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Sif wins Borssele III & IV order

Wind Power Monthly - 10 hours 54 min ago
NETHERLANDS: Fabrication specialist Sif Group has been awarded the contract to supply monopile foundations to the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind project, being developed by the Blauwwind consortium.
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Alliant Energy's 1GW expansion program approved

Wind Power Monthly - 12 hours 52 sec ago
UNITED STATES: Utility Alliant Energy has had a 500MW wind power expansion program approved in Iowa, bringing its total expansion plans to 1GW.
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Morocco Ready for Another Solar Project to Curb Energy Imports

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:41

Morocco plans to build plants to produce another 800 MW of solar power, just months after attracting bids for its Midelt project as the North African country moves to curb energy imports.

The UK Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:25

Coal, which fueled the world’s biggest economies for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables. The latest example of how one of the dirtiest fossil fuels is being squeezed out of the market came this week in Britain.

Caterpillar Engines Headed To Forsmark NPP

Nuclear Power - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:46
U.S.-based Caterpillar said Thursday that Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB has selected its Zeppelin Power Systems to supply six Cat 3500 Series industrial diesel engines for an emergency cooling system at its Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden.(read more)

Bushehr NPP Stays Online Through 5.9 Magnitude Tremor

Nuclear Power - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:02
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocked Iran Thursday morning, but the nearby Bushehr Nuclear Power plant stood its ground, reports from the country's state-run television news program said.(read more)

Why Adaptation Is the New Reality for Offshore Wind Energy Logistics

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:32

Everything about the wind energy business is getting bigger. For example, current turbines averaging 4.1 MW with a hub height of 90 meters will soon be replaced by 11-MW giants with hubs 125 meters off sea level and blades spanning 190 meters. Their blade tips will cut the air at well over twice the height of the London Eye.

UK content should be increased, ex-minister claims

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:02
UK: The government should increase the UK's local content target from 50% by 2020 to 60%, a former energy minister has recommended.
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Eolus Vind's quarterly profits up 66%

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:29
SWEDEN: Developer Eolus Vind made a SEK 35.9 million (€3.45 million) profit during a busy quarter between 1 December and 28 February, it has announced.
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Seabirds avoid offshore turbines more than expected

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:43
UK: Seabirds are less likely to collide with offshore wind turbines than previously thought, according to a new study.
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Total agrees Direct Energie deal

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:47
FRANCE: Oil major Total is continuing its diversification into renewable energies, having signed an agreement to buy 74.33% of Direct Energie, France's third largest electricity supplier.
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SunPower to Buy SolarWorld Americas

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:37

SunPower Corp.’s new strategy: If you can’t beat them in the tariff game, buy them. The panel maker, which spent more than a year fighting U.S. import tariffs, announced Wednesday it was buying a rival that was instrumental in pushing for them.

Utilities Can Choose Whether Blockchain Is a Threat or an Opportunity

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:26

Blockchain has been in the news a lot lately. Much of the noise is a result of the soaring valuation of the digital currencies it supports like Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, digital currencies are just one application for blockchain technology. 

Perry Affirms U.S. And Westinghouse Commitment In India

Nuclear Power - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:17
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry in a trip to India this week said that Westinghouse Electric Company was preparing to emerge from bankruptcy and that its financial restructuring would not interfere with the company's ability to supply support and service for six future reactors in India.(read more)

Element Power to revive North Irish Sea Array

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:03
IRELAND: Element Power has entered the offshore wind market by acquiring the up-to 750MW North Irish Sea Array (NISA) from previous developer Gaelectric.
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NASA To Test Radiation Protection Vests

Nuclear Power - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:53
Israeli-American radiation shielding company StemRad said Wednesday that the last test flight around the moon prior to NASA's first manned deep space missions would include the launching of the company's AstroRad radiation protection vests.(read more)

Domestic Vehicle-to-Grid Charger Goes Commercial for Nissan EV Drivers

Renewable Energy News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:18

In what London-based OVO Energy is calling a world first, owners of Nissan electric vehicles now will have access to a commercially available domestic vehicle-to-grid charger.

Renewables policies needed for heating and transport sectors

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:16
WORLDWIDE: Renewable energy policies must focus on end-use sectors, not just power generation, a new report claims.
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US annual growth down on 2016

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:15
UNITED STATES: The US's operating wind power capacity grew 9% in 2017, adding more than 7GW of new wind projects and bringing the country's total to just over 89GW.
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$24M Dedicated to Reducing Cost of Concentrated Solar Thermal Technology

Renewable Energy News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:42

The Solar Energy Technologies Office will put $24 million into research and development that will help the industry reach the DOE’s levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) targets for concentrated solar thermal systems by 2030.