Yves Rannou leaves hydro for wind

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Yves Rannou, formerly president and chief executive officer of hydro for GE Renewable Energy, has taken a position as CEO of Senvion S.A., a manufacturer of wind turbines.

SolarReserve Teams with Heliostat SA to Create South Australian Jobs

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

SolarReserve, a developer of large-scale solar power projects and solar thermal technology, announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Heliostat SA, a South Australian company focused on the manufacture and assembly of heliostats and heliostat components.

Hydrogen-powered Vehicles Seek Another Shot at Green-Car Race

Monday, 17 September 2018

It’s lighter, abundant and finally ready to take on Tesla. Hydrogen-powered vehicles are gearing up to challenge electric vehicles again in the race for mass-market clean cars. This week, a much larger group of companies signed on to a global coalition aimed at drumming up government support for the technology that Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has derided as “ mind-bogglingly stupid” for cars. The firms also pledged to find a cleaner way to produce the gas.

China’s EV Charging Infrastructure Sector Consolidating, Maturing

Monday, 17 September 2018

As of the end of 2017, there were nearly 450,000 installed charging stations (also called charging points or power points) across China, including 214,000 set up by the government for public use, up 51 percent since the end of the prior year. The remaining 232,000 were privately-owned units. At the time, the proportion of ownership of electric vehicles (EVs) to charging stations in the country was below 4:1.

China Adds 9.46 GW of Installed Wind Power Capacity for the First 7 Months of 2018

Monday, 17 September 2018

China added 9.46 GW of installed wind power capacity for the first seven months of this year, up by 23 percent from the same period of last year, according to the latest statistics from China’s National Energy Administration (NEA). For the seven months, the average utilization of wind power equipment reached 1,292 hours, an increase of 174 hours from a year earlier.

Asset Performance Optimization for Distributed Energy Resources

Monday, 17 September 2018

Globally, the energy markets continue to witness an increased proliferation of distributed renewable resources (DER). The onsite power and behind-the-meter market segments are probably the biggest applications of DER generation technologies. Instances of outages and equipment fails in off-grid locations, along with random surges in power demand, can cost millions of dollars per day in lost revenue to asset owners. Adverse weather conditions and inefficient performance can exponentially increase the risk profile of these projects, creating an imperative need to optimize asset performance.

Spain Plans $116 Billion Energy Retrofit

Friday, 14 September 2018

The Spanish government is exploring ways to persuade investors to finance a 100 billion-euro ($116 billion) transformation of its energy system as it tries to move beyond past policy mistakes that led to widespread losses and lawsuits.

Clean Tech Hub Takes Shape on Chicago’s South Side

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Two years after an ambitious clean energy campaign was announced for a South Side Chicago neighborhood, construction is moving forward on a clustered microgrid, a solar energy project at an affordable housing complex and a university-led clean tech center.

Source: renewableenergyworld.com