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Wind energy cuts the electricity bill

by Elhuyar Fundazioa - Basque Research  (Aug. 27, 2014)

The promoting of renewable energy is at the heart of the current debate on energy policy. From an economic perspective, the question focusses on determining the cost of the feed-in tariff systems. Firstly, whether the incentives are as expensive as has been maintained in the most recent regulatory modifications, and secondly, whether the effect is ...

Energy Department Awards $4.5 Million for Innovative Wind Power R&D Projects

by US Department of Energy  (Sep. 5, 2014)

The Energy Department today announced $4.5 million for four projects to help increase deployment of innovative wind power technologies by optimizing the operation, boosting efficiency, and improving the environmental performance of wind energy systems. The research and development (R&D) projects, located in Maine, North Carolina, Nebraska, and ...

Goole Fields 1 Wind Farm is officially opened

by RWE AG  (Sep. 18, 2014)

16 turbine wind farm generating electricity for up to 18,200 average UK households Total investment amounts to £45million Today saw the official opening of RWE Innogy UK’s £45million Goole Fields 1 Wind Farm in East Riding of Yorkshire. Over 60 community members and business representatives attended the inauguration ...

Future of energy storage

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Sep. 12, 2014)

Original story at MIT News MIT professor Fikile Brushett is in the process of taking the power generated by wind and solar, chemically lashing it to molecules derived from flora and fauna, and storing it in liquids until it’s needed to electrify our homes. The fact that such a system — if it's feasible — is likely ...

Mainstream signs deal to build and operate Ghana’s first utility-scale wind farm

by Mainstream Renewable Power  (Sep. 15, 2014)

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power today announces the signing of an agreement with Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik to purchase the 225 megawatt (MW) AyitepaWind Farm, located 40 kilometres from Accra on the east coast of Ghana. The project, which represents a total investment of USD525 million, is expected to ...

Clean energy investment at risk from Scottish referendum vote

by Bloomberg New Energy Finance  (Sep. 15, 2014)

A vote by Scotland in favour of independence from the UK would be likely to damage clean energy investment, at least in the short term, as developers and banks are gripped by uncertainty over the future shape of the power market and incentives for renewables. Research from analysis company Bloomberg New Energy Finance, published this week, ...

Energy Department Reports Highlight Strength of U.S. Wind Energy Industry

by US Department of Energy  (Aug. 18, 2014)

The U.S. continues to be a global leader in wind energy, ranking second in installed capacity in the world, according to two reports released today by the Department of Energy. Wind power is a key component of the nation’s all-of-the-above strategy to reduce carbon pollution, diversify our energy economy, and bring innovative technologies on ...

IEA questions impact of a non-binding renewable energy target for Europe

by The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)  (Aug. 28, 2014)

According to the IEA's Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, the absence of a binding target raises questions about how effective the overall target can be as member states would be able to define their commitment to renewables voluntarily.  The report adds that the framework overseeing these commitments lacks detail. Justin Wilkes, ...

3M Invests in Smart Energy Instruments

by 3M  (Aug. 25, 2014)

3M New Ventures – the corporate venture arm of 3M – announced an equity stake in Toronto-based Smart Energy Instruments (SEI), a move that will further accelerate SEI’s efforts in developing electronic chipsets with high-precision, real-time monitoring capabilities for smart grids, as well as give 3M a bigger presence in the ...

Ingeteam exceeds 120 MW of PV power supplied in Chile

by Ingeteam  (Sep. 8, 2014)

Ingeteam has exceeded120 MW of PV power supplied in Chile. This record figure has been achieved thanks to the good results obtained with the INGECON SUN PowerMax central inverters, featuring a rated power of 1 MW and a maximum efficiency of 99.1%. These inverters have been installed in a solar plant with a 100 MW power output, being the largest ...

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