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Hawaii OKs Molokai island solar, battery storage project
The project will include 4.88 MW of solar panels. Its battery system will store energy and discharge up to 2.6 MW during peak hours [...]
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DNV GL in World First for Solar PV
Testing and risk management company DNV GL has issued the world’s first project certificate for photovoltaic power plants. [...]
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Solar Companies Flock to Illinois, Bringing Jobs, Enthusiasm and Some Questions
The family company Wellspring Components started four generations ago to fabricate metal for horse-drawn buggies for Amish families in Indiana. Today, its offshoot Wellspring Solar is among a growing number of national and Midwestern companies launching new solar operations in Illinois, thanks to incentives under the state’s Future Energy Jobs Act. [...]
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UK Firm in Deal with Unilever to Deliver Kenya Offgrid Solar
A UK provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems has partnered with global consumer goods giant Unilever to deliver solar power to millions of off-grid homes in Kenya. [...]
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China Solar Giants Shrug Off Market Fall, Chase Growth Plans
The top solar manufacturers in China are boosting production capacity, betting higher output will help them seize a bigger chunk of the global market that is set for its first-ever annual contraction. [...]
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SINN Power to conduct feasibility study of wave energy, other renewables in Guinea
SINN Power is conducting a study to determine how a renewable energy mix of its wave technology, small wind farms, kinematic hydroelectric plants and solar energy can be used to secure a durable and stable power supply in Guinea. [...]
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Saudi Arabia Shelves Work on SoftBank's $200 Billion Solar Project
Saudi Arabia has put on hold a $200 billion plan with SoftBank to build the world's biggest solar-power-generation project, setting back another eye-catching transformation project in the kingdom. [...]
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US Production, Consumption  of  Non-Hydro Renewables Hit Record High in 1H 2018
Non-hydro renewable energy sources (i.e., biofuels, biomass, geothermal, solar, wind) set new U.S. records for both production and consumption in the first half of 2018, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of data just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). [...]
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Commercial Rooftop Agreement Takes Finland’s Solar Up a Notch
Finnish energy company Fortum today said that it won a bid to build a network of commercial rooftop solar systems that will boost Finland’s total solar power capacity from 35 MW to 45 MW. [...]
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Indian Solar Tariff Questions Answered: Will They Delay Modi's Goals?
India has imposed duties on imports of solar equipment from China and Malaysia lasting two years. The aim is to kick-start a domestic industry that’s failed to take off in the face of ever-cheaper imports of solar cells and modules. China accounted for 89 percent of imports in the last financial year. The protectionist move risks setting back India’s climate change commitments by slowing the buildup of renewable energy capacity, even as prices for solar power in the world’s second-most pop [...]
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Analyst: We've Misunderstood Energy Efficiency
According to energy expert, Amory Lovins, CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute, the energy industry has vastly misunderstood the scope of the energy efficiency resource. Lovins claims that it’s design, not technology that can achieve incredibly energy efficiency gains. Using his own home in the Colorado Rocky Mountains as an example, Lovins shows how simple changes in design have allowed him to grow banana crops using only natural sunlight and reduce the amount of energy he uses significantly. [...]
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Why Long Island Beats California for Solar Revenue Generation
The best place to generate cash from a solar farm in the U.S. isn’t California or sunny Florida -- it’s Long Island. [...]
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Indiana Utility's 50-MW Solar Project Splits Consumer Advocates
Indiana consumer advocates are split over a solar proposal that would boost clean energy in the state but at a high cost-per-kilowatt to customers. [...]
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US Residential and Commercial Installed Solar PV Prices Still Dropping
According to the latest edition of Lawrence Berkley National Lab’s (LBNL’s) “Tracking the Sun” report, the median installed price for a solar PV system in the first part of 2018 was $2.2/W for a large non-residential system (up to 5 MW in capacity), representing a 5 percent decline over the previous period. [...]
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Energy Poll: 8 out of 10 South Koreans Want Clean Energy
According to the survey of 1,003 South Koreans across the nation, 86.2 percent of respondents said they are in favor of the expansion of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power. [...]
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Morocco Ready for Another Solar Project to Curb Energy Imports
Morocco plans to build plants to produce another 800 MW of solar power, just months after attracting bids for its Midelt project as the North African country moves to curb energy imports. [...]
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Florida Regulators Approve Solar Lease Option for Homeowners
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.  [...]
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Duke Energy Says Solar Assets at Risk of Flood Damage from Hurricane Florence
The utility is preparing for a ‘historic storm that will cause historic damage.’ [...]
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Entura appointed owner’s engineer for Kidston Stage 2 pumped hydro, solar projects
Genex Power Limited has appointed power and water consulting firm Entura to be owner’s engineer for the Kidston Stage 2 project in Australia. [...]
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Subsidy-free Solar Farms Popping Up from Britain to Italy
Next to a wheat field north of London, banks of solar panels in 35 neat rows are generating electricity without any support from the government. [...]
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Wind, Solar Provide 98 Percent of New US Generating Capacity in Jan/Feb
Wind and solar accounted for more than 98 percent of all new U.S. electrical generation placed into service in the first two months of this year. [...]
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Australian Water Utility Seeks Net-Zero Costs with Solar Plus Storage
Adelaide, South Australia, water utility SA Water is planning to achieve net-zero electricity costs by building a solar portfolio paired with energy storage. [...]
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Trump Foreign Policy Is Boosting African Solar Says Consultancy
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Unirac Acquires Residential Attachments Specialist SolarHooks
Solar PV mounting systems provider Unirac Inc. today said that it has acquired certain assets of SolarHooks, a manufacturer of residential solar roof attachments. [...]
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