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Dong seeks views for Walney Extension fund

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 09:01
UK: Dong Energy, developer of the 660MW Walney Extension in the Irish Sea, is asking for feedback about a community fund it is considering launching if the project goes ahead.
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Goldwind announces 390% profit increase in Q1

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 07:46
CHINA: Goldwind has announced net profits of around CNY 249 million ($40 million) in the first quarter of 2015, up 390% on the same period of last year.
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Tesla-Powered Wal-Mart Stores Attest to Musk's Energy Storage Ambitions

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:44

Tesla Motors Inc. is signing up big customers like Wal-Mart and Cargill, accelerating efforts to become a leader in energy storage -- a new market that’s poised to boost sales and profit at the electric vehicle pioneer.

US Power Grid’s $2 Trillion Upgrade Needs European Efficiency

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:23

A $2 trillion push in the U.S. to blend renewable energy into the power supply and fortify transmission lines against extreme weather means that Americans must act more like Europeans to keep their power costs down.

Arts Council Looks to Solar Energy to Make Art Available for All

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:20

From Amelia Earhart to Gandhi, fifth graders in Ellis County, Kansas dress as a famous figure of their choosing and present the impact their character has had on the world. The youth program is one of the most prominent, made possible by the Hays Arts Council. “To shave one’s head to become Ghandi, that’s a staggering level of commitment for a fift

Turning Bakken Oil Well Waste Water Into Clean Geothermal Power

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 16:03

Oil fracking companies seeking to improve their image and pull in a little extra cash are turning their waste water into clean geothermal power.

Represent Renewables: One Week Left to Enter PEI's EMEA Project of the Year Awards

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:20

Power Engineering International has launched the EMEA Projects of the Year, which will seek to highlight the best in power plant construction across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Hosted by Power Engineering International, the awards will be presented at the Gala VIP Dinner at POWER-GEN Europe in Amsterdam on the evening of Tuesday, June 9. Th

A2Sea to install Burbo Bank Extension

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:40
UK: Vessels provider A2Sea has been awarded the turbine installation contract by Dong Energy for the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea.
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Residential Solar and Uniform Commercial Code: A Primer on Solar-Financiers’ Rights in a Foreclosure

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 13:53

U.S. residential solar PV has been growing at a breakneck pace. Annual installations have increased nearly five-fold in the past five years and, in 2014, surpassed annual commercial capacity additions for the first time in the history of PV market tracking. Additionally, nearly a third of the entire solar industry's workforce — comprising over 174,000 employees — works in residential solar.

Dominion's Virginia pilot delayed

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 13:48
UNITED STATES: Dominion Virginia Power said it "remains committed" to developing an offshore project in Virginia, despite having to postpone its 12MW pilot.
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GE Hitachi Delivers 500th Ultra Control Rod Blade

Nuclear Power - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 13:40
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said this week it had delivered its 500th Ultra Control Rod Blade, which was sent to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA as part of a multi-blade shipment. The company has taken close to six years to accomplish the milestone. It delivered the first Ultra...(read more)

Offshore project progress - 24 April

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 13:39
EUROPE: Recent updates from Principle Power's WindFloat project, Nordergrunde, Borkum West 2, and three UK projects.
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Japan's Cabinet Considers Target Of 20-22 Percent Nuclear For Electricity Generation

Nuclear Power - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:32
The Economy, Trade and Industry ministry in Japan is setting a target of 20 percent to 22 percent of the country's electricity generation to come from nuclear power plants by 2030, a draft of the government proposal says, according to media reports. The target is a significant decline from the...(read more)

Egypt’s Renewable FiT Program Gains Traction

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:39

The Government of Egypt has said that it must invest US$12 billion in the electricity sector over the next five years in order to meet that country’s urgent electricity demands — and renewable energy will be a key component.

AMSC-Sinovel case given court date

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:58
CHINA: The long-running $450 million trade secret case between AMSC and Sinovel is expected to be heard on 11 May.
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Administrators to sell Reef Subsea plough

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:08
UK: A subsea plough owned by Reef Subsea UK is to be auctioned off after the firm entered administration last month.
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WindFloat passes state aid test

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:53
PORTUGAL: The European Commission has approved government support for the WindFloat project, as part of an ocean energy scheme in Portugal.
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Gallery: Inside Alstom's Saint Nazaire facility

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:15
FRANCE: Alstom opened its new factory in France in December, where it will make its 6MW Haliade offshore turbine.
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Congress Acts to Ban Fracking on Public Lands

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 20:38

This Earth Day, with the sun shining down and a warm breeze blowing, a small crowd gathered on the lawn of our nation’s Capitol Building to celebrate the re-introduction of an historic bill that would ban fracking on public lands, thereby protecting millions of acres of iconic national parks and forests while helping us move towards a cleaner, gree

Renewables Account for 75 Percent of New US Generating Capacity in First Quarter of 2015

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 19:04

According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, wind, solar, geothermal, and hydropower combined provided over 75 percent (75.43 percent) of the 1,229 megawatts (MW) of new U.S. electrical generating capacity placed into service during the first quarter of 2015. The balance (302 MW) was provided by natural gas.