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UK wind faces up to future outside EU

Wind Power Monthly - 13 hours 31 min ago
UK: The future of wind power in the UK was thrown into further doubt after the country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June.
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Pan-African joint venture set up

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:42
AFRICA: A new pan-African power development joint venture has been created between Nigeria's semi-public Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and South Africa's Harith General Partners, operating nearly 1.6GW of renewable capacity.
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Roderick Moves Up, Replaced By Gutierrez On Interim Basis

Nuclear Power - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:37
Westinghouse Electric Company's top executive Danny Roderick is moving up the chain of command at Toshiba, taking the dual-role of president and chief executive officer at the company's Energy Systems and Solutions division, which involves oversight of Toshiba's entire energy portfolio, including Westinghouse.(read more)

Cost to Replace California Nuclear With Solar: $15 Billion

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 14:16

PG&E Corp.’s plan to shut California’s last nuclear power plant by 2025 would cost $15 billion if all its output is replaced with solar-generated electricity at current prices, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analysts.

World’s Longest Wind Turbine Blade Unveiled in Denmark

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 14:03

Offshore wind turbine provider Adwen and blade provider LM Wind Power have unveiled what they say is the longest wind turbine blade in the world.

Industry Performance Report Urges Accelerated Growth

Nuclear Power - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 13:56
A World Nuclear Association (WNA) report, the first annual World Nuclear Performance Report, published on Wednesday, says that the rate of nuclear power construction needs to accelerate significantly in order to meet the climate change goals spelled out in the COP21 accord reached in Paris last year.(read more)

More African Countries Embrace Geothermal Power, Receive $37M in Funding

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 13:31

The tiny East African countries of Rwanda, Djibouti and the Union of Comoros have joined the African league of geothermal power producers, in a field still dominated by Kenya after applying and getting funding to commence surface studies and drilling operations from the US$ 115 Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility fund, which is administered by the African Union.

SunEdison CEO Chatila Resigns From Bankrupt Renewables Giant

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:58

Ahmad Chatila, chief executive officer of bankrupt clean-energy giant SunEdison Inc., has resigned. His last day was Wednesday.

The 100-MW Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Plant Re-vamp — Earning Millions

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:26

The 100-MW Quaid-e-Azam Solar Power Plant, at Bahawalpur, was the first grid-connected IPP that was installed in 2015 and has been operational since August 2015, exceeding expectations and demands by NEPRA in terms of producing energy, GWhs, for the months with optimal solar irradiance and temperatures.

Lekela buys Senegal project rights, secures $117.5m funding

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:02
AFRICA: Lekela Power has acquired the development rights to a 158MW wind project in Senegal, and has received funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to invest across Africa.
Categories: Wind Power

GE wins 250MW framework deal

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 09:03
GERMANY: GE Renewable Energy and UKA Group have agreed a 250MW framework deal covering 12 projects in Germany.
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Sky-high solar power for South Bank Tower

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 23:00

London’s newly-redeveloped South Bank Tower will harness the power of the sun to light up its 193 luxury apartments, shops, restaurants and bars after a solar array was installed on the roof.

AES to Boost Generating Capacity in Brazil With Wind and Solar

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 19:04

AES Corp. is planning to expand into large-scale wind and solar energy in Brazil to boost its generating capacity in the country.

Bird Society Leads by Example: Operates Large Wind Turbine at Headquarters

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 17:15

In early 2016, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) installed a large wind turbine at their headquarters in central England. The 100-meter (330-foot) tall turbine was installed at the Society’s headquarters in Sandy midway between Milton Keynes and Cambridge.

Vermont Wind Farm Tour Shows Off Results of Years of Preparation

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 14:01

Vermont utility Green Mountain Power opened its 63-MW Kingdom Community Wind project to visitors this spring to give people the opportunity to see first-hand the results of nearly seven years of planning and construction.

Notes from the Solar Underground: Conferences, Conferences Everywhere

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 13:28

Considering its relatively small size, the solar industry has always had too many conferences. Most conferences are highly subjective and trend driven.

In SolarCity Bid, Tesla’s Musk Targets Customers Wanting All

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:31

Tesla Motors Inc.’s offer to buy SolarCity Corp. would combine two already deeply linked companies to offer clean energy enthusiasts a one-stop shop.


NRC Issues Confirmatory Action Letter To Entergy Operations Concerning Arkansas One

Nuclear Power - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:27
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a Confirmatory Action Letter documenting actions that Entergy Operations, Inc., officials have agreed to take to address performance issues at Arkansas Nuclear One. The plant is located in Russellville, Ark.(read more)

Subsea specialists sign strategic alliance

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:19
UK: Cable supplier JDR has signed a framework agreement with Bibby Offshore, specialists in subsea construction, inspection and maintenance services.
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Siemens teases a 10MW+ turbine

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:08
UK: Siemens will unveil a new turbine platform in the next five years, hinting at a 10GW+ turbine as it targets €80/MWh by 2025.
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