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ABB Launches 8-minute Charger for Electric Vehicles

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 18:07

This week at Hannover Messe, ABB launched what it says is the world’s fastest e-vehicle charger.

The Terra High Power charger can charge up to 350 kilowatts, which translates to about 200 kilometers of range for an EV, in just 8 minutes, according to the company.

ABB said that its chargers are being installed around the world, and they have recently been selected for use by Electrify America, the biggest electric vehicle infrastructure project to date in the United States.

The new charger is ideally suited for use at highway rest stops and gas stations.


Inside Renewable Energy: Training and Recovery in Puerto Rico — Delivering Real Resilience with Solar Plus Storage

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:16

In this episode, representatives of Blue Planet Energy discuss their work in Puerto Rico helping communities deliver on the value of energy storage and solar power through training and education.

Iberdrola net profit up 1.2%

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 15:28
SPAIN: Leading wind power developer Iberdrola has recorded a net profit of €838 million in the first quarter of 2018, a 1.2% increase on the previous year.
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US Wind Power Achieves 30 Percent in Four States

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 15:10

Wind power is now supplying more than 30 percent of the electricity in four states — Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota — according to data recently released in the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report 2017.

Invenergy files Poland suit in UN court

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:47
POLAND: US developer Invenergy has filed its lawsuit against the Polish government with a UN commercial law body in its ongoing dispute over cancelled power purchase agreements.
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Deutsche Windtechnik opens US unit

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:04
UNITED STATES: German multi-brand service provider Deutsche Windtechnik has opened a business unit in the "healthy" US market.
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Australian Water Utility Seeks Net-Zero Costs with Solar Plus Storage

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 13:58

Adelaide, South Australia, water utility SA Water is planning to achieve net-zero electricity costs by building a solar portfolio paired with energy storage.

Wind, Solar Provide 98 Percent of New US Generating Capacity in Jan/Feb

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:52

Wind and solar accounted for more than 98 percent of all new U.S. electrical generation placed into service in the first two months of this year.

Turbine installation completed at Walney Extension

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:44
UK: The final turbines have been installed at the world's largest offshore wind farm, developer Ørsted has announced.
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GE to trial 12MW turbine at UK centre

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:59
UK: GE Renewable Energy will test its 12MW Haliade-X turbine at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult's test centre in Blyth, northeast England, as part of a five-year deal.
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Cost of wind-generated hydrogen to fall below natural gas

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:29
GERMANY: Hydrogen produced from surplus wind and solar energy can become cheaper than natural gas by the 2030s, according to new analysis.
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Indian thermal generator calls 2GW wind auction

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:10
INDIA: The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), India's largest thermal power generator backed by the government, recently issued a tender for 2GW of wind power.
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Convenience at Heart of New US Ultra-Fast EV Charging Network

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 18:53

Electrify America today said it will install a network of ultra-fast charging stations at locations across the U.S. that have been chosen specifically for everyday charging convenience.

Advocates Seek More Momentum for Massachusetts Offshore Wind

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:33

Coastal Massachusetts is blustery enough that a robust offshore wind system could power a residential and commercial electricity load that is 20 times larger than exists today.

NASA Schedules Kilopower Media Event

Nuclear Power - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 17:32
U.S. space agency NASA said that it had scheduled a major media event to discuss “demonstration of new space exploration power system,” in what is known as the Kilopower project, which involves the use of a fission power source for deep space and planet exploration. (read more)

Olkiluoto Unit 3 On Track For Fuel Loading

Nuclear Power - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:20
In its monthly newsletter in April, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said that the Olkiluoto NPP Unit 3 remained on track for a commercial start in May 2019 and that fuel loading was set for sometime this fall.(read more)

Florida Regulators Approve Solar Lease Option for Homeowners

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:47

Sunrun last week won the right to offer solar leases to homeowners in Florida. Rules on the structure of solar lease offerings were previously unclear, and homeowners, therefore, have not had a lease option for solar to date. 

Jordan Eyes Energy Storage as Next Step in Green Energy Drive

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:35

Jordan is pressing ahead with its first electricity storage project to bolster its expansion in solar and wind generation. The Middle Eastern kingdom expects to sign a contract for a 30-megawatt battery in the third quarter, according to Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Saleh Al Kharabsheh. 

Finding Island Grid Resilience with Advanced Software Systems

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:34

Grid operators on the islands of O'ahu and Puerto Rico are working with advanced software providers to help them understand how their transmission and distribution systems function with increasing amounts of distributed energy resources (DER), as they seek a cleaner, more resilient power infrastructure.

Proposed Belgian zone 'too dense', lobbyist claims

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:00
BELGIUM: The head of the lobbying group for the Belgian offshore wind industry has criticised government plans for a second offshore zone, claiming it would be too crowded.
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