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Funding Secured for Nine Waste-to-energy Plants in China

Dynagreen Environmental Protection Group will build nine new waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in China by 2018 with the support of new funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). ADB on Feb. 28 said that it signed agreements with 10 commercial banks … Continue reading

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Listen Up: Protecting Solar Consumers — Interview with Tom Kimbis from SEIA

The promise to homeowners is simple: install solar panels on your roof and save money on your electric bills. There are about 10,000 companies in the U.S that offer these solar installation services because they believe in both the economic … Continue reading

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Argentina Eyeing Lithium Superpower Status Amid Battery Boom

Image: The Salem Smart Power Center in Salem, Ore. Credit: Portland General Electric Argentina has some good news for Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc., and bad news for lithium producers elsewhere: the country may be about to flood the market with … Continue reading

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California Energy Commission Awards $2.7M to Berkeley Lab for Two Geothermal Projects

Image: The Geysers, the world’s largest geothermal field. Credit: Kurt Nihei | Berkeley Lab The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on March 1 said that its scientists have launched two California Energy Commission (CEC)-funded projects aimed at … Continue reading

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Fraunhofer Institute Completes Offshore Pumped Storage Concept Test

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology this week said it has completed a four-week test of its Stored Energy in the Sea (StEnSEA) concept. Fraunhofer said it recovered its three-meter diameter hollow sphere from the bottom … Continue reading

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KenGen Secures Generators for Olkaria V Geothermal Plant

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has secured two sets of 70-MW turbines and generators for the Olkaria V geothermal plant in Nakuru district in Kenya. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) will fulfill the turnkey order, along with Mitsubishi Corporation and … Continue reading

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Load and Location: DER and the Grid

Distributed energy resources (DER) are fast becoming cost competitive with traditionally generated electricity. According to Rocky Mountain Institute, grid-connected solar-plus-battery systems will reach economic parity with grid electricity within the next 10-15 years. Despite near-term technical and financial challenges, more … Continue reading

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SgurrEnergy Introduces UAVs to Suite of Renewable Energy Asset Inspection Services 

SgurrEnergy today said that it has introduced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its existing inspection service offering. The U.K.-based consultancy said that its UAVs are equipped with a variety of camera options to provide an accurate detailed assessment of an … Continue reading

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Standard Solar Acquired By Canada’s Gaz Metro; Now Seeking Projects to Finance

On Tuesday morning, Standard Solar announced that it is being acquired by Gaz Metro, a Canadian diversified energy company that also owns Green Mountain Power (GMP) – the distribution utility for the majority of Vermont. Together the companies will now … Continue reading

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Why Corporations are Buying into US Wind Power

Corporations are making major investments in wind power. In February, North Carolina commissioned its first commercial-scale wind farm. The Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East is made up of 104 wind turbines that can produce enough energy for 61,000 homes annually. The … Continue reading

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