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Renewable Energy Focus News - 18 Sep 2014

Editor's Choice

Focus: Interview Renewable Energy focus magazine caught up with Tristan Fischer, CEO of renewable energy developer Lumicity Ltd. Topics included Lumicity’s massive project to retrofit biomass heating systems for Bernard Matthews’ turkey farms as well as the general benefits of biomass heat. More

REA offers UK’s next government the ‘blueprint’ for green energy Proactive British renewable energy association sets out comprehensive ‘manifesto’ for renewable heat, power and transport. More

EPSRC funds £6 million to drive new low carbon vehicle technologies research in UK Two new UK research projects to drive forward low carbon vehicle technologies are to receive £6 million in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The projects involve academics from eight UK universities. More

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Bioenergy

Coal-to-biomass conversion complete at Canada’s Atikokan bioenergy plant
Power generating station is now producing clean electricity, helping to meet local power needs in northwestern Ontario.... More

Changes to UK’s waste regulations favour anaerobic digestion industry
New guidelines will see more crop residues turned into biogas and fertiliser — minus the costly permitting fees ... More

MT-Energie contracted for the expansion of existing AD plants in the UK
Agreement calls for MT-Energie UK to construct and integrate additional digesters for two facilities on the Apsley Estate, Andover, Hampshire and at Clayton Hall Farm, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire.... More

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Energy efficiency

‘Mini power station’ vision pulls in £800,000 for IE-CHP
New technology aims to slash energy bills for millions of homeowners. ... More

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Energy infrastructure

Voith wins ontract to upgrade Priest Rapids Dam in Washington State
Massive hydropower rehabilitation project expected to span 10 years. ... More

RES Offshore wins Moray Firth development contract
Moray Offshore Renewables selects RES to provide management contractor services for the first project within the Moray Firth round-3 zone, located off the north-east coast of Scotland. ... More

ABB wins $800 M order for Scotland’s Caithness-Moray subsea renewable energy power link
High voltage direct current light power link to enable integration of 1,200 MW of renewable energy. ... More

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Energy storage including Fuel cells

Lightweight OXIS lithium sulfur batteries a step closer for UK forces
In the UK, battery technology company OXIS Energy has delivered the third phase of a research programme to improve its lithium sulfur cells for the Ministry of Defence, which wants to lighten the load on army personnel who have to carry several kilogrammes of batteries while on patrol.... More

Geothermal

2014 GEA Geothermal Energy Expo kicks off 28 September in Oregon
Annual geothermal energy event to host industry leaders from around the globe ... More

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Other marine energy and hydropower

Voith wins ontract to upgrade Priest Rapids Dam in Washington State
Massive hydropower rehabilitation project expected to span 10 years. ... More

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Photovoltaics (PV)

Suntech and Greenfield form solar strategic alliance with youmex group
Alliance aims to capitalise on the growth of the UK's solar market. ... More

LG Solar, SOLFEX announce distribution partnership
LG Solar, the solar business unit of electronics specialists LG Electronics, is now selling its products directly through SOLFEX energy systems. ... More

Installed solar PV capacity in the UK reaches 5GW, NPD Solarbuzz says
90 per cent of solar PV capacity has been installed in the past three years alone.... 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

Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler joins ‘Wave Energy’ conference speaker lineup
Renewable energy advocate to deliver keynote address at the upcoming Ninth Annual Oregon Wave Energy Trust Conference ... More

Energy specialist PMSS America, Inc names new senior vice president
Doug Pfeister joins renowned renewable energy consultancy ... More

Changes to UK’s waste regulations favour anaerobic digestion industry
New guidelines will see more crop residues turned into biogas and fertiliser — minus the costly permitting fees ... More

Scotland's 'Meet the Energy Experts’ conference piques the interest of inventors and investors alike
Special event brought together more than 100 professionals looking to develop renewable energy or related technologies. ... More

WEEE comes into force for PV modules in France
End-of-life management becomes a legal obligation for French PV industry.... More

High price for non-compliance with EU's WEEE Directive

PVCYCLE's Pia Alina Lange discusses the implications of flouting the EU's directive for the proper recycling of PV panels.
Read more...

Solar electricity

SunEdison, TerraForm Power team up on pair of UK solar projects
Partners complete interconnection of 50 MW of utility-scale solar plants... More

Novatec Solar, BASF successfully commission solar thermal demonstration plant in Spain
Clean energy-generating plant is based on a new type of molten salt technology, known as direct molten salt or 'DMS' ... More

Installed solar PV capacity in the UK reaches 5GW, NPD Solarbuzz says
90 per cent of solar PV capacity has been installed in the past three years alone.... More

Wave and tidal energy

MeyGen announces funding for first phase of tidal renewable energy project
400 MW tidal scheme will generate enough capacity to power 400,000 homes. ... More

Wind power

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick meets with UK wind power players in London
Governor’s visit aimed at strengthening UK and US offshore wind relations. ... More

Mainstream Renewable Power to build Ghana's first utility-scale wind farm
225 MW wind power project represents a total investment of USD525 million.... More

RES Offshore wins Moray Firth development contract
Moray Offshore Renewables selects RES to provide management contractor services for the first project within the Moray Firth round-3 zone, located off the north-east coast of Scotland. ... More

Gamesa signs 48-MW supply agreement with China-based Everbright
As part of the deal, Gamesa will install 24 units of the G97-2.0 MW at Changfangshan wind farm, located in the Shanxi province.... More

Transparency Market Research releases new ‘Onshore Wind Energy Forecast’ report
Global onshore wind energy market is expected to reach nearly 900B USD in 2020, estimates show. ... More

Top 5 articles on www.renewablenergyfocus.com in August

Events

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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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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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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European Energy Security Forum, EuroSEF 2014
Dates: 26 September 2014 (1 day event)
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Website: http://www.eurosef.org
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World of Energy Solutions 2014, including 14th f-cell Forum for Fuel Cell Producers & Users, Battery+Storage with Solar Energy Solutions, and e-mobil BW Technologietag
Dates: 06 October 2014 until 08 October 2014
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Website: http://www.world-of-energy-solutions.de/en/
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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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2014 Distributed Wind All State Summit
Dates: 15 October 2014 (1 day event)
Location: Albany, New York
Website: http://distributedwind.org/events/dwea-all-state-summit-2014...
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Solar Power International 2014
Dates: 20 October 2014 until 23 October 2014
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Website: http://www.solarpowerinternational.com
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CanWea 2014
Dates: 27 October 2014 until 29 October 2014
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Website: http://canwea2014.ca/
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