During the early morning hours of April 15, with a steady breeze blowing down Colorado's Front Range, the state's biggest utility set a U.S. record -- nearly 57% of the electricity being generated was coming from wind power. As dawn came and the 1.4 million customers in Xcel Energy's service district began turning on the lights, toasters and other appliances, the utility's coal and natural gas-fired power plants ramped up production and brought wind's contribution back closer to its 2012 average of 17%. lities have long been wary of placing too much finicky renewable power on the grid. "A lot of utilities don't want to contract large amounts of wind because it's volatile," said Amy Grace, a wind analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. "Anything over 25%, and utilities get nervous." Colorado's overnight high-water mark demonstrated that utilities can indeed incorporate cleaner power sources into the mix.
Congress to meet on how to capitalize on the emerging opportunities in Biomass & Bioenergy projects for West & Central Africa
Chase Wind will be representing several wind turbine manufacturers at the August 7-9 outdoor farm show in Seneca Falls, NY. Come Xzeres and Bergey demonstrators and information will be available on several other manufacturers, Northern, AOC, Jacobs, Gaia, Endurance, Evance, WES, Vergnet, WiPo, etc.
Leaders of four renewable energy trade associations today commended a last-minute vote by the Senate Finance Committee yesterday afternoon to extend and enhance production tax credits (PTCs) for all renewable energy sources. The tax credits are essential for the development of clean energy-generating facilities by offsetting the high cost of construction. Yesterday's action by the Committee will give renewable baseload technologies equitable access to this important program by allowing eligible facilities to qualify for the tax credits when construction is commenced. "We are highly encouraged that the Senate Finance Committee passed this tax credit extension, and we urge the full Senate and the House to approve the credit before the end of the 112th Congress," said Bob Cleaves, President and CEO of Biomass Power Association. "The construction of new biomass facilities can be prohibitively expensive, and our industry relies on one-time tax credits to attract private investors to support the building of new plants. An extension of PTCs will help ensure that renewable energy sources continue to produce a growing share of electricity for our nation."
The projects are located on the island of Oahu and are primarily ground mount solar systems.
The Distributed Wind Energy Association Applauds Congressional Leadership for Clearing Crucial Hurdle to Investment Tax Credit Extension
Overwhelming Bi-Partisan Support in Senate Finance Committee Key to Successful Passage
Modification of Qualifying Criteria is Critical for Continued Growth of Baseload Energy Sources Biomass, Hydropower, Waste-to-Energy and Geothermal
Energy Law Expands Customer Access to Solar
Focus "The Future Sustainable City" - October 18-19, 2012
The general contractor from North Frisia has already built plants with a total output of 75 MW in the current year / International business gains momentum: first major project in France / Leading storage technology innovator: market introduction of the world's first series-ready PEM hydrogen electrolyzer
Plan PV systems around the world using the English version of Centrocheck
Ecofoot PV mounting used for the installation of a 127.5kW solar PV system on two rooftops of a Clarion Hotel in El Centro California
TXCHPI Anticipates Economic and Environmental Benefits From New Air Permit for On-Site Power Production
Enhancing the Global Development and Production of Geothermal Energy
The new feed-in-tariff (FIT), approved June 27 and retroactive to April 1, means the pattern for solar installation in Germany will change this year
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