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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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Energy and Environmental Regulation in the Age of Trump: The Role of the States

Who’s Responsible? It’s hardly surprising that many eyes are turning toward state capitals as Plan B targets of opportunity for maintaining the momentum of clean energy technologies and continued safeguard of the environment in the U.S. Given the negativity surrounding … Continue reading

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Canadian Solar Raises $20M for Projects in Brazil

Canadian Solar Inc. today said that it raised US$20 million to support the development of eligible projects in Brazil, including the 191-MW Pirapora I project in the state of Minas Gerais. The unsecured funding comes from the China and Portuguese-speaking … Continue reading

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Saudi Aramco's Renewable Energy Push Seen Widening Appeal of IPO

Aramco is the world’s largest oil company, but when it sells shares next year, its foray into renewables is what may lure investors who would otherwise be forced to stay away. Saudi Arabian Oil Co., as it is formally called, … Continue reading

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Arizona Utility Files Rate Settlement Agreement with Solar Net Metering Compromise

Solar industry stakeholders in Arizona have reached an agreement with the state’s largest utility that improves on a decision made last year by state regulators that ended the existing net metering program for new solar owners. Arizona Public Service (APS) … Continue reading

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Success Story—Supercharging Concentrating Solar Power Plant Performance

Image: The SunShot loop is designed to demonstrate highly efficient turbine expander and recuperator performance for advanced supercritical carbon dioxide concentrating solar power cycles. Credit: Southwest Research Institute. Editor’s Note: The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot initiative is helping … Continue reading

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