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  • Quest sets out on floating mission
    by Robin Lancaster on 21st March 2018 at 5:05 pm

    US data provider establishes unit dedicated to analysing new offshore sector&nbs […]

  • Brookfield raises Chinese roof
    by Robin Lancaster on 21st March 2018 at 4:34 pm

    JV with GLP to develop 300MW of rooftop solar over next three years […]

  • AW Energy gets busy in Portugal
    by Tim Probert on 21st March 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Construction of wave project substation starts in Penic […]

  • Acta Auriga passes the test
    by on 21st March 2018 at 3:45 pm

    New construction support vessel completes sea trials&nbs […]

  • Siemens Working on Commissioning Beatrice OTM 1
    by Offshore Wind on 21st March 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Siemens Transmission and Distribution is carrying out commissioning works on the recently installed Offshore Transformer Module (OTM) at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in preparation for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Moventas team targets Irish wind 
    by on 21st March 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Collaboration with Precision Gear Company to cover all-Ireland market […]

  • Quest Offshore Sets Up Floating Wind Platform
    by Offshore Wind on 21st March 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Texas-based Quest Offshore Resources today announced the launch of Quest Floating Wind Energy (Q FWE). Q FWE is a data and analytical practice focused on the resources driving the economics,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • RES to bask in Arkansas sun
    by on 21st March 2018 at 2:05 pm

    100MW Crossett PV project to sell power to local cooperative from 2021 […]

  • Siem Aimery Resumes Inter-Array Cable Works at Beatrice
    by Offshore Wind on 21st March 2018 at 1:22 pm

    After installing 16 inter-array cables at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in late 2017, the cable laying vessel Siem Aimery continued the works with the second campaign that started on 10 March. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Thai debut for ALE newbies
    by on 21st March 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Three K1650L tower cranes deployed at 150-turbine Thepharak wind farm […]

  • Belgians trumpet floating future
    by on 21st March 2018 at 11:25 am

    Ostend trade fair focuses on offshore opportunities off country's coast […]

  • Enel adds 180MW shine in Peru
    by Robin Lancaster on 21st March 2018 at 11:06 am

    Rubi solar plant will generate 440GWh of electricity a year&nbs […]

  • Esbjerg reaps wind rewards
    by Robin Lancaster on 21st March 2018 at 10:49 am

    Turbine component traffic rises to 1.3GW in 2017, up from 1.1GW in 2016 […]

  • Irish crown new wind chief
    by Robin Lancaster on 21st March 2018 at 10:22 am

    David Connolly replaces Garry O’Callaghan as head of IWEA &nbs […]

  • Huisman weighs into storage
    by Robin Lancaster on 21st March 2018 at 10:11 am

    Dutch outfit partnering with Gravitricity to develop gravity-fed system […]

  • Acta Auriga Completes Sea Trials
    by Offshore WIND on 21st March 2018 at 9:50 am

    Acta Marine’s walk-to-work (W2W) and service operations vessel (SOV) Acta Auriga has completed its sea trials. During the sea trials, the vessel was tested at maximum forward and backward... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • CWind Bolsters Management Team
    by Offshore WIND on 21st March 2018 at 9:30 am

    The Global Marine Group (GMG) has appointed Mark Preece as Managing Director of CWind, the group’s offshore renewable business. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Swedes probe offshore grid costs
    by on 21st March 2018 at 9:29 am

    Energy agency examines two approaches to reducing connection prices&nbs […]

  • Port of Esbjerg Handles 1.3GW of Offshore Wind in 2017
    by Offshore Wind on 21st March 2018 at 9:02 am

    A capacity of 1,300MW of offshore wind in wind turbine components was shipped via Port of Esbjerg in 2017 – 200MW more than in the previous year – according to the port's annual results, which show a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Suzlon raises India blade game
    by Robin Lancaster on 21st March 2018 at 8:56 am

    New 63-metre unit has been designed for S128 turbine platform&nbs […]

  • Sweden Tackles Offshore Wind Grid Connection Costs
    by OffshoreWind on 21st March 2018 at 8:13 am

    The Swedish Energy Agency has, on behalf of the government, examined two different models to remove the grid connection costs for offshore wind power. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Siemens Gamesa Sends Off First Rentel Nacelles
    by Offshore WIND on 21st March 2018 at 8:06 am

    Siemens Gamesa has shipped out the first nacelles for the 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm from Cuxhaven, Germany, to the installation port in Ostend, Belgium. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • How Renewables Coupled with Batteries, Diesel- or Gas-Fired Generators are Bringing Firm Power to the Most Remote Locations on Earth
    on 20th March 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Pairing renewables with diesel and gas-fired generators to power remote and hard-to-access regions all over the world is rising trend for 2018 and beyond.&nbs […]

  • CWind welcomes new chief
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Mark Preece named managing director of offshore renewables business […]

  • Canary call for Siemens Gamesa
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Iberdrola orders seven 2.6-114 machines for Chimiche 2 project on Tenerife&nbs […]

  • Clean power covered in Africa
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 4:36 pm

    EIB, Munich Re and ATI set up reinsurance facility for sub-Sahara region […]

  • Companies Collaborate for Massive Planned US Offshore Wind Storage Project
    on 20th March 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Leaders in the U.S. offshore wind market have teamed up with Massachusetts-based storage provider NEC Energy Solutions to accelerate energy storage in Massachusetts and ultimately, develop a 55-MW/110-MWh storage system for offshore wind. […]

  • K2 plants Polish roots
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Office opened in Gdynia to support wind and PV markets in region […]

  • Rentel nacelles ready for action
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 3:51 pm

    First units for Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines loaded out in Cuxhaven […]

  • Italians on triple time in Egypt
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Enerray and Saudis Desert Technologies to build PV projects totalling 116MW […]

  • BayWa tapped for Oz ale
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Carlton & United Breweries to source power from 112MW solar project […]

  • European Wind Turbine Manufacturers Flock to Argentina
    on 20th March 2018 at 2:26 pm

    European wind turbine manufacturers, hungry for growth, have set their sights on Argentina’s booming renewable energy market. […]

  • Aurora expects northern glow
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Analysts predict €185bn in RE investment opportunities by 2030 in NW Euro […]

  • Marine Designs Installs Pontoon for Ørsted in Barrow
    by Offshore Wind on 20th March 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Marine Designs has installed a new pontoon in Barrow, which will serve for the berthing of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) working on Ørsted's offshore wind farms. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • K2 Management Opens Office in Poland
    by Offshore WIND on 20th March 2018 at 1:37 pm

    K2 Management has opened an office in Gdynia, Poland, in support of the growing wind and solar markets in Eastern and Central Europe. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Van Oord Notches Offshore Wind Revenue Bump in 2017
    by OffshoreWind on 20th March 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Dutch offshore specialist Van Oord reported EUR 403 million revenue coming from offshore wind activities in 2017, a 2.3% increase compared to EUR 394 million revenue recorded in 2016. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Seabased rides Ghana wave
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Swedes to design, manufacture and install 100MW plant for TC’s Energy […]

  • Vattenfall to Lay Off 1500 Employees
    by Offshore WIND on 20th March 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Vattenfall is planning to terminate approximately 1,500 full-time positions in the next phase of the previously announced cost-saving program. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Fortum markets Finnish wind
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Deal sealed to sell power from Taaleri's 13 project portfolio on Nord Poo […]

  • UK Offshore Wind Industry Tables 30 by 30 Proposal
    by OffshoreWind on 20th March 2018 at 12:24 pm

    The UK offshore wind industry has committed to working with the UK government on a sector deal which would see offshore wind deliver one third of the UK's electricity and reach the connected capacity... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • First steps for Dubai solar giant
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Work starts on next phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum project […]

  • Lithuanians score 60MW double 
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 11:27 am

    Achema Group acquires two wind projects in Croatia and Czech Republic […]

  • Danes take load for MHI Vestas
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 10:51 am

    Jutlandia Terminal to handle V164-8.0MW turbines for three offshore projects […]

  • UK offshore reveals 30GW vision
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 10:30 am

    Talks with Westminster focus on potential sector deal worth many billions […]

  • Steady wind for Van Oord
    by on 20th March 2018 at 10:05 am

    Renewables revenue increases in 2017 despite overall drop of 10%&nbs […]

  • US Wind makes met mast move
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 9:27 am

    Gulf Island contracted to build tower and platform for measurement equipment&nbs […]

  • NJR offloads 10MW in Montana
    by Robin Lancaster on 20th March 2018 at 9:02 am

    NorthWestern Energy to buy Two Dot wind farm for $18.5m […]

  • Vineyard Wind and SMAST Studying Fisheries
    by Offshore WIND on 20th March 2018 at 8:07 am

    Vineyard Wind has entered into a collaborative agreement with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) to assess fisheries, which is expected to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • URS, EDT Join Forces on Boulder Clearance
    by Offshore Wind on 20th March 2018 at 7:58 am

    UK company Utility ROV Services (URS) and Cyprus-based EDT Shipmanagement have signed an agreement to provide boulder clearance services to the offshore renewable energy industry using their combined... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Jutlandia Handling MHI Vestas Giants in Esbjerg
    by OffshoreWind on 20th March 2018 at 7:45 am

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed a new agreement with Jutlandia Terminal covering loading of the V164-8.0 MW wind turbines onto installation vessels at the Port of Esbjerg. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Vattenfall Wins Dutch Zero Subsidy Offshore Wind Tender
    by OffshoreWind on 19th March 2018 at 4:59 pm

    The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has selected Vattenfall as the winning bidder in the country's first non-subsidized offshore wind tender - the 700MW to 750MW Hollandse Kust... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Dutch zero-sum win for Vattenfall
    by Tim Probert on 19th March 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Swedes secure subsidy-free permit for 750MW Hollandse Kust Zuid […]

  • Scots team makes offshore way
    by Robin Lancaster on 19th March 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Utility ROV Services charters EDT DP2 vessel to offer boulder clearanc […]

  • Orsted inks Taiwan offshore first
    by Robin Lancaster on 19th March 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Contract signed with Century Wind Power for foundation mock-u […]

  • Swedes to cut 1500 jobs
    by Robin Lancaster on 19th March 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Staff reductions part of previously announced cost savings programm […]

  • India Plans Demonstration Offshore Wind Farm in Tamil Nadu
    by Offshore Wind on 19th March 2018 at 3:34 pm

    India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will install four to five 6MW offshore wind turbines at Arichamunai in the state of Tamil Nadu, according to The Hindu. The wind turbines will be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Facebook raises US wind profile
    by Robin Lancaster on 19th March 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Enel inks new deal for output from Rattlesnake Creek project in Nebraska […]

  • Jones Bros scoops Clocaenog
    by Robin Lancaster on 19th March 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Innogy lines up contractor for infrastructure work at 96MW Welsh project&nbs […]

  • Eni signs up OPT wave
    by Tim Probert on 19th March 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Italian oil and gas company to deploy PowerBuoy in Adriatic Sea […]

  • UK National Grid Logs New Wind Energy Record
    by Offshore Wind on 19th March 2018 at 2:03 pm

    On Saturday, 17 March, wind farms across the UK reached a record output of around 14GW, supplying approximately 37% of the country's electricity at one point during the day, according to data from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Ørsted Places First Offshore Wind Construction Order in Taiwan
    by Offshore WIND on 19th March 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Ørsted has signed a contract with Taiwan-based Century Wind Power (CWP) for the construction of a jacket foundation transition piece mock-up. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • ALE barges in at Hornsea 1
    by Robin Lancaster on 19th March 2018 at 12:15 pm

    First five TPs loaded out for 1.2GW project using new Sarah S unit  &nbs […]

  • ALE Barge Delivers First Hornsea One Transition Pieces
    by OffshoreWind on 19th March 2018 at 12:06 pm

    ALE’s latest marine investment, the SARAH S barge, has been deployed on its inaugural job to transport transition pieces (TPs) for the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Canadian Solar profit soars 53%
    by Robin Lancaster on 19th March 2018 at 11:34 am

    Module shipments hit a record 6.8GW in 2017, up 29% on 2016 […]

  • NexTracker feeds Mexican PV giant
    by Robin Lancaster on 19th March 2018 at 11:00 am

    A total of 754MW solar trackers delivered to Villanueva project […]

  • ENI plans 5GW green drive
    by on 19th March 2018 at 10:35 am

    Italian energy giant outlines renewables growth up to 2025&nbs […]

  • Vestas lines up TPI in China
    by Todd Westbrook on 19th March 2018 at 10:29 am

    Yangzhou factory to make blades for V150-4.2MW turbine from next year […]

  • VIDEO: Aeolus Gets the Huisman Crane
    by Offshore WIND on 19th March 2018 at 9:59 am

    Following the installation of its 1,600-tonne crane onboard Van Oord's vessel Aeolus, Huisman has shared a video showing a summary of the works. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Suzlon hails 500MW home wins
    by Robin Lancaster on 19th March 2018 at 9:16 am

    Orders secured for S111 2.1MW machines for two projects in India […]

  • TrussFloat Notches Development Milestones
    by OffshoreWind on 19th March 2018 at 8:56 am

    French engineering specialist Dietswell has announced a number of milestones reached on the EolFloat project to develop a semi-submersible platform for large offshore wind turbines. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Bay State Wind Teams Up with NEC for Energy Storage Solution
    by Offshore WIND on 19th March 2018 at 8:35 am

    Bay State Wind has entered into a Letter of Intent to work collaboratively with Massachusetts-based NEC Energy Solutions on developing an energy storage solution for its 800MW wind / 55 MW – 110 MWh... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • RCG Opens Office in Taiwan
    by OffshoreWind on 19th March 2018 at 8:25 am

    The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) has completed the formation of a business entity in Taiwan – The Renewables Consulting Group (Taiwan) Ltd. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Top News of the Week, 12 – 18 March 2018
    by OffshoreWind on 18th March 2018 at 12:27 pm

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  • Clean Energy Issues Highlight “New Hampshire Energy Week”
    on 16th March 2018 at 4:43 pm

    At a breakfast during “NH Energy Week,” Governor Sununu said that its time to take the politics out of energy. His office is set to release a long-term energy plan in the next few weeks that lays out the direction that the state should be going regarding energy. “What we do today should be different than what we did five years ago,” he said, adding that the “old school” way of pitting renewables against cost-savings is no longer valid. &nbs […]

  • NEC charged for Bay State battery
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th March 2018 at 4:16 pm

    800MW offshore wind farm will include 55MW energy storage system […]

  • Mammoet Cuts Nissum Bredning Costs by Avoiding Dredging
    by Offshore Wind on 16th March 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Mammoet today (16 March) released details about the installation of four offshore wind turbines at Nissum Bredning, saying the turbines had been erected efficiently and cost-effectively by excluding... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Scots hybrid offers remote control
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th March 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Locals on Isle of Canna to build PV, wind and storage project&nbs […]

  • TRIG raises £58m war chest
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th March 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Over 54 million shares issued at price of £1.05 each&nbs […]

  • RCG opens Taiwan shop
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th March 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Michael Chang hired as director in consultancy's new Tapei offic […]

  • Raptors revel in Enercon nest
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th March 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Peregrine falcons raise three young in box attached to E-70 turbine&nbs […]

  • Siemens Gamesa service smiles
    by Robin Lancaster on 16th March 2018 at 11:57 am

    NTR extends deal for 11.5MW Ardoch and Over Enoch project until 2034&nbs […]

  • Sif and EWA Tackle Foundation Logistics Challenge in Asia
    by Offshore WIND on 16th March 2018 at 11:20 am

    Dutch offshore foundations manufacturer Sif and Japan-based East Winds Asia (EWA) have developed a method to transport and store offshore wind foundations in Asian harbors which is said to eliminate... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Unique Opportunity with Van Oord
    by OffshoreWind on 16th March 2018 at 11:04 am

    Finding the right technical people remain a struggle in the maritime and offshore energy sectors. From mechanical engineers to project engineers and structural draftsmen. Do you know how to solve a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • Elia Reveals Main MOG Contract Winners
    by OffshoreWind on 16th March 2018 at 10:07 am

    Belgian transmission system operator Elia is on track to complete the Modular Offshore Grid by September 2019 after awarding all the main contracts for the project. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]

  • POWER-GEN Needs You: Submit an Abstract Today
    on 9th March 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Have a listen to this one-minute video that explains all of the new tracks and session types we’ve added to POWER-GEN 2018 and then submit an abstract to speak at the show today. Time is running out – the final deadline is March 16, 2018. &nbs […]

  • Opening the Electricity Market to Competition a Win for Renewables, and Ratepayers
    on 8th March 2018 at 3:43 pm

    The price of electricity has been regulated for so long that price regulation is widely considered proper and necessary. The reality is that rate regulation was needed only to enable utilities to raise investment capital for building large central power plants and transmission lines.&nbs […]

  • Wind and Solar Industries Weigh in on Proposed Steel Tariffs
    on 7th March 2018 at 3:43 pm

    About a week ago, U.S. President Trump released news that he was planning to impose tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum under a rarely used trade law called Section 232, which allows a U.S. President to impose tariffs on imported goods that threaten national security. &nbs […]

  • Renewable Revolution Through High Voltage Direct Current Systems
    on 6th March 2018 at 7:54 pm

    High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission is key to expediting clean, efficient power for our everyday electricity needs. […]

  • Alaska Freezes Out Wind Energy
    on 6th March 2018 at 4:06 pm

    The two largest private wind energy projects in Alaska were froze out in February, stalled through decisions made by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. Proponents say the impact is more than loss of green jobs and clean air; in the case of the Delta Wind Farm (DWF), it is threatening residents’ lives. […]

  • 4 Ways Big Cities Can Achieve 70 Percent Renewables by 2030
    on 5th March 2018 at 12:57 pm

    In this minicast, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group recommends 4 ways cities can navigate the path to a highly electrified, renewables-powered future. […]

  • New Jersey Moves on 1.1-GW Offshore Wind Solicitation
    on 2nd March 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Following on an executive order issued by Gov. Phil Murphy in late January, New Jersey regulators this week approved an order to begin moving the state toward an initial solicitation of 1.1 GW of offshore wind energy. […]

  • ICO Launches for Cryptomining Fueled by Geothermal, Wind, Hydro
    on 2nd March 2018 at 7:55 pm

    A cryptomining firm this week launched an initial coin offering (ICO) that will support mining operations it says will run exclusively on geothermal, wind and hydropower resources. […]

  • Could a 12-MW Wind Turbine Save GE?
    on 2nd March 2018 at 4:09 pm

    It’s no secret that GE has been struggling lately. The stock price has plunged and rumors abound that the company might be broken into different segments. If that’s true then at least one segment, renewables, is garnering a lot attention. On March 1, 2018, the company announced it would be making a $400 million investment in offshore wind, specifically to build a 12-MW turbine, the largest the world has ever seen. &nbs […]

  • GE Makes Way for 12-MW Haliade-X for Offshore Wind
    on 1st March 2018 at 1:48 pm

    GE Renewable Energy yesterday said that it will invest about $400 million through 2021 for development and deployment of the 12-MW Haliade-X, direct-drive offshore wind turbine. […]

  • These Four Power Giants Rule the World's Growing Wind Market
    on 26th February 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Four power giants, led by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, dominate the world’s wind turbine market, making up 54 percent of sales in 2017. […]

  • Billions Still Being Funneled into Carbon-Based Energy, Climate-Denier Policies
    on 26th February 2018 at 1:13 pm

    In this minicast, new reports show that the world’s biggest banks are still investing billions in fossil-fuel technologies and U.S. energy firms are aggressively funding climate-denier policy. […]

  • New York Readies Environmental Impact Statement for Offshore Wind Plan
    on 23rd February 2018 at 9:32 pm

    New York is preparing an environmental baseline that it will use to support the state’s offshore wind plans. The New York Department of Public Service approved the release of a draft generic environmental impact statement (GEIS) for public comment, according to a webcast of a Feb. 22 commission meeting. […]

  • Inside Renewable Energy —The Business of Blockchain: Where Cryptotech Fits for Renewables Today and into the Future
    on 23rd February 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Businesses are asking how much attention they should be paying to blockchain now and what the opportunities are for this crypto-technology in the future. In this podcast episode, Dan Wellers, Global Lead for Digital Futures for SAP, ventures into the coming possibilities of blockchain for renewables and the entire energy value chain. […]

  • PG&E Meets California's 2020 Renewable Energy Goals
    on 21st February 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has reached California’s 2020 renewable energy goal three years ahead of schedule, and now delivers nearly 80 percent of its electricity from greenhouse-gas free resources. […]

  • Europe Can Double Renewable Energy Share by 2030, IRENA Says
    on 21st February 2018 at 5:34 pm

    The European Union can boost the share of renewables to 34 percent of its energy mix by 2030, triggering hundreds of billions euros in investment and accelerating reduction of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. […]

  • Alberta Leads the Pack With Cheap Wind Power; More to Come
    on 21st February 2018 at 4:28 pm

    When the winning bids for Alberta’s renewable power auction were announced in December, jaws dropped. The winning projects were approved at a record-breaking low price of C3.7 cents per kilowatt hour — the lowest price for electricity anywhere in Canada. […]

  • Homeowners Get New Tesla Batteries in Utility Trial
    on 20th February 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Nova Scotia Power has installed Tesla Powerwall batteries at 10 of its customers’ homes in a trial that the utility says will help it meet a 40 percent renewables by 2020 goal. […]

  • How to Make Corporate Sustainability a Priority
    on 20th February 2018 at 7:33 pm

    The attitude towards corporate sustainability is shifting. What once started as “greenwashing” annual reports, is increasingly framing and shaping operating models, business processes, and even core products — sometimes driving the enterprise to new markets with unexplored opportunities. […]

  • Patagonia Takes Corporate Giving to the Next Level for Climate Action
    on 19th February 2018 at 1:27 pm

    In this minicast, Patagonia launches an online platform in support of local action on climate change and visits one of the greenest U.S. cities to help introduce the new platform, called Action Works. […]

  • Opportunities Grow for Renewables in 2018, From Pricing to Packaging
    on 15th February 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Renewable energy market momentum will continue into 2018, even if the policy needle continues to flutter in the months ahead. As utilities and clean energy firms will tell you, the world doesn’t wait for policy certainty. Consider this: emissions from power plants in 2017 are on track to be less than those from transportation for the first time in 40 years. Opportunities abound. […]

  • 2018 Renewable Outlook Stable: Renewables Can Now Self-Sustain
    on 15th February 2018 at 9:16 pm

    With renewable energy undoubtedly entrenching itself as a global industry over the last decade, what will the next 10 years bring? The short answer is “more growth” and notably, “self-sustaining growth.” As the market evolves, growth will this time be supported by advancements in battery storage technology. While developing markets will see demand for power continue to grow, the same trend will likely flatten out for developed markets, though the expected roll-out of electric vehicles could add to demand. […]

  • Bigger Turbines, Better Economics, More Digitization on Deck for the 2018 Wind Power Market
    on 14th February 2018 at 8:59 pm

    As we enter 2018, here’s a high-level overview of which wind energy trends to keep your eye on in the coming year. […]

  • Environment Not a Winner in Trump’s New Infrastructure Plan
    on 12th February 2018 at 4:50 pm

    A new infrastructure rebuilding plan released this morning by the Trump Administration puts current environmental safeguards in serious jeopardy, but it is not entirely without inroads for support of clean energy. […]

  • How Important Is City Leadership to the Paris Agreement?
    on 12th February 2018 at 1:09 pm

    In this minicast, local and regional governments call for global conversation on urban planning for climate change, and the European Commission releases the biggest database on cities ever published. […]

  • US Tax Credits Finally Extended for ‘Orphaned’ Clean Energy Tech
    on 9th February 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Representatives of what have been dubbed “orphaned” clean energy technologies breathed easier knowing they finally won tax credit extensions as part of the spending bill passed today. […]

  • Creating and Maintaining a Microgrid: Tools to Get You from Concept to Reality to O&M
    on 8th February 2018 at 9:22 pm

    If the energy industry learned anything in 2017, it was that energy systems are highly vulnerable to damage from hurricanes, wild fires and other natural disasters and work should be done to make the world’s electric grids much more resilient.&nbs […]

  • Offshore Wind Success Continues through 2017
    on 8th February 2018 at 4:20 pm

    The offshore wind market does not see as much capacity installed in a given year as its onshore counterpart. Despite that, the sector is showing higher growth rates and steady success at reducing financial risk and cost. […]

  • Digitalization Is Revolutionizing the Renewable Energy Sector
    on 8th February 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Renewable energy capacity increases faster than any other technology, as clean energy has never seen such high demand. A decline in investment is not due to a lack of interest, but more significantly, a considerable drop in the costs of green energy technology.&nbs […]

  • World's Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Pivots to Solar and Batteries
    on 8th February 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Vestas Wind Systems A/S will offer solar power and storage, allowing the world’s biggest turbine maker to sell hybrid renewable plants that generate electricity around the clock. […]

  • When We Talk about the Future of Renewables, We’re Only Right About Half the Time
    on 7th February 2018 at 6:37 pm

    When I started at Renewable Energy World in the fall of 2007 as a part-time news editor, the year 2020 seemed eons away. At that time, it was easy to write about how much of a particular region’s electricity would be supplied by renewable energy by 2020, because even though the numbers were very small in 2008, with 2020 so far away, predictions seemed easily plausible. […]

  • New Horizons for Renewable Energies in Morocco and Africa
    on 7th February 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Morocco adopted a new energy strategy in 2009 to reduce its dependence on energy from abroad, in addition to the limitation of its greenhouse gas emissions, thus contributing to the preservation of the environment. […]

  • Rhode Island Prepares for 400-MW Clean Energy Tender; Offshore Wind Welcome
    on 6th February 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo yesterday directed Rhode Island's utilities to issue a procurement for up to 400 MW of clean energy, including offshore and onshore wind, solar and hydro resources. […]

  • Wind Farm Derivative Accounting and Dodd-Frank Reporting Considerations
    on 5th February 2018 at 7:53 pm

    For corporate power purchase agreements and other hedging alternatives to securing predictable cash flows for wind farms, what are the derivative accounting and Dodd-Frank reporting requirements? […]

  • Could ‘No Paris, No Trade’ Be the New Global Position on Climate?
    on 5th February 2018 at 1:35 pm

    In this minicast, countries talk Paris Agreement compliance as a cornerstone for trade agreements, and coal’s downtrend makes a visible symbol for addressing climate change. […]

  • Wind, Solar, Biomass Overtake Coal Power in EU for First Time
    on 2nd February 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Power generated by wind, solar and biomass in the European Union overtook coal for the first time in 2017, a report by Germany’s climate lobbyist Agora Energiewende and U.K. think tank Sandbag showed. […]

  • Take a Visual Tour of Vermont’s Kingdom Community Wind Project
    on 1st February 2018 at 3:48 pm


  • White House Seeks 72 Percent Cut to Clean Energy Research
    on 1st February 2018 at 3:08 pm

    The Trump administration is poised to ask Congress for deep budget cuts in the Energy Department's renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, slashing them by 72 percent overall in fiscal 2019, according to draft budget documents obtained by The Washington Post. […]

  • New Jersey Gets the Spark It Needs to Move Offshore Wind Forward
    on 1st February 2018 at 1:56 pm

    New Jersey finally has the impetus it needs to move forward on a plan to develop offshore wind that was placed into law eight years ago. […]

  • Enel Plans Solar, Wind Power Sales to Miner of Cryptocurrency
    on 1st February 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Enel SpA, Europe’s largest utility, is in talks to sell power from wind, solar and other renewable energy plants to the Swiss cryptocurrency company Envion AG, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. […]

  • Younicos Equips Hawaii Wind Farm with Energy Storage
    on 31st January 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Younicos signed an agreement with TerraForm Power to install and commission a 10 MW battery-based energy storage system upgrade at the site of the Kaheawa wind farm on the island of Maui, Hawaii. […]

  • Trump Mum on Clean Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Climate Change
    on 31st January 2018 at 12:36 pm

    In what should have been a surprise to no one, U.S. President Trump, in his State of the Union speech, made no mention of climate change, advanced energy, clean energy, renewable energy or energy efficiency. He mentioned energy in only two sentences during his 80-minute speech, recapping what he views as his accomplishments over the year in office. “We have ended the war on American energy and we have ended the war on beautiful clean coal,” he said. […]

  • Wind-plus-Storage Is Taking Shape in Australia
    on 30th January 2018 at 9:22 pm

    As Australia begins to expand its plans for more wind farms backed up by batteries, Singapore-based Nexif Energy has broken ground on a 212-MW wind farm in South Australia that will include fast-response storage capacity. […]

  • New York Reveals Offshore Wind Master Plan; Eyes 7 Ways to Procure Offshore Power
    on 30th January 2018 at 8:24 pm

    New York this week released its much-anticipated Offshore Wind Master Plan, moving the state forward in its work to develop 2.4 GW of offshore wind by 2030. […]

  • Trust, Facebook, Renewables and Republicans: Recapping the 2017 Energy Report
    on 30th January 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Fake news, politics and social media impact more than elections. There is no question that the credibility of American institutions and news sources has suffered in the past year, from the combined influence of continued vilification of the media, retracted news stories and the ever-growing use of social media platforms. But by how much?&nbs […]

  • New Jersey Rejoins “RGGI,” the U.S. Northeast Carbon Cap and Trade Program
    on 29th January 2018 at 6:38 pm

    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced his state is rejoining the multi-state, bipartisan effort to reduce carbon pollution, known as the regional greenhouse gas initiative (RGGI). RGGI launched in 2007 as a partnership of ten states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.  Gov. Christie pulled New Jersey out of the multi-state partnership nearly seven years ago. […]

  • France Ready to Shutter All Coal Power Stations by 2021
    on 29th January 2018 at 4:28 pm

    France takes a hard stance on coal; Trump talks renegotiation, again; and portal opens for the UNFCCC’s international conversation on climate change. […]

  • Construction Begins at England’s 1.2-GW Hornsea One Offshore Wind Farm
    on 26th January 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Orsted today said that it has started construction on the Hornsea One offshore wind farm with the installation of 174 monopiles off England’s east coast. […]

  • Wind Power Curtailment in China on the Mend
    on 26th January 2018 at 1:13 pm

    China’s wind power industry is expected to rally in 2018. Since July 2017, wind power projects in Inner Mongolia and Ningxia, which, in the aggregate, are scheduled to deliver an installed capacity of about 2.9 GW, have received governmental approval for construction, signaling a substantial loosening of restrictions on the construction of new plants. […]

  • China's Sinovel Convicted in US of Stealing Trade Secrets
    on 25th January 2018 at 8:20 pm

    A Chinese wind turbine maker’s conviction in Wisconsin over the theft of software code is threatening to ratchet up already tense trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. It also sent the shares of U.S. software maker American Superconductor Corp. surging. […]

  • If You Want to Advance in the Energy Industry, Don't Be Afraid to Wave Your Flag
    on 25th January 2018 at 2:27 pm

    On Wednesday, January 24 during a DistribuTECH networking breakfast, panelists — 3 women from the energy industry — described how they had overcome challenges and made sure that their careers advanced in the directions that they wanted to go. […]

  • Boost for Renewables Transmission: DOE Transmission Siting Authority Upheld
    on 24th January 2018 at 7:47 pm

    DOE’s authority to engage in transmission line siting and development has now survived its first legal challenge, but the future of the Plains & Eastern project remains uncertain. […]

  • Inside Renewable Energy: How Can Renewables, Climate Communities Make a Difference in 2018 US Elections?
    on 22nd January 2018 at 9:07 pm

    In this episode of the Inside Renewable Energy podcast, we look at the issues the renewables and climate communities face before the midterms and the concrete actions they can take starting now to cause change. […]

  • There Is Not Enough Transmission to Meet US Corporate’s Renewable Energy Demands
    on 22nd January 2018 at 8:11 pm

    According to a report released on January 16 by the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF), U.S. corporations have committed to signing deals result in 60 GW of renewable energy capacity being added to the grid in coming years. However, transmission planners are not accounting for this large uptick of potential near-term procurement. &nbs […]

  • Texas Cities, Businesses, and Schools Know the Economic Upside of Clean Energy
    on 22nd January 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Recently, the message on Texas clean energy has been getting clearer — the market is driving the clean energy economy forward. And some of those spreading the message are making it loud and clear. […]

  • A Texas Renewable Energy Roundup As DistribuTECH Heads to San Antonio
    on 19th January 2018 at 8:40 pm

    On January 23, DistribuTECH, one of the fastest growing conferences and expos in the country is set to open. Affectionately called “DTECH” by those in the know, the show is designed to showcase innovation in the transmission and distribution space, which most Renewable Energy World readers know, is undergoing a mega-transformation as solar, energy storage and other forms of distributed energy resources have a growing presence on the grid.&nbs […]

  • As Trump Tries to Bring Back Coal, EU Leaders Up Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency Targets
    on 17th January 2018 at 8:31 pm

    Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted yesterday to approve and adopt a sweeping set of measures that will ensure the growth of renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and advanced biofuels in the region. […]

  • Tesla’s Battery in Australia Is Surpassing Expectations
    on 17th January 2018 at 3:41 pm

    It’s just over one month since the Hornsdale Power Reserve was officially opened in South Australia. The excitement surrounding the project has generated acres of media interest, both locally and abroad. […]

  • Google Wins Zayed Future Energy Prize
    on 17th January 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Google this week won the Zayed Future Energy Prize for Best Corporation. The award is a public endorsement of the giant corporation’s work in renewables and clean energy — the company has been carbon neutral since 2007. […]

  • US Regulators Look to Europe for Offshore Wind Permitting Approach
    on 16th January 2018 at 9:09 pm

    The way that developers approach offshore wind project planning for permitting in the U.S. could follow the lead of Europe’s successful offshore industry. […]

  • How Big Will Brazil's Wind Power Market Get?
    on 16th January 2018 at 6:21 pm

    In northeast Brazil, beyond the resorts and pristine beaches, lie some of the world’s best winds for generating electricity. Welcome to Serra Branca. It’s a wind generator’s heaven. […]

  • New Commission to Tackle Energy Transformation Geopolitics
    on 16th January 2018 at 1:27 pm

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) this week launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, with the support of the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates. […]

  • 6 Charts that Will Make You Optimistic About Clean Energy
    on 16th January 2018 at 3:44 am


  • The Temple of Turbine: Building Haliades for the Block Island Wind Farm
    on 16th January 2018 at 3:44 am


  • Meet the Recipients of the U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Awards
    on 16th January 2018 at 3:44 am


  • Renewables in Middle East to Triple, but Gas Will Still Dominate, Says Siemens
    on 15th January 2018 at 3:54 pm

    The share of renewables in the Middle East energy mix is forecast to triple over the next 17 years — but natural gas will remain the dominant power source in the region. That’s one of the key findings of a new report published this week by Siemens. […]

  • Wind Developer Helps Cybersecurity Firm Raise $15 Million
    on 12th January 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Invenergy Future Fund, an investment fund linked to the largest closely held U.S. wind developer Invenergy LLC, provided funding for a cybersecurity technology provider, a sign of growing interest in protecting power plants from potential threats. &nbs […]

  • Changing Energy Market Behind Delay of Contract for Maine’s 12-MW Floating Offshore Wind Project
    on 10th January 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Citing changes in the energy market, utility regulators in Maine have delayed a decision for a power contract that would allow development to move forward on a 12-MW floating wind farm in Maine waters. […]

  • Victoria Government to Build Wind Plus Storage for Advanced Agriculture Facility
    on 9th January 2018 at 8:47 pm

    The government of Victoria, Australia, recently completed an agreement that supports the development of a wind plus storage facility for a crop farm in Western Victoria. […]

  • Federal Regulators Shut Down Perry’s Proposed Rule for Grid Resilience
    on 9th January 2018 at 1:57 pm

    In an order issued late yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission determined that Secretary Rick Perry’s Sep. 29 notice of proposed rulemaking on grid resilience does not meet the statutory requirements of the Federal Power Act. […]

  • Ice Loss and the Polar Vortex: How a Warming Arctic Fuels Cold Snaps
    on 8th January 2018 at 4:19 pm

    When winter sets in, "polar vortex" becomes one of the most dreaded phrases in the Northern Hemisphere. It's enough to send shivers even before the first blast of bitter cold arrives. New research shows that some northern regions have been getting hit with these extreme cold spells more frequently over the past four decades, even as the planet as a whole has warmed. […]

  • Brazil Vows to End Amazonian Mega-Dam Construction; Moves Toward Wind and Solar Energy
    on 5th January 2018 at 9:56 pm

    After years of criticism, the government of Brazil announced in January that it will end the era of building big hydropower dams in the Amazon. In an article in the O Globo newspaper, Paulo Pedrosa, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, said that the government has no prejudice against big hydro but that the costs and risks now outweigh the benefits.&nbs […]

  • US Utility-Scale Solar, Wind Capacity Could Double by 2020
    on 5th January 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Proposed net additions to generating capacity by utility-scale wind and solar in the U.S. could total 116 GW by December 2020 — effectively doubling their current installed capacity of 115.5 GW, according to the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Energy Infrastructure Update, with data through Nov. 30, 2017. […]

  • 3 Decentralizing Trends: Empowering State Capitals, Consumers and the Capital Markets
    on 4th January 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Even as uncertainties loom, the outlook for clean energy technologies and business models is bright. We can pin this optimism in the concrete: Three decentralizing trends are empowering state capitals, consumers, and the capital markets to lead the way on climate action — and, in turn, those trends are favorably transforming the opportunity landscape for clean energy technologies and business models. […]

  • Of Venomous Toads and Precious Jewels — Farewell 2017!
    on 3rd January 2018 at 8:19 pm

    When Shakespeare’s Duke in As You Like It is deposed and forced into exile by his wicked brother, losing everything and living rough in the woods, he fears all is lost. But he soon sees unexpected blessings. So too do we in the year now ending. […]

  • Top Seven Clean Energy Actions in 2017 — Ringing Out the Old Year and into 2018
    on 3rd January 2018 at 8:01 pm

    2017 was a whirlwind of energy market records, policies, and reports. And here’s my list of the big seven areas of note. […]

  • New York to Procure 800 MW of Offshore Wind in Next Two Years
    on 3rd January 2018 at 1:49 pm

    As part of New York’s 2018 State of the State proposal, Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday said that New York will procure at least 800 MW of offshore wind power between two solicitations to be issued in 2018 and 2019. […]

  • US Grid Needs to Go on a Diet to Get Leaner and Greener
    on 3rd January 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Many regions of the U.S. have overbuilt and retained too many power plants, which can be detrimental to their owners, consumers, clean alternatives like wind and solar power, and flexible resources like energy storage and demand response (compensating customers for being flexible with their energy use).&nbs […]

  • The Year Renewables Became Mainstream in Australia
    on 2nd January 2018 at 3:45 pm

    South Australia’s lithium-ion battery grabbed the headlines in 2017, first when Elon Musk announced he’d build the world’s largest battery in 100 days or it would be free, then again when he accomplished it, and yet again when the battery reacted to power surges in record time in December. […]

  • Top 5 State Legislative Issues of 2017
    on 2nd January 2018 at 3:00 pm

    With another year behind us, it is time to take a look in the rearview mirror at the year that was for the advanced energy industry. Our annual review of the top state legislative issues tells a story of policy progress for a myriad of advanced energy technologies, along with some familiar struggles. So, without further ado, here’s our countdown of the top five legislative battles of 2017. […]

  • Investors Keen to Support Mongolia’s Renewable Energy Goals
    on 29th December 2017 at 3:44 pm

    The pace of Mongolian wind investment announcements is quickening. The country’s leaders are working to meet increasing demand for electricity, reduce heavy reliance on coal and improve energy security. It’s no surprise, therefore, that renewable energy solutions have become the focus of such new investments. […]

  • Trump Administration Reverses Obama-Era Policy on Accidental Bird Deaths
    on 28th December 2017 at 3:51 pm

    The Trump administration, reversing an Obama-era policy, said it won’t prosecute oil drillers, wind-farm developers and others who accidentally kill migratory birds.&nbs […]

  • Juliana v US: For Children of All Ages — Part Two
    on 28th December 2017 at 2:50 pm

    In part one of this article, I took a closer look at the oral arguments in the latest episode of Juliana v. United States, and identified two questions that were raised during the orals that bear further consideration. […]

  • 2018 — The Year of the Digital Grid
    on 28th December 2017 at 1:08 am

    Nothing will stand out in 2018 as more important for the long-term success of renewables than the advancement of a digital grid architecture. Visibility at the grid edge; integration of sensors and data analytics for distributed generation; smart contracts for energy management; flexible demand; intelligent control systems — these are the buzzy technologies of today that will become standard operations for utilities, system operators, and power producers to maximize the global renewable energy fleet. &nbs […]

  • Wind and Solar Curtailments Drop Almost 30 Percent in China’s Xinjiang Region
    on 27th December 2017 at 3:43 pm

    The staggeringly high curtailment rates among wind power and PV systems across Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region witnessed a 29.3 percent drop over the first 11 months of 2017, down 10 percent from the same period of a year earlier as the region worked to overcome difficulties caused by the rapid growth of renewables.&nbs […]

  • Four Renewable Energy Trends to Follow in 2018
    on 27th December 2017 at 2:47 pm

    There are important trends to keep an eye on in 2018 where sustainable energy is concerned. Here are four trends to follow in the New Year. […]

  • Juliana v US: For Children of All Ages — Part One
    on 22nd December 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Through the magic of YouTube TV, I was able to sit in on the oral arguments in the latest episode of Juliana v. United States. The lawsuit is being brought by 21 plaintiffs ranging in age from 10 to 21. It accuses the federal government of causing them harm by failing to protect them adequately from the effects of global warming. Plaintiffs are asking the court to order the federal government to do something to redress the problem, e.g., regulating carbon emissions from power plants and fossil fuel extraction on federal lands. […]

  • Workshops Aim to Train Architects, Engineers on Solar Basics
    on 21st December 2017 at 4:30 pm

    While training opportunities abound for installers, a series of workshops in three southern U.S. cities aims to bring architects and other design professionals up to speed on solar. […]

  • South Australian Government to Be Powered by Solar, Wind
    on 21st December 2017 at 3:09 pm

    New electricity retailer SIMEC ZEN Energy has won the contract to supply the South Australian Government until at least 2020. Under the contract, SIMEC ZEN Energy will supply more than 80 percent of the government’s electricity needs in 2018. This will escalate to 100 percent in 2019 when it will be backed by local renewable energy projects. […]

  • Bids Are in for Massachusetts Offshore Wind Procurement; Storage Included
    on 20th December 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Offshore wind power proposals were due today in response to a request for proposals (RFP) by three utilities in Massachusetts. Companies submitting their bids presented options that could help give their projects a boost in the selection process, including scalable transmission and energy storage project components. […]

  • Global Wind Energy Insight: Work Harder, Be Smarter in 2018
    on 20th December 2017 at 6:01 pm

    2017 has been yet another tumultuous year. Cratering prices for wind and solar. The South African stand-off at the OK corral continues. The Indian market drops through the floor as procurement schemes change. On the bright side, wind and solar are hailed by all and sundry as the inevitable technology leaders going forward. And back in Washington […]

  • Inside Renewable Energy — The Washington DC Outlook on Renewables in 2018
    on 19th December 2017 at 9:22 pm

    In this episode, Joel Stronberg of the JBS Group discusses the top three big events that happened in Washington D.C. that affected the renewables industry in 2017, plus what critical issues we should be watching in 2018 and the actions industry members can take next year to stay informed and involved in the evolution of renewables in the U.S. […]

  • 3 Things Companies Can Do in 2018 to Push Global Climate Action
    on 19th December 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Companies stepped up on climate change in 2017. In 2018, they need to bring countries with them. It is fantastic that there are now more than 300 companies committed to set science-based targets to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.&nbs […]

  • Tax Equity Market in Potential Peril from Final Tax Reform Bill
    on 18th December 2017 at 8:25 pm

    As lawmakers prepare to vote on the final version of the much-anticipated U.S. tax reform bill that was released last week, the renewable energy industry is counting its wins, while wondering what the long-term effect of the bill on the industry will be. […]

  • Wind in Europe — How Does It Blow?
    on 18th December 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Europe maintains a healthy market but is looking forward to fresh energy and climate ambitions to add certainty over what the post-2020 landscape will mean for new wind power. […]

  • Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Power Possible in Dutch Auction
    on 15th December 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Subsidy-free renewables could appear in a second country after an auction this week in the Netherlands, which is seeking about $2.7 billion to develop a giant offshore wind farm. […]

  • Can Puerto Rico Really Depend on Microgrids and Renewables for Power?
    on 15th December 2017 at 3:49 pm

    As Puerto Rico sets out to rebuild its electric system knocked out by Hurricane Maria in September, can it become a model for renewable energy? Scores of government agencies, think tanks and energy experts are mulling that question, as much of the U.S. Caribbean territory still lacks electricity. […]

  • Brazil to Dominate Latin America’s Wind Power Market in 2018
    on 15th December 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Latin American wind has grown swiftly in recent years to almost 20 GW by August 2017, with 80 percent of installed capacity in Brazil and Mexico. […]

  • A Revealing Look at Wind's Big Markets and Emerging Challenges
    on 14th December 2017 at 4:25 pm

    On the global stage, China is the leading market for wind energy. With wind capacity of 168.7 GW at the end of 2016, it held a market share in new deployments of over 42 percent. China’s commitment to renewables, with a focus on wind, doesn’t show signs of ebbing: aiming for 20 percent of its energy needs to be met with clean energy by 2030 and pledging to invest US$367 billion in renewables by 2020, MAKE Consulting predicts China averaging over 25 GW of new wind capacity annually for the next decade. […]

  • World Bank Puts Fossil Fuels On Notice
    on 13th December 2017 at 7:18 pm

    The World Bank Group (WBG) yesterday during the One Planet Summit in Paris said that, as of 2019, it will no longer finance exploration for and production of oil and gas. […]

  • Brazil's Largest Wind Company Has Big Plans to Dominate Solar
    on 13th December 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Brazil’s biggest wind company has set its sights on dominating the country’s nascent solar market. CPFL Energias Renovaveis SA has 1 MW of solar power in operation now, a pilot project in Sao Paulo State, but has plans to build another 450 MW.&nbs […]

  • DOE Announces New R&D Effort for Offshore Wind
    on 13th December 2017 at 4:54 pm

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry on Dec. 12 announced a significant new DOE commitment to advance offshore wind energy. […]

  • California Storage Providers Help Balance Renewables on Japan's Grid
    on 13th December 2017 at 6:33 am

    Two California energy storage providers say they are deploying networks of systems in Japan to help the country use more renewable energy. Stem Inc., a California firm that provides energy storage solutions, said it’s deploying a network of systems with Mitsui & Co. Ltd., marking its first foray into Asian markets.&nbs […]

  • Multi-Billion Dollar Plan to Re-Power Puerto Rico Includes DERs, Renewables
    on 12th December 2017 at 7:18 pm

    If Hurricane Sandy, during which millions of New Yorkers lost power and damage to the electric grid was substantial, was the spark that ignited New York’s “Reforming the Energy Vision, aka REV” then perhaps Hurricane Maria will be the spark that ignites a new energy vision for Puerto Rico. […]

  • CHP No Longer Perceived Negatively by Utilities
    on 11th December 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Attitudes to combined heat and power technology have transformed, according to speakers at the world’s largest electric power conference. […]

  • The View from Washington On Energy Regulations
    on 11th December 2017 at 5:39 pm

    And interview with Emily Fisher, Vice President, Law, and Corporate Secretary at Edison Electric Institute about the view from Washington following a Thursday, December 7 Plenary discussion at POWER-GEN International. Fisher describes the two different avenues that President Trump is pursuing regarding regulations and the energy industry. &nbs […]

  • 3@3 on Solar PV: POWER-GEN, Energy Imbalance Market, Solar Trade Case
    on 11th December 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Today's topics include highlights from POWER-GEN, the largest show for the power generation industry, the energy imbalance market, Azeb Asnake, the solar trade case and more. &nbs […]

  • GE's 12,000 Job Cuts Highlight Uneasy Shift to Renewable Energy
    on 11th December 2017 at 4:39 pm

    After spending years building up its gas-power business, General Electric Co. is trying to figure out how to keep pace in a world that’s no longer all that interested in fossil fuels. &nbs […]

  • Trump Will Have to Wait Another Month for a Plan to Rescue Coal
    on 11th December 2017 at 4:22 pm

    The Trump administration, which was looking to have a plan in place this week to bail out America’s coal country, will instead have to wait until the new year. Kevin McIntyre, sworn in Thursday as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, asked for a 30-day extension to act on a sweeping proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants. Perry, who had called on the commission to come up with a plan by Dec. 11, granted the delay late Friday, saying he “respects the reasons” but “looked forward to swift action.&rdquo […]

  • Are Utilities Getting Greener? Merger Proceedings Would Indicate Yes
    on 8th December 2017 at 5:15 pm

    There has been a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the utility sector over the past several years. These transactions generally require public service commissions (PSC) approval in the states in which one or both of the parties have operations, and the PSCs are typically charged with approving only transactions that are in the public interest.&nbs […]

  • Letter from the Editor: Why the Energy Imbalance Market is a Billion Dollar Opportunity
    on 8th December 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Electric grids are mighty complicated. Of course, if you’re in the industry, you don’t need me to tell you that. When we created these huge networks of wires to pass electricity from generator to user, we simultaneously needed to track where the energy originated and where it went so we could figure out how to pay people for the energy they provided. […]

  • How Vibration Monitoring Can Eliminate Downtime in Wind Farm O&M
    on 8th December 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Wind turbine operators are under tremendous pressure to minimize maintenance costs and maximize turbine availability in order to protect profits. A vibration monitoring strategy can help engineers can establish a robust preventative maintenance regime and boost reliability.&nbs […]

  • How Drones Will Transform Wind Turbine Inspections
    on 7th December 2017 at 10:18 pm

    The services that drone companies can provide to wind farm owners/operators will lead to faster, cheaper and more efficient operations and maintenance solutions, which will completely transform the O&M business. […]

  • POWER-GEN 2017 Keynote – Convergence and Collaboration
    on 7th December 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Though the power industry continues to endure rapid change in technology, demand and regulation, the five keynote speakers at POWER-GEN International 2017 focused on making the most of a changing market through convergence and collaboration. […]

  • Variety of Opportunities for Next-Gen Energy Workforce Focus of Women in Power Luncheon
    on 7th December 2017 at 8:56 pm

    About 50 people gathered on Dec. 5 at the Women in Power luncheon during POWER-GEN International in Las Vegas to hear the Woman of the Year and other finalists discuss their roles in affecting change in the energy industry, and the variety of opportunities in energy for the next generation of leaders. […]

  • Corporates #RocktheGrid by Driving Up Renewable Energy Demand
    on 6th December 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Speakers in a session on utility-scale renewable power during POWERGEN 2017 presented evidence that corporate buyers are driving an unprecedented demand for renewable energy today and will continue to do so into the future. In #RocktheGrid - New Market Demand for Renewables, Lily Donge of the Rocky Mountain Institute and head of the Business Renewables Center (BRC), an organization that helps corporations understand how to buy renewable energy, said that this year 16 corporations have signed deals to purchase renewable energy and of those 16, 13 are new, indicating the growing interest.&nbs […]

  • What Is the Best Way to Empower a Cleaner Grid?
    on 5th December 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Energy market participants in some regions of the world are facing the challenge of renewables integration head-on, creating a slow, but steady, campaign to redesign their markets and form more regionalized power grids. Europe has a goal of breaking down the regional barriers that keep energy from moving freely around its power grid. And there are few better examples of energy market regionalization than the work of stakeholders on the U.S. West Coast, and in the Pacific North- and Southwest. […]

  • Azeb Asnake Is the 2017 POWER-GEN Woman of the Year
    on 5th December 2017 at 7:30 pm

    In recognition of her great work advancing power generation in Ethiopia, on Tuesday, December 5 at POWER-GEN International, Azeb Asnake, CEO of Ethiopia Electric Power, was named the 2017 Power Generation Woman of the Year.&nbs […]

  • China Resources Power and SCE Snag Project of the Year Wins at POWER-GEN International
    on 5th December 2017 at 5:00 pm

    On Tuesday, December 5th during the keynote session of POWER-GEN International, Renewable Energy World and Power Engineering magazine named the energy storage and renewable energy projects of the year as well as an overall project of the year for 2017. In the energy storage category, Southern California Edison’s Hybrid EGT project pulled out a win over Imperial Irrigation District’s Battery Storage Project and Gensa Energy’s Columbia Microgrid. &nbs […]

  • Offshore Wind Farm Cape Wind Officially Comes to an End
    on 5th December 2017 at 12:50 am

    Cape Wind, the offshore wind project off the coast of Massachusetts that drew the ire of the Kennedy and Koch families, is officially dead. Energy Management Inc. has ceased efforts to build what was once expected to become the first offshore wind farm in the U.S., according to an emailed statement from Chief Executive Officer Jim Gordon. […]

  • How the Digital Grid Is Powering the Renewable Energy Era
    on 4th December 2017 at 10:52 pm

    To serve twenty-first century needs, legacy grids need the ability to accommodate new demands such as intermittent generation sources and increasingly ubiquitous distributed energy resources (DERs) located throughout the transmission network. […]

  • Demand Response for Renewables Integration: Making a Smart Grid for Tomorrow
    on 4th December 2017 at 8:06 pm

    In September 2017, Arizona Public Service proposed a new product, reverse demand response (DR), that aims to balance system load with excess renewable generation. This is the latest example of using DR for renewables integration (DRRI). […]

  • Clean Energy Leaders Fear Brutal Impact on Renewable Growth As US Tax Reform Takes Shape
    on 3rd December 2017 at 7:37 pm

    In the early morning hours of Dec 2, lawmakers in the U.S. Senate passed their version of a tax reform bill. Unlike the version of the bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate bill makes no changes to the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and the Production Tax Credit (PTC), on which wind and solar energy developers rely to help finance projects. However, the bill makes changes to the way corporations can use tax equity, in a provision called BEAT (base erosion and anti-abuse tax), which stakeholders fear will result in a significant loss of tax equity finance available on the market.&nbs […]

  • Funding Boosts Australian Renewable Energy Storage Projects
    on 1st December 2017 at 7:32 pm

    A system to capture biogas from a wastewater treatment plant, store it as thermal energy and sell it to the electricity grid is among the next wave of projects to receive money from the South Australian Government’s Renewable Technology Fund. […]

  • Despite Some Major Bumps, Bonn Climate Summit Got the Job Done
    on 30th November 2017 at 8:11 pm

    By the time the last gavel came down early in the morning of November 18, international climate negotiators in Bonn paved the way to the next climate summit in Katowice, Poland in 2018. There, the rules underpinning the Paris Agreement will be finalized and countries can signal their commitments to enhance national climate plans by 2020. […]

  • EU Sets New Binding Renewables Target of 35 Percent by 2030
    on 29th November 2017 at 9:30 pm

    On Tuesday, Industry and Energy Committee MEPs agreed that by 2030, a minimum of 35 percent of all energy consumed in the EU would need to come from renewable, cleaner sources. For the transport sector, at least 12 percent of the energy consumed in each member state would have to be produced from renewables, such as the sun or wind. […]

  • Battery Storage to Help Offshore Wind Farms Maximize Revenue
    on 28th November 2017 at 9:46 pm

    In November, Statoil announced that it had fully commissioned Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm. The company said that it planned to add battery storage to the project in the coming year. Today, Younicos announced that it will be working with Statoil on the 1-MW/1.3-MWh battery that will be connected to the wind farm. According to Younicos, the purpose of the project is to “teach” the battery when to hold back and store electricity, and when send power to the grid, thus increasing value of the power. &nbs […]

  • Deepwater Wind Pledges $1 Million to Offshore Wind Research
    on 28th November 2017 at 7:22 pm

    In a move that would help offshore wind farms and fishing industries coexist in the U.S., Deepwater Wind recently pledged $1 million in research funding for the University of Massachusetts. […]

  • Giant Battery Set for Testing in the Australian Outback
    on 27th November 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Billionaire Elon Musk’s giant battery being built in the Australian outback will be energized in coming days and begin testing, indicating Tesla Inc. is on track to meet a 100-day self-imposed deadline to install the system. […]

  • The Big Embrace: Electric Utilities Accept Wind and Solar as Reliable Sources, Plan for the Long Haul
    on 20th November 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Despite the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that the Clean Power Plan is being repealed, the attractive cost of renewables and improvements in battery storage technology mean that wind- and solar-generated power are here to stay. […]

  • Proposed Tax Reform Bill Has ‘Disastrous Implications’ for Renewable Energy
    on 20th November 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Last week, both houses of the U.S. congress passed versions of a tax reform bill. As readers might recall, tax reform was one of the platforms on which Trump ran for president and getting a major tax reform bill passed would be a big win for him. Each version of the bill has implications for the renewable energy industry but the wind industry is particularly worried about the House bill. […]

  • DERs and Grid Optimization — The Next Phase of the Grid Modernization Journey
    on 17th November 2017 at 4:44 pm

    The call for grid modernization is occurring across the world and utilities are positioned at the forefront of this industry transformation. While some states and countries are moving at a more rapid pace than others, grid modernization is a necessary outcome for utilities to ensure long-term sustainability. […]

  • Orsted Green Bond Bets on the Future of the Planet
    on 16th November 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Orsted A/S, the Danish company built on oil and gas extraction, will issue its first green bonds as it moves toward completing a transition to renewable energy. […]

  • New North Sea Wind Atlas to Inform Future Offshore Developments
    on 15th November 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Wind farm operators in the North Sea will have a new atlas for wind resources in the region to help them identify how much power they can generate and how robust turbines should be. […]

  • Wind Energy Feels the Force of World Markets
    on 15th November 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Vestas Wind Systems A/S lost about a fifth of its stock market value after the Danish company said it was squeezing less profit out of sales of equipment and services compared with a year ago because of increased competition. Before last week’s plunge, the shares had risen 15 percent this year. &nbs […]

  • Enel to Bid in Mexico Power Auction After Raising $1.35 Billion
    on 14th November 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Enel Green Power SpA, the renewable-energy unit of Europe’s largest utility, plans to bid in Mexico’s power auction this month after raising $1.35 billion with a deal to sell stakes in eight wind and solar projects in the country in October. […]

  • Clean Energy Is Overtaking Coal in This Competitive Electricity Market
    on 14th November 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Look around the U.S. and you’ll find plenty of examples of smart policy that is driving the adoption of cleaner, more efficient energy resources. In particular, California, New York, and Illinois are all leveraging policy to reduce carbon pollution and transition to a 21st century electric grid. […]

  • California's Plans for Offshore Wind Run into Navy Opposition
    on 10th November 2017 at 4:05 pm

    As California pushes forward in its transition to clean energy, the state faces hard choices in its most futuristic initiative yet: offshore wind power. State and federal officials are engaged in an intensive planning process for the first auction of zones for development of giant wind farms in the Pacific. […]

  • Modernization Efforts Are Poised to Dramatically Reconfigure the Electric Grid
    on 9th November 2017 at 2:11 pm

    It’s been nearly two years since the release of the GridWise Alliance’s last Grid Modernization Index (GMI-3). The results of the just-released GMI-4, GridWise’s latest tracking of grid modernization efforts across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, demonstrates increased participation in and acceleration of grid modernization efforts across the nation – as clean energy, distributed resources, smart meters, and other technology adoption expands. […]

  • New Democratic Governor in New Jersey Could Ignite State’s Offshore Wind Sector
    on 8th November 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Control of the governor’s seat in New Jersey is moving to a Democrat — a shift that could be a big win for wind power in the state’s waters. […]

  • 'Wind Champion' Congressman Arrington Will Defend Wind on Capitol Hill
    on 8th November 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Congressman Jodey Arrington, a republican member of congress from Texas, recently received the American Wind Energy Association’s “U.S. Wind Champion Award” at Southern Power’s Bethel Wind Farm. AWEA hasn’t given out the award in more than five years.&nbs […]

  • 4 Job Sectors You Need to Watch in US Offshore Wind
    on 6th November 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Which job sectors have the highest potential for growth under the foreseeable development path for offshore wind projects on the U.S. East Coast? A new report has the answers. […]

  • Unparalleled Leadership: The 2017 Power-Gen Woman of the Year Finalists
    on 3rd November 2017 at 2:01 pm

    In early 2013, a group of industry women, dubbed the Women in Power committee, assembled in Orlando, Fla., to figure out how to honor women who have dedicated their careers to the power industry. The industry is dominated with men making up more than 75 percent of the workforce, according to estimates. […]

  • South Australia Eyes Big Wave of New Solar, Storage
    on 2nd November 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Meeting in the state capital of Adelaide yesterday, the Board of ZEN Energy approved a strategic plan to establish 1 GW of additional dispatchable renewable generation assets. The assets will support long-term electricity supply contracts with South Australia’s large industrial users to provide access to lower cost, reliable and low emission energy. […]

  • 4 Signs to Watch at COP23
    on 1st November 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Two years after the world joined together to forge the Paris Agreement on climate change, representatives from around the globe will convene in Bonn, Germany, on Nov. 6 for the next round of United Nations talks. The summit marks a critical stepping stone for global climate action. […]

  • Listen Up: Designing a Reliable Electric Grid
    on 1st November 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Over the past few months we’ve experienced a solar eclipse, several devastating hurricanes, another under-construction nuclear plant shutdown, and a backwards-looking Department of Energy Grid Reliability study. &nbs […]

  • US-Denmark Cooperation on Offshore Wind a Positive Sign from Trump Administration
    on 31st October 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Despite a huge potential, only a vanishingly small part of the United States power supply comes from offshore wind. A new collaboration, which the Minister of energy, supply and climate Lars Chr. Lilleholt has agreed with US Interior Minister Ryan Zinke, might help change. […]

  • This New Edge Device Will Transform Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring
    on 31st October 2017 at 12:21 pm

    One of the leaders in vibration monitoring technologies is working to bring the integration benefits of OSIsoft’s PI System to wind turbine condition monitoring—a process that traditionally requires a separate architecture to handle the high bandwidth coming from vibration sensors. […]

  • China Makes a Big Bet on Offshore Wind
    on 27th October 2017 at 1:59 pm

    In China, the year witnessed newly added wind power capacity of about 23 GW, decreasing 24 percent from a year earlier, according to data released by the Chinese Wind Energy Association. The country’s total installed wind power capacity reached 169 GW.&nbs […]

  • New York Takes the Spotlight for US Offshore Wind at AWEA Offshore WindPower 2017
    on 25th October 2017 at 7:20 pm

    On Tuesday October 24 at AWEA’s Offshore Wind Conference, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul highlighted three reasons that she believes New York will become the global hub for offshore wind and Statoil announced that it has named its project Empire Wind. […]

  • Largest US Grid Operator Opposes Perry’s Plan to Save Coal
    on 25th October 2017 at 2:03 pm

    The biggest U.S. grid operator is asking regulators to reject Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to prop up ailing coal and nuclear plants. "I don’t know how this proposal could be implemented without a detrimental impact on the market," Andrew Ott, who heads up PJM Interconnection LLC, told reporters by phone Monday.&nbs […]

  • MHI Vestas Selects US Facility to Test 9.5-MW Offshore Wind Turbine Nacelle
    on 24th October 2017 at 5:45 pm

    On Tuesday October 24, 2017 at the AWEA Offshore Wind Conference, wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas announced that it is making a $35 million investment with Clemson University to test its newest 9.5-MW gearbox at Clemson’s facility in Charleston, SC. The investment comes with a five-year contract and is an important first step for the manufacturer as it eyes the U.S. market. […]

  • Virginia Seeks First Wind Farm in Region With Slowest Breezes
    on 24th October 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Anchored by General Electric Co.’s turbine factory in Pensacola, Florida, the southeast is home to more than 100 manufacturing sites supplying the U.S. wind industry. […]

  • Ørsted Makes Headway on New Jersey Offshore Wind Farm
    on 24th October 2017 at 1:25 pm

    19 October 2017 - Aqualis Offshore, a sister company to Offshore Wind Consultants Limited (OWC), has been awarded a contract by Ørsted (Formerly DONG Energy) to provide geotechnical site investigation supervision services at their Ocean Wind offshore wind farm. […]

  • The Flawed Analysis Behind the Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
    on 23rd October 2017 at 7:21 pm

    The Trump Administration’s proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP) is based on flawed analysis that understates its benefits. This action is part of this administration’s unfortunate pattern of dismantling sensible policies and rejecting the underlying science of climate change. Repealing the CPP would remove another federal protection meant to help Americans avoid damages from a changing climate. […]

  • Everything You Need to Know about Wind Turbine Technicians
    on 23rd October 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Want to hover hundreds of feet in the air on an average work day? Then being a wind technician may be just for you. It’s the fastest growing occupation of the decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and employment numbers are expected to more than double over the next 10 years. […]

  • FERC Commissioner Gives Perspective on the Energy Markets in Light of NOPR
    on 23rd October 2017 at 4:19 pm

    On Friday at the Pierce Atwood Energy Infrastructure Symposium, keynote speaker and FERC commissioner Cheryl LaFleur offered insight into how she would be considering the recently proposed rulemaking (NOPR) that the secretary of Energy issued last month. […]

  • Meet the SEA-3250-LT: Innovation in Offshore Wind Installations
    on 20th October 2017 at 6:36 pm

    GustoMSC is targeting the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind energy market with an innovative jack-up design that it claims will help to reduce risk and increase efficiency when installing units offshore: the SEA-3250-LT installation jack-up. […]

  • Enel to Seek More Deals in Energy Storage Business, CEO Says
    on 20th October 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Enel SpA is seeking acquisitions in the energy storage business, as developments in battery technology are set to play a key role for the wider adoption of renewable sources. […]

  • Solar Wants to Help Fix a Power-Grid Problem It Helped Create
    on 20th October 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Big solar farms helped create a power-grid predicament in California. And now they’re offering to help solve it. Solar panels have proliferated in the Golden State, flooding the grid with power supplies in the middle of the day when the sun’s out — and then quickly vanishing after sunset.&nbs […]

  • Delaware Researchers Discover How to Cut Offshore Wind Construction Costs by $1.6B
    on 20th October 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Working closely with industry partners, University of Delaware researchers have developed a new method for constructing offshore wind farms and proven that it is cheaper, faster and could make possible offshore wind deployment at a scale and pace able to keep up with the region’s scheduled retirements of nuclear and coal-fired power plants. The researchers calculated that their innovative process will cost up to $1.6 billion less per project than conventional approaches and take half the construction time. […]

  • Tesla and Vestas Partner in $160 Million Australian Project
    on 19th October 2017 at 1:07 pm

    A novel $160 million renewable energy project combining wind, solar and storage technologies reached financial close. […]

  • UK Will Be Vulnerable Outside of the EU's Energy Market
    on 19th October 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Britain’s divorce from the EU is less than 18 months away yet the arguments become more fractious and uncertainties over trading relationships seem no nearer to resolution. Among the big unknowns is what fate lies in store for the UK’s energy market and its relationship with Europe. […]

  • UK's First Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Up and Running
    on 18th October 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Today the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opened Hywind Scotland, which the company is touting as the first floating wind farm in the world. The long awaited Statoil Hywind floating offshore wind farm is a 30-MW project located at Bucham Deep, which is 25 km from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. The project is operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar and uses Siemens 6-MW turbines. Through this pilot project Statoil hopes to drop the cost of offshore wind energy to a range of €40-60 €/MWh by 2030.  &nbs […]

  • Nigeria Asks World Bank, IMF to Scale up Renewable Energy
    on 18th October 2017 at 11:16 am

    Nigeria has asked the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to scale up the provision of and access to renewable energy in order to deliver development results and meet global climate goals. Nigeria's position on renewable energy and regional integration was presented by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. […]

  • Three Technology Trends and Their Effects on Data and Software
    on 17th October 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Companies using OSIsoft’s PI system gathered this week in London at the OSIsoft EMEA Users Conference to talk about the realities of what Martin Otterson calls the velocity, variety and volume of data in the modern business world. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Solar’s Remarkable Survival in the Most Extreme Weather
    on 12th October 2017 at 9:00 pm

    As the Atlantic continues to churn out some of the deadliest storms on record, the repercussions continue to rock the South and southeastern U.S. Whether it is the physical impact of the recent storms on solar projects or the economic impact throughout energy markets, how do these events affect the solar industry, and to what extent? […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • Secretary of Energy Moves to Save Coal: The Art of the Squeal
    on 5th October 2017 at 4:04 pm

    A collective sigh of relief could be heard over Capital City in late August, after the U.S. Department of Energy released its much anticipated and even more dreaded study on the reliability and resilience of the U.S. electric grid. The report was ordered by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in April and took just five months to complete. […]

  • 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. […]

  • Saudi Arabia Gets Cheapest Bids for Solar Power in Auction
    on 3rd October 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Saudi Arabia received offers to supply solar electricity for the cheapest prices ever recorded, marking the start of a $50 billion program to diversify the oil producer’s domestic energy supplies away from fossil fuels. […]

  • 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. […]

  • Blockchain Token to Share Renewable Energy Unveiled
    on 27th September 2017 at 3:36 pm

    A new blockchain-based energy-sharing token has been launched in The Netherlands. Named the ‘Jouliette’, the new token aims to empower individuals and communities to easily manage and share locally produced renewable energy. […]

  • 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 […]

  • This Pathway is the Best Opportunity for Corporate Utility-scale Solar PV Procurement
    on 26th September 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Corporate procurement of utility-scale solar PV is on the rise, but there’s opportunity for corporations to leverage recent market developments and deploy even more. […]

  • Lack of IRS Solar Tax Credit Guidance Clouds New Projects
    on 25th September 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Solar energy developers hoping to break ground on large-scale projects want the IRS to define new-construction requirements for a renewable energy tax incentive. […]

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