Daily Archives: November 1, 2016

Wind power poised to provide boost to western Canadian economies

By Michelle Froese Canada’s wind energy sector is ready to invest in projects worth billions of dollars in Alberta and Saskatchewan as governments in both provinces implement policies to significantly increase the amount of emissions-free electricity on their power grids, industry leaders agreed at the kick-off of the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) 32nd Annual…

Quebec wind businesses develop export market

By Michelle Froese While some participating businesses already export their wind-related services outside Quebec, others are seeking to open up new markets. In collaboration with the Wind Energy Cluster, the TechnoCentre éolien (TCE) is accompanying a delegation of 10 Quebec-based companies as part of a trade mission that will take place in Calgary this week…

20GW by 2025: Behind Taiwan’s big solar numbers

Nuclear reactors approaching end-of-life, a sound PV manufacturing industry and a robust legal system all make a strong case for solar PV to muscle into Taiwan’s energy mix. Last year, a new government set a target of 20GW solar by 2025, but the industry must deal with scarce land availability and the threat of typhoons….

Toyota Shows The New Prius Can Handle Like a Sports Car

By Jason Siu The Toyota Prius is probably one of the last vehicles you think of when it comes to performance. Teaming up with builder Gordon Ting of Beyond Marketing, Toyota has introduced the Prius G at the 2016 SEMA Show, inspired by the Japanese Prius GT300 race car. But this project wasn’t just about…

Wind no longer a political issue in Canada: CanWEA

By Karl-Erik Stromsta in Calgary Wind energy is swiftly becoming a nonpolitical issue in Canada, with even the country’s oil-producing western provinces now embracing wind farms, says Robert Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: www.rechargenews.com

Tesla Issues A Strategic Rationale Memo About SolarCity

By SolarWakeup As a follow up to the powerpoint outlining the benefits of a joint Tesla and SolarCity, the company releases the following report. tesla_and_solarcity The post Tesla Issues A Strategic Rationale Memo About SolarCity appeared first on SolarWakeup.com. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: SolarWakeup.com

Etrion completes 24.7MW solar park in Japan

Etrion Corporation announced Tuesday that it has completed the 24.7 MW Shizukuishi solar power plant — located in the Iwate Prefecture of northern Japan. Etrion’s partner and EPC contractor, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (HHT), delivered the project both on time and on budget. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: PV-Tech

First Solar signs off on 40MW PPA with MCE

First Solar announced Tuesday that it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MCE for electricity produced from 40MW of First Solar’s Little Bear PV project in Fresno County, California. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: PV-Tech

3M Personal Safety Division launches ‘Safety Now & Next’

By Michelle Froese When it comes to worker health and safety, information is available but sometimes confusing and hard for people to apply to their own work environment. To help customers cut through the clutter, the 3M Personal Safety Division has launched Safety Now & Next, a new blog that can serve as a go-to…

2,191 Chevy Volt Sales in October

By Jeff Cobb Now one year since the second-generation Volt was launched, 2,191 sales were reported in October. Unlike September 2016, in which year-over-year sales were up a big 114 percent, October 2016’s sales are up a modest 7.7 percent compared to October 2015’s 2,035. Those 2015 sales mostly in California and states following its…

UK urged to seize huge offshore wind export potential

By Christopher Hopson in London The global offshore wind sector offers a massive economic and industrial export opportunity for UK companies which have so far won 115 contracts to provide services for 50 overseas wind farms, says trade body RenewableUK. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: www.rechargenews.com

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