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Lithium ion batteries cost for electric vehicles to decline to $200/kWh in 2020

The price of automotive lithium ion batteries is expected to fall dramatically by the end of the decade and even further by 2025, according to a new McKinsey study. In a “should cost” model that researchers developed, the consulting firm said the price for a “complete automotive lithium ion battery pack” could drop from $500 … Continue reading Lithium ion batteries cost for electric vehicles to decline to $200/kWh in 2020

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Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaic Company Amonix Shutters Factory

Amonix closes down factory, a sign of tough times in solar energy and particularly for more complex concentrating photovoltaic technology. Amonix, which makes utility-scale concentrating photovoltaic systems, plans to close down its 214,000-square-foot facility in North Las Vegas by August, the company said in a statement issued today. The restructuring was due to “intense competition, the … Continue reading Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaic Company Amonix Shutters Factory

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Innergex and the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi annouce a partnership agreement for the development of a wind farm

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX: INE) (“Innergex” or the “Corporation”) and the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi (the Mi’gmaq of Quebec) announce that they have concluded a partnership agreement for the development, financing, construction, and operation of a large wind farm on the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec, in Canada. The two partners believe that this project corresponds perfectly … Continue reading Innergex and the Mi’gmawei Mawiomi annouce a partnership agreement for the development of a wind farm

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Wind turbines: S.D. blade manufacturer sees success imperiled by delay in extending PTC

A new wind turbine rotor blade factory in Aberdeen, S.D., has helped keep that city’s economy strong, but its success to date is threatened by impending expiration of the federal wind energy production tax credit (PTC), according to Richard Morrison, CEO and president of Molded Fiber Glass Cos. (MFG). At a meeting of the Aberdeen … Continue reading Wind turbines: S.D. blade manufacturer sees success imperiled by delay in extending PTC

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Wind power to cut diesel fuel costs

Wind energy now provides residents of an isolated Alaska village with renewable energy to run a water treatment facility, reducing the village’s dependence on imported diesel fuel while maintaining crucial infrastructure. Southwest Windpower, in conjunction with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Anchorage-based Susitna Energy Systems, installed three of the distributed wind turbine maker’s … Continue reading Wind power to cut diesel fuel costs

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US dollar grant received for the Caney River wind power

99 million US dollar grant received for the Caney River wind farm follows tax equity partnership for the same plant Grant awarded to Enel Green Power’s North American subsidiary Enel Green Power North America Inc., under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, President Obama’s stimulus programme. Rome, July 20th , … Continue reading US dollar grant received for the Caney River wind power

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SEIA Comments on Closure of Amonix Manufacturing Sola Power Plant

Following news reports about the closure of the Amonix solar manufacturing plant in Nevada, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association ® (SEIA®), released the following statement. “The closure of any plant and loss of jobs is always unfortunate. Amonix plans to restructure its operations to build a successful long-term future. … Continue reading SEIA Comments on Closure of Amonix Manufacturing Sola Power Plant

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Chile: tender for the construction of a 50-megawatt concentrated solar power plant

The Chilean government will provide $85 million in total subsidies for renewables –The first $20 million will go to the winner of a tender process to be launched in September –Chile unlikely to reach target of increasing renewables to 20% of the country’s matrix by 2020 Despite initially ruling out subsidies to renewable energy projects, … Continue reading Chile: tender for the construction of a 50-megawatt concentrated solar power plant

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Wind power in Mongolia: Loan for Wind Farm

The 50-megawatt Salkhit wind farm will be built southeast of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar and it’s expected to start working later this year, according to an e-mailed statement today from Norton Rose LLP that advised on the financing. It’s expected to supply 5 percent of the country’s electricity. The wind power project is being developed … Continue reading Wind power in Mongolia: Loan for Wind Farm

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Wind energy in Alaska: wind farm take shape on Anchorage island

Anchorage’s new wind farm is set to go online by the end of September. When completed, the project, which is being developed by the Cook Inlet Region Incorporated, will provide enough electricity to power 4,000 homes along the rail belt. The transmission line that runs across the inlet is almost done. And this week crews … Continue reading Wind energy in Alaska: wind farm take shape on Anchorage island

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Siemens to supply 300 offshore wind turbines to DONG Energy

Siemens and DONG Energy continue their successful cooperation in offshore wind. On July 19, 2012, the companies signed a framework agreement for the supply of a total of 300 wind turbines with a capacity of 1,800 megawatts (MW). The agreement is based on the new SWT-6.0-154 direct drive wind turbine that will be installed in … Continue reading Siemens to supply 300 offshore wind turbines to DONG Energy

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Wind turbines’ meaning for Oregon ranchers: Hope

    Tuesday’s edition of the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard carried a nice Associated Press article about how wind power is helping ranchers in eastern Oregon survive, by giving them a source of regular, dependable income which helps to cushion the “bust” years in the notoriously boom-and-bust business of agriculture. The AP article describes a proposed … Continue reading Wind turbines’ meaning for Oregon ranchers: Hope

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PTC uncertainty threatens wind farm’s benefits to Illinois economy

    Illinois’s 23 largest wind farms have generated 19,047 construction and maintenance jobs and will add $5.8 billion to local economies over the lifetime of the projects, according to a study released Tuesday by the Center for Renewable Energy at Illinois State University, but the study’s author said further jobs and economic development are … Continue reading PTC uncertainty threatens wind farm’s benefits to Illinois economy

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Brazil’s wind energy sector powers ahead

Wind power development in Brazil, South America’s largest and most populated nation, has been much in the news recently with a report that more than 88% of the country’s electricity came from renewables last year. The preliminary report from Brazil’s Energy Research Company has revealed that wind power increased more than any other renewable power … Continue reading Brazil’s wind energy sector powers ahead

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Colorado PUC Dismisses Appeal to Revise XCEL Energy’s Renewable Energy Plan

Today the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) dismissed an appeal submitted by the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) and the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) regarding Xcel Energy’s renewable energy compliance plan. The appeal included two requested changes to Xcel’s 2012-2013 Compliance Plan that would have improved the business climate for Colorado solar businesses, … Continue reading Colorado PUC Dismisses Appeal to Revise XCEL Energy’s Renewable Energy Plan

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Global Solar Energy Brings Powerful Building Integrated Solar to Japan’s Growing Renewable Energy Market

Flexible Solar Leader Helps Businesses Leverage New Feed-in Tariffs with Photovoltaic Systems Designed for Japanese Roofs; Partners with OG Corporation, CBC and Eco Holdings. Global Solar Energy, Inc., a leading manufacturer of flexible solar technology, announced today an expansion into Japan’s growing solar market, establishing local partnerships and offering a new design of its PowerFLEX … Continue reading Global Solar Energy Brings Powerful Building Integrated Solar to Japan’s Growing Renewable Energy Market

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Wind energy in Pakistan: Sindh allots 908 acres for 500MW wind farm

The Sindh government on Wednesday formally allotted a huge area of 908 acres to a firm, M/s NBT to establish wind power project in Thatta district, which would produce 500MWs electricity. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, in a small ceremony held here on Wednesday, allotted the land formally to M/s NBT Power Pakistan … Continue reading Wind energy in Pakistan: Sindh allots 908 acres for 500MW wind farm

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EKI Energy Services Launches 1000 MW Wind Power Project

EKI Energy Services Limited Launches 1000 MW Wind Power Project Under First of a Kind POA Umbrella in the World With UNFCCC Under Clean Development Mechanism EKI Energy Services Limited launches strategic 1000 MW Wind Power Project across Indian states as first CDM Project Activity (CPA) under POA umbrella titled “International Programme of Activities to reduce Global Warming … Continue reading EKI Energy Services Launches 1000 MW Wind Power Project

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