Iberdrola Opens West of Duddon Sands Wind Farm

Joanna Schroeder

ScottishPower Renewables, Iberdrola USA’s sister company, has opened its first offshore wind farm, West of Duddon Sands, a 389 MW facility located in the Irish Sea. The $2.6 billion project, located approximately 12.5 miles off the seaport of Barrow-in-Furness in North West England, was completed in conjunction with Dong Energy of Denmark. “West of Duddon Sands is the first offshore …

Electricity, International, offshore wind, Renewable Energy

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Joanna Schroeder

The Dallas Academy, located in Dallas, Texas is now generating power from a new solar array, funded in part with $30,000 donation from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club with $120,000 additional funds donated by the community. The 289 solar panels fill 5,100 square feet of the roof and is one of the largest array on any private school in …

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SolarReserve Flips the Switch on South African Solar Project

Joanna Schroeder

SolarReserve has flipped the switch on what they call the largest solar project in South Africa. The 96 MW Jasper solar power project completed construction two months early and is producing at full capacity. The solar farm is located in South Africa’s Northern Cape in a solar park that also includes the 75 MW Lesedi solar power project which came …

Electricity, Energy Storage, International, Renewable Energy, Solar

Report: Brazil to Lead in Biomass Power

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new report from GlobalData, Brazil will overtake the U.S. in biopower energy. Brazil’s biopower installed capacity will rise from 11.5 GW in 2013 to nearly 17.10 GW by 2018 when it will overtake the U.S. as the world’s leading biopower market. “Global Biopower Market – Capacity, Generation, Market Size, Major Feedstock, Regulations, and Key Country Analysis to …

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Gaelectric Opens Dunbeg Wind Farm

Joanna Schroeder

Gaelectric has begun producing power at its £58 million Dunbeg Wind Farm, which is located between Limavady and Coleraine in Northern Ireland. Dunbeg is one of the largest wind farms constructed on the island of Ireland. The 42 MW wind farm comprises 14 Enercon wind turbines (Model E82, each with the capacity to generate up to 3 MW) with a …

Electricity, International, Renewable Energy, Wind

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Joanna Schroeder

The 5th Annual European Algae Biomass will be taking place April 22-23, 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. During the afternoon of April 21, 2015 a limited number of conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit Lgem facilities in Den Haag and AlgaePARC at Wageningen University. Topics will include: Roadmap to Commercialisation of Algal Bioproducts; Recent Production Platforms for …

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U.S. Renewable Energy Industry Ready to Step Up

Joanna Schroeder

A new goal was announced during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing this week to double renewable energy in the 21 member economies by 2030. The renewable energy industry collectively came out and said they are ready to do their part. This new goal was a follow-up to last year’s commitment to encourage technology transfer and efforts to …

biomass, Electricity, Geothermal, Hydro, Renewable Energy, Solar, Video, Wind

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Joanna Schroeder

Solazyme, Inc. and Versalis have announced a partnership to expand the commercial use of Encapso – the world’s first commercially available, biodegradable encapsulated lubricant for drilling fluids. For the fourth year in a row, Genomatica was voted #1 in Biofuels Digest’s 30 Hottest Companies in Biobased Chemicals & Materials rankings. Genomatica has earned the top position every year since the …

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CanWEA Welcomes Wind Policy

Joanna Schroeder

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is welcoming the initiative that the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Pierre Arcand, has announced to develop a new energy policy in Quebec. The organization has sent a message to Arcand that they are willing and ready to work the the Quebec government, industry and the new wind energy task force to review …

Electricity, International, Renewable Energy, Wind

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Joanna Schroeder

Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. will provide 4 megawatts/2.76 megawatts/hour of stationary on-grid bulk energy storage to Independent Electricity System Operator (“IESO”) to support the Ontario grid. The project will provide an energy storage solution for ancillary services applications in Ontario by leveraging Canadian Solar’s extensive project development expertise and success in the Canadian energy market. In addition, this project was …

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