Turbines for First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

The Maritime Executive:  Preparations for the groundbreaking Block Island Wind Farm – America's first – are well under way, with the regulatory permits obtained, the funding procured and the jacket installation complete. Now the actual equipment for the farm, towers, blades and five massive turbines have been shipped, ready for assembly.  The blades arrrived in Providence, RI from Denmark on the general cargo shipSuomigracht late last month, and the turbines are on board the Fred Olsen jackup construction vessel Brave Tern, currently under way across the North Atlantic. When theTern arrives, it will begin the process of installing the towers; that work is expected to begin in August.  The 20-mile cable connecting Block Island with the mainland was completed on June 28 – providing the island with its first electrical and fiber optic connection ever. Deepwater Wind, the developer and operator of the farm, has completed a separate cable linking the facility with Block Island, and expects to finish cable linkages between the five wind towers this month.   Cont'd...

Africa Off Grid Solar Lighting Market worth USD 1.4 billion by 2024

"Africa Off Grid Solar Lighting Market Size By Product (Solar Lantern System, Solar Home System and Large Solar Home System) By Application (Residential, Commercial, Industrial), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Rwanda, Nigeria, Zambia, South Africa), Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 - 2024"

American wind power to post mid-year results

Industry chalks up big announcements in second quarter of 2016

Why flying a kite could be the future of clean energy

Antony Michels for Yahoo Finance:  David Schaefer wants to sell $50,000 kites to farmers to help them generate electricity by harnessing the power of the wind. Schaefer, 54, is the CEO of eWind Solutions, a Beaverton, Oregon, company he founded in 2013 after quitting his job as director of mechanical engineering at Xerox. “Imagine when you were a kid in a field flying the kite,” Schaefer says. “When the wind picks up you remember feeling that pull on the string. Well that pull is really energy. That’s what we’re doing. We’re harnessing that energy.”   Cont'd...

U.S. Solar Panel Market Size is expected to witness significant growth from 2016 to 2023

"U.S. Solar Panel Market Size, Industry Outlook Report, Regional Analysis, Application Development, Price Trend, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2016 - 2023"

Australia Solar Photovoltaic Market is likely to witness significant gains in this region owing to the surge in demand from residential and commercial sectors

"Australia Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2016 - 2023"

Tech and Solar Organizations Release Paper on Rate Design for a Distributed Grid

The paper titled, "Rate Design for a Distributed Grid," describes a wide range of benefits for all consumers that come from distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar. These benefits include reduced need for electric generation, transmission and distribution capacity, lower energy costs, and reduced price volatility.

SEIA Joins Settlement to Resolve El Paso Electric's Rate Case

Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the unanimous settlement filed today to resolve El Paso Electric's 2015 rate case:

Can We Place Solar Panels in Space?

Since clouds, atmosphere and nighttime are absent in space, satellite-based solar panels would be able to capture and transmit substantially more energy than terrestrial solar panels.

Africa solar photovoltaic market size is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 10% from 2016 to 2023: Global Market Insights Inc.

"Africa Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market Size, Industry Outlook Report, Regional Analysis, Application Development, Price Trend, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2016 - 2023"

Intersolar and ees North America 2016 Draw Record Crowd

18,000+ Attend Intersolar and ees North America; Tracks Growth for Solar and Energy Storage

PVinsights: Solar prices extend longest losing streak since 2016

The prices of both multi-crystalline and mono-crystalline modules continue to tumble this week. The slower demand in China has triggered fears over solar market turbulence, not just in China but across the Asia, with contagious spillovers to the global markets. The solar panel prices in China have experienced a great pressure as the competition among the suppliers become extremely intense in order to compete for limited solar projects especially after more domestic production capacities ramped up by Chinese 2nd tier suppliers. Meanwhile, in order to digest the excess stockpiles that left from slow China demand, the 2nd tier Chinese module suppliers also intend to strengthen its presences in the key solar markets, India and SEA where no punitive tariff are enforced. Hence, solar panel prices in these regions have seen fierce price competition with price quotes around $0.40/watt.

ATI Finalizes Tracker Shipments to 191 MW Springbok 2 Solar Farm

Springbok 1 and 2 expected to replace 580,000 metric tons of CO2 per year

DuraTrack HZ v3 Made a Splash on Display at Intersolar NA 2016

Array Technologies' industry leading solar tracker showcased simplicity and flexibility.

Wave Solar Announces Partnership With Mosaic

Deal will Provide Lead Generation Services to Mosaic Partners To Dramatically Lower Customer Acquisition Costs

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