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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:43:00 GMT
Solar, Distributed Energy, News
SolarCity Prepares to Securitize Bundle of 5,600 Rooftop Systems

SolarCity Corp. is preparing to securitize a portfolio of more than 5,600 U.S. residential rooftop solar systems.


Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:35:00 GMT
Solar, Distributed Energy, Large Scale Renewables, News
National Lab Helps Establish New Quality Standards for PV Modules

Working with partners around the world, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have completed five years of work toward helping establish an international quality standard for manufacturing solar PV modules.


Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:14:00 GMT
Solar, Opinion & Commentary, Wind Power, Large Scale Renewables
Cutting Carbon with Wind, Solar ĎA Good Business Plan,í Major US Utility Says

Xcel Energy recently said it plans to call for $6 billion in wind and solar energy investment as part of what it says will be Minnesotaís most cost-effective way to comply with the Clean Power Plan, the nationís first ever carbon emission reduction rule for existing power plants.


Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Solar, Distributed Energy, News, Hydropower, Geothermal, Wind Power, Large Scale Renewables
You Canít Stop the Growth of Renewables, Technology

At the pace that renewable energy is growing, by 2040 the U.S. will be deriving 24 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources, an increase from 4 percent today.


Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:18:00 GMT
Solar, Large Scale Renewables, News
China Outstrips Germany in Solar Capacity After Record Additions

China, the worldís largest consumer of energy, surpassed Germany as the country with the most installed solar capacity after record additions last year.


Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:08:00 GMT
Solar, Bioenergy, News, Hydropower, Wind Power, Geothermal, Large Scale Renewables
Clean Power Plan Backers Urge Supreme Court Not to Stay Plan Implementation

The Natural Resources Defense Council on Feb. 4 urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny a request by various constituents, including over two dozen states, to block President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, saying that assertions of irreparable harm have no substance.


Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:48:00 GMT
Solar, News, Wind Power, Large Scale Renewables
Troubled Economy Dominates Russia Distributed Clean Energy Procurement for 2016-2019

Russiaís procurement to distribute clean energy capacity through 2016-2019 was dominated by concerns over the troubled Russian economy and the fallout for the development of renewable energy projects.


Wind Energy News

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:14:00 GMT
Solar, Opinion & Commentary, Wind Power, Large Scale Renewables
Cutting Carbon with Wind, Solar ĎA Good Business Plan,í Major US Utility Says

Xcel Energy recently said it plans to call for $6 billion in wind and solar energy investment as part of what it says will be Minnesotaís most cost-effective way to comply with the Clean Power Plan, the nationís first ever carbon emission reduction rule for existing power plants.


Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:04:00 GMT
Wind Power, Large Scale Renewables, News
Substructure Testing Paving the Way to Longer Wind Turbine Blades

The lengthening of rotor blades is often taken as emblematic of wind turbine evolution, and maturation of the industry as a whole. Itís a sign of not only technological development, but also a reflection of the drivers to continually innovate and deliver more efficient turbines.


Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Solar, Distributed Energy, News, Hydropower, Geothermal, Wind Power, Large Scale Renewables
You Canít Stop the Growth of Renewables, Technology

At the pace that renewable energy is growing, by 2040 the U.S. will be deriving 24 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources, an increase from 4 percent today.


Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:22:00 GMT
News alert, Wind Power, Large Scale Renewables
Wind-turbine Maker Suzlon's Worst Slump Since 2014 Revives Debt Concern

Suzlon Energy Ltd. had its sharpest five-day plunge in 16 months this week, reviving concerns the wind-turbine maker behind Indiaís biggest corporate default may again face difficulty with its debts.


Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:08:00 GMT
Solar, Bioenergy, News, Hydropower, Wind Power, Geothermal, Large Scale Renewables
Clean Power Plan Backers Urge Supreme Court Not to Stay Plan Implementation

The Natural Resources Defense Council on Feb. 4 urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny a request by various constituents, including over two dozen states, to block President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, saying that assertions of irreparable harm have no substance.


Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:48:00 GMT
Solar, News, Wind Power, Large Scale Renewables
Troubled Economy Dominates Russia Distributed Clean Energy Procurement for 2016-2019

Russiaís procurement to distribute clean energy capacity through 2016-2019 was dominated by concerns over the troubled Russian economy and the fallout for the development of renewable energy projects.


Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:12:00 GMT
Wind Power, Large Scale Renewables, News
UK Green Bank, BlackRock Buy GLID Wind for $615 Million

The U.K. Green Investment Bank Offshore Wind Fund and funds managed by BlackRock Inc. acquired GLID Wind Farms TopCo Ltd. from Centrica Plc and EIG Global Energy Partners LLC for 423 million pounds ($615 million).


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