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What Are the Biggest Causes of Outages?
22.09.2014
What are the biggest causes of outages in the United States for a) distribution b) transmission? Are things getting better or worse? How does the U.S. reliability compare to other countries? read more

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NYISO Issues Distributed Energy Resources Outlook for New York State
22.09.2014
New York state, already ranked fifth in the country for total distributed energy resource (DER) capacity, is pursuing an array of initiatives to further increase the use of on-site power generation and storage systems. Content Classification:  Curated read more

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Solar Lease or Ownership? The Ultimate Solar Calculator "App" Helps You Choose
22.09.2014
A few weeks ago I wrote about the potential comeback of solar ownership relative to leasing, as the cost of rooftop solar PV continues to fall and new financing options make ownership easier than ever. It's been an ownership pile on since then, with others saying Why Lease Solar Panels When You Can Own Them? and Don’t Lease Your Solar Panels! Is ow

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US-China Rifts Put Aside for Clean Energy Research
22.09.2014
The threat of climate change is driving China and the U.S. — frequent rivals and the world’s two largest greenhouse-gas emitters — to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy breakthroughs.

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Battery Storage with Solar PV: The Next Logical Step
22.09.2014
Installed solar photovoltaics (PV) in the United States has grown by 418 percent between 2010 and 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s April 2014 Electricity Monthly Update. In 2010, U.S. solar installations were just 2,326 megawatts (MW), however by February 2014, 12,057 MW of solar electricity had been installed, a gain of 9,731 MW in generating capacity.

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Abengoa Offers Its First Green Bond to Raise 500 Million Euros for Clean Energy Projects
22.09.2014
Abengoa SA, a Spanish energy and environment company, plans to issue its first green bond to raise 500 million euros ($642 million) to finance projects.

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Siemens sai vihdoin mitä halusi – Dresser-Rand portti liuske-energiaan
22.09.2014
Saksalainen teollisuuskonserni Siemens laajentaa liiketoimintaansa merkittävästi konepajateollisuuteen ostamalla turbiiniyhtiö Dresser-Randin. Sillä oli muitakin ostajaehdokkaita.

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Antti Rinne Ykkösaamussa: Venäjä ei pelota
20.09.2014
Valtiovarainministeri Antti Rinne (sd.) totesi Ylen Ykkösaamun haastattelussa, että Venäjä on joka tapauksessa Suomen naapuri.

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Hallituksen haave: Putin on kiltti voimalakauppias
20.09.2014
Suomen hallituksella on monta syytä toivoa, että Vladimir Putinille ydinvoimabisnes on vain bisnestä. Nelikko on nimittäin pannut uskottavuutensa likoon vakuuttamalla Venäjän puolesta, ettei Rosatom ikinä käytä Pyhäjoen voimalaa minkäänlaiseen kauppapainostukseen.

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Massachusetts City Leads by Example with 1.8-MW Brownfield Solar Project
20.09.2014
Today government officials commissioned a 1.8-MW solar project on what is classified as a “superfund” site — an abandoned plot of land that harbored hazardous waste affecting the environment and population — in New Bedford, an economically depressed coastal city in southeastern Massachusetts. What was once a toxic lot is now a shining example of how renewable energy can transform the environment and local economies, according to government officials at today’s dedication.

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Finalists for Renewable Energy World Projects of the Year 2014 Revealed
19.09.2014
The editors of Renewable Energy World and Power Engineering magazines and their respective websites have announced eleven finalists for the annual Projects of the Year Awards program.

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Energiajätit luopuivat arktisista porauksista pakotteiden vuoksi
19.09.2014
Yhdysvaltainen energiajätti Exxon Mobil ja venäläinen Rosneft ovat lopettaneet öljynporaukset arktisella alueella, kertovat uutistoimisto Bloombergin nimettömät lähteet.

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New Research Improves on Earlier Bird-Killing Turbine Studies
19.09.2014
The first-ever study using data from modern wind farms throughout North America finds that avian mortality among most species of small passerines (birds) may be biologically insignificant.

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Canadian Solar Joins China Solar Financing Club
19.09.2014
Canadian Solar has joined a growing field of Chinese solar panel makers entering the risky business of speculative development in China, with its launch of a new locally-based fund for solar power construction. The move follows the establishment of self-financed vehicles for similar speculative construction by rivals Trina, Yingli and wind power eq

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US Navy, DOE, USDA Award $210 Million to Three Companies for Drop-in Biofuels
19.09.2014
In Washington, the Department of Defense has awarded $210 million under the Defense Production Act to Emerald Biofuels, Fulcrum Biofuels and Red Rock Bio towards the construction of biorefineries that produce cost-competitive, drop-in military biofuels.

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Blackstone’s Vivint Plans $371 Million IPO as Solar Demand Rises
19.09.2014
Vivint Solar, the rooftop power producer owned by Blackstone Group LP, is seeking to raise as much as $371 million from its initial public offering.

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Some See Garbage, Others See an Opportunity: Installing Solar on Landfills
19.09.2014
Green Mountain Power just broke ground on a 2-MW photovoltaic plant in Rutland, Vermont. While some other large PV systems planned for the area have met with strong opposition (some residents worry large, ground-mount solar arrays will be an eyesore on the state’s pastoral landscape), this project seems to be welcomed with open arms. Why? It’s being built on a 9.5 acre closed landfill.

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HS: Fennovoima ei päästä Keskoa ydinvoimalahankkeesta
19.09.2014
Kesko ei voi vetäytyä Fennovoiman mielestä ydinvoimalahankkeesta, Helsingin Sanomat kertoo.

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Suomalais-venäläinen miljardööri hakee avustusta Venäjän eläkevaroista
19.09.2014
Venäjä-pakotteiden piiriin kuuluvat Rosneft ja Novatek ovat kumpikin pyytäneet 1,5–3 miljardin euron korvaukset Venäjän hyvinvointirahastolta. Venäjän hallitus harkitsee ehdotusta.

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Doble Offers Testing on Transmission System Equipment up to 640kV Levels
19.09.2014
Doble can now offer testing on bushings, high voltage power cables and other transmission system equipment up to 640kV levels. T&D World's The Briefing Room read more

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Salisbury Introduces Electriflex Rubber Insulating Glove
18.09.2014
Salisbury Electrical Safety introduces a flexible rubber insulating glove called the Electriflex. T&D World's The Briefing Room read more

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Utilities and Climate Change Hysteria Redux
18.09.2014
Last month I wrote a provocative piece, "Climate Change Hysteria: Utilities Will Benefit," and sent it out to our Grid Optimization panel of experts. So enjoy these viewpoints from the United States and Europe, from academia and utilities. I certainly did. read more

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Building a Viable Solar Marketplace in Nigeria
18.09.2014
In countries where there are established markets for alternative and renewable energy sources, economic and financial inducements such as feed in tariffs, tax incentives, net metering and self supply schemes have significantly driven market activities in the new energy sector and provided enabling environments for individuals, businesses and the go

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Solving the Sub-1-MW Solar Financing Gap
18.09.2014
The middle market, particularly projects in the 50-kW to 200-kW range, pose challenges to all financiers, including us. So, what do we do when developer partners call us to finance projects in this range, or any other deals under 1 MW? It has been our experience that we can solve their financing gap with two strategies: Portfolio-ize (If you are an

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Southern Company Honors First Graduates of Military Training Program
18.09.2014
As part of its longstanding commitment to the military, Southern Company last month recognized the first graduates of the transmission line and substation construction apprentice training program the company helped establish at Fort Stewart near Savannah, Georgia. read more

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Susan McGowan: Always a Need for Training
18.09.2014
Susan McGowan has more than 20 years of business experience in various roles (project management, internal auditing, clinical trial assistant) in multiple industries (telecommunications, hospitality, pharmaceutical, and most recently electric power). read more

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US Court Decision a Loss for Wind, But Boon for Storage?
18.09.2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected a claim by Chicago-based Exelon that its Texas Panhandle wind farms are entitled to favorable pricing. The wind farms sell power to Southwestern Public Service Company, an Xcel Energy subsidiary.

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EU-parlamentti: Energiasopimukset Venäjän kanssa peruttava
18.09.2014
Kaikki Venäjän kanssa tehtävät energia-alaan liittyvät hankkeet on peruttava, Euroopan parlamentti vaatii torstaina hyväksymässään päätöslauselmassa.

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REC Solar Breaks 27 MW Installed Capacity in Hawaii
18.09.2014
Six new solar energy installations at two notable Hawaiian landmarks are ramping up the stakes in a race that may bring the 50th state to number one status where U.S. solar deployment is concerned.

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Hallitus puoltaa Fennovoimaa – vihreät jättää hallituksen
18.09.2014
Hallitus päätti tänään kokouksessaan odotetusti esittää Fennovoiman ydinvoimaluvan täydennyshakemuksen hyväksymistä. Teollisuuden Voiman (TVO) lisäaikapyyntö Olkiluodon 4-yksikön rakentamisluvalle sen sijaan jätettiin pöydälle valtiovarainministeri Antti Rinteen (sd.) pyynnöstä.

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