Energy efficiency, which is post electricity generation, may be regarded as a secondary activity.
On Monday, Renewable Energy World and Power Engineering announced the finalists for the 2015 Project of the Year Awards. Projects are nominated by the industry and finalists are selected by a committee of editors from PennWell Corporation.
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The Minnesota Department of Commerce in September released environmental reviews for two utility-scale solar projects totaling about 163 MW.
September 16 was a big day at Younicos this year, as it marked the one-year anniversary of the commissioning of Europe’s first commercial battery park in Schwerin. The mood among the political and energy industry leaders who gathered to mark the occasion in this picturesque Northern German town was upbeat: The 5-megawatt system, designed and delivered by Younicos, had exceeded revenue forecasts in its first year of operation. It had not only won every weekly auction for primary frequency regulation it had bid into, it also achieved an impressive average price of €3,810 per megawatt. And the outlook is even more gratifying: By the end of August, the revenue target for the 2015 calendar year had already been reached.
DOE released a final programmatic environmental impact statement for Hawaii to provide federal, state and county governments as well as the public and developers with a reference document for project-specific environmental reviews.
California lawmakers on Friday passed a watered-down version of what state Senate President Kevin de Leon had billed as part of the “most far-reaching effort to fight climate change in the history of our nation.”
Duke Energy Renewables on Sept. 9 said it has completed four solar power projects in Eastern North Carolina, adding 30 MW of solar in the state. The projects are located in the towns of Creswell, Everetts, Battleboro and Sunbury.
If you want to see how U.S. utilities could lose control of the electricity industry, keep an eye on Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood, which spent a week in the dark after Hurricane Sandy hit New York in 2012.
Developers installed 1.4 GW of solar power in the U.S. in the second quarter, up 8.7 percent from a year earlier, putting the country on track for a record 7.7 GW this year.