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Facebook transmission line payment reprieve

Wind Power Monthly - 6 hours 45 min ago
New Mexico regulators have voted to shelve the surprise requirement that Facebook pay $39 million for a transmission line.
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Wind and solar could power half the grid by 2050

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 15:05
Further cost reductions of wind, solar PV and battery technology will lead to the two renewable energy sources providing 48% of electricity by mid-century, according to new projections.
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'World's most powerful iron-based generator' to begin testing

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:04
Electromagnetic engineering firm GreenSpur Renewables is to begin testing what it claims is the world's most powerful ferrite-based direct-drive permanent magnet generator, but questions over funding remain.
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Q&A with Antti Turunen, ZF Wind Power

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:44
PARTNER CONTENT: Antti Turunen, Head of Global Service at ZF Wind Power, talks digitalisation, data and the importance of service in the future.
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Ireland plans 12GW renewables boost

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:41
Ireland has published a plan to increase its reliance on renewables from 30% today to 70% by 2030 by adding 12GW of additional clean energy capacity.
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U.S. solar market soars in Q1 2019

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 05:00
In the first three months of the year, the U.S. installed 2.7 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV), making it the most solar ever installed in the first quarter of a year. With the strong first quarter, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables forecasts 25% growth in 2019 compared to 2018, and it expects more than 13 GWdc of installations this year.

Legislation introduced to encourage marine energy research in the U.S.

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:00

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Angus King (I-Maine), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), have reintroduced The Marine Energy Research and Development Act, intended to increase production of low-carbon, renewable energy from the natural power in ocean waves, tides and currents.

Gallery: Global Wind Day competition winners

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:59
The wind industry celebrated Global Wind Day (15 June) with its annual photography competition. The winners offered a range of iconic images showing the impact of the sector around the world.
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Top 5 ways the UK government can support onshore wind and meet net-zero emissions by 2050

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:08
In early June, the UK enshrined into law a commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, making Britain the first major economy to do so. Meeting this target will require substantial reliance on renewable energy from solar, tidal, hydro, and wind sources, both onshore and offshore.

Hydrogen is the fuel of the future. For real this time, IEA Says

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 15:26
Hydrogen, which has been touted as the fuel of the future much of the past five decades, may finally be on the verge of converting its potential to reality.

Argentina opens 122.4-MW Bicentennial Wind Farm

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 14:14

The 122.4-MW Bicentennial Wind Farm has been inaugurated in the Santa Cruz province of Argentina and is currently the largest wind farm in the country, according to BNamericas.

Renewable energy market employs 11 million in 2018 – IRENA

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:27
Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Iowa officials consider energy storage tax credit, ‘value of storage’ study

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 07:21
Iowa economic development officials are tentatively endorsing a tax credit for battery storage to complement the state’s wind and solar generation.

California Energy Commission gives $3M grant to pair energy storage and fast EV charging

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 21:14
Natron Energy said that the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded it a $3 million grant for “Advanced Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle Charging Support.” Natron will use the money to manufacture and install a high powered, long cycle life energy storage system at an EV Fast Charging station.

New White Paper explores grid parity and the solar renaissance

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 18:40
Today, solar power has become cheaper than the production cost of any other existing conventional power generation technology. The arrival of grid parity heralds a milestone in the history of energy production. It means solar energy being commercially viable without any subsidies or state support; producing energy with the lowest possible environmental impact.

Target commits to 100 percent renewables; signs PPAs to purchase wind and solar energy

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 18:00
On June 12, Target corporation said it was increasing its renewable energy goals by committing to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The goal applies to all of Target’s domestic operations.

Trump exempts bi-facial solar modules from import tariffs

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:50
In an announcement that was celebrated by the solar industry, yesterday U.S. trade officials said that bi-facial solar modules, which are solar modules that produce energy on both sides of the panel, would be exempt from import tariffs.

Statkraft announces plans to build 51.6-MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:30

Statkraft announces it has decided to start construction of the 51.6-MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile. The construction is planned to commence in August and completion is scheduled for second half of 2022.

Indian sites suffer from delayed payments

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:29
Wind and solar power generators in the three southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu are once again experiencing delays in payments from the distribution utilities.
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Six Flags Great Adventure now powered by 23.5-MW solar array

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 15:11
On Wednesday in New Jersey, the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America said that its New Jersey park, Six Flags Great Adventure, is now powered by solar energy.