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KIT Controls Fluctuation of Renewable Energies by Using Modern Storage Systems

Apart from the battery, the key component of the stationary energy storage system is an adapted power electronics unit for charging and discharging the battery within two hours only. Hence, the stationary storage system can be applied as an interim storage system for peak load balancing. During times of weak loads, solar energy and wind … Continue reading KIT Controls Fluctuation of Renewable Energies by Using Modern Storage Systems

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ELISE promotes Electric Vehicles

ELISE focuses on concepts for data processing in the vehicle, an independent charging unit as well as on studies of interactions of driver, vehicle, and the environment. The goal of the ELISE joint project at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is to make electric vehicles more reliable and economically efficient in order to establish electric … Continue reading ELISE promotes Electric Vehicles

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Tenaska buys 160 MW solar power project in Southern California

Tenaska Solar Ventures has bought the 160MW Silverleaf photovoltaic (PV) solar project, being developed in Southern California, from Agile Solar Holdings and Bregal Energy. Tenaska Solar Ventures, LLC (TSV), an affiliate of Omaha-based Tenaska, today announced that it has acquired the Silverleaf photovoltaic solar project, a proposed 160-megawatt (MW) solar energy project under development in … Continue reading Tenaska buys 160 MW solar power project in Southern California

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Vestas in talks with Mitsubishi

Today, there is information in the market that Vestas is in dialogue with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the world’s biggest maker of wind turbines, says it is in talk with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries over possible “strategic cooperation.” Vestas can confirm that there is an ongoing dialogue between the two companies regarding … Continue reading Vestas in talks with Mitsubishi

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New FIA Formula E Championship with electric cars

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has reached an agreement to licence the commercial rights of the FIA Formula E Championship to a consortium of international investors, Formula E Holdings Ltd (FEH). Formula E is a new FIA championship featuring Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy. It represents a vision for the future of … Continue reading New FIA Formula E Championship with electric cars

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Ivanpah Concentrating Solar Power Plant Reaches Halfway Mark

Ivanpah, the world’s largest solar thermal project, reached the halfway mark of construction as well as the peak of its construction workforce at the end of July. The project requires the work of skilled craft workers and engineers from a wide variety of trades and disciplines, including pipefitters, welders, millwrights, carpenters, electricians, laborers and civil … Continue reading Ivanpah Concentrating Solar Power Plant Reaches Halfway Mark

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Delaware Offshore Wind Energy Project Gets Support From Congress

The project is also supported by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Siemens, Gamesa, Vestas, the Port of Wilmington and Delmarva Power. Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Chris Coons, D-Del., and Rep. John Carney, D-Del., have written to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu, urging him to review and … Continue reading Delaware Offshore Wind Energy Project Gets Support From Congress

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Wind Turbine Prices Continued to Decline in 2011

Wind turbine prices have dropped substantially in recent years, despite continued technological advancements that have yielded increases in hub heights and especially rotor diameters. Berkeley Lab has gathered price data for 96 U.S. wind turbine transactions totaling 26,600 MW announced from 1997 through 2011, including 12 transactions summing to 2,630 MW announced in 2011. Sources … Continue reading Wind Turbine Prices Continued to Decline in 2011

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Uncertainty Reigns in Federal Incentives for Wind Energy Beyond 2012

The U.S. wind power industry is facing uncertain times. GE and Vestas both secured roughly 29% of U.S. wind energy market share (by capacity installed) in 2011, followed by Siemens (18%), Suzlon and Mitsubishi (both at 5%), Nordex and Clipper (both at 4%), REpower (3%), and Gamesa (2%). There has been a notable increase in … Continue reading Uncertainty Reigns in Federal Incentives for Wind Energy Beyond 2012

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Himin Solar is the subcontractor for China’s first 1MWe Tower Plant

Himin Solar is the subcontractor for China’s first 1MWe Tower Plant, located in Yanqing, Beijing, developed by Institute of Electrical Engineering-CAS. Himin Solar is responsible for the development and manufacture of heliostats. This 1MWe tower project has just commissioned 2 weeks ago. Established on June 5, 1995, the Himin Solar Company Ltd. is now the … Continue reading Himin Solar is the subcontractor for China’s first 1MWe Tower Plant

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Houston to adding 50 electric vehicles to fleet for city employees

A city statement says the program is the first of its kind to utilize electric vehicles. Mayor Annise Parker says a new partnership with the car-sharing network Zipcar Inc. is the reason for the fleet additions. Houston is adding 50 electric cars to the municipal vehicle fleet for city employees across numerous departments to share. … Continue reading Houston to adding 50 electric vehicles to fleet for city employees

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Considering water use and wind energy

A recent Lincoln Journal Star editorial “Plan for next drought” (LJS, Aug. 21) appropriately stated that Nebraska “should spur adoption of better water conservation practices in the public and private spheres.” Nebraska public power entities are reviewing their electricity generation portfolios and determining what role — if any — wind and other renewable energy will … Continue reading Considering water use and wind energy

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‘Wind augmentation system’ could triple wind turbine power output

Mass Megawatts Wind Power, a company based in Massachusetts, reckons that it can triple the power output of wind turbines by building a ” wind augmentation system“. Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. (OTC: MMMW) today reports that the company’s new wind augmentation system is near completion. The Company plans to have a demonstration video soon … Continue reading ‘Wind augmentation system’ could triple wind turbine power output

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Andes Wind Parks files environmental declaration for 65 MW wind farm

Besides the plant with its 45 wind turbines, the wind farm also includes a transmission line to connect the future plant to Chile’s northern power grid SING. Chilean wind energy developer Andes Wind Parks filed yesterday an environmental declaration for the construction and operation of a 65-MW wind power plant in Calama, northern Chile. Andes … Continue reading Andes Wind Parks files environmental declaration for 65 MW wind farm

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Texas wind power: E.On wind farm now operating in Willacy County

The wind power project, located approximately 5 miles east of Raymondville and the first wind energy project in Willacy County, is powered by 112 Vestas 1.8 megawatt wind turbines providing more than 200 megawatts (MW) of power—enough to provide clean power to more than 60,000 households in Texas. E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) North America … Continue reading Texas wind power: E.On wind farm now operating in Willacy County

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Gestamp inaugurates wind farm in Puerto Rico

Gestamp has constructed wind farms with total generating capacity of 460 MW in a number of countries, including Spain, Brazil and the United States, among others. Spain’s Gestamp Wind has inaugurated the $82 million Punta Lima wind farm in Naguabo, a city on Puerto Rico’s east coast, company executives said. The wind farm will start providing … Continue reading Gestamp inaugurates wind farm in Puerto Rico

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Gamesa to supply 75 MW to ReNew Wind Power in India

India contributes 14% of Gamesa’s total sales in the first half of 2012. The contract -the first signed with this independent power producer- includes the commission of 50 MW of G97-2.0 MW and 24.65 MW of G58-850 kW machines. Largest order for the G97-2.0 MW platform in Maharashtra. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind … Continue reading Gamesa to supply 75 MW to ReNew Wind Power in India

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Common Standard between Plug-in Cars, Charging Stations and Utilities

Toyota is partnering with Duke Energy and Energy Systems Network (ESN), the non-profit industry initiative that leads Project Plug-IN, for this effort. As plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) continue to gain consumer acceptance and market share, automotive companies, utilities and charging equipment providers are collaborating on common standards to seamlessly align vehicles, charging stations and … Continue reading Common Standard between Plug-in Cars, Charging Stations and Utilities

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3TIER Selected by NREL to Update National Wind Integration Dataset

3TIER®, a global leader in renewable energy risk analysis, announced that it was selected through a competitive solicitation process by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to update the U.S. wind integration dataset. Dataset will help inform energy policy, infrastructure, and market planning to accelerate integration of wind energy in the … Continue reading 3TIER Selected by NREL to Update National Wind Integration Dataset

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Largest wind turbine blades and offshore wind farm vessel ready

  Two new technological developments in the global wind power industry have been garnering media interest recently as the emissions-free generating sector continues to increase its world-wide installed capacity year after year after year. Siemens announced earlier in August that it had built, at 75 metres, the world’s largest rotor blade for wind turbines. By … Continue reading Largest wind turbine blades and offshore wind farm vessel ready

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