Energias Renovables

sonnen To Build Innovative Residential Energy Storage Community in the US

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mié, 10/18/2017 - 16:30

Each home in the new community will have solar PV and a sonnenBatterie installed, enabling every household to produce and consume most of its own electricity, according to sonnen.

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UK's First Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Up and Running

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mié, 10/18/2017 - 15:46

Today the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opened Hywind Scotland, which the company is touting as the first floating wind farm in the world. The long awaited Statoil Hywind floating offshore wind farm is a 30-MW project located at Bucham Deep, which is 25 km from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. The project is operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar and uses Siemens 6-MW turbines. Through this pilot project Statoil hopes to drop the cost of offshore wind energy to a range of €40-60 €/MWh by 2030. 

 

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The Effect of Natural Disasters on Electricity Prices

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mar, 10/17/2017 - 22:14

Solar leasing promoters have long claimed that electricity costs will keep rising, but we haven’t see this happening – yet.  Actually, almost all of the standard generation sources are benefiting from lower costs – natural gas is low, coal is low, and nuclear is… well it’s not dramatically more expensive than it has been. There is no doubt in my mind, however, that prices are going to go up.

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Listen Up: Running a Successful Local Solar Business

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mar, 10/17/2017 - 20:47

Large companies are predominant in most industries. But when it comes to rooftop solar installations, small is beautiful. Although there have been several large national-scale solar installers, in the aggregate the smaller, local companies dominate. 

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Three Technology Trends and Their Effects on Data and Software

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mar, 10/17/2017 - 18:54

Companies using OSIsoft’s PI system gathered this week in London at the OSIsoft EMEA Users Conference to talk about the realities of what Martin Otterson calls the velocity, variety and volume of data in the modern business world.

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A Helpful Roadmap for California's Certified “Smart Inverters”

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mar, 10/17/2017 - 17:45

Solar inverters are becoming more intelligent this year. California’s Rule 21, which is now partially in effect, governs the safety of PV arrays and their interconnection communications with the local investor-owned utility. 

The rule has three basic phases, of which the first came into effect Sept. 8 under a draft resolution of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The effective date for the other two phases has not yet been set, however a CPUC vote on the draft resolution is set for October 12, and a California Smart Inverter Working Group (SWIG) workshop on Phases 2 and 3 is scheduled for Nov. 17.

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Time-of-Use Rates Will Turn the Tables for Energy Storage

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 10/13/2017 - 18:26

It is not always good to be first. Last June, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) was the first utility in California to hit its net-metering cap and move to Net Energy Metering 2.0 (NEM 2.0). Now, SDG&E will again be the first utility to start the shift to time-of-use (TOU) period, effective on Dec. 1, 2017.

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How to Submit Comments on Perry’s Proposal for Grid Reliability

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Jue, 10/12/2017 - 14:59

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the process for approving Secretary Rick Perry’s proposed rule on grid reliability and resilience pricing, it’s important to get to know the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) online system.

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Stanford Team Takes Ambitious Car to the World Solar Challenge

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mié, 10/11/2017 - 22:24

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has occurred every two years for three decades, is the oldest solar-powered car race, spanning more than 1,800 miles across the entire Outback from Darwin to Adelaide.

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Can Storage Expand Wind's Share of the Energy Mix?

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mié, 10/11/2017 - 21:48

Leading wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is looking toward energy storage solutions in a bid to improve wind power economics and grid integration.

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This Is the Microsoft Deal That Will Boost Wind-Turbine Battery Tech

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mar, 10/10/2017 - 18:44

Microsoft Corp. yesterday said it is supporting a new project in Ireland that will be first the European wind farm to integrate batteries in each wind turbine.

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Are Batteries Destined for Explosive Growth in the EU?

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mar, 10/10/2017 - 18:27

Investors seeking exponential growth may want to take a look at batteries, according to the European Union’s top energy official.

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All PV Predictions Were Wrong

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Mar, 10/10/2017 - 17:29

At the Intersolar Middle East Conference, which took place on September 26 and 27 in Dubai, 86 international speakers presented past, present and future solar PV market developments. A total of 408 attendees made the Intersolar conference in Dubai the biggest standalone PV conference in the region.

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3@3 on Solar PV: The Solar Vortex, Renewables, and Puerto Rico

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Lun, 10/09/2017 - 20:10

Today's topics include an examination of how two large and looming events in the U.S. power industry could seriously undermine the growth of renewables. Plus, how the industry is mobilizing to offer new hope to hurricane-damaged islands. 

 

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World Solar Challenge is an Amazing Adventure in Engineering

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Lun, 10/09/2017 - 18:41

In its 30th year, the organizers of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge have made the journey even more challenging in 2017 by reducing the size of the solar array that powers the cars.

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Will Solar, Storage Arrival In Puerto Rico Be a Breakthrough?

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Lun, 10/09/2017 - 17:12

The U.S. solar industry is about to airlift rooftop solar panels and batteries to Puerto Rico, where more than 90 percent of homes and businesses remain without electricity after Hurricane Maria destroyed the grid. The first plane of supplies is set to leave this week.

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Grid Resiliency is a Problem, But Stockpiling Coal isn’t the Answer

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 10/06/2017 - 22:42

The U.S. Department of Energy’s recently proposed rulemaking, which directs FERC to “properly value” coal and nuclear power plants for their ability to be “resilient” by having a 90-day pile of fuel onsite, totally misunderstands the problem of grid resiliency. 

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How To Shine In The Solar Village

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 10/06/2017 - 18:39

At noon Eastern Standard Time today — the second day of competition for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in Denver — the Northwestern University team was sitting in first place, according to scores released on the competition website.

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Project of the Year 2017 Finalists Announced

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Vie, 10/06/2017 - 12:00

Fourteen outstanding power projects were selected from industry-nominated projects in five categories: Coal, Combined Heat & Power (CHP), Energy Storage, Natural Gas, and Renewables.

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Trump Has a Plan to Save Coal and Hobble Clean Energy

Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com - Jue, 10/05/2017 - 15:03

President Donald Trump may soon have a chance to prove wrong the notion that economics will kill the U.S. coal industry and keep clean energy thriving.

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