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Blade-signing event held for construction of 242-MW wind farm in Missouri

A celebration and blade-signing event took place this week for the 242-MW Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center, a wind farm being built north of Maryville, Mo. Tenaska says this wind farm will contain 111 turbines, supplied by...

Operations achieved at 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant between Laos and Thailand

Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. announces that the 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant has begun commercial operations. The plant is operated by Nam Ngiep 1 Power Company, which received the Commercial Operation Date certificate from the Electricity Generating...
Holtec, Eos create battery manufacturing JV

Holtec, Eos create battery manufacturing JV

Eos Energy Storage and energy equipment firm Holtec International are creating a joint venture to produce Eos’ next generation of large-scale zinc batteries. HI-POWER LLC will combine Eos’ automated battery manufacturing design and Holtec’s infrastructure experience to...
Used 24" diameter drill bits at the site of the geothermal project in the UK.. These weigh around 600kgs. Credit: GEL

UK closes in on first geothermal power after successful drilling outcome

By Jeremy Hodges The U.K. could be producing electricity from a geothermal plant for the first time early next decade after drilling at a site in southwest England showed it could become a viable part of...

Fifth GE wind turbine collapse leaves worker injured

 A utility worker at the Delta 6 wind park in Brazil has been injured following yet another collapse of a GE turbine, bringing the total number of turbines to have failed in the America’s to five...
Community Solar

Xcel Energy seeks changes as ‘value of solar’ rate spike looms in Minnesota

After falling for a few years, the rate paid to community solar projects is projected to surge in 2020 if changes aren’t made. Minnesota’s largest utility wants to change how the state calculates its trailblazing...

Clean energy investment set to hit $2.6 trillion this decade

William Mathis, Bloomberg The global energy supply is turning greener. Investment in new renewable energy is on course to total $2.6 trillion in the years from 2010 through the end of 2019, according to a study...
NorthWestern Energy plans to upgrade 8-MW Madison powerhouse

NorthWestern Energy plans to upgrade 8-MW Madison powerhouse

NorthWestern Energy has announced plans to upgrade its 8-MW Madison Powerhouse with the installation of four new turbine-generator units. The turbines and generators in the Madison Powerhouse, on the Madison River about 10 miles north...

Massachusetts looks to follow California with solar mandate for new homes V2

A pair of bills would require solar panels on new buildings but include exemptions for shaded or nonviable properties.  A pair of bills moving through the Massachusetts Legislature would require solar panels on most new...