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October 22 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

  • A new report explains how ‘wrong time’ renewable energy generated by solar or wind could be used to liquefy air as a means of storing energy, which could then be used to generate electricity when needed, and provide a convenient and low-cost fuel for vehicles. [Click Green]

World:

  • Aquamarine Power, based in Edinburgh, is currently testing their second full-scale prototype, the Oyster 800, at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney. It is planning to put up to 50 such machines off the island of Lewis, as part of a 40 MW system. [Your Renewable News]
  • The world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine is now standing at Energy Park Fife in Scotland and is due to become operational later this year. The 7 MW Fife turbine will deliver enough electricity to power 4,800 homes. [Your Renewable News]
  • Citing the nation’s renewable energy solicitations, Frost & Sullivan (Mountain View, California, US) forecasts that renewable energy will grow from 1% of South Africa’s energy supply in 2012 to 12% in 2020. [solarserver.com]
  • The deal to build a new UK nuclear plant sets the wholesale price of power from the plant at £92.50/MWh for 35 years. Solar providers anticipate solar is set to require around £86/MWh for 15 years in the year 2019/20, with the price going down from there. [Click Green]

US:

  • Suniva, Inc., a metro-Atlanta based manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, is celebrating six years as America’s leading U.S.-based solar manufacturer. [Your Renewable News]
  • Some low-income neighborhoods across the US are getting a helping hand from a nonprofit solar installer, which leads teams of volunteers and green job trainees in installing solar PV systems exclusively for low-income homeowners. [CleanTechnica]

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