Daily Archives: May 31, 2019

New Mexico utility releases request for renewables

By Michelle Froese Click here for the full details of the renewable electric resources RFP. The Notice of Intent to Bid is mandatory for proposals to be accepted and is due by June 28, 2019. El Paso Electric (EPE) released its 2019 Request for Proposal (2019 RFP) for Renewable Energy for New Mexico. Through the…

New Equalizer flange tools offer easier wind-turbine tower assembly

By Michelle Froese Enerpac announces the Equalizer portfolio of tools for easier wind-turbine flange assembly and maintenance. The Equalizer tools provide a safe, cost-effective, and simple solution for flange alignment, flange spreading and flange pulling applications. Compared with traditional, manual approaches, Enerpac says the Equalizer tools offer a much safer quicker and effective means of…

Mexican tariffs add new hurdle for solar manufacturers

By Kelsey Misbrener Additional reporting by Kelly Pickerel The Trump administration announced on May 30 that it would impose a 5% tariff on all goods imported from Mexico starting on June 10, 2019, to force the country to take action on what it calls the “illegal migration crisis.” “If the illegal migration crisis is alleviated…

Is China Ready for Subsidy-Free Renewables?

By [email protected] Subsidies play a key role in renewables project development in China, and for years have placed a major financial burden on the Renewable Energy Development Fund managed by China’s central government. By the end of 2018, the fund had already accumulated a deficit of over RMB 100 billion ($14.5 billion). China wants to…

Space has potential – we need to look up | Letters

By Letters Terraforming holds the key to colonising Mars, writes Jan Miller. And we already have a sizeable nuclear fusion reactor, writes David E HankeI don’t agree with Philip Ball’s thesis (Life on Mars? Sorry, Brian Cox, that’s still a fantasy, 27 May) – ever since I studied planetary geology in the 1970s I have…

How to effectively address the competition in solar sales

By Sara Carbone These days the American solar industry is highly competitive. Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables points to “intense competition” as one cause of rising customer acquisition costs since installers “spend more money to win a bid.” Addressing the competition is a necessary part of most solar sales conversations. However, talking about the sales…

British Columbia bans most gasoline and diesel cars after 2040

British Columbia has followed through on a plan to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars starting in 2040. On Wednesday, the province passed the Zero Emissions Vehicles Act, which requires that all cars sold in the province by 2040 be “zero emissions vehicles.” That includes electric cars, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles—so many.Brought…

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