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  • Negros biomass firm to introduce three new biomass facilities

    Negros Island Biomass Holdings, Inc. (NIBH), a biomass power generation firm has reportedly lined up three biomass projects in Negros Occidental, Philippines. As per trusted sources, the expansion strategy is in response to the government’s FiT (feed-in-tariff) program that offers incentives to biomass developers ...


    By CMFE Research

  • XANT goes to Africa

    XANT is very proud to announce we will deliver the XANT M wind turbine for the mini-grids of 4 fishermen villages on the Mauritanian cost north of the capital Nouakchott. The project objective is to optimize the existing mini-grids in Mauritania by increasing the share of renewable energy and developing appropriate business models to ensure sustainability of the systems.  The project is ...


    By XANT NV

  • Competition in Colombia Sparks Renewable Energy Expansion

    Following more than a year of coordination with NREL and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Colombia will host its first renewable energy auction in 2019. The use of auctions to procure renewable energy has already been adopted by many of Colombia's South American neighbors and approximately 50 countries worldwide. For Colombia, it is an opportunity to bring in low-cost, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Salesforce funds wind energy project, expands business in Chicago

    San Francisco based Salesforce, a cloud computing mammoth providing sales cloud, service cloud, and marketing cloud services to clients, has reportedly made plans to support a wind farm construction project in McLean County, in a bid to enhance its reach in the Chicago region. Astonishingly, this renewable energy project has been in the planning phase for the last 10 years, claim sources. ...


    By CMFE Research

  • TBEA Co. to invest in a $209 million hydropower project in Gabon

    TBEA Co., Ltd., a Chinese energy company, has reportedly announced to invest in a $209 million (€180 million) hydropower venture in the West African nation of Gabon. As per reliable sources, the firm will also be investing in the nation’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF).General Coordinator of Bureau of Coordination and Planning for an emerging Gabon, Liban Soleman stated that the plant will have a ...


    By CMFE Research

  • Soligent to Partner with American-Based Module Manufacturer, Mission Solar Energy

    Soligent Distribution has partnered with American-Based Module Manufacturer, Mission Solar Energy to expand its high quality product offerings. August 23, 2018, Solar & Wind, Energy Storage Grids Soligent Distribution, the largest pure play solar distributor in the United ...


    By Mission Solar Energy, LLC

  • IRENA Outlines Importance of Energy Transition in Global Innovation Index

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has outlined the innovation priorities needed to accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy system. The Agency authored a chapter of the recently published 2018 Global Innovation Index (GII) report, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • A typical island : 100% renewables in sight

    Introduction The location is an island in the Atlantic Ocean and one of the more remote places on this earth. The local utility company has put out an RFP for the installation and operation of renewable power plants on the island grid. Applicants should act as Independent Power Producers (IPP) and propose a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The island has raised the bar proclaiming the ...


    By XANT NV

  • Oil major Exxon Mobil invites bids for clean energy expansion in Texas

    America’s largest oil company, Exxon Mobil has recently announced that it is actively seeking proposals to buy and expand its renewable energy operations in Texas. The company has sent out a request for proposals with a deadline of June 8, 2019, asking the Lone Star State wind and solar companies to pitch contracts. A report by ...


    By CMFE Research

  • I&M Offers New Option for Green Power

    Indiana Michigan Power has launched a new way for Indiana customers to support renewable energy. IM Green offers customers the opportunity to attribute all or part of their energy use to renewable wind and solar energy generated in Indiana and Michigan for as little as $3.53 per month for a typical home. The optional payment goes directly to supporting renewable generation and IM Green costs. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • J. M. Smucker Co. Signs Up for Nebraska Wind Power

    The J. M. Smucker Co., whose brands include Smucker’s, Jif, Folgers and Crisco, has entered into a long-term wind power purchase agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE). Smucker will purchase 60 MW of the 230 MW Plum Creek Wind Project, located in Wayne County, Neb. Starting in 2020, ...


    By North American Windpower

  • Wind Catcher Energy Connection Canceled After Rejection in Texas

    As a result of the Public Utility Commission of Texas’ July 26 decision to deny approval of the project, American Electric Power (AEP) has announced the cancellation of the $4.5 billion, 2 GW Wind Catcher Energy Connection project. The project had been approved by the  ...


    By North American Windpower

  • Dominion Energy Launches Grid Transformation Program

    Dominion Energy Virginia customers stand to benefit from a smarter, stronger and greener energy grid in the first set of plans filed this week under the Grid Transformation & Security Act (GTSA). The landmark legislation, signed by Gov. Ralph Northam, became effective  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Department of Energy Announces $95 Million in Small Business Research and Development Grants

    Recently (7/16), the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will award 95 grants totaling $95 million to 80 small businesses in 26 states.  Funded through DOE's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, today's selections are for Phase II research and development.  Small businesses that demonstrated technical feasibility for ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Cheaper Solar Power takes less Investment

    Solar energy investment is set to fall in 2018 due to cutbacks in China and lower equipment costs, according to research from Bloomberg NEF. It said there would be a mixed picture for global clean energy investment in 2018 with dollar investment in solar under pressure, while commitments to wind power and energy smart technologies such as electric vehicles and batteries were running above last ...

  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches HighFlow Wind Energy, its latest reinforcement fabric for wind turbine blade manufacturing

    ”We are very pleased to introduce Ahlstrom-Munksjö HighFlow to the wind energy industry today” states Pekka Helynranta, VP Building and Wind.  “As blades are getting longer and laminates thicker, resin infusibility is becoming more critical; Highflow Wind Energy delivers unrivalled resin infusion, minimizes air voids and reduces total cost of ownership by up to ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Hyundai Wants to Build Energy Storage Units with Used Battery Packs

    【Summary】Hyundai has teamed with Finnish energy-technology company Wärtsilä to use use “second-life” electric-car batteries for stationary energy storage. Now that automakers are all working on electric vehicles, the issue of what happens to used batteries has come up. Hyundai, with help from Finnish energy-technology company Wärtsilä, has come up ...

  • Sempra Energy Announces Portfolio Optimization Initiatives

    Sempra Energy  recently (6/28) announced that, following a comprehensive strategic review of its businesses and asset portfolio over the past year, the company intends to sell several energy infrastructure assets, including its entire portfolio of U.S. wind and U.S. solar assets, as well as certain U.S. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Renewable Energy Aggregators Now on Accelerated Path to 100% Baseload Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy Aggregators (REA) recently announced a new streamlined path to market for their first two northeastern Pennsylvania projects. Recent orders of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) disclaimed licensing jurisdiction over these 500-megawatt projects, allowing them to proceed without the need to secure a federal license under the Federal Power Act. As a result, REA ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Xcel Energy Submits Colorado Energy Plan Economic Impact Study

    Xcel Energy Colorado's preferred Colorado Energy Plan for meeting its future generation needs would have significant and positive economic impacts over the next two decades for both the state and Pueblo County, according to a recent study conducted by the research division of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. "As we continue to evaluate the impacts of our proposal, we ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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