The five solar facilities will cost roughly $8.5 million and $8.8 million each to construct for an estimated $43 million total. Power from the facilities would be purchased by National Grid. (Source: Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency , Olean Times Herald, 10 Sept., 2020)
Contact: IDA, Corey Wiktor, Exec. Dir., 716-699-2005, www.cattcoida.com;
Omni Navitas Renewables LLC, 844-966-7652, www.omni-navitas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Omni Navitas Renewables, Solar,
The projects in the initial portfolio have been designed to provide the base-load energy generation to meet the operational needs of the hotels, irrespective of their levels of occupancy.
The initial 15 CHP units, some of which are already operational, are sited at Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels, both brands of Intercontinental Hotel Group. There is a follow on pipeline of up to 51 units in the UK hotel sector.
SEEIT will own the assets that provide essential services to the buildings throughout the 15-year life of the project contracts. GET Solutions is providing performance and revenue guarantees.
SEEIT also has rights to invest in a pipeline of over 100 projects with GET, involving up to £30 million of investment in CHP, solar and storage projects.
(Source: SDLC Energy Efficiency Income Trust, Sept., 2020) Contact: SDLC Energy Efficiency Income Trust, +44 (0) 20 7287 7700, +44 (0) 20 7287 7700--fax, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.seeitplc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,
Of the recommendations, 95 pct of climate assembly members backed the use of offshore wind technology to contribute towards the country's climate neutrality goal while 81 pct supported solar power and 78 pct onshore wind and 40 pct backed the use of bioenergy.
22 pct favored the continued use of fossil fuels combined with carbon capture and storage (CCS) which "only provides a short-term, expensive solution when better alternatives are available" according to 56 pct of the Climate Assembly members.
This contrasts with UK government support for the technologies. In March it pledged £800 million for CCS development, while in July it announced a £100 million investment in direct air carbon capture and storage (DACCS) R&D.
Eesti Energia Group owns 20 wind farms, 4 cogeneration plants, 36 solar power plants, a wood pellet plant and a hydroelectric power plant. (Source: Enefit Green, ERR, 8 Sept., 2020)
Contact: Enefit Green, Aavo Karmas, CEO, www.enefitgreen.ee; Metsahallitus, www.mesa.fi
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In 2016, the company announced plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 pct by 2025 across its entire supply chain and in 2017 launched
Smithfield Renewables that united its carbon reduction and renewable energy efforts. The company is known for its anaerobic digestion biogas efforts to turn methane from hog manure into renewable natural gas,
The company will also work to sequester more carbon in farmlands and natural ecosystems.
It also intends to add more wind and solar energy; streamline distribution routes to reduce miles traveled;
reduce energy consumption for refrigeration, lighting and equipment.
(Smithfield Foods, PR, 8 Sept., 2020) Contact: Smithfield Foods, Kenneth M. Sullivan, Pres., CEO, Lisa Martin, (757) 365-1980, email@example.com, www.smithfield.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Smithfield Foods, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Negative, Biogas, Methane, Anaerobic Digestion,
In a first collaborative project, the companies will conduct a feasibility study regarding a stationary power solution that will secure power supply for Amokabel AB in Alstermo, Smaland.
(Source: PowerCell Sweden AB, PR, 8 Sept., 2020) Contact: PowerCell Sweden AB, Andreas Boden, +46 (0) 31 720 36 20,
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To that end, the company is undertaking a number of energy efficiency projects including LED lighting upgrades, building management systems updates, on-site solar projects -- particularly in the company's retail assets, and others. The company is also procuring cost effective, low price volatility energy supply contracts and to date has cut energy costs 45 pct for a $210 million savings as well as reduced emissions by 60 pct -- 1.5 million tonnes of carbon , according to the release.
GPT partners with its tenants and organisations like ARENA, CEFC, NABERS and the Green Building Council of Australia. (Source GPT, The Fifth Estate, 8 Sept., 2020)Contact: GPT, www.gpt.com.au
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If approved by the the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) DTE would increase its solar generation capacity by nearly ten times by 2022 when its wind and solar energy portfolio would generate sufficient energy to power 900,000 homes as well as offset approximately 4.7 million tons of CO2e.
DTE's energy generation portfolio presently has 15 wind parks and 31 solar farms capable of producing enough clean energy to power more than 500,000 homes. with plans to add three additional wind parks to its portfolio by the end of 2020. (Source: DTE, Zacks, 2 Sept., 2020)Contact: DTE Energy, Trevor Lauer, Pres., COO, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, (313) 235-9994, firstname.lastname@example.org, www2.dteenergy.com
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The wind and solar portfolio includes four wind farms in operation and one solar asset totaling 563 MW capacity.
(Source: EDP, PR, 3 Sept., 2020) Contact: EDP, www.edp.com; Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure, (416) 862-2020, www.cclgroup.com
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RWE presently operates seven onshore wind farms with a totaling 300 MW in the Netherlands and currently constructing four new onshore wind farms with more than 115 MW total capacity in the country. The company is also developing projects in Europe as well as in North America with a total capacity of more than 5 gigawatts as well as constructing a 249 MW solar project in NSW, Australia. (Source: RWE, PR, reve, Sept., 2020)
Contact: RWE Renewables, Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, CEO, www.rwe.com
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The mortgage is aimed at people planning to move to an older or period property and need to remortgage or upgrade on their existing home. The "green"mortgage offers the borrower a rate relief for the remainder of the fixed rate period, when the works undertaken on the property produce a one-step rise in the EPC rating -- as long as this is above an E.
Saffron's retro-fit, energy efficiency mortgage comes in the month the government is launching its Green Homes Initiative which offers up to £5,000 for cavity wall insulation, window and door glazing, solar panel installations and other energy efficiency improvements and upgrades to existing buildings. (Source: Saffron Building Society, Mortgage Finance Gazette, 3 Sept., 2020) Contact: Saffron Building Society, Laura Bright, +44 0 1799 522211, www.saffronbs.co.uk
More Low-Carbon Energy News Saffron Building Society, Energy Efficiency, Green Mortgage,
Partners in Energy provide communities with the tools and resources necessary to develop and implement an energy action plan that reflects the community's vision for shaping energy use and supply in its future. The program lasts for two years with the initial six to eight months dedicated to developing a strategic energy action plan and the remaining time focused on the implementing that plan.
Communities accepted into the Partners in Energy initiative work with an Xcel Energy team that provides guidance, education, and resources for city staff, businesses and residents as they work to achieve measurable energy goals by a specified target date. While each community's energy action plan is unique, all plans identify strategies to meet specific goals. For example, they could include an education plan on energy conservation, finding ways to finance renewable energy sources such as wind and solar for city buildings, or promoting green technologies to businesses and residents. (Source: City of Richfield, PR, 2 Sept., 2020) Contact: Xcel Energy, www.xcelenergy.com, Xcel Energy Partners in Energy Initiative, www.xcelenergy.com/working_with_us/municipalities/partners_in_energy
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The chemical structures of all photoswitches are influenced by the energy of light. This means that the structure and therefore the properties of the photoswitch can be changed by lighting it. One of the possible fields of application for photoswitches is molecular electronics, in which the two forms of the molecule have different electrical conductivity. Another area is photopharmacology, in which one form of the molecule is pharmacologically active and can bind to a specific target protein in the body, while the other is inactive.
Most chemical reactions begin in a state where a molecule is high in energy and then goes on to a low energy molecule. In the new study, the researchers did the opposite -- a low-energy molecule becomes a high-energy molecule. Researchers will now explore how stored energy can be best released from the energy-rich form of the molecule. The study is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS). (Source: Linkoping University, FreeNews, 1 Sept., 2020)
Contact: Linkoping University, Bo Durbeej, Professor of Computational Physics, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, www.liu.se
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The $45,000 up-front lease includes fees of $75, $100 and $125 per acre in 18-month intervals during the five-and-a-half-year period.
(Source: Louisa County Industrial Development Authority, Central Virginian, 30 Aug., 2020)
Contact: Louisa County Industrial Development Authority , 540-967-0401, www.louisacounty.com/645/Industrial-Development-Authority-IDA
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SCE also foresees half of the state's households having solar panels and vehicles and buildings running primarily on electricity. The utility estimates that 75 pct of cars , space and water heating need to be electric by 2045.
Download the SCE PATHWAY 2045 -- Update to the Clean Power and Electrification Pathway whitepaper HERE. (Source: SCE, Yale Climate Connections, Aug., 2020)
Contact: SCE, Ignacio Fernandez, Climate Policy Aadvisor, William Walsh, VP Energy Procurement & Management, www.sce.com
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AIREAGO Corp. is a construction technology small business that designs, builds, and improves furniture, tools, and structures in Bloomingburg. The investment of $20,000 in grant funding will be used to purchase and install a 46.97 KW solar energy system.
Ellenville's 209 Storage Vault, Inc. is receiving $15,011 in grant funding that will be used to purchase and install a 24-kW solar energy array. 209 Storage Vault is a self-storage facility. This project will realize $3,668 per year in savings and will replace 26,198 kWh per year.
USDA Rural Development loans and grants support infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety, and others. (Source: USDA Rural Development, Mid-Hudson News, 30 Aug., 2020)
Contact: USDA Rural Development, www.rd.usda.gov
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The report notes that 9 GW of new wind power capacity, representing an investment of $13 billion, was installed in the U.S. in 2019 and wind energy output rose to more than 7 pct of the entire nation's electricity supply, more than 10 pct in 14 states, and over 40 pct in Iowa and Kansas. The nine gigawatts power generation is slightly more than in each of the four previous years.
An added factor to the heightened wind power capacity is prices, which have fallen to $700 -- $850/kW. The average cost of wind projects installation in 2019 was $1,440/kW, down more than 40 percent since the peak in 2009 and 2010. That brings the average cost of electricity produced from wind to $36 per MWh down from the $85-90/MWh range seen a decade ago. Wind has maintained its cost lead over natural gas electricity, although solar electricity has caught up in the last few years.
The report says that wind power will gradually get cheaper. (Source: LBNL, Industry Leaders, Aug., 2020) Contact: LBNL, Laurel Kellner, Media, 510-590-8034, LKellner@lbl.gov, www.lbl.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Wind ,
Under the agreement, the Danes and Egyptians will form a joint committee to develop comprehensive plans and initiatives to utilize renewable energy and consolidate commercial relations and share technologies to further integration in wind energy and other renewable energy projects. The 2035 energy strategy is intended to increase renewable energy's shares of Egypt's electric power generation capacity by by 42 pct, according to the release.
Download Egyptian-Danish Energy Partnership program details HERE. (Source: Egypt Ministery of International Cooperation, Egypt Independent, Aug., 2020)
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To date, 5B has installed its prefabricated systems throughout Australia in the Northern Territories, Queensland, Victoria, and Western Australia.
AES Corp., a global grid scale battery storage installations specialist and co-founder of Fluence Energy, has invested in 5B and anticipates adding 2 to 3 GW of solar power annually using 5B's systems in upcoming projects, including projects in Panama and Chile as a part of an expansion of the 10 MW Los Andes solar facility in the Atacama Desert. (Source: AES, PR, Clean Technica, 30 Aug., 2020) Contact: AES Corp.,
Andres Gluski, Pres., CEO, www.aes.com; 5B, Chris McGrath, CEO, www.5b.com.au
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The facility, which is planned to be connected to a battery capacity of 242 MWh, is being developed by Korean wind specialist Daemyoung Energy which will sell renewable energy certificates (RECs) from solar power generation to local utility Korea South-East Power Co. under a 20-year contract.
The project is expected to come online before the year end. end of the year. (Source: JA Solar, PR, Aug., 2020) Contact: JA Solar Holdings, www.jasolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News JA Solar, Solar, Wind, RECs,
Together with hydropower, biomass, and geothermal, renewables provided 22.3 pct of total electrical output -- a 19.9 pct increase over the previous year. Renewables produced close to one-third more electricity than coal through June 2020.
Total electrical generation by all renewable energy sources combined rose by 16.3 pct, driven primarily by a 31.4 pct expansion by wind and an 18.1 pct increase in solar generation while biomass fell by 10 pct and geothermal power dipped by 1.5 pct. (Source: US EIA, Aug., 2020)
Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.php?t=epmt_es1a
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Sonnenstromfabrik produces products under its own brand name as well as for third parties.
The deal is subject to regulatory approvals but expected to close before the year end. (Source: Centrotec SE, Website News Release, 24 Aug., 2020) Contact: Centrotec SE, www.centrotec.de; Sonnenstromfabrik, www.sonnenstromfabrik.com
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Project construction is slated to break ground in March, 2021. The wind power project is part of the 2.4 GW Serra Branca cluster to which the Nordex Group previously provided wind turbines totaling 341 MW.
(Source: Nordex, PR, reve, 25 Aug., 2020) Contact: TODA Corp., TODA Energia do Brasil, +55-11-3886-5844, www.toda.co.jp/english; Voltalia, +33 1 81 70 37 00, email@example.com, www.voltalia.com/en; Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nordex.com
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ABB will collaborate with ORION subsidiary Energon Renewables which will use efficient "mono Perc" high efficiency solar cells to capture solar rays and convert to power which would be then supplied at 132 kV AC voltage to the main grid in Mongla, 13km aray.
ABB will implement a fully integrated automation and electrical system to monitor and maximize the plant's efficiency and reliability. ABB will also supply the complete electrical solution comprising of transformers, RMUs and 33/132 kV substation along with the SCADA system communicating to the Bangladesh grid via IEC 60870-5-104 communication protocol.
(Source: ABB, ORION, Energon Renewables, PEI, 25 Aug., 2020)Contact: ABB,India, +91 80 67 143 000, email@example.com, www.abb.com
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The company said it "sees an opportunity to contract more than 2,200 MW in capacity across the Philippines representing uncontracted ASPA [ancillary service procurement agreement] requirements and non-firm ASPA contracts."
The company noted that because of aging plants and large renewable capacity (1,100 MW installed capacity of solar and wind as of 2019), there was a need to maintain grid reliability and stability and prevent load dropping and blackouts.
(Source: SMC Global Power Holdings, PR, Manila Standard, 23 Aug., 2020)
Contact: SMC Global Power Holdings, +63 2 8667 5000, www.smcglobalpower.com.ph
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Omega currently has wind, solar and small hydro plants totaling roughly 1.19 gigawatt in capacity. The Eletrobras acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
(Source: Omega Geracao, Reuters, 23 Aug., 2020) Contact: Omega Geracao, www.omegageracao.com.br; EDF Renewables, Tristan Grimbert, Pres., CEO, www.edf-re.com
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The project has received $10 million funding from the NSW government Emerging Energy Program, which is targeting new projects that can provide firming support to the NSW energy system, as it transitions away from coal and towards wind and solar for its electricity supplies.
(Source: Goldwind Australia, ReNew Economy, 15 Aug., 2020) Contact: GoldWind Australia, +61 (2) 9008 1715, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.goldwindaustralia.com
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The investment will be used over 18 months to fund a diverse portfolio of approximately 75 MW of solar and solar-plus-storage projects to be developed and constructed by Duke Energy Renewables' subsidiary REC Solar. Projects will feature ground-mount and rooftop commercial and industrial projects, as well as community solar projects in several states.
Duke Energy Renewables, a non-regulated unit of Duke Energy, operates U.S. wind and solar generation facilities totaling 3,000 MW as well as energy storage and microgrid projects.
(Source: Duke Energy News Center, Website, 18 Aug., 2020) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Chris Fallon, (704) 594-6200, email@example.com, www.duke-energy.com; REC Solar, www.recsolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Duke Energy Renewables, Solar, Solar Storage, REC Soilar,
Presently, Clean Energy Infrastructure and Tenaska jointly own two solar facilities in California's Imperial Valley area and are developing additional solar projects.
(Source: Capital Dynamics, Website Press Release, , 18 Aug., 2020) Contact: Capital Dynamics, Benoit Allehaut, +41 41 748 84 44, 212 798 3400 – NYC Office, www.capdyn.com; Tenaska, Jerry Crouse, CEO,(402) 691-9700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tenaskacapital.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Infrastructure, Tenaska, Energy Storage,
Chariot Energy has a PPA for 30-MW of the plant's total capacity. (Source: 174 Power Global Corp, Website Press Release, 19 Aug., 2020)
Contact: 174 Power Global Corp., 949-748-5970, email@example.com, www.174powerglobal.com; Chariot Energy, www.chariotenergy.com
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The company will invest the net proceeds in additional short-term capacity build-out, pipeline enhancements and in further visible mid- and long-term growth opportunities in renewables -- on top of RWE's goal of expanding its renewable energy portfolio to above 13 GW net. A portion of the funds will be used ti finance the company's previously reported planned purchase of Nordex SE's 2.7-GW onshore wind and solar project development pipeline. (Source: RWE AG, Website News, 19 Aug., 2020) Contact: RWE AG,
Rolf Martin Schmitz, CEO, www.rwe.com; Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nordex.com
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Each stage would be delivered in three equal tranches of 400MW wind, 200MW solar and 300MW/600MWh of lithium-ion battery storage. Combined, they would generate around 4.8 terawatt hours of zero emissions power each year, nearly doubling the current output of wind and solar in the state, and taking South Australia close to the Liberal government's net 100 pct renewables target just on its own.
The solar farm would be spread across 3,000 hectares, the lithium-ion batteries would deliver 900MW with two hours of storage, and associated infrastructure for connection to the electricity grid would include three substations, access tracks, underground connection cabling and transmission lines. (Source: Neoen, ReNew Economy, 20 Aug., 2020)Contact: Neoen, www.neoen.com
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The South Baffin Energy Management Project will receive $18.3 million through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund and $8.6 million from the Nunavut Department of Community and Government Services. Over the project's lifetime it is projected to cut 24,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades will include: solar panel installations; LED lighting; mechanical and control-system upgrades; building-envelope improvements; measures, such as air sealing; low-flow water-saving fixtures, and others. (Source: CNW Group. 20 Aug., 2020)
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Invenergy is a privately held global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions. The company has developed 158 projects across four continents to generate 24,500 MW of power. (Source: Entergy Arkansas, 18 Aug., 2020)
Contact: Entergy Arkansas, Laura Landreaux, Pres., CEO, www.entergy-arkansas.com;
Invenergy Renewables, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com
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PEA also heads up Bright Solar Futures, a workforce development program aimed at establishing the nation's first Solar Energy Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, with U.S. DOE support and PECO utility sponsorship.
The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) is an independent municipal authority created in 2010 to advance clean and affordable energy goals for the City. PEA has facilitated over $100 million in clean energy projects in Philadelphia since 2017, creating more than over 1,000 jobs. PEA’s $1 billion Philadelphia Energy Campaign, which launched in 2016, will create 10,000 jobs by 2026 through the implementation of clean energy and energy efficiency projects. (Source: Philadelphia Energy Authority, PR, 14 Aug., 2020)
Contact: Philadelphia Energy Authority, www.philaenergy.org; Solarize Philly, www.solarizephilly.org
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Statkraft Plans Berry Burn Wind Farm Expansion (Int'l. Report)
Norwegian state owned Statkraft AS reports it is seeking Scottish government approval to expand its 66.7-MW Berry Burn wind farm in Moray, Scotland to 104.5 MW with nine additional turbines totalling 37.8 MW.
The additional turbines are expected to generate 139.1 GWh of electricity per year, or enough to supply over 35,500 homes. The 29-turbine Berry Burn wind farm originally came online in 2014. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Renewables, 18 Aug., 2020)
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Azelio Announces Masdar Renewable Energy Storage Project (Intl. Report)
Gothenburg, Sweden-headquartered global engineering firm Azelio AB reports along with Masdar and Khalifa University its will install a verification project in Abu Dhabi in Q3 2020 to evaluate Azelioâ€™s renewable energy storage technology for inclusion in the Masdar product portfolio for current and future renewable energy projects.
The evaluation project will be set up and installed by ALEC Energy, the solar business division of ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC, part of the Investment Corporation of Dubai.
Azelio and ALEC Energy have signed an MoU, covering a collaboration over 49MW installed capacity of Azelioâ€™s energy storage until 2025. (Source: Azelio, Middle East Technical Review, 18 Aug., 2020)
Contact: Azelio, Jonas Eklund, CEO, +46 709 40 35 80, email@example.com, www.azelio.com
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Dominion Energy Snares 62.5MW Virginia Solar Project (M&A, Ind. Report)
In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based Dominion Energy is reporting acquisition of a 62.5-megawatt solar power project in Orange County from Cypress Creek Renewables . The facility is expected to go online in 2022.
Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman Corp. will purchase the facility's renewable energy from the grid to power its operations. (Source: Dominion Energy, PR, 17 Aug., 2020)
Contact: Dominion Energy, Robert Blue, Exec. VP, . Cypress Creek Renewables
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The evaluation project will be set up and installed by ALEC Energy, the solar business division of ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC, part of the Investment Corporation of Dubai. Azelio and ALEC Energy have signed a collaborative MoU covering 49 MW installed capacity of Azelio's energy storage until 2025. (Source: Azelio, Middle East Technical Review, 18 Aug., 2020) Contact: Azelio, Jonas Eklund, CEO, +46 709 40 35 80, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.azelio.com
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California-headquartered Cypress Creek develops, finances, operates and owns utility-scale and distributed power plants across the country. With more than 8 gigawatts of solar developed and more than 2.5 gigawatts under management, Cypress Creek is one of the country's leading solar and storage companies, according to its website.
(Source: Dominion Energy, PR, 17 Aug., 2020) Contact: Dominion Energy, Robert Blue, Exec. VP, Keith Windle, VP Business Development and Merchant Operations, www.dominionenergy.com;
Cypress Creek Renewables, Matthew McGovern, CEO, (310) 581-6299, email@example.com, www.cypresscreekrenewables.com; www.ccrenew.com
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During the same period, coal-fired generation dropped by 8.3 pct but still accounted for 33 pct of global production -- too high to meet global climate change targets of keeping global temperatures from increasing by more than 2.7 F which, the report claims, needs coal power generation to fall by 13 pct per year for a decade, according to the report.
The EMBER -- fka "Sandbag" -- report collected data from 48 countries which make up 83 pct of global electricity production.
Download the Global Electricity Review 2020 report HERE.
(Source: Ember, Aug., 2020) Contact: Ember, (+44) 020 8144 8663, ember-climate.org
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The portfolio includes the 243 MW Coyote wind project in Scurry County, Texas; the 273 MW Las Majadas wind project in Willacy County, Texas; and the 300 MW Milligan 1 wind project in Saline County, Nebraska. In Riverside County, California, the Desert Harvest 1 and Desert Harvest 2 PV projects total 213 MW of solar and 35 MW / 140 MWh of battery storage. Also in Riverside County are the 173 MW Maverick 1 and 136 MW Maverick 4 solar PV projects. These four projects are also under construction and slated for commercial operations in the fourth quarter of 2020. The final project in the portfolio is Big Beau, a 166 MW solar PV and 40 MW/160 MWh battery energy storage projectin Kern County and will reach commercial operation in 2021. (Source: MASDAR, EDF, Construction Business News, 16 Aug., 2020) Contact: EDF Renewables, Tristan Grimbert, Pres., CEO, www.edf-re.com; MASDAR, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, +971 2 653 3333, www.masdar.ae
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The rule is designed to prevent "solar saturation" and protect the system from damage due to an excessive amount of power being exported back onto the power grid.
The neighborhood solar capacity rule has led to the rejection of applications in 11 areas of Tucson that already have reached solar "solar saturation", according to TEP.
(Source: TEP, Tuscon,com, Aug., 2020) Contact: TEP, Joseph Barrios , (520) 884-3725, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tep.com
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The Evolve Energy Storage system, available in both NMC and Cobalt free LFP lithium battery chemistries, allows new and existing residential solar owners to store excess solar power while increasing energy security and independence. Evolve is a cost-effective solution for homeowners to reduce energy costs and increase energy security while helping the environment.
Evolve is a fully integrated residential energy storage system that includes the company's proprietary power electronics system, LG Chem low-voltage battery modules, and a comprehensive user interface. The system is rated at 5 kW AC output with a modular battery design based on a 6.5 kWh battery, which is scalable from 13 to 39 kWh in storage capacity. The NEMA 3R wall-mounted package is suitable for indoor and outdoor installations. The companies expect to install more than 1 MWh of energy storage systems over the next 12 months.
(Source: Eguana Technologies, PR, Aug., 2020) Contact: HighLightSolar, Dean Alayleh, www.HighLightSolar.com; Eguana Technologies, Livio Filice, (905) 929-7522, email@example.com, www.eguanatech.com
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The last date for submission of proposals in response to the RfP is September 23, 2020, and the initial review will begin on the same date. The shortlisted candidates will be revealed on November 5, 2020. Only resources capable of firm deliverability to MISO Local Resource Zone 6 will be considered.
RFP details are HERE. (Source: Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Co./, 12 Aug., 2020) Contact: Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Co., Vectren, www.vectren.com; Center Point Energy, www.centerpointenergy.com
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The DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office is aiming to improve understanding of perovskite stability; establish methods to produce high-efficiency, stable perovskite devices using industry-relevant fabrication techniques; and develop test protocols that enable high confidence in long-duration field performance of perovskite-based photovoltaic technologies. DOE will fund projects in three topic areas: Device R&D (Efficiency and Stability); manufacturing and R&D; and validation and Bankability.
This topic area seeks to establish a neutral, independent validation center that can be used to verify perovskite device performance and address acceptance and bankability challenges. Independence and neutrality are required to ensure there are no conflicts of interest between this effort and other projects seeking to demonstrate high-performance devices. This center will be responsible for developing and refining test protocols, including accelerated life testing that closely correlates with long-term field performance. The center will also be responsible for operating an extensive field testing effort using devices produced by the R&D community to iteratively refine all test protocols and improve community understanding of remaining stability and performance issues. The center will investigate the environmental impact of perovskite technologies and serve as an objective source of information and analysis for the investment and finance communities. Teams must be led by a DOE Federally Funded Research and Development Center/National Laboratory. (Source: US DOE, EERE Solar Energy Technology Office, PR, 13 Aug., 2020)
Contact: EERE Solar Energy Technology Office, www.energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-energy-technologies-office
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As previously reported, JetBlue committed to off-setting global warming by investing in sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) from Neste, better advancements in engineering and partnerships with CarbonFund.org Foundation, South Pole and EcoAct to help offset carbon dioxide emissions. To date, the airline has offset 2.6 billion pounds of carbon dioxide with CarbonFund.org and hopes to offset 15-17 billion pounds each year -- equivalent to removing 1.5 million cars from the road.
JetBlue will also partner with various renewable resource companies and foundations that specialize in solar and wind energy, forestry conservation and Landfill Gas Capture projects. (Source: JetBlue, PR, Travel Pulse, 13 Aug., 2020) Contact: JetBlue, David Barger, President, CEO, (718) 286-7900, www.jetblue.com; ; Neste, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com; CarbonFund, www.carbonfund.org
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Of the $1.3 million, $1 million is for streetlight conversions through the Efficient Building Fund (EBF), and $350,000 is a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan for a storm water mitigation project adjacent to the future Pawtucket-Central Falls Train Station.
The Efficient Buildings Fund provides below-market interest rate loans to municipalities, school districts and quasi-state entities to invest in clean energy projects. Since 2016, the Efficient Buildings Fund has reduced energy, maintenance and debt-service costs for municipalities by approximately $66 million through investments in onshore wind, solar, LED lighting and highly efficient heating and cooling improvements. These projects are estimated to reduce emissions equivalent to the annual carbon footprint of 3,400 American homes. Overall, the Bank's Efficient Buildings Fund has provided $33 million in loans to thirteen borrowers across the state.
(Source: Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, PR, 13 Aug., 2020) Contact: Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank , (401) 453-4430, www,rib.org
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By 2022, the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity aims to produce 20 pct of the country's energy from renewable sources by 2022 increasing to 42 pct by 2035.
The total installed capacity of renewable energy will be 5.5GW -- 2.8GW from hydroelectric, 2.7GW from wind and solar plants, and 1.4GW from the Benban Solar Complex. (Source: Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, Energy Egypt Newsletter, ESI, 11 Aug., 2020)
Contact: Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, www.energyegypt.net/tag/eetc
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Qualifying energy efficiency projects include:
Eligible expenses for these projects include:
The program aims to introduce energy saving measures and energy efficiency upgrade subsidies of as much as 85 pct -- to a maximum of €50,000 -- to 60,000 Greek households per year until 2030.
The program would cover: insulation improvements, solar system installations, energy storage, smart energy management systems, smart lighting with remote control, HVAC upgrades and other energy saving measures. The program is expected to launch this fall.
(Source: Balkan Green Energy News, 11 Aug., 2020)
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