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Powering African Mines: What Role Will Renewables Play in Addressing Mining’s Current Power Crisis?

Anglo American Platinum is stepping up its investigation of renewables now that South Africa’s main energy utility, Eskom, is experiencing energy shortfalls. “This is a very big challenge for us,” says Gerhard van den Berg, the company’s principal engineer, energy. “With Eskom having shortages and not being able to ...
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Listen Up: Affordable Solar Panels Made in the USA

Most of my rooftop solar customers express a preference for buying "Made in the U.S.A.” solar panels. And they were willing to pay a premium for domestically manufactured panels. But because there were very few U.S. manufacturers — and hundreds of overseas companies manufacturing panels at lower prices — the pr...

Quantifying Returns: Does Energy Storage Coupled with PV Offer Big Savings?

Still in their infancy, battery-based intelligent storage systems haven't built up the performance track record most banks and investors like to see when committing capital to a new technology, project or company.

Biomass Plant Generates Electricity and Opportunity for UK Community

The Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant, a straw-fired combined heat and power plant in predominantly agricultural Lincolnshire, UK, provides environmental, financial, and social benefits to its community and to the country, strengthening the ties between the power industry and those it serves.

Renewable Energy Is Beginning To Power Africa

According to the International Energy Agency, sub-Saharan Africa will require more than $300 billion in investment to achieve universal electricity access by 2030. Committing more than $7 billion in U.S. government support and attracting nearly three-times that in private sector funding, Power Africa, which launched...
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Two Workers Die in “Landslide” at Hamzadere Dam Irrigation System in Turkey

Greg Poindexter May 27, 2015 Two construction workers died as the result of a landslide and additional workers were injured on May 22 at the construction site of the Hamzadere Dam Irrigation System in the Ipsala district of Edirne, Turkey. Edirne is i...

Morocco's 2GW Solar Plan One Step Closer

Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg May 27, 2015 Sener Grupo de Ingenieria SA won a 500 million-euro ($542 million) contract to build one of the world’s biggest solar-thermal power plant complexes in Morocco. Sener will begin constructing the 200-megawatt Noor II and 150...
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US Companies Invest Millions in Ukraine Bioenergy Despite Turbulent Policy

Vladislav Vorotnikov, International Correspondent May 27, 2015 Massachusetts-based Briggs Capital plans to invest US$250 million in the Ukraine bioenergy sector within the next several years, according to its CEO Rhode Robertson. The announcement was made amid significant problems in ...
Solar panels

The A-to-Z of PPAs, And How a New Boom in Solar Is Just Beginning

Megan Birney, Wiser Capital May 27, 2015 A new solar industry boom is upon us, and this one is here to stay. Finally widespread, mid-scale commercial solar projects are becoming a reality and the catalyst is third-party ownership, accelerated by innovation in pow...
Mining

Powering African Mines: What Role Will Renewables Play in Addressing Mining’s Current Power Crisis?

Elizabeth Judd, Correspondent May 27, 2015 Anglo American Platinum is stepping up its investigation of renewables now that South Africa’s main energy utility, Eskom, is experiencing energy shortfalls. “This is a very big challenge for us,” says Gerhard van den Berg...
World Energy Council

Global Hydroelectric Power Could Double by 2050, WEC Report Says

Michael Harris May 26, 2015

Global hydroelectric power capacity could double to 2,000 GW by 2050 or sooner, according to a report released this week by the World Energy Council.

Solar energy and wind energy

Wind and Solar Account for 100 Percent of New US Generating Capacity in April

Kenneth Bossong, Sun Day Campaign May 26, 2015 In what is becoming a frequent occurrence, if not predictable pattern, renewable energy sources once again dominate in the latest federal monthly update on new electrical generating capacity brought into service in the Uni...

"Lower Cost Solar" a Utility-Scale Fig Leaf for an Outdated Monopoly Model

John Farrell In his Sunday Wall Street Journal commentary on May 17, Brian Potts suggests that cost is the bottom line in the electric customer shift to solar, and that rooftop solar costs too much. But his defense of the utility's view...

Solar Power Grid Parity Coming Faster Than Expected

John Farrell Back in 2012, ILSR released a pair of reports on the solar Rooftop Revolution, noting that one-third of Americans would live in a metropolitan area where the cost of solar energy from their roof would be less than the cost ...

Solarites or Solar-lites? The Revolution from A to Z

William Hirshman 05/22/2015 PV and ME presents the results of the first annual — and grossly incomplete — ABC’s of great and not-so great Solar Revolutionaries. Solar Revolutionary RankingLow  — 1   2   3&n...

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