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24.10.2014
Öljyn hinta on vajonnut alas. Se painaa Venäjän ennestäänkin vaikeuksissa olevaa taloutta, mutta maailman toiseksi suurinta öljysyöppöä tilanne lämmittää.

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SolarCity Broadens Its Financial Reach in the Barely Tapped Residential Market
24.10.2014
Residential solar has soared in the past several years, with installation demand expected to soon surpass 1 GW of capacity. Much of this growth is due to the introduction of solar leasing. SolarCity, a major player in the residential solar leasing space, recently introduced new mechanisms to get more customers on board the solar train, and was at Solar Power International this week to discuss where the industry is headed.

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Australia Seeks to Reduce Renewable Energy Target to ‘Real’ 20 Percent
24.10.2014
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government will negotiate with the opposition to cut Australia’s renewable energy target and exempt industries such as aluminum and copper smelting.

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Viable Battery Backup for Rooftop Solar Still Years Away
24.10.2014
Using batteries to retain energy from rooftop solar systems will be too expensive for at least two years, according to industry executives.

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Areva vaatii 3,8 miljardin euron korvauksia TVO:lta
24.10.2014
Ydinvoimayhtiö Teollisuuden Voiman (TVO) mukaan Areva vaatii välimiesoikeudessa 3,8 miljardin euron korvauksia sille aiheutuneista lisäkustannuksista ja menetyksistä, jotka liittyvät Olkiluoto 3 -ydinvoimalaitoksen viivästymiseen.

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Suntech Back from Dead, Eyeing 1.5 Gigawatts in Solar Shipments
24.10.2014
Wuxi Suntech Power Co., the solar manufacturer acquired earlier this year by Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd., plans to ship almost twice as many modules this year, in the latest sign of a rebound.

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Local Solar Rules Can Save You Big Bucks
24.10.2014
The price of an average U.S. home solar power system is about $20,000. (That’s before a 30 percent federal tax credit and any state, local and/or utility incentives.) If the price were to drop to $17,000, or even $16,000, would you be buying?

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Evaluating Powerful Batteries for Modular Grid Energy Storage
24.10.2014
Sandia National Laboratories has begun lab-based characterization of TransPower’s GridSaver, the largest grid energy storage system analyzed at Sandia’s Energy Storage Test Pad in Albuquerque, N.M.

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California’s Conservation Proposal Kneecaps Utility-scale Solar
24.10.2014
Six years in the making, state and federal agencies released five options with a “Preferred Alternative” draft for the Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP), potentially kneecapping development in the best solar region in the U.S. by cutting off previous access to public lands and reducing eligible acreage by two thirds.

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Renewable Energy Contractors Benefit from PACE Financing
24.10.2014
One third of all energy is wasted. Is PACE the solution? According to current energy data, commercial and industrial buildings use about 60 percent of the energy generated in the U.S. and about a third of this energy, especially in older buildings, is wasted due to inefficiency. But how do we know which third, and what can we do about it? The answe

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Designing Reliable, Cost-effective Wind Turbine Shaft Systems
24.10.2014
A wind turbine’s main shaft requires a reliable bearing for operation. Some bearing designs have been known to fail prematurely resulting in costly maintenance repairs. Recent upgrades and advances in bearing designs increase reliability, and ensure main shaft stability. Selecting the proper bearing is beneficial to a wind turbine’s overall performance.

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Digital Voltmeter and Phasing Sets
24.10.2014
HD Electric's DVM-80UVM is a compact, high accuracy dual stick voltmeter and phasing set with capacitive test point mode and peak hold. read more

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Balfour Beatty Wins £5million Contract to Install New Style Conductors in West Cumbria, UK
24.10.2014
Balfour Beatty has been awarded two new overhead line projects with Electricity North West, worth approximately £5.3million. read more

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ABB to Upgrade HVDC Link between Germany and Denmark
24.10.2014
ABB has won an order worth about $16 million to upgrade the 600 MW Kontek high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link. read more

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USA ja Venäjä yhdessä: Ydinturvallisuutta ei saa parantaa
24.10.2014
Yhdysvallat ja Venäjä taistelevat kulissien takana yksissä tuumin ydinvoimaloiden turvallisuusmääräysten kiristämistä vastaan.

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SPI Slideshow Day Three: Seen on the Tradeshow Floor
24.10.2014
The last day of Solar Power International tends to be a little more casual. Exhibitors, exhausted from frenzied activity over the first two days, can take a step back and reflect a bit. Check out our slideshow for more scenes from the tradeshow floor.

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Share Your Insight with the Hydro Audience - Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended to Mon. Oct. 27
24.10.2014
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Commissioning of the Swedish SouthWest Link Postponed
24.10.2014
The Swedish TSO Svenska kraftnät has informed the Nordic power exchange Nord Pool Spot AS that the planned commissioning of The SouthWest Link is to be postponed from the first quarter of 2015 to the end of the third quarter of 2015. read more

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Construction Underway on New FirstEnergy Transmission Line in Toledo Area
24.10.2014
FirstEnergy Corp. is building a new 48-mi, 345-kV transmission line that will enhance service reliability in the Toledo Edison service area. read more

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TVA Asks for Comments on Proposed Transmission Project
24.10.2014
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking the public for input about transmission system upgrades that will support growing industrial load and increase power reliability in Rickman, Tenn. and the surrounding area. read more

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Mon Power Installs New Equipment to Enhance Service Reliability in Pocahontas County, W.Va.
24.10.2014
As part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance service reliability, Mon Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., is installing new automated switching equipment on a 47-mi, 69-kV transmission line serving nearly 6,000 customers in the Marlinton and Snowshoe Mountain Resort areas of Pocahontas County, W.Va. read more

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Transmission Line Will Be Rebuilt Next to Energized Line
24.10.2014
Materials are arriving for a transmission line rebuild project in Halfway, Oregon where the construction work will be done adjacent to the existing – and energized – transmission line. read more

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Penn Power Rebuilds Bessemer Line to Enhance Reliability
24.10.2014
As part of ongoing efforts to help enhance service reliability, Penn Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Inc., is rewiring a 4,100-V circuit that runs from Bessemer Borough to Hillsville in far western Pennsylvania. read more

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Hydro One Invests to Refurbish Ontario Michigan Interconnection Transmission Circuit
23.10.2014
Hydro One announced that the refurbishment of an international transmission circuit linking Ontario and Michigan is complete. read more

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Grid Modernization Event Series: An Even-Handed Discussion
23.10.2014
Preparing for the Power Evolution, an online conference on November 6, is devoting an entire track to Grid Modernization issues. The Grid Modernization track puts the emphasis on implementing hardware and software solutions for real results in improved reliability and optimized operations. read more

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Making Renewable Power Mainstream
23.10.2014
The ABB virtual conference on November 6 will feature a Renewables and Distributed Energy track. Discussions in this track will focus on what the growth in renewables and distributed energy resources (DERs) mean and how utilities can successfully integrate these new generation sources into the existing grid without sacrificing reliability or worker safety. read more

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AREVA and Schneider Electric Sign an R&D Cooperation Agreement in Energy Storage
23.10.2014
AREVA and Schneider Electric have signed an R&D agreement to develop a new energy storage solution, called the flow battery to produce and store electricity by combining hydrobromic acid and hydrogen. read more

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Fortum: Uusiutuvan energian tukia tulisi leikata
23.10.2014
Euroopan unionin jäsenmaiden pitäisi leikata uusiutuvan energian tukia, energiayhtiö Fortumin pääekonomisti Simon-Erik Ollus sanoo uutistoimisto Bloombergin mukaan.

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Westar Energy and Landis+Gyr Agree to Comprehensive Smart Grid Services Contract
23.10.2014
Westar Energy, Inc. and Landis+Gyr have agreed to a comprehensive smart grid infrastructure and services contract to support the utility's grid modernization and consumer choice initiatives. read more

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Swaziland Utility Upgrades Asset Management Platform
23.10.2014
Ventyx has signed a significant software license agreement with Swaziland Electricity Co., the government-owned provider of electricity generation, transmission and distribution to the Kingdom of Swaziland. read more

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