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PVEL and partners now offering utility-scale solar insurance that would cover revenue losses due to weather

By Kelly Pickerel PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), Lloyd’s of London syndicate Ariel Re (a member of Argo Group) and Beecher Carlson Insurance Services announced today the introduction of PV PlantProtect, an innovative new insurance program that integrates technical due diligence practices to reduce the financial risk for utility-scale solar project developers. PV PlantProtect enhances solar…

Lightsource BP Makes Solar Pay at Night

By [email protected] An overnight trial in the U.K. has seen a solar power plant successfully provide optimization services to the broader grid during nighttime hours, clearing the way for solar projects to participate in a new reactive power support mechanism and benefit from the associated revenue. Lightsource BP modified the inverters on its 4-megawatt St….

New grease from Klüber Lubrication reduces wind turbine bearing heat

By Billy Ludt Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, introduces Klübersynth BZ 68-400, a lubricant specifically designed to mitigate hot bearings in wind turbines. Hardened residues that accumulate on generator bearings can become a nuisance and prevent efficient operation. Most situations require cleaning by hand, or the wind power turbines must be curtailed…

What to do with complexity?

By Rafael Herzberg What to do with complexity?I believe there is unanimity among those who work in the energy arena that the system is getting a lot more complex.Until recently it was a system with a few large power plants centrally dispatched. In recent times distributed generation has emerged intensely.The new challenge is to address…

Iowa installs first solar+storage peak-shaving power plant

By Kelly Pickerel Agri-Industrial Plastics Company (AIP), an advanced manufacturing operation specializing in industrial blow molding, inaugurated Iowa’s first solar and Tesla Powerpack project last week. Designed by Iowa-based energy firm Ideal Energy, this is the first system of its kind in the state. “My administration recognizes energy as a key resource and an area…

SB Energy acquires 1.7-GW solar portfolio from Intersect Power

By Kelsey Misbrener SB Energy announced it will acquire a portfolio of five U.S. solar power plants with a combined capacity of more than 1.7 gigawatts from Intersect Power. Subject to satisfying certain closing conditions, SB Energy will build, own and operate the five solar power plants located in California and Texas, and expects to…

Microrobots clean up radioactive waste

According to some experts, nuclear power holds great promise for meeting the world’s growing energy demands without generating greenhouse gases. But scientists need to find a way to remove radioactive isotopes, both from wastewater generated by nuclear power plants and from the environment in case of a spill. Now, researchers have developed tiny, self-propelled robots…

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