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Renewable Energy Focus News - 24 Jul 2014

Editor's Choice

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission releases first-half report on renewables Solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydropower provided 55.7% of new installed US electrical generating capacity in first six months of 2014. More

Report: New clean energy investment climbs to five-quarter high Renewable energy project finance reaches $40.1 billion, newly released statistics shows More

Risk Mitigation in Wind Power Projects, Part I: An Insurer’s View At the recent WINDPOWER 2014 Conference & Exhibition, Renewable Energy Focus magazine sat down with Travelers’ Scott Foyer, national practice leader, and Peter Wilcox, technical director, to discuss the issue of risk management and mitigation. Following are excerpts of that interview: More

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Bioenergy

Case Study: Converting waste into bioenergy
Global food processor Remo-Frit utilises an innovative waste treatment system that turns effluent and solid residues from its operations into biogas, which is then converted to electricity.... More

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Energy efficiency

Scottish Government looks to cut the cost of offshore wind
First Minister announces £2.2 million offshore wind programme.... More

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Energy infrastructure

ABB wins $35 million HVDC upgrade order in Canada
Improvements designed to enhance grid reliability while improving efficiency and power availability. ... More

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Energy storage including Fuel cells

German Government supports advancement of fuel cell technology
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy allocates 4.9 Million euros for fuel cell research. ... More

Acta S.p.A, Dantherm Power A/S announce partnership
Collaboration focuses on the development a self-recharging fuel cell backup power system. ... More

Geothermal

Fourth annual GEA 'Geothermal' Summit to kick off in Reno in August
Event draws wide range of geothermal professionals to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing geothermal industry growth. ... More

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Other marine energy and hydropower

Royal HaskoningDHV develops mini hydropower plants in Indonesia
When complete, the quartet of hydropower plants will provide a sustainable source of energy for 11,000 households. ... More

Making the case for UK tidal lagoon development
National roll-out of tidal lagoon infrastructure would contribute £27 billion to UK GDP, report shows. ... More

Akuo Energy and DCNS awarded funding for marine renewable energy project
European NER300 funding will cover operation of the innovative ocean thermal conversion plant for the first five years. ... More

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Photovoltaics (PV)

Scatec Solar completes 40 MW solar plant in South Africa
Annual production will be around 94 million kWh per year, enough to cover the electricity demand of about 20 000 South African households. ... More

FREE DOWNLOAD: 2014 Wind Energy Update Onshore O&M Report extract

The newly released 2014 Wind Energy Update (WEU) Onshore Operations and Maintenance Report provides cost-effective strategies to minimise downtime and maximise wind energy yield. This download offers a sample chapter of a five-chapter report.

Policy, investment and markets

Energy Department awards $6 million to advance cost-competitive biofuels
Funding supports development of next-generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuels from biomass. ... More

NEW BLOG: Emerging microalgae fuel sources

Renewable Energy Focus contributor Andrew Mourant ponders the potential commercial opportunities for new microalgae fuel sources.

Solar electricity

Yaskawa Electric Corporation to acquire The Switch Company
Purchase supports Yaskawa's goal to expand market share in renewable energy, marine and industrial applications. ... More

Wave and tidal energy

SgurrEnergy kicks off wave and tidal research project
Three-year study looks to establish ways to reduce uncertainties for wave and tidal projects. ... More

EMEC to take on new marine renewable development sites in Scotland
For the first time, local organisations will be able to manage and sub-let parts of the seabed to wave and tidal energy developers. ... More

TAITRA

Wind power

Alstom to supply turbines for massive Renova Energia project
€320 million contract entails 127 wind turbines for Umburanas wind farm complex. ... More

Gamesa signs pair of wind power agreements for North American market
Deal calls for the supply of 290 MW in the MIdwest US and Mexico,... More

Scottish Government looks to cut the cost of offshore wind
First Minister announces £2.2 million offshore wind programme.... More

Globeleq inaugurates Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm
New 138 MW wind power plant has the capacity to supply renewable electricity for nearly 100,000 average South African households. ... More

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference and OWIM 2014 now open for online registration
Dynamic energy event set to kick off in Amsterdam in the fall. ... More

Top 3 articles on www.renewablenergyfocus.com last week

1. C-WET/MNRE select 3TIER to develop national 'Solar Atlas of India'

2. India powers toward renewable energy: Part III  

3. Vikram Solar expands presence in Middle East & North Africa

Events

Summer School: Renewable Energy Technologies
Dates: 18 August 2014 until 22 August 2014
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: http://www.greendragonenergy.co.uk/courses/
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Summer School: Grid-connected and Off-grid Photovoltaics
Dates: 25 August 2014 until 29 August 2014
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: http://www.greendragonenergy.co.uk/courses/
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Summer School: Energy Efficiency in Industry and Buildings
Dates: 01 September 2014 until 05 September 2014
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: http://www.greendragonenergy.co.uk/courses/
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PV Project Development Africa
Dates: 09 September 2014 until 10 September 2014
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Website: http://www.pv-insider.com/africa
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The Renewable Energy Mini-MBA
Dates: 21 September 2014 until 25 September 2014
Location: Dubai, UAE
Website: http://www.greenpoweracademy.com/product/details/9/the-renew...
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29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2014)
Dates: 22 September 2014 until 26 September 2014
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website: http://www.photovoltaic-conference.com/
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4th New Energy Forum 2014: Fueling a Beautiful World of Cleanness and Sustainability
Dates: 21 September 2014 until 23 September 2014
Location: Qingdao, China
Website: http://www.bitcongress.com/nef2014
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AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition
Dates: 07 October 2014 until 08 October 2014
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Website: http://www.awea.org/Events/Event.aspx?EventID=18548
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