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New York Readies Environmental Impact Statement for Offshore Wind Plan

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:32

New York is preparing an environmental baseline that it will use to support the state’s offshore wind plans. The New York Department of Public Service approved the release of a draft generic environmental impact statement (GEIS) for public comment, according to a webcast of a Feb. 22 commission meeting.

Are There New Tariff Shocks Coming Soon for Solar?

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:04

As the solar industry works to adjust to solar tariffs set by the Trump Administration in January on imports of crystalline silicon PV cells, the industry must now consider other possible new tariffs that could affect solar’s supply side.

Inside Renewable Energy —The Business of Blockchain: Where Cryptotech Fits for Renewables Today and into the Future

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:32

Businesses are asking how much attention they should be paying to blockchain now and what the opportunities are for this crypto-technology in the future. In this podcast episode, Dan Wellers, Global Lead for Digital Futures for SAP, ventures into the coming possibilities of blockchain for renewables and the entire energy value chain.

3@3 on Solar PV: Unintended Consequences That Could Destroy Solar (And Already Are)

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:45

Today’s topics include why Indian villagers would take hammers to a large-scale solar array; what happens when developers cut corners in order to install solar at the lowest price possible and what are the unintended consequences of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 which is currently being considered as a reason to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imported into the United States.

 

Leningrad II Unit 1 Begins Power Up Testing

Nuclear Power - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:27
Russian nuclear build corporation Rosatom said this week that the Unit 1 at the Leningrad nuclear power plant expansion project – known as Leningrad Phase II – has successfully completed tests required at the minimum level of controlled power “in preparation for start-up this spring.” As such, higher power testing was underway.(read more)

Funding for auto-inspection solutions

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:02
UK: The government's InnovateUK fund will invest £19 million in projects offering solutions to improve autonomous subsea or subsurface inspections and monitoring systems for offshore projects.
Categories: Wind Power

IAEA Conducts 200th Plant Review

Nuclear Power - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:39
The International Atomic Energy Agency reached a compliance milestone this week, noting on its website that, for the 200th time a review team had been sent out to inspect a nuclear power plant to judges its safety and security.(read more)

Global Wind Service opens Serbian unit

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:37
SERBIA: Installation and service company Global Wind Service (GWS) is setting up a new business unit in Serbia due to "expected potential" in the market.
Categories: Wind Power

Spain to pay compensation to renewables investors

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:10
SPAIN: In a second international ruling against retroactive cuts in renewables support introduced by the Spanish government in 2013, a Swedish arbitration panel has awarded a Luxembourg-based investment firm €53 million compensation.
Categories: Wind Power

New projects boost Northland's 2017 sales

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:12
CANADA: Completion of two offshore wind farms boosted Northland Power's revenue for 2017 by 25%, the Canadian developer said.
Categories: Wind Power

Agency backs Le Treport 'with reservations'

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:50
FRANCE: Following a long wait, the French Agency for Biodiversity (AFB) has backed Engie's 496MW Dieppe-Le Tréport project, off the Normandy coast, but "with reservations".
Categories: Wind Power

Pattern to trial predictive analytics software

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:32
UNITED STATES: Developer Pattern Energy will pilot predictive analytics software at its 200MW Logan's Gap project in Comanche County in central Texas.
Categories: Wind Power

Austria Files Suit To Stop Paks Expansion

Nuclear Power - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:40
Austria has once again filed a lawsuit to block another euro block country from building a nuclear power plant, filing a suit Thursday with the European Court of Justice to try to derail Hungary's expansion goals for the Paks nuclear plant, Hungary's only nuclear power plant.(read more)

Westinghouse Signs Lead Cooled Reactor Cooperative Agreement

Nuclear Power - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:19
Westinghouse Electric Company said Thursday it had signed a Cooperation Agreement for lead-cooled fast reactor (LFR) technology development with the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) and Ansaldo Nucleare.(read more)

Pattern to trial predictive analytics software

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:45
UNITED STATES: Developer Pattern Energy will pilot predictive analytics software at its 200MW Logan's Gap project in Comanche County in central Texas.
Categories: Wind Power

Vattenfall picks HVDC for 1.8GW Norfolk projects

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:13
UK: Swedish developer Vattenfall will deploy high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cables at its Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas projects, the company has announced.
Categories: Wind Power

Utilities, Customers in US Southeast Embrace Community Solar

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:22

The growth of consumer purchases of solar power via community-based systems is accelerating throughout the Southeast as more utilities develop or roll out offerings.

Sonnen Turns to South Australia for Solar Storage Manufacturing

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:58

Leading global battery and solar energy company Sonnen will move its Australian headquarters from Sydney to Adelaide where it will also establish a manufacturing hub.

24 UK Solar Plants Fetch $267 Million in Asset Sale

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:52

Canadian Solar Inc. today said that it has sold a 142-MWp solar portfolio in the U.K. to London-based asset manager Greencoat Capital LLP in an asset sale worth about US$267.7 million.

VIDEO: Helicopter installs composite pylons

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:23
UK: A specialist helicopter has been used in Scotland to install lightweight composite poles that will support transmission lines connecting a wind project to the national grid.
Categories: Wind Power