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Austrian Developer of Solar + Storage “Smart Flower” Quietly Goes Insolvent

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 20:58

Late in 2017, the company that developed the innovative “Smart Flower,” a solar+storage product that comes to life when the sun rises, tracks the sun all day and then stores some of the energy captured for later use, announced it was going insolvent.

 

Report: U.S. hydro can quintuple its value with proper market structure

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 18:41

Opportunity exists in the U.S. to increase the market value of hydro storage plants by 200% to 500%, according to a recent study by The Brattle Group.

Report: U.S. hydro can quintuple its value with proper market structure

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 18:41

Opportunity exists in the U.S. to increase the market value of hydro storage plants by 200% to 500%, according to a recent study by The Brattle Group.

Siemens Teaming Up with ComEd to Manage Microgrid Clusters in Chicago

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:49

ComEd’s plan to construct a microgrid in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side will create an opportunity for Siemens to work with ComEd in the testing and implementation of the software that will operate within the Siemens Microgrid Management System.

Siemens Teaming Up with ComEd to Manage Microgrid Clusters in Chicago

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:49

ComEd’s plan to construct a microgrid in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side will create an opportunity for Siemens to work with ComEd in the testing and implementation of the software that will operate within the Siemens Microgrid Management System.

New Biomass Plant Boosts French Guiana Renewables Mix

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:32

Construction has begun on a new biomass energy generation station in French Guiana, helping the South American French territory move closer to its renewable energy goals for 2023.

New Biomass Plant Boosts French Guiana Renewables Mix

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:32

Construction has begun on a new biomass energy generation station in French Guiana, helping the South American French territory move closer to its renewable energy goals for 2023.

Does the UK Need a Net Zero Target?

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:57

A new report released this week is calling for the UK to establish a supplemental net zero target by 2020.

Does the UK Need a Net Zero Target?

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:57

A new report released this week is calling for the UK to establish a supplemental net zero target by 2020.

FirstEnergy Solutions Declares Three NPP Closing Dates And Bankruptcy

Nuclear Power - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:53
FirstEnergy Solutions, parent of First Energy Nuclear Operating Company, filed for bankruptcy protection on March 31 and noted that it intended to close three nuclear power plants along with its restructuring plan.(read more)

Crowdfunding Campaigns Give Nonprofits Access to Solar Power

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:12

Mission of Mary is on its way to going solar thanks to RE-volv, a national nonprofit organization that is enlisting “solar ambassadors” at colleges to raise money to put solar on nonprofits, and creating a revolving seed fund to buy solar for more nonprofits in the future.

Crowdfunding Campaigns Give Nonprofits Access to Solar Power

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:12

Mission of Mary is on its way to going solar thanks to RE-volv, a national nonprofit organization that is enlisting “solar ambassadors” at colleges to raise money to put solar on nonprofits, and creating a revolving seed fund to buy solar for more nonprofits in the future.

How a First Nation Bargained to Build B.C.’s Largest Solar Farm

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:46

Plans are afoot to harness the sun’s power to build B.C.’s largest solar farm on the Upper Nicola Band's Quilchena reserve.

How a First Nation Bargained to Build B.C.’s Largest Solar Farm

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:46

Plans are afoot to harness the sun’s power to build B.C.’s largest solar farm on the Upper Nicola Band's Quilchena reserve.

Florida Will Be Home to New 400-MW Solar Module Factory

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:18

JinkoSolar announced last week that it plans to build a 400-MW capacity solar module manufacturing plant in Jacksonville, Florida. NextEra Energy announced that it plans to buy a significant portion of the modules from the facility over the next four years.

 

Florida Will Be Home to New 400-MW Solar Module Factory

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:18

JinkoSolar announced last week that it plans to build a 400-MW capacity solar module manufacturing plant in Jacksonville, Florida. NextEra Energy announced that it plans to buy a significant portion of the modules from the facility over the next four years.

 

Saudis, SoftBank Plan World's Largest Solar Project

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:02

Saudi Arabia and SoftBank Group Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding to build a $200 billion solar power development that’s exponentially larger than any other project.

Saudis, SoftBank Plan World's Largest Solar Project

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:02

Saudi Arabia and SoftBank Group Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding to build a $200 billion solar power development that’s exponentially larger than any other project.

Vogtle Progress Caught In Aerial Tour (Video Clip)

Nuclear Power - Sun, 04/01/2018 - 01:46
Georgia Power this week released a time lapse video of progress at the Plant Vogtle expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia, the only remaining nuclear power plant build occurring in the United States.(read more)