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Vestas Wind Plans China Push with New Models, Component Content

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:33

Vestas Wind Systems A/S., the world’s biggest wind turbine maker, will extend its push into China with plans to use more component contents from Chinese suppliers while also bringing models suited for varying wind conditions to the country.

LDK Files for Bankruptcy in U.S. Court on China Solar Glut

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:28

LDK Solar Co., the Chinese solar- cell maker that defaulted on its bonds this year, filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. to help carry out restructurings already under way in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands.

Moving safely from service boat to nacelle

Wind Power News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:00
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Categories: Wind Power

Capacity 'could hit 2,000GW by 2030'

Wind Power News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:00
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Categories: Wind Power

Capacity 'could hit 2,000GW by 2030'

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:33
WORLDWIDE: Installed wind capacity could jump to more than five times its current level by 2030, a report from the Global Wind Energy Council has found.
Categories: Wind Power

The Future of Solar Economics and Policy

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:25

Solar power is at a unique place in history. It’s growing rapidly, its price is falling precipitously. Within the next 10 years, it will compete favorably with utilities for electricity sales, on price, and without subsidies. Given its rapid ascent, it might seem silly to talk about change.  But the continued expansion of distributed solar power ma

The Key to Harnessing the Power of the Sun: Minimize Risk, Maximize Return

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:21

Roofing systems are valuable assets designed to perform a critical function — protect the top of a building. A building’s roof may not have been designed to become the permanent platform for a heavy photovoltaic (PV) system. But throughout the world, rooftops are being converted into solar power systems as building owners, energy advisory agencies and other decision-makers attempt to capitalize on the environmental and financial benefits of installing a rooftop PV system.

Gamesa sells Mexican project

Wind Power News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:00
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Categories: Wind Power

News story: Edward Davey on Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation monthly figures

Department of Energy - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:24
Edward Davey’s comment on the latest Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation statistics.

Nordex wins 27.5MW deal in France

Wind Power News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:00
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Categories: Wind Power

Vestas chases China market share

Wind Power News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:00
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Categories: Wind Power

NRC Takes Browns Ferry Off Watch List; Schedules Conference for Arkansas Nuclear One

Nuclear Power - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:30
U.S. regulators on Monday took the Tennessee Valley Authority's Browns Ferry power station off a watch list after forty-one months and scheduled a conference to review flood protection safety at Arkansas Nuclear One. The Huntsville, Ala., plant with revenues of $1 billion per year – a tenth...(read more)

EPA Carbon Rules: Create Gliding Paths Instead of Cliffs

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:26

The EPA’s proposed rule to regulate carbon dioxide from existing power plants emphasizes the ample flexibility it provides to states. However, careful analysis of the rule shows that it provides significant flexibility for how states can achieve the required CO2 reductions, but little flexibility on when to achieve them. In fact, most of the emission reductions it calls for are required in 2020, the rule’s first year.