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Windfloat and VOWTAP dropped from DOE plan

Wind Power Monthly - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 11:13
UNITED STATES: Two projects have been dropped from the Department of Energy (DOE)'s offshore demonstration programme, to be replaced by Aqua Ventus and Icebreaker.
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Horizon Nuclear Power Appoints New Chairman: Masahide Tanigaki

Nuclear Power - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 19:10
Horizon Nuclear Power Ltd., in Britain, said that its Board of Directors Chairman Tatsuro Ishizuka is standing down to take on a new role as Chairman of the Hitachi Research Institute. He will be replaced by Masahide Tanigaki, who has been with Hitachi Ltd since 1975.(read more)

Sanmen Unit 1 Completes Cold Hydrostatic Tests

Nuclear Power - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 18:12
The world's first Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plants moved a step closer to commissioning this week with completion of the cold hydrostatic tests (CHT) at Sanmen Unit 1 in Zhejiang Province, China.(read more)

Trina Solar Sees Shipments Rising Despite Slowdown in China

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 14:14

Trina Solar Ltd., the world’s biggest solar manufacturer, reported a sharp increase in first-quarter profit and said it expects shipments to increase in 2016 even as demand in China slows in the second half.

Offshore Project Progress - 27 May

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 14:10
EUROPE: Recent project progress from ScottishPower Renewables' 1.2GW East Anglia Three as it begins on the planning process, Eneco's Norther site and the Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea.
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Renewable Energy Job Growth Unique in Global Energy Sector

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 13:53

Job growth in renewable energies is bucking the trends across the global energy sector, Adnan Amin, director-general for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), said on May 25.

Renewable Resources Set New Records in US Electricity Generation in 1Q16

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 13:19

Defying all projections, wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources set a series of records for domestic electrical generation during the first quarter of 2016.

Teachable Moments in Next-generation Electricity

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 12:52

Seldom in industrial evolution do momentous changes occur rapidly, especially in industries like electricity that have been stable for decades. In electricity, we are at the brink of just such an inflection point. For students of industrial mutation, this is ‘whoopee’ time. Curiously, business schools and the economics profession appear to ignore the tectonic shifts.

Senvion to install new 3.4MW prototype

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:43
GERMANY: Senvion will install a prototype of its new 3.4M140 low-wind turbine in Janneby, northern Germany.
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AWEA responds to Trump wind comments

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 09:05
UNITED STATES: The American Wind Energy Assocation (AWEA) has hit back at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump following the billionaire's speech on energy in North Dakota.
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Whirlpool Corporation amps up commitment to clean energy with newest Ohio wind power farm

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 23:00

Whirlpool Corporation announced plans to build wind power turbines to help power its Marion and Ottawa plants in Ohio, a $13.5 million total investment that will build upon the company's 46 year commitment to advances in sustainable manufacturing.

AEM-technology Completes Manufacture Of Reactor Pressure Vessel

Nuclear Power - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 15:47
AEM-technology JSC, a member of Rosatom's component division Atomenergomash announced completion of the manufacturing of a reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant's Unit 2.(read more)

Quad Cities, Three Mile Island NPPs Do Not Clear At PJM Auction

Nuclear Power - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 15:14
Exelon Corporation said Wednesday that its Quad Cities and Three Mile Island nuclear plants in Cordova, Ill., and Middletown, Pa., did not clear in the PJM capacity auction for the 2019-2020 planning year...(read more)

The Big Question: What Opportunities Exist for Technology Transfer from Offshore Oil and Gas to the Offshore Wind Industry?

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:54

The parallels between offshore oil and wind are plenty. Each technology requires anchoring heavy equipment to the seabed or figuring out how to stabilize it through flotation.

EEP awards contract to build 2,200-MW Koysha hydroelectric plant

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:08

Italian construction and civil engineering firm Salini Impregilo has been awarded a US$2.8 billion contract to build the 2,200-MW Koysha hydropower plant in Ethiopia.

AWEA 2016: RPS cost $12/MWh in 2014

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:04
UNITED STATES: Compliance with renewable portfolio standards (RPS) cost US consumers an average $12/MWh in 2014 - or a total of $2.6 billion.
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Solar Project Gives Ray of Hope to Struggling Australian Grape Growers

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 13:51

A solar power project in Australia’s largest grape growing region is giving struggling vignerons a sunny alternative.

China Expected to Outperform Germany in Solar PV Capacity

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:33

China is expected to add new solar PV installation capacity of more than 19 GW this year, bringing the total PV installation capacity to above 60 GW, outperforming Germany to become the world’s largest country in terms of the aggregate PV installation capacity.

AGL Eyes Energy Storage for Australian Homes to Tap Solar Surge

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:01

AGL Energy Ltd. plans to announce a program within a few months to roll out about 1,000 energy storage systems for Australian homes with rooftop solar panels amid forecasts that falling prices will stimulate demand.

Mapping Brazil's untapped wind potential

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:59
BRAZIL: Despite being one of the world's biggest and fastest-growing markets, Brazil has only just begun to exploit its full wind-power promise, reports Julio Santos.
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