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Renewable Energy Focus News - 30 Oct 2014

Editor's Choice

DNV GL releases 'Global Trends in Solar Finance' New paper identifies what is needed to ensure technical risks in solar projects are properly assessed. More

US Department of Energy allocates $53 mllion to drive solar power Innovation Funding supports 40 innovative research and development projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy. More

BLOG: US voters support biodiesel tax incentive

New survey from the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) shows 75 per cent of voters polled support renewable initiatives through tax policy. Read more...


Canada’s Enerkem announces new biofuel project partnership in China
Modular waste-to-biofuel system selected to address local waste challenges. ... More

Global bioenergy capacity on the rise
Installed bioenergy market to exceed 165 GW by 2025, new GlobalData report says. ... More


Energy efficiency

Enphase Energy introduces new energy management system
Innovation aims to accelerate mainstream solar energy adoption. ... More

Energy storage including Fuel cells

Johnson Matthey to acquire battery materials business from Clariant
Swiss specialty chemicals giant Clariant has agreed to divest its Business Line Energy Storage to UK-based Johnson Matthey, which will further strengthen JM’s Battery Technologies business. Clariant’s Energy Storage unit is a leading supplier of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode material to the lithium-ion battery sector for both automotive and non-automotive applications.... More

UK expands hydrogen transport with car deliveries, first supermarket dispenser
Three new Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles have been delivered to the UK as part of the government-backed London Hydrogen Network Expansion (LHNE) project. in addition, Sainsbury’s has announced that the nation’s first supermarket forecourt hydrogen dispenser, supplied by Air Products, will be located at its Hendon store by the end of the year.... More

Alevo to transform energy storage by combining battery tech with smart data analysis
Alevo Group plans to transform the world of grid-scale energy storage, with the opening of a large, new manufacturing plant in Concord, North Carolina. Alevo is using a combination of innovative battery technology and smart data analytics to significantly reduce losses caused by inefficiencies in grid transmission.... More

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Photovoltaics (PV)

MGM Resorts, NRG announce completion of massive rooftop array in Las Vegas
6.2MW solar system atop the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center ranks among the largest rooftop PV installations in the world. ... More

Swinerton Renewable Energy partners with Locus Energy
Top-ranked US commercial solar contractor chooses Locus Energy as its exclusive solar monitoring provider. ... More

SMA offers complete ‘package’ for large-scale PV power plants in the UK
Offering to include to inverters, medium-voltage solutions and a transfer station. ... 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

DNV GL releases 'Global Trends in Solar Finance'
New paper identifies what is needed to ensure technical risks in solar projects are properly assessed.... More

US Energy Department to fund CSP research
DoE allocates $25 Million to support research and development of concentrating solar power. ... More

Solar electricity

SunEdison announces $50 million, 23.8MW solar power plant in the Middle East
Solar technology manufacturer partners with EBRD and OPIC for one of the largest solar power plants in Jordan. ... More

Last week's top 3 articles on renewableenergyfocus.com

Government–industry funding to accelerate hydrogen fueling, fuel cell cars in the UK



Wind power

Marine specialist SeaRoc teams up with HSEQ Experts
Leaders in offshore wind power development join forces to support offshore projects in Europe. ... More

Samsung, Pattern Development start construction on Canadian wind power project
180 MW Armow Wind power project expected to create thousands of highly skilled jobs. ... More

Gamesa signs first wind turbine supply contract in Jordan
Deal calls for Gamesa to supply 33 G97-2.0 MW turbines at a facility being developed by Elecnor. ... More


Energy4PowerLive Show, including RenewablesLive
Dates: 05 November 2014 (1 day event)
Location: London, UK
Website: http://www.energy4powerlive.co.uk

The 6th Offshore Wind Series: Offshore Wind Procurement & Construction
Dates: 04 November 2014 until 05 November 2014
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Website: http://www.windenergyupdate.com/offshore-construction/?utm_s...

HEVC 2014
Dates: 05 November 2014 until 06 November 2014
Location: London, UK
Website: http://conferences.theiet.org/hevc/index.cfm

2014 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition: Featuring Hydrogen Fuel & Natural Gas
Dates: 10 November 2014 until 13 November 2014
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Website: http://www.fuelcellseminar.com

RenewableUK International Small and Medium Wind 2014
Dates: 12 November 2014 until 13 November 2014
Location: Manchester, UK
Website: http://www.RenewableUK.com/ACE2014

The Renewable Energy Mini-MBA
Dates: 17 November 2014 until 21 November 2014
Location: Santiago, Chile
Website: http://www.greenpoweracademy.com/product/details/9/the-renew...

4th International Workshop on Integration of Solar Power into Power Systems
Dates: 10 November 2014 until 11 November 2014
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: http://www.solarintegrationworkshop.org

13th Wind Integration Workshop
Dates: 11 November 2014 until 13 November 2014
Location: Berlin, Germany
Website: http://www.windintegrationworkshop.org

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