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DWIA rebukes 'expensive' political agreement

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:15
DENMARK: The Danish Wind Industry Association has criticised a reported deal between the minority coalition government and the right-wing-leaning Danish Peoples' Party (DPP) to force through plans for an "expensive" new renewable energy support model.
Categories: Wind Power

This Pathway is the Best Opportunity for Corporate Utility-scale Solar PV Procurement

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:09

Corporate procurement of utility-scale solar PV is on the rise, but there’s opportunity for corporations to leverage recent market developments and deploy even more.

Europe to source 30% from wind by 2030, says WindEurope

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:02
EUROPE: Cumulative installations across the EU could reach 323GW by 2030, with offshore installations increasing fivefold, and onshore nearly doubling and wind providing almost a third of Europe's power.
Categories: Wind Power

Ministry steps in to support beleaguered wind sector

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 09:54
INDIA: After the record wind installation of more than 5.4GW in the last fiscal year, new development in India has come to a grinding halt.
Categories: Wind Power

Wyoming 3GW needs HVDC line, but will California buy power?

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 09:54
UNITED STATES: Construction of the 730-mile TransWest Express (TWE) transmission project could start in 2019, if all permits are secured and there is enough electricity demand in California.
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Tough times as Senvion moves out of Germany and into India

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 09:54
GERMANY: Manufacturer Senvion has been going through some tough times as it reshapes the business following the change in ownership in spring 2015. Its India strategy is not going to plan, and uncertainty in its German home market continues.
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Government forces Eskom to sign PPAs

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 09:54
SOUTH AFRICA: Cautious optimism marks wind-sector reactions to the South African government's 1 September promise to unblock a two-year, 2.38GW backlog of renewables projects, 1.4GW of which is wind power.
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Siemens Gamesa wins debut hybrid order

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 09:11
INDIA: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is expanding its scope after being awarded the contract to develop its first hybrid project, to be installed in India this year.
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RES chief named new WindEurope chair

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:13
EUROPE: The chief executive of services firm RES Group, Ivor Catto, has been named the new chairman of industry body WindEurope.
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Lawmakers Seek State Probe Into V.C. Summer Decision

Nuclear Power - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 20:32
Lawmakers in South Carolina have asked a state investigative team, the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), to look into potential criminal aspects of SCANA Corporation and South Carolina Electric and...(read more)

Nesca To Restart Pebble Bed Reactor Fuel Production

Nuclear Power - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 19:24
Citing strong interest from the United States and inquiries from Russia and Indonesia, the head of the South Africa Nuclear Energy Corporation (Nesca) said that it was working towards the restart of its pebble bed modular reactor fuel production by sometime next year.(read more)

3@3 on Solar PV: Trade Case Injuries

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 18:39

Today’s topics include the results of the ITC ruling on the solar trade case; what could happen at the Oct 3 hearing and Paula's advice for how to position your solar business today. Check it out!


SolarWorld Plans to Ramp up Solar Module Production in Light of ITC Ruling

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 16:00

On Monday, September 25, SolarWorld Americas announced that with the prospect of meaningful import relief close at hand, the company will begin ramping up production. It hopes to hire up to 200 workers by May.

On Friday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 4-0 in favor of a trade-case determination that a surge of imports has seriously injured the domestic solar cell and panel industry.  The vote means that the case, in which SolarWorld Americas and Suniva Inc. are co-petitioners, moves to a remedy phase.

Lack of IRS Solar Tax Credit Guidance Clouds New Projects

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:54

Solar energy developers hoping to break ground on large-scale projects want the IRS to define new-construction requirements for a renewable energy tax incentive.

GE Industrial Solutions Purchased By ABB

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:39

GE Industrial Solutions will be integrated into ABB’s Electrification Products division.

5 Prospects for Renewable Microgrid Technology Innovation

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:16

Current research is providing groundbreaking innovations that could help renewable energy-based microgrids become “the energy supply of the future,” according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Missouri utility plans to add 700MW by 2020

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:09
UNITED STATES: Local utility Ameren is planning to add at least 700MW of wind power in Missouri and its neighbouring states by 2020, it announced today.
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CSIC launches 3MW turbine

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:05
CHINA: China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation subsidiary HZ Windpower (CSIC-HZ) has revealed its first 3MW turbine.
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Survey: 3 Out of 4 Australians Expect Home Storage to Become ‘New Normal’

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 13:49

A new survey conducted by public advocacy organization Climate Council found that about 75 percent of respondents in Australia expect that household battery storage will be “the new normal” within the next decade.

Solar Decathlon Teams Officially Begin Reconstructing Their Houses for Event in Denver

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 13:28

The 11 teams competing in this year’s Solar Decathlon in October began reconstructing their houses in Denver over the weekend.