Solar power plant for Burkina Faso

Windiga Energy has signed an investment agreement with the government of Burkina Faso to “become the first independent solar energy producer” in the country. Windiga said Siemens Energy Smart Generation Solutions has been selected to build and operate the 20-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) plant in Zina, 200 kilometres west of the nation’s capital Ouagadougou, which the […]

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Lithium Ion Batteries for Consumer Electric Vehicles Will Surpass $24 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023

Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries have emerged as the leading battery technology for a wide variety of applications, including mobile devices, grid-scale energy storage, and electric vehicles (EVs). The market for Li-ion batteries for automobiles is expected to expand rapidly over the next 10 years, with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for consumers drawing the largest share. […]

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Solar power and wind energy comprised a majority of new new generating capacity in the first half of 2014

Renewable energy continues growing its share of new electricity generation in the U.S. According to the latest  Energy Infrastructure Update from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, solar and wind energy constituted more than half of the new generating capacity in the country for the first half of 2014.  Solar and wind energy combined for 1.83 […]

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Accelerated depreciation could spur more orders of wind turbines in India

Accelerated depreciation could spur more orders of wind turbines and renewable assets and Suzlon would likely be a key beneficiary as the world’s fifth-largest wind turbine maker. “Accelerated depreciation will be significantly positive for the wind turbine industry and Suzlon in particular,” said G. Chokkalingam, founder of Equinomics, a research and fund advisory firm. Shares […]

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Renewable energy is ready to supply all of Australia’s electricity

In a recent article on The Conversation, University of Melbourne Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins wrote that Australia’s targets to increase renewable energy will make electricity more expensive, thanks to problems with consistency and storage. But Professor Larkins is several years behind developments in renewable energy and its integration into electricity grids. In fact, we already […]

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Quebec wind power

At least one wind power executive rejoiced Thursday at the announcement that Quebec is forming a task force on how best to tap the province’s commercial wind potential. “I’m very confident this is a good announcement and there will be a lot of good coming out of it,” said Eva Lotta Schmidt, business development manager […]

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Attack on wind energy is hot air

Here’s something to be proud of: Texas is a national leader in wind energy. Wind accounts for nearly 10 percent of power generation in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas‘ grid, or so says the American Wind Energy Association. While wind energy is clean, it’s cultivated in places where few people want to live. Transmission […]

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