INDUSTRY AND EVENT NEWS 

 

Minister Lynne Brown confirmed as a Keynote for 2017
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Investment Vital To Unlocking Africa’s Untapped Renewable Energy Potential
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Vice-President calls for energy combination towards Africa’s development
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Future Trends for Africa's Power Sector
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Eskom ‘back in business’ for large power users
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South Africa: SONA - Zuma Commits SA to Renewable Energy
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POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa Raises Bar On Expert Insight
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Brian Molefe resigns from Eskom
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Eskom leadership: Koko tipped to succeed Molefe
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POWER-GEN Africa Call for Papers are Open

 

Brown: Africa’s energy shortage ‘alarming’
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The case for nuclear energy in SA
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Eskom finally emerging from the darkness
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Better use of natural resources would address Africa’s power shortfall
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Investment and cooperation in energy will bring growth
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energy storage

Mercedes-Benz Energy, Vivint Collaborate on Energy Storage for US Residential Solar Market

May 23, 2017

The two companies will introduce a joint offering that will provide customers with the German engineering and performance of Mercedes-Benz batteries coupled with Vivint Solar's expertise in designing, installing and servicing solar energy systems.

wind energy

Building it Better: How Wind EPCs Are Driving Down Wind Energy Cost

May 23, 2017

While the all-in cost to build a wind farm has fallen dramatically over the years, due in part to larger and more powerful turbines that can harness more wind energy for less money, the cost of building the projects themselves has also fallen but still has a ways to go.

wind farms

Wind in the Sails of Offshore Wind Farms: Recent Developments in Incentives

May 23, 2017

On May 11, Sens. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.-2) introduced the Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development Act.

CEO: WINDPOWER 2017 Has “A Brand-new Attitude”

May 23, 2017

Wind energy professionals are gathering in California this week to showcase new products and services, network and discuss the issues relevant to the growth of wind energy at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA’s) annual WINDPOWER 2017 event. Renewable Energy World asked exhibi...

SolarCity, SunRun Win Arizona Tax Suit Over Exemption

May 22, 2017

SolarCity Corp. and rival SunRun Inc. persuaded an Arizona appeals court that certain tax exemptions for solar panels don’t violate the state constitution, according to an opinion released May 18. The Arizona Court of Appeals rejected the state Department of Revenue’s contention that&nb...

renewables

As 100 Percent Renewables Become the New Norm, a New Role for Utilities Emerges

May 22, 2017

Portland, Ore., is one of the most recent municipalities to join dozens of cities and states across the U.S. in pledges to run on 100 percent renewable energy in the coming decades. Portland is taking a two-step approach toward its goal.

Listen Up: What Home Owners Need To Know About Battery Storage Systems

May 22, 2017

Since the sun does not shine at night we need a way to store daytime-generated solar energy. Net metering is an elegant and 100% efficient way to shift excess solar power, but that system will not work at high solar penetration levels. Never mind the fact that utilities are loath to all...

clean power

Interconnectors — Moving Clean Power Around a Continent

May 22, 2017

In the U.K., National Grid is the utility that owns the high voltage electricity network in England and Wales. It is also one of four British gas distribution companies. It’s a big player — “joining everything up” — within the UK’s overall energy system.

microgrid

Ameren Unveils Advanced Distributed Energy Microgrid

May 19, 2017

Ameren Corp. has completed an advanced utility-scale microgrid. The $5 million facility, located at Ameren's Technology Applications Center (TAC) adjacent to the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, Illinois, is capable of serving paying customer loads on a utility distribution f...

biomass

Hu Honua Reaches Agreement with Hawaiian Electric on Biomass Plant

May 19, 2017

Hu Honua recently said that it has reached an agreement with Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) on an amended power purchase agreement for the company’s planned 30-MW biomass facility in Pepe‘ekeo, Hawaii.