17-Year-Old Wind Farms in Texas Set for Repowering

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Three wind farms in Texas with a combined installed capacity of 508 MW will undergo repowering this year to improve operational efficiencies and extend the projects’ lifespan.

JV Targets New Funds for Green Investments in India

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

A new joint venture will create a fund management platform that will focus on green energy infrastructure in India. The new platform, called EverSource Capital, is a new initiative of investment firm Everstone Group and renewable energy developer Lightsource BP.

NY Gov. Cuomo Names New Energy Efficiency Target

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced an acceleration of energy efficiency in New York, including a plan to achieve a new target for greenhouse gas emission reductions, decrease consumer energy costs and create job opportunities.

ABB Launches 8-minute Charger for Electric Vehicles

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

This week at Hannover Messe, ABB launched what it says is the world’s fastest e-vehicle charger. The Terra High Power charger can charge up to 350 kilowatts, which translates to about 200 kilometers of range for an EV, in just 8 minutes, according to the company. ABB said that its chargers are being installed around the world, and they have recently been selected for use by Electrify America, the biggest electric vehicle infrastructure project to date in the United States. The new charger is ideally suited for use at highway rest stops and gas stations.  

US Wind Power Achieves 30 Percent in Four States

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Wind power is now supplying more than 30 percent of the electricity in four states — Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota — according to data recently released in the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report 2017.

Florida Regulators Approve Solar Lease Option for Homeowners

Monday, 23 April 2018

Sunrun last week won the right to offer solar leases to homeowners in Florida. Rules on the structure of solar lease offerings were previously unclear, and homeowners, therefore, have not had a lease option for solar to date. 

Jordan Eyes Energy Storage as Next Step in Green Energy Drive

Monday, 23 April 2018

Jordan is pressing ahead with its first electricity storage project to bolster its expansion in solar and wind generation. The Middle Eastern kingdom expects to sign a contract for a 30-megawatt battery in the third quarter, according to Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Saleh Al Kharabsheh. 

Finding Island Grid Resilience with Advanced Software Systems

Monday, 23 April 2018

Grid operators on the islands of O'ahu and Puerto Rico are working with advanced software providers to help them understand how their transmission and distribution systems function with increasing amounts of distributed energy resources (DER), as they seek a cleaner, more resilient power infrastructure.

Permit request denied for 152-MW Piedra del Sol hydro project in Colombia

Friday, 20 April 2018

Anla has upheld its decision to reject the permit request for the 152-MW Piedra del Sol hydro project in Colombia, citing deficiencies in information related to the project’s impact on water supply and fragile ecosystems in northern Santander department, among other factors.

Source: renewableenergyworld.com