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November 6 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “5 Reasons Solar Is Already Beating Fossil Fuels” The solar industry is growing dramatically every year, while fossil fuels continue to be phased out. Solar is no longer the cottage industry it was decades ago. [Huffington Post]

Economics and Finance:

  • Wind farms and solar parks are changing hands at record rates, signaling both an increased taste for the assets among pension funds and hard times for utilities that are the biggest sellers. [Bloomberg]

World:

  • Wind energy giant Vestas recently announced that it is expanding its wind energy education campaign, “Acts on Facts,” to the Swedish, UK, and Irish markets. The campaign was created to educate the general public and counter common misconceptions about wind power. [CleanTechnica]
  • The European Commission’s energy department published today (5 November) guidance for member states on how to award subsidies for electricity generation. The aim is to bring greater clarity and predictability to processes, particularly in feed-in tariffs for renewable energy. [European Voice]
  • Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has signed a framework agreement for the supply of up to 285 MW in Finland. The deal with TuuliWatti covers up to 57 of the company’s G128 and G132 5 MW machines. [reNews]
  • Canadian Solar has selected ABB, a world leader in power and automation technologies, and its consortium partner Bondfield Construction Company to supply a 100 MW PV power plant in Ontario. The solar farm will be Canada’s largest PV project. [Your Renewable News]
  • Kyocera has announced the launch of a 70 MW solar power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan. The Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant went online on November 1. [Your Renewable News]
  • On-site renewable energy schemes could save businesses up to £33 billion between 2010 and 2030, according to new calculations from analyst firm Verdantix that suggest distributed generation from renewable technologies could generate significant economic benefits. [Business Green]
  • In the UK, renewable energy capacity has increased by almost 40% since 2012, with renewables now supplying a record of more than 15% of electricity generation and employing 35,000 people. Businesses have invested £31 billion in renewables over the last three years. [Plastics & Rubber Weekly]

US:

  • New research released by an independent grid operator confirms that wind energy is drastically decreasing both the price of electricity and emissions of harmful pollutants. The study was led by PJM, which serves all or parts of 13 Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes states. [CleanTechnica]
  • In Colorado, Xcel Energy earlier this year set a new record, generating 60.5% of its electricity using the wind, up from its previous 56.7% record. At the time, the wind farms generated 1,874 MW of the total 3,100 MW load (power demand from Xcel’s generator network). [CleanTechnica]
  • Hawaiian Electric Co. is asking Hawaii regulators to allow it to negotiate with developers of six additional renewable energy projects that could be up and running quickly to provide electricity on Oahu at a lower cost. [Pacific Business News (Honolulu)]

 

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