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AEP Ohio Seeks Bids on 250 MW of Wind, 100 MW of Solar

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 11:07

AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), on Dec. 16 issued two separate Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for wind and solar resources in Ohio.

Vestas mixes and matches for Stronelairg

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 10:44
UK: Vestas will supply the turbines for SSE's 228MW Stronelairg wind farm in Scotland.
Categories: Wind Power

Foundation First: Designing Offshore Wind Turbine Substructures for Maximum Cost Reduction

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 01:58

The increasing size of wind turbines captures much of the attention surrounding that evolution, but the substructures that support the tower, nacelle and blades, are not to be overlooked, and are proving equally vital in reducing overall project costs.

US$40 million available for the first open-ocean, grid-connected U.S. wave energy test facility

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 21:48

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Patty Murray, D-Wash., today announced funding will be awarded to build the United States’ first open-ocean, power grid-connected wave energy test facility at a site off the Oregon coast, according to a U.S. Senate press release.

New South Wales Government Launches Energy Storage Challenge

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 20:26

The government of New South Wales, Australia, on Dec. 16 issued a call for energy storage proposals to help wind and solar generators deliver energy to the grid constantly.

3@3 on Solar PV: REWI Wrap-Up, Rick Perry, Tax Credits

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 19:09

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics include a wrap up of the REWI conference, how Rick Perry could change the U.S. Department of Energy and solar tax credits. Check it out.

EC rubber stamps German renewables auctions scheme

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 16:38
GERMANY: The European Commission has given the green light to Germany's new renewable energy act, EEG 2017.
Categories: Wind Power

Financial close for 89MW Al Fujeij

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 16:16
JORDAN: South Korea's KEPCO has reached financial close on its long-delayed 89.1MW Al Fujeij project, 150km south of the capital, Amman.
Categories: Wind Power

What Now? Renewable Energy in the Age of Trump: A Time for Efficiency? — Part 2

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 14:53

I promised to describe A Republican Energy Efficiency Reinvestment Act (AREER); the beginning of an idea I thought would fit neatly within the policy parameters of the incoming administration.

Japan To Decommission Monju Fast-Breeder Reactor

Nuclear Power - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 14:45
A top government official in Japan said Wednesday that the country would dismantle its non-functioning $8.5 billion fast-breeder reactor known as Monju – named for its location – with dismantling efforts that are expected to take 31 years and cost an additional $3.2 billion.(read more)

SCE Awards San Onofre Decommissioning Contract

Nuclear Power - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 14:20
Southern California Edison (SCE) on Wednesday said that the primary contract for decommissioning the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) was awarded to a joint venture of AECOM and EnergySolutions after a 10-month competitive bid process. The company said the joint venture, called SONGS Decommissioning Solutions, would be the general contractor for the project.(read more)

Trump Presidency Will Be the Next Catalyst for Renewable Energy Growth

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 12:29

Like a lot of Americans who work in clean energy, I worried coming into the election about what a Trump presidency might mean for our industry and all of the public benefits it provides.

Senvion strenghtens presence in Victoria

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 11:43
AUSTRALIA: Developer Pacific Hydro has contracted Senvion to supply, install and service 14 2.05MW MM92 turbines at the Yaloak South wind project in Victoria.
Categories: Wind Power

More Than One Giant Leap: The Future for Fuel Cells

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 11:25

In many ways this has been a strong year for fuel cells, with the total number of shipments up again — by two-thirds on 2015 — and transport-related shipments in particular having doubled to 280 MW.

Gamesa wins first order for new turbine

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 11:02
MEXICO: Gamesa has been to contracted to supply its new G132-3.465MW turbines to an unnamed 198MW project in Mexico.
Categories: Wind Power

The Minnesota Solar Experiment — Value of Solar: Part III

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 00:03

In addition to Solar Gardens initiative, Minnesota’s Value of Solar Tariff (VOST) initiative was seen as the first large-scale stage for the new calculation methodology originally pioneered by Austin Energy.

3 Ways Energy Department Research Will Help Eagles Coexist with Wind Energy Deployment

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 23:42

Building energy infrastructure that keeps wildlife safe is a key concern at the U.S. Department of Energy, which is why we have funded six teams to improve technologies that will protect eagles sharing airspace with wind turbines. More than $3 million has been allocated across the six teams for groundbreaking, critical eagle-impact minimization technology research, development, and demonstration projects.

Illinois Law Translates To 400 Jobs, Says Exelon

Nuclear Power - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 19:27
Exelon Corporation, owners and operators of 23 nuclear reactors, including the Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear power plants in Illinois, said the Future Energy Jobs Bill signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner in early December is already delivering new jobs and economic benefits to the region. Exelon said it would "fast track multiple capital projects at the Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear plants to enhance long-term equipment reliability, improve safety and ensure regulatory compliance." (read more)

Premature Nuclear Plants Closing Threatens C02 Goals

Nuclear Power - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 18:13
Industrial research team The Brattle Group said Tuesday that a recent study showed that premature closing of nuclear power plants posed a distinct threat to the country's attainment of carbon dioxide reductions.(read more)

India's largest power sector units look to wind power

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 15:45
INDIA: The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), one of the country's most valuable public sector units (PSU), and its largest power generator, has made its first foray into wind power.
Categories: Wind Power