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April 25 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “The Smart Way to Power China” Imagine the energy from the hot sun beating down on the Sahara or Gobi, or from the abundant Arctic wind connected to distant countries’ grids. This future is not so far away, and we need to speed its arrival.[Wall Street Journal]
  • “Cutting emissions without onshore wind: it may be possible, but it would cost us” Evidence from a government advisor suggests capping onshore wind farms will make it a lot more difficult and expensive to hit our climate targets.[Carbon Brief]

Science and Technology:

  • Australia-based manufacturer of zinc-bromide flow batteries modules RedFlow has announced it has improved the manufacturability and flexibility of its batteries. The batteries’ capabilities include tolerance for daily deep charge and discharge. [Ferret]

World:

  • Africa’s largest wind farm, at Tarfaya in southwestern Morocco, has started generating electricity and will be capable of meeting the electricity needs of several hundred thousand people, officials say. It has a capacity of 300 MW. [Al-Arabiya]
  • Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of putting his party before the country after pledging to halt the march of wind farms across the South West if the Conservatives win the next election. [Western Daily Press]
  • Goldwind USA, a subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, has secured a contract from InterEnergy to provide turbines for the 215 MW Penonomé power project in Panama. Goldwind will supply 86 of its 2.5MW Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive turbines. [Energy Business Review]
  • General Electric is investing $24 million in India’s largest solar-power plant, drawn by what it called the technology’s “incredible potential” in India. GE says it plans to invest more than $1 billion a year globally in renewable projects that promise “very significant returns.” [Bloomberg]
  • Investors in energy from Germany, Canada, China and South Africa have descended on Ghanaian capital Accra to explore ways of providing solar energy to sub-Saharan Africa. A 155 MW grid connected solar PV power plant in Ghana is one example. [Turkish Press]
  • The results of a new study by Glasgow University and due out in June estimates that heat pumps could shrink Scotland’s carbon footprint by the equivalent of 260,000 around-the-world car journeys every year. [Scotsman]
  • PV demand in the Middle East and Africa region is set to grow 50% year-over-year in 2014, according to a NPD Solarbuzz’s Emerging PV Markets Report: Middle East and Africa. Between 2014 and 2018, annual PV demand will nearly triple. [pv magazine]

 

US:

  • The US military’s increasing use of alternative fuels and electricity sources is making the nation stronger and helping drive down commercial prices for renewable energy, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday in Tempe, Arizona.[Arizona Republic]
  • Solar power now accounts for about 1.1% of the total capacity of the US electrical grid, the US Energy Information Administration said in its monthly report on electricity generation in the US grid. Solar power has had a 418% increase in capacity since 2010. [UPI.com]
  • Minnesota regulators have given the green light to EDF Renewable Energy’s 105 MW Stoneray wind project. The state Public Utilities Commission yesterday unanimously approved a site permit and certificate of need for the up to 62-turbine scheme. [reNews]
  • ConEdison Solutions and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey unveiled one of four new solar installations at Newark Liberty International Airport. It is a 633 kW solar system, the first at any airport buildings operated by The Port Authority. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
  • Google has agreed to put up to $100 million into a new funding partnership with California-based SunPower, which will provide up to $150 million. The combined pool of cash will be used to fund thousands of domestic solar panel installations.[Business Green]

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