Renewable Energy News

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:53:00 UTC

Gamesa continues to grow in China

Games has signed new agreements for the supply of 95 MW.… read more
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:04:54 UTC

Is energy storage via pumped hydro systems is possible on a very small scale?

Pumped-storage hydroelectricity systems are to be found throughout the world, but always on a large scale. Researchers investigated whether energy storage via pumped hydro systems is possible on a very small scale, in particular in buildings. They used the Goudemand apartment building in Arras in France as their case more
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:53:00 UTC

Modi Said to Plan $3.1 Billion Boost for India’s Solar Factories

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is planning a 210 billion-rupee ($3.1 billion) package of state aid for India’s solar panel manufacturing industry, according to two officials.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:27:00 UTC

Cost Reductions for Offshore Wind: Signs of Progress, Expectations for More

The barriers to offshore wind are formidable. Yet, after many years of delays and cost increases, there are signs of progress. Offshore wind bids coming out of Europe suggest that steep cost reductions are at hand; the most recent of those bids, for a 350 MW near-shore project off the coast of Denmark, came in at a record-low of just $67 per MWh. These and other developments hold promise for further cost reductions in the years and decades ahead.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:05:00 UTC

Renewing Forests in Colorado: Opportunities for Bioenergy

When you think of Colorado, images of snow-capped mountains and lush evergreen forests may come to your mind. But Colorado’s forests have been under attack. It began more than two decades ago when severe drought led to an infestation of mountain pine beetles, spruce beetles, and other pests. The beetle infestation, over time, killed millions of acres of lodgepole pine trees and other tree species. There is now an abundance of dead trees standing on the mountainsides of central and western Colorado.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:46:00 UTC

State of the Art Biomass Plant for Copenhagen

Finnish Valmet and Danish HOFOR Energiproduktion A/S have signed a €150 million (US$163 million) contract for development of a state-of-the-art biomass combined heat and power plant for Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:36:00 UTC

Are We Nearing the End of Cheap Fossil Fuel Energy?

Fossil fuels were always intended as bridge fuels until a clean, inexhaustible source of energy could be developed that was economically viable. While large pockets of oil, natural gas, and coal remain underground, supply must be constantly increased as our demand for energy continues to grow.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:25:00 UTC

Jordan Turbocharges Distributed Solar

Conditions in Jordan are perfect for rapid growth in commercial and industrial solar. The country recently abolished a limit on the nameplate capacity of renewable energy plants connected to the grid that can benefit from net metering.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:04:00 UTC

Excellence in Action: Renewable Energy World Announces Finalists, Honorable Mentions for 2016 Project of the Year Awards

PennWell Corporation and Renewable Energy World are pleased to announce our 2016 Renewable Energy Project of the Year Finalists. Projects are nominated by the industry and finalists are selected by a committee of editors from PennWell Corporation.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:00:00 UTC

NREL to Lead New Consortium to Develop Advanced Water Splitting Materials for Hydrogen Production

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has formed a new consortium with five other national labs intended to accelerate the development of commercially viable pathways for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources. The consortium, named HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN), also includes Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Savannah River National more
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:18:00 UTC

New milestone in Australian tidal energy

A tidal energy turbine has been installed in the Tamar estuary in Launceston, Tasmania, as part of a project to investigate and optimise the device's performance. … read more
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:46:00 UTC

New study suggests biomass would not be a good alternative for replacing coal power in the UK

Wind and solar power are likely to be less expensive than burning trees in order to replace coal in the United Kingdom, according to a new study released by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).… read more
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:01:00 UTC

GreenWish Plans to Build 100 MW Solar Capacity in North Nigeria

GreenWish Partners, a Paris-based investment company focused on renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa, plans to build two solar plants in northern Nigeria with a total capacity of 100 MW.

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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:45:15 UTC

Lightweight rotor blades made from plastic foams for offshore wind turbines

Offshore wind turbines are becoming ever larger, and the transportation, installation, disassembly and disposal of their gigantic rotor blades are presenting operators with new challenges. Now researchers have partnered with industry experts to develop highly durable thermoplastic foams and composites that make the blades lighter and recyclable. Thanks to their special properties, the new materials are also suitable for other lightweight structures, for instance in the automotive more
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:20:00 UTC

Clinton Says The ‘Clean Energy Economy’ Will Create Millions of Jobs. Can It?

Job growth is a prime topic in the U.S. presidential race, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very different takes on the role clean energy could play in creating employment.

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