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Solar Matchmaker Pairing Lenders With Commercial Developers

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 20:36
The New York-based company is introducing an online exchange to pair commercial solar developers with lenders looking to finance projects. It’s already matched $35 million of deals ahead of its formal opening Thursday, and has a goal of $250 million this year, according to a statement.

Too Big to Succeed: Solar Titans Flop When They Climb to Top

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 20:36
In the past decade alone, four different companies -- all Chinese -- have surged to the top of the heap, becoming the biggest solar maker in the world, only to subsequently fall flat and get overtaken by an up-and-comer.

IAEA Sees Strength In Bulgaria's Radioactive Waste Strategy

Nuclear Power - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:15
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Bulgaria is committed to the safe management of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, but recommended changes the country could make for long-term improvements.(read more)

NRC Inspects Clinton, Concerned With Backup Generators

Nuclear Power - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:48
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday it had begun a Special Inspection at the Clinton nuclear power plant to review the circumstances surrounding problems with the emergency diesel generators at the plant that could not operate for approximately three days during a recent refueling outage.(read more)

Ørsted and Northland win further Taiwan capacity

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 12:33
TAIWAN: Danish developer Ørsted and Canadian firm Northland Power have both secured further Taiwanese offshore wind capacity totalling 1.6GW for an average bid price of TWD 2,456/MWh ($80.94/MWh).
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Indian banks find wind a 'safe bet'

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:02
INDIA: The Indian wind industry can see the annual market size reaching 8-10GW in the next couple of years but with this scale of growth, resources will be strained. However, the industry is confident it can cope even if permitting problems continue.
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New York sets out storage plan

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 09:17
UNITED STATES: New York state governor Andrew Cuomo has published a roadmap to develop 1.5GW of storage capacity by 2025, including a recommendation of $350 million in incentives.
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Turkey calls 1.2GW offshore tender

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 07:27
TURKEY: The energy minister has opened a tender for 1.2GW of offshore wind capacity, setting a ceiling bidding price of $80/MWh.
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Sanmen Unit 1 Reaches Initial Criticality

Nuclear Power - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:30
Westinghouse Electric Company announced two major milestones with its AP1000 reactors under construction in China on Thursday. Among the good news for the company, it was announced, along with China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) that the Sanmen Unit 1 reactor in Zhejiang Province had obtained its first successfully completed initial criticality, a first for the Westinghouse designed reactor.(read more)

Second AP1000 In China Begins Receiving Fuel

Nuclear Power - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 21:18
Westinghouse and its customers, China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Shangdong Nuclear Power Company Limited (SDNPC) said Thursday that a second AP1000, Haiyang Unit 1, had begun to receive fuel into its core.(read more)

Illinois Energy Law Lures Northeast Commercial-Industrial Solar Developer

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:06
A major developer of large-scale solar in the Northeast is launching operations in Illinois, expecting the state’s new energy law to jumpstart the industry in a way similar to what happened in the company’s home state of Massachusetts.

The Public Health Benefits of Adding Offshore Wind to the Grid

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:06
New plans to build two commercial offshore wind farms near the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coasts have sparked a lot of discussion about the vast potential of this previously untapped source of electricity.

Solar Prices Nosedive After China Pullback Floods Global Market

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:06
Solar panels were already getting cheaper this year, and then China pulled the plug this month on about 20 gigawatts of domestic installations. The result was a glut of global inventories, and now prices are plunging even faster.

Shell joins offshore accelerator

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:01
EUROPE: Oil and gas giant Shell has joined the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator programme as the Dutch firm takes greater interest in the industry.
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EnBW joins kite-wind project

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:49
GERMANY: Developer-utility EnBW has launched a research project to support the development of a high-altitude kite wind power system.
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EDF sells stake in two US sites

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 09:09
UNITED STATES: EDF Renewables has sold a 50% stake in a 588MW US renewables portfolio to Dutch pension fund PGGM.
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Appeal court approves 1.8GW Swedish project

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:56
SWEDEN: The Land and Environment Court has approved developer Svevind's 1.8GW third phase of a 4GW-plus cluster in the north of the country.
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Triton Knoll onshore cabling work imminent

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:07
UK: Construction work is about to start on the cable route for the 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.
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BBOXX, DC Go Form Partnership for Pay-Go Solar in Southern Africa

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:46
Two off-grid solar providers are teaming up to deliver energy services to the estimated 4.6 million people without access to reliable electricity in Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland.

Exelon, First Solar Bankroll Campaign to Push a Carbon Tax

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:46
Major energy companies, including the largest U.S. nuclear power generator, are putting millions of dollars into a new political campaign to push for a tax on carbon dioxide emissions.