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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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Nordex receives order for two wind power plants in Ireland

Glenough 2 entails an extension to an existing 32.5MW wind farm, which Nordex previously also built, while Gibbett Hill is a new 15MW wind farm. Nordex says it will provide wind turbines for the second phase of the Glenough Wind Farm and the 15 MW Gibbett Hill wind farm. Nordex has been awarded a contract … Continue reading Nordex receives order for two wind power plants in Ireland

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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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U.S. may slap antidumping duties on wind towers from China, Vietnam

Ltd and Titan Wind Energy (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. must pay tariffs of 30.93 percent and 20.85 percent, respectively. The U.S. Commerce Department Friday announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of utility scale wind towers from China and Vietnam, signaling that it may impose punitive duties on these products. … Continue reading U.S. may slap antidumping duties on wind towers from China, Vietnam

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

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Galaxy’s Jiangsu Plant achieves battery grade specs

Lithium producer Galaxy Resources Ltd (ASX: GXY) (“Galaxy” or “the Company”) advises that lithium carbonate product from its wholly-owned Jiangsu Lithium Carbonate Plant (“Jiangsu” or “Jiangsu Plant”) has achieved battery grade quality across all specifications, meeting the Plant’s design. This means that as well as adhering to the 99.5% purity criteria, the production now meets … Continue reading Galaxy’s Jiangsu Plant achieves battery grade specs

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Geothermal energy plant in Nevada begins operations

Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ORA) said that its 30 MW McGinness Hills geothermal energy plant in Lander County, Nev. began commercial operations on July 26. The plant has been generating electricity since June 15 and NV Energy (NYSE: NVE) is purchasing the output under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The geothermal power plant features the Ormat … Continue reading Geothermal energy plant in Nevada begins operations

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Offshore wind power project on Malta continues as planned

Hexicon AB, a Swedish clean tech company specializing in the design of off-shore platforms for wind and wave power, is together with local subsidiary Hexicon Malta Ltd continuing the development of a renewable energy solution for Malta in close cooperation with Maltese authorities. The project is independent of and thereby unaffected by the European Commission’s … Continue reading Offshore wind power project on Malta continues as planned

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Nordex Awarded Contract For Two Ireland Wind Energy Projects

Nordex says it will provide wind turbines for the second phase of the Glenough Wind Farm and the 15 MW Gibbett Hill wind farm. Nordex has been awarded a contract for the delivery and assembly of seven high-wind turbines for the Irish “Glenough 2” and “Gibbett Hill” projects. “Glenough 2” entails an extension to an … Continue reading Nordex Awarded Contract For Two Ireland Wind Energy Projects

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Greenland’s massive ice sheet melts

» By Chris Rose As the world’s media attention turned this week to the Summer Olympics in London, a somewhat downplayed story of astonishing implications was emerging from the world’s biggest island: almost 97% of Greenland’s ice sheet experienced melting during early to mid-July. In a normal summer period, according to the National Aeronautics and … Continue reading Greenland’s massive ice sheet melts

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New Database from NREL Makes Costs of Energy Technologies More Transparent

A new web application collects cost and performance estimates for electric generation, advanced vehicles, and renewable fuel technologies and makes them available for utilities, policy makers, consumers, and academics. The Transparent Cost Database (TCDB) app provides technology cost and performance estimates that can be used to benchmark company costs, model energy scenarios, and inform research … Continue reading New Database from NREL Makes Costs of Energy Technologies More Transparent

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U.S.: 200,000 GW of solar power could be installed

The study considered five different types of renewable energy generating technologies – solar energy (photovoltaic, concentrated solar power), wind power, biopower, geothermal energy and hydropower. Solar power technologies were further subdivided into utility-scale photovoltaics for urban and rural areas, rooftop photovoltaics and concentrating solar power.  Texas and California are the biggest winners in this category, … Continue reading U.S.: 200,000 GW of solar power could be installed

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Spain and the US Shine the Brightest in the Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Market

This huge predicted increase is the result of US plans to commission numerous major Concentrated Solar Power plants throughout the next decade. An increase in the cost of fossil fuels and supporting government policies (as well as enviable weather) has seen Spain and the United States dominate the global solar thermal market, explains a new … Continue reading Spain and the US Shine the Brightest in the Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Market

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Wind energy in Ireland: Nordex prevailing again in the high-wind power segment

Nordex has been awarded a contract for the delivery and assembly of seven high-wind turbines for the Irish “Glenough 2” and “Gibbett Hill” projects. “Glenough 2” entails an extension to an existing 32.5 MW wind farm, which Nordex previously also built, while “Gibbett Hill” is a new 15 MW wind farm. The two projects are … Continue reading Wind energy in Ireland: Nordex prevailing again in the high-wind power segment

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