Duke Energy, University of South Florida St. Petersburg unveil photovoltaic solar energy battery project

Duke Energy Florida and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) today unveiled a new solar battery project that will explore how to store and use energy from the sun. A $1 million grant from Duke Energy is funding the research at USFSP. As part of the grant, a 100-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) … Continue reading Duke Energy, University of South Florida St. Petersburg unveil photovoltaic solar energy battery project

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Industry leaders: “Get the word out” about the power of wind energy

The wind energy industry must get across its good-news story to the nation and decisionmakers as it continues to drive down the cost of its product by as much as another 25 percent and push for appropriate and stable policy, industry leaders said at the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. “We are … Continue reading Industry leaders: “Get the word out” about the power of wind energy

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WINDPOWER offer visions of ‘Next Frontier’ for wind energy

Of several emerging possibilities, what’s going to dominate the next phase of U.S. wind power expansion? That’s the question attendees at a WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exposition session Tuesday afternoon were asked, following presentations from speakers arguing on behalf of: New transmission lines (Jayshree Desai, Clean Line Energy Partners) Low-wind-speed turbine technology (Brian Healer, RES … Continue reading WINDPOWER offer visions of ‘Next Frontier’ for wind energy

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New AWEA Board Chair: Time for presidential candidates to back American wind power for its economic benefits

Coming off a year in which the industry added 23,000 jobs and put $23 billion of private investment behind 100 wind projects, new AWEA Board Chair Mike Garland declared it’s time for the industry to start flexing its muscle. “From the smallest companies to the largest, we have a shared responsibility to make this vision … Continue reading New AWEA Board Chair: Time for presidential candidates to back American wind power for its economic benefits

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Wind energy to spread to U.S. 50 states

All 50 states could become wind energy producers, according to an Energy Department report released Tuesday, once the next generation of larger, taller turbines in development hits the market. More than 1,000 American wind turbines are already accessing higher wind resources with towers reaching 100 meters or more above the ground, rather than the 80 … Continue reading Wind energy to spread to U.S. 50 states

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Wind power in Ethiopia: Four new wind farm projects

As Ethiopia gears to make wind power one of the significant part of the country’s renewable energy sources, four new wind farm power projects totaling 542 megawats of energy are to be constructed in the coming years, an official said.   The report was released in a booklet during the inauguration of the third wind power … Continue reading Wind power in Ethiopia: Four new wind farm projects

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Oman to set up four new solar power pilot projects

Four solar power projects as pilot ventures have been proposed by Rural Areas Electricity Company (Raeco) in a move to efficiently utilise renewable energy, which will reduce use of fossil fuels. These four pilot projects are planned in different parts of the country — one each in Ibri (2,000 kilowatt), Sharqiya (2,000 kilowatt), Mudhaibi (2,000 … Continue reading Oman to set up four new solar power pilot projects

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Wind power and solar energy in Chile

High solar exposure and strong winds, but also market openness, guarantees on long-term investments, economic and political stability and ambitious low carbon generation targets through non-traditional renewable sources. Chile is one of the most dynamic and promising countries in Latin America as regards green energy. A new plant entered into service and the construction of … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy in Chile

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E.ON Energy Services and Liftra Team Up to Lower Costs of Major Wind Turbine Repairs

Lowering major operating costs and streamlining operations has been a key goal for the maturing wind industry in the United States. Gearboxes and generators are among the most costly and disruptive failed parts in wind turbines currently. To improve this situation, E.ON Energy Services turned to Liftra to find a new solution to a growing problem. … Continue reading E.ON Energy Services and Liftra Team Up to Lower Costs of Major Wind Turbine Repairs

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Wind energy industry must exercise its muscle

One of a new “Windsights” series highlighting insights from the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition – in the words of the experts themselves. Michael Garland, President and CEO of Pattern Energy Group Inc. and the new AWEA Board of Directors Chair, will moderate the Wind Industry Leaders Panel at this morning’s general session. With all of the benefits … Continue reading Wind energy industry must exercise its muscle

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Acciona Windpower will install more than 800 MW of wind power in North America in 2015

ACCIONA Windpower (AWP), a subsidiary of the ACCIONA Group that designs, manufactures and markets wind turbines, plans to install 805.5  MW in North America in 2015. 94% of this capacity will be with 3 MW wind  turbines. All these facilities are owned by third-party customers.   By the end of this year, the Green Pastures … Continue reading Acciona Windpower will install more than 800 MW of wind power in North America in 2015

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Solar Power in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth

Solar Energy in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).     From the end of 2004 through the end of 2014, the deployment of solar energy in the United States grew at an unprecedented rate, according to a new video report, Solar Energy in … Continue reading Solar Power in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth

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Solar energy installations cross 2,000 MW in India in 2015

Solar power installations in India have gone up to more than 2,000 Mw so far in 2015 due to positive developments in Tamil Nadu. The Modi administration has continued to announce various solar programmes, goals and policies during its one year in office, but has yet to call an auction.     According to a … Continue reading Solar energy installations cross 2,000 MW in India in 2015

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Electric Motorcycle and Scooter Sales are Expected to Total 55 Million From 2015 to 2024

The transition from sealed lead-acid to lithium ion batteries is driving rapid industry advances, report finds.     A recent report from Navigant Research examines the global markets for electric motorcycles and scooters and the related battery technologies, including global forecasts for electric two-wheeled vehicles and the batteries used in the vehicles through 2024. Taken … Continue reading Electric Motorcycle and Scooter Sales are Expected to Total 55 Million From 2015 to 2024

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You can be an investor in a wind farm through new “YieldCos”

The clean energy industry has matured so much that you can now be an investor in wind and solar projects through so-called “YieldCos” that have gained popularity in recent years. By investing in YieldCos, you can help fund clean energy projects while benefiting from the long term cash flows they generate. What is a YieldCo? … Continue reading You can be an investor in a wind farm through new “YieldCos”

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Brazil and Chile Leading Strong South American Renewable Energy Growth to 201

Brazil’s cumulative installed capacity for renewable energy will grow from 19.8 Gigawatts (GW) in 2013 to over 32.9 GW by 2017. Wind power will overtake biomass as Brazil’s leading renewable energy market during the forecast period, says report.    Brazil will spearhead renewable energy additions in South America to 2017, with the country’s cumulative installed … Continue reading Brazil and Chile Leading Strong South American Renewable Energy Growth to 201

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Wind power in China: Gamesa 50 wind turbines for a wind farm in Hebei province

Gamesa will deliver 50 G97-2.0 MW wind turbines for a wind farm built in Hebei province. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has signed a new contract in China for the supply of 100 MW to Hebei Construction & Investment Group (HCIG). Under the terms of the contract signed with HCIG, Gamesa will … Continue reading Wind power in China: Gamesa 50 wind turbines for a wind farm in Hebei province

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Offshore wind energy: Siemens installs prototype of its 7-megawatt wind turbine

Only a few months after its sales launch at the EWEA Offshore trade show in Copenhagen, the new Siemens offshore flagship wind turbine of the type SWT-7.0-154 has now been installed as a prototype.   The planned field testing of the 7-megawatt (MW) offshore machine in Østerild, Denmark, mainly focusses on the upgraded generator and … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: Siemens installs prototype of its 7-megawatt wind turbine

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Siemens launches new wind turbine in the U.S. wind power market

Premiering at the AWEA Windpower 2015 tradeshow in Orlando, Florida: The Siemens SWT-2.3-120 is the first wind turbine designed by Siemens to specifically meet the demands of its North and South American customers. The powerful new turbine features a 120-meter rotor, enabling it to achieve an industry-leading capacity factor. It is the next step in … Continue reading Siemens launches new wind turbine in the U.S. wind power market

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