Daily Archives: January 5, 2018

US Utility-Scale Solar, Wind Capacity Could Double by 2020

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. Read Full Article Here…

Nordex to install 191 MW of new wind capacity for developers in Spain

By Michelle Froese The Spanish wind farms ready for construction are each close to Nordex’s manufacturing facilities. The Nordex Group is benefiting from the renaissance of the Spanish wind-power market. Utility Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables (GNFR) ordered 58 AW132/3300 from Nordex this past December. The contract covers the installation of six wind farms, as well…

First Arkansas city commits to 100% clean, renewable energy

By Kathie Zipp The city of Fayetteville became the first municipality in Arkansas to commit to transition to 100% clean and renewable sources of energy. On Tuesday, the Fayetteville City Council voted to adopt the city’s Energy Action Plan, which includes a goal of powering all government operations with 100% clean energy by 2030 and…

Bankrupt Westinghouse Finds a Buyer

By [email protected] Brookfield Business Partners, part of Brookfield Asset Management, announced this week it would acquire the bankrupt Westinghouse Electric Company for $4.6 billion. The purchase comes just days after Brookfield Renewable Partners closed its deal to acquire SunEdison’s TerraForm Global Inc. for $750 million. Brookfield also agreed to a controlling stake in YieldCo TerraForm…

Planners support wind moratorium extension #MI

By National Wind Watch BAD AXE – As the Jan. 18 wind energy development moratorium expiration approaches, Huron County planners are working toward renewing the ban. The Huron County Planning Commission on Wednesday voted 7-2 to extend the moratorium for another year, but there are still steps in the process that have to be taken…

Navigant Research report finds machine learning has advantages over existing utility analytics techniques

By Paul Dvorak Falling costs, new technological advancements, and a fresh approach to analytics procurement make machine learning deployments easier than ever, report finds A recent new report from Navigant Research examines use cases for machine learning in the utility industry, detailing its advantages over other analytics techniques, and providing future requirements and recommendations. Machine…

This Is What Microgrids for Resilience in Emergencies Look Like

A new group of microgrids has been proposed to help support Connecticut’s critical facilities in the event of an emergency. The proposals are part of the latest round of applications that were due Jan. 1 for funding under the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) microgrid program. Read Full Article Here For more…

Will 2018 be another good year for U.S. offshore wind?

By Michelle Froese Editor’s note: This article comes from the Clean Energy Group, a nonprofit advocacy organization. It is authored by Project Director, Valerie Stori. Expect new developments in offshore wind for 2019 in the U.S. 2017 was a banner year for offshore wind in the U.S. Boosted by the start of commercial operations at…

Solar PV Efficiency Becomes The Focus To Fight Climate Change

By admin New Research Into Solar PV Efficiency Regardless of what you may be hearing to the contrary from people with hidden agenda’s, global warming is… The post Solar PV Efficiency Becomes The Focus To Fight Climate Change appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Thermal Magazine

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