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Renault to provide DHL Express with electric vehicles

Renault will supply DHL France with a fleet of electric vehicles by 2015. A total 50 vehicles have already been confirmed. The first four which are Kangoo Z.E., will be delivered by the end of 2012. Renault already chose DHL in 2011 to manage the logistics of battery shipments to all Z.E. centres and expert … Continue reading Renault to provide DHL Express with electric vehicles

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Second life of lithium-ion batteries: Electric Car Batteries As Energy Storage Systems

“Energy storage batteries could be placed just before the end users — say 24 houses — and go on the grid during localized blackouts, peak (electric) usage and as a reserve for the grid,” said Neubauer, senior engineer for National Renewable Energy Laboratory of Golden, Colo. which is researching second-use capabilities for used lithium-ion car … Continue reading Second life of lithium-ion batteries: Electric Car Batteries As Energy Storage Systems

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Pattern Energy completes financing on the Ocotillo wind farm in Southern California

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced that it has closed the financing of its Ocotillo Wind project, a 265 megawatt (MW) wind power project that will utilize 112 Siemens 2.37 MW turbines. The financing is structured as a construction loan with a seven-year commercial bank tranche co-led by Deutsche Bank and RBC Capital Markets … Continue reading Pattern Energy completes financing on the Ocotillo wind farm in Southern California

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Wind energy in Canada: Vestas secures 533 MW of service contract renewals

Vestas has secured 10-year service agreements from International Power Canada covering 276 wind turbines at eight power plants in Canada. The service agreements, totalling 533 MW, include 335 MW for existing wind power plants in New Brunswick, Ontario and Prince Edward Island. It also encompasses 198 MW for two projects in Ontario that will be … Continue reading Wind energy in Canada: Vestas secures 533 MW of service contract renewals

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Photovoltaic: Solar Energy Sustainability

The search for market equilibrium is an elusive quest in the solar energy industry.  But the addiction to subsidies, carve-outs and other political favors has done little to improve the success potential for solar.  Quite the reverse, by creating the conditions that made possible and induced China to expand its aggressive export strategy of market … Continue reading Photovoltaic: Solar Energy Sustainability

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Samsung to build first offshore wind power plant in South Korea

To build the wind farm, Samsung Heavy will construct 14 wind turbines with a capacity of 7 megawatts by the end of 2014 in shallow waters off the coast of the island’s Daejeong County. Commercial operations of those wind power plants will start in 2015. “The power farm on Jeju Island will be the nation’s … Continue reading Samsung to build first offshore wind power plant in South Korea

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Wind energy in Sri Lanka: Five islands to receive solar energy and wind power

Initial work on these power projects has already commenced and will be completed by the end of next year. The power supply will benefit over 3,500 families in these islands. The Ministry of Power and Energy will provide solar energy and wind power to the Delft, Nainathivu, Nagadeepa, Analathivu and Elivathivu islands from January next … Continue reading Wind energy in Sri Lanka: Five islands to receive solar energy and wind power

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OPEC finances wind farm in Yemen

An agreement was signed between Yemen and the OPEC Fund for International Development for the financing and generation of electricity in Al-Mukha using wind energy. The cost of the wind power project is $20 million, and the agreement was signed by the Yemeni Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohammed Al-Sadi and the General Manager … Continue reading OPEC finances wind farm in Yemen

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Wind energy: In the April-September period, India added 851.35 MW

In the April-September period of 2012-13, India added 851.35 MW, against 1,402.66 MW in the same period a year ago. Fresh installations of wind energy capacity in India in the first six months of the current financial year have fallen by 40 per cent compared with capacity addition in the same period last year. The … Continue reading Wind energy: In the April-September period, India added 851.35 MW

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Mexican president inaugurates solar power plant

The plant is “the first in Mexico, the first in all of Latin America,” the president said, adding that it will serve as an experimental model for state-owned electric utility Comision Federal de Electricidad in its drive to develop renewable energy. Mexican President Felipe Calderon inaugurated a solar power plant that he touted as the … Continue reading Mexican president inaugurates solar power plant

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Solar power is future of Bangladesh

German Ambassador in Bangladesh Dr. Albrecht Conze spoke at the inaugural ceremony of the company as the chief guest at Emmanuelle’s Banquet Hall, Gulshan-1 here in the city. BANECO, a German-Bangladesh solar module assembling factory, started its operation in the country here Saturday, 13 October, 2012. BANECO Solar Module manufacturing factory is an affiliation of … Continue reading Solar power is future of Bangladesh

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Salazar approves nation’s largest wind farm

Power Company of Wyoming, LLC on Tuesday announced U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed a record of decision authorizing the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy site in Carbon County, Wyo. south of Rawlins. Colorado’s neighbor to the north may soon be home to the largest wind farm in the nation. “Wyoming, … Continue reading Salazar approves nation’s largest wind farm

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SEIA Statement on Dept. of Interior’s Solar Power PEIS Decision

Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and Shannon Eddy, executive director of the Large-scale Solar Association (LSA), released the following statement today in response to the Department of the Interior’s record of decision on the  Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands: “We thank … Continue reading SEIA Statement on Dept. of Interior’s Solar Power PEIS Decision

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Interior Department Rolls Out New Solar Power Program

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed a record of decision establishing a brand new program for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that will provide a comprehensive framework for managing the solar resources found on the public lands in six southwestern states. This is a remarkable accomplishment as few Interior Secretaries have established original initiatives without … Continue reading Interior Department Rolls Out New Solar Power Program

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Wind energy industry hails Ohio’s energy jobs initiative

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), representing 2,000 companies in all aspects of wind energy, is praising the state of Ohio’s new initiative to connect Ohioans seeking education and jobs in energy with specific training and employment opportunities that match their needs and interests.   OhioEnergyPathways.org features information about a variety of energy sectors, as … Continue reading Wind energy industry hails Ohio’s energy jobs initiative

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Obama Administration Approves Roadmap for Solar Power on Public Lands

Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 285,000 acres of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new government approach to renewable energy development in the West after years of delays and false starts. At a news conference in Las Vegas, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called the … Continue reading Obama Administration Approves Roadmap for Solar Power on Public Lands

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The Switch inks deal with german wind power developer

Wind energy developer PROKON has placed another order with The Switch for 10 units of direct-drive 3 MW permanent-magnet generator and full-power converters.  PROKON placed another order with The Switch for 10 units of direct-drive 3 MW permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converters (FPC). This contract follows a previous one for 2 direct-drive prototypes … Continue reading The Switch inks deal with german wind power developer

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Soitec completes delivery of 5 MW in solar power systems to Italy

Soitec (Euronext), a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, has completed delivery on a total of 5 megawatts (MW) of its Concentrix™ concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems to seven solar power plants throughout Italy. This latest sales news follows Soitec’s announcement in June that it had completed … Continue reading Soitec completes delivery of 5 MW in solar power systems to Italy

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