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Trina Solar Sees Shipments Rising Despite Slowdown in China

Trina Solar Ltd., the world’s biggest solar manufacturer, reported a sharp increase in first-quarter profit and said it expects shipments to increase in 2016 even as demand in China slows in the second half. Net income almost doubled to $26.6 … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Job Growth Unique in Global Energy Sector

Job growth in renewable energies is bucking the trends across the global energy sector, Adnan Amin, director-general for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), said on May 25. According to a new report released by IRENA — Renewable Energy and … Continue reading

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Renewable Resources Set New Records in US Electricity Generation in 1Q16

Defying all projections, wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources set a series of records for domestic electrical generation during the first quarter of 2016. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest, just-released “Electric Power Monthly” report (with data … Continue reading

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Teachable Moments in Next-generation Electricity

Seldom in industrial evolution do momentous changes occur rapidly, especially in industries like electricity that have been stable for decades. In electricity, we are at the brink of just such an inflection point. For students of industrial mutation, this is … Continue reading

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Solar Project Gives Ray of Hope to Struggling Australian Grape Growers

A solar power project in Australia’s largest grape growing region is giving struggling vignerons a sunny alternative. An electrical services company in South Australia’s Riverland is looking to build dozens of community-owned solar farms and sell the energy on Australia’s … Continue reading

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China Expected to Outperform Germany in Solar PV Capacity

China is expected to add new solar PV installation capacity of more than 19 GW this year, bringing the total PV installation capacity to above 60 GW, outperforming Germany to become the world’s largest country in terms of the aggregate … Continue reading

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AGL Eyes Energy Storage for Australian Homes to Tap Solar Surge

AGL Energy Ltd. plans to announce a program within a few months to roll out about 1,000 energy storage systems for Australian homes with rooftop solar panels amid forecasts that falling prices will stimulate demand. While demand for battery technology in … Continue reading

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Minimizing Worker Safety Risks in the Wind Energy Industry

Like all energy sectors, the wind energy industry is one filled with risks. From testing and production of wind turbine components through to transport, installation and lifetime servicing of turbines, occupational safety and health (OSH) risks abound at every step … Continue reading

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Senator Landrieu Suggests More ‘Common Sense’ Approach Be Applied to Offshore Oil, Gas and Wind Regulations

A key theme that emerged during the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2016 tradeshow was how people, companies and products are transitioning from the oil and gas industry into the wind industry. No doubt the downturn in oil prices … Continue reading

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Duke Signs Biogas Supply Deal for Two North Carolina Power Plants

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) announced May 24 that it has finalized a second deal in 2016 to buy captured methane gas derived from swine waste, with this planned project to be located at farms in Kenansville, N.C. The project will use … Continue reading

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