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Wind turbines for Schools project has banner year in 2011

The following article is one in a series of case studies included in AWEA’s recently published Small Wind Turbine Market Report Year End 2011. As the United States dramatically expands wind energy deployment, the industry is challenged with developing a skilled workforce to support it. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a … Continue reading Wind turbines for Schools project has banner year in 2011

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AWEA, RENEW-NE applaud New England Governors’ resolution to procure wind energy

Action enabling long-term contracts will help keep cost of wind power low. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and its regional partner, Renewable Energy New England (RENEW), applauded the New England Governors’ Conference for unanimously passing a resolution to coordinate regional renewable energy procurement directing the release of a request for proposal (RFP) for renewable … Continue reading AWEA, RENEW-NE applaud New England Governors’ resolution to procure wind energy

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Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Energy Storage Applications

Lithium Ion, Sodium Sulfur, Advanced Lead-Acid, Sodium Metal Halide, and Advanced Flow Batteries for Grid Asset Optimization. Over the next 10 years, the global power sector will undergo dramatic changes in its technical and business profiles. As generation resources evolve – both with and without carbon constraints – load profiles will grow and become increasingly … Continue reading Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Energy Storage Applications

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ABB Wins $55 Million Wind Power Order In Brazil

Brazil has added significant wind energy in the past few years and currently has over 1500 megawatts of installed wind farm capacity with another 7000 MW in the pipeline over the next five years. ABB said it won an order worth around $55 million to supply three new substations and transmission infrastructure for the Brazilian … Continue reading ABB Wins $55 Million Wind Power Order In Brazil

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Spanish government’s consideration of discriminatory tax on wind energy threatens the wind power industry

The Spanish wind industry is fighting for its life. Just a few months ago, the government let the support scheme for the industry lapse, citing the economic crisis and falling electricity demand. Now, the government is contemplating a discriminatory tax on wind energy, much higher than for other forms of generation, further feeding the myth that … Continue reading Spanish government’s consideration of discriminatory tax on wind energy threatens the wind power industry

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Gamesa to Bring an Additional 48 MW of Wind Power to China

Spanish wind energy manufacturer Gamesa, has recently signed a deal with Chinese company Huadian Group to offer an extra 48 megawatts (MW) of wind turbines to the Liyushian wind farm in the Chinese province of Fuijan. The deal will allow Gamesa to give its G87-2.0MW wind turbines to Huadian Group, which will be delivered onsite … Continue reading Gamesa to Bring an Additional 48 MW of Wind Power to China

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Minister on concentrating solar thermal fact-finding tour

South Australia’s Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Tom Koutsantonis, will travel to Nevada to research the viability of concentrated solar thermal energy. The Minister met solar thermal lobbyists and local government representatives in Port Augusta yesterday. He was given documentation showing the community’s support for the local power stations to be converted to the concentrating … Continue reading Minister on concentrating solar thermal fact-finding tour

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Battery Could Help Transition to Renewable Energy Sources

A team of researchers has developed a cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly battery that could be used to store energy at solar power plants for a rainy day.   Led by Sri Narayan, professor of chemistry at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the team developed an air-breathing battery that uses the chemical … Continue reading Battery Could Help Transition to Renewable Energy Sources

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Flux Power® (FLUX) Completes High-Profile California Study of Extension of Electric Vehicle Battery Life

Electric vehicles have adopted lighter weight lithium ion batteries to increase range.   Flux Power® Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: FLUX) today announced that it completed a heralded California study of the extensibility of electric vehicle battery life to household electric storage devices and can now pursue opportunities to develop technology that could extend the useful lifespan of electric … Continue reading Flux Power® (FLUX) Completes High-Profile California Study of Extension of Electric Vehicle Battery Life

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First Solar to develop 139 MW Campo Verde solar power project

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it is developing the 139 megawattAC (MW) Campo Verde Solar Power Project, located near El Centro in Imperial County, California. “First Solar is very pleased to be working with SDG&E for the first time to deliver clean, renewable energy and create hundreds of construction jobs in Imperial County” … Continue reading First Solar to develop 139 MW Campo Verde solar power project

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China Wind Power Explains Delay in Filing Annual Financial Statements

China Wind Power International Corp. (“China Wind Power” or the “Company”) previously announced on July 27, 2012 that the Company would not file its audited annual financial statements and related management discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) for the year ended March 31, 2012 within the prescribed time period as required by the Canadian securities laws. The … Continue reading China Wind Power Explains Delay in Filing Annual Financial Statements

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North Carolina Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop Announced

Manufacturers interested in learning about the opportunities created by joining the wind energy supply chain are encouraged to attend the North Carolina Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop on Tuesday, September 18 at NC State University. This one-day workshop— made possible by a partnership between the NC State University Industrial Extension Services, BlueGreen Alliance Foundation, GLWN, … Continue reading North Carolina Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop Announced

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New Zealand Funding For Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant In Afghanistan

New Zealand will fund the largest solar energy plant in Afghanistan, the government announced Thursday. Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said a total of 18.6 million NZ dollars (US$15.05 million) will be provided by the government for building the plant in the Bamyan province, Xinhua news agency reported. Two New Zealand companies — NetCon Ltd. … Continue reading New Zealand Funding For Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant In Afghanistan

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SEIA Statement on House Committee Approval of No More Solyndras Act

The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved H.R. 6213, the No More Solyndras Act, by a vote of 29-19. Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®), issued the following statement on the legislation: “Both Congress and the administration identified ways to improve the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan … Continue reading SEIA Statement on House Committee Approval of No More Solyndras Act

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Solar power is the future of energy

Former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India and former director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Anil Kakodkar has called solar energy (photovoltaic, concentrating solar power) the future source of energy looking at the ever-growing demand for energy. Kakodkar, member of the Solar Energy Research Advisory Council, waswith his team for detailed discussions … Continue reading Solar power is the future of energy

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Wind energy in Peru: Developers file wind farm

Company Parque Eólico Tres Hermanas has submitted an EIS to Peru’s energy and mines ministry for a 90MW wind farm, according to ministry information. The wind power developer last year was awarded a contract in the country’s second renewable energy auction with a bid of US$0.069/kWh. The wind farm is planned for Marcona district in … Continue reading Wind energy in Peru: Developers file wind farm

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Nordex prevailing again in the high-wind energy segment

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

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New wind turbines installations in Germany grew some 26 percent in the first half of the year

New wind power installations in Germany grew some 26 percent in the first half of the year, faster than in previous years despite delays in building offshore wind turbines, industry groups said on Wednesday. The BWE wind power group and VDMA Power Systems turbine makers group said Germany had added 1,004 megawatts (MW) of installed … Continue reading New wind turbines installations in Germany grew some 26 percent in the first half of the year

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