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Siemens to build EnBW Hohe See as first offshore wind power project with extended scope

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 01:00

Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project.

JDR Selected By US Wind to Supply Cables to US Offshore Wind Farms

2 hours 24 min ago
JDR CHOSEN BY US WIND INC. AS CABLE PARTNER : JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been selected by US Wind Inc., as the preferred cable partner for its first offshore wind project.

Saudi Renewables: Reset and Launch

9 hours 1 min ago

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer, is relaunching its renewable energy program. Recent government communications suggest a determination to press ahead rapidly.

India's New Solar Auction Lights the Way to Modi's Green Targets

9 hours 43 min ago

Record low Indian solar tariffs tendered at a groundbreaking auction may catalyze green investments and help tip the balance of new power to renewables and away from fossil fuels.


New Hydronium-ion Battery Presents Opportunity for Sustainable Grid-scale Storage

9 hours 53 min ago

Oregon State University on Monday said its scientists have developed a new type of battery that uses only hydronium ions as the charge carrier.



High-quality Components Deliver Bankability, Increase ROI

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:00

A minimal investment in high-quality components can have a big impact on a project’s bankability, improving the safety and efficiency of an installation and protecting its long-term health. The connectors and cabling in a solar PV system have always been vital to its safety and performance, even though they typically make up just 1.5 to 2 percent of the total overall cost of a project.


US Offshore Wind Farms Will Be Constructed by US Oil and Gas Experts

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 19:47

Jeff Grybowski is CEO of Deepwater Wind, the company that built the first offshore wind farm in the United States, currently generating energy off the coast of Rhode Island. He’s not at all concerned about finding the supply chain to construct his next project, the 90-MW Deepwater ONE South Fork wind farm, which was approved last month by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA).

“No, I’m not worried about it at all,” he said in an interview last fall at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore Wind Conference. 

Could Rising Seas Yield Common Ground? Exploring Opportunities for Climate Collaboration with the Trump Administration

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:39
In May 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump released his America First Energy Plan, including a number of measures to be taken within the first 100 days of his presidency. Broadly speaking, these commitments reflect the intent of the Trump administration to deregulate domestic U.S. energy production to drive private sector growth for coal, oil, and natural gas.


Europe to Lead Research Project for Energy Storage in Molten Silicon

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:47

The Technical University of Madrid last week said that it will work with seven European R&D institutions to develop a new generation of ultra-compact energy storage devices based in molten silicon and solid state heat-to-power converters.



Sonnen Plans US Expansion for Home Battery Backup

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:24

Sonnen GmbH, a German manufacturer of batteries for residential and commercial energy storage, plans to combine research and manufacturing at a new facility in Atlanta as part of a U.S. expansion.



Pruitt Confirmed as EPA Administrator

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 19:53

The U.S. Senate today approved Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Xcel Energy Partners with FAA on Utility Drone Technology

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 19:15

Xcel Energy announced today a partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration to research the safe operation of drone technology to inspect critical infrastructure.

Race for Home Power Storage Pits British Startup Against Tesla

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:54

A U.K. energy-storage startup is aiming to take on Tesla Inc. in the competition to outfit homes with affordable backup battery power.

BP Weighing Upgrade of US Wind Turbines

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:34
BP Plc is weighing plans to update as many as 200 of its U.S. wind turbines with newer, higher-capacity equipment, a move that would represent the company’s biggest investment in renewable energy since its last wind farm came online in 2012.


Environmental Regulation in the Age of Trump — Knot as Easy as They Thought

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:59
There is a lot of speculation surrounding the Trump administration’s intentions toward clean energy and environment policies and programs. Rumors abound of slashing budgets, firing personnel, gagging anyone left standing and ultimately dismantling EPA and federal renewable energy programs at the Department of Energy and elsewhere.


Listen Up: Backup Power

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:07

We’re in the middle of winter — and there’s some serious precipitation. It’s snowing in much of the country, and California is finally getting a lot of rain. Although these storms are good for replenishing our water supplies, wind, rain and snow are the biggest causes of power failures.


Improving Sustainability with Solar, Wind, and Waves

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:53
Switching to renewable energy is one of the best ways to save money on your electricity bills while also helping the planet. Thanks to an increased focus on renewable energy generation around the world, we now have the technology to harness energy from the sun, the wind, and even the ocean. Read on to learn more about these renewable energies and the potential each has to improve sustainability around the world.


Geothermal, Small Wind Among Technologies to Benefit Under New Tax Credit Legislation

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:09
Reps. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) this week reintroduced legislation that would extend through 2021 commercial and residential installation tax credits for geothermal heat pumps, fuel cells, microturbines, small wind and combined heat and power, according to the Geothermal Exchange Organization.


Renewables — Profiting in the Era of Drones

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:02

In the modern age of solar 4.5 MW is not a big power plant, generally occupying less than 50 acres of land. But from the perspective of a field technician, size is all relative.

Update: Virginia Senate Passes Pumped Storage Bill, Moves to Governor for Signature

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 22:02

As a result of the Virginia Senate passing HB 1760 with only one no vote, the bill has moved to Governor Terry McAuliffe for signature.