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India’s largest concentrating solar thermal plant to perform dual function

The country’s largest ever industrial concentrated solar power plant that became operational in district Ludhiana is set to perform twin functions of generating concentrating solar power besides offering permanent solution of disposing off large quantity of industrial effluent water by evaporating it. Disclosing this here today, Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia, Non Conventional Energy Minister, Punjab said that Punjab today got proud distinction … Continue reading India’s largest concentrating solar thermal plant to perform dual function

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Faculty highlights Masdar Institute’s role in furthering solar technologies at symposium in Australia

Dr. Chiesa prides himself on extensive industrial experience with the development of concentrated solar-thermal power (CSP) plants in the UAE. Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced one of its faculty provided an overview of the Institute’s role in addressing the challenges … Continue reading Faculty highlights Masdar Institute’s role in furthering solar technologies at symposium in Australia

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QSTEC and Kahramaa sign MOU to distribute solar power in Qatar

Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) committed to supporting Kahramaa with the future distribution of solar energy by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on Sunday. Dr Khalid Klefeekh Al Hajri, Chairman and CEO of QSTec and Engr. Essa Hilal Al-Kuwari, President of Kahramaa both signed the MOU at the Kahramaa President’s office in West Bay, Doha. Dr … Continue reading QSTEC and Kahramaa sign MOU to distribute solar power in Qatar

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Mainstream submits £1.4bn plan for Fife wind farm with 125 wind turbines

Mainstream Renewable Power is seeking consent from Marine Scotland to erect up to 125 wind turbines about nine miles off the Fife coast.      It said the windpower facility would be ready by 2016 and could generate 450MW of electricity, enough to power 325,000 homes. The application is now open to consultation until 10 September. The company said … Continue reading Mainstream submits £1.4bn plan for Fife wind farm with 125 wind turbines

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Endesa: Net income down 10.7% to 1,146 million euros in the first half of 2012

Endesa reported net income of 1,146 million euros as of June 30th, 2012, down 10.7% compared to the same period of 2011. This decline is primarily due to lower remuneration of some regulated activities in Spain and the write-down of the Group’s assets in Ireland to align their book value to the agreed-upon sales price. … Continue reading Endesa: Net income down 10.7% to 1,146 million euros in the first half of 2012

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Renault and the CEA continue their cooperation on lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles

Renault and the CEA signed a strategic partnership in 2010 on the development of innovative batteries for electric vehicles and, more broadly, on sustainable mobility. The partnership currently involves 200 people, two-thirds CEA, one-third Renault, working at the CEA sites in Grenoble and Saclay and Renault’s Technocentre in Guyancourt. The results achieved by the R&D … Continue reading Renault and the CEA continue their cooperation on lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles

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SwRI, Industry Collaborators Receive $3.8 Million from U.S. DOE to Develop Concentrating Solar Power Plants

Southwest Research Institute and industry collaborators Solar Turbines Inc., Oak Ridge National Laboratories, German Aerospace Center and San Diego State University have been awarded a $3.8 million contract by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a novel gas turbine combustor for a concentrating solar power (CSP) hybrid gas turbine system. The award was given … Continue reading SwRI, Industry Collaborators Receive $3.8 Million from U.S. DOE to Develop Concentrating Solar Power Plants

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GE Wind Turbines to Power Comexhidro Wind Farm

GE, a leading global provider of wind energy, will provide Comexhidro eight 2.75-megawatt (MW) wind turbines that will generate clean energy for public lighting in the municipality of Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon. The wind farm will help Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the amount produced by 10,000 cars a year. … Continue reading GE Wind Turbines to Power Comexhidro Wind Farm

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Photovoltaic solar power tariffs may hurt EU industry

China’s Ministry of Commerce said Friday that protectionist measures will harm the European solar energy industry and the two sides should resolve the dispute through negotiations.   The move came after a report revealed that Germany’s SolarWorld and other European solar panel makers filed a complaint this week seeking import tariffs on Chinese-made products.   … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar power tariffs may hurt EU industry

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Renewable energy shows potential for bright future

A study released in July by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that global power generation from renewable sources was expected to rise by more than 40% to 6,400 terawatt hours (TWh) in the next five years. This increase would equal one-and-a-half times the electricity currently produced in the US. It is also a … Continue reading Renewable energy shows potential for bright future

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Hydro-Québec launches experimental project on electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid (V2G-V2H)

Hydro-Québec’s research institute (IREQ) is proud to award GRIDbot Canada—whose products are manufactured in Shawinigan, Québec—the contract for the development and supply of an advanced bidirectional charging station for an experimental project on vehicle-to-grid and vehicle-to-home power exchanges (V2G-V2H). The goal of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems is to use the electricity stored in the batteries of … Continue reading Hydro-Québec launches experimental project on electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid (V2G-V2H)

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IP Overview LTO Electrodes for Lithium ion Batteries Patent Landscape 2012

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wzj9kf/ip_overview_lto_el)       has announced the addition of the “IP       Overview LTO electrodes for Li-ion batteries Patent Landscape 2012”       report to their offering. “IP       Overview LTO electrodes for Li-ion batteries Patent Landscape 2012” In the current roadmap on emerging battery technologies, Lithium       Titanate (LTO) raises high hope concerning the … Continue reading IP Overview LTO Electrodes for Lithium ion Batteries Patent Landscape 2012

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China Wind Power Announces Delay in Filing Annual Financial Statements

China Wind Power International Corp. (“China Wind Power” or the “Company”) announced today that the filing of its annual financial statements, management’s discussion and analysis and related officer certifications for the financial year ended March 31, 2012 (the “Annual Filings”) will be delayed beyond the filing deadline of July 30, 2012. The Company expects to provide … Continue reading China Wind Power Announces Delay in Filing Annual Financial Statements

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Samsung Heavy Industries Builds World’s Largest Wind Farm Installation Vessel

Samsung Heavy Industries announced on the 25th that it had successfully built Pacific Orca, the world’s largest wind farm installation vessel (WIV), and delivered it to SPO (Swire Pacific Offshore), a Singapore-based shipper. The wind farm installation vessel is a new special vessel for which demand is expected to grow as the focus of the … Continue reading Samsung Heavy Industries Builds World’s Largest Wind Farm Installation Vessel

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Wind turbines: Gamesa regains operating profitability and reduces debt

Spanish wind power Gamesa has cut back sales and profit forecasts for 2012 on the back of softening wind turbine demand, particularly in Asia.   Gamesa regains operating profitability (€12MM at the recurring EBIT level¹) and reduces debt ahead of schedule (€100MM) in 2Q12. The outlook for the second half of 2012 has prompted a review … Continue reading Wind turbines: Gamesa regains operating profitability and reduces debt

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Japan: Wind Energy and Solar Energy Purchase Prices Need Revision

The prices paid by power suppliers to buy electricity generated from renewable energy sources under a feed-in tariff system should be revised to ensure fairness, the Japanese government said in an annual report Friday. The purchase prices should be regarded as “public utility charges” that require “fair and adequate revision,” the white paper on the … Continue reading Japan: Wind Energy and Solar Energy Purchase Prices Need Revision

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SwRI, industry collaborators receive $3.8 million from U.S. DOE to develop concentrating solar power combustor for solar plants

Southwest Research Institute and industry collaborators Solar Turbines Inc., Oak Ridge National Laboratories, German Aerospace Center and San Diego State University have been awarded a $3.8 million contract by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a novel gas turbine combustor for a concentrating solar power (CSP) hybrid gas turbine system. The award was given … Continue reading SwRI, industry collaborators receive $3.8 million from U.S. DOE to develop concentrating solar power combustor for solar plants

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Government support for the UK geothermal energy falls short of requirements

Despite the relatively low-cost projections of increasing the level of support to five Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) due to the low level of expected generation in the UK, the banding review has decided to leave support levels at two ROCs. This may largely be due to the fact that the UK can benefit from the … Continue reading Government support for the UK geothermal energy falls short of requirements

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