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Envision to open US blade R&D site

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:01
UNITED STATES: Chinese turbine manufacturer Envision Energy will open a facility in the US to work on the development of rotor blades.
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E.on cancels 48MW English project

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:17
UK: German utility E.on has cancelled a 48MW project in England, days after compatriot RWE Innogy announced nine English developments were scrapped in 2015. Both companies blame permitting guidelines.
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News story: Gas and Electricity Markets Authority Appointments

Department of Energy - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 10:09
The Department of Energy and Climate Change alongside Ofgem announced new appointments to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA).

Gallery: Onshore and offshore

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 09:15
FINLAND: Swedish developer OX2 is repowering a 30MW project in a harbour on the west-Finland coast. The turbines are installed on artificial islands, leaving the question: Is the project onshore or offshore?
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British Study Supports MOX Fuel For NuScale Small Modular Reactors

Nuclear Power - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 17:14
U.S.-based NuScale Power, which is developing small modular reactors for commercial and industrial use, said Thursday that the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) in Britain had confirmed that its SMR design could operate with mixed uranium-plutonium oxide fuel (MOX).(read more)

Hitachi Ltd. Incorporates New Firm To Focus On Wylfa Newydd NPP

Nuclear Power - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 15:57
Hitachi Ltd. has announced the formation of a new company in Britain, Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Ltd., which will serve as the lead enterprise in a Tier- 1 joint venture with Bechtel Management Company Ltd. And JGC Corporation (JGC) that will focus on development of the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant.(read more)

US Army Buys 65 MW of Wind, Solar for Fort Hood

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:48

The U.S. Army has signed a contract for its biggest renewable-energy project yet, picking Apex Clean Energy Inc. to provide 65 MW of solar and wind energy at Fort Hood in Texas.

Solar Boom Forecast for Saudi Arabia

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:27

Which country in the Middle East and North Africa has the greatest and most realistic solar potential in the next five years?

China’s Slowing Power Consumption Highlights Renewable Energy Gains

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:07

China’s renewable energy and nuclear energy industries are benefiting at the expense of coal as the nation shifts away from heavy industry, a finding underscored by data showing power consumption edged only slightly higher last year amid broad structural changes.

Masdar in Deal for 200 MW Solar PV Plant in Jordan

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 13:46

Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar is to develop a 200 MW solar PV project in Jordan.

Gamesa wins 130MW in India deals

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:15
INDIA: Spanish manufacturer Gamesa has won three deals in India for the supply of 65 2MW turbines.
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Ikea buys 42.4MW project in Finland

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:12
FINLAND: Furniture retailer Ikea has acquired a 42MW repowering project on Finland's west coast from developer OX2.
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Vestas acquires another service provider

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 17:11
GERMANY: Vestas has purchased German turbine servicing firm Availon in a €88 million deal.
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Capacity Factor In 2015 Sets Record High

Nuclear Power - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 16:07
With an average estimated capacity factor at 91.9 percent, the U.S. nuclear power industry, 99 reactors strong in 2015, notched a record high for the industry last year, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has estimated.(read more)

What Will Keep Microgrid Development Trending Upward in 2016?

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 15:29

Activity on Google indicates that interest in microgrid development is on the uptick. Google tracks how many people search on a term and charts the interest over time.

Coal, Biomass Seek More Equal Footing in Japan Power Generation

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 14:54

IHI Corp., a Japanese maker of heavy equipment, is promoting a method to increase the ratio of woody biomass that’s able to be burned at coal-fired power plants amid increasing pressure to curb the carbon dioxide emissions that result from power generation. 

Community hydroelectric projects damaged during floods remain offline

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 14:49

December flooding has wreaked havoc on two community hydroelectric projects in Lancashire, England. In Halton, on Dec. 6, the River Lune floodwaters shut down the 100-kW Halton Lune Hydro facility at Forge Weir. Twenty days later on Dec. 26, about 40 miles southeast of Halton in Whalley, floodwaters from the River Calder knocked the 100-kW Whalley Community Hydro project offline.  

SunEdison Buys, Sells Stake in 231 MW of Dominion Solar Power Portfolio

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 14:16

SunEdison Inc., the worst-performing clean-energy company, bought a minority stake in a portfolio of Dominion Resources Inc. solar power assets and then immediately sold the bundle to a partnership it formed last year with JPMorgan Chase & Co., its second such deal in a month.

Researchers Pinpoint the Drivers for Low-priced Solar PV Systems in the US

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 13:20

The price of solar PV systems installed on homes and small businesses spans a wide range, and researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have published a new study that reveals the key market and system drivers for low-priced PV systems.

Renewable Projects in Africa, Caribbean Win $46M in Funding

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 13:02

Four renewable energy projects in developing countries have secured vital funding loans totalling $46 million.