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All Coast to Build Jones-Act Compliant Liftboat

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 20:41

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

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

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 19:43

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. 

Mexico City Company Turns Prickly Pear Cactus Waste Into Energy

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 19:39

A startup called Energy and Environmental Sustainability is taking cactus waste from the Milpa Alta neighborhood of the capital and turning it into biogas.

Potential Partners Considered for Greek Geothermal Development

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 18:57

The first phase has been completed in the selection process for partners in PPC Renewable’s geothermal development work in Greece.

Australia Continues Tidal Energy Research with $2.49 Million In Funding

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 05:38

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced it will provide $2.49 million in funding to attract future investment via a 3-year project that will explore the tidal energy potential in Australia.

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

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 14:47

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.

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

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 14:25

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

NorthVolt Starts Biggest Fundraising for $4 Billion Battery Plan

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 14:09

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

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

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 13:57

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

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

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 05:17

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. 

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

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 14:56

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.

London Solar Auctions Aim to Make City Greenest on Earth

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 14:49

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