Daily Archives: October 10, 2018

Anarchy! What big energy really thinks of consumer power

By Giles Parkinson Big energy professes to be focused on the consumer. But its eagerness to slow down the uptake of rooftop solar shows it still has only one thing on its mind: profits. The post Anarchy! What big energy really thinks of consumer power appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more…

Flow Power enters NSW market, with Sapphire wind farm PPA

By Sophie Vorrath Flow Power adds third wind project – in third state – to business retail energy portfolio, with contract with Sapphire wind farm in northern NSW. The post Flow Power enters NSW market, with Sapphire wind farm PPA appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

New wind farm developments bring jobs to Victoria

By Victoria State Government Two new wind farm developments supported by the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Renewable Energy Targets (VRET) reverse auction are delivering new industries and jobs for Geelong. The post New wind farm developments bring jobs to Victoria appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Graphene for vehicle parts

Graphene is a material used in coating, cell phones and even some sporting goods – and soon, will be used under the hood in Ford vehicles, a first in automotive. Ford, along with Eagle Industries and XG Sciences, has found a way to use a very small amount of graphene while achieving major property improvements…

Wind farm chief urges tighter rules #AUS

By National Wind Watch Noise monitoring of wind farms must be tightened to ensure they never exceed new guidelines set by the World Health Organisation, Australia’s wind farm commissioner has said. The WHO yesterday confirmed excessive wind turbine noise could be linked to health problems and for the first time included the renewable energy source…

Minister goes cool on energy inquiry #AUS

By National Wind Watch Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor has hosed down talk of an energy royal commission, saying the electricity sector is listening to consumer concerns and that he is optimistic about the future of power prices. At a conference in Sydney yesterday, Mr Taylor said electricity prices had been coming down and that…

California Utilities Ordered to Reopen Grid Maps

By [email protected] There’s an unfolding conflict between the state’s investor-owned utilities and distributed energy resources providers in California that highlights the complexities of sharing utility data with the broader world. Last month, we introduced our GTM Squared readers to the strange case of California’s disappearing Integrated Capacity Analysis (ICA) maps. In simple terms, the conflict…

Sharp’s 48MW PV project in Vietnam begins operation

A 48MW PV project in Vietnam, serving as a joint construction project between Sharp Energy Solutions Corporation, the Thanh Thanh Cong Group and the Gia Lai Electricity Joint Stock Company, began commercial operation in the final week of September. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: PV-Tech

Duke Energy Plans To Invest $500 Million In Energy Storage

By Frank Andorka By Frank Andorka, Senior Correspondent It may not seem like much. After all, it only works out to 37.5 MWh per year. But Duke Energy’s decision to invest $500 million for energy storage in conjunction with its solar portfolio in the Carolinas is still big, given the utility’s ongoing love/hate relationship with…

Company shares plans for nearby wind farm #NE

By National Wind Watch Officials from a company hoping to build around 50 wind turbines in the area held two public events this week to address concerns from area landowners. NextEra Energy Resources is planning to build the turbines in northern Gage and southern Lancaster counties. Known as the Blue Prairie Wind Project, the turbines…

Same rhetoric at latest public hearing on wind farms #IL

By National Wind Watch PAXTON – Three weeks after a heated public hearing held by the Ford County Planning Commission produced feedback from both sides of the wind-farm debate, the process repeated itself again last Wednesday night in a hearing held by the Ford County Zoning Board of Appeals. During last week’s public hearing at…

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