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Substantial storage for Bokpoort Concentrating Solar Power project in South Africa

The final 50 MW of the 200 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) allocation according to South Africa’s current renewable energy independent procurement programme was awarded to a joint venture between Saudi Arabian developer of power and water projects, ACWA Power International, and South African developer Solafrica. The Bokpoort Concentrating Solar Power project has selected parabolic … Continue reading Substantial storage for Bokpoort Concentrating Solar Power project in South Africa

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Scottish Energy Company Takes Delivery of Six Elec Cars Ampera

The Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicles will be included in the Scottish and Southern Energypool car fleet at various sites across the UK. The Chief Executive of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), the broadest based energy company in the UK, has taken delivery of six new Vauxhall Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicles (E-REV). As well as being … Continue reading Scottish Energy Company Takes Delivery of Six Elec Cars Ampera

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Continental and SK Innovation Join Forces to Develop and Supply First Class Battery Technology

SK Innovation, Seoul (South Korea), and the international automotive supplier Continental, Hanover (Germany), will develop and supply first class battery technology for the automotive industry as partners in the future. Monday in Frankfurt/Main, the two technology leaders signed an agreement founding a jointly managed company. The know-how of the two firms will be concentrated in … Continue reading Continental and SK Innovation Join Forces to Develop and Supply First Class Battery Technology

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Photovoltaic Institute Berlin and PV Evolution Labs Attest Canadian Solar Modules Are Free of Potential Induced Degradation

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, “we” or “Canadian Solar”), one of the world’s largest solar companies, was among the first providers to have passed two high voltage endurance tests. The Photovoltaic Institute (PI) Berlin tested the CS6-poly-series and the PV Evolution Labs assessed the CS5-mono-series and the CS6-poly-series. The tests measured the sensitivity of the … Continue reading Photovoltaic Institute Berlin and PV Evolution Labs Attest Canadian Solar Modules Are Free of Potential Induced Degradation

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Taiwan helps Nauru with photovoltaic solar energy project

The Taiwanese Embassy in Nauru has handed over the first stage of a solar power system to the government of Nauru. It comes with 66 solar panels, an inverter system and a display board worth 100,000 US dollars. Another 66 panels will be installed in three months. Taiwan has also given 92 brand new bicycles to … Continue reading Taiwan helps Nauru with photovoltaic solar energy project

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Concentrated solar power gets southern boost

In the south of Spain, a novel solar plant backed by five Swiss electricity companies is beginning commercial operations after a lengthy test phase, with plans to provide power to up to 12,000 households. Four rivers, two marshes, rice paddies, almond trees, farms and small businesses: the town of Calasparra is removed from the usual … Continue reading Concentrated solar power gets southern boost

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SEIA Statement: Governor Christie Signs Legislation to Stabilize New Jersey Solar Energy Market

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) today signed legislation into law that allows the state’s solar energy market to continue growing and creating good jobs in N.J. over the next several years. The legislation, S1925/A2966, addresses the current imbalance of Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) which created uncertainty in the market for project developers and … Continue reading SEIA Statement: Governor Christie Signs Legislation to Stabilize New Jersey Solar Energy Market

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Algeria Joining North African March Toward Solar Power

The Desertec Foundation likes to point out that only six hours’ worth of energy hitting the world’s deserts is enough to power everything on the planet. For a full year. The group’s main focus is an ambitious plan to line the northern Sahara Desert with solar installations, and send much of the power back across … Continue reading Algeria Joining North African March Toward Solar Power

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OCI Solar Power to Partner with CPS Energy in Largest U.S. Utility Solar Energy Project

OCI Solar Power signed a deal with CPS Energy today in San Antonio, Texas, to develop, own and operate the largest municipal utility solar       project in the country. The groundbreaking sustainable energy development project will produce more than 400 megawatts of power       through a consortium of partners brought together by OCI Solar Power for the … Continue reading OCI Solar Power to Partner with CPS Energy in Largest U.S. Utility Solar Energy Project

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Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Markets Report 2012-2013

The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) markets in Spain and the USA are now becoming established and the industry has more clarity on expected growth. The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) markets in Spain and the USA are now becoming established and the industry has more clarity on expected growth. However there is still a lot of hype clouding … Continue reading Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Markets Report 2012-2013

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IEA: Wind Energy Will Be Among Top Global Renewable Sources By 2017

Renewable power generation is expected to continue its rapid growth over the next five years, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that acknowledges the coming-of-age of the renewable energy sector. The report says that despite economic uncertainties in many countries, global power generation from hydropower, solar power, wind power and … Continue reading IEA: Wind Energy Will Be Among Top Global Renewable Sources By 2017

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Wind Farm: REpower hits 1 GW in the UK with latest supply wind turbines contracts

REpower Systems SE has signed projects with an overall capacity of more than 1 GW in the UK following today’s announcement of a further five onshore wind energy contracts. In 2012 alone, the company has signed close to 200 MW in the UK. With a market share of 12 per cent in 2011 REpower is … Continue reading Wind Farm: REpower hits 1 GW in the UK with latest supply wind turbines contracts

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Clean Wind Energy Tower Receives Efficient Energy Conversion Devices & Methods Patent

Clean Wind Energy Tower, Inc. (OTCBB: CWET) announced the publishing of its patent titled Efficient Energy Conversion Devices & Methods (U.S. Pat. No. 8,120,191) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers specific aspects of deploying multiple turbines in a wind tunnel coupled to a novel hydraulic system capable of maintaining high … Continue reading Clean Wind Energy Tower Receives Efficient Energy Conversion Devices & Methods Patent

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Wind energy will grow by 100 terawatt-hours per year – IEA

Wind power will be the second biggest contributor to global renewable electricity generation by 2017, according to a ground-breaking report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Despite economic uncertainties in many countries, global power generation from renewable sources including wind turbines will increase by more than 40% to almost 6,400 terawatt hours (TWh) – roughly … Continue reading Wind energy will grow by 100 terawatt-hours per year – IEA

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Wind power: Pioneering community college hopes for PTC extension soon

Columbia Gorge Community College, in The Dalles, Ore., is hoping for an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), according to a Public News Service article. The college, which was one of the first in the U.S. to develop a training course for wind energy technicians, is seeing a drop-off in the … Continue reading Wind power: Pioneering community college hopes for PTC extension soon

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Siemens to provide wind turbines for 1,800 MW wind power projects in UK

Dong Energy has selected Siemens to provide wind turbines for 1,800MW offshore wind energy planned to be built off the British coast. Under the signed framework agreement, Siemens will provide SWT-6.0-154 type 300 wind turbines each with a generating capacity of 6MW. Each 6MW turbine can produce electricity to light up 6,000 European households. DONG Energy … Continue reading Siemens to provide wind turbines for 1,800 MW wind power projects in UK

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Blue Summit Wind Farm, north of Vernon, with 80 wind turbines

As wind energy puts a new face on energy in West Texas, wind power generated electricity is charging the economies of several small towns and bringing new faces onto the scene – mostly construction workers, some with families. Along U.S. 287 and several routes, tall transmission-line towers are going into place. New substations near Kirkland, between … Continue reading Blue Summit Wind Farm, north of Vernon, with 80 wind turbines

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Australia can lead the world to zero-carbon prosperity

Australia can lead the world in making another critical technology cheaper than fossil fuels: Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) with storage. Following its acclaimed Zero Carbon Australia stationary energy plan, Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) is releasing today a new report: Laggard to Leader: How Australia Can Lead the World to Zero Carbon Prosperity. The report shows … Continue reading Australia can lead the world to zero-carbon prosperity

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DLF gets shareholders’ nod to sell wind power unit

DLF said shareholders have approved the proposal to sell its wind energy unit. Shareholders have approved the proposal to sell DLF’s entire wind power unit through a postal ballot, the company said in a BSE filing. Of the 144.59 crore votes polled, 99.98 percent were in favour of the resolution, it said. On June 18, … Continue reading DLF gets shareholders’ nod to sell wind power unit

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