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Siemens Gamesa awards UL new contracts for wind turbine certification

Siemens Gamesa awards UL new contracts for wind turbine certification

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has selected UL (Underwriters Laboratories) for the provision of inspection and certification services for the company’s most advanced turbine designs.
DNV verifies Gazelle Wind Power’s hybrid floating platform

DNV verifies Gazelle Wind Power’s hybrid floating platform

Global assurance and risk management provider DNV has verified the hybrid floating wind platform developed by Gazelle Wind Power with a statement of feasibility. Gazelle Wind Power’s platform combines the features of tension-leg and semi-submersible platforms to enable deepwater wind farms up to 400 meters. “Achieving DNV verification of our disruptive platform is a major milestone that validates the 12 […]
EU May Renew US-Biodiesel Tariffs Targeting ADM to Cargill

EU May Renew US-Biodiesel Tariffs Targeting ADM to Cargill

The European Union threatened to renew tariffs on biodiesel from the U.S. for another five years in a sign of persistent trade tensions over renewable energy.
Turkey’s Biggest Hydropower Dam Project Victim of Faltering Peace Talks

Turkey’s Biggest Hydropower Dam Project Victim of Faltering Peace Talks

Construction work on two of Turkey’s biggest dam projects has ground to a halt, as the country pays a price for simmering tensions between Kurdish rebels and the government.
EU Hits Chinese Solar Glass Exporters with Tariffs Up to 42.1%

EU Hits Chinese Solar Glass Exporters with Tariffs Up to 42.1%

The European Union imposed tariffs as high as 42.1 percent on solar glass from China to curb import competition for EU producers, heightening trade tensions over renewable energy.
Solar Trade War Flares Up, Trina Drives Consolidation

Solar Trade War Flares Up, Trina Drives Consolidation

As if the solar trade war between the U.S. and China wasn’t bad enough, tensions just got worse with a preliminary ruling in Washington aimed at closing a loophole to a previous ruling imposing anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese solar panels. I’ll admit I was a bit surprised by the preliminary ruling just announced by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), as I’d […]
Rhode Island Encourages Brownfield Solar Projects

Rhode Island Encourages Brownfield Solar Projects

A Rhode Island program promoting solar development on polluted properties could help relieve tensions between the state’s fast-growing solar industry and conservationists concerned with preserving green space.
Products, Services, and Information You Can Use

Products, Services, and Information You Can Use

Superbolt Inc. offers solutions to bolting problems that can occur when bolts are removed from, and installed in, hydro plant equipment.
U.S. Department of Energy announces Groundbreaking Hydro Prize winners

U.S. Department of Energy announces Groundbreaking Hydro Prize winners

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has announced two winners of the Groundbreaking Hydro Prize, which challenged innovators to come up with new solutions to support hydropower project development by starting at square one — the foundation. The foundation of a hydropower system provides structural stability, which is essential to dam safety. However, foundation design […]
Dam Safety: Investigating Failures of Post-Tensioned Anchors

Dam Safety: Investigating Failures of Post-Tensioned Anchors

When seven post-tensioned anchors along the intake canal wall at the Alvkarleby hydroelectric station in Sweden failed, dam safety engineers for owner Vattenfall AB conducted an exhaustive investigation of the nature and causes of the failure. The investigation gave the utility the information needed to safely restabilize the dam.