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AWEA 2016 Showcases Knowledge Transfer from Offshore Oil and Gas to Wind

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 23:58

On Monday in New Orleans at the AWEA WINDPOWER 2016 conference, experts from the offshore oil and gas and offshore wind industry gathered to learn how the two sectors can work together to help the burgeoning offshore wind industry in the U.S.

Trend Toward Energy Storage for Frequency Regulation in UK Will Continue, IHS Says

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 21:22

U.K. utility National Grid is turning to energy storage for frequency regulation — a trend that IHS says “will continue in the coming years.”

Report: Solar+Storage Could Eliminate Electric Bills for California’s Affordable Housing Properties

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 19:28

Under current utility rate tariffs in California, solar plus energy storage could all but eliminate electric bills for the owners of affordable housing properties, according to a new report.

The Solar Partnership Flip: Part II

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 17:09

With the background I provided in part one of this article on safe harbors and tax credits — Solar Partnership Flip – Alive and Well in 2016: Part I — we can now look at the partnership flip and its relationship with the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).

BMW South Africa Rolls Out Solar Carport

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:54

BMW South Africa on May 20 unveiled its first solar carport that will be rolled out locally starting in July.

Viva La Revolución: Giving Power to the People with Distributed Generation

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:17

There is a revolution underway. The energy industry is undergoing a radical transfer of power from the generator to the consumer. But as another famous revolutionary, Che Guevara said, “the revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.”

Wind Power Project Management – Study Possibilities at Campus Gotland

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 20:23

In the wind industry, there is a need not only for people who make turbines larger and larger, but also for people who manage all the phases of wind project realization.

New Biomass Plant to Provide Heat to Two Health Facilities in Prince Edward Island

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 17:29

A new biomass system fueled by woodchips will begin providing heat to two health facilities this year in Prince Edward Island (PE), the provincial government said on May 20.

Solar Partnership Flip – Alive and Well in 2016: Part I

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:10

Stray reports since last summer that partnership flips are not permitted under the Internal Revenue Code in solar transactions have confused some developers and investors. As it turns out, the reports of the partnership flip’s demise for solar transactions are “greatly exaggerated.”

Greek Wind Power Industry Remains Strong Despite Debt Crisis

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 19:46

Wind power is blowing back against a fifth year of contracting Greek credit as banks keep funding renewable energy projects that deliver secure cash flows.

Argentina Auction Seeks to Spur $2 Billion in Clean-Power Spending

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 18:13

Argentina set rules for its first planned auction for renewable energy, an event that’s expected to spur as much as 1 GW of new capacity led by wind and solar farms.

Ormat Signs $36 Million in Contracts for Te Ahi O Maui Geothermal Project

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 17:36

Ormat Technologies on May 19 said it has secured contracts worth $36 million for work at Eastland Group’s Te Ahi O Maui geothermal project in New Zealand.

The Big Question Day 1: What Opportunities Exist for Technology Transfer from Offshore Oil and Gas to the Offshore Wind Industry?

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 16:54

The parallels between offshore oil and wind are plenty. Each technology requires anchoring heavy equipment to the seabed or figuring out how to stabilize it through flotation.

How Iceland’s Energy Start-ups and Innovations Make it a Developer’s Dream Location

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 15:57

Iceland has a uniquely stable power grid, an abundance of 100 percent renewable power and a booming start-up culture. Altogether, Iceland is the dream location for an energy developer eager to step outside of the box.

Cemig kicks off 2016 with strong investment in hydropower

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 20:49

Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (Cemig) of Brazil recently released its first quarter earnings and revealed it has already spent almost half of its forecast investment total for 2016, spending BRL2.15 billion (US$610 million) from January to March, according to BNamericas.

Obama’s Modest Biofuel Quota for 2017 Blasted by Producers

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 18:57

The Obama administration tried to strike a cautious compromise Wednesday in setting quotas for a controversial renewable fuels program that pits Big Oil against Corn Belt interests. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed compelling refiners to blend 18.8 billion gallons of biofuel into the U.S. gasoline and diesel supply next year.

Top states for renewable energy

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 17:22

GE Looks to Power, Renewable Energy as Oil Slump Crimps Profits

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 15:29

General Electric Co.’s top executive sees power generation and renewable energy buoying profits as the industrial giant struggles with persistent challenges in the oil and gas market.

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