments of a congested and outdated electricity grid. For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Yochi Zakai, an attorney with Shute, Mahaly, […]

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  • August 2 @ 10:35 am

Utility giant NextEra adds 1.8 GW of renewables, storage to backlog

NextEra Energy added 1.8 gigawatts of renewables and storage to its backlog in the second quarter of 2021, the company reported last week.

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  • August 2 @ 9:50 am

Biden administration advances offshore wind energy plans in California, North Carolina

The Biden administration – through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) – is advancing the process to bring offshore wind energy development to California and North Carolina.

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  • August 2 @ 9:18 am

20-MW, 80-MWh Santa Ana battery storage project operational in California

Calpine and GE Renewable Energy this month announced completion of a 80-MWh standalone battery storage system in southern California. The Santa Ana Storage Project, which uses GE’s Reservoir energy storage technology, entered into commercial operation. The 20-MW, 80-MWh capacity is supported by a 20-year Resource Adequacy Power Purchase Agreement. Calpine, which traditionally has been a […]

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  • July 30 @ 7:25 am

The era of green finance

Companies and investors alike are seeking to get behind, and capitalize on, the decarbonization tailwinds impacting the industry.

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  • July 30 @ 4:18 am

US oil and gas companies should consider redirecting investments from new drilling to renewable energies

By Ian Palmer, PhD The world can address greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in different ways. The direct way is by reducing fossil fuel production, the main source at 73% of global GHG. Europe is following this approach, perhaps because its companies don’t have the enormous success of a shale revolution to maintain.  In Europe, companies […]

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  • July 30 @ 4:01 am

Renewables became second-most prevalent U.S. electricity source in 2020, per EIA

In 2020, renewables generated a record 834 billion kWh of electricity, or about 21% of all the electricity generated in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration, coming in second to natural gas at 1,617 billion kWh. Renewable energy sources include wind, hydroelectric, solar, biomass and geothermal energy. Only natural gas produced more electricity […]

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  • July 29 @ 10:23 am

Four ways to put EVs on our roads today

If the clean energy industry has shown us anything the past few years, it’s that it’s booming and ready to power our economy long into the future. The price declines in solar, wind, and battery storage have shown that renewables are available, economical, and growing.

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  • July 29 @ 7:53 am

Solar panels don’t have to be ugly

Most people today know home solar can help you save on energy costs while reducing your carbon footprint. Plus, when you combine solar panels with a battery you don’t have to suffer through a power outage whether it’s caused by a storm, overwhelmed power grid or cyberattack. However, there are still homeowners with unshaded roofs […]

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  • July 29 @ 7:00 am

Shell to become clean energy provider with acquisition of Inspire

Inspire, a company that purchases renewable energy credits (RECS) and retires them on behalf of its customers, announced it has signed an agreement to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell New Energies US LLC. As part of Shell, Inspire intends to rapidly scale its offering of access to sustainable energy to U.S. households. According […]

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  • July 28 @ 8:11 am

Are we entering a new era for utility-scale solar?

This rapid expansion over 2020 and forecast growth for 2021-22 is fantastic news for the solar sector, and particularly the utility-scale market.

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  • July 28 @ 6:59 am

Investment trends in grid-scale battery storage

Continued growth in the renewables market depends heavily on the widespread implementation of effective energy storage technologies.

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  • July 28 @ 3:34 am

Zambia commissions first unit of 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station

On July 23, the government of Zambia celebrated commissioning of the first unit at the 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station. Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, gave an address on the occasion, which was attended by many dignitaries, including representatives of project owner Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. (ZESCO) and contractor Sinohydro […]

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  • July 27 @ 11:19 am

In Wisconsin, conservatives make the case for third-party community solar

A conservative-led alliance of farming, construction, and clean energy groups is pushing new legislation in Wisconsin meant to create competition and accelerate the development of subscriber-backed community solar projects.

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  • July 27 @ 8:58 am

Electric utilities plan DC fast-chargers up and down eastern US highways

Now 14 utilities representing 29 states plus DC and serving more than 60M customers have joined a coalition to speed EV adoption. The Electric Highway Coalition (EHC), a group of electric utilities working together to install fast-charging EV stations along major interstate highways, has doubled its members. Membership in the EHC has now grown to […]

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  • July 27 @ 7:58 am

Grid enhancing technologies find a place in FERC’s ANOPR on transmission planning

In the recently announced ANOPR on transmission planning, cost allocation, and generator interconnection reform process, FERC is seeking comments on whether it should require transmission providers to consider grid enhancing technologies in generator interconnection studies to interconnect renewable projects. FERC is also seeking comments from transmission providers who have already implemented and have experience with […]

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  • July 27 @ 7:52 am

SUN DAY says data show renewables could meet 33% of need by 2030…and maybe more

Last week, Ken Bossong of the SUN DAY campaign said that data released over the past decade by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as well as near-term forecasts by both agencies suggest continued strong growth by renewable energy sources. However, unless accelerated, that growth will fall short […]

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  • July 26 @ 10:09 am

New Mexico’s community solar program

Originally published at ILSR.org Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Energy Transition Act (SB 489) in 2019, which introduced the idea of a community solar program, and also mandated that New Mexico move to 50% renewable energy by 2030.  However, New Mexico’s community solar program was truly born in 2021, when the Community Solar Act […]

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  • July 26 @ 9:50 am

Is someone you know changing the world? Nominate them for the constellation prize

The prize sheds light on how engineering can be done to promote new modes of engagement, research, development, and design that elevate the values of environmental protection, social justice, human rights, and peace.

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  • July 26 @ 9:39 am

The UK’s ‘Green Jobs Taskforce’ outlines plan to boost Britain’s green economy

he UK’s Government has been looking very closely at its green policies, cognisant that switching to low carbon technologies will boost the British economy by billions of pounds over the coming years.

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  • July 23 @ 6:48 am

Solar and battery-powered mini-grids to bring electricity to 55,000 people in Nigeria for the first time

PowerGen, a developer of on- and off-grid distributed energy said this week that it has secured long term project financing to connect 55,000 people to electricity in rural Nigeria

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  • July 23 @ 2:52 am

Energy Storage, Clean Power associations planning merger to strengthen U.S. renewable energy unity

The U.S. Energy Storage Association intends to merge with the American Clean Power Association in a move to spearhead transformative growth for renewable energies.

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  • July 22 @ 2:13 pm

Natel Energy announces $20 million funding to further deploy Restoration Hydro Turbine

Natel Energy announced a $20 million funding round, led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and supported by Chevron Technology Ventures, to build momentum in deploying its flagship product, the Restoration Hydro Turbine (RHT). “As more solar and wind power solutions are deployed, the role of hydropower will become increasingly important due to its inherent reliability, […]

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  • July 22 @ 9:27 am

Sandia explores molten salt batteries for grid-scale energy storage

New molten sodium batteries operate at lower temperatures using low- cost materials Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have designed a new class of molten sodium batteries for grid-scale energy storage. The new battery design was shared in a paper published today in the scientific journal Cell Reports Physical Science. Molten sodium batteries have been used for many […]

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  • July 22 @ 2:02 am

National Grid JV Emerald gains $150M credit for future solar, wind & energy storage investment

A joint venture owned by utility giant National Grid has secured $150 million in new credit to help grow its renewable energy investment over the coming years. Emerald Energy Venture LLC secured its $150 million portfolio revolving facility structured by SMBC, which is also lead arranger and agent. The portfolio revolver can be expanded to […]

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  • July 21 @ 10:48 am

Condo owners’ appeal could be last legal hurdle for offshore wind in Great Lakes

A legal challenge by two lakeview condo dwellers seeking to block Lake Erie’s first offshore wind farm faces a high legal bar before the Ohio Supreme Court — with equally high stakes for clean energy in the region. The Icebreaker Windpower project’s six turbines would sit roughly 8 to 10 miles northwest of Cleveland and […]

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  • July 21 @ 8:54 am

Siemens and German utility to develop giant Li-Ion battery project

The need to ensure renewable energy resources can meet baseload power demand is intensifying the race for giant battery storage systems across Europe. Siemens Smart Infrastructure and German grid operator Zukunftsenergie Nordostbayern GmbH are the latest companies to join the race to improve battery storage, by planning to develop a 100-MW lithium-ion battery storage facility […]

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  • July 21 @ 8:40 am

Enel Green Power grows US portfolio with 450MW solar+storage

Enel Green Power North America has acquired a 3.2GW solar portfolio, including 450MW solar-plus-storage projects, from Dakota Renewable Energy.

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  • July 21 @ 8:31 am

Solar homeowners in O’ahu can receive large cash incentives for a new battery if the utility can use it

Hawaiian Electric will pay a cash incentive for customers on Oahu to add energy storage (a battery) to an existing or new rooftop solar system.

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  • July 20 @ 2:15 pm

ScottishPower and Shell want to build large-scale floating windfarms in UK waters

The group submitted multiple proposals for new floating offshore windfarms as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind Leasing.

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  • July 20 @ 9:10 am

NY transmission developer creates $270M fund for job training, education, community health and the environment

The fund will serve both communities near generation facilitates and those located along the 175-mile 1,300 megawatt HVDC transmission link.

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  • July 20 @ 8:58 am

Sustainable infrastructure developer, Generate Capital, raises $2B

Since 2014, Generate has built a portfolio of about $2 billion in sustainable infrastructure assets across the energy, waste, water and transport markets

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  • July 20 @ 7:50 am

An idea to clear out the SPP interconnection queue backlog to reduce renewable PPA costs

Clearing the current queue backlog is the focus of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) generator interconnection staff. However, they are missing a key long-term solution to address the root cause of backlog, identifying network upgrade costs for developers. Indeed, renewable energy (RE) developers could check if alternatives to network upgrades exist if these developers have […]

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  • July 19 @ 8:33 am

Report: 30M solar homes would create 1.77M jobs, $69B in energy savings

Our new report finds that installing rooftop solar panels and community solar systems to serve the equivalent of 30 million American homes would create significant economic benefits.

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  • July 19 @ 7:50 am

54-MW Ventus wind project in El Salvador reaches commercial operation

El Salvador’s first wind farm, the 54-MW Ventus Wind Project, has been commissioned by Guatemalan power developer Tracia Network Corporation. Located in Metapán, the wind farm comprises 15 Vestas V136-3.6 turbines and was designed to help reduce the nation’s dependence on imported fossil fuels, provide greater stability in the price of energy and diversify the […]

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  • July 19 @ 6:23 am

45-MW Ventus wind project in El Salvador’s reaches commercial operation

El Salvador’s first wind farm, the 54-MW Ventus Wind Project, has been commissioned by Guatemalan power developer Tracia Network Corporation. Located in Metapán, the wind farm comprises 15 Vestas V136-3.6 turbines and was designed to help reduce the nation’s dependence on imported fossil fuels, provide greater stability in the price of energy and diversify the […]

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  • July 19 @ 6:23 am

Can the US transmission planning process support a renewable energy future? FERC seeks comments

he new energy mix creates a need for expanded transmission and FERC wants to understand if its existing approach to transmission planning, cost allocation and interconnection is still relevant.

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  • July 16 @ 1:49 am

DOE announces goal to cut costs of long-duration energy storage by 90%

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) goal to reduce the cost of grid-scale, long-duration energy storage (of which pumped storage hydro is the largest source) by 90% within the decade. The second target within DOE’s Energy Earthshot Initiative, “Long Duration Storage Shot” sets goals to accelerate […]

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  • July 15 @ 11:25 am

Plug Power partnering with wind developer on PPA to energize green hydrogen production

Fuel cell technology firm Plug Power and Apex Clean Energy are partnering on a 345-MW wind power purchase agreement and development of a green hydrogen facility driven by the zero-carbon electricity. The 100-percent renewable energy PPA will supply a new hydrogen production plant being co-developed by Plug Power and Apex. Once operational, the hydrogen plant […]

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  • July 15 @ 9:59 am

Borrego to build 6.7-MW community solar array in Maine

CleanCapital’s cumulative acquisitions now total more than $850 million. This is CleanCapital’s first project in Maine, expanding the company’s total acquisitions to more than 230 MW in 19 states.

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  • July 15 @ 7:37 am

Clean Energy Group announces retirement of Lewis Milford as President; Seth Mullendore named successor

Clean Energy Group announces the retirement of Lewis Milford, its founder and president. His retirement will become effective on December 31, 2021. Seth Mullendore, CEG’s vice-president, has been named as the new Executive Director.

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  • July 15 @ 7:27 am

The second wave of renewables is here. What did we learn with the first?

Billions of dollars of investment flowing into renewable energy. A President pushing for solutions to combat climate change. Innovative technologies challenging the status quo. This is all very current, but it’s also exactly what happened in the first wave of renewables during the Obama administrations. For companies seeking success today in what’s shaping up to […]

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  • July 14 @ 4:49 am

Lithium isn’t needed for trains and buses

If the 19th century was the age of coal and the 20th the age of oil, the 21st century is starting to look like the age of lithium. A metal so soft it can be cut with a steel knife and for years known for its role treating bipolar disorder, lithium has quietly become the […]

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  • July 14 @ 4:32 am

HydroLand acquires two North Carolina hydroelectric facilities

HydroLand has acquired two small run-of-river hydroelectric facilities from Northbrook Carolina Hydro II LLC: 980-kW Bryson Hydroelectric Project and 1.04-MW Franklin Hydroelectric Project. “Since our acquisition of the Enel portfolio, we have been executing our plan to modernize and upgrade acquired hydroelectric facilities while building our portfolio with new acquisitions,” said Cory Lagerstrom, chief executive […]

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  • July 13 @ 9:20 am

Massive 50-GW wind, solar, hydrogen power plant with unique ownership model announced in Australia

An international consortium made up of InterContinental Energy, CWP Global and Mirning Green Energy Limited, announced today an integrated green fuels mega project in the South-East of Western Australia.

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  • July 13 @ 8:57 am

Battery installations in Australia up 20%, here’s why

Last year the number of residential battery systems installed in Australia increased by 20%. The 31,000 battery systems that were installed is a remarkable number, considering Australia entered a recession in September last year for the first time in almost 30 years. This article considers some of the key drivers behind the growing market adoption […]

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  • July 13 @ 4:09 am

Another clean energy company goes public via a SPAC

On Friday, solar financing company Sunlight Financial announced the closing of its previously-announced business combination with Spartan Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) sponsored by funds managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, Inc. Sunlight partners with contractors nationwide to provide homeowners with financing for the installation of residential solar […]

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  • July 12 @ 8:56 am

SEIA applauds NJ solar bills that encourage community solar, ‘dual-use’ solar and more

Earlier this month, the New Jersey legislature passed two pieces of legislation that will help increase solar development across the state.

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  • July 12 @ 8:46 am

New York announces initiatives to explore green hydrogen for decarbonization

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this week announced that New York plans to explore the potential role of green hydrogen as part of the state’s comprehensive decarbonization strategy. To support this effort to study green hydrogen and its possible applications, the state is collaborating with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), joining two hydrogen-focused […]

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  • July 9 @ 7:36 am

Bifacial solar panels can increase yields

Most people don’t give the color of their roofs a second thought, but it could be costing their business a lot of money.  White or light gray roofs can increase rooftop bifacial PV energy yields by up to 25 percent and increase the return on investment by up to 10 percent, according to new research […]

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  • July 9 @ 7:05 am

ENGIE restructures with four business units and a technical service arm

To ensure greater simplicity in the way the multinational energy company is managed, ENGIE has rearranged its organizational structure with the establishment of four energy business units and a technical services arm. The new organizational structure, which came into effect on 1 July 2021, will help ENGIE increase its focus on core businesses to better […]

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  • July 9 @ 7:03 am

Does Your Solar Project Need Storage?

September 1, 2021 | 12:45 CDT | In this session, attendees will learn why this requirement was made and hear how developers are rising to the challenge.

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  • July 8 @ 12:40 pm

Community Solar Projects and Programs: Today and Tomorrow

September 1, 2021 | 9:45 CDT This session will bring together a project owner and a utility to discuss how community solar projects come together today and explore best practices for creating even better community solar programs in the future.

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  • July 8 @ 12:10 pm

Major hydrogen initiatives underway at US Department of Energy

DOE announces 52M for 31 hydrogen projects; issues RFI for projects to which Avangrid responds Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $52.5 million to fund 31 projects to advance next-generation clean hydrogen technologies and support DOE’s recently announced Hydrogen Energy Earthshot initiative. The first Earthshot, Hydrogen Shot, which was launched one month ago, seeks to […]

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  • July 8 @ 10:39 am

Historic drought to shrink California’s hydroelectric generation by 19%

As a result of harsh drought conditions in California in 2021, the U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the state’s hydroelectric generation to be lower in 2021 than it has been in recent years. In the first four months of 2021, hydroelectric generation in California was 37% less than in the same four months in 2020 […]

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  • July 8 @ 10:18 am

Atmospheric scientists collaborate to improve offshore wind research through better buoys

A new collaborative project led by researchers at the University at Albany Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) could soon offer a new approach to tap into this vast amount of renewable energy. The project, in partnership with DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and funded through $500,000 in support from DOE, aims to design, install […]

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  • July 8 @ 8:23 am

Since 2018 law, Iowa utilities are doing a lot less to help customers save energy

Iowa’s largest utilities have dramatically scaled back efforts to help customers conserve energy since a 2018 law gutted the state’s efficiency requirements.

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  • July 8 @ 6:07 am

Parkwind secures funding for 257-MW Arcadis Ost 1 floating wind farm

Belgium-based Parkwind has secured funding from multiple financial institutions to implement its first renewable energy project outside the country. The company will use a €150 million (US$177.8 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to construct its $675.9 million Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm. Other financial institutions supporting the German wind farm include KBC, […]

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  • July 7 @ 9:58 am

Digging deeper: How US sanctions on Chinese PV may impact the market

The U.S. is taking a multifaceted approach to addressing forced labor allegations against Chinese suppliers of silicon and polysilicon. This article assess the impacts for the solar panel supply chain On June 24, 2021, the Biden administration took several steps to respond to allegations of forced labor and human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other […]

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  • July 7 @ 8:52 am

Renewables a key tool in the fight against Covid19

Bloomberg reported this week that over 2.66 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have now been administered across the globe, with the bulk of those doses received in Western nations. Most people reading this will have lined up at their local leisure centre, school or sports club at some point over the last couple of months […]

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  • July 7 @ 8:09 am

SRP begins work to transition workers, economy away from coal

Colorado’s Salt River Project (SRP) announced in January 2020 plans to close its Coronado Generating Station (CGS), a coal-fired power plant, no later than 2032 and to reduce its workforce by 40% by 2025. Last week SRP announced that it is putting together and economic transition plan to help the community make the transition. In […]

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  • July 6 @ 10:42 am

SRP begins work to transition coal workers, economy into new opportunities

Colorado’s Salt River Project (SRP) announced in January 2020 plans to close its Coronado Generating Station (CGS), a coal-fired power plant, no later than 2032 and to reduce its workforce by 40% by 2025. Last week SRP announced that it is putting together and economic transition plan to help the community make the transition. In […]

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  • July 6 @ 10:42 am

Major overhaul planned for 570-MW Wivenhoe Pumped Storage in Queensland

Queensland’s largest hydropower station, the 570-MW Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station, will undergo a $14 million overhaul to ensure it continues to produce cleaner, cheaper energy for years to come. Major maintenance works will start at the Wivenhoe station this month, creating 100 jobs under the Palaszczuk Government’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan. The plant […]

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  • July 6 @ 10:22 am

Upstream oil and gas company signs PPA for 6.5-MW solar project

Last month Priority Power Management, LLC (Priority Power), an independent energy services provider announced that it has entered into a Solar Development Services Agreement (DSA) with FireBird Energy LLC, an upstream oil and gas company operating numerous properties in the Midland Basin in Texas. Under the DSA, Priority Power will develop a 6.5-MW solar photovoltaic […]

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  • July 6 @ 8:21 am

Repowering project underway at Terra-Gen’s 60-MW Oasis Wind

Last week Mortenson said it has started work at Terra-Gen’s 60-MW Oasis Wind project located in Mojave, California. The work involves the repowering of a project first operational in 2004. Mortenson will replace sixty 1-MW turbines with seventeen state-of-the-art, 3-MW class turbines. The repowered project will consist of six Vestas V112-3.45 MW turbines with 112-meter […]

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  • July 5 @ 2:11 am

Solar advocacy groups unveil playbook used by pro-fossil fuel groups to stall rooftop solar

Special interest groups across the country are working to stall the growth of rooftop solar, according to a new report released last week by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. In particular, utilities are maneuvering to end or drastically alter the popular policy of “net metering,” which ensures that solar […]

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  • July 5 @ 12:41 am

SPACs offer new investment opportunities for energy industry

Much has been written and discussed in the last several months about SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies.  What is a SPAC, and what are the possible applications of this capital raising and acquisition strategy in the energy industry?  These questions, and more, answered below. By Steve Carman SPACs have been around for years, but […]

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  • July 5 @ 12:18 am

Balancing a renewable grid: What are the options?

By Archie Robb Over the past decade or so, the dominant trend has been the retirement of coal plants and the steady advance of renewable sources of generation. The next wave appears to be the phasing out as many natural gas-fired facilities as is feasible as more wind and solar resources are deployed. But there […]

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  • July 2 @ 11:57 am

Nordex Group wins order to supply 70 wind turbines for farm in Brazil

The Nordex Group has received an order to supply 70 of its N163/5.X wind turbines for a farm in Brazil’s northeast state of Piaui. The contract also includes the service of the turbines over a period of five years. Installation of the turbines, which will be delivered in a project-specific operating mode of 5.7 MW, […]

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  • July 2 @ 8:23 am

Hydro-Québec named Canada’s best corporate citizen for 2021

Hydro-Québec ranked first in the 2021 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada released by Corporate Knights magazine. This annual ranking of the organization that promotes responsible business practices is based on data in the public domain concerning the governance of companies, as well as their social and environmental performance. According to a press release, Hydro-Québec’s […]

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  • July 2 @ 6:41 am

New Jersey moves forward with two offshore wind projects representing almost 3 GW of capacity

This week the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced it has selected Ocean Wind 2, an offshore wind energy project proposed by Ørsted, for a 20-year Offshore Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) award at the $84.03 price from the State’s second competitive solicitation for offshore wind energy. The NJBPU also awarded Atlantic Shores Offshore […]

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  • July 1 @ 8:58 am

California CCA launches community solar program aimed at energy equity

This week Marin Clean Energy (MCE) a community choice aggregator in California announced the launch of two new programs, Community Solar Connection and Green Access, aimed at energy equity and affordability. MCE will be offering qualifying customers living in a designated disadvantaged community access to 100% renewable energy and a 20% discount on their electricity […]

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  • July 1 @ 8:21 am

IRS extends safe harbor provisions for renewable energy projects in the US

New rules give developers a longer window during which to complete projects in order to qualify for tax credits on projects. On Tuesday, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance that extends safe harbor provisions for renewable energy projects in order to address impacts from the COVID pandemic.  The revisions, which are retroactive, […]

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  • July 1 @ 8:11 am

V2G pilot project with National Grid to help combat summer peak loads in New England

Electric Frog partnered with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) company Fermata Energy to install its bidirectional charger and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) software to manage charging of the EV

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  • June 30 @ 9:02 am

Nexamp and ComEd partner on “Give-A-Ray” to expand access to community solar

The Mayor of Rockford, Ill., this week joined community solar provider Nexamp and ComEd to launch Give-A-Ray, a new 15-year program to provide solar energy benefits and savings to low and moderate income customers in Rockford and the surrounding area for free. With the help of local support services, including the Rockford Housing Authority, outreach […]

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  • June 30 @ 9:00 am

Nexamp and ComEd partner on “Give-A-Ray” to to expand access to community solar

The Mayor of Rockford, Ill., this week joined community solar provider Nexamp and ComEd to launch Give-A-Ray, a new 15-year program to provide solar energy benefits and savings to low and moderate income customers in Rockford and the surrounding area for free. With the help of local support services, including the Rockford Housing Authority, outreach […]

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  • June 30 @ 9:00 am

The climate crisis is a crime story

Fossil fuel companies lied for decades about climate change, and humanity is paying the price. Shouldn’t those lies be central to the public narrative? By Mark Hertsgaard Every person on Earth today is living in a crime scene. This crime has been going on for decades. We see its effects in the horrific heat and […]

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  • June 30 @ 8:13 am

World’s second largest hydropower plant begins operating in China

The 16-GW Baihetan hydropower plant on the upstream branch of China’s Yangtze River has begun generating electricity for the first time, according to China’s state broadcaster CCTV. CCTV reported that the project’s first two 1-GW turbines will start up after a three-day trial. The project will eventually consist of 16 such units, making its total […]

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  • June 29 @ 9:40 am

Why a seasoned energy executive sees a bright future in long-duration energy storage from ESS

Executive interview with Eric Dresselhuys, CEO of ESS Inc.

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  • June 29 @ 9:00 am

The potential of green bonds in emerging markets

Since 2011, annual global energy transition investment (renewable energy, CCS, electrified transport, hydrogen, electrified heat, energy storage) has almost doubled, from $290b to $501b. Between 2015 and 2018, emerging markets accounted for an increasingly larger share of this investment, yet high-income economies have accounted for the majority since 2018.

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  • June 29 @ 6:45 am

SRE and OGUSA to deliver 120 MW of community solar capacity to Maine customers

Today, Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Osaka Gas USA Corporation (OGUSA), a subsidiary of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., to construct, own and operate over 120 MW of community solar projects throughout the state of Maine.   Once operational, the portfolio of 20+ distributed solar farms will generate enough clean energy to provide approximately […]

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  • June 28 @ 3:10 pm

Like the solar transition, federal action is critical to launching the e-mobility economy

The e-mobility economy is coming; and, like we experienced with solar, it will lower costs for taxpayers, create new careers, and mitigate the costs of climate change.

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  • June 28 @ 9:03 am

EY report says EVs will gain market share much quicker than previously thought

Electric vehicle (EV) sales in the US, China and Europe will outstrip all other engines five years sooner than previously expected, according to new EY research and analysis. The latest predictions show that by 2028 EV sales in Europe will surpass those of other powertrains, a trend that will be repeated in China by 2033 […]

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  • June 28 @ 8:56 am

Meet 100% clean energy expert and Stanford Professor Mark Z. Jacobson

Mark Z. Jacobson is not only a clean, renewable energy expert, but he’s an athlete, an author, a globally recognized speaker and a legendary & beloved atmospheric science professor and climate leader at Stanford University. He’s also the author of a complete guide to renewable energy: “100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything,” which I […]

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  • June 28 @ 6:33 am

US government halts certain PV panel shipments due to issues of forced labor in China

On June 24, the U.S. government took action against forced labor in Xinjiang, China. As a result, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) on silica-based products made by Hoshine Silicon Industry Co., Ltd., a company located in Xinjiang, and its subsidiaries. Personnel at all U.S. ports of entry […]

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  • June 25 @ 9:45 am

Vattenfall selling 49.5% of 1.5-GW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm to BASF

BASF and Vattenfall have signed a contract for the purchase of 49.5% of Vattenfall’s 1.5-GW Hollands Kust Zuid offshore wind farm by BASF. The purchase price amounts to €300 million and takes into account the achieved status of the project. Including its contribution to fund the wind farm construction, BASF’s total commitment amounts to around […]

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  • June 25 @ 9:04 am

DISTRIBUTECH International Initiate! winner Electriphi acquired by Ford

Last week, Ford announced it is acquiring Electriphi, a California-based provider of charging management and fleet monitoring software for electric vehicles. Electriphi participated in (and won) DISTRIBUTECH’s 2020 Initiate! program, which brings startups to the annual event to showcase their solutions. Watch a video interview with the founder, Muffi Ghandiali below. Based in Silicon Valley, Electriphi’s team […]

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  • June 25 @ 8:42 am

Global Zero Carbon Buildings Accelerator wants to remove carbon emissions from buildings by 2050

On Tuesday, World Resources Institute (WRI), with support from the Global Environment Facility, UN Environment Programme and World Green Building Council, among others, launched the Zero Carbon Building Accelerator (ZCBA) to speed up the transition to zero-carbon, efficient buildings Buildings account for nearly 40% of energy-related CO2 emissions, according to WRI. But they are also the biggest, […]

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  • June 25 @ 7:55 am

Drax seeking permission to add pumped storage at 440-MW Cruachan facility

Drax Group is seeking planning permission to build a new 600-MW underground pumped hydro storage power station at its 440-MW Cruachan facility in Scotland, which would more than double the site’s electricity generating capacity. The project, announced as the UK prepares to host the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, will support almost 900 jobs in […]

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  • June 24 @ 10:55 am

Connecticut sets goal to deploy 1 GW of energy storage

This week Connecticut Governor Lamont signed a new law that will require the state to deploy 1 GW of energy storage by 2030 with milestone requirements every three years: 300 MW by 2024, 650 MW by 2027 and 1 GW by 2030. Connecticut’s regulator the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) will initiate a proceeding to […]

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  • June 24 @ 10:14 am

Connecticut sets 1 GW energy storage goal

This week Connecticut Governor Lamont signed a new law that will require the state to install 1 GW of energy storage by 2030 with milestone requirements every three years: 300 MW by 2024, 600 MW by 2027 and 1 GW by 2030. Connecticut’s regulator the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) will initiate a proceeding to […]

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  • June 24 @ 10:14 am

Oracle, Amazon make major renewable energy-based announcements

Oracle is giving itself 4 years to be 100% powered by renewable energy while Amazon claims to be world’s largest buyer of renewable energy This week two large American companies made big claims about their use of renewable energy. Oracle pledged to power its global operations, both its facilities and its cloud, with 100% renewable energy […]

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  • June 24 @ 9:21 am

FPL’s 900-MWh energy storage project receives first battery unit installations

Power Engineering Crews have started work installing the first energy storage battery units at Florida Power & Light’s massive Manatee Energy Storage Center. The utility says FPL Manatee Energy Storage Center will be the biggest solar power-battery storage facility in the world when operational. The Parrish, Fla., center will have 400 MW of output and 900MWh of […]

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  • June 23 @ 3:25 pm

Report: New solar is cheaper to build than to run existing coal plants in China, India and most of Europe

This week, BloombergNEF’s released estimates for its global benchmark that tracks the levelized cost of electricity, or LCOE, for utility-scale PV and onshore wind. The LCOE looks at the all-in cost to build, operate, and maintain power plants and then calculates the cost per megawatt-hour (MWh) of the energy produced based on all of those […]

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  • June 23 @ 8:38 am

Report: its now cheaper to build new solar than to run existing coal plants in China, India and most of Europe

This week, BloombergNEF’s released estimates for its global benchmark that tracks the levelized cost of electricity, or LCOE, for utility-scale PV and onshore wind. The LCOE looks at the all-in cost to build, operate, and maintain power plants and then calculates the cost per megawatt-hour (MWh) of the energy produced based on all of those […]

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  • June 23 @ 8:38 am

Going green: The future of hydrogen energy

Hydrogen is one of the energy solutions that can significantly address climate change and has a vital role to play in decarbonization.

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  • June 23 @ 3:15 am

Market rules for hybrid interconnections taking shape at MISO

MISO interconnection customers have the option of designating “hybrid” as fuel type when they submit an interconnection request before July 22, 2021, for the 2021 Definitive Planning Phase (DPP) cycle. In addition, there are nearly 5,000 MW of hybrid resources, mostly solar plus storage, waiting to be studied by MISO from the 2019 and 2020 […]

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  • June 22 @ 12:05 pm

Virgin Money supports SHIL’s acquisition of two small hydro schemes

Virgin Money has completed a deal supporting Scottish Hydro Investment Limited (SHIL) in the acquisition of two operational small hydro schemes from Guinness Asset Management. The £8 million (US$11.1 million) long-term loan provided by Virgin Money will support the acquisition, and upgrade, of the Glen Buck and Munergie hydro schemes, located in the Scottish Highlands. […]

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  • June 22 @ 11:40 am

Arkansas co-op adds 4.8-MW/9.6-MWh storage to its solar PV plants

Energy Toolbase today announced that it has commissioned two energy storage systems (ESS) with Today’s Power (TPI), a renewable energy company based in Little Rock, Arkansas that develops, owns, and operates renewable assets. TPI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI), a Little Rock-based utility service cooperative owned by 17 Arkansas […]

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  • June 22 @ 10:45 am

Albania launches first tender for wind power

Albania launched its first tender for utility-scale onshore wind power plants today. Projects with a capacity of 10 MW to 75 MW can apply. Several projects will be chosen, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Total tendered capacity equals 100 MW, and this may be increased to 150 MW in the […]

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  • June 21 @ 11:30 am

Automated EV charging could help the US meet carbon reduction goals

A new study from Sense and Singularity Energy demonstrates the potential for significant carbon reductions from electric vehicle (EV) charging using a combination of smart home automation and location- and time-based carbon emissions data from the power grid. The study found that by automating charging to minimize carbon impact, carbon emissions from EV charging could be […]

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  • June 21 @ 9:26 am

Correcting 5 myths about hydropower

What is keeping the U.S. from fully embracing a new generation of hydropower? Explained below are 5 major myths about hydropower.

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  • June 21 @ 8:22 am

The United States consumed a record amount of renewable energy in 2020

Renewable energy was the only source of U.S. energy consumption that increased in 2020 from 2019; fossil fuel and nuclear consumption declined

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  • June 18 @ 9:30 am

Sappi North America selling hydroelectric assets to Dichotomy Power

Sappi North America Inc., a producer and supplier of paper, packaging products and pulp, announced it will sell its hydroelectric assets on the Presumpscot River in Maine to Dichotomy Power LLC, pending satisfactory completion of regulatory and other approvals. The move will allow Sappi to focus on its core competencies and is consistent with Sappi’s […]

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  • June 18 @ 9:05 am

RES and Cowessess First Nation plan 200-MW wind farm in Canada

RES (Renewable Energy Systems) and partner Cowessess First Nation are pleased to announce a tender award with SaskPower for a 200 MW-wind project located south of Kipling, in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada.

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  • June 18 @ 8:30 am

Regulators join forces to remove barriers to clean energy transmission

Transmission is key if the US is serious about becoming a nation powered by more renewable energy; new taskforce will work to overcome obstacles and barriers to key infrastructure build-out. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) today announced the formation of a joint federal-state task force […]

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  • June 17 @ 1:13 pm

‘Say what we do, do what we say’: Behind the scenes on Nextracker’s ISO 9001:2015 certification journey

The International Organization for Standardization, better known by its acronym ISO, is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies.

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  • June 17 @ 9:31 am

New innovation lab launched to drive innovation in US renewable energy

The Blue Energy Studio will engage entrepreneurs, engineers, inventors, and corporate partners, beginning with Ørsted, to test and iterate innovative solutions to critical challenges across the renewable energy value chain.

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  • June 17 @ 9:07 am

Examining the emerging hydrogen industry in Australia

Countries are slowly diversifying their energy portfolio by including hydrogen in their future roadmap towards a low carbon economy. Today, several global trends and activities distinguish the renewed focus on hydrogen from what has been observed in the past. Countries like Germany, Japan, the UK, China, Australia, and others have already made plans targeting Hydrogen […]

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  • June 17 @ 8:35 am

Oil majors attracted by economic competitiveness of renewables

The expected decreased demand for fossil fuels, coupled with the falling costs associated with renewable energy projects, are driving major oil and gas companies – including bp, Total and Shell – to actively restructure their businesses to add more renewable power projects to their portfolios. This is according to the latest research from data and […]

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  • June 16 @ 10:44 am

MISO electric vehicle prospects increase (3 out of 3)

With the increase in Electric Vehicles’ availability in Midwest states, it is time to acknowledge the opportunities for charging EVs at MISO, the regional grid operator. Aggregated EVs can be a distributed energy resource (DER). Therefore, aggregators are ideally positioned to bid EVs into the MISO market. MISO and other grid operators can enable EV […]

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  • June 16 @ 10:31 am

NHPC signs MOU for implementation of 130.1-MW Dagmara hydroelectric project

NHPC Limited and Bihar State Power Holding Company (BSHPC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for implementation of the 130.1-MW Dagmara hydroelectric project in the Supaul district, Bihar State, India. The MOU was signed and exchanged by the signatories in the august presence of Shri R.K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) Power […]

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  • June 16 @ 7:54 am

EDP Renewables enters Chilean market with $38 million acquisition

EDP Renewables is expanding its presence within the Latin American and global clean energy market with two separate deals reached with Atacama Energy and Lader Energy in Chile. The two deals have a total consideration of $38 million for the acquisition of 628 MW of solar and wind energy projects in Chile. Commenting on the […]

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  • June 15 @ 9:15 am

Thursday’s eclipse reduced PV production

A partial solar eclipse last Thursday was expected to reduce solar energy production for a time. It underlines the importance of photovoltaic operators and utilities having backups, whether in the form of energy storage or alternative ways of getting energy to customers during an outage.  According to Astronomy, last week’s annular, or ring-shaped eclipse, was […]

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  • June 15 @ 7:57 am

Maine continues expansion of EV fast-charging network

Efficiency Maine last week announced seven awards to place new high-speed electric vehicle (EV) chargers at strategic locations on Interstate 95 to serve communities in central and eastern Maine. With these additions, Maine’s universally accessible, high-speed EV charger network will connect Bangor, mid-coast Maine, and Acadia to drivers traveling to and from southern New England […]

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  • June 15 @ 6:03 am

GE Renewable Energy and LafargeHolcim agree to develop circular wind industry

GE Renewable Energy and LafargeHolcim have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore circular economy solutions using materials from decommissioned wind turbines. The companies are exploring new ways of recycling wind blades, as well as how wind turbine blades can be turned into sustainable construction materials to build new wind farms. This research builds […]

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  • June 14 @ 9:37 am

DOE provides NYPA, EPRI $200,000 to research long-duration storage

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced this week that it will launch a project with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to explore the use of crushed rock thermal energy storage to provide reliable and effective energy storage in a market with significant renewable energy resources. The project will be led by EPRI and […]

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  • June 14 @ 7:43 am

10 things bus fleets need in order to electrify (part 2 of 2)

by Alison Wiley The electric bus world is growing rapidly, with more purchase orders being placed for them weekly, massive federal funding for them being proposed, and Lion’s announcement of going public and building a huge e-bus manufacturing plant in Illinois with capacity to produce 20,000 electric school buses per year. If you are working to keep up in this complex field, […]

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  • June 14 @ 6:40 am

ABB and SMC partner on 80-MW energy storage project in Philippines

SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. (SMC), a major supplier of power to the national grid in the Philippines, has partnered with ABB to install battery energy storage systems (BESS) as part of its BESS Project. In countries such as the Philippines, several challenges negatively impact grid performance, such as the length of power lines required […]

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  • June 11 @ 8:47 am

Charging forward with the EV revolution in the US

As individual states across the U.S. work towards increasingly ambitious net zero emissions targets, the logistics of how these targets can be achieved and where investment should be made is at the forefront of decision-makers’ minds.

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  • June 11 @ 7:00 am

Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park to use hydropower for operations

Work is under way at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska to tie into a hydropower network to provide renewable power to the headquarters complex. More than 20 years in the making, this project – known as the intertie – will connect the park’s existing power system with the 800-kW Falls Creek Hydroelectric […]

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  • June 11 @ 5:38 am

National Grid Renewables announces operations at Bingham and Temperance solar plants

Two new Michigan solar projects are now operational and delivering up to 40 MW of carbon free power to the region. National Grid Renewables announced work was completed at Bingham Solar and Temperance Solar, both part of the company’s MiSolar Portfolio. National Grid Renewables owns both projects, which will generate under power purchase agreements with […]

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  • June 10 @ 1:46 pm

Consumers Energy announces new EV program

Michigan-based Consumers Energy is accelerating the electric vehicle (EV) transformation with a new program to help businesses statewide transition to carbon-free EVs. The utility’s PowerMIFleet program will focus on Michigan businesses, offering expertise and $3 million in rebates for charging locations throughout the state. “Michigan was the birthplace of the American auto industry. Now, we […]

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  • June 10 @ 9:28 am

FPL reaches major solar installation milestone

Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) achieved a major milestone by surpassing 40% completion of its “30-by-30” plan to install 30 million solar panels by 2030. To date, FPL has installed more than 12 million solar panels in Florida, putting the company well on its way to achieving its “30-by-30” plan. FPL says this is […]

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  • June 10 @ 6:39 am

RWE’s 250-MW Scioto Ridge Wind Farm in Ohio now operational

Last week, RWE Renewables said it has started commercial operation on its 250-MW onshore Scioto Ridge Wind Farm, located in Hardin and Logan Counties in Ohio. The project uses 75 Siemens Gamesa turbines and represents RWE’s first wind project in Ohio. “The ongoing transition to lower carbon technologies and a more diverse energy portfolio represents […]

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  • June 10 @ 5:26 am

Enel Green Power pilots 3D printing to repair geothermal components

Enel Green Power has published an article noting the use of 3D printing in their flagship Geyser project at Santa Barbara metallurgy labs in Cavriglia, Italy. The idea to use 3D printing to repair essential components was spawned at a roundtable discussion organized by the project Geyser team. A group of technicians and experts from […]

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  • June 9 @ 9:39 am

Turbine installation complete at 604-MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm

On June 5, the last of 72 turbines was installed at the Kriegers Flak wind farm, 15 km to 40 km off the east coast of Denmark. The next steps will be to finalize testing and certification of the farm so that it can be inaugurated after summer. According to Swedish energy company Vattenfall, the […]

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  • June 9 @ 9:14 am

Albania’s first floating solar plant starts commercial operations

European renewable energy generator Statkraft, in collaboration with Norwegian supplier Ocean Sun, has started commercial operations at the first unit of its floating solar project in Albania. The project is placed at the Banja reservoir in Albania, where Statkraft is operating its 72-MW Banja hydropower plant. After the successful completion of the first floating solar […]

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  • June 9 @ 5:57 am

Inequalities must be addressed to provide universal access to sustainable energy

Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report says that during the past decade, a greater share of the global population gained access to electricity than ever before, but the number of people without electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa increased. Unless efforts are scaled up significantly in countries with the largest deficits, the world will still fall short […]

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  • June 8 @ 9:47 am

Drilling begun for Ethiopia Electric Power geothermal well

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has begun drilling the first geothermal well at the Aluto site for Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP) company. This sets into motion Phase II of the $70.4 million contract. KenGen’s managing director and chief executive officer, Rebecca Miano, through a statement, said the works began over the last weekend in […]

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  • June 8 @ 8:24 am

Virginia advocates seek path forward for electric school buses despite lack of state funds

by Elizabeth McGowan, Energy News Network An ambitious measure to convert Virginia’s fleet of 17,000 diesel-powered school buses to quieter and cleaner electric models over a decade was praised by health and environmental advocates when it passed the General Assembly at the end of February. But transitioning from yellow to green is expensive. And that […]

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  • June 8 @ 7:00 am

Bechtel working with Drax to build biomass plants with carbon capture & storage

Power plant engineering and construction giant Bechtel is partnering with a renewable energies company to explore the potential of bioenergy production sites combined with carbon capture and storage. The EPC firm announced its strategic agreement with Drax to create Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) plants around the world. The focus for both companies working together […]

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  • June 7 @ 9:39 am

AEP OnSite Partners signs LOI to develop solar field to power cryptocurrency mining

Sangha Systems, developers of an 82-MW cryptocurrency mining facility at a former steel mill in Hennepin, Illinois announced that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with AEP OnSite Partners to develop a 2 – 5-MW behind-the-meter solar power array to begin to migrate its electricity consumption towards clean energy.  Sangha Systems, through its […]

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  • June 7 @ 6:00 am

Ørsted announces commitment to recycling wind turbine blades

Ørsted has announced its new commitment to reuse, recycle or recover all the wind turbine blades in its global portfolio of onshore and offshore wind farms upon decommissioning. The commitment, made on the company’s Capital Markets Day, is part of Ørsted’s strategy to expand its sustainability position and work toward achieving a carbon-neutral footprint by […]

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  • June 4 @ 3:09 pm

Vermont clean energy jobs board aims to net more resumes from women

Advocates in Vermont hope a new clean energy jobs board and resume bank can help open doors and diversify a sometimes clubby, male-dominated sector. Renewable Energy Vermont’s clean energy resume bank, launched last month, lets employers post job listings and review resumes uploaded by job seekers. The goal is to help companies fill positions as they […]

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  • June 4 @ 8:15 am

POWERGEN International Announces 2022 event theme and partnerships to shape the future of energy

POWEGEN International, the world’s largest power generation event, is pleased to announce its 2022 theme of Destination 2050 as well as partnerships with the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA), Epicenter, and Green Hydrogen Coalition (GHC) for its 2022 event taking place January 26-28 in Dallas, Texas. For the first time, POWERGEN International will be co-located with DISTRIBUTECH […]

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  • June 4 @ 7:06 am

Eureden and Primeo Energie sign small hydro PPA in France

A hydroelectric power purchase agreement (PPA) has been signed between Primeo Energie France, Eureden and aventron. Primeo Energie France is committed to supplying Eureden with electricity production from two small hydroelectric facilities operated by the aventron group through its French subsidiary Birseck Hydro, from 2023 to 2025. The plants are the 5.2-MW Oche power station […]

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  • June 3 @ 10:02 am

Tri Global Energy selling 350 MW in Blackford wind & solar projects to Leeward

Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy is acquiring Indiana wind and solar projects from the original developer. Tri Global Energy is selling close to 2,000 MW of renewable generating capacity to Leeward. Both projects are based in Blackford County, Indiana, and were developed by Tri Global beginning in 2019. Blackford Wind will be capable of delivering up […]

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  • June 3 @ 9:10 am

Equinor installing private LTE for improved communications at offshore wind farms

Yesterday, Nokia announced it has collaborated with systems integrator, NetNordic, to enter into a frame agreement with Equinor, one of the world’s leading producers of oil, gas and wind power, to deliver a private 4G and 5G-ready solution for Equinor’s international operations. The eight-year frame agreement includes hardware, software, design, radio planning, implementation and support. Under the agreement, the […]

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  • June 3 @ 4:16 am

ACCIONA wins approval to build 188-MW Fleming County solar farm for Amazon

The project was the first to go through the public hearing process now required for projects in the state.

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  • June 2 @ 2:25 am

First turbine installed at Hornsea Two offshore wind farm

Ørsted has announced that the first wind turbine for the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm has been installed, a significant construction milestone for the project. Located 89km off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea and adjacent to Hornsea One, the sister site is expected to be completed in 2022. The first load out of […]

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  • June 2 @ 2:14 am

State ROFR laws are holding back transmission buildout in MISO and must go away

There are multiple opportunities for transmission buildout at MISO but limited prospects for independent transmission companies. Opportunities in favor of transmission include policy planning projects to interconnect renewable projects, the need for reliability in the MISO South region, and additional proactive planning approaches to address the capacity needs of local resource zones at MISO. However, […]

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  • June 1 @ 4:41 pm

Biden seeks more money for DOI in 2022 budget to combat climate change, build renewables

Last week, the Biden-Harris administration submitted to congress the budget for fiscal year 2022. The Department of the Interior’s (DOI’s) 2022 budget proposal totals $17.6 billion — an increase of $2.5 billion, or 17 percent, from the 2021 enacted level. The significant investment will help DOI address the climate crisis while creating good-paying union jobs and investing […]

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  • June 1 @ 12:26 pm

NordLink hydro and wind transmission cable inaugurated

By jointly pressing a “digital button,” German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg commissioned NordLink on May 27. The “green cable” will exchange German wind energy with Norwegian hydropower and connect two optimally complementary systems, according to transmission system operator TenneT. “NordLink is a lighthouse project and an enormously important component […]

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  • June 1 @ 9:41 am

Are we finally in the death-throes of the fossil fuel era?

A new eye-catching report put together by London-based think tank Carbon Tracker, shows that we might’ve finally left fossil fuels in the ground for good by 2035.

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  • June 1 @ 8:08 am

Are we finally in the death-throws of the fossil fuel era?

A new eye-catching report put together by London-based think tank Carbon Tracker, shows that we might’ve finally left fossil fuels in the ground for good by 2035.

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  • June 1 @ 8:08 am

DISTRIBUTECH International announces Host Utility, partnerships to support navigation of the energy transition

DISTRIBUTECH International, the leading annual transmission and distribution event, is pleased to announce its Host Utility Oncor, as well as partnerships with the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), Forth, Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) and Vehicle-Grid Integration Council (VGIC), for its 2022 event taking place Jan. 26-28 in Dallas, Texas. DISTRIBUTECH will be co-located for the first time […]

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  • May 28 @ 8:41 am

New portfolio of solar canopies in California to help reduce urban heat island effect

The Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) in Southern California is working toward achieving its sustainability goals by adding solar canopies at 21 of its schools.

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  • May 28 @ 4:07 am

Signed PPA advances 40-MWac Khoumagueli solar project in Guinea

The 40-MWac Khoumagueli Solar IPP project in Guinea has marked a significant milestone with the signing of a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) between InfraCo Africa and Electricité de Guinée (EDG). A Concession Agreement for the project was signed in February 2019. The Khoumagueli Solar project will be Guinea’s first grid-connected solar photovoltaic plant. The […]

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  • May 27 @ 11:18 am

Koehler converts German CHP plant from coal to biomass

The Koehler Group has announced plans to fully convert its power plant at its Oberkirch location in Germany to a combined heat and power plant using biomass as a fuel. At its Oberkirch location, Koehler operates three paper machines, including the associated auxiliary systems. The paper processing and drying processes require enormous amounts of energy, […]

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  • May 27 @ 9:15 am

Uniper signs long-time PPA with Pattern for Western Spirit wind energy

Pattern Energy Group LP and international energy company Uniper this week announced they have signed a 15-year power purchase agreement for up to 219,000 MWh per year of wind energy generated in New Mexico. The power will be delivered from Pattern Energy’s 1,050-MW Western Spirit Wind project, which is currently under construction in New Mexico […]

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  • May 27 @ 3:56 am

NYPA approves three allocations of hydropower from Niagara Power Project

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the New York Power Authority’s Board of Trustees has approved three low-cost hydropower allocations that will create 102 jobs across Western New York and spur $145 million in private capital investments. The approved awards of 3.58 MW of hydropower from NYPA’s Niagara Power Project in Lewiston are to […]

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  • May 26 @ 9:05 am

Trackers selected for 766-MW Sol de Cerrado solar project in Brazil

Vale S.A., one of the largest mining companies in the world, said this week that it selected Nextracker to supply its bifacially optimized smart solar trackers for the Sol de Cerrado solar project in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The 766-MWp solar complex, which will be one of the largest in Brazil, will help power Vale’s mining operations […]

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  • May 26 @ 3:41 am

EDPR NA’s 209-MW Reloj del Sol Wind Farm in Texas begins commercial operation

EDP Renewables, through its subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, has started commercial operation of the 209-MW Reloj del Sol wind farm in Zapata County, Texas. Reloj del Sol will help strengthen Texas’ grid and is estimated to provide about $36 million in direct payments to local governments and $100 million in payments to landowners […]

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  • May 25 @ 9:36 am

Electric grid sale presents rare opportunity for Rhode Island, clean energy advocates say

As the sale of Rhode Island’s largest electric distributor comes before state regulators for approval, a group of solar developers, policy specialists and energy consultants are calling on the governor and attorney general to seize what they see as a golden opportunity to force a faster grid transition.

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  • May 25 @ 7:58 am

Solar and wind generation in West Texas to be backed with more large-scale storage

Burns & McDonnell said on Monday that it was selected by LG Energy Solution and Sustainable Environmental Renewable (SER) Capital Partners to provide engineer-procure-construct (EPC) services for three 10-MW/20-MWh lithium-ion, stand-alone battery energy storage systems. The three facilities are located in the West Texas region. The project consists of owner-provided LG Chem battery racks populated […]

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  • May 25 @ 5:59 am

IHA paper: Couple green hydrogen with hydropower to create a net-zero future

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released a research and policy paper that outlines how hydropower could be pivotal in supporting growth in green hydrogen. Green hydrogen is produced through electrolysis using decarbonized electricity and water, and it is set to be an important component of the transition to net-zero carbon economies, IHA said. Most […]

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  • May 24 @ 11:02 am

Will future fuel shortages and cyberattacks leave homeowners powerless?

Recently a ransomware attack shut down the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers 45% of fuel to the Eastern Seaboard. This time the temporary crisis mainly affected transportation.  But what if an attack like this happens again and it affects our power grid? Or what if there is another petroleum shortage?  Will your home end up powerless? […]

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  • May 24 @ 10:55 am

4 opportunities for gas utilities to accelerate the energy transition today

Several analyses make clear that electrification of commercial and residential buildings will play a predominant role in achieving state climate goals.

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  • May 24 @ 9:40 am

Silver Spring Networks founder sees in promise long-duration energy storage with iron-flow batteries

Iron-flow battery provider appoints Eric Dresselhuys as CEO; company expected to go public later this year, trading under the symbol GWH Last month ESS Inc., a manufacturer of long-duration iron flow batteries for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications, announced the appointment of Eric Dresselhuys as Chief Executive Officer. Dresselhuys will guide the company through […]

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  • May 21 @ 4:05 pm

Silver Spring Networks founder sees promise long-duration energy storage with iron-flow batteries

Iron-flow battery provider appoints Eric Dresselhuys as CEO; company expected to go public later this year, trading under the symbol GWH Last month ESS Inc., a manufacturer of long-duration iron flow batteries for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications, announced the appointment of Eric Dresselhuys as Chief Executive Officer. Dresselhuys will guide the company through […]

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  • May 21 @ 4:05 pm

How EVs can advance environmental justice

n my view, making EVs and charging infrastructure accessible to all drivers is crucial for achieving clean transportation and energy justice.

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  • May 21 @ 9:10 am

PNNL announces ‘deceptively simple’ innovation to make battery storage projects safer

According to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a deceptively simple sensor system that the lab developed can prevent dangerous conditions from developing in outdoor battery cabinets. Supported by DOE’s Office of Electricity, the invention, called IntelliVent, is designed to be installed in cabinet-style battery enclosures, […]

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  • May 20 @ 10:46 am

Iberdrola and 50Hertz sign construction agreement for Baltic Eagle offshore substation

Substation to be shared by two offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 826 MW. This week, Iberdrola and transmission system operator 50Hertz said they have signed an agreement to cooperate on the construction, installation and commissioning of the offshore substation (OSS) for 476-MW Baltic Eagle wind farm being developed in German waters of […]

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  • May 20 @ 8:21 am

EDPR NA embarks on Blue Canyon II wind farm repowering to increase output by 30%

EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) has initiated its first North America repowering construction proceedings at the Blue Canyon II Wind Farm in Oklahoma. The repowering of Blue Canyon II, which is located in Caddo and Kiowa counties and is part of a four-phase project, ensures significant economic benefits and affordable energy will continue with […]

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  • May 20 @ 7:57 am

302-MW Lincoln Land Wind Farm moves along in development with selection of turbines

Wind farm will provide energy to McDonalds and Facebook through two separate PPAs. GE Renewable Energy announced today that it will provide 107 of it’s 2.82-127 onshore wind turbines for the 302-MW Lincoln Land Wind project in Morgan County, IL. The wind farm is owned by funds managed by the Infrastructure and Power strategy of […]

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  • May 19 @ 8:37 am

Making wind turbine blades fully recyclable

A coalition of industry and academic leaders has developed a new technology to enable circularity for thermoset composites, the material used to make wind turbine blades. The new technology delivers the final step on the journey toward a fully recyclable wind turbine value chain and was developed by a newly established initiative called CETEC (Circular […]

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  • May 19 @ 7:15 am

First unit operating at 84-MW La Virgen hydroelectric plant in Peru

The first of three units at the US$140 million, 84-MW La Virgen hydroelectric plant in Peru’s highland region of Junín has begun commercial operations. The unit came online Saturday, according to power grid coordinator COES. Special purpose company La Virgen, controlled by Brazil’s Alupar Investimento and Peruana de Energía, began construction of the plant in […]

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  • May 18 @ 10:58 am

50 MW of new solar capacity coming soon to Rhode Island

EPC says there is continued large-scale project growth in the Northeast Today, CS Energy announced that it is providing full turnkey EPC services for the largest portfolio of distributed generation solar projects to date in Rhode Island. When completed, this 50-MW portfolio will push CS Energy’s total to over 100 MW of clean power projects […]

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  • May 18 @ 9:23 am

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and ENGIE complete largest battery project for NH

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) this week announced the completion of its first utility-scale energy storage project. The 2.45-MW battery project was developed in partnership with ENGIE North America.  ENGIE will own and operate the battery, which is located on the site of NHEC’s 2-MW solar array in Moultonborough, NH, an area that experiences fairly […]

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  • May 18 @ 7:16 am

2021 kicks off with record growth for clean energy in the US

The Clean Power Quarterly Market Report, released last week by the American Clean Power Association (ACP), shows that U.S. project developers installed nearly 40 percent more wind power in the first three months of 2021 than in the first three months of 2020, the strongest year ever for clean power. This amount of development also […]

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  • May 17 @ 8:41 am

Solar + storage powered microgrid will enable Bad River Tribe to meet sustainability goals

Each facility will operate as an individual microgrid that will remain interactive with the utility and integrate with existing reciprocating generators as lower priority resources.

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  • May 17 @ 8:01 am

Iberdrola launches Agrovoltaics start-up challenge

This week Iberdrola group said it seeking ideas and solutions that would enable the roll-out of solar PV collocated with agriculture, horticulture, livestock, fish-farming or beekeeping which improve the land use in a sustainable way. The Iberdrola’s Renewables team of specialists is seeking innovative solutions that allow primary sector activities and solar photovoltaic facilities to […]

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  • May 14 @ 9:27 am

Residential solar prices hit record low in 2020, says EnergySage

“In 2020, people spent more time in their homes, but they also spent more on their homes,” said EnergySage CEO and founder Vikram Aggarwal.

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  • May 14 @ 9:03 am

EDP signs deal to provide wind energy to Portuguese telecommunications company

Portuguese telecommunications company NOS has signed a €32 million ($38.6 million) deal with utility EDP for the provision of renewable energy to power its operations over a period of 10 years. EDP Renewables will source the clean energy from a wind farm the company is developing in Spain to power NOS’ operations in the Iberian […]

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  • May 13 @ 3:25 pm

Argo Blockchain purchases two data centers powered by hydro in Quebec

Argo Blockchain, a cryptocurrency mining company, has completed the acquisition of two data centers in Quebec, Canada, powered almost entirely from hydropower. The acquisition is part of the company’s strategy to increase control over the mining facilities in which its machines are hosted, with a view to providing the company with long-term stability, according to […]

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  • May 13 @ 2:14 pm

California clean fuel standard sparks renewable gas boom in Midwest

Twenty years ago, Holsum Dairies installed the first anaerobic digester in Wisconsin. Part of a combined heat and power system, the digester mixed cow manure with heat and bacteria to produce biogas that fueled a generator. It was a novel experiment at the time. The digester, and another the dairy installed a few years later, […]

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  • May 13 @ 9:13 am

Hawaiian Electric needs to ramp up rooftop solar, seeks customer input

Release of the CER strategy follows a year of consultation and cooperation with the rooftop solar industry

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  • May 12 @ 9:49 am

Xcel New Mexico’s community solar program ready for subscribers

Xcel Energy’s New Mexico said that its customers can now choose electricity generated by the state’s most abundant resource – the sun. The utility’s Solar*Connect program has opened for enrollment, providing customers with the option to invest in solar energy by purchasing all or part of their monthly electricity needs from a newly constructed solar […]

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  • May 12 @ 8:41 am

Tri-state G&T getting greener with PPA for 104-MW Crossing Trails Wind Farm

Commercial operations have commenced at EDP Renewables North America’s 104-MW Crossing Trails Wind Farm. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is the project’s sole offtaker, through a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with EDPR NA. The new wind farm is located 20 miles south of Seibert, Colo., within Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties, and is within […]

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  • May 12 @ 8:05 am

800-MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm to be first commercial-scale project in the US

Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), today passed the final major step in the federal review process, which means it will likely become the first commercial scale offshore wind farm in the United States.   This final major federal approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will enable […]

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  • May 11 @ 3:53 pm

Wanted – creative transmission owners willing to try alternatives to network upgrades!

Renewable energy project developers spend a lot of money in the generator interconnection queue for the queue position. This capital outlay is because the developer expects the transmission grid operator to study their request and approve it according to the tariff filed at FERC. With so many interconnection queue requests at most RTO’s that are […]

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  • May 11 @ 12:20 pm

How big utilities’ climate pledges fall short

Can a utility company be carbon neutral by 2050 if it builds a gas plant now? Maybe if it shuts off the gas plant well before its 40 years of useful life are complete, leaving electric customers to pay off millions in debt.

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  • May 11 @ 9:09 am

Fortum and Uniper team to manage operations of generating assets

Fortum and Uniper have finalized the first planning phase in three strategic cooperation areas: Nordic hydropower and physical trading optimization, wind and solar development, and hydrogen. Under the proposed plans, Fortum would lead the operations of both companies’ Nordic hydro assets while Uniper would take the lead in the development of both companies’ wind and […]

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  • May 11 @ 8:02 am

In Pictures: Building Canada’s largest remote solar + storage microgrid

Fort Chipewyan is an isolated community in Canada that is not connected to the main power grid. The community, which used to rely on diesel for power generation, is now home to the country’s largest community solar and storage microgrid project. Before the microgrid, diesel fuel was the source for all electricity production but since delivery of […]

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  • May 10 @ 1:43 pm

Catalyst Partners makes its HQ a living demo for sustainable buildings

Allen Austin, ABB Catalyst President Keith Winn is one of the founding members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It’s not surprising, then, that his company helps clients to meet the requirements of LEED and other green building standards. Catalyst focuses on energy efficiency services including auditing, modeling, and incentives and aims to become […]

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  • May 10 @ 10:37 am

Why 2021 could be the perfect year to deploy your solar portfolio

Now that pandemic-related obstacles are lessening in many areas, what are the prospects for portfolio solar in 2021?

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  • May 10 @ 1:38 am

Solar and wind’s competitiveness over coal is accelerating, analysis shows

The report recommends that regulators, policymakers and others “critically examine each and every coal plant in their jurisdiction given the overwhelming amount of existing coal and the rapidly changing economics of possible alternatives.”

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  • May 7 @ 9:48 am

EU approves €400 million aid scheme to develop renewables in Denmark

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Danish aid scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources: onshore and offshore wind, wave power plants, hydroelectric power plants and solar PV. The measure will help Denmark reach its renewable energy targets without unduly distorting competition and will contribute to the European objective […]

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  • May 7 @ 9:22 am

Developer eyes economically distressed communities in rural Indiana for up to 1.6 GW of solar capacity

Hoosier Solar Holdings said last week that it is developing solar power facilities in economically distressed, rural communities across Indiana that have been designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones.  Several solar and battery storage projects that collectively have a potential capcity of more than 1,600 megawatts (1.6 GW) are currently in active development, said the company. Many […]

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  • May 7 @ 9:00 am

IRENA members commit to advance the global hydropower fleet

Members of the International Renewable Energy Agency and private sector representatives are joining forces to modernize and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe. This is one of the results of the third meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower organized by IRENA, which aims to expand collaboration and action between the agency’s global […]

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  • May 6 @ 1:12 pm

US DOE announces $12 Million for enhanced geothermal technology improvement

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last week announced up to $12 million for technologies that can make geothermal systems more efficient for clean, renewable energy production. The funding is designed to help scientists and engineers unlock the full potential of enhanced geothermal power to help tackle the climate crisis and achieve the Biden Administration’s […]

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  • May 6 @ 9:51 am

Solar industry employment dropped 6.7% in 2020, new report shows

The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2020 released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), The Solar Foundation, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), and BW Research. On the flip side, total solar installed […]

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  • May 6 @ 8:59 am

Enel’s portfolio of renewable projects under construction tops 2 GW

Enel Green Power North America currently has over 2.3 GW of renewable generation under construction and by mid-year will have 606 MW of battery storage capacity under construction

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  • May 5 @ 1:44 pm

New tool empowers utilities to reduce emissions in investment planning

By Erin Murphy and Christie Hicks, EDF As the United States moves toward decarbonization, cities and states must use all means available to reduce climate pollution, and natural gas utilities should be at the forefront of this rapid energy transition. Gas utilities are the subject of increasing scrutiny because plans to expand and fortify their infrastructure could lock […]

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  • May 5 @ 9:51 am

AES pooling clean energy resources to power Google data centers

Virginia-based AES Corp. will supply nearly carbon-free electricity to power Google’s data centers in the state. The power generator announced it will become sole supplier of the tech giant’s data-center needs for clean energy. Under the agreement AES will start supply later this year. See our interview with AES Chief Operating Officer Bernerd Da Santos […]

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  • May 5 @ 9:36 am

We need more grid engineers to implement Biden’s plan (Part 2 of 2)

Hiring engineers via the H1B immigration process would make implementing Biden’s infrastructure plan more efficient. In part 1, we focused on the need for transmission planning engineers. In part 2, the focus is on the need for additional market systems and distribution planning engineers. Engineers should have the flexibility to move within an organization Engineers […]

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  • May 4 @ 1:03 pm

Mitsubishi, Powin to provide battery storage retrofits to California solar projects

The two-site utility-scale battery project is designed to enhance California’s grid reliability with additional and flexible resource capacity paired with renewable energies.

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  • May 4 @ 10:41 am

Massive solar + storage project receives federal approval to be built on US public lands

The approval gives developer Sonoran West a green light to go forward with the construction of the Crimson Solar Project, a 350-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic facility with a 350-MW energy storage system.

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  • May 4 @ 9:29 am

Repowered 160-kW Valatie Falls Hydro plant now operating

On April 26, the 160-kW Valatie Falls Hydro plant in New York began generating power for the first time since June 2018. Valatie Falls will provide direct energy to the Village of Valatie, as well as charge the electric vehicles of local business PlugIn Stations Online. Built along the shores of Kinderhook Creek in Valatie, […]

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  • May 4 @ 9:24 am

APS expands RFP to seek up to 150-MW of additional solar capacity

The addendum seeks an additional 100- to 150-MW photovoltaic solar resource to be owned by APS and in service by early 2023.

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  • May 4 @ 9:03 am

Installing solar panels over California’s canals could yield water, land, air and climate payoffs

As engineers working on climate-smart solutions, we’ve found an easy win-win for both water and climate in California with what we call the “solar canal solution.”

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  • May 3 @ 9:46 am

US state lawmakers should consider the benefits of community solar

As renewable energy continues to grow at a rapid pace, community solar will remain an incredibly powerful tool for policymakers to benefit local communities across their states

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  • May 3 @ 9:08 am

There are 30 times more jobs created from rooftop solar vs utility-scale solar, utility filing says

For every million the utility proposed spending on rooftop solar, it would create 30 times more jobs than $1 million spent on utility-scale solar.

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  • May 3 @ 8:15 am

MISO capacity price fizzles, but opportunities for standalone storage lie with utility resource plans

MISO planning resource auction prices for the 2021 planning year did not live up to their expectations from 2020 auction results. In the 2020 auction, the Michigan zone cleared at a cost of new entry of $250-per-MW-day. But in the latest auction results from April, MISO capacity prices were mostly in the $5-per-MW-day range, and […]

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  • April 30 @ 2:37 pm

Chinese conglomerate surges to top spot on global utility-scale solar developer list

This week Wiki-solar released its latest ranking of the top 32 utility-scale solar EPCs. The company ranks the developers by number of projects developed and cumulative capacity brought online.  This year, a new company tops that list. China’s State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) rose to number one thanks to the 2.2-GWAC project its subsidiary Huanghe Hydropower […]

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  • April 30 @ 11:57 am

Voith Hydro to supply pumped storage equipment for Idaho combined energy project

Cat Creek Energy and Water has chosen Voith Hydro to design, manufacture and install 720 MW of ternary pumped storage equipment for the Cat Creek Energy and Water (CCEW) Project planned near Mountain Home, Idaho. The overall project, on the South Fork of the Boise River, includes wind and solar generation parks and the pumped-storage […]

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  • April 30 @ 10:17 am

Michigan bill may unlock community solar and your state should follow suit

There are 2,600 megawatts of solar power capacity installed in the U.S. today that can be considered community solar, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). That is a little less than 5% of all solar capacity in the country, and it is also not very widespread—only three states, Minnesota, […]

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  • April 30 @ 8:41 am

Solar+storage for critical services providers: Barriers and opportunities

To gain more insight into the barriers of implementing solar+storage in under-served communities, Clean Energy Group conducted a survey of municipalities, community organizations, affordable housing developers, and technical service providers working in low-income communities.

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  • April 29 @ 4:34 pm

Upstate New York’s first utility-scale solar projects set to come online this year

This week developer CS Energy said it is working in partnership with the Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group (GSRP) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), to develop and begin construction on a 216-MWdc portfolio of new utility-scale solar projects across New York. The projects are expected to achieve commercial operations […]

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  • April 29 @ 1:15 pm

Ørsted, Eversource commit $5 million to university’s offshore wind research initiatives

Ørsted and Eversource, developers of New York’s Sunrise Wind offshore wind farm, announced the launch of a research partnership with Stony Brook University. The $5 million commitment will underwrite research initiatives specific to advancing offshore wind through Stony Brook’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) in connection with the Sunrise Wind Project. The AERTC, […]

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  • April 29 @ 9:31 am

National lab, Idaho Falls Power test small hydro startup during power outage

Idaho National Laboratory is working with municipally owned utility Idaho Falls Power to test how small hydropower plants can serve as reliable sources of startup power during outages. The city of Idaho Falls owns five hydropower plants on the Snake River, from the Upper Power Plant north of the city to the Gem State Dam […]

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  • April 28 @ 9:28 am

Wind farms bring windfalls for rural schools, but school finance laws limit how money is spent

The spread of wind energy in rural America has been a financial boon to school districts such as the one in Blackwell. However, because of the complexity of how schools are financed, the impact on student achievement is limited, according to a new study that we conducted as researchers in public finance, education economics and […]

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  • April 28 @ 8:38 am

Duke vs. Duke: Electric and gas utilities at odds over efficiency rebates in N.C.

For nearly four years, Piedmont Natural Gas — one of Duke’s wholly owned subsidiaries — and the state’s other major gas distribution company have stymied incentives for new high-efficiency homes, claiming with scant evidence that the rebate scheme will lose them customers.

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  • April 28 @ 8:17 am

Wales goes to the polls with renewables firmly on the agenda

The ‘green economy’ has become a central proposition of all of the main parties. Given the practicality and the fiscal benefits of increasing renewables infrastructure across the country, it makes sense for campaigning politicians to focus on this area.

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  • April 27 @ 10:58 am

Saudi Arabia’s entrance into the hydrogen market makes perfect sense

Saudi’s entrance into the emerging global Hydrogen Market makes perfect sense.

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  • April 27 @ 10:38 am

Renewable-energy based microgrid in Patagonia to use iron flow battery

Long-duration iron flow battery manufacturer ESS Inc announced a new contract with Chilean utility, Edelaysen, a GRUPO SAESA company, to provide a flow battery system to support a renewable energy-based microgrid in Chile. Edelaysen will deploy ESS Inc.’s 300-kW/2-MWh Energy Warehouse, integrated with renewable resources in a microgrid system in the environmentally pristine Patagonia area […]

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  • April 27 @ 9:44 am

Vietnamese 500-MW floating solar and storage attracts investment from SEACEF

This week, Clime Capital, a Singapore-based investment management company that manages funds from SEACEF, announced that it has invested in an innovative floating solar and storage project in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, currently under development by Blueleaf Energy. Southeast Asia Clean Energy Facility (SEACEF) is a collaboration between leading international foundations, including Microsoft, who seek […]

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  • April 26 @ 11:06 am

The Panther Creek III wind farm in Texas to get a boost through repowering

RWE Renewables said this week that it has partnered with GE Renewable Energy to repower its Panther Creek III wind farm in West Texas. The Panther Creek III wind farm, which came online in 2009 is part of a mega-complex that includes the 142.5-MW Panther Creek I and 115.5-MW Panther Creek II, both of which […]

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  • April 26 @ 10:39 am

The US needs more grid engineers to implement Biden’s plan (1 of 2)

Hiring engineers via the H1B process would address the immediate need for high voltage engineers.

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  • April 26 @ 9:54 am

ACWA Power secures $114M to fund 200-MW Egyptian solar project

Saudi Arabia-based energy company ACWA Power has signed a deal with multiple international investors for the provision of funds to implement what is claimed to be the largest private-sector solar energy project in Egypt.

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  • April 26 @ 9:16 am

Bio-CHP provider selected to join Google’s climate change accelerator program

Enexor BioEnergy, LLC, said it has been selected as one of 11 companies in North America to participate in the inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change. Launching in June, the three-month program grants climate-change-focused start-ups access to Google programs, products, people and technology. Enexor’s patented Bio-CHP system converts almost any organic, plastic or biomass waste […]

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  • April 26 @ 7:52 am

GE turbines to power 110 MW of wind projects in India

Wind developer CleanMax has selected GE Renewable Energy to supply 42 of the 2.7-132 wind turbines for onshore wind projects in India. Product design will take place primarily at GE’s Technology Centre in Bengaluru, blades being manufactured in GE’s plants in Vadodara and Bengaluru and assembly at the GE Multi-modal Manufacturing Facility in Pune. GE’s […]

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  • April 23 @ 1:25 pm

Colorado Governor signs law to define some pumped hydropower as renewable

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed a HB21-1052, Define Hydroelectricity as Renewable Energy, concerning the inclusion of pumped hydroelectric energy generation in the definition of “eligible energy resources” for purposes of meeting Colorado’s renewable energy standard (RES). In summary, “The bill removes the existing restriction on pumped hydroelectric facilities as a source of recycled energy, […]

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  • April 23 @ 12:35 pm

JetBlue invests in Universal Hydrogen to help advance carbon-free flight

JetBlue Technology Ventures (JTV), the venture capital subsidiary of JetBlue Airways announced that it is one of the investors in Series A funding for Universal Hydrogen through which the company raised $20.5 million. Universal Hydrogen says it is fueling carbon-free flight and that the money will allow it to accelerate the development of its hydrogen […]

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  • April 23 @ 9:41 am

Nebraska’s largest privately owned behind-the-meter solar array is now online

At a ribbon cutting ceremony today, Valmont Industries, Inc., a provider of engineered products and services, celebrated the interconnection of its first one-megawatt solar field at its manufacturing facility in Valley, Nebraska. The new solar array is the largest privately-owned, behind-the-meter solar field in Nebraska, spanning 4.3 acres. Forty-five tracker tables supplied by Convert, a […]

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  • April 23 @ 8:45 am

Texas likely to add 10 GW of utility-scale solar capacity in the next two years

Texas, already the U.S. state with the most wind energy capacity, is catching up to California in utility-scale solar capacity

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  • April 22 @ 11:01 am

CPV says it has developed 400+ MW of renewable capacity on former coal mines

In honor of Earth Day, Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) announced that through the contributions of its employees, partners and shareholders, it has repurposed brownfield sites, including former coal mines, for utility-scale renewable development. As of April 2021, the company has more than 400 MWs of renewable energy projects in advanced development within the PJM region […]

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  • April 22 @ 10:32 am

A decidedly impartial review of Mark Jacobson’s 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything

Happy Earth Day 2021! When you’ve followed the evolving research of a leading clean energy expert and become a supporter of his vision for a global clean energy transition, it should come as no surprise that I was eager to crack open Mark Jacobson’s 2021 book release, 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything. […]

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  • April 22 @ 9:51 am

State and federal initiatives increasingly promote energy equity

For clean energy to succeed on a broad scale, it must benefit all communities, not just affluent ones.

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  • April 22 @ 9:35 am

Amazon buying output of 375-MW Birch solar project in Ohio

Lightsource bp said on Tuesday that it has executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amazon for a new 375-MWdc solar project under development in Ohio. Once complete, the solar facility is expected to deliver nearly 600,000 megawatt hours (MWh) annually of additional renewable energy for Amazon operations locally.  The project will be in Auglaize and […]

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  • April 21 @ 2:29 am

Southern Power acquiring 118-MW Oklahoma wind project developed by Vestas’ NA unit

The wholesale energy wing of Southern Co. has amped up its utility-scale wind project holdings again. Southern Power acquired its 15th wind power project. The 118-MW Glass Sands facility is located in Murray County, Oklahoma, and was developed by Steelhead Americas, the North American development arm of Vestas. “We are proud to announce this new addition to […]

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  • April 21 @ 2:10 am

The US electric power sector is halfway to zero carbon emissions

By Bentham Paulos, Dev Millstein, Joseph Rand, and Ryan Wiser, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Renewable energy’s rapid growth is accelerating a national shift to a carbon-free electric power system. So far 17 states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico have adopted laws or executive orders setting goals for reaching 100% clean electricity by 2050 or […]

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  • April 20 @ 12:22 pm

Chocolate maker, home improvement company show their love for solar energy

Home Depot and NRG have each executed individual 100-MW solar PPAs, and The Hershey Company has contracted for a 50-MW solar PPA.

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  • April 20 @ 10:54 am

National Grid Partners has fresh influx of cash to invest in energy technology startups

Since its launch less than three years ago, NGP has put $227 million to work in dozens of startups at the intersection of energy and information technology, it said in a press release.

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  • April 20 @ 9:57 am

OPG announces 20-year, $2.5 billion overhaul of hydropower generating units

Hydroelectricity has powered the lives of Ontarians for a century, and Ontario Power Generation is planning an extensive 20-year overhaul of its hydropower generating units to ensure clean, reliable hydropower continues to support the province’s wellbeing. The estimated $2.5 billion turbine/generator overhaul program aims to repair or replace key components in the generating units. This […]

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  • April 20 @ 9:30 am

OUC getting help from Burns & Mac on hydrogen demonstration project

Mitigating the effects of solar power intermittency is just one of the challenges the new system will provide

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  • April 19 @ 9:45 am

Unlocking the value of energy communities

We are witnessing the start of an unprecedented paradigm shift and a true revolution across the global energy sector.

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  • April 19 @ 8:28 am

Hosting Capacity Analysis Could simplify grid interconnection for distributed energy resources

While hosting capacity analysis can be valuable as a data point, it could be an even better tool for distributed solar adoption.

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  • April 19 @ 8:15 am

Thinking energy storage when you’re thinking 1500vdc PV

Utility-scale PV is going to 1500v–what does that mean for associated battery energy storage systems?

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  • April 19 @ 8:05 am

Axpo to produce hydrogen at 43.4-MW Eglisau-Glattfelden hydropower plant

Axpo plans to produce green hydrogen by building a production facility at its 43.4-MW Eglisau-Glattfelden hydropower plant on the Rhine River in Switzerland, the first of several hydrogen facilities Axpo will commission in the coming years. Scheduled to go onstream in autumn 2022, the 2.5-MW hydrogen production facility will produce about 350 tonnes of green […]

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  • April 16 @ 8:53 am

Mississippi Power building 1.5-MW solar, 5-MWh energy storage combo site

State utility regulators have approved plans by Mississippi Power to develop and build its first-ever stand-alone solar energy and battery storage system. The Mississippi Public Service Commission signed off on the utility’s project to construct and operate the new solar-storage site in Walnut Grove. The 1.5 MW-solar array will be paired with a 5-MWh battery […]

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  • April 16 @ 8:06 am

FERC clarifies how it will treat carbon pricing in organized wholesale markets

Wholesale market rules incorporating a state-determined carbon price can fall within the Commission’s jurisdiction

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  • April 16 @ 2:57 am

Wind power experts expect wind energy costs to decline up to 35% by 2035

xperts anticipate cost reductions of 17%-35% by 2035 and 37%-49% by 2050, driven by bigger and more efficient turbines, lower capital and operating costs, and other advancements

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  • April 15 @ 2:13 pm

Ocergy’s offshore floating wind solutions attract Series A equity funding

U.S.-based Ocergy announced it has secured investments from Moreld Ocean Wind (MOW) and Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) to fund offshore floating wind solutions. The Series A round will fund Ocergy’s commercialization of its offshore floating wind solutions, the OCG-Wind Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) technology and OCG-Data environmental monitoring buoy. Successful close of this round […]

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  • April 15 @ 2:04 pm

Black & Veatch joins EPRI & GTI-led low carbon initiative

Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Black & Veatch has joined the Low Carbon Resources Initiative led by top energy research firms in the nation.

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  • April 15 @ 1:37 pm

Tennessee sunshine to power Jack Daniel’s

A little sunshine will soon be in your next glass of whiskey as Jack Daniel’s partners with the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, and Nashville-based solar power producer Silicon Ranch to provide the iconic Tennessee whiskey maker’s Lynchburg distillery with 20 megawatts of solar energy. TVA signed a long-term power purchase agreement […]

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  • April 15 @ 10:01 am

Data center using innovative technology to track renewable energy hour by hour

The innovative structure will source 100% renewable energy aimed at matching the hourly usage of all Iron Mountain facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

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  • April 14 @ 9:27 am

33-MW of solar capacity installed across 10 projects in Portland, Oregon

Adapture Renewables will own and operate the portfolio and sell the generated electricity under a long-term power purchase agreement to Portland General Electric.

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  • April 14 @ 8:51 am

More electricity is generated in Georgia from biomass than in any state except California

Biomass may not be electricity fuel king in Georgia, but the state definitely is peachy keen on the resource.

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  • April 14 @ 7:07 am

ORPC, European partners to create new generation of marine energy turbines

ORPC Inc. and its subsidiary ORPC Ireland are partnering with a European consortium to create a new generation of marine renewable energy turbines that increase reliability and performance while reducing manufacturing costs. The ORPC team along with ÉireComposites of Galway and National University of Ireland Galway are collaborating with Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials, Germany, and […]

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  • April 13 @ 10:41 am

Statkraft to build first windfarms in Chile

Norwegian renewable generation company Statkraft is to build its first windfarms in Chile. The 102 MW Torsa project comprises three windfarms totaling 19 turbines supplied by German manufacturer Nordex. In total, the windfarms are expected to produce more than 300 GWh of energy annually, which Statkraft says is enough to power 100,000 households. The project is located […]

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  • April 13 @ 8:29 am

More wind and solar capacity could save some of the world’s most important rivers

While it’s broadly recognized that a dramatic expansion of renewables is necessary to attain climate goals, this expansion also holds great potential to reduce negative impacts on rivers, and the communities and resources, such as fisheries, that depend on healthy, connected rivers.

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  • April 13 @ 8:23 am

Landmark solar-battery hybrid plant goes live at Africa gold mine

What is said to be the world’s largest off-grid solar-battery hybrid system for the mining industry has been commissioned at a gold mine in Mali, West Africa.

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  • April 13 @ 7:52 am

New report sheds light on residential solar adoption in terms of access and equity

Solar-adopter incomes presently skew high in all states, but, as with the national trends, that skew has diminished over time in most states. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a report last week that highlights income, demographic, and other socio-economic trends among U.S. residential rooftop solar adopters. Galen Barbose, Sydney Forrester, Eric O’Shaughnessy, and Naïm Darghouth […]

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  • April 12 @ 12:24 pm

Clean energy stock deflation and Biden’s infrastructure plan

Last month saw buying opportunities in some clean energy stocks as the bubble created from the euphoria over Biden’s election vanished as if it never happened. Clean energy stocks have simply returned to the general upward trendline from the second and third quarter of 2020.  Rather than bursting in a market panic, this seems to have been […]

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  • April 12 @ 2:54 am

U.S. Department of Energy announces Groundbreaking Hydro Prize winners

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has announced two winners of the Groundbreaking Hydro Prize, which challenged innovators to come up with new solutions to support hydropower project development by starting at square one — the foundation. The foundation of a hydropower system provides structural stability, which is essential to […]

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  • April 9 @ 4:16 pm

FERC should reject MISO extension request for electric storage resource

On March 4, MISO filed a request to extend the deadline to implement a market participation model for electric storage resources at FERC. This new request moves the implementation date from June 2022 to March 2025. FERC should reject this request because the benefits of keeping wholesale rates just and reasonable with storage participation outweigh […]

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  • April 9 @ 10:30 am

The gas industry is trying to halt building electrification — let’s not let them succeed

Over the past two years, gas companies and other special interest groups have thrown their weight behind a series of bills across the country that would preempt efforts by local governments to limit the use of gas hookups in buildings.

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  • April 9 @ 3:54 am

Global wind industry to deploy 1 TW of new capacity through 2030

Research firm Wood Mackenzie says it anticipates the global wind power industry will install 1 TW of new capacity between 2021 and 2030. The world set a new record in wind installations in 2020 and saw a number of national and regional targets set for 2030, underscoring the important role of wind technology in the […]

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  • April 8 @ 4:17 pm

Virgin Group company to restore damaged 6.4-MW solar facility on St. Thomas

BMR Energy, a Virgin Group company and developer, owner, and operator of clean energy projects in the Caribbean and Latin America, announced today that it is starting construction of the 6.4-megawatt (MWp) Donoe Solar farm on St. Thomas. The facility is expected to be completed and enter service in the fourth quarter of this year […]

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  • April 8 @ 11:35 am

Move over, corn and soybeans: The next biofuel source could be giant sea kelp

Unlike today’s energy crops, such as corn and soybeans, growing kelp doesn’t require land, fresh water or fertilizer. And giant kelp can grow over a foot per day under ideal conditions.

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  • April 8 @ 8:42 am

Akuo acquires five small hydroelectric plants in Bulgaria

Akuo announces that it has completed the acquisition of five small hydroelectric plants in Bulgaria with total installed capacity of 15.5 MW.

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  • April 7 @ 10:15 am

Holy Cross Energy and Colorado Mountain College to benefit from new solar + storage project

Ameresco will design, build, operate and maintain the facilities and sell the energy to Holy Cross Energy through a PPA.

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  • April 7 @ 9:25 am

Blue Ridge Energy is building an 11-MW solar array for members

Blue Ridge Energy, a member-owned electric cooperative serving northwest North Carolina, said it picked Oriden LLC to develop an 11-MW solar project as part of its Brighter Future initiative. This project will provide a local generation source and allow Blue Ridge Energy to work towards its goals of achieving a 50 percent reduction in carbon […]

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  • April 7 @ 9:09 am

Energy jobs are key to economic recovery from the pandemic

Energy workers are paid more, their jobs came back more quickly, and they have greater growth opportunities than almost any other sector, new report finds. Putting people to work in the energy industry will reap more benefits for the U.S. economy than putting people to work in almost any other sector. That’s just one of […]

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  • April 7 @ 8:29 am

Room for renewables … If we do it right

By planning, siting and buying renewables right, we can get to a net-zero future – one in which people and nature thrive.

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  • April 7 @ 2:49 am

World adds record new renewable energy capacity in 2020

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, more than 260GW of renewable energy capacity added globally in 2020, beating previous record by almost 50%

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  • April 6 @ 8:47 am

Construction begins on 500-MW Aktina plant, the largest solar facility in the state of Texas

Project development team is made up of more than 30% women, an industry first. In southeastern Texas surrounded by farmland, Rosendin’s Renewable Energy Group (REG) has begun building the largest solar power project in the state. The 500-MWac/631-MWdc Aktina Renewable Power Project calls for the installation of 1.4 million solar modules across 4,000 acres in […]

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  • April 6 @ 8:18 am

RWE Renewables adding 40-MW / 80-MWh storage to its 200-MW solar project in Georgia

RWE Renewables said with the addition of the dispatchable storage solution, it will be able to sell nearly all of the 200 MW of generation from the solar PV to Georgia Power Company.

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  • April 6 @ 8:14 am

Private infrastructure fund for clean hydrogen projects launched

This week, Plug Power, Chart Industries, and Baker Hughes announced their intention to become cornerstone investors in the formation of the  FiveT Hydrogen Fund, a new clean-hydrogen-only private infrastructure fund dedicated to delivering clean hydrogen infrastructure projects at scale. Plug Power intends to commit €160 million ($200 million), and Chart Industries and Baker Hughes each […]

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  • April 6 @ 7:56 am

Japan’s JGC Holdings invests $40M into small modular nuclear reactor company NuScale Power

JGC Holdings Corporation of Japan invested $40 million into NuScale Power, a small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) technology company

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  • April 6 @ 7:50 am

The community solar program in Illinois

Looking forward, environmental advocates and organizers are pushing the State to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which would further expand the Illinois Solar For All program in low- and medium-income communities and promote renewable energy jobs. The post The community solar program in Illinois appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • April 5 @ 9:50 am

Build back better – with energy efficiency improvements

To have it all, to build back better, thrive economically and survive the worst impacts of the climate emergency, governments and businesses need to prioritize energy efficiency. The post Build back better – with energy efficiency improvements appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • April 5 @ 9:45 am

How ‘green’ are electric cars?

It is important to address the huge implications for our natural resources not only to produce green technologies like electric cars, but to keep them charged. The post How ‘green’ are electric cars? appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • April 2 @ 10:49 am

GE supplying turbines for three Oklahoma wind power farms totaling 1.48 GW

Wind project developer Invenergy has selected GE to provide a variety of turbines for three farms totaling 1.48 GW in Oklahoma. GE will deliver the turbines for the North Central Wind Energy facilities in north-central and northwest Oklahoma. Invenergy is developing the project in partnership with Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (PSO), an American Electric […]

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  • April 2 @ 9:14 am

Brookfield Renewable, Plug Power partner on hydropower-fueled hydrogen plant

Plug Power Inc. and Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. announced plans to build a green hydrogen production plant, which would use 100% renewable energy from Brookfield Renewable’s 252-MW Holtwood hydroelectric facility. The post Brookfield Renewable, Plug Power partner on hydropower-fueled hydrogen plant appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • April 1 @ 11:51 am

Vestas supplying turbines for three wind farms in Greece

Vestas said turbine delivery will take place in the first half of 2022 and commissioning is scheduled for the second half of the same year, after which Iberdrola’s renewable energy capacity in Greece and Cyprus will reach 437 MW. The post Vestas supplying turbines for three wind farms in Greece appeared first on Renewable Energy […]

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  • April 1 @ 9:53 am

Vesta supplying turbines for three wind farms in Greece

Vestas said turbine delivery will take place in the first half of 2022 and commissioning is scheduled for the second half of the same year, after which Iberdrola’s renewable energy capacity in Greece and Cyprus will reach 437 MW. The post Vesta supplying turbines for three wind farms in Greece appeared first on Renewable Energy […]

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  • April 1 @ 9:53 am

Forget net-zero, businesses should be striving for true zero. Here’s why.

Green certificates, aka renewable energy credits (RECs), have played their role in identifying how much energy is produced by clean generation sources. Now traceability technology is disrupting the old model, allowing us to see the source, the time and the price. The post Forget net-zero, businesses should be striving for true zero. Here’s why. appeared […]

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  • April 1 @ 8:06 am

AEP Energy signs long-term PPA for 80-MW Opdenergy solar project

The competitive retail market subsidiary of American Electric Power is contracting with an independent firm which will develop an 80-MW solar plant in West Virginia. Under terms of the deal, Opdenergy will develop the solar project in Jefferson County. AEP Energy will take the energy generated to its customers through its Integrated Renewable Energy solution—a […]

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  • March 31 @ 3:03 pm

Here’s a short summary of energy industry gains through Biden’s infrastructure plan

Today in Pittsburgh, PA, US President Biden unveiled his new infrastructure plan for the country. The “American Jobs Plan” calls on Congress to pass legislation directing trillions of dollars of investment in rebuilding America. The plan is paired with the Made in America Tax plan, which he believes will pay for the bill over 15 […]

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  • March 31 @ 11:07 am

The US just set ambitious offshore wind power targets – what will it take to meet them?

 by Erin Baker, and Matthew Lackner, University of Massachusetts, Amherst The United States’ offshore wind industry is tiny, with just seven wind turbines operating off Rhode Island and Virginia. The few attempts to build large-scale wind farms like Europe’s have run into long delays, but that may be about to change. The Biden administration announced […]

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  • March 31 @ 9:21 am

The future of energy in the US could hinge on permitting reform and greater investment in R&D

Energy powerhouses, Ernest Moniz and Lynn Good, talk politics, R&D stakeholder engagement, transmission, EVs and a host of other topics around the future of energy in the US. The post The future of energy in the US could hinge on permitting reform and greater investment in R&D appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 31 @ 7:54 am

Wind farm pioneers system to protect birds in South Africa

In South Africa, BioTherm Energy’s Excelsior Wind farm is collaborating with conservation organizations to minimize the wind industry’s impact on local bird populations (avifauna). The 33-MW Excelsior Wind farm is constructed on 2,300 hectares in Swellendam, an area known as one of the largest agricultural-producing areas in the country and home to many species of […]

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  • March 30 @ 2:46 pm

260-MW Brazoria West solar project in Texas acquired by S&B USA

S&B USA (previously Shikun and Binui America) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Brazoria West Solar Project with 260 megawatts (MWdc) (200 MWac) of planned solar energy capacity from Savion, part of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group. Construction of the project, located in Brazoria County, 40 miles southwest of Houston, Texas, will start […]

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  • March 30 @ 8:49 am

California commercial potato grower taps Concentric for a 5-MW microgrid

Microgrid developer Concentric Power announced this week that it has broken ground on a 5-MW microgrid for Tasteful Selections, a vertically integrated farmer-owned, farmer-driven bite-size potato growing, packing and shipping operation.    Combining 3.6 MW cogeneration firm power with 120-kW solar and 1.25-MW/625-kWh lithium-ion battery storage, the microgrid has approximately 5-MW total capacity with provisions to add additional […]

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  • March 30 @ 8:34 am

Offshore wind in the US advances with 30-GW commitment from government

During a government-sponsored forum today, the US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland joined the Secretaries of Energy, Commerce, and Transportation along with representatives from states, the offshore wind industry, and members of the labor community to identify solutions to the greatest challenges facing the development of U.S. offshore wind. The event included a commitment […]

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  • March 29 @ 1:44 pm

New survey shows solar installer confidence increased 60% in 2020

Installers expressed more confidence in the industry than in any previous Installer Survey, with just 18% of installers saying COVID-19 decreased their confidence. The post New survey shows solar installer confidence increased 60% in 2020 appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 29 @ 10:18 am

China’s PV plants are booming, but is that good news for the fight against climate change?

Without the proper volume of innovation that is needed to take the sector forward, global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions might fall short of those needed to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. The post China’s PV plants are booming, but is that good news for the fight against climate change? appeared first […]

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  • March 29 @ 9:22 am

Douglas PUD building 5-MW hydrogen facility to provide flexibility for Wells Hydroelectric

The Douglas County Public Utility District is building a 5-MW pilot renewable hydrogen production facility near Baker Flats, East Wenatchee in Washington. The post Douglas PUD building 5-MW hydrogen facility to provide flexibility for Wells Hydroelectric appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 29 @ 8:41 am

NYPA seeks developers to build more than 100 C&I solar and storage facilities in New York

Twenty-five municipalities and eight school districts have submitted more than 100 potential solar sites for consideration to date, and the program remains open for new applications. The post NYPA seeks developers to build more than 100 C&I solar and storage facilities in New York appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 26 @ 10:18 am

A FERC Order on managing transmission line ratings can provide alternatives to expensive network upgrades for renew

Renewable developers have another option to interconnect their projects sitting in the regional transmission organizations queue. LineVision’s dynamic line ratings and SmartWires’s SmartValve lead the charge on providing options to increase the existing transmission capacity by 40%. The trick is more transmission owners need to adopt these new technologies in place of transmission lines and […]

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  • March 26 @ 10:08 am

Apple supported the development of 1.2 GW of clean energy capacity in 2020

American multinational technology company Apple has announced that its 2020 green bonds will support the installation of 1.2 GW of renewable energy capacity. The company funded 17 green bond projects, from the $4.7 billion in green bond funding the company issued since 2016. From its green bond portfolio, Apple has so far allocated $2.8 billion to projects. […]

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  • March 26 @ 9:52 am

Who really benefits from solar net metering?

Solar powered homeowners help everyone in their community through net metering, even their neighbors who still depend on the grid. The post Who really benefits from solar net metering? appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 25 @ 2:43 pm

Transmission and RTOs play a pivotal role in a clean energy future

Guess what?  America is on the road to a clean energy transformation. Our lives and our economy are becoming more electrified, and cleaner, as a result of the growth of renewable energy generation. In 2019, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported 8.8 percent of utility-scale electricity was generated by wind and solar. With record capacity […]

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  • March 25 @ 9:11 am

The UK’s budget throws energy behind offshore wind

By stimulating a renewables manufacturing and supply chain base across the country, the UK will see regeneration in areas that have lost their intensive industries of the past, such as mining and ship building. By investing in green developments, the UK will clearly be taking a determined step in the right direction. The post The […]

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  • March 25 @ 9:03 am

Critics warn Massachusetts’ climate progress is headed for traffic jam

Massachusetts won’t meet its climate goals without getting people to drive less. That’s the unpopular message from climate advocates and analysts who say the state’s recent Clean Energy and Climate Plan draft places too much emphasis on vehicle electrification and all but ignores the critical need to also reduce driving miles. The number of vehicle miles traveled […]

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  • March 25 @ 8:50 am

Ameren planning 6-MW community solar project in Missouri

Missouri utility regulators have approved construction plans for what will be Ameren’s largest-ever solar power farm in the state. Ameren Missouri will build the new energy center in Montgomery County about 70 miles west of St. Louis. Once completed, the Montgomery County Solar Center will be the second community solar project serving the utility’s customers. News reports indicate […]

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  • March 25 @ 3:39 am

U.S. DOE releases Pumped Storage Hydropower Valuation Guidebook

DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) funded development of the Pumped Storage Hydropower Valuation Guidebook to assess the value of pumped storage hydropower (PSH) plants. The post U.S. DOE releases Pumped Storage Hydropower Valuation Guidebook appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 24 @ 9:25 am

PPAs in place for Indiana Crossroads wind and solar parks with combined

The PPA will enable the construction of the 204-MW Indiana Crossroads II Wind Farm and the 200-MW Indiana Crossroads Solar Park both in White County The post PPAs in place for Indiana Crossroads wind and solar parks with combined appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 24 @ 8:58 am

A clean energy economy needs renewable thermal energy

At least 14 states have expanded their renewable portfolio standards (RPS) to include RTE for heat generation, but there remains a definitive absence of federal authority on the matter. The post A clean energy economy needs renewable thermal energy appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 24 @ 1:14 am

10 things bus fleets need in order to electrify (Part 1 of 2)

by Alison Wiley “I don’t understand this contract at all,” a Transportation Director of a medium-sized school district recently told me. Thad (not his real name) had been running buses for decades, almost all diesels, like most of his peers. He’d landed a grant for his first electric school bus and charging infrastructure, and the contract […]

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  • March 23 @ 2:20 pm

BayWa completes acquisition of High Constellation wind farm in Scotland

Global renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. has completed the acquisition of High Constellation Wind Farm in Scotland from Blue Energy. BayWa has added the wind farm to its growing portfolio of UK assets, which has installed capacity of 685 MW. High Constellation is a proposed 10-turbine wind farm on the Kintyre peninsula about 20 km […]

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  • March 23 @ 10:36 am

Pennsylvania government to source 50% of annual consumption from in-state solar

Sited across six Pennsylvania counties, 191 MW of solar projects expected to help state reduce its carbon emissions by more than 157,000 metric tons annually  Constellation, an Exelon company and a competitive energy provider, and Lightsource bp, a solar developer, announced today that agreements are in place to help the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania source approximately 50 […]

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  • March 23 @ 9:57 am

The North American Development Bank emerges as financier of renewable energy in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

by Linda Allen, PhD, PE The North American Development bank, based in San Antonio, TX, has emerged as an unlikely but important source of financing for renewable energy projects in the U.S.-Mexico border region, a region of North America that is well-suited for the generation of both solar and wind energy. Over the past 10 […]

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  • March 23 @ 1:45 am

Australia’s Victoria doubles share of wind in generation mix in four years

Over the past four years, the wind contribution to the energy generation mix in the state of Victoria has grown significantly. In fact, research from Cornwall Insight Australia shows, on average, across the entire day in 2020, wind delivered 14% of the energy generation mix in the state, doubling its output from 7% in 2017. […]

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  • March 22 @ 11:32 am

Renewable natural gas is crucial to diversify our clean energy sources

One crucial green energy source that we should be capitalizing on is renewable natural gas (RNG) The post Renewable natural gas is crucial to diversify our clean energy sources appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 22 @ 9:47 am

Rhode Island Airport Corporation to be powered with solar energy

Installed on a former corn field, Ameresco’s Tiverton’s solar energy site comprises over 12,000 modules with an electricity generation capacity of 4.95 MW. The post Rhode Island Airport Corporation to be powered with solar energy appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 22 @ 8:53 am

Solar-powered remote grid will help California utility customers stay powered up during fire season

The first operational remote grid for California’s largest investor-owned utility will be made up of an integrated solar, battery, and generator system. If it works, the plan will be to roll out several hundred more across the state. The post Solar-powered remote grid will help California utility customers stay powered up during fire season appeared […]

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  • March 22 @ 7:14 am

FERC Order 2222-A continues to be good news for renewable project developers

States with demand response programs no longer have the ability to opt-out similar to DERA order 2222. The post FERC Order 2222-A continues to be good news for renewable project developers appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 19 @ 1:06 pm

A new plan is underway to equip ‘super rural’ households in Malawai with pay-as-you-go solar

SolarAid will equip every household in Ntchisi, a largely off-grid district in central Malawi, with pay-as-you-go solar home systems and provide access to a period of free lighting. The post A new plan is underway to equip ‘super rural’ households in Malawai with pay-as-you-go solar appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 19 @ 9:50 am

Solar project aims to deliver training and equity to North Minneapolis

Jacobson has partnered with multiple Black entrepreneurs on a plan to install solar on two dozen residential rooftops this year while also training neighborhood residents for clean energy industry jobs. The post Solar project aims to deliver training and equity to North Minneapolis appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 19 @ 7:05 am

NESPAK-led JV wins award for three small hydropower plants in Uzbekistan

Pakistan’s NESPAK, in a joint venture with Turkey’s DOLSAR, has won a contract for the Sustainable Hydropower Project in Uzbekistan, which involves the installation of three small hydropower plants on the Aksu River. Dr. Tahir Masood, managing director of NESPAK, said the plants will have a total capacity of 24 MW and will be located in […]

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  • March 18 @ 9:52 am

Black & Veatch to assess feasibility of world’s largest green hydrogen plant

The highly ambitious new-build hydrogen electrolysis facility will be powered entirely by renewable energy, initially 3.4 gigawatts of solar and onshore wind, which is why the hydrogen can be called “green.” The post Black & Veatch to assess feasibility of world’s largest green hydrogen plant appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 18 @ 8:58 am

New Yorkers now eligible for solar + storage systems from Swell in aggregated DER plan

This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with Con Edison to make our vision of Swell’s NYC Virtual Power Plant a reality for New Yorkers. The post New Yorkers now eligible for solar + storage systems from Swell in aggregated DER plan appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 18 @ 8:40 am

Wisconsin utilities planning $872M in solar & energy storage sites

Wisconsin utilities are jointly planning to build up 625 MW worth of combined solar and energy storage capacity in the state. The post Wisconsin utilities planning $872M in solar & energy storage sites appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 18 @ 4:29 am

Southeast Energy Exchange Market is the first step for renewable project developers

Regional planning is needed to identify the network upgrades that give the most benefit for renewables. The post Southeast Energy Exchange Market is the first step for renewable project developers appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 17 @ 11:12 am

Largest “agrivoltaic” research project underway in Colorado

Jack’s Solar Garden is a 1.2-MW community solar farm and the largest agrivoltaic research project in the U.S. The post Largest “agrivoltaic” research project underway in Colorado appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 17 @ 9:46 am

Illinois legislation could free towns from dirty power but not the payments

A controversial Illinois coal plant that has locked municipalities across the Midwest into financially crushing contracts could be forced to close within a decade under proposed state clean energy legislation. The post Illinois legislation could free towns from dirty power but not the payments appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 17 @ 9:04 am

RWE acquires majority stake in Rampion wind farm

RWE has taken over a further 20% stake from E.ON in the British offshore wind farm Rampion. RWE now holds a majority stake (50.1%) in the 400MW wind farm, which is already being operated by RWE Renewables. As part of its transaction with E.ON, a 30.1% stake was transferred to RWE in 2019. The closing […]

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  • March 16 @ 3:25 pm

Voices of 100%: Hanover Residents Raise Hands for Renewable Energy

Hosting an in-person community gathering may be unthinkable these days, but that is exactly how Hanover, N.H. endorsed its 100 percent renewable energy goal back in 2017: a show of hands in the high school gymnasium. The post Voices of 100%: Hanover Residents Raise Hands for Renewable Energy appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 16 @ 9:59 am

U.S. solar saw record growth during the pandemic year

The U.S. solar industry grew 43% and installed a record 19.2 gigawatts (GWdc) of capacity in 2020, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2020 Year-in-Review report, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie. For the second year in a row, solar led all technologies in new electric-generating capacity added, […]

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  • March 16 @ 8:20 am

DOE awards ORPC more than $3.6 million for river-powered turbine technology

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) in Portland, Ore., has been awarded $3,615,260 to build, test and operate a modular current energy converter to improve the next generation of river-powered turbines. This competitive funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office. […]

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  • March 15 @ 12:02 pm

Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan starts Energy Transition Ventures group looking into CCUS, renewables

By Rod Walton, Power Engineering and POWERGEN+ Content Director A big-time fossil fuels player is jumping into the energy transition in a bolder, more focused way. Kinder Morgan Inc. has formed a new Energy Transition Ventures group to identify and pursue commercial opportunities within the low-carbon sector. The company is one of the biggest in […]

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  • March 15 @ 9:14 am

MISO Electric Vehicle prospects increase (Part 2 of 3)

With the increase in Electric Vehicles’ availability in Midwest states, it is time to acknowledge the opportunities for charging EVs at MISO, the regional grid operator. MISO has an established transmission planning process for incorporating future industry trends, including EV growth. The regional grid operator estimates both electrification and EVs add almost 50% to the […]

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  • March 15 @ 7:43 am

Wärtsilä to supply two major interconnected energy storage systems for Texas grid services

The technology group Wärtsilä announced today that it will supply its energy storage technology for two 200-MW projects in southern Texas, USA. The megawatt-hour rating of the facilities was not available at press time. Wärtsilä has also signed ten-year guaranteed asset performance agreements for the installations. The order was placed by Able Grid Energy Solutions, […]

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  • March 15 @ 6:14 am

First vehicle-to-grid charging pilot in the US Midwest underway

EV Connect, a California-based software-as-a-service company, announced that it is collaborating with the Indiana-based Battery Innovation Center (BIC) and Energy Systems Network (ESN) to deploy Indiana’s first large-scale Vehicle-to-Grid capable charging system to support school bus fleet, HD truck, and other customer segment applications. EV Connect provided the electric vehicle charging management and a 500-kW […]

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  • March 15 @ 4:03 am

Wind-powered hydrogen production plant commissioned in Germany

Salzgitter AG, subsidiary Avacon and Linde have announced commissioning of the “Wind Hydrogen Salzgitter – WindH2” project, which will use wind energy to produce hydrogen. This project is the only one of its kind in Germany, according to the companies. WindH2 is a central component of Salzgitter AG’s SALCOS, a Salzgitter low CO2 steelmaking technology project. […]

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  • March 12 @ 4:28 pm

EPM to offset 2 million tons of CO2 with auction of Emission Reduction Certificates

Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) in Colombia will hold a public auction to sell 2 million certificates of carbon credits from three hydroelectric plants and one wind farm. According to BNamericas, the credits will come from EPM’s x-MW La Vuelta and x-MW La Herradura mini hydroelectric plants and the 19.5-MW Jepírachi Wind Farm, which are […]

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  • March 12 @ 4:17 pm

Clean energy is hot: how industry employers can find the best people in a growing and competitive job market

By Eden Higgins Sunny optimism about the expansion of a clean-energy U.S. economy is gathering steam, as the Biden Administration commits to creating 10 million green jobs to help address climate change and consumer demand for it swells. Rapid employment growth is expected through 2026 in many eco-friendly jobs, according to projections by the Bureau […]

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  • March 12 @ 3:51 pm

California center launches to help e-mobility early-stage companies achieve commercialization

The anticipated launch of the California Mobility Center (CMC) was made official last week as it formally shifted into full commercial operations in support of its mission to accelerate the pace of future mobility commercialization in California and the world, announced CMC’s Board Chair, Arlen Orchard.  The CMC helps early-stage companies and industry incumbents intelligently navigate the […]

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  • March 12 @ 3:43 pm

Retailers can capitalize on energy management and see ROI as high as 30 percent

by Michael Lotfy, Senior Vice President for Smart Building Solutions, ABB Multi-site retailers are under tremendous pressure to increase sales, cut costs, and provide shareholders with consistent revenue and earnings growth year-over-year. They are expected to deal with competitive, political, and socio-economic conditions that threaten margin by reducing differentiation and affecting costs. At the same […]

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  • March 12 @ 9:45 am

National Grid in JV to build New York green hydrogen storage, delivery project

Atlantic U.S. utility National Grid is partnering to demonstrate a multi-use renewable hydrogen-based energy storage and delivery system in New York. The venture with Standard Hydrogen Corp. will focus around developing what National Grid called the first such hydrogen storage and delivery system in New York’s Capital Region. The project is expected to be completed late next […]

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  • March 11 @ 4:36 pm

New solar roadmap shows how Long Island can produce more electricity than the region uses each year

New report and mapping tool shows huge potential on Long Island for developing solar energy in areas that have been built on before, such as commercial building rooftops, parking lots, and capped landfills. The post New solar roadmap shows how Long Island can produce more electricity than the region uses each year appeared first on […]

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  • March 11 @ 5:36 am

Grid Storage R&D Center planned for Pacific Northwest National Lab by 2025

The first phase of planning work is underway on a $75 million research and development center focused on accelerating development and deployment of long-duration, low-cost energy storage. The U.S. Department of Energy announced the beginning of design and construction of the Grid Storage Launchpad located at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington. The facility will […]

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  • March 11 @ 4:48 am

Global wind industry reached nearly 100 GW of new installed capacity in 2020

According to recent analysis by BloombergNEF, in last year’s record-setting year, the wind market commissioned nearly 100 gigawatts (GW) of new build in 2020. Undeterred by COVID-19, installations grew 59% year-on-year. Developers commissioned 96.3 GW of wind turbines globally in 2020, compared with 60.7 GW the previous year, said BNEF. Most of these were on […]

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  • March 11 @ 4:00 am

3 cost-effective steps President Biden can take to accelerate a clean energy revolution

While it’s clear now that renewables are making unprecedented progress, the new administration must work to solidify policy so we can help simplify and accelerate the creation of jobs and our energy transition. Here are my thoughts. The post 3 cost-effective steps President Biden can take to accelerate a clean energy revolution appeared first on […]

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  • March 11 @ 4:00 am

How to make the most of the bifacial solar module opportunity

By Leonardo Botti, FIMER Without doubt, the solar PV industry is one of the most exciting sectors to be working in at the moment. With the International Energy Agency (IEA) reporting a huge 18-fold increase in the amount of installed solar PV capacity between 2010 and 2020, and IEA executive director Fatih Birol, stating that […]

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  • March 10 @ 4:58 pm

Tips for utilities making the transition to renewables

By Allen Austin, ABB Renewable energy has arrived, and it makes up the majority of new generating capacity being added in the United States. The US Energy Information Administration projects renewables’ share of the national generation mix will rise from 21 percent in 2020 to 42 percent in 2050, even as the federal tax credits […]

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  • March 10 @ 8:39 am

New energy storage deployment topped record 3,500 MWh in 2020, ESA report shows

Energy storage installation grew nearly 200 percent and totaled an all-time operational record in fourth quarter 2020, according to a new report. The report released by analytics and research firm Wood MacKenzie and the U.S. Energy Storage Association’s latest U.S. Monitor report indicated that about 2,156 MWh of new energy storage was brought online in the last […]

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  • March 10 @ 5:28 am

Red Rocket’s 4-MW Kruisavallei hydropower plant now operating

The 4-MW Kruisvallei hydropower plant reached commercial operations in late February 2021, according to project developer Red Rocket. Construction of this small hydro plant, on the Ash River between Clarens and Bethlehem in the Free State Province of South Africa, began in March 2019. Kruisvallei Hydro is the third hydropower project procured under South Africa’s Renewable […]

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  • March 9 @ 3:58 pm

The oil industry says it might support a carbon tax – here’s why that could be good for producers and the publi

The oil industry’s lobbying arm, the American Petroleum Institute, suggested in a new draft statement that it might support Congress putting a price on carbon emissions to combat climate change, even though oil and gas are major sources of those greenhouse gas emissions. The post The oil industry says it might support a carbon tax […]

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  • March 9 @ 10:51 am

Rooftop solar skyrockets if an alternative to monopoly utility models is employed

In over 30 states, monopoly utilities submit plans for new power plants to public regulators without adequately considering how customers will serve themselves. The post Rooftop solar skyrockets if an alternative to monopoly utility models is employed appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • March 9 @ 9:21 am

Solar Energy for Kids

The solar specialists at Palmetto Solar have found that when a family decides to install rooftop solar panels on their home, their children understandably become interested in solar energy and solar power systems. We want to help parents explain solar power and the benefits of solar energy systems to their kids. However, the complexities of […]

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  • March 9 @ 7:30 am

The 800-MW Vineyard Wind 1 moves closer to starting construction

The Department of the Interior today announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed the environmental analysis of the proposed Vineyard Wind I offshore wind project. This is the final analysis that BOEM needs to either approve the project or request additional modifications. Vineyard Wind is proposing what is expected to be […]

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  • March 8 @ 12:18 pm

Jigar Shah to head up U.S. DOE loan programs office

Longtime renewable energy expert and founder of Generate Capital, Jigar Shah, has been appointed to head up the Loan Programs Office (LPO) of the US Department of Energy (DOE).   According to the website, LPO manages a portfolio comprising more than $30 billion of loans, loan guarantees, and conditional commitments covering more than 30 projects. […]

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  • March 8 @ 11:23 am

A deeper dive into BP and Chevron’s backing of a Canada-based geothermal startup

by Jane Marsh, Blogger Renewable energy businesses can be promising investments for larger companies looking to improve their carbon footprints. Sometimes, what some might assume to be the least likely investors will pour funds into renewables. That’s the case with Eavor Technologies’ most recent round of fundraising. Oil giants BP and Chevron were among the […]

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  • March 8 @ 10:55 am

Meet the UK’s female innovators who are disrupting business

Visionary British female entrepreneurs are receiving government backing to drive forward their novel innovations and business ideas. Announced today by Science Minister Amanda Solloway to mark International Women’s Day, 40 of the country’s top female innovators will be awarded a cash injection of £50,000 ($69,000) each, as well as bespoke mentoring, to scale up and […]

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  • March 8 @ 9:36 am

Renewable developers are bearing the brunt of siloed transmission planning

Renewable project developers are bearing the burden of decades of transmission planning focused on transmission owner needs. Renewable projects are dropping out of generator interconnection queues because of the high cost of transmission upgrade costs. PJM, MISO, SPP are all dealing with the same issue – high volume of renewables projects in their interconnection queue. […]

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  • March 5 @ 3:08 pm

Cleaning up renewable energy

A University of South Australia researcher is helping establish a lifetime stewardship scheme to manage renewable energy waste from solar panels. by Sezen Bakan, The Lead, Australia Australia has the highest proportion of household photovoltaic (PV) systems in the world, with more than 21 percent of homes — or around 2.59 million — now possessing […]

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  • March 5 @ 10:24 am

FedEx says it will be carbon-neutral by 2040

Company is going all-electric and funding a new Yale center for applied research focused on carbon-negative technologies. FedEx Corp. announced this week that it wants to achieve carbon-neutral operations globally by 2040. The company laid out three key areas it will focus on via a $2B investment: vehicle electrification, sustainable energy, and carbon sequestration.  This includes a pledge […]

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  • March 5 @ 8:56 am

Carbon-negative bioenergy project underway with Chevron, Microsoft and Schlumberger

Big name corporations Chevron and Microsoft are joining Schlumberger on a plan to develop a bioenergy project that will include carbon capture and sequestration. As a result, the energy produced would be carbon negative. The project will be located in Mendota, California and will use an idled bioenergy plant. The plant will convert agricultural waste […]

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  • March 5 @ 5:32 am

7.39-MW wind power plant in Japan begins operation

On March 2, sustainable infrastructure company Ichigo announced the completion of its 52nd power plant, Ichigo Yonezawa Itaya ECO Power Plant (Ichigo Yonezawa). Ichigo Yonezawa is the company’s first wind plant, with all of its other projects being solar. The project is located near the border of Yamagata and Fukushima prefectures in Japan. Ichigo Yonezawa […]

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  • March 5 @ 4:00 am

Don’t despair about climate change, instead put your capital where it counts

By Gail Whiteman and Fred van Beuningen Every major economy has an industrial zone like the Port of Rotterdam, a place where smokestacks, pipes, and tanks tell one story of climate change. Anything that can be made of crude oil is made at the Port. It is a complicated place. On the one hand, it […]

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  • March 4 @ 2:49 pm

More US wind power capacity was installed in 2020 than in any other year

According to recent data released from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), in both 2019 and 2020, project developers in the United States installed more wind power capacity than any other generating technology. In its Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory, annual wind turbine capacity additions in the United States set a record in 2020, totaling 14.2 […]

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  • March 4 @ 12:13 pm

Oceanus and EDF advance pumped hydro and reverse osmosis system in Latin America

Oceanus Power & Water LLC, through its subsidiary Oceanus Energia y Agua de Sudamerica SpA, announces a cooperation agreement with EDF to explore various possibilities and conditions for the implementation of the world’s first Integrated Pump Hydro Reverse Osmosis Clean Energy System (IPHROCES) in Latin America, with primary focus in the Andean Region. IPHROCES technology […]

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  • March 4 @ 10:00 am

Retail electricity provider Peninsula Clean Energy now offering 100% emission-free power

Peninsula Clean Energy said it has begun providing 100 percent carbon-free electricity to all of its nearly 300,000 customers, which is ahead of California’s 2045 zero-emission power generation mandate and a step in helping the agency achieve its ultimate goal of providing all customers 100 percent renewable power on a 24/7 basis. Since large hydropower […]

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  • March 3 @ 10:51 am

2020 tipped the balance for British renewable energy

Annual figures show that renewable supply outpaced fossil fuels for the first time. New research by Drax Electric Insights shows that the UK broke all records last year for renewable energy consumption. 42% of all energy used across the country through 2020 came from wind, solar, tidal and hydro. Conversely, energy produced by fossil fuels […]

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  • March 3 @ 10:27 am

CSI and Pineapple Energy merging to focus on residential DER market and VPPs

Communications Systems, Inc. (CSI), an IoT intelligent edge products and services company, announced that it entered into a definitive merger agreement with privately held Pineapple Energy, an operator and consolidator of residential solar, battery storage, and grid services solutions. Upon closing, CSI will commence doing business as Pineapple Energy, with a business model focused on […]

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  • March 3 @ 9:05 am

Evolugen and Gazifère announce hydrogen injection projects to be powered by hydro

Evolugen, the Canadian operating business of Brookfield Renewable, and Gazifère Inc., an Enbridge company, announced a green hydrogen project for injection into a natural gas distribution network in Quebec, Canada, to be powered by hydro. The Quebec-based companies, as part of a collaboration formed to advance the development and use of green hydrogen, announced plans […]

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  • March 2 @ 11:21 am

What is driving record rooftop solar volumes in Australia?

The number of solar installations in Australia has passed 2.5 million in 2020. Solar power has become a mass market product and is driven by a strong financial and environmental return. The exceptional growth in 2020 has been bolstered by the below 3 drivers. The post What is driving record rooftop solar volumes in Australia? […]

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  • March 2 @ 9:13 am

New ‘decade that matters’ report shows shifting attitudes about renewables and climate change

Over the past ten years, vocabulary moved from ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change’ to ‘climate crisis.’ On March 1, BayWa r.e. launched its new “Decade That Matters” report, a deep dive into online climate discussions over the past 10 years and what these may tell us about where we are heading over the next 10 […]

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  • March 2 @ 4:00 am

Should big utilities pay for their bad choices?

Originally published at ILSR.org An advocacy group in Boulder, Colo. has made the case for why utilities, not customers, should be responsible for the cost of retiring fossil fuel assets. For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Leslie Glustrom, an advocate with Clean Energy Action in Boulder. They […]

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  • March 2 @ 1:35 am

Mitsubishi gas turbine being developed to burn ammonia commercially by 2025

Mitsubishi Power is developing a 40-MW gas turbine that would be fueled 100 percent by ammonia. The Japan-based power equipment giant, which already is hard at work adapting its natural gas-fired turbines to burn hydrogen, now is aiming at another potential carbon-free power resource. The company hopes to guide the ammonia-fired technology toward commercialization by 2025. […]

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  • March 1 @ 10:30 am

2020 was a record-setting year for global offshore wind investment

Global financial investment for offshore wind capacity set records in 2020, according to new research released last month. Data from the Renewables Consulting Group’s (RCG’s) Global Renewable Infrastructure Projects (GRIP) database shows that the total capacity financed for offshore wind last year reached 8,370 megawatts (MW) across the European, Americas and Asia Pacific (excl. China) […]

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  • March 1 @ 9:48 am

Granholm sworn in as 16th Secretary at U.S. Department of Energy

Jennifer M. Granholm was sworn in Feb. 25 as the 16th Secretary of Energy by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, after a confirmation vote of 64-35 in the U.S. Senate. Secretary Granholm is only the second woman to lead the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). “I am humbled by the faith President Biden has placed […]

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  • February 26 @ 10:19 am

Clothing retailer signs 13-year renewable energy supply deal with AEP Energy

The competitive retail wing of American Electric Power has signed a clean energy supply deal with apparel firm Abercrombie & Fitch Co. AEP Energy will supply the retailer’s corporate headquarters and two distribution centers in New Albany, Ohio with clean energy through an Integrated Renewable Energy (IRE) solution – a long-term, fixed price retail energy […]

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  • February 26 @ 10:16 am

Australian brewery reduces carbon footprint with rooftop solar

Moon Dog Brewing, an independent Australian craft brewery based out of Melbourne, is exploring ways to reduce its carbon footprint and drive environmental sustainability. To this end, the Moon Dog team selected Energis, a residential and commercial energy solutions company, to design a solar system that would reduce their reliance on using energy from the […]

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  • February 26 @ 8:47 am

Xcel Energy – Colorado plans to deliver 80% renewable energy by 2030

Xcel Energy – Colorado today announced details of its upcoming Clean Energy Plan that will result in an estimated 85% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. The plan will double renewable energy and battery storage on the Xcel Energy Colorado system, providing customers with electricity derived from approximately 80% renewable sources […]

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  • February 26 @ 3:29 am

EIA: Levelized cost of onshore wind, solar PV dropping below gas-fired and conventional generation by 2026

Within a decade, if not a few years, the levelized cost of electricity is coming way down for new utility-scale onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to levels below all fossil or conventional fuels including combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plants, according to new figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA’s […]

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  • February 25 @ 7:22 am

Xcel celebrates milestone as utility is now halfway to 100% carbon free electricity

For the second year in a row, Xcel Energy has hit a significant milestone in its quest to deliver 100% carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. Xcel reported that it broke its own record for a single-year drop in emissions in 2020, cutting carbon emissions company-wide by approximately six million tons, a 12% reduction over […]

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  • February 25 @ 6:15 am

Isagén in Colombia acquires two small hydro plants from Generadora Luzma

Colombian power generator Isagén has completed the acquisition of two small hydroelectric plants with a total capacity of 39.8 MW from Generadora Luzma. In a statement, the Medellín-based firm did not provide details of the transaction but said the Luzma I and Luzma II facilities in northwestern Antioquia department formed part of its clean energy strategy. “With […]

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  • February 24 @ 12:00 pm

National Grid and Cargill’s 200-MW Prairie Wolf solar project in Illinois under construction

National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, announced today the start of construction on the 200-MW Prairie Wolf Solar Project in Coles County, Illinois. The project is poised to generate tax revenue, landowner income and charitable initiatives, all while adding more clean energy to the electric grid. As […]

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  • February 24 @ 10:14 am

RP Global has 1-GW pipeline of renewable projects to develop in Poland

Renewable energy developer RP Global announced that it is investing in the development of PV and wind power projects across Poland. Wojciech Glocko, former EPA Wind and utility manager, has been hired to head up project development together with a team of senior local experts from Poland’s leading public and private renewable energy organizations.  The first […]

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  • February 24 @ 10:05 am

The grid needs $14T to support full decarbonization

At least $14 trillion needs to be invested in the grid worldwide by 2050 to support an evolved power system, according to BloombergNEF’s new Power Grid Long-Term Outlook 2021 published this week. The transition to electric heating and transport will drive up electricity demand, while the tremendous growth of wind and solar add additional strain on the grid. […]

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  • February 24 @ 9:59 am

The lesson of Texas – and a new program states can use to quickly fund the distributed energy storage solution

If we learn anything from the Texas blackouts, and the death and suffering that have resulted, it should be this: distributed resilient solar+storage systems are no longer a luxury – they are an essential tool to protect citizens from power outages, and modernize the grid so outages become less frequent and severe. The post The […]

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  • February 23 @ 9:00 am

Customers are driving the push towards renewables and digitalization

For us at ABB, it’s an exciting time. Our customers are pushing us to help them maximize their efficiencies and increase long-term sustainability with digital and cloud-connected technologies. The post Customers are driving the push towards renewables and digitalization appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • February 23 @ 8:48 am

Sunnova secures 85 MW in most recent ISO New England forward capacity auction

Last week, US residential solar and storage installer Sunnova announced it has secured a position of 85 megawatts in the recent ISO-New England Forward Capacity Auction (FCA15). Sunnova’s aggregated residential solar portfolio will offer competitive renewable energy capacity to help meet the region’s future energy needs. The company expects the complete portfolio to begin participating […]

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  • February 23 @ 5:05 am

GWEC: Nearly 30GW of new wind energy capacity was auctioned in 2020

According to new analysis by GWEC Market Intelligence in its latest Q4 2020 Wind Energy Auction Update, nearly 30GW of new wind power capacity was awarded globally through auctions in the second half of 2020, which is a slight increase compared to the 28GW awarded during H2 2019. This surge in new auctioned capacity is […]

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  • February 22 @ 12:56 pm

I don’t believe renewables are the main cause for Texas blackouts

Record low temperatures, including snow in Texas, have led Texas electric grid operator to ration electricity. Even before the winter event is done, misinformation is spreading that wind turbine blades froze, and hence, renewables are the leading cause for Texas blackouts. The fact is, due to cold weather, a lot of generators, including nuclear, coal, […]

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  • February 22 @ 9:06 am

Where are we with the safer nuclear option known as nuclear fusion?

World’ largest NUCLEAR FUSION reactor is in the making with an estimated cost of over 22 billion. The post Where are we with the safer nuclear option known as nuclear fusion? appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • February 22 @ 9:03 am

To maximize emission cuts, this Boston campus gets its power from the Midwest

Boston University prioritized impact over location in deciding to buy electricity from a South Dakota wind farm. Boston University has started sourcing all of its electricity from a newly built wind farm in South Dakota, a move intended to maximize the university’s greenhouse gas reductions and hopefully provide a model for how other large institutions can […]

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  • February 22 @ 6:53 am

Iberdrola plans first industrial-scale floating offshore wind farm in Spain with an investment of more than €1 bi

Iberdrola is planning what it says will be the first industrial scale floating offshore wind farm in Spain. The 300-MW project will cost more than €1 billion said the company. It will be located off the Spanish coast. The renewable facility could become a driver of the country’s industrialization and job creation, said Iberdrola, estimating […]

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  • February 19 @ 9:39 am

Government and private funding – we need both for the energy transition

by Jill Feblowitz These days, companies and governments alike are making commitments to net zero emissions. While commitments are good, making progress requires investment. That means putting money on deploying existing technology in the near term, while continuing to fund innovation to deliver cost-effective approaches in the future. The current picture looks promising, but there […]

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  • February 19 @ 8:00 am

UGI Utilities to distribute renewable natural gas from Pennsylvania landfill

An electric and gas utility in Pennsylvania and Maryland has signed a deal to bring renewable natural gas from a landfill into its distribution system. UGI Utilities Inc.’s agreement with Archaea Energy is the company’s first RNG supply interconnect agreement. The utility will accept RNG from the Keystone Landfill located in Dunmore, PA. The RNG supply […]

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  • February 19 @ 3:31 am

90 MW community solar plus energy storage to be completed in New York by 2025

This week, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced plans to help local governments and state agencies build 40 distributed solar systems that will bring renewable energy to surrounding communities. The projects will help meet the New York Power Authority (NYPA) 2025 community solar target that sets a goal of 75 megawatts (MW) of renewable capacity, including 15 […]

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  • February 18 @ 5:20 pm

4.5 GW of pumped-storage hydro could save UK up to £690 million annually

A new study by independent researchers from Imperial College London has found that just 4.5 GW of new long duration pumped hydro storage, with 90 GWh of storage, could save up to £690 million per year in energy system costs by 2050, as the UK transitions to a net-zero carbon emission system. Commissioned by SSE […]

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  • February 18 @ 10:40 am

New Sustainable Energy Factbook shows 2020 was ‘blockbuster’ year for renewables in America

Faced with COVID-19 pandemic and sharp economic contraction, the U.S. clean energy sectors showed strong resilience in 2020, continuing a decade-long growth trend, BloombergNEF (BNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) find in their annual joint report. The ninth edition of theSustainable Energy in America Factbook tells the story of American energy efficiency, […]

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  • February 18 @ 10:37 am

Statkraft and Aquila Capital sign 5-year PPA for 50MW Spanish park

Renewable energy firm Statkraft and Aquila Capital, the German real asset investment manager, have signed their first PPA in Spain for the Albeniz solar plant located in Andalusia on behalf of Aquila’s client. This is a 5-year power purchase agreement starting in 2022 with an innovative price structure in which Aquila Capital will provide Statkraft with 100% green electricity […]

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  • February 18 @ 8:17 am

Des Moines looks for leverage to push MidAmerican on carbon-free power

The city is exploring several strategies to cut emissions, but will depend on its investor-owned utility to achieve much of its ambitious new clean energy goal. As Des Moines leaders begin drafting plans for achieving the city’s ambitious new clean energy goals, one challenge looms above all: getting buy-in from the city’s investor-owned utility. Iowa’s […]

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  • February 17 @ 1:39 pm

Commentary: I’ve had it up to here. Fire the climate leaders now!

The Texas governor is calling for the resignation of Ercot leaders in the wake of the frigid temps and subsequent blackouts that ensued. Dangerous cold temps and no electricity are not a combination that anyone should have to endure. Well you know what? I think we should go higher. Let’s go above the head of […]

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  • February 17 @ 12:09 pm

South Korea announces ambitious 8.2GW wind complex

South Korea has unveiled a KRW 48.5 trillion ($43.2 billion) project to develop an 8.2GW wind complex offshore the Sinan County, South Jeolla Province. The project is said to be the world’s largest of its kind and forms part of the country’s efforts to support a green recovery. The agreement is said to involve 33 […]

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  • February 17 @ 9:51 am

Madison Gas and Electric seeks approval to invest in solar and storage

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), in partnership with We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), subsidiaries of WEC Energy Group, is seeking approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to purchase solar energy and battery storage from the Paris Solar-Battery Park. If approved, MGE will own 20 megawatts (MW) of solar energy and […]

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  • February 17 @ 9:37 am

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is supporting world’s largest wind farm with third interconnect contract

Hitachi ABB Power Grids announced that the owners/developers of the 3.6-GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm have selected it to connect the third transmission link from Dogger Bank to the UK mainland.  The link is 130 km. Hitachi ABB Power Grid is already delivering the interconnects for Dogger Bank A and B and the new contract is for the third phase, Dogger Bank C. Dogger Bank […]

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  • February 17 @ 9:19 am

Pumped storage hydro, utility-scale batteries return about 80% of the electricity they store

Pumped-storage hydroelectric facilities in the U.S. operated with an average monthly round-trip efficiency of 79%, and the utility-scale battery fleet operated at 82%, according to 2019 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Round-trip efficiency is the percentage of electricity put into storage that is later retrieved. The higher the round-trip efficiency, the less energy is […]

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  • February 16 @ 2:23 pm

Appalachian Power seeks up to 300 MW of renewable generation capacity

Yesterday, Appalachian Power issued a Request for Proposals (RFPs) for up to 300 megawatts (MWs) of solar and/or wind generation resources. The request for bids is the first in a series of RFPs Appalachian Power will issue this year to comply with the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA).  Under the VCEA, Appalachian Power must meet […]

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  • February 16 @ 11:32 am

Hawaiian Electric hits nearly 35% renewable energy, exceeding RPS

Driven by higher solar energy and wind production and lower consumer demand, Hawaiian Electric said that achieved a 34.5 percent consolidated renewable portfolio standard (RPS) in 2020. The 34.5 percent is the consolidated RPS for Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi Island and Maui County, up from 28.4 percent in 2019. Hawaiian Electric exceeded the state requirement to reach […]

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  • February 16 @ 3:44 am

Jay Egg wins award for proposing a renewable solution over a gas-fired project planned for NYS Capitol

Renewable Energy World contributor is being awarded a Constellation Prize for Policy Impact in response to a new heating/cooling solution he proposed for the 50-year-old Plaza in Albany, NY. Just after the holidays I heard from an old friend, Jay Egg, who heads up a geothermal consulting firm, EggGeo. Jay has written articles for RenewableEnergyWorld.com […]

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  • February 15 @ 1:01 pm

Jay Egg wins award for proposing a renewable solution over a gas-fired project planned for NY building

Renewable Energy World contributor is being awarded a Constellation Prize for Policy Impact in response to a new heating/cooling solution he proposed for a 100-year-old building in Albany, NY. Just after the holidays I heard from an old friend, Jay Egg, who heads up a geothermal consulting firm, EggGeo. Jay has written articles for RenewableEnergyWorld.com […]

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  • February 15 @ 1:01 pm

Siemens Energy to build novel waste heat-to-power facility in Canada

Siemens Energy has signed an agreement with Canada-based TC Energy Corporation (TC Energy) to commission what is said to be a first-of-its-kind waste heat-to-power pilot installation in Alberta. The facility will capture waste heat from a gas-fired turbine operating at a pipeline compression station and convert it into emissions-free power. The electricity produced will be […]

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  • February 15 @ 10:22 am

Why doesn’t every homeowner go solar? Top 5 reasons may surprise you

Based on posts seen on Facebook and in other places, these are the top 5 reasons people who would otherwise qualify for solar decide it isn’t worth looking into. This article attempts to address these concerns and common misperceptions. The post Why doesn’t every homeowner go solar? Top 5 reasons may surprise you appeared first […]

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  • February 15 @ 10:12 am

Renewables now account for 24% of US’ total energy generation capacity

Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) strongly dominated new US energy generation capacity additions in 2020, according to the SUN DAY Campaign of data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Combined, renewables accounted for 22,451MW, or more than three-quarters (78.09%) of the 28,751MW of new utility-scale capacity reported to have […]

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  • February 15 @ 6:00 am

BASF to add 90 MW total of wind and solar power contracts in Texas

German chemical company, BASF, and EDF Energy North America signed a 35-MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA) that will bring 25 MW of wind power to BASF’s Verbund site in Freeport, Texas, and 10 MW of wind power to the Pasadena, Texas, site. The agreement adds to another recent PPA that will supply the Freeport […]

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  • February 15 @ 4:00 am

Hydro Review: Commercializing a New Small Hydropower Technology

Natel Energy has developed a new small hydropower turbine technology that offers an environmentally friendly and compact, modular hydro generation system. This article discusses the technology and its potential future applications. The post Hydro Review: Commercializing a New Small Hydropower Technology appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • February 12 @ 3:33 pm

Intel, PGE and Avangrid work together to advance new 138-MW Daybreak Solar facility

Portland General Electric today announced that Intel has joined PGE’s Green FutureSM Impact program. Intel’s participation enables PGE to enter into a 15- year agreement with Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., to purchase the energy from a new 138-megawatt solar facility that will be developed in Wasco County, Oregon. Intel’s purchase is the […]

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  • February 12 @ 10:15 am

Organizations urge US congress to enact legislation that will lead to 30 million solar homes

Yesterday, a national coalition made up of more than 220 organizations launched the 30 Million Solar Homes campaign. The campaign’s goal is to add enough rooftop and community solar energy to power 30 million homes across the U.S. within the next five years. The coalition estimates the plan will create three million good-paying jobs, lower […]

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  • February 12 @ 4:00 am

How virtual power plants will help the UK meet its net zero targets

By pulling together the output of disparate power generating/using units such as small, decentralized power producers and on-site renewable sources such as wind and solar, VPPs are carving themselves a key role in bringing higher efficiency and more flexibility to the UK’s energy supply. The post How virtual power plants will help the UK meet […]

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  • February 11 @ 2:25 pm

MISO report concludes upwards of 50% renewables is achievable with careful planning

Yesterday, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) published the Renewable Integration Impact Assessment (RIIA), an analysis that evaluates increasing amounts of wind and solar resources within the MISO grid and the broader bulk electric system. RIIA represents the culmination of more than four years of analysis as well as significant input from stakeholders. RIIA will […]

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  • February 11 @ 12:33 pm

Study shows homeowners with PV are subsidizing their neighbors

Value estimations for grid-tied photovoltaic systems prove solar panels are beneficial for utility companies and consumers alike. The post Study shows homeowners with PV are subsidizing their neighbors appeared first on Renewable Energy World.

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  • February 11 @ 10:36 am

EV prospects increasing in MISO region, Part 1 of 3

With the increase in Electric Vehicles’ availability in Midwest states, it is time to acknowledge the opportunities for charging EVs at the MISO regional grid operator level. Compared to other grid operators, MISO is unique due to its decreasing fossil-fueled power generation output and increasing the renewable output. Unlike California, MISO does not have a […]

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  • February 10 @ 3:55 pm

Ohio geologists study potential for geothermal in abandoned coal mines

The research at Ohio University could help transform old fossil fuel sites into clean energy assets, though much work remains to be done. Geologists at Ohio University are exploring the potential to turn abandoned coal mines into sources of carbon-free heating and cooling. Ohio is home to thousands of abandoned coal mines, which have become […]

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  • February 10 @ 4:00 am

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professors contribute to DOE hydropower research

Two professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are contributing research to the Submarine Hydrokinetic and Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems (SHARKS) program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) project. This project aims to speed up the process of making hydrokinetic turbine designs for tidal and riverine currents economically viable. Hydroelectric power accounts for […]

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  • February 9 @ 12:18 pm

AES details $154M financing for sPower’s Luna Storage project in southern California

AES Corp. announced that a recently acquired subsidiary has closed on $154.2 million in debt financing for 400-MWh energy storage project in Los Angeles County. sPower had closed on the funding for Luna Storage late last year. In January, AES merged with sPower and incorporated it into the AES clean energy business in the U.S. […]

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  • February 9 @ 10:18 am

Developer NTE Energy has a 5-GW pipeline of solar and storage projects

NTE Energy said on Tuesday that it plans to develop more than 5 GW of clean energy projects in the next five years. The company is currently working with investment partners to advance development of a clean energy project pipeline that includes 1.2 GW of solar and 3.9 GW of battery energy storage systems (BESS), […]

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  • February 9 @ 10:13 am

Amazon gets into offshore wind via 380-MW PPA with Shell and Eneco

Shell Energy Europe BV (Shell) and Amazon signed an agreement through which Shell will provide Amazon with 50% of the capacity (~380 MW) of the energy generated by the Amazon-Shell HKN Offshore Wind Project. The offshore wind farm is operated by the Crosswind Consortium, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco. It is scheduled for […]

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  • February 9 @ 5:12 am

50-MW Eolica Coromuel wind farm to get battery storage to help meet code requirements

The technology group Wärtsilä said last week that it has been contracted to provide a project-critical energy storage system for the 50-MW-Eolica Coromuel, S. de R. L (ECO) Wind Farm in La Paz, Mexico. The energy storage system is designed to deliver a power output of 10 MW for the operational life of the project. […]

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  • February 8 @ 10:46 am

BOEM to resume environmental review of 800-MW Vineyard Wind

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced last week that it intends to resume the environmental review of Vineyard Wind’s proposed offshore wind project. “Offshore wind has the potential to help our nation combat climate change, improve resilience through reliable power, and spur economic development to create good-paying jobs,” said BOEM Director Amanda Lefton. “BOEM is […]

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  • February 8 @ 10:39 am

GE awarded DoE grant to research 3D printing of wind turbine blades

GE Research, GE Renewable Energy, and LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business were recently selected by the US Department of Energy (DoE) to research the design and manufacture of 3D printed wind turbine blades. The GE business units will partner with the Oakridge National Lab and the National Renewable Energy Lab on a […]

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  • February 8 @ 10:24 am

Oklahoma school districts receive $105,000 from ALLETE Clean Energy and partners

ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of ALLETE, in partnership with five other entities, announced its contribution of $105,000 in grants to the Roff, Sulphur and Tishomingo school districts near the company’s 303-MW Diamond Spring wind site in Mill Creek, Oklahoma. The wind site supplies Walmart, Starbucks and Smithfield Foods with renewable energy. The […]

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  • February 8 @ 4:00 am

Innovative policy will help America lead the transition to electric transportation

Transitioning the transportation sector to electricity is going to be transformative, and not just to the incumbent industry; it will create new companies, jobs, and change how we interact with our cars, trucks, buses, trains and ships. The post Innovative policy will help America lead the transition to electric transportation appeared first on Renewable Energy […]

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  • February 5 @ 2:30 pm

Mosaic surpasses $4B in residential PV and energy efficiency funding

U.S. residential solar and energy-efficient home improvement financing agency Mosaic this week announced it has surpassed $4 billion in loans funded through the company’s platform. The company has also added new features to its financing program including no payments for 18-months and a 25-year term loan, which it says will make it even easier for homeowners to […]