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Software Is Changing The Solar Power Industry: Here’s 5 Reasons Why SOFTWARE IS CHANGING THE SOLAR POWER INDUSTRY: HERE’S 5 REASONS WHY

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Oct 10, 2019

Managing and controlling energy by monitoring energy consuming devices can be a daunting task since one will be required to manually pinpoint these devices and design ways of minimizing their energy consumption. The good thing is the fact that with advanced technology, companies have embarked on an ...

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How Much Electricity Does A Solar Panel Produce? HOW MUCH ELECTRICITY DOES A SOLAR PANEL PRODUCE?

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Oct 10, 2019

While how much one panel produces depends on a few factors (we’ll go over that in a little bit), even giving a general answer comes down to the panel you chose. Each solar panel is tested by its manufacturer to determine how much electricity it will produce in the best-case scenario, or peak sun (al...

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How Solar Panels Results in More Productivity in Agricultural Land? HOW SOLAR PANELS RESULTS IN MORE PRODUCTIVITY IN AGRICULTURAL LAND?

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Oct 10, 2019

Solar energy utilizes various technologies to generate electricity. Most homes or businesses fix photovoltaic panels to intercept light from the sun. On the other hand, large solar units use lenses and mirrors to focus on tiny areas, thus converting tremendous heat into electricity. Such technologie...

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Why nuclear-powered energy is currently the truly green option WHY NUCLEAR-POWERED ENERGY IS CURRENTLY THE TRULY GREEN OPTION

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Oct 09, 2019

Nuclear power is being phased out globally. This is an ecological disaster. In 1993, 17 per cent of global electricity was generated by nuclear power. Today it is just 11 per cent, despite becoming safer and more efficient. Germany is the latest to turn against nuclear energy. In 2011, Germany decid...

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Is nuclear power the future of green energy? IS NUCLEAR POWER THE FUTURE OF GREEN ENERGY?

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Oct 08, 2019

It’s tempting to think that economic growth makes climate change inevitable, and that the only solution is to back off before nature loses all patience and does to us what it did to the Bahamas. Total energy use in America has been flat for about ten years — our carbon emissions are declining,” he n...

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Can We Really Reach These Big Green Goals? CAN WE REALLY REACH THESE BIG GREEN GOALS?

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Oct 08, 2019

How fast the US adopts renewable energy and electric vehicles is likely to influence microgrid growth. So where are renewables and EVs heading? Are the big goals we hear about just aspiration or are they destination? Hawaii, Maine, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are pursuing 100% renewables. A...

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What Are the Costs and Values of Wind and Solar Power? How Are They Changing? WHAT ARE THE COSTS AND VALUES OF WIND AND SOLAR POWER? HOW ARE THEY CHANGING?

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Oct 08, 2019

Recent US market data for wind and solar power appear to show strong prospects for both technologies. 41.8 GW of wind capacity is either under construction or in advanced development, and the contracted pipeline for utility-scale solar projects has reached 37.9 GW. These are record levels, indicatin...

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What are solar storage batteries and how can I use them? WHAT ARE SOLAR STORAGE BATTERIES AND HOW CAN I USE THEM?

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Oct 07, 2019

These are just some of the many and completely valid reasons why a consumer might have chosen not to install a solar pv system in the past. Now though, there are no such excuses not to save your home or business thousands of pounds, and contribute towards a cleaner, greener environment. Recent adva...

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AI-POWERED REINFORCEMENT LEARNING TRANSFORMING ENERGY AND RENEWABLES SPACE AI-POWERED REINFORCEMENT LEARNING TRANSFORMING ENERGY AND RENEWABLES SPACE

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Oct 05, 2019

Artificial Intelligence has created a great hype in recent years. In some industries it is living up to it but its deployment in certain industries has been less touted. As it stands now, AI algorithms fuel the transport apps like Uber and Waze, digital assistants, commercial flights’ autopilot and ...

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Honda Announces Major Investments in Renewables HONDA ANNOUNCES MAJOR INVESTMENTS IN RENEWABLES

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Oct 04, 2019

Honda Motor Co. announced a major renewable power deal for its manufacturing plants in Ohio, Indiana and Alabama. The automaker said it would acquire the power from wind and solar farms in Oklahoma and Texas, and aim to increase its renewable energy consumption from 21 percent of its current portfol...

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U.S. Manufacturers Are Helping Build Our Clean Energy Future U.S. MANUFACTURERS ARE HELPING BUILD OUR CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

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Oct 04, 2019

SEIA laid out a bold vision for solar in the 2020s, unveiling the specific steps the industry will need to take for solar to reach 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. We are calling this goal the Solar+ Decade, and to achieve it, we’ll need to add nearly 400 gigawatts (GW) of solar in the ne...

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Is Nuclear Energy Still Viable? IS NUCLEAR ENERGY STILL VIABLE?

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Oct 03, 2019

There are about 450 nuclear reactors in the world. The United States generates the most energy using nuclear power plants followed by France, China, Russia, and South Korea. Nuclear energy supplies about 11 percent of the world's electricity. Nuclear energy is produced by splitting atoms to release ...

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How the U.S. Could Have an All-Renewable Energy Grid HOW THE U.S. COULD HAVE AN ALL-RENEWABLE ENERGY GRID

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Oct 02, 2019

The main solution to climate change is well known – stop burning fossil fuels. How to do this is more complicated, but as a scholar who does energy modeling, I and others see the outlines of a post-fossil-fuel future: We make electricity with renewable sources and electrify almost everything. That m...

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How can switching to renewables improve business? HOW CAN SWITCHING TO RENEWABLES IMPROVE BUSINESS?

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Oct 02, 2019

In 2019 businesses are constantly looking at how they can increase their sustainability in order to boost not only their reputation but their bottom line too. For those that have been drawing from the same source for decades, it can seem inconvenient or unnecessarily costly to make the switch. Howev...

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Can the world run 100% on renewable energy? CAN THE WORLD RUN 100% ON RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Sep 30, 2019

When it comes to powering the world with only renewable energy, a more convenient question will be; “Will there be enough will to power the world through renewables alone?” We’re actually in the middle of a gold rush because our true gold tends to be the fossil fuels. But by the very nature of fuels...

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Can Growth in Sustainable Energy Reduce Natural Resources Overspend? CAN GROWTH IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REDUCE NATURAL RESOURCES OVERSPEND?

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Sep 30, 2019

Globally, we are consuming resources faster than the Earth can replenish them. If we think of these resources — such as timber, water, and clean air — like an allowance, then we spent our allotment for 2019 on July 29. We are over-fishing, extracting, mining, polluting, depleting, and harvesting res...

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Duke Energy Renewables announces second power purchase agreement for Frontier Windpower II DUKE ENERGY RENEWABLES ANNOUNCES SECOND POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR FRONTIER WINDPOWER II

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Sep 29, 2019

Duke Energy Renewables has lined up another major purchaser for energy it will produce through an expansion of its Frontier Windpower project in Kay County. The company announced this week that AT&T has signed a 15-year, 160-megawatt virtual power purchase agreement with it, boosting claims on the a...

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Here’s a Renewable Energy Company Taking on the World HERE’S A RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY TAKING ON THE WORLD

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Sep 29, 2019

Renewable energy. It is on everyone’s hearts and minds. It is the way of the future and it is Northland Power Inc.’s (TSX:NPI) everyday and everything. Northland Power owns and operates renewable facilities that generate 2,014 megawatts of electricity, with an additional 399 megawatts of capacity un...

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How Solar Power Market is Growing Worldwide? HOW SOLAR POWER MARKET IS GROWING WORLDWIDE?

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Sep 26, 2019

The advancements in photovoltaic technology in recent years have boded well for the global solar power market. Growing awareness of the adverse effects of pollution and minimizing greenhouse gases have contributed to the demand for solar power across the world. Furthermore, increasing efforts toward...

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How Hawaii has built momentum to become a renewable energy leader HOW HAWAII HAS BUILT MOMENTUM TO BECOME A RENEWABLE ENERGY LEADER

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Sep 26, 2019

David Bissell’s Toyota Tundra crunches to a stop in the reddish dirt and gravel road as the first heads appear in the grass. A few sheep come into view, but, startled by the trucks, they skitter away through the unruly vegetation surrounding a network of solar panels. After a few moments, they calm ...

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Is This The Next Big Thing In Solar? IS THIS THE NEXT BIG THING IN SOLAR?

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Sep 26, 2019

Solar power installations out in the open are a common sight in many parts of the world, but how about household solar generators? A team of Swedish and Chinese scientists recently reported this might become part of our future after they successfully converted indoor light to electricity using organ...

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Renewable energy advantageous for U.S. RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVANTAGEOUS FOR U.S.

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Sep 25, 2019

Nearly two weeks ago, a pair of oil production facilities in Saudi Arabia were the target of attacks on the Middle Eastern country. Though Houthi rebels in Yemen have taken credit, it is believed that Iran is behind the attacks. The attacks consisted of a small number of drones and cruise missiles t...

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Nuclear energy too slow, too expensive to save climate NUCLEAR ENERGY TOO SLOW, TOO EXPENSIVE TO SAVE CLIMATE

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Sep 24, 2019

Nuclear power is losing ground to renewables in terms of both cost and capacity as its reactors are increasingly seen as less economical and slower to reverse carbon emissions, an industry report said. In mid-2019, new wind and solar generators competed efficiently against even existing nuclear pow...

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Solar can cover 20% of US energy needs in the next decade SOLAR CAN COVER 20% OF US ENERGY NEEDS IN THE NEXT DECADE

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Sep 24, 2019

While it may seem like an ambitious and overly lofty plan, leaders in the solar energy industry say they believe a variety of strategies will help get them to their goal of producing 20 percent of the U.S. energy demand in about a decade from now. As of 2018, renewable energy accounted for 17% of en...

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Can nuclear power help save us from climate change? CAN NUCLEAR POWER HELP SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE?

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Sep 23, 2019

Globally, nuclear power is on the skids. Its contribution to electricity generation is in a free fall, dropping from a mid-1990s peak of about 18% of worldwide electricity capacity to 10% today, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The agency expects the downward spiral to continue, h...

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Where Is Next for Technology and Renewable Energy? WHERE IS NEXT FOR TECHNOLOGY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Sep 22, 2019

Ahead of the start of weeklong global climate change protests that began on Sept. 20, Amazon, Google, AT&T and other technology companies pledged unprecedented new commitments to renewable energy. And yet, despite criticism regarding a lack of action from employees and students, Amazon, Google and m...

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Can the entire world run on renewables? CAN THE ENTIRE WORLD RUN ON RENEWABLES?

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Sep 22, 2019

The extensive study lays out renewable energy roadmaps – an overview of the mix of resources each individual country needs to transition completely away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. It covers 139 countries that are responsible for 99 percent of global carbon emissions. Overall, their analy...

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Where Solar Energy Is Booming in the U.S. WHERE SOLAR ENERGY IS BOOMING IN THE U.S.

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Sep 22, 2019

The solar market has seen ebbs and flows over the past decade, and right now, utility-scale solar appears to be the hottest business in town. As the pipeline grows, developers and solar manufacturers have a lot riding on who is winning projects. Tens of billions of dollars are at stake over the next...

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Duke Energy, American Electric Power Separately Seeking to Go Net-Zero Carbon by 2050 DUKE ENERGY, AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER SEPARATELY SEEKING TO GO NET-ZERO CARBON BY 2050

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Sep 19, 2019

Two formidable U.S. coal power generators this week separately revised their carbon dioxide emissions reduction targets. Duke Energy announced it would achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. American Electric Power (AEP), meanwhile, said it would extend its target from 60% to 70% from 2000 level...

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Clean energy rapidly becoming cheaper than fossil fuels CLEAN ENERGY RAPIDLY BECOMING CHEAPER THAN FOSSIL FUELS

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Sep 19, 2019

Renewable energy is rapidly growing cheaper than fossil fuels in more areas of the world — transforming the conversation around switching from environmental benefits to economic gains. Michael Milken, chairman of think tank Milken Institute, told CNBC at the Milken Institute Asia Summit in Singapore...

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The future of sustainability: recycling carbon through the power of the sun THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY: RECYCLING CARBON THROUGH THE POWER OF THE SUN

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Sep 18, 2019

The Trump administration proposed the weakening of vehicle emission regulations, causing concern for climate advocates. This follows its decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement, signed in 2015, which sets specific goals to combat climate change and lower carbon emissions globally. The central ...

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Energy efficiency and the fight against climate change ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

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Sep 18, 2019

Investments in renewable energy have exceeded $1 trillion over the past three years. Solar and wind, along with hydro and geothermal systems, are providing low-cost alternatives to fossil fuel-based energy. With the rapid fall in the cost of energy storage, the prospect of transitioning grids to ful...

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Nuclear is safe, perception is the problem NUCLEAR IS SAFE, PERCEPTION IS THE PROBLEM

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Sep 18, 2019

NUCLEAR POWER CAN BE A VIABLE OPTION TO INCLUDE IN THE PHILIPPINES’S ENERGY MIX AS IT IS A SAFE CHOICE IN CONTRAST WITH THE PUBLIC’S PERCEPTION. This was what Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) Director Carlo Arcilla said during the panel discussion in this year’s Powertrends on Septembe...

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Will Hawaii lead the renewable revolution? WILL HAWAII LEAD THE RENEWABLE REVOLUTION?

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Sep 17, 2019

Hawaii has positioned itself as a pioneer in the quest to move toward a future free of fossil fuels. How it deals with obstacles in its path to 100% renewable energy could hold lessons for the rest of the U.S. David Bissell’s Toyota Tundra crunches to a stop in the reddish dirt and gravel road as th...

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Why Nuclear Could be a Better Clean Energy Source to Meet World’s Energy Needs WHY NUCLEAR COULD BE A BETTER CLEAN ENERGY SOURCE TO MEET WORLD’S ENERGY NEEDS

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Sep 17, 2019

The world’s energy demand is massive. Electricity demands continues to grow, but one billion people still live in the dark. There is a clean substitute that could meet this challenge, which is Nuclear energy. The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), in an annual gathering of energy ministers from 26 coun...

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Solar Industry Unsatisfied With Proposed SMART Reforms in Massachusetts SOLAR INDUSTRY UNSATISFIED WITH PROPOSED SMART REFORMS IN MASSACHUSETTS

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Sep 16, 2019

The state plans to expand its solar incentive program by 50 percent. The industry wants more. When Massachusetts launched its latest solar incentive, the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART), in November 2018, the industry welcomed it with a deluge of applications. Amid intense developer int...

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Optimizing the Future of Energy With AI OPTIMIZING THE FUTURE OF ENERGY WITH AI

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Sep 15, 2019

As global energy demands increase at exponential rates, many scientists have started turning to renewable energy sources as a feasible and reliable alternative to fossil fuels and other conventional sources that continue to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Although over the years renewa...

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How America Thwarted a Giant ‘Extension Cord’ for Renewables HOW AMERICA THWARTED A GIANT ‘EXTENSION CORD’ FOR RENEWABLES

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Sep 13, 2019

America is a place where if you can dream something — no matter how big or ambitious — you can do it. Unless you’re trying to string 700 miles of high-voltage transmission lines to bring wind power from Oklahoma to Tennessee. Our guest this week is Russell Gold, author of a new book about the saga...

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What’s the Right Balance of Energy, Security and Sustainability? WHAT’S THE RIGHT BALANCE OF ENERGY, SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY?

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Sep 12, 2019

An energy transition is unfolding around the world. In efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and air pollution, governments are installing increasing amounts of wind and solar. Since 2000, renewable installations in the power sector have risen from 20 GW per year to around 160 GW per year and n...

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California’s initiatives to overcome its challenges in the sun CALIFORNIA’S INITIATIVES TO OVERCOME ITS CHALLENGES IN THE SUN

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Sep 11, 2019

California is embracing energy storage as a reliability solution for an electrical grid that’s adopting more renewable, intermittent generation. Public agencies such as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have set ambitious energy storage targets while companies across the state are develo...

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Another Huge Renewable Energy Park Proposed For South Australia ANOTHER HUGE RENEWABLE ENERGY PARK PROPOSED FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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Sep 11, 2019

The Adelaide Advertiser reports (paywall) French company Neoen will announce “Goyder South”, which is to be constructed in the Burra region. The Advertiser states the total project involves 1200MW of wind power, 600MW of solar energy capacity and 900MW of battery storage. The first stage will be one...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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Solar power to be world’s largest power source by 2035 SOLAR POWER TO BE WORLD’S LARGEST POWER SOURCE BY 2035

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Sep 10, 2019

Solar power is set to become the world’s largest source of power by 2035 as the cost of renewables falls, a new report has found. Publishing its fourth annual analysis of global energy trends, the renewable energy company Statkraft said that solar PV is already the world’s fastest-growing energy sou...

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Why Floating Solar Is Essential For Our Future WHY FLOATING SOLAR IS ESSENTIAL FOR OUR FUTURE

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Sep 09, 2019

Solar power is already an important energy source and this will only continue to grow in popularity. With the introduction of floating solar now commonly being used to create solar farms, this demonstrates how much we could rely on floating solar in the future. Our blog looks into why floating solar...

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What to do about Massachusetts’ Sputtering Solar Market? WHAT TO DO ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS’ SPUTTERING SOLAR MARKET?

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Sep 09, 2019

With solar installations down dramatically in Massachusetts, a national advocacy group is calling for the state to triple its solar energy target to 4,800 MW. In a new report, Vote Solar says that the policy change is crucial if the state expects to meet its clean energy goals and generate solar job...

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How to profit from green energy, reducing waste and boosting recycling HOW TO PROFIT FROM GREEN ENERGY, REDUCING WASTE AND BOOSTING RECYCLING

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Sep 05, 2019

The desire to look after the planet better has led to a huge rise in interest in drawing more of the energy we use from renewable and less polluting sources. Yet, for investors this presents a conundrum. The old energy sector - represented by oil, gas, coal and electricity – has been a rich source ...

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THE CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES INTO OFF-GRID POWER SYSTEMS THE CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES INTO OFF-GRID POWER SYSTEMS

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Sep 04, 2019

Off-grid power systems in remote areas generate most of their electricity from fossil fuels. However, these fuels are expensive and have a very negative impact on the environment. Integrating renewable energy sources, like solar and wind power, is an environmentally-friendly solution to the energy n...

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Why Australia Is About to Beat Its Renewable Energy Target WHY AUSTRALIA IS ABOUT TO BEAT ITS RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET

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Sep 04, 2019

Australia is about to meet its renewable energy goals at lightning speed. The Clean Energy Regulator, the government body responsible for overseeing the targets, announced Wednesday that it has given the thumbs-up to enough energy capacity to meet its target for large-scale grid projects. The goal w...

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Why California May Go Nuclear WHY CALIFORNIA MAY GO NUCLEAR

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Sep 04, 2019

A California state legislator introduced an amendment to the state’s constitution that would classify nuclear energy as “renewable.” If the amendment passes, it would likely result in the continued operation of the state’s last nuclear plant, Diablo Canyon, well past 2025, its current closure date....

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Could Renewable and Nuclear Energy Be the Key to Fighting Climate Change? COULD RENEWABLE AND NUCLEAR ENERGY BE THE KEY TO FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE?

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Sep 03, 2019

One reason nuclear energy is less popular than other forms of energy, Poneman says, is because a country building a nuclear reactor must enter a 100-year customer relationship with a separate country that enriches uranium or it must enrich its own uranium. An Assured Nuclear Fuel Services Initiative...

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How renewables, natural gas and flat demand led to a drop in CO2 emissions from the U.S. power sector HOW RENEWABLES, NATURAL GAS AND FLAT DEMAND LED TO A DROP IN CO2 EMISSIONS FROM THE U.S. POWER SECTOR

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Sep 03, 2019

Decarbonizing the power sector in the United States will be critical to achieving the goal of a 100% clean economy by 2050 – especially since reaching “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions across the economy means that other energy-using sectors such as buildings and transport will increasingly need t...

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Can Technology Drive Sustainability? CAN TECHNOLOGY DRIVE SUSTAINABILITY?

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Sep 02, 2019

Fortunately, demand for sustainable technology is providing incentives to organizations working on a host of new technologies that promise to create a more sustainable future. Here are some of the technologies under heavy development to keep an eye on. Carbon dioxide has been identified as the prima...

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USC To Save $100 Million With Solar + Energy Storage USC TO SAVE $100 MILLION WITH SOLAR + ENERGY STORAGE

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Aug 30, 2019

Queensland Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham “flicked the switch” on the University of the Sunshine Coast’s major solar and energy storage rollout yesterday – a project set to save USC a big bundle of bucks. 6,000 solar panels have been installed across the USC campus at Sippy Downs, with a collecti...

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How Smart Grid Technology Is Driving Renewable Energy HOW SMART GRID TECHNOLOGY IS DRIVING RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Aug 29, 2019

The concept of smart grid technology is contributing to the rise in renewable energy as grid integration becomes a key component in making that happen. Renewable energy, whether produced by regional utilities or self-contained enterprises, is thriving, and IoT infrastructure and related technologies...

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What Would Happen if the World Actually Ran on Renewable Energy? WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE WORLD ACTUALLY RAN ON RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Aug 28, 2019

The main solution to climate change is well known — stop burning fossil fuels. How to do this is more complicated, but as a scholar who does energy modeling, I and others see the outlines of a post-fossil-fuel future: We make electricity with renewable sources and electrify almost everything. That m...

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States March toward 100% Clean Energy–Who’s Next? STATES MARCH TOWARD 100% CLEAN ENERGY–WHO’S NEXT?

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Aug 28, 2019

One year ago this week, the California legislature passed landmark legislation committing the state’s power providers to supplying 60% of their electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and setting a target of 100% clean, or carbon-free, power by mid century. It was a bold action that significantly ...

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Florida lawmakers try again for 100-percent clean energy by 2050 FLORIDA LAWMAKERS TRY AGAIN FOR 100-PERCENT CLEAN ENERGY BY 2050

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Aug 27, 2019

The Amazon is burning, Trump skipped out on the G7 climate change meeting, and the rise in global temperatures is helping a flesh-eating bacteria spread. All in all, not a great week for planet Earth. As legislators try to combat climate change on a global and national scale, Florida lawmakers are...

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Researchers Develop A Better Way To Harness The Power Of Solar Panels RESEARCHERS DEVELOP A BETTER WAY TO HARNESS THE POWER OF SOLAR PANELS

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Aug 27, 2019

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduces the volume of power currently being w...

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Solar power could replace all US hydro dams using ‘just 13% of the space’ SOLAR POWER COULD REPLACE ALL US HYDRO DAMS USING ‘JUST 13% OF THE SPACE’

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Aug 26, 2019

Banks of solar panels would be able to replace every electricity-producing dam in the US using just 13% of the space, according to a new study. The researchers say this “surprisingly modest” figure provides a “tantalising” vision of what could be achieved if the nation phased out a power source that...

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Unlocking Renewable Energy for All UNLOCKING RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR ALL

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Aug 26, 2019

When I joined Google, in 2007, wind and solar were still nascent technologies, often too expensive to make business sense for most companies. Today, though, we’re living in a whole different world. Clean energy is outcompeting fossil fuels on grids around the globe and companies and organizations ar...

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Offshore wind farm to be built in Massachusetts OFFSHORE WIND FARM TO BE BUILT IN MASSACHUSETTS

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Aug 22, 2019

Vineyard Wind have announced that company shareholders have affirmed a commitment to deliver a proposed 800 MW wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts, albeit with a delayed project schedule. This decision follows the 9 August determination by the US Department of the Interior (DOI) to significant...

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Storage developer buys into Texas wind STORAGE DEVELOPER BUYS INTO TEXAS WIND

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Aug 22, 2019

The portfolio of projects has been acquired from Exelon, a Fortune 100 company deeply involved in conventional energy, especially nuclear, and which is divesting from some of its renewable projects. Glidepath says it will be able to optimise the performance of the wind facilities with on-site batte...

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Why Warm Weather Is Bad For Solar Panels WHY WARM WEATHER IS BAD FOR SOLAR PANELS

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Aug 22, 2019

Solar power has emerged as the dominant renewable source of energy in many places with a lot of sunny days during any given year. One would think solar would flourish even more spectacularly as the Earth warms—which is what all reports on the topic warn about—but, according to a new study, one would...

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Renewable electricity is the solution to the climate crisis RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY IS THE SOLUTION TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS

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Aug 21, 2019

This year at Doane, the Climate Reality Project Campus Corps of Doane University are working to help Doane commit to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030. There are a number of benefits to pursuing this: lower costs, lower environmental impact, first in the state, etc. Doane was not only the first sch...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple language...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets.  You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design).  But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in this race. You are one ...

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Wind And Solar Gaining Edge Over Natural Gas WIND AND SOLAR GAINING EDGE OVER NATURAL GAS

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Aug 20, 2019

A new U.S. Dept. of Energy study shows that the cost of generating more power through wind turbines is cheaper now than buying fuel at an expected price from an equivalent natural gas plant. That means wind will become even more competitive in capturing more power capacity in coming years with natur...

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What commercial solar project managers need to know to add storage to their offerings WHAT COMMERCIAL SOLAR PROJECT MANAGERS NEED TO KNOW TO ADD STORAGE TO THEIR OFFERINGS

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Aug 20, 2019

With many solar companies getting involved in storage projects, it is crucial that the project team understands the differences between the two technologies. Good project managers use their previous solar experience to anticipate risks that could derail their commercial solar-plus-storage budgets an...

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Why We Still Need the Solar ITC WHY WE STILL NEED THE SOLAR ITC

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Aug 20, 2019

The solar ITC currently calls for a 30 percent tax credit for installed solar systems. However, it is scheduled to step down to 26 percent next year. The ITC will then fall to 22 percent in 2021, and permanently go down to 10 percent for commercial and zero percent for residential in 2022. The reduc...

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Wind, Solar & Garbage-to-Energy on Maui? WIND, SOLAR & GARBAGE-TO-ENERGY ON MAUI?

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Aug 19, 2019

Wind and solar energy combined with storage are the cheapest forms of electricity in Hawai`i. There have been efforts to diversify the renewable energy mix by adding a garbage-to-energy facility on Maui and a forest-to-energy facility on the Big Island. Anaergia, a subsidiary UTS Bioenergy, sought t...

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Time to move away from Natural Gas - Let’s embrace new and existing renewable energy technologies TIME TO MOVE AWAY FROM NATURAL GAS - LET’S EMBRACE NEW AND EXISTING RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

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Aug 19, 2019

I believe that we can significantly reduce our reliance on natural gas by utilising the renewable energy technologies that we already have. Traditionally the problem with renewables has been around intermittency, output and cost. They have been unable to produce electricity consistently for long per...

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Indonesia should put more energy into renewable power INDONESIA SHOULD PUT MORE ENERGY INTO RENEWABLE POWER

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Aug 19, 2019

Air pollution is worsening in Jakarta and West Java, while tens of millions of people experienced a day-long blackout earlier this month after gas-powered electricity generators failed and significant proportions of eastern Indonesia have do not have reliable power supplies. So why does Indonesia re...

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Offshore wind powers the opportunity for a new ocean energy resource OFFSHORE WIND POWERS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A NEW OCEAN ENERGY RESOURCE

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Aug 16, 2019

Interest in offshore wind has exploded in the three years since the Block Island Wind Farm became the first U.S. offshore wind project. States up and down the East Coast have made big commitments to offshore wind, and there are intriguing projects in the works off California’s coast and the Great La...

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Wyoming wind farm using more efficient turbines WYOMING WIND FARM USING MORE EFFICIENT TURBINES

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Aug 15, 2019

Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow an electric utility to redevelop Wyoming's first commercial wind farm so it produces the same amount of power with far fewer turbines, an example of the growing feasibility of renewable energy in the top U.S. coal-mining state. Portland, Oregon-based Pacif...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus?  All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals, the Guinn...

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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Can Nuclear Power Be Saved? CAN NUCLEAR POWER BE SAVED?

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Aug 14, 2019

Whither nuclear power? That question has become more important as energy policies evolve to emphasize emissions-free “green” energy and an increased electrification of the U.S. economy. Some environmentalists consider nuclear power to be crucial to reducing carbon emissions; others continue to vehem...

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ARE SOLAR ENERGY INVESTMENT TAX CREDITS LOSING POWER? ARE SOLAR ENERGY INVESTMENT TAX CREDITS LOSING POWER?

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Aug 13, 2019

Solar energy – that perpetual, inexhaustible power source – has been harnessed and used by us to provide heating and cooling in our homes, offices and schools for decades; and, as an alternative to fossil fuels, it has become a potent symbol of conservation. Corralling and using solar energy commerc...

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How Organic Valley Achieved 100 Percent Renewable Energy HOW ORGANIC VALLEY ACHIEVED 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Aug 13, 2019

Tariffs imposed in 2018 have created uncertainty and job losses in the solar industry. While challenging, the silver lining is that the looming threat of more tariffs has inspired companies, states, and businesses to innovate in order to continue to shift the U.S. energy system toward more renewable...

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Solar Panel Maintenance: How to Maximise Your Green Energy SOLAR PANEL MAINTENANCE: HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR GREEN ENERGY

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Aug 13, 2019

July saw Edinburgh’s hottest ever day on record. As evidence of climate change increases at an alarming rate, using clean energy sources -like solar panels – is more critical than ever. And solar panel maintenance enables you to maximise your output of that green energy. Last month’s record-breaking...

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How the future is shaping up for the renewable energy market HOW THE FUTURE IS SHAPING UP FOR THE RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET

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Aug 12, 2019

The renewable energy market could witness tremendous growth in the coming years as new technologies boost efficiency while adoption continues to grow. New technologies are improving electric power generation from renewable energy sources like solar and wind. Meanwhile, emerging markets, especially d...

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Global renewable energy investment is slowing down. Should we worry? GLOBAL RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT IS SLOWING DOWN. SHOULD WE WORRY?

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Aug 09, 2019

Investment in renewable energy around the world is entering a new phase that will require governments and the private sector to re-think the way they develop projects. For the last decade, renewable energy such as solar power and onshore wind has been playing a key role in providing energy access as...

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San Jose Clean Energy, EDP Renewables sign large solar-plus-storage PPA SAN JOSE CLEAN ENERGY, EDP RENEWABLES SIGN LARGE SOLAR-PLUS-STORAGE PPA

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Aug 08, 2019

San Jose Clean Energy (SJCE) and EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America, signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for 100 megawatts of new solar energy and 10 MW of battery storage at the Sonrisa Solar Park in Fresno County, California. The project...

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Another Sewage Treatment Facility Turns To Solar Energy ANOTHER SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITY TURNS TO SOLAR ENERGY

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Aug 08, 2019

Queensland’s Unitywater has installed solar panels at its Kenilworth sewage treatment plant and added another interesting green feature. The plant is situated near the small town of Kenilworth in the Mary Valley area of the Sunshine Coast. As far as commercial solar power systems go, the Kenilworth ...

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Offshore wind faces challenges OFFSHORE WIND FACES CHALLENGES

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Aug 07, 2019

The offshore wind energy revolution has arrived on American shores. In a relatively short period of time, East Coast states are breaking offshore wind records as they compete with each other over wind power. A recent report, though, by the Business Network for Offshore Wind finds that industry chall...

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How many peak sun hours do solar panels need? HOW MANY PEAK SUN HOURS DO SOLAR PANELS NEED?

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Aug 07, 2019

If you're considering purchasing solar panels for your home, you are probably wondering whether or not you receive enough sunlight where you live. You may have also heard that it's not just the total amount of sunlight, but the 'peak sun hours' you get that is a key criterion. In this blog, we expla...

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Shell considers solar panels to power Singapore refinery site SHELL CONSIDERS SOLAR PANELS TO POWER SINGAPORE REFINERY SITE

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Aug 06, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) is considering to install solar panels to power its Bukom refining site in Singapore, a company spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday. “We are exploring the potential of installing solar panels at our Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site,” she said, without providing further detai...

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Colombia’s Biggest Wind Power Portfolio to be Purchased by AES Colombia COLOMBIA’S BIGGEST WIND POWER PORTFOLIO TO BE PURCHASED BY AES COLOMBIA

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Aug 06, 2019

Currently owned by Colwind SA, the Jemeiwaa Kai complex consists of five wind farms: Apotolorru, Carrizal, Casa Eléctrica, Irraipa and Jotomana. The five wind farms have a combined power output of almost 650 MW. Currently in the development phase, the farms are candidates to take part in Colombia’s ...

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Renewables to be 65% of Ireland’s installed capacity by 2030 RENEWABLES TO BE 65% OF IRELAND’S INSTALLED CAPACITY BY 2030

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Aug 06, 2019

Renewable energy (excluding hydropower) is set to account for 65% of the total installed capacity in Ireland in 2030, according to a recent report Ireland Power Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2019 – Market Trends, Regulations, and Competitive Landscape by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics com...

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Why solar power, wind energy and electric vehicles will be the death of the oil industry? WHY SOLAR POWER, WIND ENERGY AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES WILL BE THE DEATH OF THE OIL INDUSTRY?

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Aug 05, 2019

Oil will have to fall to between US $ 9-US $ 10 a barrel in the long term for gasoline to remain competitive with respect to clean energy for transportation, and US $ 17-US $ 19 per barrel for diesel, according to Mark Lewis, director global sustainability analysis in the asset management unit of BN...

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Organic Valley secures 100% renewable power ORGANIC VALLEY SECURES 100% RENEWABLE POWER

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Aug 05, 2019

The cooperative of organic farmers set a commitment in 2017 to reach 100% renewable power, and celebrated reaching the goal on August 1. The new facilities total 12.67 MWdc (megawatts direct current), and are a part of the Butter Solar Portfolio. Organic Valley collaborated with OneEnergy Renewables...

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Renewable Energy Sources: Can They Really Compete Without Subsidies? RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES: CAN THEY REALLY COMPETE WITHOUT SUBSIDIES?

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Aug 04, 2019

As the seriousness of the climate crisis and the dangers of fossil fuels become more well-known, the natural push has been towards energy sources that are clean and carbon-free. Renewable energy, including solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and more, are often the solution that gets touted as nece...

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To Counteract Trump on Climate, States Set Clean Energy Targets TO COUNTERACT TRUMP ON CLIMATE, STATES SET CLEAN ENERGY TARGETS

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Aug 02, 2019

Wind turbines catch the breeze at a wind farm in Maine. Maine is among the states that this year set ambitious new goals for renewable or zero-carbon electricity. Democratic state lawmakers passed a wave of bills this year they hope will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change, eve...

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How American Cities Score on Clean Energy HOW AMERICAN CITIES SCORE ON CLEAN ENERGY

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Aug 01, 2019

Earlier this year, Washington, D.C., approved what was then the most ambitious climate bill in the nation, requiring utility providers to switch to 100 percent renewable energy by 2032. Boston, meanwhile, continued pushing its stringent energy-disclosure ordinance, which since 2013 has required owne...

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How the sun can work for manufacturers with solar panels HOW THE SUN CAN WORK FOR MANUFACTURERS WITH SOLAR PANELS

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Aug 01, 2019

The forecast of possible 100-degree days in mid-July in the Chicago area might have been more newsworthy but for the fact that successive days of more than 90-degree temperatures is plenty hot enough already. At some point it doesn’t matter much anymore. Of course, working in the heat is much differ...

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Is Doomsday Nearing for Australia’s Renewable Energy? IS DOOMSDAY NEARING FOR AUSTRALIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY?

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Jul 31, 2019

In the recent article on the Australian Renewable Energy space, we have stated that the current Morrison government is optimistic towards Australia’s successful transition into becoming the new energy future. The knockout Underwriting New Generation Investments Program has been thriving towards achi...

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New York’s Green New Deal NEW YORK’S GREEN NEW DEAL

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Jul 31, 2019

New York is the fourth most populous state in the US and its third-largest economy. Now it is poised to adopt the country’s most ambitious climate targets, including 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040 and economy-wide, net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Climate Leadership and Community ...

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Where is the utility scale solar in PA? WHERE IS THE UTILITY SCALE SOLAR IN PA?

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Jul 30, 2019

Pennsylvania is and always has been a powerhouse–literally–in terms of energy production. But when it comes to solar energy, Pennsylvania is lagging significantly behind some of our neighboring states, most notably New Jersey. This is not due to a lack of natural resources—since Pennsylvania has a...

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Is It A Good Idea To Buy Used Solar Panels? IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO BUY USED SOLAR PANELS?

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Jul 30, 2019

Discarded photovoltaic panels pose a quandary for waste managers because they contain both low levels of toxic heavy metals, and valuable elements like silver and tellurium, so they probably shouldn’t just go into a landfill with ordinary refuse like diapers and styrofoam. And as residential panels ...

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Should Tesla Give Up On Solar? SHOULD TESLA GIVE UP ON SOLAR?

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Jul 30, 2019

When earlier this year Wood Mackenzie reported Tesla’s share of the solar installations market had fallen to just 6.3 percent during the first quarter, it was a bright red flag. Now, there is another one: Tesla’s solar installations for the second quarter fell to an all-time low of 29 MW. Bloomberg’...

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Solar Panels Powering Penguin Parade Visitor Centre SOLAR PANELS POWERING PENGUIN PARADE VISITOR CENTRE

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Jul 30, 2019

A new $58.2 million visitor centre on Victoria’s Phillip Island featuring a large-scale solar panel installation was officially opened last week by Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio. The 200kW system was installed by Gipplsand Solar, which...

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When a wind turbine performance upgrade isn’t what it seems WHEN A WIND TURBINE PERFORMANCE UPGRADE ISN’T WHAT IT SEEMS

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Jul 30, 2019

Over the past year, many of our customers have been approached by wind turbine manufacturers offering upgrade packages. Many upgrades are software updates, and some include hardware such as Vortex generators, which are attached to wind turbine blades and aim to improve the power, loads and the servi...

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Why solar power is cheaper than grid WHY SOLAR POWER IS CHEAPER THAN GRID

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Jul 29, 2019

When Mama Sofi came to my office, she seemed to me like any walk-in client interested in a solar appliance. Her nonchalance and calm demeanour did not attract the attention of most client service officers in the showroom. When I met her, her calmness was instantly replaced with a monologue of one an...

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South Australian Renewable Energy Policy Discussion Paper Released SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY DISCUSSION PAPER RELEASED

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Jul 29, 2019

South Australia’s State Planning Commission has released a discussion paper proposing new planning policies for the state’s large-scale renewable energy sector. SA’s love affair with large-scale renewables shows no signs of cooling off. As we recently mentioned, South Australian Energy Minister Dan ...

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How solar panels can protect dealerships in Canada HOW SOLAR PANELS CAN PROTECT DEALERSHIPS IN CANADA'S HAILSTORM ALLEY

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Jul 29, 2019

In 2015 at his three dealerships in the heart of Alberta’s Hailstorm Alley, Garrett Scott felt Mother Nature’s wrath: 600 vehicles damaged with an average claim of $11,000. “We got clobbered in ’15,” the Red Deer dealer principal said. “Even with the insurance, it still cost me money.” Scott owns ...

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Is This The Solar Technology Of The Future? IS THIS THE SOLAR TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE?

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Jul 29, 2019

While researchers and scientists look at innovative ways to make solar panels more efficient and cost-competitive, others have come up with a solar technology with a bonus—free drinking water. Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have develop...

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YPF LUZ PLANS TO ADD 400 MW OF WIND POWER IN 2020 IN ARGENTINA YPF LUZ PLANS TO ADD 400 MW OF WIND POWER IN 2020 IN ARGENTINA

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Jul 29, 2019

Argentina’s electricity generation company YPF Luz is planning to expand its wind energy production. As per reports, the company will add around 400 MW of wind energy in 2020 in order to serve large private users via long terms contracts. The renewable energy generation company is also assessing a s...

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Construction of Kangnas wind farm in South Africa in good course CONSTRUCTION OF KANGNAS WIND FARM IN SOUTH AFRICA IN GOOD COURSE

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Jul 29, 2019

The construction works on Kangnas wind farm project situated approximately 46 km outside of Springbok, in the Northern Cape’s Nama Khoi Municipal area, South Africa, is moving on swiftly. This after the contractor simultaneously completed the erection of the first of its 61 wind turbines and its fin...

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How are tariffs impacting the wind energy industry HOW ARE TARIFFS IMPACTING THE WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY

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Jul 25, 2019

The wind energy industry, and green energy, in general, are growing exponentially as consumers and professionals alike realize the impending threat of climate change is quickly becoming our new reality. Unfortunately, the trade war with China and the threat of tariffs on materials imported from Mexi...

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Can American utilities profit from the energy transition? CAN AMERICAN UTILITIES PROFIT FROM THE ENERGY TRANSITION?

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Jul 25, 2019

It is hard to ignore the wind hurtling across the green expanse of southern Minnesota. On highways, gusts nudge cars. Corn stalks shimmy in the breeze. And towering overhead, white turbines twirl. xcel Energy bought its first wind farm in the state in 2008. The utility’s turbines now stretch to the ...

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How Solar Panels Are Becoming Affordable HOW SOLAR PANELS ARE BECOMING AFFORDABLE

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Jul 25, 2019

Researchers from around the world have been working on solar energy conversion to electricity by photovoltaic panels for decades. Many experts believe that humankind is currently on the brink of a revolution in solar power technology, with perovskites now being used in solar panels alongside convent...

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Victorian Government Releases Final Large-Scale Solar Guideline VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT RELEASES FINAL LARGE-SCALE SOLAR GUIDELINE

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Jul 25, 2019

New planning guidelines for large-scale solar farms in Victoria were released by the Andrews Labor Government yesterday, but they may be still some way off from having teeth. The development of the guidelines was in part triggered by various Victorian councils finding it challenging to arrive at dec...

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From fossil fuels to sustainable futures: an (almost) virtuous circle FROM FOSSIL FUELS TO SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: AN (ALMOST) VIRTUOUS CIRCLE

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Jul 25, 2019

Say it loud and clear. The technology is “absolutely there” now for humanity to switch over to using huge amounts of renewable energy, reliably, says Wärtsilä VP for Europe Melle Kruisdijk. Then again, if you’re not reading this site for the very first time, you probably already know that. So why ha...

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Black plastics could create renewable energy BLACK PLASTICS COULD CREATE RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Jul 24, 2019

Research from Swansea University has found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity - and could help to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the future. While a small proportion of the hundreds of types of plastics can be recyc...

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Why a 100% clean economy is both achievable and necessary WHY A 100% CLEAN ECONOMY IS BOTH ACHIEVABLE AND NECESSARY

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Jul 24, 2019

Demand is building for climate change solutions — driven by stronger storms, raging wildfires, and a rising awareness that our future is at stake. Without action, we face ever-more devastating impacts on our economy, our health and the world we leave our children. The good news is that we can protec...

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Shortlist For Queensland’s Renewables 400 Reverse Auction Announced SHORTLIST FOR QUEENSLAND’S RENEWABLES 400 REVERSE AUCTION ANNOUNCED

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Jul 24, 2019

Queensland Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced this morning CleanCo would commence trading in the national electricity market on October 31 and complete the Government’s Renewables 400 reverse auction. CleanCo is the state’s new publicly-owned low- and zero-emissions focused electricity gene...

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The Real Cost Of Renewables In The U.S. THE REAL COST OF RENEWABLES IN THE U.S.

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Jul 23, 2019

If all goes well, one of California’ large municipally owned electric utilities, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will sign a contract with a combined solar power farm and storage battery operator. This proposed power purchase would provide enough electricity to supply 7% of the...

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Development Application Approved For Pallamana Solar Farm DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION APPROVED FOR PALLAMANA SOLAR FARM

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Jul 23, 2019

It’s been reported the development application for a proposed large-scale solar + storage facility near Murray Bridge in South Australia has been given the thumbs-up. While the SA Planning Portal was indicating RES Australia’s development application for Pallamana Solar Farm was still under assessme...

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Genneia and PAE join in a wind energy project in Argentina GENNEIA AND PAE JOIN IN A WIND ENERGY PROJECT IN ARGENTINA

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Jul 23, 2019

The companies Genneia and Pan American Energy (PAE), two of the largest players in the country’s energy sector, reached an agreement for the joint development of two wind power generation projects near the city of Puerto Madryn in Chubut. The estimated investment will be around US $ 190 million, to ...

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Modernizing New York’s Energy System MODERNIZING NEW YORK’S ENERGY SYSTEM

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Jul 22, 2019

Any reasonably objective observer of the energy business can see the desperate need for change in our energy system. In the past week or so, we’ve seen political instability threaten supplies of oil from the Mideast as Iran seized a British oil tanker. Here in New York City we saw a blackout last we...

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Kenya launches Africa KENYA LAUNCHES AFRICA'S LARGEST WIND FARM

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Jul 22, 2019

Kenya has launched Africa's largest wind farm, a move that should bring the nation closer to its ambitious goal of 100 percent green energy by 2020. Lake Turkana Wind Power includes 365 turbines in northern Kenya near Lake Turkana, a remote area with strong winds. It's estimated to produce about 310...

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Why Is U.S. Demand For Solar Panels Booming? WHY IS U.S. DEMAND FOR SOLAR PANELS BOOMING?

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Jul 22, 2019

Solar modules prices in the United States have reversed in recent months the trend of steady declines of the past few years, as many U.S. solar companies are hoarding panels to take advantage of the full solar subsidy that is set to step down beginning next year. Due to high demand, the price of s...

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Are we Approaching a Hybrid Solar+Storage Future? ARE WE APPROACHING A HYBRID SOLAR+STORAGE FUTURE?

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Jul 22, 2019

As grid-scale storage continues to grow, most installations are not standalone, but instead are coupled with an adjacent renewable project like solar PV. The wave of hybrid projects is taking the industry by storm - it seems like every week there is a new announcement. However, power grids in most ...

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Scotland’s wind power can provide energy for ‘millions of homes’ SCOTLAND’S WIND POWER CAN PROVIDE ENERGY FOR ‘MILLIONS OF HOMES’

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Jul 22, 2019

The figures, provided by Weather Energy, show that between January and June wind turbines provided 9,831,320MWh, which is enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4.47million homes for those six months. In Scotland, there are 2.46 million households and in English local authority areas north of...

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What does the future hold for solar? WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR SOLAR?

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Jul 21, 2019

For the Sustainable Living Center, the spring and summer months bring many opportunities to interact with the public at community events. We get many questions on a variety of sustainability topics, and we share information and ideas to, hopefully, inspire and help bring about change. However, quest...

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Clean energy initiatives should be transparent and local CLEAN ENERGY INITIATIVES SHOULD BE TRANSPARENT AND LOCAL

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Jul 21, 2019

A group that has been trying for years to hijack Ohio tax dollars via the ballot is back, and this time they may manage to get in front of voters. Unfortunately, the latest pitch is, like the previous attempts, a bad one. This time they’re aiming lower, at the city of Columbus’ budget. The group cal...

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GE agrees major wind turbine deals in Turkey GE AGREES MAJOR WIND TURBINE DEALS IN TURKEY

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Jul 19, 2019

The first project in Turkey that GE Renewable Energy announced earlier this month concerns the first order in Turkey for GE’s Cypress platform, the company’s largest onshore wind turbine in the field. GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Borusan EnBW Enerji to provide 27 Cypress units for the 1...

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Expiring U.S. solar subsidy spurs rush for panels EXPIRING U.S. SOLAR SUBSIDY SPURS RUSH FOR PANELS

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Jul 19, 2019

America’s biggest solar power developers are stockpiling panels to lock in a 30% federal tax credit set to start phasing out next year, a strategy that could backfire if projects do not materialize or panel prices slide substantially. Duke Energy, 8minute Solar Energy and Shell-backed Silicon Ranch ...

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Inquiry Into Sustainability Of Energy Supply And Resources In NSW INQUIRY INTO SUSTAINABILITY OF ENERGY SUPPLY AND RESOURCES IN NSW

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Jul 19, 2019

A new inquiry by the New South Wales Legislative Assembly’s Environment and Planning Committee is delving into the economic opportunities for renewables in the state, and how to support communities affected by changing resource markets. Announced on Wednesday by Committee Chair Alex Greenwich MP, th...

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Turkey must move toward clean energy for the future TURKEY MUST MOVE TOWARD CLEAN ENERGY FOR THE FUTURE

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Jul 19, 2019

Turkey must move toward renewable, clean energy sources to help stave off climate change, the country's Chamber of Environmental Engineers chief said on Wednesday. In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency (AA), Baran Bozoğlu said Turkey relied on fossil fuels for 88 percent of its energy needs....

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The rise of clean energy and the slow, steady death of coal THE RISE OF CLEAN ENERGY AND THE SLOW, STEADY DEATH OF COAL

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Jul 18, 2019

Even with established energy efficiency measures put in place, along with a growing number of customer owned distributed, small-scale renewable energy projects such as residential and commercial solar rooftop systems, electricity demand continues to rise in certain global markets. Over the past few ...

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Does renewables pioneer Germany risk running out of power? DOES RENEWABLES PIONEER GERMANY RISK RUNNING OUT OF POWER?

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Jul 18, 2019

Germany, a poster child for responsible energy, is renouncing nuclear and coal. The problem is, say many power producers and grid operators, it may struggle to keep the lights on. The country, the biggest electricity market in the European Union, is abandoning nuclear power by 2022 due to safety con...

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U.S. solar sector launches lobbying push to preserve key subsidy U.S. SOLAR SECTOR LAUNCHES LOBBYING PUSH TO PRESERVE KEY SUBSIDY

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Jul 18, 2019

The U.S. solar industry on Wednesday kicked off a lobbying push aimed at convincing Congress to extend a generous tax credit for solar energy systems that is set to begin phasing out next year. In a letter sent to congressional lawmakers and signed by more than 900 solar companies, the Solar Energy ...

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​Scotland is generating so much wind energy, it could power all its homes twice ​SCOTLAND IS GENERATING SO MUCH WIND ENERGY, IT COULD POWER ALL ITS HOMES TWICE

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Jul 17, 2019

Scotland's wind turbines have generated enough electricity this year to power all of its homes twice over, according to Weather Energy. In the first half of 2019, Scotland's wind turbines produced more than 9.8 million megawatt-hours of electricity, which is about enough to power 4.47 million homes....

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THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHTER AS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INCREASES SHARE IN GLOBAL ENERGY CAPACITY THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHTER AS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INCREASES SHARE IN GLOBAL ENERGY CAPACITY

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Jul 17, 2019

Acceptance towards Renewable energy worldwide has created an upheaval in the existing energy industry, giving sustainable energy sector more and more market share every year. Last year global Renewable energy growth was phenomenal, which showcased 171 GW of new capacity addition. Although, last year...

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Another Green Light For South Fremantle Solar Farm ANOTHER GREEN LIGHT FOR SOUTH FREMANTLE SOLAR FARM

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Jul 16, 2019

The construction of a large-scale urban solar farm in the Perth suburb of South Fremantle has again edged towards becoming a reality. The site for the proposed solar farm is the former South Fremantle tip, which operated between 1930 and 1991. All sorts of waste items were dumped in the landfill dur...

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How Much Power Does a Solar Panel Produce HOW MUCH POWER DOES A SOLAR PANEL PRODUCE

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Jul 16, 2019

To understand how much solar power is produced per square foot it’s helpful to know what solar panels are made of. SunPower® solar panels are the most efficient you can buy.1 Our Maxeon® solar cell technology combines a strong copper backing with ultra-pure silicon and a light-trapping glass surfa...

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What’s Behind The Drop In Renewable Spending? WHAT’S BEHIND THE DROP IN RENEWABLE SPENDING?

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Jul 16, 2019

A marked decline in spending on renewable energy projects during the first half of the year has suggested that wind and solar have yet to become fully competitive with fossil fuel power generation despite the wealth of reports saying they already are cheaper in some parts of the world. BloombergNEF...

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Togo to develop 90MW solar power plants TOGO TO DEVELOP 90MW SOLAR POWER PLANTS

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Jul 16, 2019

The government of Togo has signed an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to develop 90MW of solar power plants in the West African country. The agreement falls under the World Bank’s Scaling Solar program which provides a set of services including technical assistance, insuran...

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How community solar is shining a light for a local, green energy system HOW COMMUNITY SOLAR IS SHINING A LIGHT FOR A LOCAL, GREEN ENERGY SYSTEM

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Jul 16, 2019

We’ve just finished a fantastic two weeks’ celebrating all things community energy across Community Energy Fortnight, with innovation, collaboration and resilience consistent themes emerging from the many debates, discussions and panels at events across the UK. The positivity from the sector is welc...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecting and...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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GE Renewable Energy to provide 81 wind turbines to Polish wind farm GE RENEWABLE ENERGY TO PROVIDE 81 WIND TURBINES TO POLISH WIND FARM

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Jul 15, 2019

GE Renewable Energy, a division of General Electric, recently announced that it will be providing 81 onshore wind turbines to Potegowo Wind Project. The wind project is located in Slupsk County in Northern Poland with a capacity of 220 MW. Once the project is commissioned, which is a first between P...

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More Solar Energy For Cardinia Shire Council MORE SOLAR ENERGY FOR CARDINIA SHIRE COUNCIL

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Jul 15, 2019

Victoria’s Cardinia Shire Council’s My Place youth centre in Pakenham can look forward to reduced energy costs and emissions through a recently installed solar power system. My Place is a facility designed for use by young people aged 12 to 25. Among the services it offers are free internet access ...

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A New Dawn for Wind Energy Infrastructure After the Production Tax Credit Sunset A NEW DAWN FOR WIND ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE AFTER THE PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT SUNSET

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Jul 15, 2019

The wind industry is approaching the end of its federal financial support. The Production Tax Credit (PTC), which was designed to drive investment by providing reductions in tax liability for renewable energy producers, is set to expire for large wind facilities at the end of this year, meaning that...

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How does solar on capped landfills work? HOW DOES SOLAR ON CAPPED LANDFILLS WORK?

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Jul 15, 2019

Modern landfills, whether they are privately owned for-profit entities or operated by local, federal or state governments, are government-regulated, highly controlled environments. Measures are taken to prevent precipitation from seeping through the waste and contaminating the water supply, odors mu...

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Most ‘overlooked’ benefits of solar revealed MOST ‘OVERLOOKED’ BENEFITS OF SOLAR REVEALED

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Jul 15, 2019

These were the findings of a peer-reviewed study in Nature Sustainability that suggests a framework for understanding and quantifying the benefits of solar energy, identifying 20 frequently overlooked advantages. These benefits also include pairing solar panels with native plant restoration and plac...

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Advanced nuclear reactors hold promise of clean energy for Gulf countries ADVANCED NUCLEAR REACTORS HOLD PROMISE OF CLEAN ENERGY FOR GULF COUNTRIES

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Jul 14, 2019

Advancing Nuclear Innovation: Responding to Climate Change and Strengthening Global Security, was commissioned by the Global Nexus Initiative. This is a project established by the Partnership for Global Security, a Washington DC-based think tank, and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), which repres...

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How renewable energy shift can increase ‘energy poverty’ HOW RENEWABLE ENERGY SHIFT CAN INCREASE ‘ENERGY POVERTY’

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Jul 14, 2019

The world must think more holistically about how it addresses renewable energy as efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but at the expense of increased inequality, warn researchers. The team from Portland State...

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From Disused Office Complex To Seniors’ Village With Solar Power FROM DISUSED OFFICE COMPLEX TO SENIORS’ VILLAGE WITH SOLAR POWER

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Jul 12, 2019

Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation announced yesterday it is investing in a seniors’ living project in Canberra with a focus on sustainability. The LDK Greenway Seniors’ Living Village project in Tuggeranong is turning a disused office park into a retirement facility boasting more than 380...

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America wants to extend the lifespans of its nearly 100 nuclear reactors to 80 years AMERICA WANTS TO EXTEND THE LIFESPANS OF ITS NEARLY 100 NUCLEAR REACTORS TO 80 YEARS

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Jul 11, 2019

The United States plans to extend the lifespans of existing nuclear reactors and support new technologies as it seeks to revive an industry seen as crucial to its energy security, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette told an International Energy Ag...

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Vicinity Centres Announces Net Zero Carbon Target VICINITY CENTRES ANNOUNCES NET ZERO CARBON TARGET

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Jul 11, 2019

Vicinity Centres has announced a net zero carbon target for its 34 shopping centres across Australia that will be achieved through solar power and energy efficiency. The company says its 2030 net zero carbon aspirations will become the centrepiece of its commitment to long-term sustainability. “As ...

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Australia now has more than 9GW of small scale rooftop solar AUSTRALIA NOW HAS MORE THAN 9GW OF SMALL SCALE ROOFTOP SOLAR

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Jul 11, 2019

Australia has broken through another key milestone in small-scale rooftop solar capacity, with 9GW now installed across the country and the 10GW mark likely to be broken by the end of the calendar year. According to the latest data from Sunwiz, Australia added 156MW of small scale rooftop solar cap...

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China’s Deadly Air Pollution Is Also Costing Billions in Solar Efficiency CHINA’S DEADLY AIR POLLUTION IS ALSO COSTING BILLIONS IN SOLAR EFFICIENCY

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Jul 11, 2019

China is leading the way on renewable energy, having installed half the world's solar panels in 2017. But its transformative economic growth fueled by coal and other fossil fuels and its outsized manufacturing sector have coughed up so much air pollution that it has blocked adequate sunlight from re...

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Is Shale Gas a Sustainable Source of Energy? IS SHALE GAS A SUSTAINABLE SOURCE OF ENERGY?

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Jul 10, 2019

Countries’ national interest in the development of and production of gas from unconventional reservoirs is attributable to a number of different reasons excluding employment and capital generation factors. For many European countries, with Poland as a prime example, shale gas exploitation is a way t...

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Can The U.S. Become 50 Percent Renewable By 2030? CAN THE U.S. BECOME 50 PERCENT RENEWABLE BY 2030?

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Jul 10, 2019

This April, in what was potentially a turning point in the trajectory for the United States’ energy industry, renewable resources surpassed coal in the country’s energy mix for the first time ever. According to a report released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) says that “renewable sou...

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What Is The Greatest Environmental Hazard For Solar Energy? WHAT IS THE GREATEST ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD FOR SOLAR ENERGY?

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Jul 10, 2019

Solar energy has emerged as the best technology in the world for new energy installations, with rapidly spreading global acceptance driven by mega-programs at ever lower costs. Technology continues to improve the efficiency of solar energy, with the latest double-digit boost coming from bifacial pan...

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ABB Getting Out Of Solar Inverters ABB GETTING OUT OF SOLAR INVERTERS

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Jul 10, 2019

ABB acquired its solar inverter business from Power-One back in 2013, so it hasn’t had the line in its stable for very long. But it’s a cutthroat business with shrinking margins and ABB has a target margin corridor of 15-19 percent. ABB says the transaction will enable the company to focus its busin...

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Big Solar Near Bunbury, WA – Benger Solar Farm BIG SOLAR NEAR BUNBURY, WA – BENGER SOLAR FARM

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Jul 10, 2019

Solar energy developer South Energy recently held a community information session regarding its proposed Benger Solar Farm project, which is to be located in WA’s Harvey Shire. Occupying around 187 hectares of land at a site approximately 20 kilometres north-east of Bunbury, Benger Solar Farm has a...

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A guide for facilities decision-makers on going solar A GUIDE FOR FACILITIES DECISION-MAKERS ON GOING SOLAR

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Jul 09, 2019

Implementing a solar energy project has many legs and can move in many directions. However, guidance, development of the project, the site, and goals need to be set well before actual work can be done. Planning can help a facility carry out the solar implementation project, but facility managers sho...

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The present and future of UK solar power THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF UK SOLAR POWER

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Jul 08, 2019

At first glance, the picture doesn’t appear particularly pretty for solar PV in the UK right now. The highly-successful Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme, which paid those installing electricity-generating solar panels a rate for both what they generate and put back on the grid, closed to new applicants a...

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Even FERC can’t deny the energy transition EVEN FERC CAN’T DENY THE ENERGY TRANSITION

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Jul 08, 2019

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) monthly Energy Infrastructure Update provides an interesting snapshot into how the federal government is planning for changes in the U.S. power mix. And while we have in the past noted the wide discrepancy between the document’s “New Generation in S...

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Recycle everything, America—except your nuclear waste RECYCLE EVERYTHING, AMERICA—EXCEPT YOUR NUCLEAR WASTE

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Jul 08, 2019

Americans have come late to the game on responsible consumerism, but they are making up for lost time with a passionate obsession about waste. It’s no coincidence that Fox News, CNN, YouTube and USA Today have all reported that the deepest solo ocean dive found plastic waste seven miles below the s...

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Governments need to work together to phase in green energy production GOVERNMENTS NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO PHASE IN GREEN ENERGY PRODUCTION

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Jul 08, 2019

What is the identified problem? The temperature of the planet is getting warmer, and apparently quicker than previously thought. The relatively new science of climatology and its more recent variations of computer modelling have decided by “consensus” that human production of CO2 is the major factor...

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Renewables Beat Out Coal In April, But For How Long? RENEWABLES BEAT OUT COAL IN APRIL, BUT FOR HOW LONG?

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Jul 08, 2019

For the first time since the build-out of the US electric power system in the first half of the twentieth century, renewable energy sources surpassed coal in the nation’s monthly electricity generation mix. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported in June that electricity generation from...

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Super-Fast Growing Solar Installer Aims to Help Los Angeles, California Address Affordable Housing Crisis SUPER-FAST GROWING SOLAR INSTALLER AIMS TO HELP LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ADDRESS AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS

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Jul 08, 2019

One of the fastest-growing solar installers in the U.S. is now taking on Los Angeles and California’s affordable housing shortage with the launch of a solar energy program for accessory dwelling units (ADUs), which are also known as granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages or garage apartments....

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Renewables mix tops 50 percent for MidAmerican Energy customers in Iowa RENEWABLES MIX TOPS 50 PERCENT FOR MIDAMERICAN ENERGY CUSTOMERS IN IOWA

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Jul 08, 2019

More than half of MidAmerican Energy Co.’s customers in Iowa gained their power from renewable sources last year, according to a report filed this summer. Iowa-based MidAmerican’s customers in that state got 51.4 percent of their energy from renewables, the Iowa Utilities Board verified in a recent ...

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Innovation drives recycling of wind turbine blades INNOVATION DRIVES RECYCLING OF WIND TURBINE BLADES

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Jul 08, 2019

According to Evwind news, there is currently 2.5 million tonnes of composite material being used in the wind energy sector with 12,000 wind turbines expected to be decommissioned in the next five years. Therefore, it is imperative that the range of recycling options is advanced and increased to boos...

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Plenty Of Victorian Solar Rebates Still Available (But Not The Right Type) PLENTY OF VICTORIAN SOLAR REBATES STILL AVAILABLE (BUT NOT THE RIGHT TYPE)

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Jul 08, 2019

While Victoria’s solar power rebates are done and dusted for July, the Andrews Government says there are still plenty available for rental properties, solar hot water and battery systems. It’s not much of a distraction from the crisis unfolding for the state’s residential PV sector. Under the second...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business model puts tremendous ...

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Enlight to Develop Solar Energy Project in Spain ENLIGHT TO DEVELOP SOLAR ENERGY PROJECT IN SPAIN

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Jul 07, 2019

Tel Aviv-listed Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd. has signed a collaboration agreement with Spanish entrepreneurs to develop clusters of wind energy and solar energy projects in Spain, the company announced Thursday in a filing to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The new development will be located close to...

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Victoria’s Solar PV Rebate Done For July VICTORIA’S SOLAR PV REBATE DONE FOR JULY

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Jul 04, 2019

As expected, the July quota for solar power system rebates under Victoria’s Solar Homes program was rapidly filled. It’s time to get ready for August. Under the second phase of the rebate (now a subsidy, but still called a rebate), support for 3,333 installations will be released each month during t...

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Atherton Solar Farm Gets Development Approval ATHERTON SOLAR FARM GETS DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL

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Jul 04, 2019

Atherton Solar Farm is a proposed 81MW project we’ve previously mentioned. It will be situated near Tolga, a small town around 90 kilometres from Cairns by road. Before approval at a council meeting last week, a couple of councillors had to leave the meeting as they reported a perceived conflict of ...

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Zim must fully utilise affordable clean energy ZIM MUST FULLY UTILISE AFFORDABLE CLEAN ENERGY

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Jul 04, 2019

Zimbabwe’s rural population spends at least $1,5 million on buying candles for lighting due to energy poverty amid reports that about 10 million people are victims of the phenomenon. The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) says more than 80 percent of people in the country are off the nation...

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First Comes Renewable Energy, Then Comes Battery Storage, Then Comes ??? FIRST COMES RENEWABLE ENERGY, THEN COMES BATTERY STORAGE, THEN COMES ???

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Jul 04, 2019

It’s pretty clear that renewable energy is more than price competitive with traditional energy sources such as coal, gas, and nuclear. Want proof? Look at the under 2 cents per kWh 25 year PPA the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power signed recently. But we all know that the sun doesn’t always ...

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U.S. Offshore Wind Project Awards Push Market Boundaries U.S. OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT AWARDS PUSH MARKET BOUNDARIES

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Jul 03, 2019

U.S. offshore wind energy generation in the developing East Coast hub has leaped forward in recent weeks, with New Jersey’s much-anticipated award of an 1,100-MW project to Danish giant Ørsted, formerly the energy firm DONG. Set for construction off the coast of Atlantic City, the estimated $1.6-bil...

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Joint project to advance wind turbine recycling JOINT PROJECT TO ADVANCE WIND TURBINE RECYCLING

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Jul 03, 2019

In 2018 wind energy supplied 14% of the electricity in the EU with 130,000 wind turbines and this number will only grow in the coming decades. Wind turbines blades are made up of a composite material, which boosts the performance of wind energy by allowing lighter and longer blades. Today, 2.5 milli...

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Solar PPA Proves Popular At New Perth Housing Estate SOLAR PPA PROVES POPULAR AT NEW PERTH HOUSING ESTATE

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Jul 03, 2019

Solar panel systems installed under a power purchase agreement (PPA) have been popular at a housing development in the Perth suburb of Girrawheen. Up to 129 dwellings will be built at The Amble Estate, which is situated on the former site of Hainsworth Primary School at Girrawheen – around 18 kilome...

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Portugal extends deadline for solar power auction on strong demand PORTUGAL EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR SOLAR POWER AUCTION ON STRONG DEMAND

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Jul 02, 2019

Portugal has extended the deadline for a mega-auction of new solar energy capacity by a week to July 7 due to a strong interest by about 300 investors, Environment and Energy Transition Minister Joao Pedro Matos Fernandes said on Tuesday. The auction, for 1,400 MW of solar energy, is the largest lic...

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Renewable Energy Is Booming. Here’s How to Keep It Going RENEWABLE ENERGY IS BOOMING. HERE’S HOW TO KEEP IT GOING

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Jul 02, 2019

Renewable energy is one of the most attractive investment options for American companies today. Just ask Starbucks, which recently contracted for enough wind and solar power to supply 3,000 of its coffee shops with clean electricity. American businesses and global investors are increasingly turning ...

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The Spanish Pioneers of Renewable Energy Monitoring THE SPANISH PIONEERS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY MONITORING

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Jul 02, 2019

Recession came after the oil crisis of 1973. That OPEC embargo was a warning to Western economies about their risky dependence on oil. Seeking options, the affected countries turned their eyes towards renewable or alternative energies, as they were then called. These were expensive and undeveloped t...

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More Solar Power For Queensland’s Logan City Council MORE SOLAR POWER FOR QUEENSLAND’S LOGAN CITY COUNCIL

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Jul 01, 2019

Logan City Council has announced it will be installing solar panels on another five of its buildings during the 2019/20 financial year. Logan City is a local government area (LGA) within Brisbane’s metropolitan area. The LGA is home to more than 327,000 people, covers around 957 square kilometres an...

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Ireland eyes two large offshore wind farms IRELAND EYES TWO LARGE OFFSHORE WIND FARMS

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Jul 01, 2019

The energy provider SSE Renewables has started developing two offshore wind farms off the coast of Ireland, which are intended to attract an investment of up to €4 billion. SSE has sought foreshore licences to conduct feasibility studies in the Irish Sea off Braymore Point in County Dublin and off B...

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Mondelēz International and Enel Green Power North America announce Renewable Energy Partnership in the US MONDELĒZ INTERNATIONAL AND ENEL GREEN POWER NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCE RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERSHIP IN THE US

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Jul 01, 2019

Mondelēz International and Enel Green Power North America, the Enel Group’s US-based renewables company, have announced a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) under which the confectionery giant will purchase energy delivered to the electricity grid from a 65 MW portion of Enel Green Power North A...

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Round 2 Of Victoria’s Solar Rebate Kicks Off Today ROUND 2 OF VICTORIA’S SOLAR REBATE KICKS OFF TODAY

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Jul 01, 2019

Solar Victoria will be a hive of activity today as the second phase of the Solar Homes Package subsidy for PV systems begins. The “rebate”1 offers up to $2,225 to assist with the purchase of solar power systems, or 50% of the system price (whichever is lowest). The incentive is available in addition...

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What Is A Cast Monosilicon Solar Panel? WHAT IS A CAST MONOSILICON SOLAR PANEL?

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Jul 01, 2019

Silicon is the Queen of solar power. Some people say Coal is King, but I say our Queen can kick your King’s arse. Only 5 years ago thin film cadmium telluride1 panels were still being installed on home roofs, but they have disappeared from the residential market leaving silicon to rule the roost wi...

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Algorithms Help Turbines Share the Wind ALGORITHMS HELP TURBINES SHARE THE WIND

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Jul 01, 2019

Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” So declares Spock, Star Trek’s Vulcan hero, as he sacrifices himself to save the Starship Enterprise and its crew in the 1982 film Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. Today Stanford University researchers presented the clear...

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UKRAINE HAS INCREASED THE COMMISSIONING OF THE CAPACITIES OF “GREEN” ENERGY UKRAINE HAS INCREASED THE COMMISSIONING OF THE CAPACITIES OF “GREEN” ENERGY

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Jun 28, 2019

In the second quarter of this year in Ukraine commissioned 656 MW of capacity, generating energy from renewable sources, which is 6 times greater than the capacity entered in the same period last year. This is stated in the report of the National Commission, carrying out state regulation in spheres...

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New City of Adelaide (Council) Shared Solar And EV Charger Incentives NEW CITY OF ADELAIDE (COUNCIL) SHARED SOLAR AND EV CHARGER INCENTIVES

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Jun 27, 2019

The City of Adelaide has announced the addition of new rebates to its already significant list of support for solar power, energy storage, electric car charging and energy efficiency that will be available during the 2019/20 financial year. Formally announced yesterday, the first new incentive is de...

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Easy Language Learning by Vera F. Birkenbihl – The Decoding Method EASY LANGUAGE LEARNING BY VERA F. BIRKENBIHL – THE DECODING METHOD

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Jun 27, 2019

Forget about cramming vocabulary: the best way to learn a language is by using decoding exercises. Translate a German sentence word-by-word into your native language – thus you will learn the word’s meaning as well as the language’s grammar. Decoding means to “decipher”. The native language serves a...

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Candidates Should Heed Obama, Clinton on Nuclear Power CANDIDATES SHOULD HEED OBAMA, CLINTON ON NUCLEAR POWER

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Jun 27, 2019

President Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, labor unions, the Union of Concerned Scientists and a growing number of climate change advocates worldwide, including progressive heads of state, strongly support nuclear power. Today’s Democratic candidates for president, though, do not. The candidates ...

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Yarranlea Solar Farm Shaping Up YARRANLEA SOLAR FARM SHAPING UP

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Jun 27, 2019

Construction of Risen Energy (Australia)’s 121 MWdc/100 MWac Yarranlea Solar Farm in Queensland is expected to be completed by October this year. Situated near Pittsworth, approximately 50 kilometres west of Toowoomba on Queensland’s Darling Downs, the facility will connect to existing Ergon Energy ...

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Historic US Gov HISTORIC US GOV'T DATA SHOWS RENEWABLES HAVE ECLIPSED COAL

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Jun 26, 2019

The feat, achieved during the month of April, was revealed in new data from the Energy Information Administration published Tuesday. It marks a monumental shift in the way the biggest energy consumer in the world produces its energy, continuing a trend that began to build up speed at the start of th...

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Tufts adds new solar energy systems, expands its commitment to clean energy TUFTS ADDS NEW SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS, EXPANDS ITS COMMITMENT TO CLEAN ENERGY

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Jun 26, 2019

Two new roof-mounted solar photovoltaic installations on buildings located on the Medford/Somerville campus of Tufts University will generate 161,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy for the university and surrounding community and are expected to save the university approximately $187,000 over th...

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US power output from renewables exceeds coal for the first time in history US POWER OUTPUT FROM RENEWABLES EXCEEDS COAL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY

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Jun 26, 2019

For the first time, the United States produced more energy from renewable sources than from coal, according to new figures from the US Energy Information Administration. Hydroelectric dams, solar panels, and wind turbines generated 68.5 million megawatt-hours of energy during the month of April 2019...

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QLD Large Scale Solar Supreme Court Decision Appeal Dismissed QLD LARGE SCALE SOLAR SUPREME COURT DECISION APPEAL DISMISSED

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Jun 26, 2019

The Queensland Government has again been defeated in its efforts to apply a silly regulation to large-scale solar energy installation projects in the state. The rushed-through Electrical Safety (Solar Farms) Amendment Regulation 2019 (Qld) Section 73A “Work involving PV modules at solar farms” requi...

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50% by 2035 National Renewable Electricity Standard Would Boost Economy and Cut Carbon Emissions 50% BY 2035 NATIONAL RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY STANDARD WOULD BOOST ECONOMY AND CUT CARBON EMISSIONS

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Jun 26, 2019

The Renewable Electricity Standard Act of 2019, a bill that would more than double the supply of renewable energy from 18% of US electricity generation in 2018 to at least 50% by 2035. It’s a strong proposal that builds on the recent clean energy momentum in the states and establishes a long-term na...

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Why we should consider nuclear power in Australia’s energy debate WHY WE SHOULD CONSIDER NUCLEAR POWER IN AUSTRALIA’S ENERGY DEBATE

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Jun 25, 2019

Now that the subject of nuclear power has been raised, may we have an honest and accurate debate on this subject, without bad manners and derogatory remarks from those who hide behind the keyboard? Do your research to get the facts. Two prominent names come to mind. John Grove, who wrote the book Th...

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Namibia to commission its largest solar plant NAMIBIA TO COMMISSION ITS LARGEST SOLAR PLANT

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Jun 25, 2019

Namibia’s largest solar power plant, is soon to be officially commissioned by Alten Energías Renovables. The 45 MW installation is part of the government’s plan to reduce dependence on hydropower and, more importantly, imported electricity from neighboring South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The plan...

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U.S. Solar Installations Increase 10% in Q1: 3 Stocks to Buy U.S. SOLAR INSTALLATIONS INCREASE 10% IN Q1: 3 STOCKS TO BUY

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Jun 25, 2019

U.S. solar stocks rallied 28.7% through the first quarter of 2019. Favorable state clean energy policy, market dynamics and increasing corporate investments in renewable energy led to a 10% increase in solar installations in the country in the first quarter from the year-ago period. In particular, t...

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thing you do is note t...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even know if your conve...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically has when faced with a lan...

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Concentrated Solar Power Quietly Makes a Comeback CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER QUIETLY MAKES A COMEBACK

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Jun 24, 2019

Concentrated solar power (CSP), a renewable energy technology that has more or less dropped off the radar in the U.S., is quietly becoming competitive elsewhere. A recent analysis of power generation costs from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed that CSP fell more steeply in ...

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Can Florida solar power cook a better duck? CAN FLORIDA SOLAR POWER COOK A BETTER DUCK?

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Jun 24, 2019

The North Florida Resiliency Connection, a $400 million electricity transmission line that Gulf Power and Florida Power and Light hope to build between themselves, could also be used to take advantage of the state’s 40 minutes of extra daytime due to its size. NREL’s Seam Study suggests that a natio...

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Pacifico Energy starts solar power plant in Vietnam PACIFICO ENERGY STARTS SOLAR POWER PLANT IN VIETNAM

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Jun 24, 2019

Pacifico Energy, a developer of renewable energy, has started operation of the 40 MWp Mui Ne solar power plant in Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province, Vietnam. The solar power plant over a 38 ha area will generate 68 million kWh of electricity annually. The solar power plant will be reducing CO2 em...

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California Energy Commission Seeks Comment on Preliminary Draft Research Roadmap CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON PRELIMINARY DRAFT RESEARCH ROADMAP

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Jun 24, 2019

The California Energy Commission will host an online webinar June 28 to collect public comments on a plan for future research on innovative clean energy technologies. The webinar on the preliminary draft research roadmap begins at 10 a.m. Participation is by WebEx only. In 2018, the Energy Commissi...

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Texas Cooperatives to Purchase 7 mW of Distribution-Scale Solar Energy TEXAS COOPERATIVES TO PURCHASE 7 MW OF DISTRIBUTION-SCALE SOLAR ENERGY

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Jun 23, 2019

In Texas, five electric distribution cooperatives will soon be able to provide clean energy to their members with an investment in solar power. Five electric distribution cooperatives in Texas have signed agreements to purchase 7 mW of distribution-scale solar generation, providing an increased supp...

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PLASTIC FREE HOME: Shift to Green Energy Has the Wind in its Sails PLASTIC FREE HOME: SHIFT TO GREEN ENERGY HAS THE WIND IN ITS SAILS

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Jun 23, 2019

This week I read an article that suggested Europe’s energy sector has reached a “watershed moment” and predicted that more cost-effective, and of course environmentally friendly, green energy will spell the death of carbon driven energy production within the next decade. Another article that I read ...

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Drones and Kites Could be The Future of Energy DRONES AND KITES COULD BE THE FUTURE OF ENERGY

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Jun 23, 2019

More and more companies are exploring high-flying drones and kites as a way to harness the wind’s power to generate electricity. The use of wind-generated power increased by 500% in 2018 versus 2008 yet only around four percent of the world’s electricity is currently sourced in this way. Critics say...

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Floating wind farms just became a serious business FLOATING WIND FARMS JUST BECAME A SERIOUS BUSINESS

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Jun 23, 2019

Scotland’s Hywind is a 30 MW wind farm off the Aberdeenshire coast. Since October 2017, the five turbines have been operating as the world’s largest testbed for floating wind technology. Now, it’s a business. On June 19, the Danish energy-trading firm Danske Commodities announced it will buy all of ...

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Solar Refinery Shines Light on Clean Energy SOLAR REFINERY SHINES LIGHT ON CLEAN ENERGY

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Jun 22, 2019

The world may be moving toward renewable energy sources, but fossil fuels are still the fuel of choice for the transportation industry. Especially when it comes to moving big things like planes and cargo ships, it's all about petroleum. But Swiss researchers are looking to at least make the creation...

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Proposed Winton Wetlands Mokoan Solar Project Announced PROPOSED WINTON WETLANDS MOKOAN SOLAR PROJECT ANNOUNCED

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Jun 21, 2019

Winton Wetlands is located near Chesney Vale, not far from Benalla and approximately three hours north- east of Melbourne. Back in 1971, Winton (Mokoan) Swamp was flooded to create Lake Mokoan, which irrigated thousands of hectares of agricultural operations in the area. However, it sometimes dried ...

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The world will get half its power from wind, solar by 2050 THE WORLD WILL GET HALF ITS POWER FROM WIND, SOLAR BY 2050

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Jun 21, 2019

By 2050, solar and wind will supply almost 50% of the world’s electricity, with hydro, nuclear and other renewable energy resources providing another 21%, according to BNEF. Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage contin...

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Australian resource companies are becoming renewable energy believers AUSTRALIAN RESOURCE COMPANIES ARE BECOMING RENEWABLE ENERGY BELIEVERS

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Jun 20, 2019

Among recent developments are moves by Rio Tinto to convert its iron ore trains to hybrid power, the commissioning of a solar power plant at an oil and gas facility operated by Santos in South Australia state, and battery storage being integrated into ConocoPhillips’ liquefied natural gas (LNG) plan...

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New York state is going to need 23 GW more solar power NEW YORK STATE IS GOING TO NEED 23 GW MORE SOLAR POWER

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Jun 20, 2019

The New York Senate, and as of last night/early this morning, the House have voted to move the state’s electricity generation to 70% renewables by 2030 and 100% carbon free by 2040. Now, the United States has two future renewable monsters on the coasts – California and New York – who between them ha...

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Horizon Power To Allow More Solar Installations In Regional Western Australia HORIZON POWER TO ALLOW MORE SOLAR INSTALLATIONS IN REGIONAL WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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Jun 20, 2019

Western Australia’s government has announced more households and businesses in regional WA will have the opportunity to install rooftop solar panels. In some parts of the state, Horizon Power only allows a small percentage of electricity to be generated by solar energy in order to protect fragile gr...

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New CEC Solar Install And Supervise Guidelines Kick In Soon NEW CEC SOLAR INSTALL AND SUPERVISE GUIDELINES KICK IN SOON

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Jun 20, 2019

The Clean Energy Council’s Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems: Install and Supervise Guidelines for Accredited Installers – Version 13 come into play from the beginning of July. One of the major changes in the latest version is the number of installations an accredited person can sign off per day has b...

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Will Geothermal Ever Boom Like Fracking? WILL GEOTHERMAL EVER BOOM LIKE FRACKING?

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Jun 19, 2019

It’s been a decade since the fracking boom reshaped U.S. energy markets — so will we ever use our drilling prowess to create a similar geothermal boom? That’s the hope. The Department of Energy just released a massive new report revisiting America’s potential in conventional hydrothermal, enhanced g...

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W.A. gold miner claims Australian first with wind, solar and battery microgrid W.A. GOLD MINER CLAIMS AUSTRALIAN FIRST WITH WIND, SOLAR AND BATTERY MICROGRID

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Jun 19, 2019

A hybrid wind, solar, battery and gas microgrid being built to power a Western Australian gold mine has won backing from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. ARENA will provide $13.5 million in funding towards the “Australia-first” project that is being built to power the Agnew Gold Mine, owned b...

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Clean Energy Regulator Wants To Change (Some) Solar Postcode Zones CLEAN ENERGY REGULATOR WANTS TO CHANGE (SOME) SOLAR POSTCODE ZONES

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Jun 19, 2019

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator is requesting feedback on its proposed changes to solar postcode zones, which will impact the amount of solar rebate available in some locations. Australia’s major solar subsidy, also known as the “solar rebate” is based on Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs...

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World to get half its power from wind, solar by 2050 WORLD TO GET HALF ITS POWER FROM WIND, SOLAR BY 2050

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Jun 18, 2019

Hydro, nuclear and other renewable energy resources would provide another 21 per cent of the power Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage continue to plummet. That titanic shift over the next three decades will come as...

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Is the U.S. solar market slipping towards merchant? IS THE U.S. SOLAR MARKET SLIPPING TOWARDS MERCHANT?

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Jun 18, 2019

As contract lengths shorten, U.S. solar developers and investors are relying more and more on sales of power in the spot market as the future. For as long as anyone can remember, utility-scale solar projects in the United States have been dependent upon one thing: contracts. Specifically, long-term ...

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Offshore wind poised for $70bn investment blast Stateside OFFSHORE WIND POISED FOR $70BN INVESTMENT BLAST STATESIDE

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Jun 18, 2019

The fast growing maritime renewables market is getting a significant push too, especially offshore wind. Naturally, the North Sea wind industry is getting a big push and necessarily so as the oil & gas supply chain has, on balance been slow to realise let alone grasp the massive opportunities that ...

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Victoria’s Coal Fired Clunkers NEM’s Most Unreliable VICTORIA’S COAL FIRED CLUNKERS NEM’S MOST UNRELIABLE

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Jun 18, 2019

Coal power in Victoria accounts for approximately 13% of the National Electricity Market’s gas and coal capacity, but 32% of its gas and coal breakdowns says The Australia Institute (TAI). A new report from TAI states Victoria’s gas and coal power fleet is the most unreliable in Australia; with Loy ...

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Greater Shepparton City Council Reaping The Benefits Of Solar Energy GREATER SHEPPARTON CITY COUNCIL REAPING THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY

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Jun 17, 2019

Council installed solar panels on the Mooroopna Hub and Doyles Road Complex (DRC) buildings earlier this year. It says the 170 solar panels at the Mooroopna Community hub (56kW system) resulted in a mains grid electricity usage decrease of approximately 42 percent from the beginning of March to the ...

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The Standards Gap Holding Back Solar Homes Becoming Smart Homes THE STANDARDS GAP HOLDING BACK SOLAR HOMES BECOMING SMART HOMES

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Jun 17, 2019

Do you know of any ‘Smart” home systems/software that can be used with a Fronius Inverter/Smart Meter to direct surplus solar power to home appliances and/or heaters via smart wifi plugs?” It’s a good question, and one that doesn’t yet have very many good answers. The world’s full of “smart home” co...

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Siemens Gamesa wins wind turbine order in Taiwan SIEMENS GAMESA WINS WIND TURBINE ORDER IN TAIWAN

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Jun 17, 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received an order for the supply of offshore wind turbines for the 376 megawatt (MW) Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Project in Taiwan. The awarding consortium partners are Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. A firm order is subject to the conso...

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Matamoros wind turbine blade plant to supply U.S. and Latin American projects MATAMOROS WIND TURBINE BLADE PLANT TO SUPPLY U.S. AND LATIN AMERICAN PROJECTS

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Jun 17, 2019

Wind turbine blades that are now being made in the Mexican border town of Matamoros will soon find themselves installed in projects throughout the United States and Latin America. German wind turbine maker and wind farm developer Nordex Acciona recently began production at the company's new Matamoro...

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How have utilities changed the value of solar? Aurora Solar runs 45 million scenarios to find out HOW HAVE UTILITIES CHANGED THE VALUE OF SOLAR? AURORA SOLAR RUNS 45 MILLION SCENARIOS TO FIND OUT

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Jun 17, 2019

Net energy metering (NEM) policies have played a crucial role in making residential solar installations a good investment for homeowners in the United States. However, as installed solar capacity has increased, many utility companies have introduced changes to their NEM programs that reduce the valu...

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Solar, Waste Heat Help Power Athletic Facility SOLAR, WASTE HEAT HELP POWER ATHLETIC FACILITY

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Jun 17, 2019

In Andover, MA, an academic facility founded in 1778 is home to a new student athletic facility designed to produce its own energy. At 98,800 square feet, Phillips Academy’s state-of-the-art Snyder Center holds a LEED (Leadership and Energy Environmental Design) Platinum designation. The LEED certif...

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Coal, Gas, Nuclear – What A Fracked Up Week In Australia COAL, GAS, NUCLEAR – WHAT A FRACKED UP WEEK IN AUSTRALIA

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Jun 14, 2019

Adani’s coal mine another step closer, fracking to kick off in the NT (WA soon too?) and our energy minister hasn’t shut the door on nuclear power. Thank it’s Friday. Fossil fuel advocates will be punching the air and high-fiving each other with some recent news, while...

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A giant new solar farm in Texas will harness the sun’s rays to … brew beer? A GIANT NEW SOLAR FARM IN TEXAS WILL HARNESS THE SUN’S RAYS TO … BREW BEER?

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Jun 13, 2019

Since 1926, Pecos County, Texas has been home to one of the largest oil fields in the United States. To date, it has produced more than a billion barrels of oil and, experts suggest, there is another billion barrels yet to be tapped. But drive through Pecos County a couple of years from now, and it ...

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How Much Rooftop Solar Power Can Be Installed In Australia? HOW MUCH ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER CAN BE INSTALLED IN AUSTRALIA?

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Jun 13, 2019

Ever wondered how much rooftop solar panel capacity could in theory be installed in Australia given the rooftop real estate available in this country? Here’s an answer. A new report authored by the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (...

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Bifacial Solar Gets A Big Boost In The USA BIFACIAL SOLAR GETS A BIG BOOST IN THE USA

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Jun 13, 2019

Overseas manufacturers of bifacial solar panels will be rejoicing after an announcement from the U.S. Trade Representative that these modules will be excluded from the “Trump solar tariff”. In January last year, U.S. President Donald Trump implemented punitive tariffs of as much as 30 percent on imp...

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Walmart inks new solar energy deal WALMART INKS NEW SOLAR ENERGY DEAL

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Jun 12, 2019

Bentonville Ark.-based Walmart is continuing its commitment toward sustainable, renewable energy by subscribing to solar gardens. The company announced that it has developed a new agreement with U.S. Solar to subscribe to 36 of the company’s community “solar gardens,” which are centrally located sol...

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US Renewable Energy Capacity Beats Coal for the First Time US RENEWABLE ENERGY CAPACITY BEATS COAL FOR THE FIRST TIME

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Jun 12, 2019

What's the future of coal? The answer may be blowing in the wind. Or running through our waters. Or, maybe it's at the end of a sunbeam. Wherever the answer is found, the message is clear. Coal is on a downward trend in the U.S. and renewables are on the rise, according to a new report released by t...

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Four U.S. states scoring under-the-radar clean energy wins FOUR U.S. STATES SCORING UNDER-THE-RADAR CLEAN ENERGY WINS

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Jun 12, 2019

In the United States, the falling cost of renewable energy means the economic case for investing in renewables is stronger than before. Across the country, from South Carolina to Nevada, states are taking new measures to harness wind and solar power. Since January, more than 10 state legislatures ha...

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BSG Seeking Land For Bendigo Community Solar Farm BSG SEEKING LAND FOR BENDIGO COMMUNITY SOLAR FARM

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Jun 12, 2019

Bendigo Sustainability Group (BSG) is seeking expressions of interest from land owners prepared to lease a section of their properties for the purposes of a large-scale community solar project. BSG is developing a 2MW community solar farm in the region and has set its sights on building other simil...

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Tunisia soon to commission Tozeur photovoltaic solar power plant TUNISIA SOON TO COMMISSION TOZEUR PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR POWER PLANT

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Jun 11, 2019

Tunisian authorities have announced plans to commission and connect to the national electricity distribution grid the 10 MW Tozeur photovoltaic solar power plant located in the west of the country by the end of June 2019. The project is part of the government’s policy to diversify the electricity mi...

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ASHRAE signs new agreement with U.S. Dept. of Energy ASHRAE SIGNS NEW AGREEMENT WITH U.S. DEPT. OF ENERGY

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Jun 11, 2019

ASHRAE has recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the U.S. Dept. of Energy, formalizing its co-operation with the U.S. government to implement a number of initiatives to improve energy efficiency in buildings. The MoU was signed by Sheila J. Hayter, 2018-2019 president of ASHRA...

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U.S. rooftop solar company Sunnova Energy plans IPO: sources U.S. ROOFTOP SOLAR COMPANY SUNNOVA ENERGY PLANS IPO: SOURCES

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Jun 11, 2019

Sunnova Energy Corp, which finances and manages residential solar and storage systems across the United States, is planning a stock market flotation that could value the company at more than $1 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said. The Houston-based company is one of largest...

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A Glance At Australia’s Renewable Energy Space A GLANCE AT AUSTRALIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY SPACE

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Jun 11, 2019

With the International Energy Agency (IEA) anticipating a rise in world electricity demand by 70 per cent by 2040, the requirement for clean and inexhaustible sources of energy has arisen. The renewable energies neither produce greenhouse gases nor polluting emissions. Such energies are created usin...

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Billionaire Pledges USD$500 Million To Help End U.S. Coal Power BILLIONAIRE PLEDGES USD$500 MILLION TO HELP END U.S. COAL POWER

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Jun 11, 2019

Entrepreneur, philanthropist and three-term Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg is coughing up a big chunk of change to fund an effort to end coal power in the USA. Coal power in the United States is in its demise, but still accounted for 27.4% of electricity production in 2018. Last year, the ...

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How To Take A Factory Off-Grid With Solar And Storage HOW TO TAKE A FACTORY OFF-GRID WITH SOLAR AND STORAGE

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Jun 11, 2019

SolarQuotes founder Finn Peacock chats with Glen Morris from SolarQuip about an interesting project involving taking a small factory off-grid with solar and storage using a very clever approach. SolarQuip has been involved in a few “grid defector” projects over the past 4-5 years. Mr. Morris says pe...

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What Will DTE’s Electricity Future Look Like? WHAT WILL DTE’S ELECTRICITY FUTURE LOOK LIKE?

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Jun 10, 2019

This is a key opportunity for residents and business owners to learn about—and share their views and input on—DTE’s long-term proposals for fulfilling customers’ electricity needs. As Michigan’s largest electric utility, DTE provides electricity to 2.2 million customers in southeastern Michigan. Thr...

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Showing off what solar can do: SolarEdge’s augmented reality scenarios SHOWING OFF WHAT SOLAR CAN DO: SOLAREDGE’S AUGMENTED REALITY SCENARIOS

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Jun 10, 2019

Solar inverter specialist SolarEdge is deploying augmented reality (AR) technology to show off distributed energy’s real-world capabilities. It’s now one of many companies employing smart technologies to bolster its renewable offerings, with both blockchain and IoT becoming increasingly commonplace ...

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Beryl Solar Plant Now Supplying Electricity For Sydney Metro BERYL SOLAR PLANT NOW SUPPLYING ELECTRICITY FOR SYDNEY METRO

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Jun 10, 2019

Beryl Solar Plant in NSW is complete and has commenced commercial operations, delivering electricity for Sydney Metro. The 110.9 MW PV power plant is situated approximately seven kilometres west of Gulgong in New South Wales’ Central Tablelands. The majority of electricity generated by the facility ...

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Organic Solar Cells Achieve the Highest Efficiency Rate ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST EFFICIENCY RATE

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Jun 10, 2019

Solar panels in the market today are composed mostly of silicon, which is inorganic, often formed into thick, rigid sheets that require fixed installation points. But it appears that this quality of solar panels can be improved with the help of organic solar cells. Carbon-based organic solar cells c...

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Beyond renewables: How to reduce energy-related emissions by measuring what matters BEYOND RENEWABLES: HOW TO REDUCE ENERGY-RELATED EMISSIONS BY MEASURING WHAT MATTERS

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Jun 10, 2019

Despite the uptick in renewable energy usage, global emissions have steadily increased. World Resources Institute’s John Woolard argues that commitments to 100% renewables will not alone curb the worst impacts of climate change. In the 27 years since the 1992 Rio Climate Summit, the use of renewable...

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Let’s make a commitment to clean energy LET’S MAKE A COMMITMENT TO CLEAN ENERGY

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Jun 10, 2019

Two years ago, President Donald Trump said he would renege on our country’s commitment to the historic Paris agreement, repudiating the best chance we have to deal with global climate disruption. Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto objected and spoke for our city and its clean-energy future. I remember ...

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Cannibals Gather For The Easter Feast CANNIBALS GATHER FOR THE EASTER FEAST

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Jun 07, 2019

At Easter, as the UK bathed in warm sunshine, the GB wholesale power market experienced a series of notable events - including cannibalisation. High levels of embedded solar generation reduced the need for grid-connected energy production, causing the minimum daytime demand to drop below the night t...

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Greens Pushing Harder For Early Closure Of Yallourn Power Station GREENS PUSHING HARDER FOR EARLY CLOSURE OF YALLOURN POWER STATION

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Jun 07, 2019

The Victorian Greens are using the recommendations of a report on emission reduction targets to back their call for closing Yallourn Power Station early. Situated in the Latrobe Valley, the brown coal-fired clunker is fed by mines adjacent to the power station and chews through around 18 million ton...

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Offshore wind is blowing harder OFFSHORE WIND IS BLOWING HARDER

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Jun 06, 2019

Is offshore wind power getting ready to take off in the U.S.? Well, not quite yet, but things appear to be heating up. Much is still uncertain, but projects are moving forward, albeit slowly. The East Coast between southern New England and the Carolinas is attractive to developers of offshore energy...

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What WHAT'S KEEPING THE U.S. FROM DEVELOPING ITS CLEANEST ENERGY SOURCE?

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Jun 06, 2019

The United States has a renewable, 24/7 clean energy resource right beneath its feet that can be used for electricity generation and direct heating and cooling. Geothermal energy is harnessed in geothermal power plants that run consistently no matter the weather conditions that typically restrict t...

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Construction begins on 7-MW community solar farm in New York CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON 7-MW COMMUNITY SOLAR FARM IN NEW YORK

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Jun 05, 2019

This week US Light Energy held a launch ceremony to announce the start of construction of its latest community solar initiative. The Sugar Hill Solar Farm, to be located on 40 acres of land on the Sugar-Hill / Sugar-View Farm in Clifton Park, New York is the first community solar farm for the region...

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What solar can really do: SolarEdge’s augmented reality scenarios WHAT SOLAR CAN REALLY DO: SOLAREDGE’S AUGMENTED REALITY SCENARIOS

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Jun 05, 2019

Renewable energy can truly run our world, from household to factory to farming in the fields and driving on the highways. Here’s a hands-on demonstration that uses augmented reality (AR) technology to show off distributed energy’s real-world capabilities. A growing number of solar equipment makers a...

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What Reduces Solar Cells’ Efficiency? WHAT REDUCES SOLAR CELLS’ EFFICIENCY?

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Jun 05, 2019

Solar is perhaps one of the most reliable source of renewable energy we have today. While the entire world is turning towards green energy, the drop in efficiency of solar cells remains a worry. For almost 40 years, in fact since their development, scientists have prodded over the consistent drop in...

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How hydrogen can offer a clean energy future HOW HYDROGEN CAN OFFER A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

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Jun 05, 2019

General Motors built its first vehicle powered by hydrogen in 1966. But instead of revolutionising the auto industry, the GM Electrovan ended up in a museum. Half a century later, we’re still waiting for hydrogen to live up to its promise as a clean energy technology.The industry joke is that hydrog...

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Renewable Energy Potential in Africa RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL IN AFRICA

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Jun 05, 2019

Whilst SA leads the way in terms of RenewableEnergy projects, the continent is far from realising its full green potential, but the possibilities are there, says Bhavtik Vallabhjee. AfricaExpertise

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Path forward for offshore wind leasing on OCS PATH FORWARD FOR OFFSHORE WIND LEASING ON OCS

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Jun 05, 2019

What is the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s overall offshore wind leasing strategy? This is a question that is frequently asked during the many wind events in which we participate. The demand for offshore wind energy has never been greater. Plummeting costs, technological advances, skyrocketing ...

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The Texas electric grid is about to test our commitment to free markets THE TEXAS ELECTRIC GRID IS ABOUT TO TEST OUR COMMITMENT TO FREE MARKETS

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Jun 04, 2019

Why is it that Texas always seems to be able to keep the lights on even while California faces summer power shortages?Up until now, the answer has been that Texas has its own grid and uses market forces to manage both its supply and demand of electricity. Now, however, regulators are ringing a not-s...

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Byron Shire Council Commits Cash For 5MW Solar Farm Project BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL COMMITS CASH FOR 5MW SOLAR FARM PROJECT

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Jun 03, 2019

The planning, design and tender process will soon get under way for Byron Shire Council’s 5MW solar farm, which will be the largest PV power plant in the region.Byron Shire is a local government area located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Its towns and localities include Byron Bay...

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SolarGaps Smart Solar Blinds block sunshine while lowering your energy bill SOLARGAPS SMART SOLAR BLINDS BLOCK SUNSHINE WHILE LOWERING YOUR ENERGY BILL

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Jun 03, 2019

Clearly the wave of the future, SolarGaps Smart Solar Blinds help you save on energy costs. Plus, these smart blinds also help preserve the environment. Because they collect solar energy for your use, these solar blinds reduce the amount of conventional energy you use. Thus, they reduce carbon emiss...

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Green Power Vs. Rooftop Solar: Solar Easily Wins But Having Both Is Greenest GREEN POWER VS. ROOFTOP SOLAR: SOLAR EASILY WINS BUT HAVING BOTH IS GREENEST

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Jun 03, 2019

A while back a reader asked me for a post on rooftop solar vs. Green Power. Or, if you spell as badly as a government national program — GreenPower. So here it is:Rooftop solar power is far better than GreenPower.But before I eat I should probably explain how I arrived at that conclusion. Also, i...

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Can a derivative turn Europe CAN A DERIVATIVE TURN EUROPE'S GREEN ENERGY DREAM INTO VIRTUAL REALITY?

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Jun 03, 2019

The confectionery giant, which runs its own gas-fired power plant near its factory in northern Italy, is in early talks to help finance a new clean energy plant, possibly a solar farm in the sunnier south, according to three sources familiar with the matter.Like other companies in Europe, Ferrero is...

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Whitmer administration eases solar farm restriction WHITMER ADMINISTRATION EASES SOLAR FARM RESTRICTION

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Jun 03, 2019

Millions of acres of rural Michigan land could now become solar farms under a new state policy, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office announced Monday.Land that is currently eligible for tax benefits under the state’s Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program — about 3.4 million acres, in total — is now...

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Renewable energy is quickly becoming cheaper than fossil fuels, report finds RENEWABLE ENERGY IS QUICKLY BECOMING CHEAPER THAN FOSSIL FUELS, REPORT FINDS

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May 31, 2019

The costs of renewable energy fell to a record low in 2018, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable sources are already the cheapest way to generate electricity in many parts of the world, the intergovernmental agency reports, and they're rapidly o...

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Illinois’ Clean Energy Jobs Act taps power of energy efficiency ILLINOIS’ CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT TAPS POWER OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY

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May 30, 2019

The rollout of Illinois’ Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) has focused attention on the bill’s four main pillars: a 100% renewable energy target by 2050, the decarbonization of the state’s power sector by 2030, the electrification of the transportation sector and a focus on equity and economic justice.Bu...

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US Energy Department Rebrands Solar Power As ‘Satanic’ US ENERGY DEPARTMENT REBRANDS SOLAR POWER AS ‘SATANIC’

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May 30, 2019

Washington DC – The Department of Energy (DoE) released a statement today declaring the agency will now refer to solar power as Satan’s power. Satan’s power instead of solar power will appear on all communications within the organization and on external documentation. The change in policy takes plac...

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Hitting the Trifecta with Renewable Energy HITTING THE TRIFECTA WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY

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May 29, 2019

Across the country, policymakers increasingly recognize the growing role of renewables in our economy. California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, and Puerto Rico have all passed 100% carbon-free electricity goals. At least 100 cities have enacted 100% clean energy requirements while another...

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An uncertain future for green energy in Canada AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR GREEN ENERGY IN CANADA

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May 29, 2019

In the time between setting her panel title for the CBA Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit in Vancouver and standing to introduce it earlier this month, moderator Sarah Powell felt it necessary to add a question mark, presenting it on the day as: Canada’s Green Energy Shifts West?If rece...

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Victorian Budget Funds For Renewable Newstead Solar Farm Project VICTORIAN BUDGET FUNDS FOR RENEWABLE NEWSTEAD SOLAR FARM PROJECT

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May 29, 2019

Newstead is situated in Central Victoria on the Loddon River in the Shire of Mount Alexander. It’s approximately 15 minutes from Castlemaine and around 1.5 hours north-west of Melbourne. Renewable Newstead is a project with a goal to supply the town (population: estimated 754) with 100 per cent ren...

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Californians Unite to Protect Their Solar Rights CALIFORNIANS UNITE TO PROTECT THEIR SOLAR RIGHTS

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May 28, 2019

California solar customers: It’s time to take action to protect your right to access the clean energy of the sun. Today we’d like to encourage everyone with a residential or commercial solar system to support the newly established Solar Rights Alliance, a nonprofit association dedicated to defending...

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Electric Vehicles Are Driving Rates Down ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE DRIVING RATES DOWN

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May 28, 2019

This guest blog post from NRDC analyzes a recent study that demonstrated that electric vehicle customers are not being subsidized by other customers and, in fact, are putting downward pressure on rates. Because the transportation sector is the nation’s largest source of climate-warming pollution, it...

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Wind Energy Maintenance Market Share by 2025 WIND ENERGY MAINTENANCE MARKET SHARE BY 2025

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May 28, 2019

QY Research has evaluated the global Wind Energy Maintenance market in its latest research report. The research report, titled [Global Wind Energy Maintenance Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025], presents a detailed analysis of the drivers and restraints impacting the overall market. Analyst...

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The UK needs to spend more on researching green energy THE UK NEEDS TO SPEND MORE ON RESEARCHING GREEN ENERGY

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May 28, 2019

Air Canada ‘network outage’ affects check-in, bookings, flight statuses — but Jazz flights are online On the sidelines of the 2015 Paris climate summit, then-UK prime minister David Cameron and 19 other world leaders made a promiseto double green energy research and development by 2020. The United...

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Harvesting energy from roads and bridges HARVESTING ENERGY FROM ROADS AND BRIDGES

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May 27, 2019

San Francisco held a Pedestrian Day on 27 May 1937 to open the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge to the public. Nowadays, around 10,000 people, mainly tourists, cross the 2,7 km bridge for the spectacular views of the city, the bay and Alcatraz.It’s estimated that the vibrations generated by bridge...

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Addressing the Surveillance need in Wind Energy with Automated Drones ADDRESSING THE SURVEILLANCE NEED IN WIND ENERGY WITH AUTOMATED DRONES

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May 27, 2019

As the world is awaking to the realization that we need to become less reliant on fossil fuels and we need to do it now, alternative green energy sources like wind energy are becoming all the more essential. However, there are always growing pains for industries expanding as rapidly as wind energy i...

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Microsoft Inks Wind Energy Agreement with Eneco to Power its Datacenters in the Netherlands MICROSOFT INKS WIND ENERGY AGREEMENT WITH ENECO TO POWER ITS DATACENTERS IN THE NETHERLANDS

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May 27, 2019

Microsoft announced a new wind energy agreement in the Netherlands with Dutch sustainable energy company and wind farm developer Eneco.Eneco will provide Microsoft’s datacenters with green power for 15 years starting in 2022. This isMicrosoft’s second purchase of wind energy in the Netherlands in a ...

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Rising Global Demand for Wind Energy Systems Requires More Flexible Supply Chains RISING GLOBAL DEMAND FOR WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS REQUIRES MORE FLEXIBLE SUPPLY CHAINS

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May 23, 2019

Building renewable energy systems and smart grids to power the world is quickly evolving from an aspirational goal into reality. McKinsey & Company reports that “wind and solar accounted for more than half of new power generation capacity additions in recent years” and predicts “renewables will cont...

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Solar Energy Key To Achieving Electricity Access For All SOLAR ENERGY KEY TO ACHIEVING ELECTRICITY ACCESS FOR ALL

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May 23, 2019

The world is falling short of meeting UN global energy targets states a new report, but solar power can play a bigger role in helping it get there.In 2015, the United Nations committed to Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), which sets a goal of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable...

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Amid climate crisis, renewable energy poised for rapid growth AMID CLIMATE CRISIS, RENEWABLE ENERGY POISED FOR RAPID GROWTH

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May 22, 2019

Our climate is changing, and not only is it happening faster than expected, but extreme weather events are destroying the very electricity system we rely on. We only have about 12 years to act before the damage is irrevocable. The good news is that we have the technology and solutions to decarbonize...

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Considering the Benefits of Solar Energy for Your Commercial Building CONSIDERING THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY FOR YOUR COMMERCIAL BUILDING

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May 21, 2019

Over the past 15 years, the Commercial Real Estate industry in general, and a greater number of New York City’s corporate and commercial buildings specifically, have started to leverage solar energy as a way of reducing costs and fulfilling sustainability objectives.With office buildings alone accou...

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Four US States Scoring Under-the-Radar Clean Energy Wins FOUR US STATES SCORING UNDER-THE-RADAR CLEAN ENERGY WINS

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May 21, 2019

In the United States, the falling cost of renewable energy means the economic case for investing in renewables is stronger than ever before. Across the country, from South Carolina to Nevada, states are taking new measures to harness wind and solar power. Since January, more than 10 state legislatur...

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Texas Cooperatives Agree to Purchase Solar Energy TEXAS COOPERATIVES AGREE TO PURCHASE SOLAR ENERGY

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May 21, 2019

Bartlett Electric Cooperative, Comanche Electric Cooperative, Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative, PenTex Energy and South Plains Electric Cooperative have signed agreements to purchase 7 MW of distribution-scale solar generation, providing an increased supply of cost-effective and clean energy to t...

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Xcel Energy’s Plan to Eliminate Coal and Boost Solar in Minnesota XCEL ENERGY’S PLAN TO ELIMINATE COAL AND BOOST SOLAR IN MINNESOTA

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May 20, 2019

Today, Xcel Energy released a preliminary plan to phase out its remaining coal-fired power plants in Minnesota and replace them primarily with wind, solar, and energy efficiency—moving the company forward toward its goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. Part of the plan involves a consensus ...

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Jobs, equity and economic justice are at the core of new Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act JOBS, EQUITY AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE ARE AT THE CORE OF NEW ILLINOIS CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT

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May 16, 2019

Illinois has once again put itself at the forefront of the movement to promote a clean energy economy. In March, we wrote about the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), a groundbreaking bill that Environmental Defense Fund was proud to play a central role in developing. Like its predecessor, the Future Ene...

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Widening our renewables portfolio in the subsidy-free solar world WIDENING OUR RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO IN THE SUBSIDY-FREE SOLAR WORLD

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May 15, 2019

Entering a new market is always an exciting time for any business. This could not be truer of joining the UK solar market as it enjoys something of a renaissance in a post-subsidy environment.Despite the somewhat erratic way in which the UK Government managed its reduction in subsidy levels since th...

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The end of the solarcoaster THE END OF THE SOLARCOASTER

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May 14, 2019

Now the dust has settled on the end of the Feed-in-Tariff, the UK solar market is looking ahead to a completely subsidy-free era. This is, of course, unchartered territory for the industry and it’s fair to say there is anticipation and fear, in equal measure for the next couple of years particularly...

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State by State, Clean Energy Is Sweeping the Nation STATE BY STATE, CLEAN ENERGY IS SWEEPING THE NATION

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May 13, 2019

Washington is the fifth state to pass a 100% clean energy target, defying the Trump administration’s attempts to prop up fossil fuels. Sporting a ball cap that proclaimed “100%” in big yellow numbers, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill into law earlier this month that gives his state what ...

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How Community Solar Empowers All of Us to Participate in the Clean Energy Revolution HOW COMMUNITY SOLAR EMPOWERS ALL OF US TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION

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May 13, 2019

Just east of the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, D.C., the Dupont Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church recently began attaching 168 kilowatts worth of solar panels to its sun-dappled roof. The electricity generated by this new solar array will not only power the church it will also help 47 loc...

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Greening the chemical industry requires massive amount of renewables GREENING THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY REQUIRES MASSIVE AMOUNT OF RENEWABLES

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May 13, 2019

The really hard part of reducing greenhouse gas emissions could be even more difficult than we thought. While in theory carbon dioxide captured from the air could replace fossil fuels as a feedstock for the global chemicals industry, in practice it would likely require vastly more clean electricity ...

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Take Life by the Bulbs: Choose Energy Efficient LEDs TAKE LIFE BY THE BULBS: CHOOSE ENERGY EFFICIENT LEDS

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May 13, 2019

The US Department of Energy estimates that swift implementation of Light Emitting Diodes LEDs would save $265 billion over the next 20 years. An average household can cut costs by about $45 per bulb over the course of its lifetime. The switch to LED lighting would also eliminate the need to build ne...

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Committee on Climate Change sinks nuclear power in the UK in favour of renewables COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE SINKS NUCLEAR POWER IN THE UK IN FAVOUR OF RENEWABLES

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May 10, 2019

Few people seem to have noticed how the Committee on Climate Change, in their 'Net Zero' report (net zero carbon emissions for 2050 for the UK), have effectively junked nuclear power in favour of renewable energy[1]. Indeed a careful reading of the evidence produced by the CCC completely upends the ...

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How Much You Can Save on Your Electric Bill by Switching to Renewable Energy HOW MUCH YOU CAN SAVE ON YOUR ELECTRIC BILL BY SWITCHING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

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May 10, 2019

For homeowners, switching to renewable energy seems to be the new, hip thing to do. Not only has the cost of electricity from more traditional energy sources risen but the cost of installing solar panels has declined. “Renewable energy” is an umbrella term that covers a few different types of energy...

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Solar powered homes – economical and safe for the environment SOLAR POWERED HOMES – ECONOMICAL AND SAFE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

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May 08, 2019

In the ongoing quest for more sustainable sources of energy, people have always looked up and marveled at the sun. After all, it’s right there in the sky, endlessly radiating light and heat. If that power, pouring down on our earth, could just be tapped! Assuming we were able to harness solar energy...

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What is the most energy efficient space heater - and the best solar air heater WHAT IS THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT SPACE HEATER - AND THE BEST SOLAR AIR HEATER

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May 07, 2019

Space heaters have historically been known as a convenient way to heat up a small space quickly and efficiently; however, they've also earned a reputation as a fire hazard, especially when left unattended nearby flammable objects, such as clothing, carpeting, or bed sheets. Fortunately, space heater...

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Renewables produced 77% of Germany’s electricity on Easter Monday RENEWABLES PRODUCED 77% OF GERMANY’S ELECTRICITY ON EASTER MONDAY

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May 06, 2019

Awash in sunshine and gentle breezes, over the spring Easter holiday, renewable energy production throughout Germany began to climb, hitting a record on Easter Monday as roughly 77% of electricity was generated by renewables. Is this a further sign that coal is on its way out? L. Michael Buchsbaum p...

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Why Exporting Solar Energy over HVDC Lines During Summer Could Be Beneficial for California WHY EXPORTING SOLAR ENERGY OVER HVDC LINES DURING SUMMER COULD BE BENEFICIAL FOR CALIFORNIA

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May 04, 2019

Using HVDC for cross-border energy trading in and out of California is a fiery topic. Although it could achieve regional grid integration and help solve many indeterminacy issues, it also holds great risk in decreasing fire resilience if done during the fire-prone summer. Since we’ve already discuss...

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Overcoming the barriers to entry for aviation biofuels OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS TO ENTRY FOR AVIATION BIOFUELS

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May 03, 2019

This leaves Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) as the only credible means of reducing direct emissions from air travel on a meaningful scale.Included within this category are aviation biofuels produced through any of five technology pathways certified to industry standards, as well as electrofuels pr...

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Solar Tax Incentives May Not Expire But 2019 Is The End Of 30% SOLAR TAX INCENTIVES MAY NOT EXPIRE BUT 2019 IS THE END OF 30%

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May 01, 2019

The Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is not ending, but 2019 is the end of the 30% benefit and will begin to reduce after this year. What does this mean for people looking to go solar? Act now on getting your systems purchased and installed. The ITC covers not only the purchase of the equ...

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Corporate 100% Renewable Targets, What’s Next CORPORATE 100% RENEWABLE TARGETS, WHAT’S NEXT

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Apr 29, 2019

All across the country, states, cities [1], and corporations [2,3] are making bold 100% renewable energy commitments. RE100, a global corporate leadership initiative bringing together influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, now has 174 members. While many commitments are stil...

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SUNNY SIDE UP- INDIA HAS ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GREEN ENERGY SHIFT SUNNY SIDE UP- INDIA HAS ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GREEN ENERGY SHIFT

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Apr 29, 2019

The year 2019 has started with huge opportunities for solar in India, highlighting 10 GW to 15 GW new capacity additions in the renewable energy sector giving solar majority in this contribution by the end of 2019. Expected growth in utility-scale solar and Indian Government’s recent decision to foc...

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Falling Costs Make Wind, Solar More Affordable FALLING COSTS MAKE WIND, SOLAR MORE AFFORDABLE

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Apr 26, 2019

Harnessing wind and solar energy for low-carbon electric power generation was once considered uneconomical. Now, rapidly falling costs for these technologies are boosting global renewable energy capacity. Renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions substantially and the effects of glob...

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What You Might Have Missed This Week in Solar WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK IN SOLAR

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Apr 26, 2019

Nestled in the somewhat parched patchwork of Mudgee farmland, the new Beryl solar farm has begun injecting electricity to the grid. Sydney Metro train lines are their anchor client and will account for 69% of Beryl’s generation of the coming 15 years. The 87 MW Beryl solar farm took 12 months from c...

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Determining Whether Solar is Right for Your Home DETERMINING WHETHER SOLAR IS RIGHT FOR YOUR HOME

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Apr 25, 2019

Is solar right for my home? Four basic criteria can help you determine the answer to that question: First, you must own the home. Affordable Solar can only contract with a homeowner for a residential solar array, and the solar tax benefits go to the homeowner. If you rent a residence, you can encour...

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THE TAX BENEFITS OF GOING GREEN THE TAX BENEFITS OF GOING GREEN

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Apr 25, 2019

Congress uses tax deductions and tax credits to influence taxpayers’ actions. For instance, it seeks to stimulate taxpayers to reduce their energy consumption and moving away from the use of fossil fuels. In this article, we explore the benefits and drawbacks of two major incentives: the home-solar ...

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How Power Market Structures are Driving Demand for Energy Storage Investment HOW POWER MARKET STRUCTURES ARE DRIVING DEMAND FOR ENERGY STORAGE INVESTMENT

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Apr 25, 2019

On March 19, ACORE hosted an invite-only, executive meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss evolving business models for energy storage and hybrid projects. Participants in the event, Aligning Market Incentives to Facilitate Financing and Deployment of Energy Storage, ranged from senior-level financi...

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How Does ISO 15118 Support Vehicle-to-Grid HOW DOES ISO 15118 SUPPORT VEHICLE-TO-GRID

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Apr 24, 2019

Imagine your electric vehicle being more than just a means of transportation from point A to point B. What if it could be part of a green energy revolution a new trend that emerges from the ever-growing number of renewable energy sources being installed across the globe and the fast-growing number o...

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Unbottling Wind: How We Can Expand Clean Energy UNBOTTLING WIND: HOW WE CAN EXPAND CLEAN ENERGY

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Apr 24, 2019

With the growing focus on climate change, policymakers are increasingly calling for clean energy to replace fossil fuels to power the grid. But due to the limitations of today’s grid, not all renewable sources we have on the system today are being used to their full advantage. One recent example occ...

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Why Ipsun chooses to install microinverters on residential solar projects WHY IPSUN CHOOSES TO INSTALL MICROINVERTERS ON RESIDENTIAL SOLAR PROJECTS

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Apr 23, 2019

Inverters are necessary with a solar panel installation because they change the DC power being produced by the solar panels to usable AC energy consumed by your home. Catch up on the basics of what microinverters are here. Rather than one central inverter for each solar system, we typically use micr...

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What to Expect When Purchasing a Solar Panel System WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN PURCHASING A SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM

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Apr 23, 2019

Most Americans are familiar with the process of moving into a new home that includes contacting utility companies to set up or transfer accounts. In New Mexico, the choices have been largely limited to one utility for gas, one for water, and one for electricity. Choosing to use solar energy will exp...

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How artificial intelligence (AI) technologies can support integration of renewable energy HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) TECHNOLOGIES CAN SUPPORT INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Apr 23, 2019

The electrical grid is arguably the most complex machine on Earth and is evolving rapidly from its centralized history of the last century. However, the grid is changing not only physically with the addition of large amounts of variable renewable energy, but in the use of new intelligent control alg...

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Is India’s Price Sensitive Renewables Market Leading to Compromises on Latest Technology IS INDIA’S PRICE SENSITIVE RENEWABLES MARKET LEADING TO COMPROMISES ON LATEST TECHNOLOGY

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Apr 23, 2019

India’s renewables market is quiet price sensitive. Does this sensitiveness lead to compromises on the latest technology front? Here we have taken a quick opinion on this from few industry veterans, see what they say… “Yes, I do agree that India is a price sensitive market due to highly competitive ...

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What is a Solar Farm? Do I need one WHAT IS A SOLAR FARM? DO I NEED ONE

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Apr 23, 2019

Solar farms are large scale solar installations where photovoltaic (PV) panels, referred to as solar panels, or other means of collecting solar energy, like concentrating solar systems are used to harvest the suns power. They’re different than rooftop solar systems and even commercial solar power sy...

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Celebrating Earth Day: An Inside Look at Our New Clean Energy Deal CELEBRATING EARTH DAY: AN INSIDE LOOK AT OUR NEW CLEAN ENERGY DEAL

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Apr 22, 2019

As we celebrate Earth Day around the world, it’s the perfect time to reflect on how we care for our people and our planet. As a society, we’re collectively responsible for operating sustainably both as individuals and as businesses to reduce our negative environmental impact. To be successful at thi...

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Energy storage is the new efficiency ENERGY STORAGE IS THE NEW EFFICIENCY

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Apr 22, 2019

When Massachusetts took the nation-leading step of integrating energy storage into its energy efficiency plan this year, it didn’t just add a new technology. It consummated a decade-long, slow-motion embrace of an important new form of efficiency. Up until now, efficiency in the electricity sector h...

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Three Benefits of Solar Panels for Your Business THREE BENEFITS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Apr 22, 2019

Solar power can help benefit business owners once a system is installed. Here are three main benefits that solar panels can yield for businesses. First and foremost, solar panels can help improve cash flow for many businesses. This is achieved by controlling operational expenses, such as energy cost...

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WE SOLVE: a unique partnership creates jobs for women and breaks the barriers to clean energy in Tanzania WE SOLVE: A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP CREATES JOBS FOR WOMEN AND BREAKS THE BARRIERS TO CLEAN ENERGY IN TANZANIA

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Apr 22, 2019

The Arusha region is home to Tanzania’s nomadic Maasai and other communities who farm and herd in the plains around Mount Meru. Communities here face life without light as soon as the sun sets, meaning that kids can’t play in the streets or study and families are often dependent on expensive and tox...

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Celebrating Earth Day: An Inside Look at Our New Clean Energy Deal CELEBRATING EARTH DAY: AN INSIDE LOOK AT OUR NEW CLEAN ENERGY DEAL

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Apr 22, 2019

As we celebrate Earth Day around the world, it’s the perfect time to reflect on how we care for our people and our planet. As a society, we’re collectively responsible for operating sustainably both as individuals and as businesses to reduce our negative environmental impact. To be successful at thi...

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UTILIZING SOLAR ENERGY FOR MEDICAL SECTOR: LESSONS INDIA NEEDS TO FOLLOW UTILIZING SOLAR ENERGY FOR MEDICAL SECTOR: LESSONS INDIA NEEDS TO FOLLOW

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Apr 20, 2019

For obvious reasons the healthcare industry worldwide requires an uninterrupted supply of electricity. Although, globally we have made great strides in harnessing and utilizing energy, still more than 1 billion people (worldwide) are currently living without electricity. And interruptions in energy ...

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Rule of Law in Climate Response and Energy Transformation RULE OF LAW IN CLIMATE RESPONSE AND ENERGY TRANSFORMATION

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Apr 19, 2019

When I was a child, my father would repeatedly remind me to “turn off the lights money doesn’t grow on trees”. Was it because he was concerned about the environment? No, not really it was because we were relatively poor. But I am pretty good now about remembering to turn off the lights Now, as the c...

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Is energy from waste the next big investment opportunity IS ENERGY FROM WASTE THE NEXT BIG INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

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Apr 18, 2019

During a typical working week, we meet two to three investors from banks, pension or infrastructure funds. We drink expensive coffee, eat posh biscuits, and they all relentlessly complain of the same thing: they have tons of money to invest in renewables, but there is a dearth of bankable projects t...

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Celestica Helps Smart Energy Industry OEMs Accelerate Their Energy Storage Roadmap CELESTICA HELPS SMART ENERGY INDUSTRY OEMS ACCELERATE THEIR ENERGY STORAGE ROADMAP

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Apr 18, 2019

More governments, businesses and consumers around the world are embracing renewable energy sources, creating significant growth opportunities for smart energy hardware manufacturers. The International Energy Agency forecasts that between now and 2023, renewables, led by solar PV and wind, will see t...

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Offshore wind energy: A game changer OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY: A GAME CHANGER

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Apr 18, 2019

Energy is one of the key drivers of a nation’s economy and a rapidly growing economy like India requires access to modern sources of energy. Electricity demand and supply mismatch in the country has been at its peak for the last few years and with the economy experiencing 7-8 percent growth rates, I...

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Spring is coming as UK solar pivots to the future SPRING IS COMING AS UK SOLAR PIVOTS TO THE FUTURE

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Apr 18, 2019

Children striking from school, a powerful wave of civil disobedience bringing London to a halt and a swathe of councils declaring a climate emergency. The desire to see rapid action to help prevent dangerous climate change is being voiced loudly across society and not just from the grass roots; the ...

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The Benefits of Going Solar with a Solar Loan THE BENEFITS OF GOING SOLAR WITH A SOLAR LOAN

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Apr 18, 2019

If you don't have solar panels yet, you probably feel like your energy status quo falls short in more than one way. You want a clean energy source that actually belongs to you, and makes a good investment. But you’d like a monthly payment structure so you can essentially pay-as-you-save, with no hef...

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Clean Energy Is Delivering Sizable Environmental Benefits CLEAN ENERGY IS DELIVERING SIZABLE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

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Apr 18, 2019

Earth Day is on April 22, which means it’s the time of year to celebrate the environmental benefits that clean renewable energy projects are bringing to America all year long. Everyone benefits from clean air, clean water, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Thanks to low-cost wind and solar power, ...

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Green Deals Won’t Save the World, But Access to Energy Will GREEN DEALS WON’T SAVE THE WORLD, BUT ACCESS TO ENERGY WILL

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Apr 18, 2019

Around the world, nearly a billion people still don’t have access to electricity. Though we take it for granted in the United States, energy isn’t a readily accessible luxury across the planet. It’s essential for clean water, modern medical care, refrigeration, transporting goods, and cooking withou...

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Measurement Canada to Regulate Thermal Energy Meters MEASUREMENT CANADA TO REGULATE THERMAL ENERGY METERS

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Apr 17, 2019

Thermal energy meters are used to measure, and potentially charge customers for, energy used for heating and cooling applications in multi-residential and other buildings. To accomplish this, thermal energy meters measure the quantity of thermal energy transferred to or from a heat conveying liquid....

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Serbia’s largest wind farm, fully constructed SERBIA’S LARGEST WIND FARM, FULLY CONSTRUCTED

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Apr 17, 2019

Construction has been completed on the 158 MW Čibuk 1, Serbia’s largest wind farm, according to a news release from one of the financial institutions that approved a loan for the project. The wind farm has started trial production. Čibuk 1, with 57 wind turbines, “is fully constructed,” reads a news...

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How Japan Rules as the World Leader in Floating Solar Power HOW JAPAN RULES AS THE WORLD LEADER IN FLOATING SOLAR POWER

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Apr 17, 2019

Picture this – if an entire nation’s land is required for agriculture or housing, then how do you increase the solar energy output? Japan is already showing the way by taking the route of the water. Space-starved Japan has the world’s first floating solar plant built in Aichi Prefecture in central H...

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Introducing Green Power Pass INTRODUCING GREEN POWER PASS

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Apr 17, 2019

Kevin Hagen, Vice President Environment, Social & Governance (Esg) Strategy at Iron Mountain, discusses a first-of-its-kind renewable energy solution for data center customers. The growth of the data center and colocation industry supports a wave of digital transformation in business. In an increasi...

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How Do Solar Panel Batteries Work HOW DO SOLAR PANEL BATTERIES WORK

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Apr 17, 2019

Did you know that with your solar panel installation you can have not only active energy but extra stored energy? And this extra energy that’s stored in a battery can help you save even more money on your energy bill than solar panels alone. If it sounds too good to be true it isn’t! At Lumina Solar...

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First-ever hourly simulation of global energy system: 100% Renewables scenario is cheaper FIRST-EVER HOURLY SIMULATION OF GLOBAL ENERGY SYSTEM: 100% RENEWABLES SCENARIO IS CHEAPER

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Apr 17, 2019

Influential groups and vested interests from the incumbent fossil and nuclear industries are claiming to be realists. They accuse climate scientists as well as activist groups and NGOs of only pursuing unrealistic dreams. They also put forward and reiterate the view that ambitious climate action is ...

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Project Maximus in Northern Sweden embarks on 1.1 GW second phase PROJECT MAXIMUS IN NORTHERN SWEDEN EMBARKS ON 1.1 GW SECOND PHASE

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Apr 17, 2019

Sweden is currently the hottest onshore wind market in Europe, and the region is attracting foreign investments like never before. In 2018, €3.7 billion was invested in onshore wind farm developments. €3.7 billion - that is a mind blowing figure for a country of just above 10 million residents, and ...

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Do Solar Panels Increase Home Value DO SOLAR PANELS INCREASE HOME VALUE

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Apr 16, 2019

Are you thinking of going solar, but you want to know if it will affect your home’s value? Are you thinking of buying a home with solar panels or selling your home which has solar already installed? In this article, we’ll try to help you better understand solar’s effect on housing values, no matter ...

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Applying Blockchain Technology to Secure Energy Data and Transactions APPLYING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY TO SECURE ENERGY DATA AND TRANSACTIONS

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Apr 16, 2019

In parts 1 and 2 of this educational series, we discussed both the foundation of the clean energy marketplace solar panels and the integration of those panels into a network where individuals can transmit disparate types of clean energy to their neighbors: the microgrid. But where the leading edge t...

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Is Vanadium the “Valyrian Steel” of the Energy Transition IS VANADIUM THE “VALYRIAN STEEL” OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION

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Apr 16, 2019

In the real world, its equivalent just might be vanadium. This silvery-grey metal was once used to construct some of the most celebrated blades in the world, including the Damascus Sword, on which George R.R. Martin based Valyrian steel. The swords were known to be so sharp that they could cut a “fl...

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Benefits of Going Solar in New Mexico BENEFITS OF GOING SOLAR IN NEW MEXICO

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Apr 16, 2019

New Mexico has the best “solar resource” in the country! A specific solar array can produce more energy here than in any other location. This it true for a variety of reasons, including long days and a propensity towards sunny skies. Another surprising explanation is the fact that solar panels work ...

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Holistic approach in sustainable development of renewables HOLISTIC APPROACH IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF RENEWABLES

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Apr 16, 2019

At the recently held Hard Talk event in Belgrade, representatives of UNECE, Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia and various stakeholders groups discussed barriers and risks that prevent more intense development of the renewable energy sector in the country but also proposed reco...

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Utilizing Smart Energy Management in Schools to Free Up Capital UTILIZING SMART ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN SCHOOLS TO FREE UP CAPITAL

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Apr 16, 2019

K-12 schools spend countless resources on education and facilities, and energy costs in K-12 schools are second only to staffing costs. Typical staffing costs include custodial workers, administrative staff and facility management team members. Even supplies fall further down on the list of K-12 exp...

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3 WAYS TO ACCELERATE A STALLED SOLAR OR ENERGY STORAGE PROJECT — IN 2 MONTHS 3 WAYS TO ACCELERATE A STALLED SOLAR OR ENERGY STORAGE PROJECT — IN 2 MONTHS

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Apr 15, 2019

Some of the best potential solar and energy storage projects I see never move forward, despite the fact that an organization may have a great internal champion who is advocating for the project. Here are 3 steps that my more proactive clients use to get their organizations to move forward with stall...

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Tax day 2019 is reminder that 30 percent solar credit expires at end of year TAX DAY 2019 IS REMINDER THAT 30 PERCENT SOLAR CREDIT EXPIRES AT END OF YEAR

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Apr 15, 2019

Monday marks the final day to file your income taxes, and many of you probably noticed in filling out this year’s forms how personal exemptions have been eliminated and itemized deductions have been limited. These things may have significantly changed how much you’re getting back from the federal go...

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We’re increasing our carbon fee as we double down on sustainability WE’RE INCREASING OUR CARBON FEE AS WE DOUBLE DOWN ON SUSTAINABILITY

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Apr 15, 2019

Since 2009, Microsoft has made and met a series of commitments to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. While we’ve made progress toward our goal of cutting our operational carbon emissions by 75 percent by 2030, the magnitude and speed of the world’s environmental changes have made it increasingly...

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Engineers Use Simulation to Ensure Solar Panels Survive Wind Storms ENGINEERS USE SIMULATION TO ENSURE SOLAR PANELS SURVIVE WIND STORMS

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Apr 15, 2019

A lot of solar farms add motors to their solar panels so they can track the sun as it moves through the sky. These panels will capture 10 to 30 percent more energy than their stationary cousins. However, solar trackers are also susceptible to damage brought on by high power winds. Even when solar pa...

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Can Sustainable Energy Really Be Sustained CAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REALLY BE SUSTAINED

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Apr 15, 2019

Environmental sustainability has become a key topic in all circles: It plays a growing role in economic development, is widely debated in policy circles and is an important part of corporate social responsibility. That is why many politicians have jumped on the bandwagon. In Europe, green parties an...

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What does the end of the Feed-in Tariff mean for energy WHAT DOES THE END OF THE FEED-IN TARIFF MEAN FOR ENERGY

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Apr 15, 2019

The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) launched in 2010 and closed on 31 March 2019. The aim of the scheme was to encourage the uptake of small scale renewable electrical generation and in turn kick start an industry in the UK. Although there were times when government seemed to be acting against the industry, it...

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Why South Africa can’t make a massive shift to renewables - yet WHY SOUTH AFRICA CAN’T MAKE A MASSIVE SHIFT TO RENEWABLES - YET

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Apr 15, 2019

There’s a lively debate raging in South Africa about the extent to which renewables should replace coal, particularly given the threat of climate change. The country’s electricity supply is currently highly dependent on coal. While it’s clear that coal power won’t disappear any time soon, is a 100% ...

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Jumbo, steel for renewable energy JUMBO, STEEL FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Apr 15, 2019

It is interesting to note how steel, the most recycled material in the world, plays a part in the construction of various types of plants: from wind power to biomass systems, from photovoltaic systems to hydroelectric and geothermal systems. In terms of renewable sources in particular, wind energy i...

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Maintaining Your Solar Panel System with Ease MAINTAINING YOUR SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM WITH EASE

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Apr 13, 2019

As home improvements go, a solar panel system from Affordable Solar promises to be extremely low maintenance. Every solar system we install comes with a 5-year performance guarantee, a 10-year workmanship warranty from Affordable Solar, and 25-year equipment warranties from the component manufacture...

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SMUD SMUD'S NEW GRID ACCESS CHARGE WILL DESTROY SOLAR PANEL ECONOMICS

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Apr 12, 2019

The publicly-owned Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) has played an important role in the success of the U.S. rooftop solar industry. They were one of the first utilities in the country to offer a rebate for rooftop solar (in the late 1990s). That rebate covered about 30% of the system's...

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It IT'S TIME FOR BIOENERGY TO STAKE ITS CLAIM IN THE UK RENEWABLES MIX

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Apr 12, 2019

The bioenergy industry needs more carrot and less stick, argues REA's Nina Skorupska. The backbone of the renewables revolution. The overlooked giant. The ugly duckling... All these analogies have been used to describe bioenergy, and it is fair to say that it stands in line behind nuclear as the mos...

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WHAT SECOND PHASE OF ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER PROGRAM HOLDS AND SECTOR SCENARIO WHAT SECOND PHASE OF ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER PROGRAM HOLDS AND SECTOR SCENARIO

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Apr 12, 2019

Recently, President of India launched 2nd phase of grid-connected rooftop solar energy photovoltaic (PV) program, which is a promising news indeed. According to the plan, 38 GW of rooftop solar power capacity will be targeted for installation. Government has also announced support to provide 118.14 ...

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Developer POV: Bifacial PV Modules Will Open New Markets for Utility-Scale Solar DEVELOPER POV: BIFACIAL PV MODULES WILL OPEN NEW MARKETS FOR UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR

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Apr 12, 2019

Let me be clear: as a developer of utility-scale projects, we are very bullish on bifacial. We see bifacial as the next major evolution in solar module technology. Even if bifacial modules trade at a slight premium for the time being, many manufacturers tell us they intend to make even their monofac...

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Portable solar panels are a great option for RV and camping PORTABLE SOLAR PANELS ARE A GREAT OPTION FOR RV AND CAMPING

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Apr 12, 2019

Baby boomers are 'alternative retirement' people. Millennials crave 'experiences'. Put the two together and you have a powerful, mobile force here in the United States. And they want innovative energy solutions like portable solar panels. Solar panels take the energy from sunlight, which the solar p...

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4 Things to Know About Geothermal Energy 4 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

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Apr 12, 2019

An important part of being a local industry leader in mechanical construction is to be environmentally responsible. Geothermal energy is an excellent way to accomplish this and has increasingly become more important on commercial building projects looking to save on energy costs, achieve prestigious...

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A CASE FOR EXPANDING OFFSHORE WIND FARMS A CASE FOR EXPANDING OFFSHORE WIND FARMS

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Apr 11, 2019

Funding to encourage the rapid expansion of offshore wind farms would be a promising beginning for climate legislation,” according to The New York Times. This statement was part of an article titled ‘An Energy Wish List for Congress,’ which heeds legislators to accelerate efforts to a clean-energy e...

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HOW LEARNING ABOUT OFFSHORE WIND CAN EMPOWER THE INDUSTRY HOW LEARNING ABOUT OFFSHORE WIND CAN EMPOWER THE INDUSTRY

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Apr 11, 2019

Offshore wind is an emerging global industry, with its workforce growing at 20% annually, according to a recent Environmental Defense Fund report. Moreover, it indicated that both solar and wind industries are creating jobs 12 times faster than the rest of the U.S. economy. The Bureau of Labor Stati...

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Investing in solar energy: What return can you get on your solar investment INVESTING IN SOLAR ENERGY: WHAT RETURN CAN YOU GET ON YOUR SOLAR INVESTMENT

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Apr 11, 2019

The amount of money you save by investing in solar energy varies, depending on factors including where you live, the incentives available from your state government and the type of system you install. To calculate the solar panel ROI you can expect, you need to get a customized quote for your specif...

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Solarcentury, M&A and the thirst for British solar expertise SOLARCENTURY, M&A AND THE THIRST FOR BRITISH SOLAR EXPERTISE

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Apr 11, 2019

Earlier this week it was revealed that Solarcentury, one of the UK solar sector’s stalwarts, is eyeing a potential sale. A mooted auction could see the company fetch as much as £250 million, Sky News reported, with investment bank Evercore tasked with finding potential buyers. Even without consideri...

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What is solar energy and how does it work WHAT IS SOLAR ENERGY AND HOW DOES IT WORK

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Apr 10, 2019

You’ve probably seen all the solar panels popping up on roofs and wondered how they work – read on and wonder no longer. At its core, solar energy takes the energy produced from the sun and converts it into the type of energy that can power your house. New solutions for creating electricity from sol...

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NT’S Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) Complete NT’S SOLAR ENERGY TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM (SETUP) COMPLETE

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Apr 10, 2019

Dozens of remote communities throughout the Northern Territory are now benefiting from the integration of commercial and large-scale solar power under SETuP. A $59 million initiative co-funded by the Northern Territory Government and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the program was de...

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Is Wind and Solar Enough to Meet the Energy Needs of Our 21st Century World IS WIND AND SOLAR ENOUGH TO MEET THE ENERGY NEEDS OF OUR 21ST CENTURY WORLD

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Apr 10, 2019

What would a future with 100% renewable energy look like? Is it possible to get there just through wind and solar? These questions are a source of spirited debate with not all experts in agreement. So let’s take a look at the feasibility of an energy infrastructure run purely using wind and solar po...

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