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U.S. Department of Energy announces Groundbreaking Hydro Prize winners

By Renewable Energy World The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has announced two winners of the Groundbreaking Hydro Prize, which challenged innovators to come up with new solutions to support hydropower project development by starting at square one — the foundation. The foundation of a hydropower system provides structural stability,…

Global wind industry to deploy 1 TW of new capacity through 2030

By Elizabeth Ingram Research firm Wood Mackenzie says it anticipates the global wind power industry will install 1 TW of new capacity between 2021 and 2030. The world set a new record in wind installations in 2020 and saw a number of national and regional targets set for 2030, underscoring the important role of wind…

Akuo acquires five small hydroelectric plants in Bulgaria

By Renewable Energy World Akuo, an independent renewable energy power producer and developer, announces that it has completed the acquisition of five small hydroelectric plants in Bulgaria with total installed capacity of 15.5 MW. Akuo purchased the plants, on the Iskar River near Svoghe, from PVB Power Bulgaria. These assets, whose names were not disclosed,…

Blue Ridge Energy is building an 11-MW solar array for members

By Renewable Energy World Blue Ridge Energy, a member-owned electric cooperative serving northwest North Carolina, said it picked Oriden LLC to develop an 11-MW solar project as part of its Brighter Future initiative. This project will provide a local generation source and allow Blue Ridge Energy to work towards its goals of achieving a 50…

Energy jobs are key to economic recovery from the pandemic

By Jennifer Runyon Energy workers are paid more, their jobs came back more quickly, and they have greater growth opportunities than almost any other sector, new report finds. Putting people to work in the energy industry will reap more benefits for the U.S. economy than putting people to work in almost any other sector. That’s…

World adds record new renewable energy capacity in 2020

By Elizabeth Ingram The world added more than 260 GW of renewable energy capacity last year, exceeding expansion in 2019 by close to 50%, despite the economic slowdown that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity Statistics 2021 shows that renewable energy’s share…

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