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Offshore Oil and Gas Has Experience and Innovative Technology To Help US Offshore Wind

7 hours 14 min ago

While last week’s Offshore Wind Executive Summit was formulated in order to illuminate the offshore wind business opportunities that offshore oil and gas supply chain companies could take advantage of, it was clear during the conference that the US offshore oil and gas companies have a lot to teach offshore wind.

First, according to Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), on the public relations front, offshore oil and gas has a lot of experience dealing with opposition and educating the public about the importance of the service it is providing. 

ScottishPower Looks to Next-Gen Turbines for East Anglia 3 Offshore Wind Farm

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 14:56

ScottishPower Renewables plans to use larger, “next generation” wind turbines for its East Anglia 3 offshore wind farm than on previous phases of the project.

London Solar Auctions Aim to Make City Greenest on Earth

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 14:49

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he wanted to try city-wide auctions as part of an environment strategy proposed to more than double the capital’s solar energy generation capacity by 2030.

First Solar to Profit If Trump Slaps Tariffs on Panel Imports

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 01:39

First Solar Inc. is standing on the sidelines of a trade dispute that could give its products a significant leg up.

The U.S. International Trade Commission held a hearing on Tuesday regarding the request by Suniva for the U.S. to impose tariffs on imported solar panels. The petition alleges China, which accounts for more than 80 percent of global solar panel production, gives manufacturers unfair government support.  

The commission is expected to make a decision next month, and a finding of harm could lead President Trump to impose duties as early as November.


GE Renewable Energy Contracted for Work on 344-MW Kokhav Hayarden Pumped Storage in Israel

Tue, 15/08/2017 - 00:43

GE Renewable Energy announced it has received a turnkey contract from Star Pumped Storage Ltd. for the 344-MW Kokhav Hayarden pumped storage station in Israel.

Parked Electric Cars Earn $1,530 From Europe's Power Grids

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 19:29

Electric car owners are earning as much as $1,530 a year just by parking their vehicle and feeding excess power back into the grid. Trials in Denmark carried out by Nissan Motor Co. and Italy’s biggest utility Enel SpA showed how batteries inside electric cars could help balance supply and demand at times and provide a new revenue stream for those who own the vehicles.

Tech Guru Bill Joy Unveils a Battery to Challenge Lithium-Ion

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 17:55

Elon Musk isn’t the only visionary betting that the world will soon be reliant on batteries. Bill Joy, the Silicon Valley guru and Sun Microsystems Inc. co-founder, also envisions such dependence. He just thinks alkaline is a smarter way to go than lithium-ion.

Combined Solar and Methane Power Plant Set to Open in South Australia

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 17:34

A combined solar and methane power plant in South Australia is set to begin operating within days. In what’s believed to be an Australian first, the plant will channel thermal energy from solar panels and methane gas from decomposed garbage through a shared turbine inter-connector. 

4 Unusual Uses of Solar PV Technology

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 16:52

It’s becoming more common to find solar panels on rooftops, but that’s just one of thousands of places where they are generating power. As costs drop and energy production rises, we expect to see many more places where solar technologies are put to work—providing unleashed, inexpensive electricity.


Solar Eclipse Will Affect PV Generators Across US

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 16:20

On August 21, a solar eclipse will obscure the sunlight needed to generate electricity at approximately 1,900 utility-scale solar PV power plants in the U.S. However, relatively little solar PV capacity lies in the path of totality—where the sun will be completely obscured by the moon—and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) does not anticipate the eclipse will create reliability issues for the bulk power system.