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Lack of encouragement hits wind energy in Andhra Pradesh, India

Though the state has the potential to generate 14,497 MW of wind power at 80 metre height, it is able to utilise the capacity to generate just 245 MW. This is due to lack of initiative from the state government and the decision of the Centre for Wind Energy Technology to withdraw concessions to industrialists … Continue reading Lack of encouragement hits wind energy in Andhra Pradesh, India

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North American Wind Energy Academy to meet at UMass

A national wind energy advocacy group is holding its first meeting in Massachusetts next week. The three-day meeting of the North American Wind Energy Academy is scheduled to start Tuesday at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. The academy is an organization of universities, research laboratories and businesses dedicated to coordinating wind energy research and … Continue reading North American Wind Energy Academy to meet at UMass

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Dow starts photovoltaic solar energy production in Thailand

Dow Chemical has kicked off the prodution of its polyolefin encapsulant films at Map Ta Phut since August 1, to cash in on growing demand for solar power. “We’re thrilled to have this capacity come on stream,” said Jerry Pritchett, Global Business Director for the Performance Plastics’ Photovoltaic business. “Market demand for these innovative encapsulant … Continue reading Dow starts photovoltaic solar energy production in Thailand

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ACI’s Global Geothermal Energy Summit 2012

On the 19th & 20th September 2012, the world’s leading experts from the geothermal sector will be gathering in Reykjavik, Iceland for the annual ACI’s Global Geothermal Energy Summit. An exclusive panel of speakers, including the senior representatives from: Axpo | New Energies, Geothermie, ElectraTherm Inc. , Reykjavik Geothermal, Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Werk Rastatt, AltaRock … Continue reading ACI’s Global Geothermal Energy Summit 2012

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$3.2 million to develop battery management system for electric-car batteries

Lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles The Department of Energy (DOE) announced Aug. 2 that a team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis will receive $2 million to design a battery management system for lithium-ion batteries that will guarantee their longevity, safety and performance. This is a particularly challenging project because the electrochemical … Continue reading $3.2 million to develop battery management system for electric-car batteries

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Massachusetts Keeps Solar Power Shining

Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the 2012 Energy Act. Among other provisions, this comprehensive energy bill raises the cap on an important solar program called “net metering.” Most solar electric installations are connected to the grid and feed excess power produced to other utility customers; net metering rules gives customers credit for extra power … Continue reading Massachusetts Keeps Solar Power Shining

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Madhya Pradesh to get 25 MW solar power

A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) was signed between Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company and MK Solar Energy (MP) Private Limited at Jabalpur the other day. Due to it, Madhya Pradesh will get 25 MW solar power. The PPA was signed in the presence of the Company’s Managing Director Manu Shrivastava by company’s Executive Director (Investment … Continue reading Madhya Pradesh to get 25 MW solar power

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Rockwell Automation awarded concentrated solar power contract in India

Rockwell Automation Wins Indian Solar Thermal Contract. Rockwell Automation has been awarded a $1.9 million contract for a concentrating solar power plant in India. The contract is from Lauren-Jyoti, a construction joint venture that is building a 50-megawatt concentrated solar thermal plant in Rajasthan, in western India, for Godawari Green Energy. Lauren-Jyoti is a joint … Continue reading Rockwell Automation awarded concentrated solar power contract in India

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Start of Construction of the First Windreich AG Offshore Wind Farm on Schedule

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH) Willi Balz, who gathered the around 800 million in equity required for Global Tech I, and Tim Kittelhake, who performed all of the project work to date, are delighted about the punctual start of construction of the first 400 MW North Sea wind farm, Global Tech I initiated by Windreich AG. “We keep … Continue reading Start of Construction of the First Windreich AG Offshore Wind Farm on Schedule

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Wind Energy Update: Germany Marks Intent in Offshore Wind Power

Have we just witnessed Britain simply not wake up early enough to take the lead on offshore wind construction? Or is Germany just making proactive strides to get the edge on those late Brits? More than 20 offshore wind parks have been approved in the North Sea and three more in the Baltic, all outside … Continue reading Wind Energy Update: Germany Marks Intent in Offshore Wind Power

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Wind power and marine energy in Northern Ireland

Rates of support for offshore wind energy will reduce as the cost of the technology comes down during the decade. Energy Minister, Arlene Foster today announced the banding levels for support under the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) which will come into operation on 1 April 2013. The NIRO is the government’s mechanism for incentivising … Continue reading Wind power and marine energy in Northern Ireland

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Electric Vehicles: BMW Adds One More Model to their Electric Vehicle Line Up for London 2012

BMW, Official Automotive Partner to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is keeping the Games moving with a range of fully electric vehicles as part of the fleet. The 160 BMW 1 Series ActiveE models and 40 MINI E’s are being used for many duties including shuttling athletes and officials within the Olympic Park … Continue reading Electric Vehicles: BMW Adds One More Model to their Electric Vehicle Line Up for London 2012

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GE, Ford, University of Michigan Working to Extend Battery Life for Electric Vehicless

In what could propel electric vehicles (EVs) miles down the road toward commercial viability, GE researchers, in partnership with Ford Motor Company and the University of Michigan, will develop a smart, miniaturized sensing system that has the potential to significantly extend the life of car batteries over conventional battery systems used in electric vehicles today. … Continue reading GE, Ford, University of Michigan Working to Extend Battery Life for Electric Vehicless

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From January to July has sold 290 electric cars in Spain

In July 50 electric vehicles were sold in Spain, a small figure, but showing the progress of the electric car with lithium ion batteries. The hybrid car registrations rose to 1,063 units during the month of July, an increase of 25.35% over the same month of 2011, according to REVE. The increase in hybrid sales … Continue reading From January to July has sold 290 electric cars in Spain

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Photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power is the solution for India’s grid problems

Bridge to India notes that while the dispatchability of solar energy is still an issue, this can be addressed through Concentrating Solar Power with solar thermal storage.   In the wake of crippling power outages in India, Bridge to India (New Delhi, India) has released an analysis stating that solar power can play a “key … Continue reading Photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power is the solution for India’s grid problems

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Ex-Im Approves $32.1 Million in Financing For Export of U.S. Wind Turbines to Brazil

The wind blades will be used to complete a 180-megawatt wind farm in the Brazilian state of Bahia and another 211-megawatt wind farm in the Brazilian state of Ceara. In line with its congressional mandate to increase support for renewable-energy exports, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a $32.1 million … Continue reading Ex-Im Approves $32.1 Million in Financing For Export of U.S. Wind Turbines to Brazil

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Solar Power Choice – Solar Energy Photovoltaic price check

As of August 1, the average price per watt of an installed solar energy system prices sat at about $2.40/watt (after STC rebate) across Australia’s major capital cities (excluding Darwin and Tasmania), based on numbers from the Solar Choice database. Average system prices generally varied between cities by less than $1000 for each system size, … Continue reading Solar Power Choice – Solar Energy Photovoltaic price check

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Wind energy: PTC advances in U.S. Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support

Extension of critical tax relief to save 37,000 jobs in wind power and continue growing U.S. manufacturing advanced in the Senate Finance Committee today with strong bipartisan support. By an overwhelming bipartisan margin of 19-5, the Committee passed an extenders package that included an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). On … Continue reading Wind energy: PTC advances in U.S. Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support

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