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Denmark Renewable Energy Generation 40.7%, Wind Energy 28.1%

A surge in wind power production helped Denmark increase its percentage of renewable energy to 40.7% in 2011, finds a new report published by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA). Electricity production based on renewable energy accounted for 40.7% of domestic electricity supply in 2011, of which wind power contributed 28.1%, the DEA says. Consumption of … Continue reading Denmark Renewable Energy Generation 40.7%, Wind Energy 28.1%

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Optimism Sets Tone As Solar Power International Makes First Visit to Southeast

Clinton told the enthusiastic crowd that, in addition to ramping up collaborative efforts across the industry, educating the public is critical to achieving widespread adoption of solar energy as a substantial component of renewable energy. He explained, “most people don’t know that, in spite of economic adversity, government support and venture capital have catapulted the … Continue reading Optimism Sets Tone As Solar Power International Makes First Visit to Southeast

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Kyocera to Supply 30MW of Modules for Solar Power Plant in Northern Japan

The project will be operated by Eurus Energy Group’s subsidiary in charge of renewable energy generation business, with plans for construction to start in October of this year and operations to start in March 2014. The solar power plant is expected to generate the equivalent amount of annual power for roughly 9,600 typical households, off-setting … Continue reading Kyocera to Supply 30MW of Modules for Solar Power Plant in Northern Japan

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Ex-Im Guarantees PNC Loan to Finance Solar Energy in Barbados

This solar power project, one of the largest in the Caribbean, includes engineering services and solar-system racking exported from two American companies. Williams Industries-Williams evergreen Ltd will use the solar-power system to provide 1.4 megawatts of on-site power to ten sites within the Williams Group portfolio. Ex-Im Bank provided a $6.4 million loan guarantee to … Continue reading Ex-Im Guarantees PNC Loan to Finance Solar Energy in Barbados

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Electric vehicles in cities will improve air quality

Electric vehicles have an important role to play in improving air quality, particularly in cities. If electric vehicles are used appropriately in big conurbations, it could help to improve air quality, says Europe’s biggest professional engineers’ body. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) submitted evidence to the Transport Select Committee inquiry into low carbon … Continue reading Electric vehicles in cities will improve air quality

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Doctoral Student Developing Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Cars

Steven Arnold Klankowski, a doctoral candidate in chemistry, La Crescent, Minn., is working under Jun Li, professor of chemistry, to develop new materials that could be used in future lithium-ion batteries. The materials look to improve the energy storage capacity of batteries so that laptops, cellphones, electric cars and other mobile devices will last longer … Continue reading Doctoral Student Developing Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Cars

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Renault and Others Debut Electric Vehicles at Paris Show

The Renault Zoe costs less than most electric vehicles at 20,700 euros ($26,650), or 13,700 Euros in France, thanks to government incentives. And it travels 210 kilometers (130 miles), according to the standard European mileage test. Simon Luque, Zoe project director for Renault, promises that this will translate into 150 kilometers of real-world driving. “That … Continue reading Renault and Others Debut Electric Vehicles at Paris Show

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Goldwind wins first wind power order in Thailand

The Theppana wind farm project, to be completed by third quarter of 2013, is Goldwind’s first wind energy in Thailand and Southeast Asia. Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (“Goldwind”) announces the signing of a wind turbine supply contract with Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (“EGCO Group”),Thailand´s first independent power producer, to provide three … Continue reading Goldwind wins first wind power order in Thailand

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LM Wind Power to cut 345 jobs, blames lack of political support

The American Wind Energy Association said the layoffs are among thousands expected as a result of the Production Tax Credit’s expiration. In just over one month, wind power manufacturers in the U.S. have announced layoffs of more than 1,130 workers around the country. The layoffs come in states such as Colorado, Florida, and Iowa that … Continue reading LM Wind Power to cut 345 jobs, blames lack of political support

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Alstom to Provide 122 Wind Turbines for Brazil’s Wind Farm

Alstom will supply and install 122 wind turbines for two wind energy projects Brazilian holding company Queiroz Galvao SA is developing. Alstom (Paris:ALO) has signed two contracts totaling ?270 million with Queiroz Galvão, one of the main infrastructure groups in Brazil. The contracts cover the manufacturing, delivery, installation and commissioning of ECO 122 wind turbines … Continue reading Alstom to Provide 122 Wind Turbines for Brazil’s Wind Farm

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Wind energy in Bangladesh: Govt plans 60-MW wind farm in Cox’s Bazaar

The government has a plan to install 30 wind turbines with 60-MW capacity in Cox’s Bazar within the next six months. Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Lt. Col. (retd) Faruk Khan said this while speaking at a roundtable discussion marking the World Tourism Day (WTD) at Jatiya Press Club on September 27. He called upon … Continue reading Wind energy in Bangladesh: Govt plans 60-MW wind farm in Cox’s Bazaar

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JinkoSolar, CJIC to Develop Kenya’s Largest Solar Power Plant

The project is planned to occupy 81 hectare and is expected to be one of the largest grid connected solar power plants in Africa. Located in northwest city of Garissa, Kenya, the plant is expected to produce approximately 76,473 megawatts hours per year, reducing yearly carbone missions by 64,190 tons and saving coal consumption by … Continue reading JinkoSolar, CJIC to Develop Kenya’s Largest Solar Power Plant

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90% of Americans See the Positive Impact of Solar Energy

The survey shows that America’s commitment to solar is strong, with 80 percent of respondents expecting their elected officials to support solar energy initiatives and 81 percent believing, regardless of who is in office, the White House and other official federal and state residences should use solar energy. In a new election cycle survey on … Continue reading 90% of Americans See the Positive Impact of Solar Energy

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Largest solar power project in Tanzania’s history

This solar project, believed to be the largest of its kind in Tanzania’s history, is being carried out through a joint effort between Rex Investment Ltd and Camco International from the UK. Implementation of a solar power project in the Kigoma region of Tanzania has gotten underway, with the initial installation of solar systems completed … Continue reading Largest solar power project in Tanzania’s history

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Georgia Power creates initiative to acquire 210 MW of solar power

To meet the 210 MW target, Georgia Power would purchase 60 MW annually for three years with projects ranging in size from one to 20 megawatts, which applies to very large commercial or utility-scale projects. The other 10 MW would be met through a distributed-scale program for residential and commercial projects. Georgia Power Company today … Continue reading Georgia Power creates initiative to acquire 210 MW of solar power

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IMS predicts CPV market to grow to 1.2 GW by 2016

The concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) market is forecast to double in 2012 and reach almost 90 MW or $325 million, according to a new report from IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS)). Furthermore, IMS Research predicts installations of this emerging technology will grow rapidly over the next five years to reach almost 1.2 … Continue reading IMS predicts CPV market to grow to 1.2 GW by 2016

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