Renewable Energy News

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:41:00 UTC

All Coast to Build Jones-Act Compliant Liftboat

All Coast LLC recently said it will build a Jones Act-compliant liftboat for U.S. wind farm installation and support activities (WTIV). 

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:43:00 UTC

100 Percent Renewable Powered Microgrid in Illinois Islands from the Grid for 24 Hours

On Thursday, Ameren Corporation and S&C Electric Company announced that they had successfully conducted a 24-hour islanding test at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Illinois. 

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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:23:25 UTC

The power of perovskite

Researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications. … read more
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:47:00 UTC

An Eclipse Is Just What the US Power Sector’s Been Waiting For

Turns out the solar eclipse, set to plunge parts of the U.S. into total darkness on Monday, will offer exactly what the power sector’s been looking for: a completely predictable stage for experiments.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:25:00 UTC

SolarReserve to Build 150-MW Solar Thermal Plant in South Australia

A 150MW solar thermal power plant will be built in South Australia by global company SolarReserve. The Aurora Solar Energy Project located in Port Augusta, about 300km north of the South Australian capital Adelaide, will incorporate eight hours of storage or 1,100 MWh, allowing it to operate like a conventional coal or gas power station.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:09:00 UTC

NorthVolt Starts Biggest Fundraising for $4 Billion Battery Plan

NorthVolt AB, the Swedish battery factory developer founded by a former Tesla Inc. executive, is planning to close its first major fundraising round this autumn, potentially drawing in 100 million euros ($118 million).

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:57:00 UTC

How an Arkansas Co-op Used Solar Power to Help Retain a Major Employer

An electric cooperative in rural Arkansas is finding that solar power is not only benefiting its members, it’s helped to keep a major employer in the community.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:17:00 UTC

Offshore Oil and Gas Has Experience and Innovative Technology To Help US Offshore Wind

While last week’s Offshore Wind Executive Summit was formulated in order to illuminate the offshore wind business opportunities that offshore oil and gas supply chain companies could take advantage of, it was clear during the conference that the US offshore oil and gas companies have a lot to teach offshore wind.

First, according to Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), on the public relations front, offshore oil and gas has a lot of experience dealing with opposition and educating the public about the importance of the service it is providing. 

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:02:11 UTC

Going 'green' with plant-based resins

Airplanes, electronics and solar cells are all in demand, but the materials holding these items together -- epoxy thermosets -- are not environmentally friendly. Now, a group reports that they have created a plant-based thermoset that could make devices 'greener.' … read more
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:56:00 UTC

ScottishPower Looks to Next-Gen Turbines for East Anglia 3 Offshore Wind Farm

ScottishPower Renewables plans to use larger, “next generation” wind turbines for its East Anglia 3 offshore wind farm than on previous phases of the project.

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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:49:00 UTC

London Solar Auctions Aim to Make City Greenest on Earth

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he wanted to try city-wide auctions as part of an environment strategy proposed to more than double the capital’s solar energy generation capacity by 2030.

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:39:00 UTC

First Solar to Profit If Trump Slaps Tariffs on Panel Imports

First Solar Inc. is standing on the sidelines of a trade dispute that could give its products a significant leg up.

The U.S. International Trade Commission held a hearing on Tuesday regarding the request by Suniva for the U.S. to impose tariffs on imported solar panels. The petition alleges China, which accounts for more than 80 percent of global solar panel production, gives manufacturers unfair government support.  

The commission is expected to make a decision next month, and a finding of harm could lead President Trump to impose duties as early as November.

 

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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:05:04 UTC

Solar panels: Nanotechnology gives green energy a green color

Solar panels have tremendous potential to provide affordable renewable energy, but many people see traditional black and blue panels as eyesores. Architects, homeowners and city planners may be more open to the technology if they could install colorful, efficient solar panels, and a new study brings us one step closer. Researchers have developed a method for imprinting existing solar panels with silicon nanopatterns that scatter green light back toward an observer. … read more
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:50:27 UTC

Deep-UV probing method detects electron transfer in photovoltaics

Scientists have developed a new method to efficiently measure electron transfer in dye-sensitized transition-metal oxide photovoltaics. … read more
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:29:00 UTC

Parked Electric Cars Earn $1,530 From Europe's Power Grids

Electric car owners are earning as much as $1,530 a year just by parking their vehicle and feeding excess power back into the grid. Trials in Denmark carried out by Nissan Motor Co. and Italy’s biggest utility Enel SpA showed how batteries inside electric cars could help balance supply and demand at times and provide a new revenue stream for those who own the vehicles.

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