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Question of the Week: Do we need energy storage?

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:04
WORLDWIDE: Following the news that Siemens is developing a system to store thermal energy in rocks, Windpower Monthly asked experts whether there is a need for large-scale energy storage.
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Eradicating blade ­damage

Wind Power News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:00
Filed under: Wind Energy News
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Africa Opens Its First Geothermal Energy Research Center for Workforce Development

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 16:42

Africa is set to open its first ever-geothermal energy research centre at the Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology (DeKUT) in Kenya. As interest in the African geothermal market grows, the region is now focused on building a strong workforce to spur exploration and development of the increasingly important source of renewable energy.

Netherlands Installs World's First Solar Bike Path

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 14:55

The world’s first solar bike lane is soon to be available for use in the Netherlands! The bike path that connects the Amsterdam suburbs of Krommenie and Wormerveer is a 70-meter stretch of solar-powered roadway set to open for the public this week.

Turkey’s Biggest Hydropower Dam Project Victim of Faltering Peace Talks

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 13:32

Construction work on two of Turkey’s biggest dam projects has ground to a halt, as the country pays a price for simmering tensions between Kurdish rebels and the government.

Siemens introduces 4MW turbine to China

Wind Power News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 13:00
Filed under: Wind Energy News
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Levelized Cost of Electricity Models: The Good, The Bad and the Potential for Bias

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:34

LCOE — levelized cost of electricity — is an unstandardized model used by governments, companies, consultants and others to make an economic assessment of the cost of generating electricity from a specific source. LCOE models are often filled with assumptions (what people believe) instead of field data and even when field data is used, the forecasts generated are based on assumptions (beliefs) that typically skew towards the amorphous phrase: grid parity.

Siemens introduces 4MW turbine to China

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:13
CHINA: The first Siemens 4MW turbine to be manufactured in China has been unveiled by Siemens and joint venture partner Shanghai Electric.
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Iberdrola completes first Kenyan project

Wind Power News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:00
Filed under: Wind Energy News
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Wind Energy Fellowships: Renewable Energy Credits Are Supporting Education

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:46

The wind turbine on the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes has yielded many benefits in its first four years of operation, including generating clean energy for the campus and community, helping train students in turbine maintenance, testing new equipment, and supporting research studies.

Public Service Commission in New York Orders RG&E to Forge a Deal with Constellation

Nuclear Power - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:30
New York's Public Services Commission ordered Rochester Gas & Electric to negotiate a deal to purchase electricity from the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, which is struggling to remain profitable with a glut of natural gas putting downward pressure on prices. The plant's owner, Constellation...(read more)

Iberdrola completes first Kenyan project

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:14
KENYA: Iberdrola has completed the construction of the Ngong II wind farm in Kenya, its first in the country.
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Gamesa wins Italian servicing deal

Wind Power News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:00
Filed under: Wind Energy News
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B&W Claims Xcel Owes $45M in Cost Overruns for Prairie Island Generator Replacement Project

Nuclear Power - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:30
Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, a major subcontractor in an 18-month upgrade project at Prairie Island nuclear power plant in Red Wing, Minn., has filed a $45 million lawsuit against Xcel Energy Inc. over alleged overruns incurred while replacing two massive steam generators. The $285 million...(read more)

Gamesa wins Italian servicing deal

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:05
ITALY: Gamesa will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) to 231 of its turbines in Italy, owned by developer Societa Energia Rinnovabii (SER).
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Gallery: UMaine's VolturnUS platform

Wind Power News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:00
Filed under: Wind Energy News
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