Category Archives: Other renewables

ACS wins 1,550 MW capacity at renewable energy auction in Spain

The government’s renewable capacity auction of about 3,000 MW, most of which was for solar power producers, was the second this year and is part of a drive to make sure 20 percent of all energy consumed in Spain by 2020 is from renewable sources.  Spanish construction company ACS has won 1,550 megawatts (MW) of … Continue reading ACS wins 1,550 MW capacity at renewable energy auction in Spain

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Renewable energy boosts national security, military preparedness

Jon Powers is an Iraq veteran and former Chief Sustainability Officer for the U.S. government. He’s also a founder of Operation Free, a coalition of former service members who “advocate for securing America with clean energy.” This month, he penned a pair of op-eds explaining why the armed forces look to renewable energy to strengthen … Continue reading Renewable energy boosts national security, military preparedness

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Google X visits the Gemasolar and Valle 1 and Valle 2 Concentrated Solar Power plants

The Google corporation, through its division X, has visited the thermoelectric solar installations of Gemasolar (Seville) and Valle 1 and Valle 2 (Cádiz), for which SENER has granted its own technology and it is owner through the company Torresol Energy, where it participates in 60%. Google X is the division of the technology giant Google … Continue reading Google X visits the Gemasolar and Valle 1 and Valle 2 Concentrated Solar Power plants

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Renewables on the grid: Market-based solutions support reliability

AWEA supports creating markets for grid reliability services as the most cost-effective way to ensure electric reliability. Renewable resources are already able to provide many of these grid reliability services as well as or better than conventional power plants. As shown in the following table, wind plants already exceed the reliability services contributed by conventional … Continue reading Renewables on the grid: Market-based solutions support reliability

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Renewables on the grid: Putting the negative-price myth to bed

New, comprehensive analysis of electricity market price data confirms that renewable energy policies are not directly factored into electricity market prices. Three years ago, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) rebutted arguments that occurrences of negative prices at nuclear plants in Illinois were frequently caused by wind energy. That “compelling” data led FERC Commissioner John … Continue reading Renewables on the grid: Putting the negative-price myth to bed

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ACCIONA Energía has signed an alliance with SACI Falabella

ACCIONA Energía has signed an alliance with SACI Falabella – the biggest retail store chain in Latin America – to supply almost 100 centers of its brands Sodimac, Falabella, Tottus and Open Plaza in Chile with renewable energy over the next few years. Through the alliance, the company is strengthening its line of business of … Continue reading ACCIONA Energía has signed an alliance with SACI Falabella

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Renewables in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the most efficient power market in Southeast Asia, driven by low-cost resources such as hydro and coal. The country has achieved almost 99 percent electrification with relatively low cost in comparison to neighboring countries, leading it to be a net energy exporter. With energy demand projected to increase by more than … Continue reading Renewables in Vietnam

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Google signs new PPA with Eneco

As the energy transition gathers pace, more and more corporates are procuring their energy from renewable energy suppliers. Just last week came the announcement of Google’s second power purchase agreement (PPA) with Eneco, one of the leading electricity providers in the Netherlands.   Under the terms of this PPA, Google will have exclusive access to … Continue reading Google signs new PPA with Eneco

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Large energy consumers hungry for green power

Google, Norsk Hydro and Facebook are leading the growing trend of major companies looking to secure reliable and competitive power from renewable energy and reduce the risks associated with fossil fuel-based power supply. 100 top companies including leading industrial players are already committing to procure 100% renewable power in the short term through Power Purchase … Continue reading Large energy consumers hungry for green power

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Large energy consumers hungry for green power

There is a growing trend of major companies looking to secure reliable and competitive power from renewable energy and reduce the risks associated with fossil fuel-based power supply. 100 top companies including leading industrial players are already committing to procure 100% renewable power in the short term through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The Chemicals industry … Continue reading Large energy consumers hungry for green power

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Nuclear power has taken a back seat to renewable sources of electricity for the first time

Electricity production from utility-scale renewable sources exceeded nuclear generation in March and April. That’s the first time renewable sources have outpaced nuclear since 1984. The growth in renewables has been fueled by scores of new wind turbines and solar farms. Recent increases in hydroelectric power as a result of heavy snow and rain in Western … Continue reading Nuclear power has taken a back seat to renewable sources of electricity for the first time

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Germany produced record 35 percent of power from renewable energy in first half

Germany raised the proportion of its power produced by renewable energy to 35 percent in the first half of 2017 from 33 percent the previous year, according to the BEE renewable energy association. Germany is aiming to phase out its nuclear power plants by 2022. Its renewable energy has been rising steadily over the last … Continue reading Germany produced record 35 percent of power from renewable energy in first half

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Renewable energies generated 37.7% of electricity in Spain in June 2017

Renewable energies generated 37.7% of electricity in Spain in June 2017. Wind power 18.2%, solar thermal 3.4% and photovoltaic solar power 4.6%. Generation of the month of May 2017 Peninsular demand for electricity in June is estimated at 21,681 GWh, 7.1% higher than in the same month of the previous year. Taking into account the … Continue reading Renewable energies generated 37.7% of electricity in Spain in June 2017

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AWEA statement on White House Energy Week

The following is a statement from Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on President Trump’s Energy Week remarks: “We support President Trump’s strategic vision to seek American energy dominance. The wind industry — America’s largest source of renewable energy capacity — stands ready to do our part implementing the President’s vision … Continue reading AWEA statement on White House Energy Week

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Ohio lawmakers fail to fix wind energy setback rule in budget

The Ohio House of Representatives has insisted upon removing an important fix to wind turbine setback policy from the state’s proposed biennial budget, after Senate lawmakers advanced a compromise measure last week. Adopted in 2014 with no public debate, Ohio’s current wind turbine setbacks are among the country’s most restrictive and have essentially functioned as … Continue reading Ohio lawmakers fail to fix wind energy setback rule in budget

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U.S. Conference of Mayors passes 100 percent renewable resolution

The U.S. Conference of Mayors, a bipartisan group representing 1,400 mayors across the country, just adopted a resolution to encourage cities to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. The move follows big 100 percent renewable announcements in recent months from cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Portland, Ore., and Salt Lake City. Many smaller municipalities, … Continue reading U.S. Conference of Mayors passes 100 percent renewable resolution

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ABB’s microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy

ABB will provide an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba integrate solar and wind energy, forecast and plan better and optimize operations in real-time, while meeting Aruba’s growing demand for electricity.  The island is … Continue reading ABB’s microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy

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WindEurope discusses how better weather and climate forecasting leads to smarter power system management

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed the fourth International Conference on Energy and Meteorology in Bari, Italy on 26 June This event discussed how the energy industry and the meteorological sector could enhance their collaboration, exchange further knowledge and develop tailored products and services for renewable energies. Dickson highlighted the common interests between wind and meteorology: … Continue reading WindEurope discusses how better weather and climate forecasting leads to smarter power system management

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A European power market designed to deliver a clean future for European citizens

Thirteen industry leaders and associations have launched today “Make Power Clean,” a joint initiative to promote a European electricity market designed to deliver cleaner energy for all. The European Union’s electricity market must become more flexible, secure and sustainable to put Europe on track for the energy transition. Avoiding that State aid, in the form … Continue reading A European power market designed to deliver a clean future for European citizens

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Northwest China’s Qinghai Province runs 7 days on renewable energy alone

Northwest China’s Qinghai Province has just run for seven straight days entirely on renewable energy. From June 17 to midnight of June 23, Qinghai used only wind, solar and hydro power stations. Quan Shengming, general manager of the provincial grid company, said during the period, electricity use was 1.1 billion kilowatt hours, equivalent to 535,000 … Continue reading Northwest China’s Qinghai Province runs 7 days on renewable energy alone

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