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November 11 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “3 Ways Superstorm Sandy Could Change Utilities Forever” Half of Manhattan went black after Hurricane Sandy overwhelmed a substation one year ago. But Manhattan was relatively lucky. Most of the lights came on within days. Not so for other places … [theenergycollective]

World:

  • Japan switched on the first turbine at a 1000 MW wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore. [Ventura County Star]
  • Eltek, the world leader in high efficiency power systems for telecommunications, industrial applications and renewable energy projects has more than 430 successfully deployed solar projects in 17 African countries. [Your Renewable News]
  • The Chief Development Officer of Energy and Climate Change for Sydney, Australia, intends to have the city rely 100% on renewable energy sources for power, heating, cooling, and transport by 2030. [CleanTechnica]
  • Abundance Generation is in the business of crowdfunding solar and wind projects where everyone benefits.  The company finances clean, renewable energy projects. Individuals can participate in these projects by investing as little as £5. [Crowdfund Insider]
  • Two Maryland-based companies have  announced they have been awarded a contract to build, operate, and transfer three solar sites, each of 100 MW, in the eastern region of Ethiopia. [Your Renewable News]
  • Fundy Tidal and Clean Current Power Systems have signed an agreement to test and demonstrate a 3.5 meter diameter Clean Current tidal turbine as part of a Tidal Power System project in Digby County, Nova Scotia. [Energy Business Review]

US:

  • Starting in 2014, California is implementing a tsunami of building code revisions called Title 24. These revised building codes will move California’s residential and commercial buildings toward Zero Net Energy, making as much energy as they take. [Triple Pundit]
  • The United States Department of Energy has announced a plan to spur solar power deployment by cutting red tape for residential and small commercial rooftop solar systems. Cutting red tape can cut a large part of the costs of a system. [SmartMeters]
  • A wind farm just west of Anchorage produced 50,092 megawatt hours of energy at the one-year anniversary September 24. That’s enough power for about 6,422 homes. Now, its owners are planning on doubling the wind farm’s size. [Anchorage Daily News]

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