Friday, September 30, 2016

Wind-Powered Schools Create New Possibilities

By: Tom Kiernan We all want our children to have the brightest futures possible, and wind power helps check a lot of the boxes we envision when we think of the opportunities we’d like them to have: well-paying jobs, clean air and healthy communities. But there’s another way wind is ensuring success for the next generation […]


ViZn Energy Systems and Jabil Inala partner to power Africa

ViZn Energy Systems Inc. has announced that they will be partnering with Jabil Inala to offer turnkey storage solutions to the African power market. Africa has 13 percent of the world’s population, but accounts for only four percent of the world’s energy demand, leaving a gap of around 600 million people with no access to electricity according to the International Energy Agency’s Africa Energy Outlook.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

ABB wins $85 million in orders to strengthen power grid in Canada

ABB has won orders worth over $85 million from leading Canadian utility Hydro-Québec (HQ) to upgrade its 800-kilovolt air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substations and transmission grid.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Global LEAP competition for world’s most innovative off-grid refrigerators launched

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) Ideas to Impact Programme (I2I) has joined the Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Refrigerator Competition, a global competition aimed at spurring innovation in the emerging off-grid refrigeration market and advancing access to modern energy services around the world.

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Alstom unveils Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell powered regional train in Germany

European train builder Alstom has just unveiled its first zero-emissions train. The Coradia iLint regional train replaces the diesel power plant with hydrogen fuel cells, while offering the same level of performance.

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Marriage Made in Sunlight: Invention Merges Solar with Liquid Battery

As solar cells produce a greater proportion of total electric power, a fundamental limitation remains: the dark of night when solar cells go to sleep. Lithium-ion batteries, the commonplace batteries used in everything from hybrid vehicles to laptop computers, are too expensive a solution to use on something as massive as the electric grid. Song […]


Monday, September 26, 2016

Brilliant Harvest — Artistic Florida Solar Installer & Tesla Powerwall Installer

By: Cynthia Shahan I met Bill Johnson, founder of Brilliant Harvest, at the EcoFriendlyFloridaFest and then spoke with him again at National Drive Electric Day a few weeks ago. He is knowledgeable, easygoing, and up to date on all things solar. He offers pleasant passion for renewable energy as a provider who knows his work both technically and creatively. […]


MAKE Consulting release Q3/2016 Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update

MAKE Consulting’s Q3 / 2016 Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update presents an analysis of global and regional wind power installation forecasts through 2025.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Siemens to supply high-voltage switchgear for hydropower plant in Tajikistan

Siemens is supplying two gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear (GIS) for the Rogun hydropower plant in Tajikistan, a country bordered by Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Afghanistan.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Chemists Find Key to Manufacturing More Efficient Solar Cells

In a discovery that could have profound implications for future energy policy, Columbia scientists have demonstrated it is possible to manufacture solar cells that are far more efficient than existing silicon energy cells by using a new kind of material, a development that could help reduce fossil fuel consumption. The team, led by Xiaoyang Zhu, […]


Friday, September 23, 2016

Global battery energy storage system installed capacity will exceed 14 Gigawatts by 2020, says GlobalData

Global battery energy storage system (BESS) installed capacity is set to grow from 1.5 GW in 2015 to over 14 GW by 2020, as large numbers of projects are planned to be commissioned over the forecast period due to increasing renewable installations and focus on grid stability, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

First Utility-Scale Tesla Battery Being Installed in Europe

By: Sam Pothercary Tesla’s utility and business energy storage solution, the Powerpack, is being installed by U.K. developer Camborne Energy Storage alongside a PV plant in Somerset, making it the first large-scale Tesla storage unit to be installed in Europe. As energy storage solutions become more in vogue in is little surprise to see big […]