Daily Archives: June 12, 2019

Bifacial Modules Win Reprieve From US Solar Tariffs

By [email protected] Bifacial modules will get a pass on the Trump administration’s solar import tariffs, giving a boost to a small but quickly growing solar technology as the U.S. market prepares for the federal Investment Tax Credit’s phase-down. Officials said in a filing that the U.S. Trade Representative will publish a Section 201 tariff exclusion…

Renewable Energy Vermont becomes first SEIA affiliate in New England

By Kelsey Misbrener SEIA announced that Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) is now an official affiliate. REV becomes the 15th SEIA state affiliate, and the first in New England, growing a network of organizations committed to building and advancing solar markets around the country. “We are thrilled to see this partnership come together and to expand…

Volkswagen invests €900 million in Northvolt

By Blagojce Krivevski Volkswagen AG is investing some €900 million in joint battery activities with Northvolt AB. Part of the sum is intended for a joint venture with the Swedish battery cell producer, a further share will go directly to Northvolt AB. In return, Volkswagen will acquire about 20 percent of the shares in Northvolt…

Citing wildlife impacts, North Dakota regulators deny siting permit for Burke County wind farm #ND

By National Wind Watch BISMARCK – In what one commissioner called a “historic” decision, North Dakota utility regulators denied a siting permit for a wind farm in the state’s northwest corner following opposition from state and federal wildlife agencies Wednesday, June 12. Public Service Commissioners unanimously rejected NextEra Energy’s application for siting permit, the first…

Viking outlines steps in wind farm construction #SCT

By National Wind Watch Only a handful of people were at Whiteness and Weisdale hall at a morning exhibition by Viking Energy where three large construction compounds that will shortly be going for planning permission were outlined. The largest of these, on the east side of the A970, near Sand Water, will cover an area…

Third wind farm hearing heard by county #KS

By National Wind Watch The Marion County Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals had its third meeting Monday to consider recommending a conditional use permit to Expedition Natural Renewal Solutions. The first two meetings on June 3-4 provided ENRS officials time to discuss the reasons why a CUP should be granted, and also to provide those…

Edgartown board hears Vineyard Wind cable pitch #MA

By National Wind Watch Vineyard Wind is seeking approval from the Edgartown conservation commission to run two export cables off the coast of Chappaquiddick as part of the wind farm it intends to build about 15 miles south of the Vineyard. The cables are meant to transfer electricity generated from 84 wind turbines to a…

Welcome to the ‘wild west’ of wind law #USA

By National Wind Watch Can a wind farm owner sue a neighbor for interfering with the breeze? That question is high on the radar of renewable energy law experts as government officials push for more offshore wind development and as analysts predict that solar, wind and other alternative domestic power sources could overtake coal. An…

Wind farm cable landing debated #NY

By National Wind Watch Residents of Wainscott and Sierra Club activists were the most vocal of attendees at public hearings June 11 on the cable connection for the South Fork Wind Farm, a 15-turbine project proposed 35 miles off the coast of Montauk. The original developers, Deepwater Wind, now a partnership between Danish energy company…

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