Daily Archives: August 22, 2019

5B plans solar “speed record” for 10GW plant in north Australia

By Sophie Vorrath 5B plans to deploy “big field” Maverick models and set solar installation “speed record” for proposed 10GW mega-project in Northern Territory The post 5B plans solar “speed record” for 10GW plant in north Australia appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

UK rail line becomes first in world to be powered by solar farm

By Jillian Ambrose Pilot scheme on Network Rail’s Wessex route paves way for solar-powered trainsThe world’s first solar farm to power a railway line directly is due to plug into the track near Aldershot, paving the way for solar-powered trains.From Friday, about 100 solar panels at the trackside site will supply renewable electricity to power…

Here Come 48V Full Hybrid Electric Vehicles

The new Hyundai Tucson switches off the engine when coasting or braking at under 30kph. This is a bridge to the 48V full hybrids that IDTechEx foresaw some time ago. IDTechEx correctly predicted that they would come sooner rather than later and not just as cars – thus the title of the new IDTechEx report…

As zebras watch, Detroit Zoo announces switch to wind energy #MI

By National Wind Watch Royal Oak – Before an attentive audience of elected officials, reporters and zebras, the Detroit Zoo announced Thursday that it’s embracing a renewable energy plan and will ultimately draw all of its electricity from Michigan wind parks. The contract, part of DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program, will take effect in 2021. The…

More consolidation in retail power as Vistra buys another rival

By James McGhee Vistra announced yesterday their impending acquisition of Ambit Energy. Rumors and uncertainty spread among the thousands of energy consultants in Ambit’s vast multi-level marketing channel as they speculate what this will mean for them and the future of their personal sales networks. Announcements are set to be made at Ambition, the group’s…

Castrol launches new Wind Academy to “up-skill” O&M techs

By Michelle Froese Castrol, a provider of lubricants to the wind energy industry, is launching the Castrol Wind Academy. The new Academy is a multi-channel training program designed to up-skill wind energy operations and maintenance (O&M) technician teams with the latest insights, technologies, processes, and examples of how best practices in O&M can improve operational…

New NRDC tool calculates cost of electricity by resource & region

By Michelle Froese The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has launched a new tool that can help utilities, institutions, state, and local policymakers, and the public get better answers about the changing economics of today’s power sector. With NDRC’s new tool, users can elect a state and compare the cost of building and operating a…

Duke Energy Renewables powers on 14.1 MW of Georgia solar projects

By Billy Ludt Duke Energy Renewables announced that nine solar projects developed with SolAmerica Energy totaling 14.1 megawatts have begun commercial operations across central Georgia under Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative. “We’re excited to complete these projects and look forward to developing even more clean, renewable energy projects in Georgia in the future,” said…

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