Renewable Energy News

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:10:00 UTC

Solar Wants to Help Fix a Power-Grid Problem It Helped Create

Big solar farms helped create a power-grid predicament in California. And now they’re offering to help solve it. Solar panels have proliferated in the Golden State, flooding the grid with power supplies in the middle of the day when the sun’s out — and then quickly vanishing after sunset. 

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:45:00 UTC

Notes from the Solar Underground: Highly Competitive Industries and Their Highly Expected Mergers

In 2012, NSP and Del Solar merged, claiming that at 1.5-GWp the new company would be the largest cell manufacturer in the world. In 2015, Motech Solar merged with Top Cell announcing that at 3-GWp the new entity would be the largest cell manufacturer in the world.

 

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 UTC

Delaware Researchers Discover How to Cut Offshore Wind Construction Costs by $1.6B

Working closely with industry partners, University of Delaware researchers have developed a new method for constructing offshore wind farms and proven that it is cheaper, faster and could make possible offshore wind deployment at a scale and pace able to keep up with the region’s scheduled retirements of nuclear and coal-fired power plants.

The researchers calculated that their innovative process will cost up to $1.6 billion less per project than conventional approaches and take half the construction time.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:20:00 UTC

Egypt Draws $1.8B To Develop 1.4 Gigawatts of Solar Capacity

Egypt’s fledgling solar industry attracted $1.8 billion of investment, largely from the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank’s International Finance Corp.

The EBRD is backing 16 photovoltaic projects, and the IFC is financing 13 in the sunny North African nation with a combined capacity of 1.4 gigawatts. They are writing loans for $380 million and $203 million, respectively, and have mobilized the rest from co-investors.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:07:00 UTC

Tesla and Vestas Partner in $160 Million Australian Project

A novel $160 million renewable energy project combining wind, solar and storage technologies reached financial close.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:00:00 UTC

UK Will Be Vulnerable Outside of the EU's Energy Market

Britain’s divorce from the EU is less than 18 months away yet the arguments become more fractious and uncertainties over trading relationships seem no nearer to resolution. Among the big unknowns is what fate lies in store for the UK’s energy market and its relationship with Europe.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:30:00 UTC

sonnen To Build Innovative Residential Energy Storage Community in the US

Each home in the new community will have solar PV and a sonnenBatterie installed, enabling every household to produce and consume most of its own electricity, according to sonnen.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:46:00 UTC

UK's First Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Up and Running

Today the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opened Hywind Scotland, which the company is touting as the first floating wind farm in the world. The long awaited Statoil Hywind floating offshore wind farm is a 30-MW project located at Bucham Deep, which is 25 km from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. The project is operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar and uses Siemens 6-MW turbines. Through this pilot project Statoil hopes to drop the cost of offshore wind energy to a range of €40-60 €/MWh by 2030. 

 

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:16:00 UTC

Nigeria Asks World Bank, IMF to Scale up Renewable Energy

Nigeria has asked the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to scale up the provision of and access to renewable energy in order to deliver development results and meet global climate goals. Nigeria's position on renewable energy and regional integration was presented by the Minister of Finance, Mrs.

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:14:00 UTC

The Effect of Natural Disasters on Electricity Prices

Solar leasing promoters have long claimed that electricity costs will keep rising, but we haven’t see this happening – yet.  Actually, almost all of the standard generation sources are benefiting from lower costs – natural gas is low, coal is low, and nuclear is… well it’s not dramatically more expensive than it has been. There is no doubt in my mind, however, that prices are going to go up.

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:47:00 UTC

Listen Up: Running a Successful Local Solar Business

Large companies are predominant in most industries. But when it comes to rooftop solar installations, small is beautiful. Although there have been several large national-scale solar installers, in the aggregate the smaller, local companies dominate. 

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:54:00 UTC

Three Technology Trends and Their Effects on Data and Software

Companies using OSIsoft’s PI system gathered this week in London at the OSIsoft EMEA Users Conference to talk about the realities of what Martin Otterson calls the velocity, variety and volume of data in the modern business world.

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:45:00 UTC

A Helpful Roadmap for California's Certified “Smart Inverters”

Solar inverters are becoming more intelligent this year. California’s Rule 21, which is now partially in effect, governs the safety of PV arrays and their interconnection communications with the local investor-owned utility. 

The rule has three basic phases, of which the first came into effect Sept. 8 under a draft resolution of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The effective date for the other two phases has not yet been set, however a CPUC vote on the draft resolution is set for October 12, and a California Smart Inverter Working Group (SWIG) workshop on Phases 2 and 3 is scheduled for Nov. 17.

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:01:28 UTC

Scientists create most powerful micro-scale bio-solar cell yet

Researchers have created a micro-scale biological solar cell that generates a higher power density for longer than any existing cell of its kind. … read more
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:00:00 UTC

It’s Time to Stop Federal Fiddling with Electricity Markets

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt On Oct. 8 in Kentucky announced the Trump Administration’s plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan, and stated that the solar, wind and other renewable energy tax credits should be eliminated so the industry can compete on its own against coal and other energy sources.

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