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Renewable Energy Focus News - 28 May 2015

Editor's Choice

Solar Energy Industry Association supports ‘New Energy for America Act’ Industry group believes the New Energy Act will provide a big boost to the US economy and help to fight pollution and climate change. More

Sustainable construction: 10 ground-breaking buildings A look at 10 of the most impressive sustainable builds in the world, with a view to exploring how sustainable architecture initiatives could make a zero carbon 2016 more achievable. More

Time to unleash 10GW of untapped farm wind potential? With 20% of the UK’s population living in rural areas, it’s vital we find clean, sustainable ways to address the energy trilemma of rising energy costs, climate change and strains on security of supply within the rural economy. More

Iowa Economic Development

Bioenergy

Alstom signs contract for Tilbury biomass plant in the UK
When complete, the 45 MW biomass power station is expected to generate 300 GWh of green electricity every year. ... More

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Energy storage including Fuel cells

Fuel cells – a disruptive technology in the changing energy landscape
The fuel cell industry can help to shape the future of the global energy landscape, to meet the requirements of reliability and sustainability. Cost reduction through technological innovation is bringing fuel cells closer to commercialisation, just as it has done with wind and solar power.... More

Other marine energy and hydropower

39 GW of new hydropower capacity added in 2014, IHA report shows
The additions brought the world’s total installed hydropower capacity to 1,055 GW at the end of 2014.... More

Photovoltaics (PV)

Low Carbon raises £106 million in UK solar refinancing deal
The twelve solar parks refinanced in this deal generate more than 99MW of clean energy. ... More

Sun Edison inks 33MW deal with Southern California Edison utility
Agreement calls for SunEdison to modernize the grid In Southern California with solar. ... More

Trina Solar selected to deploy an additional capacity at England's Wymeswold solar farm
2.2MWp extension represents a 7% increase in capacity at the UK-based solar plant, bringing it up to 34.4MWp.... More

Policy, investment and markets

Marine energy company Minesto has been awarded a 13 million Euros from Welsh Government
Funding will allow Minesto to start the commercial roll out of marine power plants in Wales.... More

NREL to collaborate with China's PV Investment and Finance Alliance
Goal of partnership is to open wide-scale and diverse sources of investment for solar photovoltaic asset development in China. ... More

Solar electricity

Enphase Energy announces completion of Clinton Global Initiative ‘Commitment to Action’ for Nigerian Microgrid Project
Enphase and Beacon Power Services developed microgrid pilot for clean, reliable energy in Africa.... More

SENER awarded contract for mega thermo-solar complex
At 510 MW, Moroccan thermo-solar complex is claimed to be the biggest in the world. ... More

US EPA Administrator and San Francisco Bay Area government agencies celebrate nation’s largest solar energy partnership
Initiative aims to take advantage of economies of scale in solar installation and use a single contract for greater efficiency and cost savings.... More

Trina Solar selected to deploy an additional capacity at England's Wymeswold solar farm
2.2MWp extension represents a 7% increase in capacity at the UK-based solar plant, bringing it up to 34.4MWp.... More

Wave and tidal energy

Marine energy company Minesto has been awarded a 13 million Euros from Welsh Government
Funding will allow Minesto to start the commercial roll out of marine power plants in Wales.... More

Wind power

Gamesa signs a 100 MW turbine supply agreement with Chinese construction group
50 G97-2.0 MW Gamesa wind turbines to be deployed for Hebei province wind farm. ... More

Time to unleash 10GW of untapped farm wind potential?
With 20% of the UK’s population living in rural areas, it’s vital we find clean, sustainable ways to address the energy trilemma of rising energy costs, climate change and strains on security of supply within the rural economy.... More

E.ON to build Rampion offshore wind farm in the UK
When complete, the wind farm will have the capacity to generate 400 MW of electricity. ... More

SgurrEnergy supports largest UK community renewables project to construction completion
The UK’s largest community owned wind farm has successfully completed construction this week after technical advisory support from leading renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy.... More

Events

23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Dates: 01 June 2015 until 04 June 2015
Location: Vienna, Austria
Website: http://conference-biomass.com/
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DNV GL Energy Academy: Wind Turbine Technology
Dates: 09 June 2015 until 10 June 2015
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Website: http://www.dnvkema.com/training/Wind-energy/Wind_turbine_tec...
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Workshop on Ion Exchange Membranes for Energy Applications, EMEA 2015
Dates: 22 June 2015 until 24 June 2015
Location: Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
Website: http://www.next-energy.de/emea2015.html
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5th European PEFC (Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell) & H2 Forum
Dates: 30 June 2015 until 03 July 2015
Location: Lucerne, Switzerland
Website: http://www.efcf.com
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DNV GL Energy Academy: Bladed Software
Dates: 20 July 2015 until 24 July 2015
Location: Bristol, England
Website: http://www.gl-garradhassan.com/assets/downloads/flyer/BT1788...
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ECS Conference on Electrochemical Energy Conversion & Storage, with 14th International Conference on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XIV)
Dates: 26 July 2015 until 31 July 2015
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Website: http://www.electrochem.org/meetings/satellite/glasgow/
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For a full list of events and conferences, please visit
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