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Panasonic Agrees to Help Tesla Build Battery ‘Gigafactory’
31.07.2014
Panasonic Corp. agreed to help set up the battery factory that Tesla Motors Inc. Chairman Elon Musk needs to sell more electric cars, without settling its share of the investment costs.

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Beating the Heat: Hotel Reduces Cooling Costs by 44 Percent with New Solar Carport
31.07.2014
  It’s hot in Bakersfield, California, especially during the summer months when temperatures regularly hit 110 degrees. But as The Hampton Inn & Suites Bakersfield North-Airport is discovering, the sun also has its advantages for reducing utility costs and increasing customer acquisition and satisfaction when the hotel goes solar. The attractively

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Grid Battery Storage: Four Reasons to Invest
31.07.2014
Think of a product — chances are that Hawaii has to import it. From food and cars to electronics and building materials, there are few areas where the U.S. state is self-sufficient — and energy is no different.

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Case Study: Using OPC Software To Operate Wind Farms in Spain
31.07.2014
Wind power is increasingly becoming an established source of energy. High oil prices, global warming concerns and the nuclear disaster in Fukushima have all contributed to more people looking at renewable energy sources such as wind power. Germany, for example, has decided to gradually phase-out nuclear power by 2022. Wind power will be the backbone of this energy transition — by the year 2050 it should cover about half of German electricity.

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Arizona Utility Opposing Rooftop Solar Seeking to Provide Panels
31.07.2014
Arizona Public Service Co., the first U.S. utility to charge extra fees for customers with solar systems, is requesting permission to own its own residential systems and to pay rent for the rooftops.

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Nyt se on virallista: Panasonic ja Tesla sopivat tehtaasta
31.07.2014
Panasonic ei ole vielä päättänyt, miten paljon rahaa se sijoittaa Teslan tehtaaseen.

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Putin sai toisen miljardilaskun Jukosista
31.07.2014
Euroopan ihmisoikeustuomioistuin määräsi Venäjälle 1,9 miljardin euron sakot öljy-yhtiö Jukosin haltuunotosta. Määräys kasvattaa Venäjältä vaaditut Jukos-korvaukset noin 39 miljardiin euroon.

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Liuskekaasulla kauppasotaan
31.07.2014
Nyt kun EU on lähdössä rankaisemaan Venäjää taloussanktioilla, sen on pakko pohtia myös energiatulevaisuuttaan. Monet EU-maat ovat kiusallisen riippuvaisia Venäjän kaasusta, vaikka omakin maaperä olisi liuskekaasua pullollaan.

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Norja osallistuu Venäjä-pakotteisiin
30.07.2014
Öljymaa Norja aikoo osallistua EU:n Venäjä-pakotteisiin. Norjalaisfirmat tekevät merkittävää yhteistyötä etenkin venäläisten öljy-yhtiöiden kanssa.

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Pankki: Venäjä voi sulkea Ukrainan kaasuputken Eurooppaan
30.07.2014
Venäjä voi vastata pakotteisiin lopettamalla kaasutoimitukset Ukrainan läpi Eurooppaan, Morgan Stanleyn analyytikot kirjoittavat Business Insiderin mukaan.

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Fossil fuels have unfair advantage over renewables on US capital markets
30.07.2014
In 2012, MLPs raised over $23 billion of new capital, most of which is thought to be for oil and shale gas projects... read more

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Power below the waves
30.07.2014
Subsea transformers are an ABB innovation. Deployed in extreme conditions in ultra-deepwater, these high-tech workhorses provide the power for heavy-duty equipment on the sea floor ... read more

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Building a business case
30.07.2014
Capital investments in grid reliability There's no cookie-cutter template for building a business case for long-term grid reliability investments. read more

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SMA Solar to Cut 600 More Jobs and Lower Full-Year Forecast Citing Weak Demand
30.07.2014
SMA Solar Technology AG, Germany’s biggest solar company, said it may lose as much as 45 million euros ($60 million) this year because of “stagnating” demand in the solar industry. Shares fell the most in seven months.

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Light measures current
30.07.2014
A fiber optic current sensor integrated into a high-voltage circuit breaker Learn how fiber optics can replace bulky and heavy instrument transformers as an attractive new technology for current measurement. read more

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France Spurs Efficiency, Renewables with $13.4 Billion Energy Plan
30.07.2014
France’s planned energy law will mobilize about €10 billion (US $13.4 billion) in investment through tax credits and low-interest loans to spur efficiency and renewable power, Environment Minister Segolene Royal said.

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100 kilometriä liikaa USA:lle – öljyt jäivät saamatta
30.07.2014
Väittely 100 miljoonan dollarin arvoisesta kurdien raakaöljylastista sai yllättävän käänteen tiistaina.

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Massachusetts SREC Clearinghouse Auction Underway — Here’s What You Need to Know
30.07.2014
The Massachusetts solar renewable energy credit (SREC) market is undoubtedly one the most complex incentive programs. Among its complexities is the annual clearinghouse auction mechanism, which allows SREC sellers the opportunity to auction their SRECs at the end of each summer for a fixed price of $300/SREC, minus any auction and aggregation fees

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Brazil's First Solar-specific Power Auction Draws 10.8 GW of Interest
30.07.2014
Solar energy developers in Brazil applied to sell power from 400 power plants in the country’s first national energy auction with a specific category for photovoltaic projects.

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Aurinkopaneelien valmistajat pelkäävät polkumyyntiä
30.07.2014
Euroopan unioni ja Kiina saavuttivat eilen sovun kiinalaisten aurinkopaneelien tuontitullittomuudesta ja minimihinnoista. Sopimus vie eurooppalaiset tuottajat entistä syvempään ahdinkoon, sanoo tuottajia edustava järjestö.

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From Grass in the Field to Fuel in the Hopper: On-Farm Grass Energy is an Opportunity for Farmers
30.07.2014
Farmers and landowners want to lower fuel and feed costs, explore feed and fertilizer co-products, be more self-sufficient, and rely less of fossil fuels. Biomass grass crops can be established on marginal lands and processed as a fuel replacement for heating oil or propane, or as an addition to wood chips or pellets.

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A Grand Vision of a Potential US Energy System
30.07.2014
If all energy production channels were employed, the United States has sufficient resources to eliminate all coal, gasoline and diesel combustion in all demand sectors and replace them with natural gas, wind and solar electricity firmed and shaped with both grid-scale and distributed energy storage. I believe that we can reach a zero-air-pollution, coal-free, crude-import free, all-electric low-cost energy future. We have energy rhetoric and technology to get there; do we have leadership and will?

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SDG&E and the City of San Diego Partner to Enhance Aesthetics and Reliability with Underground
30.07.2014
To enhance the aesthetics and electric reliability in local neighborhoods, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and the City of San Diego are partners in undergrounding power lines. - read more

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FERC Approves First Settlement in 2011 Southwest Blackout Case
30.07.2014
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a stipulation and consent agreement between FERC’s Office of Enforcement and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and Arizona Public Service Co. that includes a $3.25 million civil penalty and a number of compliance requirements. read more

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Solar Power Installations Jump to a New Annual Record
30.07.2014
The year 2013 saw record-breaking growth for solar electricity generation as the photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) markets continued to grow. Content Classification:  Curated read more

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EPRI Power Delivery Executive McGranaghan Receives IEEE Award
30.07.2014
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has selected Mark McGranaghan, vice president of Power Delivery and Utilization for the Electric Power Research Institute, as its 2014 Charles Proteus Steinmetz Awardee. read more

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NEMA Lauds House Approval of SMART Study Act
30.07.2014
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has expressed satisfaction that a provision directing an assessment of the electrical grid was included in HR 3696, the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2014, which passed the House yesterday by voice vote. read more

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FirstEnergy Uses Helicopters to Complete Transmission Line Work in Northeast Ohio
29.07.2014
FirstEnergy, like many other utilities, regularly installs overhead transmission lines through the use of a helicopter. read more

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Above and Beyond Line Clearing
29.07.2014
Kristin Wild Asplundh NZ offers specialized vegetation management services to markets beyond utilities, as the New Zealand utility line clearance market is different than in the United States, Canada and Australia. read more

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Asiantuntija: Uusi isku Suomen viennille
29.07.2014
Uudet pakotteet vaikeuttavat Venäjän taloutta edelleen. Esimerkiksi rahoituksen saaminen vaikeutuu, Etlan tutkimusjohtaja Markku Kotilainen arvioi.

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