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Solar Day at the Capitol
ISETA will host 2017's Solar Day at the Capitol on Thursday, January 12. The day begins with a breakfast at 7AM and continues at 10AM with remarks by leaders in the solar industry and policy makers. Both will take place in the Capitol Rotunda. Visitors will have a chance to talk with policy makers about the great benefits of solar in Iowa. All are welcome!
 
The Iowa Energy Plan
The plan, led by Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Department of Transportation, will establish priorities and guide decision-making statewide for evaluating current and future energy supply and demand, explore energy policies and programs, and recognize developing challenges and opportunities.
Additional information about the plan, its goals and details about the six public forums that will be held across Iowa in late March and early April are available on the Iowa Environmental Council's blog

Iowa Environmental Council's blog

 
Six public forums have been scheduled across the state in March and April to provide more info on the plan's development process and solicit suggestions and feedback.The forums are an excellent opportunity to meet the team developing the plan and share your thoughts on Iowa's energy future. Public input is critical for the plan and will help determine its direction. Comments can also be submitted online through June 30, 2016. These may be submitted via the Iowa Energy Plan website at

http://www.iowaenergyplan.org/contact.html

 

 

 

 Solar Energy News

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:43:00 GMT
Wind Power, Storage, Solar, News
100 Percent Renewable Powered Microgrid in Illinois Islands from the Grid for 24 Hours

On Thursday, Ameren Corporation and S&C Electric Company announced that they had successfully conducted a 24-hour islanding test at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Illinois. 


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:47:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
An Eclipse Is Just What the US Power Sector’s Been Waiting For

Turns out the solar eclipse, set to plunge parts of the U.S. into total darkness on Monday, will offer exactly what the power sector’s been looking for: a completely predictable stage for experiments.


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:25:00 GMT
Solar, Storage, News
SolarReserve to Build 150-MW Solar Thermal Plant in South Australia

A 150MW solar thermal power plant will be built in South Australia by global company SolarReserve. The Aurora Solar Energy Project located in Port Augusta, about 300km north of the South Australian capital Adelaide, will incorporate eight hours of storage or 1,100 MWh, allowing it to operate like a conventional coal or gas power station.


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:09:00 GMT
Storage, Solar, News
NorthVolt Starts Biggest Fundraising for $4 Billion Battery Plan

NorthVolt AB, the Swedish battery factory developer founded by a former Tesla Inc. executive, is planning to close its first major fundraising round this autumn, potentially drawing in 100 million euros ($118 million).


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:57:00 GMT
Solar, Opinion & Commentary
How an Arkansas Co-op Used Solar Power to Help Retain a Major Employer

An electric cooperative in rural Arkansas is finding that solar power is not only benefiting its members, it’s helped to keep a major employer in the community.


Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:49:00 GMT
Solar, Storage, News
London Solar Auctions Aim to Make City Greenest on Earth

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he wanted to try city-wide auctions as part of an environment strategy proposed to more than double the capital’s solar energy generation capacity by 2030.


Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:39:00 GMT
News, Solar, Storage
First Solar to Profit If Trump Slaps Tariffs on Panel Imports

First Solar Inc. is standing on the sidelines of a trade dispute that could give its products a significant leg up.

The U.S. International Trade Commission held a hearing on Tuesday regarding the request by Suniva for the U.S. to impose tariffs on imported solar panels. The petition alleges China, which accounts for more than 80 percent of global solar panel production, gives manufacturers unfair government support.  

The commission is expected to make a decision next month, and a finding of harm could lead President Trump to impose duties as early as November.

 


Wind Energy News

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:41:00 GMT
Wind Power, News
All Coast to Build Jones-Act Compliant Liftboat

All Coast LLC recently said it will build a Jones Act-compliant liftboat for U.S. wind farm installation and support activities (WTIV). 


Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:43:00 GMT
Wind Power, Storage, Solar, News
100 Percent Renewable Powered Microgrid in Illinois Islands from the Grid for 24 Hours

On Thursday, Ameren Corporation and S&C Electric Company announced that they had successfully conducted a 24-hour islanding test at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Illinois. 


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:47:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
An Eclipse Is Just What the US Power Sector’s Been Waiting For

Turns out the solar eclipse, set to plunge parts of the U.S. into total darkness on Monday, will offer exactly what the power sector’s been looking for: a completely predictable stage for experiments.


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:17:00 GMT
Wind Power, News
Offshore Oil and Gas Has Experience and Innovative Technology To Help US Offshore Wind

While last week’s Offshore Wind Executive Summit was formulated in order to illuminate the offshore wind business opportunities that offshore oil and gas supply chain companies could take advantage of, it was clear during the conference that the US offshore oil and gas companies have a lot to teach offshore wind.

First, according to Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), on the public relations front, offshore oil and gas has a lot of experience dealing with opposition and educating the public about the importance of the service it is providing. 


Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:56:00 GMT
Wind Power, News
ScottishPower Looks to Next-Gen Turbines for East Anglia 3 Offshore Wind Farm

ScottishPower Renewables plans to use larger, “next generation” wind turbines for its East Anglia 3 offshore wind farm than on previous phases of the project.


Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:54:00 GMT
Wind Power, Opinion & Commentary
4 Emerging Trends in U.S. Offshore Wind Technologies

Is offshore wind the next big thing? It could be for the United States. As global project costs continue to drop, America is building on the momentum of its first commercial offshore wind farm. 


Thu, 10 Aug 2017 19:06:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News, Geothermal
Green Power Still Tied Up with Red Tape in Macron’s France

Some 80 days into Emmanuel Macron’s new job, Europe’s biggest renewable energy companies are still waiting for the French president to make good on campaign pledges to boost green power.


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