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  • Date set for Dutch zero-bid tender
    by Tim Probert on 17th October 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 zero bids due to be submitted from 15 December […]

  • Siemens Gamesa lowers forecast
    by Robin Lancaster on 17th October 2017 at 3:23 pm

    New guidance for EBIT for 2017 falls to €790m from €900m previously […]

  • Safety first for Altitec in Mexico
    by Robin Lancaster on 17th October 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Work on 15-turbine project held up following last month’s earthquak […]

  • Photo of the Day: Seazip 3 Snaps Galloper Offshore Wind Farm
    by Offshore WIND on 17th October 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Seazip Offshore Service has posted a photo taken from its service vessel Seazip 3, showing commissioning works at the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm off the coast of Suffolk. […]

  • GE wins 158MW Serbian prize
    by Robin Lancaster on 17th October 2017 at 1:04 pm

    A total of 57 2.75-120 turbines ordered for the Cibuk 1 wind farm […]

  • Triton maps onshore path
    by Robin Lancaster on 17th October 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Topographical surveys to start along 60km cable route at 860MW project […]

  • Canadians target Israel sun
    by Robin Lancaster on 17th October 2017 at 12:21 pm

    $60m JV to develop solar projects in Middle Eastern country […]

  • First Merkur Transition Pieces En Route to Eemshaven
    by Offshore Wind on 17th October 2017 at 12:06 pm

    The first 6 of the total of 66 transition pieces (TPs) for the Merkur offshore wind farm have been loaded onto a vessel in Spain and will now set sail to Eemshaven, according to social media updates by those involved in the transport and logistics of the TPs. […]

  • It’s Time to Stop Federal Fiddling with Electricity Markets
    on 17th October 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt On Oct. 8 in Kentucky announced the Trump Administration’s plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan, and stated that the solar, wind and other renewable energy tax credits should be eliminated so the industry can compete on its own against coal and other energy sources. […]

  • USTDA Continues Support for Vietnam’s Offshore Wind with New Grant
    by Offshore WIND on 17th October 2017 at 11:55 am

    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 2 (PECC2), a Vietnamese power engineering company, to support development of the 100MW Tan Thuan nearshore wind farm in southern Vietnam. […]

  • UK green transition ‘hindered’
    by Robin Lancaster on 17th October 2017 at 11:55 am

    New report raises concerns over utility giants' influence on policy […]

  • Vestas expands blade resin deal
    by Robin Lancaster on 17th October 2017 at 10:55 am

    Hexcel to supply advanced composite materials for new generation turbines  […]

  • Toyota revs up in Japan
    by Robin Lancaster on 17th October 2017 at 10:21 am

    Construction kicks off at 62MW PV plant set for operation in 2019 […]

  • DNV GL Signs MoU on OW Testing and Certification in Taiwan
    by Offshore WIND on 17th October 2017 at 10:17 am

    DNV GL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Taiwanese stakeholders to collaborate on offshore wind testing and certification to drive the expansion and facilitate the development of offshore wind in Taiwan. […]

  • Public eyes on Vanguard
    by Robin Lancaster on 17th October 2017 at 10:15 am

    Vattenfall to start formal consultation in November for 1.8GW project […]

  • US backs Vietnam offshore
    by Robin Lancaster on 17th October 2017 at 10:04 am

    USSTDA grant awarded to support development of 100MW Tan Thuan project […]

  • DNV GL bolsters Taiwan ties
    by Robin Lancaster on 17th October 2017 at 9:16 am

    Initiative with local stakeholders covers offshore testing and certification […]

  • Boralex JV plans Scots wind splash
    by Robin Lancaster on 17th October 2017 at 8:54 am

    50:50 venture with Infinergy to develop up to 325MW of new projects […]

  • Brunel Engineers Developing Digital O&M Platform
    by Offshore WIND on 17th October 2017 at 8:42 am

    Researchers at the Brunel University London's Innovation Center are developing WindTwin, a digital platform that enables live condition checks on each wind turbine’s working parts, for which the Brunel team says it would significantly contribute to cutting offshore O&M costs. […]

  • Vattenfall Gets Things Moving on 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard OWF
    by Offshore Wind on 17th October 2017 at 7:32 am

    Vattenfall has commenced its official autumn consultation on the anticipated environmental impact of the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind project. […]

  • Dominion seeks 300MW in Virginia
    by Robin Lancaster on 17th October 2017 at 12:30 am

    RFP launched for wind and solar projects between 10MW and 150MW […]

  • Azure secures 250MW home win
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th October 2017 at 4:34 pm

    PV project will supply power to NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam for 25 years  […]

  • Boffins trumpet port cost benefits
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th October 2017 at 4:25 pm

    University of Delaware report say onshore assembly could cut installation to 10 hours […]

  • Foresight scores Oz hat-trick
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th October 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Canadian Solar sells Oakey 2 and interests in Oakey 1 and Longreach plants […]

  • Fugro nominates new chief
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th October 2017 at 3:37 pm

    EGA to be held in December to appoint Øystein Løseth CEO […]

  • BOEM Puts Avangrid’s Kitty Hawk Lease Into Effect
    by Offshore Wind on 16th October 2017 at 3:20 pm

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) signed Avangrid's offshore wind lease for the 122,405-acre Kitty Hawk site off North Carolina on 10 October. The lease will go into effect on 1 November 2017. […]

  • UK Supply Chain Companies Explore Offshore Wind Links with Taiwan
    by Offshore Wind on 16th October 2017 at 2:25 pm

    The UK Department for International Trade and NOF Energy will take 38 delegates from 24 companies from UK's offshore wind supply chain to Taiwan, aiming to build relationships between UK and Taiwanese companies and organisations. […]

  • Invenergy makes Polish challenge
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th October 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Company claiming damages of $700m over wind farm PPA dispute  […]

  • Fugro Plans to Appoint Øystein Løseth as New CEO
    by Offshore WIND on 16th October 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Fugro's Supervisory Board has decided to nominate Øystein Løseth as the company's new CEO after Paul van Riel, who currently holds the position, retires in April 2018. […]

  • Dutch Strengthening Offshore Wind Cooperation with China
    by Offshore Wind on 16th October 2017 at 12:45 pm

    An offshore wind delegation from the Netherlands is currently visiting China to intensify Sino-Dutch offshore wind cooperation and knowledge exchange. […]

  • Senvion rising in France
    by stephen@renews.biz on 16th October 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Turbines totalling 150MW to come online by the year-end […]

  • Delaware Uni: USD 1.6 Billion Could Be Saved with Turbine Assembly at Port
    by Offshore WIND on 16th October 2017 at 12:24 pm

    The University of Delaware has determined that assembling offshore wind turbines in a port is the most cost- and time-effective method in the construction of offshore wind farms, since it would cost up to USD 1.6 billion less per project than conventional approaches and would take half the construction time. […]

  • Building basks in Uganda sun
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th October 2017 at 11:54 am

    10MW Tororo solar project inaugurated in African country […]

  • Vestas unveils Chinese upgrade
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th October 2017 at 10:48 am

    V120 2.0/2.2MW models to be available from Q3 2018 in Asian country […]

  • Batteries could save Irish €19m
    by johnny@renews.biz on 16th October 2017 at 10:15 am

    Queen's University Belfast report says cost reductions achieved by 'inertial response' […]

  • BOEM finalises Kitty Hawk lease
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th October 2017 at 9:59 am

    Avangrid to start more detailed study of 49,730-hectare site off N Carolina […]

  • Senvion books Ontario date
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th October 2017 at 9:27 am

    WPD orders nine 2.05MW MM92 machines for 18.45 White Pines project  […]

  • Triton dishes out onshore wire job
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th October 2017 at 9:05 am

    J Murphy & Sons preferred supplier for underground cabling at 860MW project […]

  • EU and India Reinforce Clean Energy and Climate Action Ties
    by Offshore WIND on 16th October 2017 at 8:55 am

    The European Union (EU) and India have adopted a joint statement on clean energy and climate change at the EU-India summit on 6 October in Delhi, India. […]

  • Bakker Sliedrecht to Power Up GeoSea’s Orion
    by Offshore Wind on 16th October 2017 at 8:44 am

    Bakker Sliedrecht will deliver the main electrical power package for the offshore wind installation vessel Orion, scheduled to be delivered to its owner GeoSea in 2019. The vessel will be deployed on next-generation projects featuring massive components. […]

  • K2 Management Acquires Prevailing
    by Offshore Wind on 16th October 2017 at 7:54 am

    K2 Management and Prevailing have entered into an agreement under which K2 Management will acquire the UK-based yield analysis consultancy, the companies informed, leaving the acquisition price undisclosed. […]

  • Windcarrier’s Bayard CTV Fleet Marks 1000 LTI-Free Days
    by Offshore Wind on 16th October 2017 at 6:58 am

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s fleet of seven Bayard class crew transfer vessels (CTVs) reached 1,000 days without a lost time incident (LTI) on 12 October. […]

  • Top News of the Week, 9 – 15 October 2017
    by Offshore Wind on 15th October 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Offshore WIND's most read news from 9 to 15 October 2017. […]

  • Power-to-Gas for Renewables Integration Is on the Rise
    on 13th October 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Power-to-gas (P2G)—the conversion of electrical power into gaseous energy carriers—is a quickly improving and potentially disruptive energy conversion technology.&nbs […]

  • WindEurope CEO Emphasises Importance of Offshore Wind Ports
    by Offshore WIND on 13th October 2017 at 2:26 pm

    On 10 October, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson highlighted the importance of offshore wind ports in a speech delivered to members of the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) in Tampere, Finland. […]

  • UK ‘ignoring onshore benefits’
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th October 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Government agency to consider whether sector is up against ‘barriers’ […]

  • PHOTO: France Celebrates Floatgen, Deployment Preps Underway
    by Offshore Wind on 13th October 2017 at 12:23 pm

    The Floatgen wind turbine is currently being prepared for deployment off Croisic at the École Centrale de Nantes SEM-REV demonstration site in France. This is both the first offshore and floating wind turbine to be installed off the French coast. […]

  • Fugro bolsters Taiwan ties
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th October 2017 at 11:42 am

    Dutch outfit teams up with locals IOVTEC on marine surveys for offshore wind […]

  • Innogy bond targets wind
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th October 2017 at 10:29 am

    €850m raised will refinance one onshore and four offshore projects […]

  • Dong adds gas to UK balance
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th October 2017 at 10:07 am

    Danes to help optimise three 6MW peaking plants alongside wind portfolio […]

  • Fugro, IOVTEC to Install LiDAR Buoy off Taiwan
    by Offshore Wind on 13th October 2017 at 9:46 am

    Fugro and International Ocean Vessel Technical Consultant (IOVTEC) will install a LiDAR buoy off the Taiwanese coast in January 2018 to collect wind resource data.  […]

  • ABO Wind toasts local double
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th October 2017 at 9:43 am

    Two projects totalling 18.8MW come online in Rhineland-Palatinat […]

  • Nordex upgrades AW3000
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th October 2017 at 9:18 am

    140-metre version added to platform specifically for low wind conditions […]

  • Innogy to Refinance Four OWFs with Its First Green Bond
    by Offshore WIND on 13th October 2017 at 8:59 am

    On 12 October, innogy issued its first Green Bond worth EUR 850 million and will use the proceeds to refinance four offshore wind farms in the UK and Germany and one onshore wind farm in the Netherlands. […]

  • Welsh wave ready for tests
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th October 2017 at 8:59 am

    Marine Power Systems completes fabrication of WaveSub devic […]

  • Floatgen ready for action
    by Robin Lancaster on 13th October 2017 at 8:58 am

    2MW floater to be installed off French coast in the coming days […]

  • Ideol Set to Inaugurate Fully Assembled Floatgen Turbine
    by Offshore Wind on 13th October 2017 at 7:19 am

    Floatgen project partners are scheduled to inaugurate the 2MW floating wind turbine today, 13 October, after it was fully assembled at the Saint Nazaire port in France. […]

  • Innogy Announces Financial Independence from RWE
    by Offshore Wind on 13th October 2017 at 6:52 am

    Innogy has informed that it achieved its financial independence from RWE on 6 October by signing a stand-alone credit agreement of EUR 2 billion. […]

  • Eversource plots hydro sale
    by Robin Lancaster on 12th October 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Nine plants in New Hampshire totalling 68.2MW to be sold to Hull Street Energy […]

  • Gray Hawk flies in Arizona
    by Robin Lancaster on 12th October 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Construction underway of 46MW PV plant that will come online in Q2 2018 […]

  • K2 swoops for Prevailing
    by Robin Lancaster on 12th October 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Deal to buy energy yield analysis outfit to be completed by year end […]

  • UK 'needs' all green technologies
    by Robin Lancaster on 12th October 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Scottish Renewables and REA call for support for onshore wind and PV […]

  • Vestas probes turbine collapse
    by Robin Lancaster on 12th October 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Tower of 850kW V52 machine bends over at Pag project in Croatia […]

  • SHL Chooses RED Engineering Monitoring Tech for Beatrice
    by Offshore WIND on 12th October 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has chosen RED Engineering's new monitoring technology for the installation of jacket foundations for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth, Scotland. […]

  • Do Solar Owners Love Solar the Way Gun Owners Love Guns?
    on 12th October 2017 at 1:29 pm

    There has been talk for years about the need for the industry to mobilize rooftop solar owners into one group that together would represent one large voice in favor of solar-friendly local, state and federal policy. With more than 1,000,0000 installations in the U.S., that voice would certainly be loud and strong. A loud, centralized voice couldn’t be more important in U.S. politics right now, where the Trump administration is eying tariffs, policies and rules that could crush the solar industry. One such initiative is the recent DOE directive that is looking to re-write the rules around compensation for power plants, a move that would pay solar and wind facilities less than coal or nuclear generation for the energy they produce.&nbs […]

  • Industry Associations Welcome UK Govt’s Offshore Wind Fund
    by Offshore Wind on 12th October 2017 at 1:13 pm

    RenewableUK and the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) have welcomed the UK Government making available up to GBP 557 million for the future Contract for Difference (CfD) auctions and the announcement that the next CfD round will be held in spring 2019. […]

  • How to Submit Comments on Perry’s Proposal for Grid Reliability
    on 12th October 2017 at 12:59 pm

    If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the process for approving Secretary Rick Perry’s proposed rule on grid reliability and resilience pricing, it’s important to get to know the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) online system. […]

  • BayWa buys into Oz wind
    by Robin Lancaster on 12th October 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Future Energy has approval for over 40MW of onshore projects in Australia […]

  • Beatrice monitors lifting kit
    by Robin Lancaster on 12th October 2017 at 12:01 pm

    SHL using RED Engineering technology during jacket installation  […]

  • Siemens Gamesa opens in Africa
    by Robin Lancaster on 12th October 2017 at 11:12 am

    Morocco blade factory to supply SWT-DD-130 platform up to 4.2MW  […]

  • Contour readies for IPO
    by Robin Lancaster on 12th October 2017 at 10:44 am

    London listing aims to raise funds to boost earnings to $1bn in five years […]

  • EA1 Leads to One of Europe’s Largest Archaeological Digs in 2017
    by Offshore Wind on 12th October 2017 at 10:21 am

    The onshore works for East Anglia ONE underground cable have unearthed a historical treasure for the Suffolk area. So far evidence from the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman period, Anglo-Saxons and into the medieval period has been found, making this one of Europe’s largest archaeological digs this year, according to ScottishPower Renewables. […]

  • Total takes shine to French solar
    by Robin Lancaster on 12th October 2017 at 10:07 am

    SunPower will provide panels for 70 projects totalling 32MW […]

  • UK reveals clean growth plans
    by Robin Lancaster on 12th October 2017 at 9:44 am

    UPDATE: Greenpeace welcomes strategy but calls for more ambition […]

  • Minesto costs ‘fall’ 33%
    by Tim Probert on 12th October 2017 at 9:41 am

    Analysis estimates LCOE of €100/MWh and below for company’s tidal kit […]

  • Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Fully Commissioned, Starts Receiving CfD Payments
    by Offshore Wind on 12th October 2017 at 9:28 am

    The 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm entered full operation in October and has started receiving difference payments on generated electricity.  […]

  • Fugro offloads wire squad
    by Robin Lancaster on 12th October 2017 at 9:20 am

    Global Marine to acquire 23 staff, one vessel, two trenchers and two ROVs […]

  • GE Submits Application for R&D Hub in Southampton
    by Offshore WIND on 12th October 2017 at 8:54 am

    GE Renewable Energy has confirmed to Offshore WIND that it submitted an application for building a research and development (R&D) facility at Southampton's Centenary Quay. […]

  • Global Marine Acquires Fugro’s Cable Laying Business in EUR 61 Million Deal
    by Offshore Wind on 12th October 2017 at 7:03 am

    Global Marine Group is set to acquire Fugro’s trenching and cable laying business after the two companies signed an agreement under which Fugro will, in return, get an equity stake of 23.6% in Global Marine Holdings. […]

  • BEIS backs remote island wind
    by Robin Lancaster on 11th October 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Scottish projects to be eligible for CfD3 auction […]

  • Can Storage Expand Wind's Share of the Energy Mix?
    on 11th October 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Leading wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is looking toward energy storage solutions in a bid to improve wind power economics and grid integration. […]

  • GE powers Ugandan hydro
    by Robin Lancaster on 11th October 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Five 50MW Kaplan turbines supplied to 250MW Bujagali project […]

  • ERG advances in France
    by Robin Lancaster on 11th October 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Italians take 75% stake in two wind farms totalling 16.25MW […]

  • UK: Next CfD Round Scheduled for Spring 2019, GBP 557 Million Earmarked for Renewables
    by Offshore Wind on 11th October 2017 at 1:52 pm

    The next UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction is planned for spring 2019, the UK Government informed today, along with the announcement that up to GBP 557 million will be made available for renewable energy projects as part of the Clean Growth Strategy.  […]

  • FORESEA Offers Testing for Offshore Tech Applicable in Renewables
    by Offshore Wind on 11th October 2017 at 1:05 pm

    The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Energy through Strategic European Action) programme has launched its 4th call for proposals today at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2017. The call targets technology developers in offshore sectors such as the oil & gas, subsea and shipping industries, which have renewable energy applications. […]

  • This Is the Microsoft Deal That Will Boost Wind-Turbine Battery Tech
    on 10th October 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Microsoft Corp. yesterday said it is supporting a new project in Ireland that will be the first European wind farm to integrate batteries in each wind turbine. […]

  • Who Will Fight the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan?
    on 10th October 2017 at 3:07 pm

    As word spread yesterday that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will officially begin the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan, others vowed to fight back. […]

  • 3@3 on Solar PV: The Solar Vortex, Renewables, and Puerto Rico
    on 9th October 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Today's topics include an examination of how two large and looming events in the U.S. power industry could seriously undermine the growth of renewables. Plus, how the industry is mobilizing to offer new hope to hurricane-damaged islands.  &nbs […]

  • The Truth About GE's Latest Wind Tech Patent Lawsuit
    on 9th October 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Which way is the wind blowing? If you are a wind energy manufacturer or a developer looking to implement or expand wind energy farm operations, this is a question you must be asking yourself when it comes to the potential effects recent litigation between major manufacturers will have on the wind power industry. […]

  • Grid Resiliency is a Problem, But Stockpiling Coal isn’t the Answer
    on 6th October 2017 at 8:42 pm

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s recently proposed rulemaking, which directs FERC to “properly value” coal and nuclear power plants for their ability to be “resilient” by having a 90-day pile of fuel onsite, totally misunderstands the problem of grid resiliency.&nbs […]

  • Project of the Year 2017 Finalists Announced
    on 6th October 2017 at 10:00 am

    Fourteen outstanding power projects were selected from industry-nominated projects in five categories: Coal, Combined Heat & Power (CHP), Energy Storage, Natural Gas, and Renewables. […]

  • Wind Energy Selling for 4 Cents per kWh in India
    on 5th October 2017 at 3:36 pm

    New Delhi: India's wind power tariff fell to a record low of Rs2.64 per unit in an auction conducted by state-run Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) for 1 gigawatt (GW) of wind power contracts that ended in the wee hours of Thursday morning. While ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. […]

  • Trump's Tax Reform Proposal 'Leaves Door Open' to Repeal ITC/PTC
    on 5th October 2017 at 1:55 pm

    A tax reform package released at the end of September by White House and Republican leadership “left the door open” to repeal critical existing renewable energy tax credits prior to their scheduled either expiration or phase down, Greg Jenner, partner at Stoel Rives, told Renewable Energy World. […]

  • Trump Has a Plan to Save Coal and Hobble Clean Energy
    on 5th October 2017 at 1:03 pm

    President Donald Trump may soon have a chance to prove wrong the notion that economics will kill the U.S. coal industry and keep clean energy thriving. […]

  • Shell to Seek Sale of Stake in $1.4 Billion Offshore Wind Farm
    on 4th October 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc and its partners Eneco Holdings NV and Mitsubishi Corp. are seeking to sell a stake in two Dutch offshore wind farm projects that may cost $1.4 billion to develop, two people familiar with the plan said. &nbs […]

  • Solar PV Was Fastest Growing Energy Source in the World in 2016
    on 4th October 2017 at 4:25 pm

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) today said that China, India and the U.S. will account for two-thirds of global renewable energy expansion over the next five years. […]

  • How Catastrophic is Perry’s NOPR for Renewables?
    on 3rd October 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Rocky Mountain Institute’s Mark Dyson is an expert who studies grid resilience as part of RMI’s Electricity Innovation Lab. He offered his thoughts on what the NOPR means for renewable energy. […]

  • New York Eyes 3,200 MW of New Offshore Wind Areas
    on 3rd October 2017 at 4:10 pm

    New York State officials yesterday said that that the state has asked the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider identifying and leasing at least four new wind energy areas (WEA) off New York’s Atlantic Coast, with a total of 3,200 MW of offshore wind generation. […]

  • 5 Emerging Trends for Corporate Buyers of Renewable Energy
    on 3rd October 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Today, companies are making big moves to power their operations with clean energy. To date, corporate buyers have purchased a global total of 19 GW of renewable energy, enough to power five million average American homes. &nbs […]

  • From Black to Green: DONG Energy is Now Ørsted
    on 2nd October 2017 at 9:04 pm

    DONG Energy on October 2, announced to shareholders that it was changing its name to Ørsted to better reflect the profound strategic transformation from black to green energy and the company’s recent divestment of the upstream oil and gas production. […]

  • Tesla Charging Stations to Link South Australia Capital with World’s Largest Battery
    on 2nd October 2017 at 2:57 pm

    A network of car charging stations is being developed in South Australia to allow Tesla drivers to visit the world’s biggest lithium-ion batterybeing built by Elon Musk in the state’s north. […]

  • Secretary Perry Seeks Market Rules That ‘Properly Value’ Coal, Nuclear Generation
    on 29th September 2017 at 6:39 pm

    The U.S. Department of Energy today said that energy markets are not fairly valuing certain bulk power generation resources, such as coal and nuclear plants, and that federal regulators need to do something about it. […]

  • Offshore Wind Prices: Will Key Learnings Help US Projects?
    on 27th September 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Wind energy observers worldwide took notice when Bloomberg News reported the contract price (September 11) for a U.K. energy auction: £57.50 ($77.76) per MWh — a 50 percent decline in recent offshore energy costs.&nbs […]

  • 5 Prospects for Renewable Microgrid Technology Innovation
    on 25th September 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Current research is providing groundbreaking innovations that could help renewable energy-based microgrids become “the energy supply of the future,” according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). […]

  • 10 US Electricity Service Providers Take Next Step Toward RTO Membership
    on 22nd September 2017 at 5:05 pm

    A coalition of 10 electricity service providers serving the U.S. Rocky Mountain region said they will begin negotiations for membership in the Southwest Power Pool regional transmission organization. […]

  • Morgan Stanley and Citi Say They Will Run on 100 Percent Clean Energy
    on 21st September 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. announced they will get all of their energy from renewables in a few years, another show of corporate support for climate action running counter to U.S. President Donald Trump’s view on the issue. […]

  • Change in New Jersey Leadership Could Help the State Fulfill Its Offshore Wind Potential — And Then Some
    on 21st September 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Despite its legislation calling for mechanisms to support offshore wind development, New Jersey has yet to realize that promise, but that could change this fall with the election of a new governor. […]

  • Staying Safe on the Job: Fall Protection in Renewable Energy Demands Planning and Training
    on 20th September 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Technicians who put their lives on the line by working on tall towers in remote locations need more than just top-quality safety gear and information about how to use it. They also need a plan for what happens if the unthinkable occurs. […]

  • After Irma, America Should Scrap the Jones Act
    on 15th September 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Another big hurricane, another temporary waiver of the Jones Act -- the 1920 law mandating that goods and passengers shipped between U.S. ports be carried in U.S.-flagged ships, constructed primarily in the U.S., owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by them or by U.S. legal permanent residents. […]

  • Cyclone Forces Evacuation of Husum Wind Attendees — But the Show Goes On
    on 15th September 2017 at 1:15 pm

    The cyclone forced the 650+ exhibitors and all attendees in the lightweight exhibition to leave the exhibit hall as wind gusts of up to 140 km/h [87 miles per hour] swept through the north-western part of the country. […]

  • Is the DOE Really in Love with all of the Above?
    on 14th September 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Is it going out on a limb to say this part is saying “renewables should not get special treatment above other sources?” The DOE report went on to point out that variable resources require baseload generation as a frequency smoothing backup while the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining. &nbs […]

  • India's Low Tariffs Hurt Wind Turbine Makers
    on 14th September 2017 at 10:58 am

    Wind turbine makers are staring at a slowdown even as India's government looks to boost renewable energy. […]

  • 2016 Storm Stirs Renewable Energy Investment in South Australia
    on 14th September 2017 at 10:40 am

    A year on from a storm that blacked out the entire state, South Australia has emerged from the electricity crisis to strengthen its position as a global leader in renewable energy. […]

  • GE Targets Low-to-Medium Wind Speed With Newest 4.8-MW Wind Turbine
    on 12th September 2017 at 3:22 pm

    According to GE the turbine’s 77-meter high-tech carbon blades, improved loads and controls, and taller, more cost-effective towers were developed thanks to close partnerships with LM Wind Power, Blade Dynamics and GE’s Global Research Center. The blades also feature one of the industry’s smallest Bolt Circle Diameters, keeping manufacturing and logistical costs to a minimum, said GE. […]

  • A Tale of Two Counties — California’s Mojave Desert Offers a Bi-Polar Approach to Solar
    on 12th September 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Although stretching across Utah, Nevada and Arizona, most of the Mojave Desert’s land that is eyed for solar and wind power development is in California. It’s notably slated for two counties—Kern and San Bernardino — the latter being the largest geographic county in the U.S. […]

  • This Is Why More Companies Aren’t Disclosing Their Environmental Strategies
    on 12th September 2017 at 12:53 pm

    HSBC today said that 53 percent of companies now have an environmental strategy in place, but only 43 percent actively disclose it. Why is that number so low? […]

  • A Transactive Energy Future: The Inevitable Rise of Economic-based Grid Control
    on 11th September 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Every day, the number of new power generators from renewable resources joining the world's collective electricity grid steadily goes up. Growing at an equal pace are the people working to keep the balance between supply and demand on that collective grid.&nbs […]

  • Offshore Wind Costs Fall Below New Nuclear Plants in UK
    on 11th September 2017 at 3:29 pm

    The cost of generating electricity from offshore wind farms fell sharply in the U.K. to below the price the next nuclear reactors will charge, making the form of clean energy one of the cheapest ways to supply the grid. […]

  • World’s First Offshore Wind Facility Completely Dismantled
    on 8th September 2017 at 7:17 pm

    DONG Energy announced its Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the world, has been dismantled. &nbs […]

  • Online Legal Marketplace Seeks to Transform How Clean Energy Companies Do Business
    on 7th September 2017 at 3:26 pm

    A new partnership between CleanTech Docs and Cleantech Law Partners (CLP) aims to improve the way legal services are provided to the cleantech and renewable energy sectors with what the companies say is the first online legal platform for those companies. […]

  • World Energy Demand to Plateau from 2030, Says Report
    on 5th September 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Energy efficiency will improve faster than global economic growth due to the rapid electrification of the world’s energy system, leading to a plateau in energy demand from 2030. […]

  • What Is the Best Grid Structure for Offshore Wind Growth in the Irish, North Seas?
    on 5th September 2017 at 3:27 pm

    A new baseline study for the development of renewable resources in the Irish and North Seas has identified the most environmentally friendly grid structure for offshore resource growth. […]

  • Vestas Joins With Tesla to Combine Wind Turbines With Batteries
    on 1st September 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Tesla Inc. has partnered with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to figure out how to combine wind turbines and batteries, socking away power during breezy times to use when the air is still. […]

  • Electricity from Renewables and Nuclear Power in the US in Statistical Dead Heat
    on 1st September 2017 at 3:43 pm

    The latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information's (EIA) "Electric Power Monthly," with data through June 30, reveals that renewable energy sources remain in a statistical dead heat with nuclear power vis-à-vis their respective shares of US electrical generation, with each providing roughly 20 percent of the total. […]

  • The 6 Countries Leading on Renewable Energy, But Could Improve on Incentives, Regulatory Support
    on 1st September 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Recently released heat maps from Sustainable Energy for All identify countries and regions where improvements would increase the share of renewables in the global energy mix to 36 percent of total final energy consumption by 2030. […]

  • How to Cut the Cost of Wind Energy in Half — A National Lab Report
    on 31st August 2017 at 3:31 pm

    New energy science and technological breakthroughs could cut the cost of wind energy in half by 2030—making it fully competitive with the fuel cost of natural gas. […]

  • DONG Energy Secures Battery System for Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Project
    on 31st August 2017 at 2:37 pm

    DONG Energy is planning to install an offshore wind battery energy storage system (BESS) in the U.K. ABB said that it won a contract to install a 2-MW BESS to support integration and transmission of power from the 90-MW Burbo Bank offshore wind farm. […]

  • New Legislation Could Support Clean Energy Career Pathways for Fossil-Fuel Industry Workers
    on 30th August 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Support for workers seeking to transition from jobs in the fossil-fuel industry to the clean energy sector could be coming in the form of new federal legislation. […]

  • Hybrid Office Building Cuts Cord to Electricity Grid
    on 29th August 2017 at 3:14 pm

    A four-story office building powered by a combination of thermal and PV solar and wind energy in South Australia has cut its connection to the electricity grid in what its owners claim to be a world first. […]

  • This Is the Next Step for Energy Storage in South Australia
    on 29th August 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Details were released yesterday for the South Australia government’s call for more projects that can contribute to making renewable energy generation on demand and that will provide energy storage in the state. […]

  • TransAlta Retrofits Wind Turbines for Condition Monitoring in Ontario
    on 28th August 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Canadian utility TransAlta is retrofitting wind turbines at its Melancthon wind farm in Ontario with integrated condition monitoring systems (CMS). […]

  • China Is Creating the World's Largest Power Company
    on 28th August 2017 at 6:36 pm

    China’s creating the world’s largest power company. The government of President Xi Jinping approved the merger of Shenhua Group Corp., the country’s top coal miner, with China Guodian Corp., among its largest power generators, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission said Monday.&nbs […]

  • Delaware Governor Orders Creation of Offshore Wind Working Group
    on 28th August 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Delaware Gov. John Carney today authorized the creation of an Offshore Wind Working Group (OWWG) to advance offshore wind for the state. […]

  • The Big Drumroll Ends with a Thud: DOE’s Study on the US Power Grid
    on 28th August 2017 at 5:10 pm

    The Department of Energy last week released its long-awaited grid-reliability study, after months of work at the agency to respond to Secretary Perry’s directive calling for the report. The tone and content of Perry’s April 14th memo suggested to many that the study would inevitably produce a set of findings that coal-fired power plants could take to the bank as proof that they need help from the federal government to stay in operation. […]

  • Putting Innovation to Work for Renewable Energy – What’s Your Story?
    on 28th August 2017 at 12:27 pm

    We want to hear your innovation story. We will recognize the most innovative power projects with the Power-Gen International Projects of the Year Awards in Las Vegas in December. […]

  • DOE Grid Reliability Report 'Treats Wind Power Fairly,' Grassley Says
    on 25th August 2017 at 11:31 am

    Now that the US Department of Energy staff has released its report to Secretary Perry on Electricity Markets and Reliability, Renewable Energy World has received many comments from industry that seem to generally favor the results […]

  • RGGI States Propose Additional 30 Percent Emissions Cap Decline by 2030
    on 24th August 2017 at 6:03 pm

    The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) yesterday said that they have proposed a regional emissions cap trajectory that will provide an additional 30 percent cap reduction by the year 2030, relative to 2020 levels. […]

  • It’s Out: A Quick Review of the Just Released US Department of Energy Grid Reliability Study
    on 24th August 2017 at 4:59 pm

    In April, newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry called for a study of the U.S. electricity grid. He wanted the study to reveal why so many coal plants were retiring and whether or not energy policies (renewable folks, think the ITC, PTC, RPS) were distorting the market and making the grid unstable. As most in the energy industry knew, the answer is incredibly nuanced. The 187-page report, released today, details the many reasons impacting the retirement of coal plants – the fact that they are old, in need of upgrades, costlier to run than natural gas plants, and not running at full capacity – are just some of them.&nbs […]

  • Thinking Beyond Trump: Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now in Carbon-free Electricity
    on 23rd August 2017 at 3:30 pm

    When utility executives make decisions about building new power plants, a lot rides on their choices. Depending on their size and type, new generating facilities cost hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars. They typically will run for 40 or more years — 10 U.S. presidential terms. Much can change during that time. […]

  • Reliance Said to Mull India Energy Storage With BP
    on 22nd August 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Reliance Industries Ltd., owned by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, is considering entering the energy storage business with its partner BP Plc. to expand into the country’s growing renewable energy sector, according to two people with knowledge of the plan. […]

  • Argentina Eyes Slower Renewable Growth as Infrastructure Lags
    on 21st August 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Argentina’s next renewable power auction will be half the size of last year’s because of an infrastructure bottleneck slowing down the ability to add capacity. […]

  • 5 Key Takeaways for Engineers Interested in Designing Platforms for Offshore Wind Farms
    on 21st August 2017 at 2:18 pm

    To say the engineering that goes into the platform design for an offshore wind farm is “complicated” would be laughable at best. “Complicated’ barely scratches the surface of the hundreds of hours of work that goes into designing a structure to support a tower that will stand some 100-200 meters high in the ocean for 20+ years, be subjected to enormous wave and wind loads over those two and half decades and oh, not to mention, generate electricity all the while. &nbs […]

  • All Coast to Build Jones-Act Compliant Liftboat
    on 18th August 2017 at 5:41 pm

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

  • 100 Percent Renewable Powered Microgrid in Illinois Islands from the Grid for 24 Hours
    on 18th August 2017 at 4:43 pm

    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.&nbs […]

  • An Eclipse Is Just What the US Power Sector’s Been Waiting For
    on 17th August 2017 at 11:47 am

    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. […]

  • Offshore Oil and Gas Has Experience and Innovative Technology To Help US Offshore Wind
    on 17th August 2017 at 2:17 am

    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.&nbs […]

  • ScottishPower Looks to Next-Gen Turbines for East Anglia 3 Offshore Wind Farm
    on 16th August 2017 at 11:56 am

    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. […]

  • 4 Emerging Trends in U.S. Offshore Wind Technologies
    on 11th August 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Is offshore wind the next big thing? It could be for the United States. As global project costs continue to drop, America is building on the momentum of its first commercial offshore wind farm.&nbs […]

  • Green Power Still Tied Up with Red Tape in Macron’s France
    on 10th August 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Some 80 days into Emmanuel Macron’s new job, Europe’s biggest renewable energy companies are still waiting for the French president to make good on campaign pledges to boost green power. […]

  • Alphabet's Green Energy Ambitions Hit Turbulence
    on 10th August 2017 at 12:22 am

    On May 16, Makani released a YouTube video. A camera pans on a T-shaped airplane, with wings stretching 85 feet holding eight small turbines and a tether connecting it to a tall ground station. The plane swoops into the air. It dips and soars, looping elegantly in circles that mimic a windmill, something it was built to replace. &nbs […]

  • Oil and Gas Companies Discuss Diversification at the Offshore Wind Executive Summit
    on 9th August 2017 at 6:50 pm

    On Wednesday in Houston at the Offshore Wind Executive Summit, representatives from Statoil, DONG Energy, Avangrid/Iberdrola and US Wind explained why their companies decided to move into offshore wind after working in offshore oil and gas for decades. Meagan Keiser, legal counsel for Statoil said that just this year her company launched a new division called Statoil New Energy Solutions with the aim of building a profitable renewable business. “So, my team is now working full-time in renewables,” she said. […]

  • VL Offshore Unveils New Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation
    on 8th August 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Houston-based VL Offshore (VLO) said this week that it has unveiled its Y-Wind floating offshore wind foundation. &nbs […]

  • Utilities Shifting Away from Wind, Solar PPAs
    on 8th August 2017 at 6:00 pm

    There’s a new model emerging for growth-starved utilities looking to profit from America’s solar and wind power boom. American Electric Power Co. is using it for a $4.5 billion deal that’ll land the U.S. utility owner a massive wind farm in Oklahoma and a high-voltage transmission line to deliver the power. […]

  • Senate Restores Quorum at FERC, Confirms DOE Deputy Secretary
    on 7th August 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Quorum has been restored to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, following the unanimous confirmation of Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson by the U.S. Senate. […]

  • The Energy Sector Needs to Adapt to Millennials—Not Vice Versa
    on 7th August 2017 at 3:18 pm

    As interns at Environmental Defense Fund, we’ve been tapped as resident experts on surviving on college budgets, social media, and all things Millennial. Research tells us Millennials are the largest living generation. So, as clean energy interns this summer, we’ve learned that gives us much power to change the game for the energy sector. But in unexpected ways. &nbs […]

  • Scottish Government Extends Support for Offshore Wind Accelerator
    on 2nd August 2017 at 6:02 pm

    The Carbon Trust today said that the Scottish government has extended its financial support for the Carbon Trust’s collaborative research, development and demonstration program for offshore wind. […]

  • Tesla Batteries May Back Up Wind Farm Off Massachusetts Coast
    on 1st August 2017 at 11:55 am

    Deepwater Wind LLC is proposing to pair Tesla Inc. batteries with massive offshore wind turbines as part of a bid to supply the state of Massachusetts with clean energy generated at sea. […]

  • Alphabet Wants to Fix Renewable Energy’s Storage Problem — With Salt
    on 31st July 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Alphabet Inc.'s secretive X skunk works has another idea that could save the world. This one, code named Malta, involves vats of salt and antifreeze.&nbs […]

  • 'American Wind Week' Launches to Teach America About the Power of Wind
    on 31st July 2017 at 9:00 am

    In late July, Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy announced the renewable “Giga-project” Wind Catcher Energy Connection, which will link more than 1.1 million residents in the south central portion of the country with wind energy harvested from what will be the second-largest wind farm in the world, located in Oklahoma. Almost simultaneously, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released Q2 2017 figures that showed a 40 percent increase in wind project development over the previous year.&nbs […]

  • Bay State Wind Begins Offshore Wind Site Measurement Following Assessment Plan Approval
    on 28th July 2017 at 11:37 am

    Bay State Wind last week said that it has received federal approval for a site assessment plan (SAP) for its wind farm in Massachusetts near Martha’s Vineyard, and has moved forward with measurement of lease site conditions. […]

  • I Squared Joins Bidding for $4 Billion Equis Renewable Portfolio
    on 28th July 2017 at 10:50 am

    I Squared Capital, the infrastructure investment firm, is among suitors preparing bids for Equis Energy’s renewable power business, people with knowledge of the matter said. […]

  • SunEdison Sets Bankruptcy Exit With Nothing for Shareholders
    on 27th July 2017 at 10:21 am

    SunEdison Inc. won final approval for a bankruptcy plan that will leave what was once the world’s largest renewable-energy firm as a shell of its former self, with nothing for shareholders whose investment at one point had been worth about $10 billion. […]

  • Suzlon Climbs as India Sets More Ambitious Wind Energy Tenders
    on 24th July 2017 at 8:25 pm

    India set out plans to step up the pace of issuing contracts for electricity from wind farms, triggering a surge in the shares of one of the nation’s biggest maker of turbines. &nbs […]

  • India's Blue Sky Pledge Gives Power to Country's Green Bonds
    on 24th July 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Green bonds issued by Indian companies are gathering pace as the country’s ambitious target for renewable energy fuels interest from investors. […]

  • Controversy Escalates Over Viewshed for Maryland Offshore Wind Farms
    on 24th July 2017 at 11:54 am

    With two wind projects moving closer to construction less then 20 nautical miles off the coast of Maryland, parties concerned about the wind projects’ viewshed have started to take action. […]

  • US Interior Department Scientist Speaks Out Against Reassignment
    on 20th July 2017 at 5:27 pm

    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. […]

  • China Achieves 7.2-GW New Solar Capacity Milestone in 1Q17
    on 20th July 2017 at 12:47 pm

    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.&nbs […]

  • Renewables Industry Learning from Oil and Gas Insights
    on 20th July 2017 at 11:39 am

    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
    on 20th July 2017 at 10:05 am

    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. […]

  • 3@3 on PV (and RE): Intersolar, Trade Case, Communicating about Jobs
    on 18th July 2017 at 6:27 pm

    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! […]

  • Contract Wins and Acquisitions Further Growth of Global Offshore Wind Industry
    on 17th July 2017 at 2:42 pm

    The UK generates more electricity from offshore wind than any other country, meeting 5 percent of total national demand. That figure is likely to grow, with the sector predicted to be worth just under £3B [US $3.9B] to the UK economy by 2030. DONG Energy’s 1.2-GW Hornsea Project One will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world once built and on Monday, July 17, international marine and engineering consultancy LOC Renewables announced that it will be carrying out marine warranty surveying (MWS) services on Hornsea Project One. The site, which will consist of 174 turbines installed off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea is scheduled for commissioning in 2020. […]

  • Adapting to a Renewable-rich Grid: Businesses Embrace Building Management Solutions
    on 17th July 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Transitioning to the energy landscape of the future is oftentimes distilled down to a rise in renewable power generation. But the reality is that myriad industries are evolving and contributing to the foundations of a cleaner future.&nbs […]

  • Renewable Energy Not a Threat to Grid, Draft of US Study Finds
    on 17th July 2017 at 11:07 am

    Wind and solar power don’t pose a significant threat to the reliability of the U.S. power grid, U.S. Department of Energy staff members said in a draft report, contradicting statements by their leader Rick Perry. […]

  • From the Editor: Digital Everything
    on 14th July 2017 at 7:59 pm

    How many times do you hear about the future of energy, the next generation of power applications or the future utility business model? Like me, you’re probably getting a little tired of it.&nbs […]

  • FERC Chair Nominee Could Set Direction on ‘Significant Issues’ for Renewables
    on 14th July 2017 at 6:48 pm

    President Donald Trump’s nominee for Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) would be able to set policy and direction for “several significant issues that will impact renewables, including on interconnection, frequency response and wholesale market rules,” according to Ruta Skučas, a partner at Pierce Atwood. &nbs […]

  • Campaign Launches To Tell Clean Energy Jobs Story: Site Visits, Turbine Climbs, Videos on Deck
    on 13th July 2017 at 6:53 pm

    On Wednesday July 12 in San Francisco, U.S. clean energy organizations including American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) and NEXTracker gathered to launch Renewable Energy Jobs Communications Campaign. This campaign steering committee, working in partnership with The Solar Foundation, Advanced Energy Economy and VoteSolar, will organize a series of approximately two dozen events over 18 months in targeted locations across the country to highlight wind and solar jobs and economic development. Leveraging manufacturing plant tours, solar plant openings, wind turbine climbs, trade shows, and other industry-related events, the group will gather stories and produce videos, photos and infographics and disseminate them widely through earned media and social media.&nbs […]

  • Offshore Wind Taking Cleveland Back to the Future
    on 13th July 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Once upon a time, Cleveland was the 5th largest city in the U.S. and ranked 1st in transportation equipment; 2nd in machinery; 3rd in iron-and-steel making; 4th in metal products; and 5th in electrical machinery. Not surprisingly, an entrepreneur named John D. Rockefeller made his fortune here and became the richest man in history.&nbs […]

  • China's Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Expands in Philippines, Australia
    on 12th July 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., China’s biggest wind turbine maker, is expanding its footprint abroad with new deals in the Philippines and Australia. […]

  • Dominion, DONG to Build 12-MW of Wind Power Capacity in Virginia Waters by 2020
    on 11th July 2017 at 4:21 pm

    DONG Energy yesterday said that it has formed a strategic partnership with Dominion Energy to build the Coastal Virginia offshore wind project, the first phase of which will see the installation of two 6-MW wind turbines by the end of 2020. […]

  • DONG Signs First Dutch Offshore Wind Grid Connection Agreement Under New Tender System
    on 7th July 2017 at 12:38 pm

    TenneT, the transmission system operator for the Netherlands, has signed a grid connection agreement with DONG Energy for the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farms. […]

  • Tesla Wins Contract for South Australia Energy Storage Project
    on 7th July 2017 at 11:55 am

    Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. has won a tender to supply what the billionaire says is the world’s largest lithium-ion battery to back up the state of South Australia’s blackout-plagued power grid, making good on a promise first made over Twitter four months ago to help solve the state’s energy woes. […]

  • BlackRock Beats $1 Billion Green Power Goal With Second Fund
    on 6th July 2017 at 1:46 pm

    BlackRock Inc. exceeded a $1 billion fundraising target for wind and solar investments for its latest global clean energy fund, underscoring investor interest in renewable energy amid policy uncertainty in key markets. […]

  • EDF Acquires Offshore Wind Farm Operations and Maintenance Specialist
    on 6th July 2017 at 11:14 am

    French utility EDF Energies Nouvelles today said that its Reetec subsidiary acquired the German company Offshore Wind Solutions GmbH (OWS), which specializes in offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M). &nbs […]

  • Vattenfall Splits Wind Business; Creates Offshore, Onshore, Solar+Storage Units
    on 5th July 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Swedish utility Vattenfall this week said it has split its wind business into three units comprising offshore, onshore and solar+storage services. […]

  • Massachusetts Utilities Issue Offshore Wind RFP
    on 5th July 2017 at 11:17 am

    Three Massachusetts utilities last week issued a request for proposals (RFP) for long-term contracts for offshore wind generation and associated renewable energy credits totaling 400 MW. […]

  • China Issues First Allotment of Green Power Trading Certificates to 20 Renewable Energy Projects
    on 3rd July 2017 at 11:21 am

    The China National Renewable Energy Center recently approved and issued the nation’s first lot of green power trading certificates to 20 renewable energy projects as a part of the country’s upgraded policies as concerns renewable energy generation, green certificates, and the green certificate trading scheme. &nbs […]

  • First US Offshore Wind Installation Vessel to be Built with Oil and Gas Expertise
    on 30th June 2017 at 12:53 pm

    On Wednesday, June 28, Zentech Inc. and Renewables Resources International (RRI) announced their intention to deliver the first Jones-Act-compliant, four legged, self-propelled dynamically-positioned level 2 (DP2) jack-up vessel to the emerging U.S. offshore wind industry. The vessel will be based on a US-built barge. Zentech plans to install four truss legs with spud cans, a proven oil and gas design, and integrate them into a newly built hull. […]

  • World's Biggest Offshore Wind Developer Worries About Construction Delays in Germany
    on 30th June 2017 at 9:43 am

    The world’s biggest offshore wind developer said construction delays on key electricity cables that will take North Sea wind power to Germany’s industrial heartland risk undermining the confidence of investors in new projects. &nbs […]

  • Taxing Carbon — Letting Markets Work
    on 29th June 2017 at 6:33 pm

    A new business-based climate advocacy group stepped into the CO2 spotlight this summer. The Climate Leadership Council took center stage with op-eds in the nation’s biggest dailies and a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal. The topic: supporting a carbon tax to reduce CO2 emissions. Admittedly, a tax is not a new idea but it became newly important considering the stature of the group’s Fortune 100 corporate and political membership, including BP, ExxonMobil, P&G and Johnson&Johnson. […]

  • Court Sides with FERC, Against Consumers and Clean Energy
    on 28th June 2017 at 1:32 pm

    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of controversial new rules for America’s largest power market. We are disappointed because these rules unnecessarily funnel money from electricity consumers to fossil and nuclear power plants while largely excluding competition from reliable, economical wind and solar power and demand response. […]

  • ACP-EU Cooperation Program in Higher Education Enhances Capacity for Sustainable Energy Engineering in East Africa
    on 28th June 2017 at 11:08 am

    The paradox in the African energy sector has been of increasing concern to stakeholders at various levels. Africa is energy-resources rich yet energy poor. Statistics of energy supply and utilization may best describe the conditions of energy access on the continent.&nbs […]

  • Massachusetts Regulators Direct Utilities to Shorten Offshore Wind Bid Evaluation Timeline
    on 27th June 2017 at 7:45 pm

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) in a June 21 order directed National Grid, Unitil and Eversource Energy to shorten their proposed evaluation and contract negotiation periods for offshore wind bids. […]

  • Electrify Europe Unveiled in Cologne
    on 27th June 2017 at 3:39 pm

    POWER-GEN Europe today marked its 25 anniversary by opening a new chapter in the history of European energy industry trade shows. Today the show’s owner, PennWell Corporation, unveiled Electrify Europe, the world’s first event dedicated to the convergence in the power generation and transmission and distribution sectors. […]

  • The $123 Billion Question: Are Green Bonds Really Working?
    on 27th June 2017 at 3:26 pm

    The green-bond market has boomed on the allure of investments that help the environment. Now, the industry is trying to show that the reality matches these ambitions. Advisers and rating companies are starting to track the environmental effect of projects funded by green bonds, such as the impact on air pollution. […]

  • World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Sets Sights on New Markets
    on 27th June 2017 at 3:04 pm

    The chief executive officer of Vestas Wind Systems A/S says the world’s biggest wind turbine maker wants to expand in the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region as it taps into growing demand for renewable energy in new markets. […]

  • US Conference of Mayors Approves Resolution Calling for 100 Percent Renewable Energy in American Cities
    on 27th June 2017 at 11:29 am

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami yesterday approved a resolution calling for 100 percent renewable energy in cities across the U.S. by 2035. […]

  • Solar Now Third Largest Renewable Source of Electricity in US
    on 26th June 2017 at 11:44 am

    In April, solar reached a new milestone, providing more than 2.3 percent of U.S. electrical supply, according to the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information's (EIA) Electric Power Monthly, with data through April 30, 2017. Consequently, solar has now moved into third place among renewable sources — behind hydropower and wind but ahead of biomass and geothermal. […]

  • Collaborative Underwater Robots for Offshore Industry
    on 23rd June 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Today, DTU inaugurates a laboratory where researchers will complete a modular robot for use in e.g. offshore wind turbine platforms. The robot will be used for inspection, and the long-term vision is that it will be able to carry out underwater repairs on foundations and rigs. […]

  • The Global Transition to Renewable Energy — Can the Caribbean Lead the Way? Part 2: The Challenges
    on 21st June 2017 at 6:21 pm

    With the confluence of positive factors described in Part 1 of this article, why has the pace of adoption of renewables not been more rapid Indeed, there has been progress, but it has been slow and uneven, depending on the island. There are several reasons for this. […]

  • The Global Transition to Renewable Energy — Can the Caribbean Lead the Way? Part 1: The Potential
    on 20th June 2017 at 2:23 pm

    The Caribbean depends on imported oil for approximately 90 percent of its energy needs; the exception is Trinidad and Tobago, which has its own source of oil and natural gas. Although the world currently is benefitting from a relatively low cost of oil,&nbs […]

  • Apple Issues a Second Green Bond to Finance Clean Energy
    on 19th June 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Apple Inc., which issued the biggest green bond ever sold by a U.S. corporation last year to finance projects fighting global warming, is doing it again. […]

  • Last Word: Safe Wind Turbine Operation Starts With Lubrication
    on 16th June 2017 at 5:27 pm

    For wind turbine operators, focusing on lubrication can have a big impact on enhancing safety. How, you ask? […]

  • The Future of Energy Services Highlighted on 2017 Technology Pioneers List
    on 16th June 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Companies with product offerings that will drive the future of energy services were among the 30 start-ups and scale-ups featured on the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Technology Pioneers list released this week. […]

  • DolWin2 Offshore Wind Link Commissioned in North Sea
    on 16th June 2017 at 11:10 am

    The Dutch-German transmission operator TenneT now has control of the new 916-MW DolWin2 offshore wind link in the North Sea. ABB yesterday said that it commissioned DolWin2 and handed it over to TenneT. […]

  • US Paris Pull-Out Sparks Discord and Dialogue for G7 Environment Ministers
    on 15th June 2017 at 7:39 pm

    The environment ministers of the world’s seven most powerful industrialized economies met in Bologna this week. This was the first G7 gathering since U.S. President Donald Trump announced his plan to pull out of the Paris Agreement.&nbs […]

  • Renewables to Grab $7 Trillion of Global Power Investment, Says BNEF
    on 15th June 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Renewables will account for almost three quarters of global investment in power generation between now and 2040, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. […]

  • Shell Sees Ability to Manage Risk as Benefit in Offshore Wind Development
    on 14th June 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s most valuable oil company, expects its expertise in managing risk will make it a market leader in developing the clean energy industry. […]

  • Tokyo May Soon Get Wind Power From Asia Super Grids
    on 13th June 2017 at 7:19 pm

    The lights of the high-end boutiques and bars of Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood may someday be powered by wind farms or coal burned more than 1,700 miles away (2,700 kilometers) in Mongolia, electricity zipping over ultra-high voltage lines across deserts and under seas. […]

  • May's Bid to Keep UK Lights on Harder After Election Loss
    on 13th June 2017 at 6:59 pm

    The U.K.’s search for 100 billion pounds (US$127 billion) to maintain electricity supplies is likely to become tougher after the Conservative government lost its parliamentary majority in an election last week. […]

  • UK Energy Companies to Advance Storage for Wind Power Integration
    on 13th June 2017 at 5:56 pm

    A collaborative initiative from London-based Carbon Trust will bring together a group of energy companies to investigate use cases for energy storage that will help cut costs associated with integrating wind energy into the UK power grid. […]

  • Associations Urge Congress to Oppose $1.7BN DOE Budget Cut
    on 13th June 2017 at 2:34 pm

    A letter signed today by five renewable energy associations urges Congress to oppose the $1.7 billion cut to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) FY18 budget proposed by the Trump Administration. […]

  • A High-Water Mark for the Global Wind Industry?
    on 12th June 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Will 2015 be the high-water mark for annual global wind installations? We recently compiled our data for 2016 in our annual World Wind Energy Market Update 2017 report, finding that—while an enormous amount of wind turbine capacity was installed (over 54.3 GW), this was a 14 percent annual decrease from the over 63.1 GW installed the year before. […]

  • The World's Biggest Wind Turbine Is Larger Than the London Eye
    on 12th June 2017 at 2:57 pm

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S unveiled the world’s most powerful turbine, a 9.5-MW machine that dwarfs the giant London Eye Ferris wheel. […]

  • Hawaii Enacts Law Expanding Climate Strategies in Alignment with Paris Agreement
    on 12th June 2017 at 10:11 am

    In a first for U.S. states, Hawaii Gov. David Ige last week signed two bills that codify commitments and goals of the Paris Agreement. […]

  • Active Network Management Enables Addition of 8.5 MW of Renewables to Shetland Islands Grid
    on 9th June 2017 at 12:13 pm

    A five-year trial on Scotland’s Shetland Islands has shown that a system of demand-side management, large-scale energy storage and monitoring and control systems — together called active network management (ANM) — has allowed the addition of about 8.5 MW of renewables to the islands’ grid. […]

  • Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: First Quarter Earnings
    on 8th June 2017 at 1:25 pm

    In the two months since the last update, most of the stocks in my Ten Clean Energy Stocks model portfolio have reported first quarter earnings. There were few surprises, and those were mostly pleasant ones, allowing the model portfolio to add to its gains, and pull a little farther ahead of its benchmark. […]

  • 3@3 on Solar PV: Trade Case, Paris Agreement, Climate Change
    on 7th June 2017 at 10:37 pm

    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. […]

  • Letter from the Editor: Innovation in Renewables
    on 7th June 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I’ve been thinking a lot about innovation this month. I wrote about how wind construction companies are innovating to lower costs in our cover story and talked about that in my video above. But I’m also thinking about BIG innovation — the world-changing kind. In April, I attended the Powering Progress Together (PPT) forum, hosted by Shell and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). Visionaries from both organizations presented their views of the future of energy. Cho Khong, Chief Political Analyst for Shell, described two views of the future: one shows gas as the primary energy source with wind and solar also supplying large shares of energy while another shows solar power is the primary energy source by the 2030s. Amory Lovins, Chief Scientist with RMI sees only an all-renewable future, dominated by distributed solar and wind. Each visionary began his presentation with photos taken in the early 1900s. In only 13 years, the Easter Parade in New York City went from one filled with horses and buggies to one in which there were no horses of any kind. That means that those buggy manufacturers had only a short time to abandon their business as usual scenarios, retool and become automakers. If they waited too long, they were beat but if they jumped in too early, the market may not have been ready for them. As Lovins stated, the pioneers have the arrows in their backs, the settlers get the land. It may be time for major fossil fuel companies to start ensuring their companies are ready for a future with wind and solar as a primary energy source and EVs dominating the transportation sector. If they are not already doing that, it may be too late. &nbs […]

  • The Opportunity of the Commons
    on 7th June 2017 at 2:15 pm

    The theory of the tragedy of the commons holds that those driven solely by self-interest will act to the detriment of the common good. One simple illustration is the depletion of fisheries by unregulated overfishing. Our industrial history also demonstrates the principle. Capitalism’s quest for maximized profit made industry race to the bottom, seeking places that allowed production at its lowest immediate cost. Now, those economies that prospered from that race are recovering from its impacts. The opportunity in the commons is global recognition of the competitive advantage in efficiency.&nbs […]

  • Europe Is About to Go into Overdrive with Offshore Wind Power
    on 7th June 2017 at 12:05 pm

    The governments of Germany, Denmark and Belgium backed a pledge to install 60 GW of new offshore wind power next decade, more than fivefold existing capacity. Energy ministers from the three countries joined chief executives from 25 companies including Dong Energy A/S, the world’s biggest offshore wind developer, to issue a statement pledging to work together to increase investment and reduce costs. […]

  • GE Is Sending a $1.7 Billion Wind Platform to the North Sea
    on 5th June 2017 at 4:07 pm

    General Electric Co. said it’s ready to ship a 1.5 billion euro ($1.7 billion) offshore wind platform destined for the North Sea, underscoring the industrial giant’s commitment to clean power. &nbs […]

  • In Pursuit of Port Infrastructure: Can Coastal States Keep Pace with US Offshore Wind?
    on 2nd June 2017 at 11:23 am

    As the U.S. offshore wind industry emerges, private and state actors alike are eager to establish critical port infrastructure. Clear strategy from the get-go, say stakeholders, can reduce costs and accelerate deployment of offshore capacity. […]

  • Trump Says US Is ‘Getting Out’ of Paris Agreement, But Will Negotiate a Fair Deal
    on 1st June 2017 at 8:20 pm

    In a statement today from the White House, President Donald Trump fulfilled his campaign promise to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement. “We’re getting out, but we’ll start to negotiate, and we’ll see if we can make a deal that’s fair,” he said. &nbs […]

  • Are Multilateral Development Banks Supporting a Low-Carbon Future?
    on 1st June 2017 at 4:28 pm

    More than 190 countries committed under the Paris Agreement on climate change to hold global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius. The multilateral development banks (MDBs) will play a crucial role in enabling countries to finance the infrastructure and energy systems of the future.&nbs […]

  • Musk Joins CEOs Calling for US to Stay in Paris Climate Deal
    on 31st May 2017 at 6:53 pm

    As President Donald Trump nears a final decision on the Paris climate agreement, top corporate executives are mounting a last-minute push aimed at persuading the president that the U.S. has more to lose from abandoning the accord. […]

  • Hybrid Wind-Storage Project Starts Up in Spain
    on 31st May 2017 at 11:13 am

    ACCIONA Energía, a subsidiary of Madrid-based ACCIONA, this week said it started operations on a hybrid plant for storing electricity in batteries that is part of a grid-connected wind farm in Spain. […]

  • A Tiny Island Off Singapore May Hold Keys to Energy's Future
    on 26th May 2017 at 11:00 am

    On a small island off the southern coast of Singapore, a French energy company is experimenting with what it hopes will be the future of renewable power storage. Engie SA is helping build a small, self-contained power grid on Semakau Island to demonstrate the usefulness of hydrogen gas in converting intermittent power from solar panels and wind turbines into stored fuel that can generate electricity days or even months later, when the need is higher. […]

  • Are Solar and Wind Really Killing Coal, Nuclear and Grid Reliability?
    on 26th May 2017 at 12:14 am

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in April requested a study to assess the effect of renewable energy policies on nuclear and coal-fired power plants. Some energy analysts responded with confusion, as the subject has been extensively studied by grid operators and the Department of Energy’s own national labs. Others were more critical, saying the intent of the review is to favor the use of nuclear and coal over renewable sources. […]

  • Cracking the PPA: Renewable Energy Projects and Energy Storage
    on 25th May 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Colocating energy storage with renewable generation resources seems like a natural partnership to reduce the intermittency of renewable generators. Several projects have been built across the country combining storage with wind or solar projects. While the co-location of such facilities can yield many benefits, there are a number of legal and practical issues that need to be considered when deciding to acquire and co-locate storage facilities (particularly battery projects) with existing or new renewable generation.&nbs […]

  • Idling Wind Power Facilities: A Serious Issue Facing China’s Wind Sector
    on 25th May 2017 at 2:52 pm

    The average curtailment rate among wind power facilities across China remains a serious issue, at 17 percent, while full-year capacity of the idling facilities stood at 49.7 billion kWh for 2016, according to data from the China National Energy Administration.&nbs […]

  • ‘Grid of the Future will be Distributed, Decarbonized, Digital,’ New AWEA Chair Says
    on 25th May 2017 at 2:32 am

    Speaking yesterday at WINDPOWER 2017 in Anaheim, Calif., the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) newly appointed chair, Tristan Grimbert, said that the U.S. power grid will evolve more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 100, becoming an “agile grid” with “tremendous opportunity for wind.” […]

  • Cybersecurity Coming Soon to Invenergy’s Wind Farms
    on 24th May 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Along with the increasing use of digitization to monitor and control energy assets comes the threat of cyber-attacks that could tamper with them. That’s why today’s announcement from AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 is an important one.&nbs […]

  • Move Over Tesla, Europe's Building Its Own Battery Gigafactories
    on 24th May 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Battery-making gigafactories are about to arrive in Europe, challenging a lead Tesla Inc. is building at a plant in Nevada and opening the way for a quicker shift toward green power for both cars and utilities. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday is scheduled to break ground at a 500 million-euro ($543 million) plant to assemble lithium-ion energy-storage units for Daimler AG, which produces Mercedes-Benz and Maybach luxury cars. &nbs […]

  • 6 Graphics Show How US Utilities Are Turning Corporate Demand into Renewables Growth
    on 24th May 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Utilities are breaking away from traditional electricity products to offer customers access to large-scale renewable energy. Until very recently, utilities did not differentiate the sort of power they offered customers. With very few exceptions, everyone shared in the cost and used electricity from the same fleet of power generating stations. […]

  • Building it Better: How Wind EPCs Are Driving Down Wind Energy Cost
    on 23rd May 2017 at 6:11 pm

    While the all-in cost to build a wind farm has fallen dramatically over the years, due in part to larger and more powerful turbines that can harness more wind energy for less money, the cost of building the projects themselves has also fallen but still has a ways to go. […]

  • Wind in the Sails of Offshore Wind Farms: Recent Developments in Incentives
    on 23rd May 2017 at 2:30 pm

    On May 11, Sens. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.-2) introduced the Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development Act. […]

  • CEO: WINDPOWER 2017 Has “A Brand-new Attitude”
    on 23rd May 2017 at 11:54 am

    Wind energy professionals are gathering in California this week to showcase new products and services, network and discuss the issues relevant to the growth of wind energy at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA’s) annual WINDPOWER 2017 event. Renewable Energy World asked exhibitors and companies attending the event to tell us what they will be showing on the tradeshow floor. Here are just some of the announcements we received. […]

  • As 100 Percent Renewables Become the New Norm, a New Role for Utilities Emerges
    on 22nd May 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Portland, Ore., is one of the most recent municipalities to join dozens of cities and states across the U.S. in pledges to run on 100 percent renewable energy in the coming decades. Portland is taking a two-step approach toward its goal. […]

  • Interconnectors — Moving Clean Power Around a Continent
    on 22nd May 2017 at 2:44 pm

    In the U.K., National Grid is the utility that owns the high voltage electricity network in England and Wales. It is also one of four British gas distribution companies. It’s a big player — “joining everything up” — within the UK’s overall energy system. […]

  • Ameren Unveils Advanced Distributed Energy Microgrid
    on 19th May 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Ameren Corp. has completed an advanced utility-scale microgrid. The $5 million facility, located at Ameren's Technology Applications Center (TAC) adjacent to the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, Illinois, is capable of serving paying customer loads on a utility distribution feeder. […]

  • Conservatives Suggest More Curbs for Wind Farms on Land in UK
    on 19th May 2017 at 11:00 am

    Prime Minister Theresa May ruled out new wind farms on land in England if her Conservative party wins the general election next month, tightening restrictions on the technology that’s spreading rapidly. […]

  • Burbo Bank Extension Commissioned, Helps LEGO Reach 100 Percent Renewables Target
    on 18th May 2017 at 5:41 pm

    DONG Energy and its project partners PKA and LEGO Group parent company KIRKBI yesterday celebrated the commissioning of the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. […]

  • Grid Parity? The Real Story Behind the Concept and Why It Relates to Diesel Generators
    on 18th May 2017 at 5:12 pm

    There’s been a decade of talk about if solar (or wind) has reached grid parity. And now, with the increased use of batteries and storage, the question becomes more relevant, as renewables can supply electricity beyond the generation time.&nbs […]

  • Women of Wind Energy Rebrands as WRISE to Serve Greater Renewable Energy Space
    on 17th May 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Answering a call for representation for women across all sectors of renewable energy, the nonprofit organization Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) has formally changed its name to Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE). […]

  • ENGIE to Complete Its First Energy Storage Project in Northern Chile This Year
    on 17th May 2017 at 12:47 pm

    ENGIE group unit ENGIE Energia Chile will install a 2MW/2MWh energy storage system in Arica, Chile, later this year. […]

  • Scottish Offshore Wind May Get $13BN Lift From Bird Ruling
    on 17th May 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Scottish judges paved the way for as much as 10 billion pounds (US$13 billion) to be invested in offshore wind power by overturning a ruling that said projects may kill too many birds. &nbs […]

  • Spain Seeks $4.3BN Investment to Meet EU Clean Energy Goal
    on 17th May 2017 at 11:53 am

    Spain is seeking to lure investment of as much as 3.9 billion euros ($4.3 billion) through its biggest auction yet for contracts to supply electricity from clean-energy sources, part of an effort to meet European Union targets. […]

  • Germany's Lawmakers Reject Calls to Expand Offshore Wind Auctions
    on 15th May 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Calls from the industry and utilities including Vattenfall AB for Germany to auction more offshore wind blocs are unlikely to fall on sympathetic ears until voters elect a new parliament. &nbs […]

  • Renewable Energy: ESCO acquires Renewable NRG Systems
    on 12th May 2017 at 11:00 pm

    ESCO Technologies Inc. has acquired NRG Systems, Inc. (NRG), doing business as Renewable NRG Systems, located in Hinesburg, Vt. NRG, founded in 1982, provides design and manufacture of decision support tools for the renewable energy industry, primarily wind. &nbs […]

  • Westar Energy Signs Agreement to Help Give C&I Companies Access to 250-MW Wind Farm
    on 12th May 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Kansas utility Westar Energy recently signed an agreement that will provide commercial and industrial entities access to power purchase agreements for a 250-MW wind farm project. […]

  • Maryland Awards Renewable Energy Credits to Two Offshore Wind Projects
    on 12th May 2017 at 12:17 pm

    The Maryland Public Service Commission, in a May 11 decision, awarded offshore wind renewable energy credits (OREC) to two projects to be built off the coast of Maryland. […]

  • Stranded Utility Renewables — A Competitive Challenge for Early Adopters
    on 11th May 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Figures for the deployment of utility-scale renewable energy projects in the U.S. over the past decade are truly breathtaking. Installed utility-scale wind power capacity in the U.S. has increased nearly sevenfold since 2007, reaching a cumulative level of more than 80,000 MW in 2016. Deployment of utility-scale solar has been even more impressive, reaching a cumulative level of more than 10,000 MW in 2016 from less than 160 MW in 2007. […]

  • AVANGRID Acquires Stake in Vineyard Wind
    on 11th May 2017 at 1:52 pm

    AVANGRID Inc. subsidiary Avangrid Renewables has acquired a 50 percent ownership stake in Vineyard Wind, the offshore wind energy developer that is part of the Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners portfolio. […]

  • 5 of the Fastest Growing Jobs in Clean Energy
    on 10th May 2017 at 11:56 am

    Finding a new job can be tough. One way to maximize your odds is to look for opportunities in clean energy. It’s one of the fastest-growing, most innovative sectors of our economy. […]

  • European Wind Power Investments Expected to Slow in 2017
    on 9th May 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Investment in new wind farms in Europe rose by more than a fifth last year, but activity is expected to slow in 2017 as governments revise subsidy policies and prices fall. […]

  • Today's Top Wind Energy Challenges and What We Can Do About Them
    on 9th May 2017 at 12:24 pm

    The statistics are clear: Wind energy is on the rise, with a 20 percent increase in wind energy jobs in 2016, compared to the year before. Wind infrastructure is becoming more commonplace and so are the benefits free power gives to landowners, investors and everyday Americans. […]

  • The Green Bank — Government Contractors Will Want to Watch This Trend Carefully!
    on 8th May 2017 at 4:23 pm

    A bank located in the U.S. Northeast has drawn the attention of state officials nationwide. The three-year-old bank, however, is not your typical loans, checking account and cash services bank. […]

  • Solar on Former Strip Mines? It’s Not as Simple as It Sounds
    on 8th May 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Developers of a solar farm atop a former Kentucky coal mining site hope their work will inspire similar projects — putting abandoned land to use and helping revive the Appalachian economy. […]

  • Top Five Reasons Fossil Fuel Companies Should Diversify into Renewables Now
    on 8th May 2017 at 10:00 am

    According to Amory Lovins a consultant to Shell Oil for the past 45 years and Chief Scientist and Co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, little attention is being paid to the work that traditional energy companies are doing in the renewable energy industry. “I think a lot of groups promoting efficiency and renewables are so busy working with innovation and insurgency in the business world that they don’t pay enough attention to the incumbents,” he said during an interview at Shell’s Powering Progress Together forum in Detroit, Michigan at the end of April.  “It's like a yin-yang balance,” he said, jokingly adding that if you aren’t part of the problem, how can you be part of the solution? However, fossil fuel companies are well-equipped with the skills and expertise to transition into new business lines, he said. “These are companies with immense and unique skills, some of which will be useful for a long time.” […]

  • Blowback Seen for Wind and Other Renewables In Event of a Le Pen Victory in French Runoff Elections
    on 6th May 2017 at 11:23 am

    Much has been said about the differences of the two candidates in the upcoming French Presidential runoff elections this Sunday, May 7. The candidate of extreme right National Front Party, Marine Le Pen, and centrist Emmanuel Macron of the En Marche! Party have starkly different worldviews. […]

  • China’s Wind Power Sector Shifting Development Focus to Southern China
    on 4th May 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Average utilization hours for wind power facilities in China has been declining for several years in a row, according to an analysis conducted by China ZhongDian Media, a business consulting firm.&nbs […]

  • Lifeline for Nuclear Plants Is Threatening Wind and Solar Power
    on 4th May 2017 at 1:24 pm

    The push to save U.S. nuclear plants for the sake of fighting climate change is threatening support for the bread and butter of clean power: wind and solar. […]

  • PG&E to Administer $240M for Energy Storage, Renewables Under Self Generation Program
    on 3rd May 2017 at 11:30 am

    San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company on Monday said it will administer about $240 million under California’s self-generation incentive program to help customers install energy storage, renewables and other energy technologies. […]

  • Social Movement in Action: Putting More Women in STEM Careers
    on 3rd May 2017 at 10:49 am

    Encouraging women to join the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce has become an important social movement that many hope will bring about significant change in STEM fields, where women are underrepresented. […]

  • Massachusetts Utilities Propose 800 MW of Offshore Wind
    on 2nd May 2017 at 3:10 pm

    National Grid Plc, Unitil Corp. and Eversource Energy proposed buying as much as 800 MW of offshore wind energy as a first step to comply with a Massachusetts law to aggressively develop the nascent industry in the U.S. […]

  • New York Prepares to File June Report on Offshore Wind Offtake Options
    on 1st May 2017 at 6:50 pm

    With an ultimate goal of informing New York’s offshore wind master plan, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is working to file in June a report that will assess the offshore wind offtake options for New York. &nbs […]

  • DONG Energy Puts Marine Management Software to Work for Offshore Wind Hub
    on 1st May 2017 at 1:41 pm

    DONG Energy last month selected SeaRoc Group’s marine management software solution for a centralized hub for UK offshore wind farm construction. […]

  • Electricity from Renewables in US Up 6.6 Percent in Jan, Feb
    on 1st May 2017 at 12:01 pm

    According to the latest issue of EIA's "Electric Power Monthly" (with data through Feb. 28, 2017), electrical generation by non-hydro renewables (including distributed solar PV) increased by 7.49 percent during the first two months of this year compared with the same period in 2016. […]

  • Biggest US Companies Setting More Renewable Energy Targets
    on 28th April 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Almost half of the biggest U.S. companies have established clean-energy targets for themselves, according to a report Tuesday from sustainable investors and environmental groups including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). […]

  • ENGIE Co-locates Energy Storage with Solar-Wind Hybrid Plant in Brazil
    on 28th April 2017 at 5:28 pm

    French utility ENGIE is moving ahead with plans to co-locate a fully-integrated 1-M/4-MWh battery storage system with more than 5-MW of wind and solar generation capacities at a substation in Tubarao, Brazil.&nbs […]

  • Denmark to End All Renewable Energy Subsidies
    on 27th April 2017 at 2:58 pm

    After more than four decades of relying on subsidies, Denmark’s renewable energy industry is ready to survive on its own much sooner than anyone expected. […]

  • Secretary Perry’s Going to Like What He Finds Looking at Wind Power and Grid Resilience
    on 26th April 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I had the honor last week of being able to join a business roundtable with fellow Texan and new U.S. Energy Secretary, Rick Perry. We met in the state Perry led as governor for 14 years while Texas made its remarkable ascent to become the nation's leader in wind power production, investment and new jobs. […]

  • ACWA Power Will Bid to Build Saudi Arabian Solar Energy Project
    on 26th April 2017 at 12:23 pm

    ACWA Power International will bid to build a solar energy project in Saudi Arabia, part of the kingdom’s $50 billion push to temper domestic oil use. […]

  • Silicon Valley Power to Fuel Theme Park with Renewable Energy
    on 24th April 2017 at 6:02 pm

    California’s Great America, Santa Clara’s 100-acre amusement park, will cover 100 percent of its electricity use with renewable energy through Silicon Valley Power's Santa Clara Green Power program. […]

  • Where, and When, Will California Get Offshore Wind?
    on 24th April 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Under California’s current trajectory, the state’s first offshore wind farm could be completed in waters near Morro Bay and begin sending power to the grid by 2025, according to Karen Douglas, Commissioner, California Energy Commission. &nbs […]

  • UK Just Went Without Coal Power for the First Time Since 1880s
    on 24th April 2017 at 11:15 am

    The U.K. had its first full day without burning coal to make electricity since the Industrial Revolution more than a century ago, according to grid operator National Grid Plc. […]

  • Macquarie to Boost UK Green Bank After $3BN Purchase
    on 21st April 2017 at 11:18 am

    A consortium led by Macquarie Group Ltd. vowed to beef up global spending in clean energy technologies after it agreed a deal to buy U.K. Green Investment Bank from the British government for 2.3 billion pounds ($3 billion). […]

  • Three Key Points Emerge from BOEM Offshore Wind Listening Session
    on 20th April 2017 at 2:48 pm

    On Wednesday immediately preceding the opening of the 2017 International Partnering Forum, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held a listening session to gather input from stakeholders about where to open up potential areas for offshore wind area leases. […]

  • Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Ending Wind Tax Credit in July
    on 20th April 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday signed legislation that reduces the time frame in which wind power projects can qualify for the state’s clean energy tax credit. […]

  • Washington State Pioneers New Model for Utility-Scale Renewable Energy
    on 19th April 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Many businesses in Washington state want to use renewable energy. Starbucks, REI and Microsoft are all iconic brands in the Pacific Northwest making big commitments to wind and solar. […]

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