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  • Masdar wires into Statoil Batwind project

    Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar has inked a collaborative deal with Norwegian offshore wind developer Statoil to analyse data from the latter’s pioneering Batwind installation – an onshore battery station built to store energy generated by Hywind Scotland, the 30MW floating wind array switched on in the North Sea last October. The deal, which builds on Masdar’s investment in 2017 to tak

    Transition  rechargenews.com 17 Jan 09:19 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi

    The land of black gold is finally turning green

    AGENDA | The World Future Energy Summit confirmed that a renewables revolution is set to sweep the symbolic home of global oil, writes Darius Snieckus

    Transition  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 23:00 GMT Darius Snieckus in London

    China's Goldwind poised for North America breakthrough

    IN DEPTH | Patience pays off as China’s largest wind turbine maker eyes prospect of up to 2GW installed across the US, Canada and Mexico by 2020

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 23:00 GMT Karl-Erik Stromsta in New York

    AES, Siemens launch Fluence in US with 100MW storage deal

    Fluence Energy will supply a 100MW/400MWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery-based storage project in California, the world’s largest, as US regulators approved formation of the energy storage technology and services 50/50 joint venture by AES and Siemens The storage project, which will have four-hour duration, will be part of AES’ planned new 640MW Alamitos natural gas-fired, combined cycle, air-coole

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 19:30 GMT Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    US drafts more flexible guidelines for offshore wind projects

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued draft guidelines for the use of a so-called “Design Envelope” approach in construction and operations plans (COPs) for offshore wind projects located in federally-owned waters. To take advantage of rapid pace of technological development within the offshore wind industry, developers here asked BOEM to adopt this practice, which is standar

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 17:20 GMT Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    ACWA Power pioneers SolarCoin cryptocurrency

    ACWA Power has become the first utility-scale energy generator to adopt the SolarCoin – a blockchain-based cryptocurrency paid out for solar power production – for its operations around the world. The concept, compared by co-founder Nick Gogerty to “air miles for PV producers”, will see developers rewarded with a “digital token” for every MWh produced, with the wider benefit of incentivising clea

    Transition  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 16:02 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi

    ACWA awards $190m deal to Chint for Egyptian PV trio

    Developer ACWA Power has moved ahead its first renewables project in Egypt with the award of a $190m EPC contract to China’s Chint Group covering construction of a trio of PV plants with a total power capacity of 165.5MW. The three projects, being built under the country’s feed-in-tariff programme in the province of Aswan, will contribute to the target of 20% of energy coming from renewable sourc

    Transition  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 15:44 GMT Darius Snieckus in Abu Dhabi

    China PV boom fuels 2017 clean-energy spend growth: BNEF

    An “extraordinary” 53GW PV installation boom in China pushed last year’s global clean energy investment total to $333.5bn and 3% past 2016’s level, according to closely-watched annual data from analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). The Chinese solar additions – up from 30GW in 2016 – generated investment of $86.5bn, more than half the $160.8bn total spent on solar worldwide, said BNEF. Th

    Transition  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 15:25 GMT Andrew Lee

    Ameren obtains final Missouri wind power line approval

    Missouri regulators have approved Ameren Corp.’s petition to construct a 100-mile (160km) segment of its 345kV Mark Twain transmission line through the state, which will enable consumers there and in Illinois access to low-cost wind energy from Iowa. The 480-mile project suffered from years of legal and regulatory delays in Missouri, whose central location makes it the most direct pathway between

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 14:24 GMT Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    Innogy talks to potential partners in 860MW Triton Knoll

    Germany utility Innogy is in talks with potential partners to take a stake in its 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm off eastern England. “We are looking for potential partners and have had a lot of interest,” said Hans Bunting, Innogy’s chief operating officer at a London press briefing. “We are talking to many of them so let us see what happens. We could either keep a minority or majority

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 Jan 10:38 GMT Christopher Hopson in London