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Alberta government signs PPA for 94 MW of subsidy-free solar

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 22:43
This week, Canadian Solar said that it has won three solar power contracts with Alberta’s Ministry of Infrastructure, for a total of 94 megawatts (MWp) of solar power system in southeast Alberta, with an average contracted PPA price of 48.05 Canadian dollars [US 36.27] per MWh. When in operation in 2021, these solar plants will provide 55 percent of the electricity needs for Alberta provincial government.

2,115-MW Rufiji hydro project construction launched in Tanzania

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 22:13

The government of Tanzania has officially handed over the area around the 2,115-MW Rufiji hydro project to joint venture contractors Arab Contractors Company and Elsewedy Electric Company. This marks the start of project construction.

Shell buys sonnen batterie

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 21:56
Residential energy storage provider sonnen batterie said today that Shell New Energies will be its new owner.

World's biggest battery to boost solar in Texas

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 18:45
The world’s largest battery could soon be storing solar energy deep in the heart of Texas oil country.

6 key trends in sustainable and renewable energy

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 18:38
The 2019 Sustainable Energy in America factbook was released this week by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE). The factbook highlights a number of key trends in sustainable and renewable energy growth, emissions and jobs in the sector. Take a glance at the six charts below to learn more.

India energy storage milestone as battery plant goes live

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 13:44

India’s first grid-scale battery energy storage system is now operational.

Despite 2018 slowdown, 2019 is expected to be a big year for wind power

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 20:38
Global commissioning of onshore wind turbines declined 3 percent in 2018, partly due to a slowdown in India and Germany. Growth is expected to bounce back in 2019, with a 32 percent jump to 60 GW.

Opinion: In Germany, the Green New Deal actually works

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 20:21
Opponents of the U.S. congressional Democrats’ Green New Deal point to Germany as an example of a country where similar policies have backfired. They should take a closer look; the U.S. could do well to imitate Europe’s largest economy.

California municipal utility will phase out three natural gas power plants in favor of renewables

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 19:39
This week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that rather than investing in the Haynes, Harbor and Scattergood natural gas power plants to meet the requirements of a 2010 law related to a practice known as once through cooling, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will phase them out in favor of renewable energy.

Portland General Electric, NextEra announce unique solar-wind-energy storage project in Oregon

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 18:45

Details on the solar and battery storage components are still up in the air, but the wind farm itself was comfirmed to include 120 turbines manufactured by GE Renewable Energy Inc.

First blade built for 714-MW UK windfarm

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 17:30

The first blade has been manufactured for the 714 MW offshore windfarm East Anglia One in the UK.