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Researchers In Japan Propose Nuclear Waste Reduction Technique

Nuclear Power - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:28
A team of scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with Tohoku University, TokyoCity University and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has proposed a novel approach to tackle the problem of radioactive waste disposal.(read more)

Why Solar Microgrids Are Not a Cure-All for Puerto Rico’s Power Woes

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:27

In addition to its many other devastating human consequences, Hurricane Maria left the island of Puerto Rico with its power grid in ruins. Power was knocked out throughout the island, with an estimated 80 percent of its transmission and distribution wires incapacitated. When hospitals and other critical users could not get backup power and water supplies ran low, an extended outage became a humanitarian crisis that has yet to be resolved.

Where Does CSP Fit on the US Power Grid?

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:00

Every day our power needs fluctuate, causing grid operators to make quick decisions to balance the U.S. grid. This can happen on hot summer days when people are turning on their air conditioners or in the middle of winter when they crank up the heat. Either way, grid operators must find a way to meet rapid spikes in energy demands.

Boralex's additional capacity increases sales and earnings

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:44
CANADA: Power producer Boralex recorded an increase in energy sales and earnings in the third quarter largely due to the contribution of projects installed since last August, the developer has announced.
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Renewables deployment creates opportunities for hydro

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27
EUROPE: Wind and solar could become the cheapest electric sources in the UK and Germany by the end of the next decade, analysts have suggested, triggering renewable deployment on a mass scale over the next 20 years.
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Nordex earnings fall as turbine orders drop

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:50
GERMANY: Manufacturer Nordex has reported a 10.8% fall in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) over the first nine months of 2017.
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Commissioned projects boost Innergex Q3

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:52
CANADA: Renewable energy developer Innergex reported a 36% increase in quarterly earnings and revenue mainly due to the commissioning of a 149.3MW Canadian project last year and the acquisition of six projects in France in 2016 and 2017.
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Suzlon revenue and profit falls amid market uncertainty

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:44
INDIA: Suzlon recorded third-quarter losses in revenue against a backdrop of uncertainty as its domestic market switches to an auction system, the manufacturer stated.
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3@3 on Solar PV: Pricing, Grid Defection, Disaster Relief

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:19

Today's topics include PV module pricing and how the trade case is already impacting prices despite that fact that nothing has been made official yet. As Paula says, “no news is bad news.”


Vestas to repower high-altitude project

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:33
AUSTRIA: Danish manufacturer Vestas has been awarded the contract to repower a 22.75MW project located 1,900 metres above sea level in the mountains of east Austria.
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Financial close at Lincoln Gap first phase

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:01
AUSTRALIA: Singaporean independent power producer Nexif Energy has achieved financial close on the 126MW first phase of a 59-turbine wind farm in South Australia, the company announced.
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New system forces tower supplier to cut output

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:28
GERMANY: WEC Turmbau Emden, a company exclusively supplying turbine manufacturer Enercon with concrete tower segments, expects output to fall sharply over the coming months, forcing the company to cut jobs.
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The Microgrid Imperative

Renewable Energy News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:00

The Microgrid 2017 conference, which ran from November 6-8 in Boston, kicked off with a list of events that point to a desperate need for microgrids, and I bet you’ve heard of them: 

Innogy's grid business drives earnings

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:50
GERMANY: Innogy generated less power from renewable sources in the first nine months of the year, while its earnings rose, the developer stated in its third quarter results.
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IMSR Passes Pre-Licensing Review In Canada

Nuclear Power - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 20:22
Canadian IMSR developer Terrestrial Energy said Wednesday that it had received notice from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) that it has successfully completed the first phase of the CNSC’s pre-licensing vendor design review for its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) nuclear power plant design.(read more)

French Regulator Finds Ruthenium 106 Spike In Atmosphere

Nuclear Power - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 20:06
French nuclear power regulator IRSN (Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire) said Thursday that it had detected a late September spike in the isotope Ruthenium 106 and suspects that the source of the leak, which was not threatening to humans, was a fuel processing or fuel storage center in Russia or Kazakhstan.(read more)

Listen Up: Home Backup Power System Primer

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 18:37

This week, we review the spectrum of backup power solutions from generators to home battery backup power systems connected to solar. I’ve been installing home battery backup power systems on and off for 20 years. 

Innovate UK Conference Highlights the Work of Two Storage Tech Firms

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 17:17

Two energy storage firms yesterday were recognized at the Innovate UK conference for their work in liquid air and copper/zinc technologies. In a keynote speech at the conference in Birmingham, England, Business Minister Claire Perry announced the winners of the first phase of an energy innovation competition looking into the feasibility of energy storage.

SEPA Requests Industry Players’ Input for DERMS Development

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:24

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) will release on Monday, Nov. 13, a draft comprehensive requirements document for distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS). The organization is soliciting immediate input and comments from electric utilities and vendors. Interested parties will have their first opportunity to meet in person and discuss the requirements document at DistribuTECH 2018. The meeting will occur on Jan. 22 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas

US tax credit omitted from Senate bill

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:13
UNITED STATES: The US Senate has introduced its new tax bill but made no new proposals to the renewable-energy-supporting production tax credit (PTC), placing its on a collision course with the other legislative chamber, the House of Representatives (HoR).
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