Energy efficiency News for October 2014

Energy efficiency News Archive

First commercial ‘green’ hydrogen refueling facility opens in UK First commercial ‘green’ hydrogen refueling facility opens in UK

The UK’s first commercial-scale, solar-powered hydrogen production and refueling facility has been opened at the Honda car manufacturing site in Swindon.

2014 Clean Energy Venture Awards presented at NREL ‘Industry Growth Forum’

Renewable energy firms recognized for innovative ideas and concepts.

MGM Resorts, NRG announce completion of massive rooftop array in Las Vegas MGM Resorts, NRG announce completion of massive rooftop array in Las Vegas

6.2MW solar system atop the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center ranks among the largest rooftop PV installations in the world.

Samsung, Pattern Development start construction on Canadian wind power project

180 MW Armow Wind power project expected to create thousands of highly skilled jobs.

Alevo to transform energy storage by combining battery tech with smart data analysis Alevo to transform energy storage by combining battery tech with smart data analysis

Alevo Group plans to transform the world of grid-scale energy storage, with the opening of a large, new manufacturing plant in Concord, North Carolina. Alevo is using a combination of innovative battery technology and smart data analytics to significantly reduce losses caused by inefficiencies in grid transmission.

DNV GL releases 'Global Trends in Solar Finance'

New paper identifies what is needed to ensure technical risks in solar projects are properly assessed.

Swinerton Renewable Energy partners with Locus Energy

Top-ranked US commercial solar contractor chooses Locus Energy as its exclusive solar monitoring provider.

US Department of Energy allocates $53 mllion to drive solar power Innovation

Funding supports 40 innovative research and development projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy.

General Motors installs solar array at its Lordstown, Ohio, Complex

2.2 MW solar PV project is the automotive manufacturer's largest in Western Hemisphere

Enphase Energy introduces new energy management system

Innovation aims to accelerate mainstream solar energy adoption.

Grupo Clavijo completes Chilean solar installation

40MW solar array installed in 'record time'

ET Solar constructs a new solar farm in Somerset, UK

8.7 MWp ground-mounted solar farm project developed by Lightsource Renewable Energy.

Gamesa turbine awarded first type certificate under DNV GL’s wind guideline GL2010

Certified G97-2.0 MW turbine is the first to be equipped with Gamesa’s infused blade.

US Department of Energy awards $13.4 million to develop advanced biofuels and bio-products

Investment in biofuel projects aim to help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass.

UK low-carbon competition now open for entries

Shell Springboard offers £350,000 to country's most innovative low-carbon entrepreneurs.

Ecotricity, Skanska form joint onshore wind power venture

Goal of ‘Skylark’ initiative is to rollout new wind farm projects in Britain.

HEINEKEN UK installs 4,000 solar panels on the roof of its Tadcaster brewery HEINEKEN UK installs 4,000 solar panels on the roof of its Tadcaster brewery

Solar plant expected to generate approximately 876 MWh each year -- enough to power 185 homes.

Renewable Energy Association to formally end affiliation with Solar Trade Association on 1 January 2015

Despite the scheduled split, both associations will remain open to collaboration on areas of mutual interest in the future.

AllEarth Renewables, Claire Solar Partners complete 2.2MW solar tracker farm in Vermont

South Burlington PV farm is claimed to be the largest in North America to utilize distributed inverters and dual-axis trackers to maximize production.

Alstom and DCNS form research partnership

Agreement calls for the development and subsequent commercialisation of an integrated system for a semi-submersible floating wind turbine.

CHP projects receive US EPA's ENERGY STAR Award

Renewable energy heating systems feature GE technology.

Renewable NRG Systems and FLiDAR enter exclusive partnership for the Americas

Under this agreement, Renewable NRG Systems will provide the WindCube Lidar systems to FLiDAR.

Gamesa signs new contract for the supply of 110 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines in Brazil Gamesa signs new contract for the supply of 110 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines in Brazil

This 220 MW contract marks the largest single order for the G114-2.0 MW to date.

Renewable NRG Systems announces new VP of Engineering Renewable NRG Systems announces new VP of Engineering

Wallace Lafferty chosen to lead technology and product development at Renewable NRG Systems.

Government–industry funding to accelerate hydrogen fueling, fuel cell cars in the UK

The UK government has announced up to £11 million (€14 million, US$17.7 million) of funding to prepare for the national rollout of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Biochemtex and Beta Renewables ink deal with ENERGOCHEMICA SE

Agreement calls for Biochemtex and Beta Renewables to build an ethanol plant in Strazske, Slovak Republic.

DNV GL earns highest score in E.ON’s wind flow modelling ‘blind’ test

Leading global energy advisory and testing authority demonstrates knack for atmospheric flow characteristics and accuracy in wind power computer modelling.

North Wales Tidal Energy & Coastal Protection Co Ltd set for launch

New Welsh company formed to develop a world-leading integrated tidal energy and coastal protection scheme along the North Wales coast.

US Energy Department to fund CSP research US Energy Department to fund CSP research

DoE allocates $25 Million to support research and development of concentrating solar power.

Tidal Lagoon Power expands environmental team

Tim Carter named head of environment; Jo Pickard, principal ecologist.

Arizona waste treatment plant gets biomethane upgrade

Pima County signs contract with Anaergia to use the biogas from wastewater as a renewable fuel source.

Samsung, Pattern Development team up for Canadian wind power project

Partners sign 20-year PPA for 100 MW wind project in Ontario

Bloomberg New Energy Finance releases Q3 renewable energy investment report

Figures for the third quarter show another year-on-year rise, with a solar boom in China the biggest single contributor.

AREVA and Schneider Electric team up for energy storage project

Partners sign R&D agreement to develop a new energy storage solution that combines hydrobromic acid and hydrogen.

Last week's top three stories: UC Davis, SunPower project; Schmack Biogas wins 5 MW contract; Scottish Government approves new wind farm

The top three articles on last week were as follows:

Ballard to deploy extra fuel cell systems in Digicel telecom network in Jamaica

Canadian-based Ballard Power Systems has received an order from its Caribbean distributor, Precision Power & Air (PP&A), for 13 ElectraGen™-ME fuel cell backup power systems to be deployed in the Digicel mobile phone network in Jamaica.

US Department of Energy earmarks $25 million for biofuel research

Funding to go toward reducing the costs of algal biofuels over the next five years.

Five energy companies establish Universal Smart Energy Framework

‘USEF’ aims to develop products, services and solutions for large-scale deployment of smart energy grids.

Historic premiere for biogas in Sweden

Gas pipeline now links up biogas plant to the country’s gas grid.

DSM inaugurates Solar Technologies demonstration center in India

State-of-the-art facility aims to showcase the benefits of current and future solar technologies.