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How Fast Can You Rack?

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:16

Solar racking companies battled it out on the floor of Solar Power International (SPI) in late October, demonstrating new system improvements to shave critical minutes off installation time and pennies off the per-watt cost. While many basic ground, flat roof and sloped roof mounting systems feature dramatically reduced costs, the competition is still on: exhibitor display signs touting cost per watt were prevalent, and several portended to be easily breaking the single-digit cents range with their offerings.

Vestas signs MoU for Vietnam project

Wind Power News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:00
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Categories: Wind Power

SCE&G Announces V.C. Summer Construction Milestone At Unit 2 (With Video)

Nuclear Power - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:30
South Carolina Electric and Gas said it reached a construction milestone on Dec. 6, hoisting a major component of V.C. Summer Unit 2 – an 180,000 pound CA05 building module – into place inside the containment vessel. (Please visit the site to view this video) SCE&G said the CA05...(read more)

US court approves $5m Vestas settlement

Wind Power News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:00
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Categories: Wind Power

Vestas signs MoU for Vietnam project

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:53
VIETNAM: Vestas has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vietnamese developer Phu Cuong Group for a 170MW wind project.
Categories: Wind Power

GSE Training Simulators Upgrade Completed For Bruce A Units 2 And 3

Nuclear Power - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:30
Nuclear industry services provider GSE Systems Inc. said it had completed installation of training simulator upgrades for Units 2 and 3 of the Bruce A Generating Station in Ontario, Canada. GSE said the new models for the facility on the shores of Lake Huron included replacement of the primary heat...(read more)

US court approves $5m Vestas settlement

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:01
UNITED STATES: Vestas has secured approval for the $5 million settlement of a lawsuit from a pension fund claiming the company issued false information regarding its revenue and earnings.
Categories: Wind Power

Energy Department Announces Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winners

Energy News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:00
The Energy Department recognized 25 winners across the federal government as recipients of the 2014 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards.

Energy Department Awards $7 Million to Advance Bioenergy Feedstocks

Energy News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:00
The Energy Department announced up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries.

Energy Department Expands Support of Alaska Native Clean Energy

Energy News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:00
The Energy Department announced the third round of the Alaska Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team Program, a competitive technical assistance program that assists Alaska Native corporations and federally recognized Alaska Native governments with clean energy projects.

DOI Offers New Climate Data Initiative Tools

Energy News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:00
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the release of two new hubs of datasets that are part of the Climate Data Initiative to help local and state leaders build greater community resilience in the face of climate change.

New Videos to Help Improve Energy Literacy Throughout the Nation

Energy News - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:00
EERE has partnered with the American Geosciences Institute’s Center for Geoscience and Society and the National Center for Science Education to produce a series of new videos.

Sage Advice is the Highlight of the Women in Power Luncheon

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 21:58

The advice that Pennwell’s 2014 Woman of the Year, Mary Powell, gave to women in the power industry during Tuesday’s Women in Power Luncheon might come as a surprise to some. It was this: Stop undercutting each other. Powell said the most difficult obstacles she has encountered in her various leadership roles have not come from men, but rather from other women. Small comments like “I don’t know how you do it [being a mom and holding a high-level job]”, serve to bring doubt and uncertainty to high achieving women in any industry, and ultimately can lead to women exiting their careers in order to fit what they perceive is the societal norm.

Making a case for the Production Tax Credit

Wind Power News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 19:00
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Categories: Wind Power

News story: Carbon cuts and climate finance commitments needed to keep up COP momentum

Department of Energy - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 17:06
UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey called on more countries to bring forward fair and ambitious climate finance and carbon cuts to keep up momentum for a 2015 global climate deal, as he arrived at the COP 20 talks in Lima today.

Evaluating Industry Influence: Top 100 Power People in Wind

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 16:10

Ranking people is a tricky task. Anybody who has had the responsibility of gauging the influence of any group of individuals — from TIME to Forbes magazine — will tell you that it’s an inherently subjective procedure, regardless of how strict a methodology is imposed and how many criteria are employed in the process.