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FPL Aims for Record-breaking 30 Million Solar Panels by 2030

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 18:01
The initiative aims to install more than 30 million solar panels by 2030 and the project will be the largest including solar installation by a regulated utility in the world.

Bloomberg Opinion: PG&E Reneging On Renewables PPAs Makes No Sense

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:54
Utilities and renewable-energy advocates have long had a complicated relationship. Yet the prospect of PG&E Corp. tipping into bankruptcy by the end of January has sent shivers through the solar-and-wind sector.

Threat to PG&E Renewable PPAs Affects US DOE Loans

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:49
The fallout from California power giant PG&E Corp.’s looming bankruptcy has been both sudden and widespread: Its electricity suppliers have seen their debt cut to junk. Banks are facing liabilities as buyers of last resort for more than $760 million of bonds the utility issued through California. And the rest of the state’s utilities have tumbled.

Global Clean Energy Spending Dips in 2018 But Installations Rise on Lower Prices

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:35
Global funding for clean-energy projects sagged in 2018 after China’s decision to curb subsidies dragged down installations in the world’s biggest solar market.

Westinghouse Awarded $93.6M To Support EnCore Fuel Development

Nuclear Power - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:17
Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded $93.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in support of their accident-tolerant fuel program, EnCore fuel, the company said Friday.(read more)

Ørsted signs Japanese offshore wind MoU

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:56
Ørsted has entered the Japanese offshore wind sector by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to work jointly on offshore wind projects.
Categories: Wind Power

Ørsted partners with US fishing coalition

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:08
Offshore wind developer Ørsted has entered into a partnership agreement with a coalition of US fishing industry associations to improve communications between the two sectors.
Categories: Wind Power

Brief: China to build 2,000-MW Lawa hydropower station on Jinsha River

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:45

China has approved construction of the 2,000-MW Lawa hydropower station on the Jinsha River, multiple news agencies are reporting.

100 Percent Clean Energy Goals: What Will It Take To Get There?

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:39
Here we are in 2019, with more than 100 U.S. cities and 140 large corporations having established 100 percent clean, carbon-free and/or renewable energy goals. In several states, newly seated governors campaigned on goals of 100 percent renewable energy, and congressional representatives have arrived in Washington positioning for a like-minded national proposal.

Hitachi Suspends Work On Wylfa Newydd and Oldbury Projects

Nuclear Power - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:32
Horizon Nuclear Power parent Hitachi Ltd. of Japan and the British government both reaffirmed their commitments to nuclear power Thursday, on the heels of Hitachi’s announcement that the company was pulling away from two large U.K. projects due to failed financial negotiations.(read more)

Five Companies You’ve Definitely Heard of Join Up to Buy Solar Energy in Aggregation Deal

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:32
It’s hard to find a common thread between the business models of Gap, Bloomberg, Cox, Salesforce and Workday but today they are announcing that they all have one big thing in common: their desire to clean up their organizations’ energy supply by using renewable energy.

RWE nominates renewables management team

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:13
RWE has named its top team to lead a new renewable energy division following the completion of the transaction between the German group and E.on.
Categories: Wind Power

Ameresco Acquiring Maximum Solar to Increase Commercial-Scale Services

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:22

As part of its acquisition of Maximum Solar, Ameresco said, it will further develop in-house services to operate and maintain solar facilities. Maximum Solar currently manages about 150 MW of solar throughout the northeastern U.S.

Offshore wind investment tilts away from Europe

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:27
Investment in wind energy projects grew 3% in 2018, according to the latest figures from BloombergNEF (BNEF), as falling capital costs resulted solar investments falling 24%.
Categories: Wind Power

'Risk mitigation strategies increasingly popular'

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:13
A new generation of buyers and improved data are making risk mitigation tools increasingly popular, according to the CEO of a valuation and risk analytics firm that provides risk management services for renewable energy.
Categories: Wind Power

The POWERGEN Call for Abstracts is Open

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:07

Abstracts that include and guarantee utility participation are going to get higher consideration than those that do not. 

L3 MAPPS to Convert Wolsong Unit 1 Simulator for Unit 3 Training

Nuclear Power - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 18:00
---Press Release--- – Converted simulator is expected to be in service by the third quarter of 2020 – L3 MAPPS announced today that it is under contract with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) to repurpose the Wolsong Unit 1 (Wolsong 1) CANDU* full scope operator training simulator to become the primary training simulator for Wolsong Unit 3 (Wolsong 3). (read more)

NuScale, Jordan Sign Feasibility Study MOU

Nuclear Power - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 16:11
Small modular reactor (SMR) developer NuScale, majority owned by Fluor Corporation, said Tuesday it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) to pave the way for a feasibility study to look into SMR deployment in the country.(read more)

Construction Set to Begin on Largest Australian Solar Power Plant

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:49
Edify Energy and Octopus Investments selected Signal Energy Australia to build the 333-MWdc/275-MWac Darlington Point Solar Plant on 2,000 acres in western New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype To Be Installed In Rotterdam

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:31
GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind said this week that they have signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12-MW wind turbine prototype in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam this summer. The deal includes five years of testing and a 15-year full service Operation and Maintenance agreement.