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US Interior Department Scientist Speaks Out Against Reassignment
20 Jul 2017 at 10:27am
I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a whistleblower on an administration that chooses silence over science.
Likana Solar Thermal Project in Chile┬áReceives Environmental Approval
20 Jul 2017 at 6:19am
SolarReserve yesterday said its 390-MW Likana concentrating solar power plant received environmental approval from the Chilean government.
China Achieves 7.2-GW New Solar Capacity Milestone in 1Q17
20 Jul 2017 at 5:47am
China has installed 7.21 GW of new solar capacity in the first quarter of 2017, achieving another renewable energy milestone with growth maintaining the same pace as during 1Q16. Of that total, 4.78 GW came from utility-scale solar, with the remaining 2.43 GW originating from distributed solar PV, bringing the country?s cumulative solar PV capacity up to almost 85 GW.
Renewables Industry Learning from Oil and Gas Insights
20 Jul 2017 at 4:39am
The way the world thinks about renewable energy has transformed. It is no longer just a concept but a reality, and interest in renewable energy is growing globally. With much of the world looking for fossil-free energy sources, wind power is becoming increasingly popular, and forward-looking companies are adapting their oil and gas solutions for use in the renewables sector.
Floating Turbines for Hywind Scotland Offshore Wind Farm in Transit
20 Jul 2017 at 3:05am
Five floating turbines for the Hywind offshore wind farm this week began their journey from Stord, Norway, to Buchan Deep, 25 km east of Peterhead in Scotland, according to Abu Dhabi-based Masdar, a co-owner of the project.
VIDEO: Testing continues for Montana?s St. Mary Diversion Dam rehabilitation ...
19 Jul 2017 at 1:58pm
For the past two years, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Technical Service Center in Denver, Colo., has been conducting tests of its 1:12-scale model of St. Mary Diversion Dam facilities in Montana.
The Future of Solar Debated at Intersolar in Light of Trade Petition
19 Jul 2017 at 11:14am
Intersolar and ees North America 2017 concluded its 10th annual event in San Francisco last week. The event organizer said attendees and exhibitors were optimistic, as they engaged in meaningful conversations about the best approaches for sustained market success, despite a year of industry consolidation and trade policy uncertainty.
Tanzania Wins Funding That Will De-Risk Geothermal Exploration in Region
19 Jul 2017 at 9:33am
The African Development Bank (AfDB) today said that Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved US$21.7 million for the United Republic of Tanzania to finance its geothermal energy development project, a move that will help mitigate the high-risk nature of geothermal prospection and field development in the region.
Next Level Design ? New-School Solar Software Providers Take on the Incumbents
18 Jul 2017 at 1:05pm
The market for solar PV design software has opened up significantly in the past five years. New offerings have taken off in that time, and they range from fully integrated systems offering one-stop functionality, to niche services that are hyper-focused on one segment of the design process.
3@3 on PV (and RE): Intersolar, Trade Case, Communicating about Jobs
18 Jul 2017 at 11:27am
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 renewable energy industry for three minutes each. Today?s topics include takeaways from last week's Intersolar Trade Show; the solar trade case between the US and China and a discussion about to communicate job growth in the clean energy industry. Check it out!
Florida Storage Project to Demonstrate 250-kW/1-MWh Tesla Powerpack
18 Jul 2017 at 7:18am
Atlanta-based utility Southern Company and its Gulf Power subsidiary last week said it has launched an energy storage research project in Pensacola, Fla. The project will test and evaluate a 250-kW/1-MW Tesla Powerpack lithium-ion industrial energy storage system over a two-year period.
New Way to Predict When Electric Cars, Home Batteries Become Cost Effective
18 Jul 2017 at 7:03am
The future cost of energy storage technologies can now be predicted under different scenarios, thanks to a new tool created by Imperial researchers. Using a large database, the team can predict how much consumers will have to pay in the future for energy storage technologies based on cumulative installed capacity, current cost and future investment.
Solar Thermal Plants Aim to Keep Lights on at Night in Middle East
18 Jul 2017 at 5:29am
Solar plants that supply electricity at competitive prices after the sun goes down are about to become a reality in the Middle East, according to one of the region?s biggest developers of power plants.
Google, Dandelion Geothermal, and the Thermal Energy IoT
18 Jul 2017 at 4:47am
Validation comes in many different ways. Presently, New York State, NYSERDA, and now Dandelion are working toward implementation of geothermal heating and cooling. Ontarians are embarking on a similar path. Geothermal is needed infrastructure, just like the electric grid or city water mains. This has to happen, and now, it?s underway.
Uncorking the Residential Solar O&M Market
17 Jul 2017 at 8:35am
In the early days of solar, its proponents claimed that the technology was simple to install and did not require maintenance. Consequently, a significant number of early small solar installations were neither monitored nor serviced regularly.