Active wildfires continue to burn across the U.S. state of California, most of them still only partially contained.
Canadian provincial utility Ontario Power Generation has signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC in the U.S.
Ãrsted signed up Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project that Dominion has planned since 2011. The wind farm 27 miles off the Virginia coast would the first such project in the U.S. mid-Atlantic.
Xcel Energy recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its 150-MW Foxtail Wind project in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.
Ãrsted announced it is buying 100 percent of Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) for about $580 million (500 million €) from owner I Squared Capital. Since I Squared acquired the firm in 2015, LCE has built or is completing than 800 MW in onshore wind generation capacity.
Hydro had the highest average construction cost per kilowatt of any generating technology installed in 2016, according to recently released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
India is all set to comfortably achieve 100 GW of solar energy capacity by 2022 and has already installed solar capacity of 23.12 GW till July this year, Parliament was informed today. The data regarding generation of power from various renewable energy projects is consolidated by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
New geothermal capacity in Mexico could rise 300 MW over 10 years.
New wind and solar installations accounted for nearly 9,000 and 8,000 MW of capacity two years ago, respectively, while natural gas was close behind at more than 7,900 MW. The EIA used complete data from 2016 installations and will release 2017 generator cost data next year.
The project will include 4.88 MW of solar panels. Its battery system will store energy and discharge up to 2.6 MW during peak hours
American firms have accounted for 4.2 GW, or 60 percent, of global corporate clean energy procurements so far in 2018, already setting a record over 2017’s previous benchmark pace, according to Bloomberg NEF report.
Empresas Publicas de Medellin in Colombia has announced it plans to raise up to US$1.4 billion from asset sales in a bid to remain solvent in the wake of the crisis at the 2.4-GW Ituango hydro facility.
The Allison Road solar farm is made up of nearly 29,000 panels in a single-axis tracker array. The Gallup farm is expected to generate more than 20 million kWh annually.
The wind farm will increase Danish annual electricity production from wind by about 12 percent.
Saudi Arabia today opened final bidding for its first utility-scale windfarm.
An energy storage and renewables project on the UK’s Isles of Scilly is aiming to become a low carbon energy model for island communities worldwide.
Late last year, Renewable Energy World published articles and a video to explain the energy imbalance market to readers. This is the market that was created as a result of the fact that California often has excess solar, wind and hydropower and must “curtail” those energy sources, which means turn them off completely. Instead of curtailing them, through the energy imbalance market, those solar, wind, and hydropower plant owners can sell their power over the border to neighboring states.
Now the state is mulling an even larger opportunity, in which it would dissolve its current grid operator, the California ISO (Cal-ISO) and form one large regional grid, which would have oversight from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The move could lead to lower electricity rates and cleaner energy for all regions, some say. Others worry that giving up state oversight and letting FERC take control could lead to California at some point propping up coal-fired power plants in Wyoming and Utah. After all, FERC has been considering proposals from Secretary Perry on how to keep coal and nuclear power plants alive — the latest move being one related to national security. The articles below outline some of the issues in play. What do you think the state should do? -- JMR
Renewables and sustainability groups have reacted with fury to proposals by the UK government to scrap subsidies for green energy projects.
The Arequipa regional government in Peru and power distributor Luz del Sur have signed a contract to advance development of the 480-MW Majes Siguas II hydro project.
Annual wind power capacity in the Asia Pacific (excluding China) will reach a peak of 12.1 GW by 2022.
The largest energy storage battery of its kind in Belgium has been commissioned at a print binding works in Puurs.
UK company Pivot Power is to build a Â£25 million grid-scale battery and electric vehicle charging ‘superhub’ on the edge of the city of Southampton in England.
UK energy storage firm Eelpower has acquired a recently-completed 20 MW battery scheme in England.
Exergy, a brand of L03 Energy, has become an affiliate of the Energy Web Foundation, which is a joint venture between the Rocky Mountain Institute and Austria-based Grid Singularity.
Solar Forecasting 2 projects are designed to enable electric utilities to better manage the variability and uncertainty of solar power and improve grid reliability
Australasian renewables company Tilt Renewables has signed a deal to use Cloud technology for data analysis of its wind, solar and hydropower plants.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello named two new board members Friday. Eli Diaz and Ralph Kreil will be chair and vice chair, respectively, and the board hopes to name yet another new CEO sometime this week.
Increasing penetration of distributed, renewable energy is causing an upheaval in traditional utility business models and spurring a re-examination of tariff structures that have been in place for over 100 years. Solar plus storage can help.
The fund will be managed through DWS Group
The state’s Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) will procure approximately 800 MW of offshore wind through a solicitation in the fourth quarter this year.
The expected spread of electric vehicles (EVs) has led stakeholders to look at them not only as a burden for the grid but also as a resource, according to the concept of vehicle-to-grid (V2G). Electric vehicles can act as a mobile storage device and provide support to a grid based on intermittent and distributed energy resources (DER) but what is the basic requirement to enable an EV as a resource for the grid rather than a burden?
At the end of June, the U.S internal revenue service (IRS) clarified the rules surrounding when solar developers are allowed to take the 30 percent Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar projects. The 30 percent tax credit is available until the end of 2019, at which time it will step down incrementally for 4 years, finally settling at 10 percent.
The Internal Revenue Service is extending incentives for solar power and other clean energy sources by as long as four years.
BLACKSBURG, Va.Â - With the help of a 100-ton crane, a dozen students at Virginia Tech are making progress on what they hope to be the smartest solar home in the world.The research prototype is completely powered by the sun, loaded with responsive technology and adaptable to the world's climates, environments and budgets.
In this episode, Scott Tew discusses Ingersoll Rand’s work toward achieving its sustainability goals and what other companies can learn from that experience.
California is generating a ton of solar power-some days, more than people can use. It could power the whole state soon, except for one problem: There's no way to hold on to all that energy at night.
The successful negotiation of contracts this week move Hydro-Quebec's plan to export surplus hydroelectric power into the New England region of the United States one step closer to fruition.
Brazilian utility Engie Brasil has announced a US$160 million public offering, with funds earmarked for investment into the Jaguara and Miranda hydropower plants.
A British company aims to provide solar power to millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the vast central African nation where less than a fifth of the population have access to electricity.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a total of $6.7 million in funding to six recipients, with the goal of developing innovative marine energy technologies "capable of generating reliable and cost-effective electricity from U.S. water resources."
The manufacturer of metal parts for the solar industry says tariffs have put it at a “huge disadvantage” against foreign competitors.
President Donald Trump recently ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take “immediate steps” to stop the closure of coal and nuclear power plants. I can see why this proposal has caused much controversy, partly because of how energy markets work.
Wind energy is increasingly popular as the technology advances. However, wind turbines incur higher operation and maintenance costs than other power generation technologies. There are, nonetheless, ways to drive these costs down.
Last year nearly 44,000 wind turbine technicians around the world completed or refreshed their standardized basic safety and technical training and early indications suggest at least 20 percent more will do so in 2018. Why does this matter? Put simply, we need standardization.
Storage is rightfully one of the hottest topics in the energy industry right now. The potential benefits and profitability has prompted plenty of excitement — and questions — among industry leaders.
Non-destructive testing is a broad category of inspection methods that technicians use to highlight cracks, corrosion, and irregularities that are too small to see with the naked eye but nonetheless can compromise the integrity of gears, bearings, blades, and other structural pieces that make up wind turbines.
Utilities know their larger corporate customers want clean energy to fulfill their sustainability goals and help their bottom line. Rather than contracting directly with developers, many corporations are finding a new way forward through so-called “Green Tariffs” designed by the utilities themselves.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the U.S. has prepared a draft environmental impact statement for relicensing of the 361.9-MW Yuba River Development Project in California.
In April, we witnessed two historic new laws that go further than ever before on changing utility business models, once again showcasing state leadership on clean energy. Hawaiian legislators passed the Ratepayer Protection Act, which directs utilities and the PUC to come up with mechanisms to reward utility performance such as affordability, reliability, customer engagement, integration of renewable energy and timely executive of competitive procurement.
While it is still early days for steel in the water, the U.S. offshore wind industry is ripe with activity. As of April 2018, there were 30 active offshore wind sites in the U.S. with three very close to beginning construction.
Distribution grid operators are concerned that high penetration of connected distributed energy resources (DERs) could lead to grid instability and create outages at end-user sites, such as commercial buildings or industrial plants. “Today, we don’t fully understand grid behavior under varying DER conditions."
There is concern in the hydroelectric industry about quality control issues when it comes to hydropower asset replacements and repairs.
Connecticut will invest $15 million to update one of its major ports to help in the deployment of equipment and workers for offshore wind projects on the East Coast.
A coalition of clean energy organizations have asked the Michigan Court of Appeals to reverse the decision of the Michigan Public Service Commission to approve a massive new natural gas power plant to be built by DTE Energy.
Wind and solar energy are growing rapidly in the U.S. As these energy sources become a bigger part of the electricity mix, their growth raises new questions: How do solar and wind influence energy prices?
New private financing from the Asian Development Bank will support the development of Indonesia’s first utility-scale solar PV plants.
South Korea-based Hanwha Q CELLS Korea Corp. today said it will begin building a solar module manufacturing facility in the U.S. this year.
Amazon today said it has completed another solar installation in its growing portfolio of onsite rooftop solar projects. The 1.1 MW installation on Amazon’s North Las Vegas fulfillment center in Nevada represents the company’s 17th completed rooftop solar project in the U.S. over the past 14 months.
Siemens and Northvolt AB have entered a technology partnership that will deliver solutions to digitize the value chain for NorthVolt’s proposed battery factory in Sweden.
Fluence — the energy storage joint venture of Siemens and AES — has agreed to collaborate on new utility-scale energy storage development and investment opportunities in Asia Pacific markets.
Untapped offshore wind is luring Japan’s biggest commodity houses to invest in projects in Taiwan and at home, buoyed by favorable government policies that support development of the clean power.
Wind farm operators can earn an 11 percent rate of return for replacing turbine nacelles, hubs or rotors this year, and that’s even after a key federal tax break was reduced from last year, according to a report Wednesday from the consulting company ICF Inc.
At 62 percent of U.S. retail electric sales, commercial and industrial electricity consumers can substantially influence the demand for renewable energy and accelerate the pace of electric sector decarbonization.
Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa has installed a redox flow energy storage system for testing at its La Plana research and development (R&D) site near Zaragoza in Spain.