Tagged Power Plant

Miners see 50% renewables as standard, but are aiming for 100%

By Giles Parkinson Consider this statistic. An average size off grid mine with a 30MW power plant will likely burn about $1.4 billion of diesel fuel over a 20-year period, at current prices. That’s about one third of the total cost of the mine. Now, the Australian mining industry has suddenly discovered that there is…

Climate Politics/Capitol Light (10)

By Joel Stronberg Climate, Politics/Capitol Light©, is a service of The JBS Group and Civil Notion.comIssue 10/June 19, 2019Ace or Joker? On Wednesday the EPA released its final Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule to reduce carbon emissions from individual power plants without setting limits on the sector’s emissions. The Trump administration’s replacement for the Clean…

EPA replaces Clean Power Plan

By Michelle Froese The new rule will go into effect shortly after publication in the Federal Register. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Affordable Clean Energy Rule, which replaces the Clean Power Plan with less stringent emissions guidelines for power plants. Essentially, the final ruling “restores the rule of law,” letting states…

NSW government quietly cancels $50m VPP, redirects funds to solar loans

By Michael Mazengarb NSW government confirms cancellation of planned 200MW virtual power plant to cover costs of interest-free loans for solar, promised in the state election. The post NSW government quietly cancels $50m VPP, redirects funds to solar loans appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

8minutenergy Renewables changes name to 8minute Solar Energy

By Kelsey Misbrener 8minutenergy Renewables announced the launch of a new corporate brand identity and name: 8minute Solar Energy. Along with the new name, the company announced a new logo and simplified domain name, 8minute.com. The new name reflects the developer’s belief that large-scale solar power plants with integrated energy storage will dominate the future…

New computer modeling research increases accuracy of wind-turbine wake simulation

By Michelle Froese Wind-turbine velocities modeled with Nalu-Wind. The Nalu-Wind work is part of DOE’s Atmosphere to Electrons initiative, a multi-year, multi-stakeholder R&D effort focused on improving wind plant performance and mitigating risk. (Image: Matt Barone, Stefan Domino, & Chris Brune with Sandia) Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)…

Canadian Solar dips into loss for Q1

‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Canadian Solar has reported a net loss of US$17.2 million in the first quarter of 2019, which was expected, due to a slowdown in PV power plant project sales and rebuilds its late-stage projects pipeline for 2020 onwards. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: PV-Tech

FPP to Deploy Floating Wind-Wave Hybrid at PLOCAN

By Adnan Durakovic Floating Power Plant (FPP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) to investigate and develop a potential deployment of FPP’s technology in… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read Full Article Here…

Japan switches on first new geothermal power plant in 23 years

By Joshua S Hill Japan’s 46MW Wasabizawa Geothermal Power Plant begins commercial operation, marking its first new large-scale geothermal power station in 23 years. The post Japan switches on first new geothermal power plant in 23 years appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

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