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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...
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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...

Siemens to produce hydrogen from 5-GW wind, solar plant

By James Thornhill, Bloomberg Siemens AG is partnering on a 5,000-megawatt combined solar and wind farm in Western Australia that will produce renewable hydrogen for potential export to Asia. The Murchison facility will use Siemens’ electrolyzer technology...

There’s nothing political about support for solar

It’s hard to believe the 2020 election season is upon us already, but sure enough, candidates are on the campaign trail, dominating the news. Beyond the politics and the soundbites, however, is an interesting trend. It may...

PacifiCorp highlights wind, solar, storage additions and coal subtraction in latest resource plan

West coast utility PacifiCorp released its draft of a long-term energy plan that calls for retiring five coal-fired units in the next decade and adding more than 6,000 MW of wind and solar over...

ADB financing first large-scale floating solar PV in hydro reservoir in Viet Nam

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $37 million loan agreement with Da Nhim–Ham Thuan–Da Mi Hydro Power Joint Stock Company (DHD) to finance the installation of a 47.5-MW peak floating photovoltaic (PV)...
Bifacial solar modules have solar cells on both sides of the module to increase efficiency

Trump administration removes bi-facial solar module tariff exemption

The Trump administration dealt a fresh blow to renewable energy developers on Friday by stripping away an exemption the industry was counting on to weather the president’s tariffs on imported panels.