Tagged Generation

Mixed reaction to scaling back of €240m Grid West project #IRL

By National Wind Watch EirGrid’s decision to scale back its €240 million Grid West transmission project has elicited a mixed reaction from business and community groups in the west. Ireland’s electricity grid operator has decided that the contentious 400kV scheme proposed in 2012 is no longer needed “due to the lower than expected amounts of…

Acciona opens battery storage plant at wind farm in Spain

By Michelle Froese Acciona Energia has opened a new battery storage plant alongside a wind farm in Barasoain, located in the region of Navarra, Spain. It is the first battery storage facility incorporated into a grid-connected wind farm in the country. The aim of the battery system is to increase the generation of renewable energy…

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi 6-year plan sees 12 pure EV models launched on common platforms, 40 models with autonomous drive

By mmillikin The Alliance of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi announced their six-year plan—Alliance 2022—which sets a new target to double annual synergies to €10 billion by the end of the plan. To achieve this, said Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive officer of the Alliance, the three automakers will accelerate their collaboration on common platforms,…

Alterra Power acquires 40-MW California wind project

By Michelle Froese The 40-MW California-based wind project is expected to begin generating power in 2020. Alterra Power Corp. has acquired Jawbone, a 40-MW wind development project in Kern County, California, which is fully zoned for wind generation. Following a collaborative effort that began over a year ago, Alterra acquired the project from Jawbone Wind…

groSolar completes 2.8-MW project for New York town

By Kelly Pickerel groSolar – an EDF Renewable Energy Company, and Ontario, New York, are pleased to announce the completion of the Town of Ontario Solar Project located on land shared with the town’s wastewater treatment facility. “Ontario further solidifies our commitment to sustainable growth, smart government, and diversity of energy resources,” said John Smith,…

Volkswagen to Debut Golf EV and I.D. Hatch in 2020

By Ray Prince Volkswagen is working on an aggressive two-year timeline to debut its next-generation Golf and I.D. hatchback. At the Frankfurt Motor Show, company executives touted the company’s plans to switch the Golf family to a new model generation by 2020, with the electric I.D. hatch, slated to follow a month later. The new…

ARPA-E to award $22M to 18 projects to accelerate production of macroalgae for energy and other uses; MARINER

By mmillikin The Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will award $22 million in funding to 18 projects as part of the Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER) program. (Earlier post.) MARINER projects are to develop the tools to enable the United States to become a leading producer of macroalgae (seaweed). Macroalgae…

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