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The Proof of Interconnection Reform is in the…Data

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:42

Interconnection reform is the hottest new dish on the regulatory menu. Discussions are currently ongoing in Illinois and North Carolina, following the path-charting decisions in Hawaii, California, Massachusetts and Ohio over the past two years. It’s no surprise either; reforming interconnection procedures that are no longer suitable for today’s ra

Hanwha Q CELLS Completes 13.3 MW Solar Power Plant in Portugal

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:27

Hanwha Q CELLS announced that it has completed its first solar park in Portugal as engineering, procurement and construction provider (EPC). The installation in the municipality of Montijo (South-East of Lisbon) features around 51,000 of Q CELLS modules and was fully connected to the grid as of May 2014.

Members of US Congress support PTC end

Wind Power News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:00
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Expert Interview: Utilities Should Take Advantage of the Transformation

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:49

Perry Stoneman (pictured below), Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Sectors and Utilities at Capgemini, who will be speaking at this year's European Utility Week, says that it is not clear whether enough utilities have their digital roadmap in place. He suggests that utilities have the opportunity to be a part of this change but that they will need to plan ahead.

Could Africa be the Global Epicenter of Renewable Energy by 2030?

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:18

Today, headlines like “Africa Rising” and “Africa Ascending” are often used around the world to describe the unprecedented transformation and steady economic growth on the continent. Over the past 12 months, I have attended several conferences in Africa and other parts of the world where this theme has been sounded. The promising economic prospects for sub-Saharan Africa is also highlighted in the Africa Progress Panel 2014 report titled, Grain, Fish Money – Financing Africa’s Green and Blue Revolutions.

Turbine health impact dismissed in practically all cases

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:54
WORLDWIDE: Of the 49 cases heard globally concerning claimed negative health effects related to wind turbines, 48 were found to have no reliable evidence supporting claims of health impacts, according to a new report.
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Members of US Congress support PTC end

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:32
UNITED STATES: Republican congressman Mike Pompeo has written a letter, signed by 53 other members, to the House leadership calling for the end of the production tax credit (PTC).
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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant Weekly Review

Nuclear Power - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:27
Tokyo Electric Power Co. this week announced measures that bring it closer to preventing contaminated groundwater at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant from reaching the sea. Recent developments at the facility blacked out following Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami include: Reactor Subdrains...(read more)

Healthy first half results for Nordex

Wind Power News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:00
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Japan's Eurus buys into 31MW Italian projects

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:43
ITALY: Japan's largest wind power developer has acquired a 50% stake in several wind power ventures in Italy with a total capacity of 31MW.
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Fusion Power Firm Helion Energy Wins Silicon Valley Backing

Nuclear Power - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:30
Helion Energy announced Thursday that it will receive backing from two prominent venture capital firms to help commercialize a fusion reactor for small power plants. The company's technology relies on magneto-inertial fusion, a process that heats deuterium and helium until it forms masses of plasma...(read more)

Gallery: First commercial Siemens 6MW installed

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:34
UK: The first Siemens 6MW turbine has been installed at the Dong Energy-developed 210MW Westermost Rough site in the North Sea.
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Healthy first half results for Nordex

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:32
GERMANY: Nordex has posted a 23% increase in sales and doubled its pre-tax profits in the first half of 2014, with expansion in Germany and the America driving growth.
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Bats versus wind turbines

Wind Power News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 01:00
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