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James Dyson presents a new model of Dyson hair dryer. Photo by Nobuyuki Hayashi via Creative Commons.

Dyson pulls plan to make electric vehicles

Above: James Dyson presents a new model of Dyson hair dryer. Photo by Nobuyuki Hayashi via Creative Commons. Vacuum maker Dyson will not enter the electric car market after all, James Dyson announced Thursday. Dyson, the...
Located in St. Lucie County, the FPL Loggerhead Solar Energy Center celebrates the area’s favorite part-time resident: the iconic Loggerhead sea turtle. Credit: FPL

FPL plans nation’s largest community solar program; includes low-income focus

Florida Power & Light Company today announced that it is garnering more support from solar stakeholders for its FPL SolarTogether, a proposed new offering for FPL customers that would be the largest community solar program in the...

Ameresco developing 27-MW solar farm in north-central Illinois

Renewables and energy storage developer Ameresco will design and build an Illinois solar farm which could generate 37,000 MWh in its first year of operation, the company said. Work on the DePue solar farm is...

6-MW/48-MWh battery storage system unveiled on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts

National Grid yesterday unveiled what it says is one of the largest battery energy storage resources in the Northeast United States. Built on the island of Nantucket, in Massachusetts, the 6 megawatt (MW)/48 megawatt-hour (MWh) Battery Energy Storage...
With millions in the dark, a California solar company touts cost benefits of solar plus storage

With millions in the dark, a California solar company touts benefits of solar plus...

Today California utility Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) began the first phase of its Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) during which the power will be cut to up to 800,000 customers, according to the utility. The utility...

Germany pledges $330m for green hydrogen research

Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research has pledged to pump at least another €300m ($330m) into research on green hydrogen by 2023, on top of €180m that it had already allocated. This investment forms part...
Image: Turbines at DTE's Pinnebog Wind Park. Credit: DTE Energy

GE scores 132.5-MW onshore wind win in Brazil with EDF

The renewables arm of U.S.-based General Electric has been awarded a contract to supply 132.5 MW of wind turbines from its Cypress platform to EDF Renewables in Brazil. GE Renewable Energy will deliver 25 of its 5.3-MW machines, its largest onshore wind...

Primer on RECs: how they work and how they’re changing the world

Renewable energy certificates (RECs) have been one of the most effective means to increase the use of renewable energy.

OPG finalizes acquisition of Cube Hydro

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has finalized the acquisition of Cube Hydro Partners and Helix Partners (collectively Cube Hydro), an owner and operator of small and medium-sized hydropower facilities in the northeast and southeast U.S., from I Squared...
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German government report finds significantly less conventional generation needed for a stable grid

A new report published by the German Federal Network Agency “Bundesnetzagentur” examines periods of negative electricity prices from 2016 to 2018. Negative electricity prices occur when too much power is being fed into the grid and operators of...