Category Archives: Other renewables

Renewable energy generation among India’s total electricity generation touched 13.2%

Rapid increases in installed capacity and favourable weather conditions pushed renewable energy generation in India to an all-time high earlier this year. In July 2017, the share of renewable energy generation among India’s total electricity generation and imports touched 13.2%, the highest ever in the country. Total electricity generation and imports in India during July … Continue reading Renewable energy generation among India’s total electricity generation touched 13.2%

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Would extra payments to coal and nuclear really solve any problem with the grid?

Does the latest push for extra payments to coal and nuclear electric generators really reflect a problem with the grid, or is it a “solution” to the “problem” of cheap electricity? Two weeks ago the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) was given a tight, 60-day timeline to act “before the winter heating season begins so … Continue reading Would extra payments to coal and nuclear really solve any problem with the grid?

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Windlab and Vestas partner on the world’s first utility-scale hybrid integrating wind energy, solar power and storage

A partnership between renewable energy industry leaders has announced the final details of a project that will help accelerate the transition to an energy mix led by renewable energy and aim to provide even more reliable and consistent renewable energy production adapted to energy demand and grid requirements. Developed by Australia’s international renewable energy company, … Continue reading Windlab and Vestas partner on the world’s first utility-scale hybrid integrating wind energy, solar power and storage

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Apple & GE Partner to Bring Predix Industrial Apps to iPhone & iPad

Apple® and GE today announced a partnership to deliver powerful industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to iPhone® and iPad®. The two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for iOS, which gives developers the tools to make their own powerful industrial … Continue reading Apple & GE Partner to Bring Predix Industrial Apps to iPhone & iPad

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Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power plant completes first month of operation, South Africa

The US$880 million Xina concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Pofadder, South Africa has successfully completed its first month of commercial operation. Mott MacDonald was lenders’ technical advisor during the project’s financing and construction stages and will now monitor operations in an ongoing role. Awarded during the third round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent … Continue reading Xina Solar One Concentrated Solar Power plant completes first month of operation, South Africa

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WindEurope’s CEO talks at VIND 2017 on the new rules of renewables

The Swedish wind energy association, Svensk Vindenergi, held its annual conference and exhibition on 11-12 October in Stockholm. This is the largest gathering of the wind industry in the Nordic region. The mood at the event was reasonably upbeat with a number of new onshore wind projects in Sweden having recently secured or being close … Continue reading WindEurope’s CEO talks at VIND 2017 on the new rules of renewables

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USTDA Supports Renewable Wind Energy in Vietnam Through U.S. Solutions

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 2 (PECC2), a leading Vietnamese power engineering company, to support development of a 100 megawatt (MW) wind farm in southern Vietnam. PECC2 selected DVN KEMA Renewables, Inc. (Seattle, WA) to carry out the project design and feasibility study.  DNV … Continue reading USTDA Supports Renewable Wind Energy in Vietnam Through U.S. Solutions

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EGP sells 1.7 GW projects to Mexican, Canadian investors

Enel, has agreed a US$1.35 billion deal to sell a group of Mexican wind and solar power plants to investors in both Canada and Mexico. EGP signed agreements to sell 80% of the share capital in a newly formed Mexican holding company to Canadian institutional investor Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and … Continue reading EGP sells 1.7 GW projects to Mexican, Canadian investors

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Wind power and solar energy could power business all over Europe

The private sector accounts for around half of Europe’s electricity consumption. Powering corporate consumers with renewable energy could deliver massive reductions in CO2 emissions, save businesses money and make it easier for people to invest in renewables. Large energy consumers such as chemical and aluminium producers, ICT and food & drink companies gathered in Brussels … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy could power business all over Europe

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Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), the new frontier for wind energy

Corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are the next big thing in the energy sector. Allowing corporates and industrial consumers to secure a supply of green electricity at a competitive price, they have the potential to deliver massive reductions of CO2.   PPAs have numerous economic benefits for wind energy generators and the wider industry. … Continue reading Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), the new frontier for wind energy

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Enel sells majority stake in 1.7 GW of renewables in Mexico

Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), acting through its renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power S.p.A. (“EGP”), signed agreements with the Canadian institutional investor Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”) and the investment vehicle of the leading Mexican pension funds CKD Infraestructura México S.A. de C.V. (“CKD IM”) for the sale of 80% of the share capital … Continue reading Enel sells majority stake in 1.7 GW of renewables in Mexico

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Dominion Energy Virginia to power new Facebook data center with renewable energy

Dominion Energy Virginia will add new solar generation to the power grid to serve a new state-of-the-art data center Facebook plans to build in suburban Richmond, Virginia. Facebook announced Thursday it has selected a location in eastern Henrico County as home to its eighth data center in the United States. This was made possible through … Continue reading Dominion Energy Virginia to power new Facebook data center with renewable energy

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Britain’s record on renewable energy supply

As one of the UK’s renewable energy chiefs has pointed out, electric cars won’t tackle climate change if they run off fossil fuels. Matthew Wright, managing director of Dong Energy UK, said that although plug-in cars could cut local air pollution, it would be a “pyrrhic victory” if they increased greenhouse gases from coal and … Continue reading Britain’s record on renewable energy supply

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EBRD unlocks extra funds for Kazakhstan renewable energy

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that a new funding allocation of up to US$110 million has been made available to help pay for the construction and operation of renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan. The money will be provided from the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF), which was established in … Continue reading EBRD unlocks extra funds for Kazakhstan renewable energy

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IEA report provides a bright outlook for renewables

Global renewable electricity generation is expected to grow by more than a third by 2022, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Renewables 2017 report released yesterday. It’ll be over 8,000 terawatts hours per year, equal to the total annual power consumption of China, India and Germany combined – and 30% of global power generation, … Continue reading IEA report provides a bright outlook for renewables

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Solar energy leads the charge in another record year for renewables

Boosted by a strong solar PV market, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, with almost 165 gigawatts (GW) coming online. This was another record year, largely as a result of booming solar PV deployment in China and around the world, driven by sharp cost reductions and … Continue reading Solar energy leads the charge in another record year for renewables

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Canada well-positioned to decarbonize, says wind energy association president

Canada is well-positioned to transition to a low-carbon economy as wind and solar projects will be the focus of energy investments over the next two decades, a national wind energy conference was told. Almost three quarters of new energy capacity investments in the country through 2040 will be for the two renewable energy sources, said … Continue reading Canada well-positioned to decarbonize, says wind energy association president

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DOE Seeks Expert Concentrated Solar Power R&D

The SunShot Initiative has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather insights about integrated data and analysis needs across the solar value chain. The goal is to better understand the information-related problems and questions that exist today for key solar stakeholders including manufacturers, project developers, financiers, engineering, procurement, and construction businesses, as well as … Continue reading DOE Seeks Expert Concentrated Solar Power R&D

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Gransolar (GRS) and ACCIONA Industrial is set to construct one of Australia’s largest photovoltaic plants

A joint venture between Gransolar (GRS) and ACCIONA Industrial, led by GRS, is set to construct one of Australia’s largest photovoltaic plants. The Lilyvale Solar Farm will have a capacity of 100 MWac, and the project will be carried out as a turnkey or EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract for global solar developer Fotowatio … Continue reading Gransolar (GRS) and ACCIONA Industrial is set to construct one of Australia’s largest photovoltaic plants

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Energy industry associations call on FERC to expand deliberative process before unprecedented rulemaking

A group of 11 energy industry associations representing natural gas, wind, solar, rural electric cooperatives, and other energy technologies today filed a motion at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) following the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing. In their motion, energy industry associations called on FERC to move forward with … Continue reading Energy industry associations call on FERC to expand deliberative process before unprecedented rulemaking

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