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The Future of Solar Debated at Intersolar in Light of Trade Petition

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 18:14

Intersolar and ees North America 2017 concluded its 10th annual event in San Francisco last week. The event organizer said attendees and exhibitors were optimistic, as they engaged in meaningful conversations about the best approaches for sustained market success, despite a year of industry consolidation and trade policy uncertainty.

Tanzania Wins Funding That Will De-Risk Geothermal Exploration in Region

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 16:33

The African Development Bank (AfDB) today said that Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved US$21.7 million for the United Republic of Tanzania to finance its geothermal energy development project, a move that will help mitigate the high-risk nature of geothermal prospection and field development in the region.

Wind Turbine Plant In Ontario To Close, Laying Off 300

Nuclear Power - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:25
A wind turbine plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario, announced it was closing its doors in 2018, telling 300 employes their jobs would be gone, including 206 who were told to no longer come in for work.(read more)

Underwater Probe Deployed At Fukushima Unit 3

Nuclear Power - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:29
The Tokyo Electric Power Company, owner of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Generating Station in Japan, has deployed a swimming robot, dubbed the Little Sunfish, that is exploring conditions inside flooded areas of the No. 3 reactor.(read more)

Nordex, SGRE, Vestas win deals

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:01
WORLDWIDE: Three major turbine manufacturers have been awarded small deals across three markets, totalling 85.5MW.
Categories: Wind Power

Senvion wins debut Croatia deal

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:03
CROATIA: Senvion has won a turbine order from local firm Vjetroelektrana Orjak to supply a 10MW project in southern Croatia.
Categories: Wind Power

SGRE set to close Ontario blade factory

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:08
CANADA: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced plans to close a blade factory in Tillsonburg, Ontario cutting 340 jobs in the process.
Categories: Wind Power

VIDEO: Testing continues for Montana’s St. Mary Diversion Dam rehabilitation in Denver

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 20:58

For the past two years, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Technical Service Center in Denver, Colo., has been conducting tests of its 1:12-scale model of St. Mary Diversion Dam facilities in Montana.

Next Level Design — New-School Solar Software Providers Take on the Incumbents

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 20:05

The market for solar PV design software has opened up significantly in the past five years. New offerings have taken off in that time, and they range from fully integrated systems offering one-stop functionality, to niche services that are hyper-focused on one segment of the design process.


3@3 on PV (and RE): Intersolar, Trade Case, Communicating about Jobs

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 18:27

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the renewable energy industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics include takeaways from last week's Intersolar Trade Show; the solar trade case between the US and China and a discussion about to communicate job growth in the clean energy industry. Check it out!

Florida Storage Project to Demonstrate 250-kW/1-MWh Tesla Powerpack

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 14:18

Atlanta-based utility Southern Company and its Gulf Power subsidiary last week said it has launched an energy storage research project in Pensacola, Fla. The project will test and evaluate a 250-kW/1-MW Tesla Powerpack lithium-ion industrial energy storage system over a two-year period. 

CNNC Begins Production Run Of HTGR Fuel

Nuclear Power - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 14:06
Wang Shoujun, president of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said that commercial production of high-temperature, gas-cooled nuclear fuel (HTGR) had begun at the China North Nuclear Fuel processing plant in northern China.(read more)

New Way to Predict When Electric Cars, Home Batteries Become Cost Effective

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 14:03

The future cost of energy storage technologies can now be predicted under different scenarios, thanks to a new tool created by Imperial researchers. Using a large database, the team can predict how much consumers will have to pay in the future for energy storage technologies based on cumulative installed capacity, current cost and future investment.

Holtec, SNC-Lavalin To Partner On SMR Development

Nuclear Power - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:51
Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin have reached a partnership agreement designed to accelerate Holtec's Small Modular Reactor program “to develop and deply SMR-160 power plants around the world,” the companies said Tuesday.(read more)

Solar Thermal Plants Aim to Keep Lights on at Night in Middle East

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:29

Solar plants that supply electricity at competitive prices after the sun goes down are about to become a reality in the Middle East, according to one of the region’s biggest developers of power plants.

Google, Dandelion Geothermal, and the Thermal Energy IoT

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:47

Validation comes in many different ways. Presently, New York State, NYSERDA, and now Dandelion are working toward implementation of geothermal heating and cooling. Ontarians are embarking on a similar path. Geothermal is needed infrastructure, just like the electric grid or city water mains. This has to happen, and now, it’s underway.

Germany, France agree joint renewables initiatives

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:18
EUROPE: Germany and France have agreed to hold joint renewable energy auctions and to trial the integration of renewables into decentralised grids in a cross-border project.
Categories: Wind Power

Cross-party consensus sought for Australian policy

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 09:19
AUSTRALIA: Political leaders have backed a joint effort to reform Australia's energy market, following recommendations by chief scientist Alan Finkel in May.
Categories: Wind Power

Saudi launches 400MW tender at Dumat al Jandal

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 07:15
SAUDI ARABIA: The government has launched a pre-qualification round for 400MW of wind energy at Dumat al Jandal, in the northern Al Jouf region.
Categories: Wind Power

Tepco Chairman Says Tritium-tainted Water To Be Dumped

Nuclear Power - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 23:20
An interview in Japan given by Tokyo Electric Power Company Chairman Takashi Kawamura is causing a stir, as the chairman said the company is waiting for the government's approval to dump tons of tritium-tainted water into the Pacific Ocean. (read more)