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The U.S. solar industry's new growth region: Trump country

Nichola Groom for Reuters: The 10 fastest-growing U.S. solar markets between the second quarters of 2016 and 2017 were Western, Midwestern or Southern states that voted for Trump.

Interview with Richard Reno of GE Power Conversion’s Renewables Segment

Our strategy is to look at complete system and plant design – so everything to do with electrification, grid integration and connection, exceptionally also extends to the panels themselves – to provide one integrated package to customers to optimize overall plant desig

Interview with Doug Campbell, CEO of Solid Power

Solid Power is developing the next-generation of all solid-state rechargeable batteries. Our materials platform is centered around our solid electrolyte, which takes the place of both the separator and traditional liquid electrolyte in our cells.

Trump's Solar Tariff Confusion Creates An Opportunity

The solar sector is reeling from confusion, and stock prices are reeling right along with it.

Wind Energy Sector Growth: UK & Beyond

From wind turbines to wave power, renewables is a buoyant market. However, it’s wind power that has made the most significant impact on how we generate and use energy — and we’re becoming increasingly reliant on it as an energy source.

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Offshore wind farms have powerful advantage over land-based turbines, study finds

Eli Kintisch for Science: Floating wind turbines at sea could create up to three times as much electricity as turbines on land, increasing the energy potential for a technology that has yet to be proven at scale.

Solar-Powered Cars Compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Justin Hughes for The Drive: The 30th anniversary of the solar car race shows how far technology has progressed since its inception.

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with solar

BBC: Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.

Saudi Arabia Gets Cheapest Bids for Solar Power in Auction

Anthony Dipaola for Bloomberg: The energy ministry said Abu Dhabi’s Masdar and Electricite de France SA bid to supply power from a 300-megawatt photovoltaic plant for as little as 6.69736 halalas a kilowatt hour, or 1.79 cents, according to a webcast of the bid-opening ce

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Wind Farm Data Management and Analysis Forum, Hamburg

Natural Power's Market Analysis Manager, Jeff Bryan, will be speaking at the Wind Farm Data Management and Analysis Forum in Germany this week. His presentation 'Using data to improve O&M efficiency and drive down the LCOE' will take place on 18th October at 09.25 hours in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg.

Dominion Energy Virginia Seeking Solar and Onshore Wind Generation Proposals

The facilities must be located in Virginia and be interconnected to Dominion Energy Virginia's transmission and/or distribution system.

Tabuchi Electric America Donates Solar-Plus-Storage Solutions to Help Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands Accelerate Power Restoration

The plug-and-play system includes a hybrid bi-directional solar inverter, 10 kWh lithium ion batteries, an integrated Battery Management System, Automatic Transfer Switch, and a programmable Remote Control.

Positive Climate in the Waste-to-Energy Industry

The business climate index within the area of thermal waste treatment has stabilised at a high level in 2017. That is the conclusion of the latest Waste-to-Energy (WtE) industry barometer.

TÜV SÜD expands accreditation in the field of offshore wind energy

The national accreditation body for the Federal Republic of Germany (DAkkS) has accredited TÜV SÜD as the first certification body authorised to carry out certification of the correct marking of offshore wind turbines according to the guidelines of the German Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV). This expansion of TÜV SÜD's existing accreditations will enable the international provider of technical services to contribute significantly to ensuring efficient and safe nautical traffic near German offshore wind farms.

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