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All Coast to Build Jones-Act Compliant Liftboat

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 08/18/2017 - 19:41

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

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100 Percent Renewable Powered Microgrid in Illinois Islands from the Grid for 24 Hours

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 08/18/2017 - 18:43

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. 

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An Eclipse Is Just What the US Power Sector’s Been Waiting For

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Jue, 08/17/2017 - 13:47

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.

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Offshore Oil and Gas Has Experience and Innovative Technology To Help US Offshore Wind

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Jue, 08/17/2017 - 04:17

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. 

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ScottishPower Looks to Next-Gen Turbines for East Anglia 3 Offshore Wind Farm

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mié, 08/16/2017 - 13:56

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.

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4 Emerging Trends in U.S. Offshore Wind Technologies

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 08/11/2017 - 18:54

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. 

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Green Power Still Tied Up with Red Tape in Macron’s France

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Jue, 08/10/2017 - 21:06

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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Alphabet's Green Energy Ambitions Hit Turbulence

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Jue, 08/10/2017 - 02:22

On May 16, Makani released a YouTube video. A camera pans on a T-shaped airplane, with wings stretching 85 feet holding eight small turbines and a tether connecting it to a tall ground station. The plane swoops into the air. It dips and soars, looping elegantly in circles that mimic a windmill, something it was built to replace.

 

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Oil and Gas Companies Discuss Diversification at the Offshore Wind Executive Summit

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mié, 08/09/2017 - 20:50

On Wednesday in Houston at the Offshore Wind Executive Summit, representatives from Statoil, DONG Energy, Avangrid/Iberdrola and US Wind explained why their companies decided to move into offshore wind after working in offshore oil and gas for decades.

Meagan Keiser, legal counsel for Statoil said that just this year her company launched a new division called Statoil New Energy Solutions with the aim of building a profitable renewable business. “So, my team is now working full-time in renewables,” she said.

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VL Offshore Unveils New Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mié, 08/09/2017 - 01:11

Houston-based VL Offshore (VLO) said this week that it has unveiled its Y-Wind floating offshore wind foundation.

 
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Utilities Shifting Away from Wind, Solar PPAs

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mar, 08/08/2017 - 20:00

There’s a new model emerging for growth-starved utilities looking to profit from America’s solar and wind power boom. American Electric Power Co. is using it for a $4.5 billion deal that’ll land the U.S. utility owner a massive wind farm in Oklahoma and a high-voltage transmission line to deliver the power.

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Senate Restores Quorum at FERC, Confirms DOE Deputy Secretary

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Lun, 08/07/2017 - 18:05

Quorum has been restored to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, following the unanimous confirmation of Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson by the U.S. Senate.

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The Energy Sector Needs to Adapt to Millennials—Not Vice Versa

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Lun, 08/07/2017 - 17:18

As interns at Environmental Defense Fund, we’ve been tapped as resident experts on surviving on college budgets, social media, and all things Millennial. Research tells us Millennials are the largest living generation. So, as clean energy interns this summer, we’ve learned that gives us much power to change the game for the energy sector. But in unexpected ways.

 

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Scottish Government Extends Support for Offshore Wind Accelerator

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mié, 08/02/2017 - 20:02

The Carbon Trust today said that the Scottish government has extended its financial support for the Carbon Trust’s collaborative research, development and demonstration program for offshore wind.

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Tesla Batteries May Back Up Wind Farm Off Massachusetts Coast

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mar, 08/01/2017 - 13:55

Deepwater Wind LLC is proposing to pair Tesla Inc. batteries with massive offshore wind turbines as part of a bid to supply the state of Massachusetts with clean energy generated at sea.

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Alphabet Wants to Fix Renewable Energy’s Storage Problem — With Salt

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Lun, 07/31/2017 - 15:02

Alphabet Inc.'s secretive X skunk works has another idea that could save the world. This one, code named Malta, involves vats of salt and antifreeze. 

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'American Wind Week' Launches to Teach America About the Power of Wind

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Lun, 07/31/2017 - 11:00

In late July, Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy announced the renewable “Giga-project” Wind Catcher Energy Connection, which will link more than 1.1 million residents in the south central portion of the country with wind energy harvested from what will be the second-largest wind farm in the world, located in Oklahoma. Almost simultaneously, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released Q2 2017 figures that showed a 40 percent increase in wind project development over the previous year. 

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Bay State Wind Begins Offshore Wind Site Measurement Following Assessment Plan Approval

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 07/28/2017 - 13:37

Bay State Wind last week said that it has received federal approval for a site assessment plan (SAP) for its wind farm in Massachusetts near Martha’s Vineyard, and has moved forward with measurement of lease site conditions.

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I Squared Joins Bidding for $4 Billion Equis Renewable Portfolio

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 07/28/2017 - 12:50

I Squared Capital, the infrastructure investment firm, is among suitors preparing bids for Equis Energy’s renewable power business, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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SunEdison Sets Bankruptcy Exit With Nothing for Shareholders

Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Jue, 07/27/2017 - 12:21

SunEdison Inc. won final approval for a bankruptcy plan that will leave what was once the world’s largest renewable-energy firm as a shell of its former self, with nothing for shareholders whose investment at one point had been worth about $10 billion.

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