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Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Not all wind turbine insurance coverage is the same

May 26, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Wind turbines rarely fail due to physical damage, but if they do the financial losses are significant, hence why operators purchase property damage and business interruption insurance. But purchasing insurance is one thing—getting an insurer to cover a catastrophic claim […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Philippines May Restart Bataan Nuclear Plant Project

May 24, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The winner of the Philippines’ presidential election earlier this month has made another move in support of reviving nuclear power in that country, holding talks with South Korea about enlisting help to restart a nuclear power plant project that was […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Q CELLS to double solar manufacturing capacity in the U.S.

May 17, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Korean solar energy giant Hanwha Solutions, the parent company of Q CELLS, said it plans to nearly double its U.S. manufacturing capacity. Hanwha plans to spend $170 million to expand the Q CELLS solar module manufacturing facility in Dalton, Georgia. […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

IKEA to sell SunPower solar and storage products

May 13, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

This is likely a scenario where do-it-yourself assembly shouldn’t be required. Especially not with this retailer’s typical set of parts and instructions. IKEA will begin selling solar and energy storage products from SunPower at select California stores this fall through […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

California, Again Facing Summer Supply Vulnerabilities, Eyes 20-GW Offshore Wind Goal

May 12, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is mulling a preliminary planning goal for 3 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and potentially expanding it to 10 GW to 15 GW by 2045. If finalized, California’s offshore wind goals would be the […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

DOE aims to provide $13 million for community geothermal projects

May 11, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Heating and cooling represent significant energy needs for American homes and businesses—for instance, more than half of U.S. home energy use is for heating—and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions through the direct use of fossil fuels and electricity use. To […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

California solar: Regulators restart work on NEM 3.0

May 10, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has restarted its work on the controversial overhaul to the state’s solar energy-focused net energy metering policy. Work on the so-called “NEM 3.0” policy was paused indefinitely by the CPUC in February after receiving […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

ZUVA rolls out first EV charging network in Zimbabwe

May 10, 2022

Via: PetrolPlaza

ZUVA has partnered with the local electric car manufacturer Electric Vehicle Centre Africa (EVCA), also known as BYD Zimbabwe, for the development and implementation of the first-ever EV charging network available for public use in Zimbabwe. The project will start […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Biden must ‘swiftly’ end solar tariff investigation, senators urge

May 3, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Twenty-two U.S. senators urged the Biden administration to “swiftly” conclude an investigation into whether solar modules imported from four Southeast Asian countries are skirting tariffs levied against China. The Department of Commerce’s investigation of a tariff petition from Auxin Solar, […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Small Modular Reactors Provide Opportunity to Rethink Automation for Nuclear Generation

May 2, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

While instrumentation and control (I&C) technology represents a relatively small percentage of the overall capital investment for any nuclear power station, it often plays an outsized role for safe, reliable, and efficient operation. Recognizing the potential benefits, the U.S. Nuclear […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Minnkota Power, Summit Carbon Solutions launch CO2 storage partnership

April 29, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

Minnkota Power Cooperative and Summit Carbon Solutions have agreed to co-develop carbon dioxide storage facilities near Center, North Dakota. The partnership builds on development already in the works. Minnkota and Summit have been working independently on developing their respective carbon […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Perovskite solar company Tandem PV raises US$6m to build Californian manufacturing facility

April 25, 2022

Via: PV Resources

US perovskite company Tandem PV has closed on the first half of a US$12 million Series A raise after raising US$6 million for building a pilot manufacturing facility in its headquarters of San Jose, California. US-focused Tandem PV will use […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

First Hydrogen Burn at Long Ridge HA-Class Gas Turbine Marks Triumph for GE

April 22, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Hydrogen combustion has begun at the 485-MW Long Ridge Energy Terminal combined cycle power plant—a flagship GE HA-class project that is purpose-built to transition from natural gas to hydrogen blends and ultimately be capable of burning 100% hydrogen. While the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

‘Freeze-thaw battery’ is adept at preserving its energy

April 19, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Scientists have created a battery designed for the electric grid that locks in energy for months without losing much storage capacity. The development of the “freeze-thaw battery,” which freezes its energy for use later, is a step toward batteries that […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Vistra solar project enters service in Texas

April 18, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Vistra said it completed a 65 MWdc/50 MWac solar project at the Brightside Solar Facility, which is now online in Southeast Texas. Brightside Solar Facility uses 147,732 of First Solar’s 440-watt thin-film solar modules with single-axis trackers. The project also […]