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Renewable Energy Focus News - 18 Dec 2014

Editor's Choice

SEPA Award winners announced at solar conference Utility companies, cooperatives and industry leaders recognized for leadership, innovation. More

India’s transmission travails India is erecting a $7 billion ‘Green Energy Corridor’, which is aimed at streamlining the constricted evacuation of electricity produced from renewable sources. Sarosh Bana reports. More

G9, Energy Institute, release good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety Documents represent an important step towards fulfilling the association's ambition to provide leadership on the HSE challenges facing the rapidly-growing offshore wind industry. More

This week's top blogs


European Biogas Association releases market report
Energy produced from biogas on the rise in select European markets, EBA report shows. ... More

ASTM vote opens door for biodiesel innovation in heating oil
When finalized, landmark move for 20 percent biodiesel in heating oil expected to accelerate America’s transformation to Bioheat® ... More

Energy efficiency

CESA announces 2014 ‘State Leadership in Clean Energy’ Award winners
The 2014 awards recognize eight outstanding US state programs and projects that have accelerated the adoption of clean energy technologies and strengthened clean energy markets. ... More

Iowa Economic Development

Energy infrastructure

Schneider Electric seals clean energy contract with Scottish Power Renewables
The contract - worth several million pounds - is for the design, manufacture, supply, install, test and commission of technology to support Scottish Power in the delivery of over 215MW of renewable energy.... More

Energy storage including Fuel cells

ITM Power announces sale of second major Power-to-Gas plant, to German utility
UK-based ITM Power has won a competitive tender in Germany, for the sale of a rapid-response PEM Power-to-Gas (P2G) electrolyser system from RWE Deutschland AG.... More

Smarter Network Storage project 'trial' kicks off in Bedfordshire, UK
Project said to be the largest electricity storage facility of its type in the region.... More

South Africa sets up association for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies
The South African Hydrogen Association (SAHA) has been established to develop and promote national expertise in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.... More

Other marine energy and hydropower

Scottish Government announces funding for renewable energy projects
More than £380,000 awarded to projects across the country. ... More

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Photovoltaics (PV)

NREL demonstrates vastly improved efficiency for concentrator solar cell
New design for ultra-efficient III-V multijunction cell pushes the limits of solar conversion.... More

Locus Energy reaches new milestone
Solar monitoring and analytics platform provider surpasses 50,000 solar PV systems under management.... More

IBC SOLAR completes 237kWp project in Poland
Installation marks the biggest PV rooftop project in the country, according to IBC. ... More

Policy, investment and markets

Novel solar installer training program launched for military veterans
New program, said the be the “first of its kind,” is designed to fill the critical shortage ofelectrical field service technicians.... More

Wind power

Gamesa, Iberdrola launch WindCORE® + WindOne®
Next-generation systems enable remote management of all makes of turbines.... More

DNV GL certifies Gamesa’s G47 wind turbine lifetime extension programme
Programme aims to extend operational life of Gamesa’s G47 wind turbine model to up to 30 years.... More

New UK college supports wind energy education
National College for Wind Energy aims to tackle skills gap and create jobs.... More

Siemens publishes 'Environmental Product Declarations' for wind turbines
Brochures aim to provide authorities the requested transparency on the environmental performance of Siemens' wind products.... More

US Department of Interior to auction more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts for wind energy development
Auction will mark DOI's largest competitive lease sale to date for offshore wind energy development.... More

World Future Energy Summit

World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2015 set for January 19-22
Region’s largest renewable energy and sustainability event expected to welcome 32,000 delegates and 650 participating companies to Abu Dhabi. ... More


3rd Water Research Conference
Dates: 11 January 2015 until 14 January 2015
Location: Shenzhen, China
Website: http://www.waterresearchconference.com

11th International Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Conference, Partnering & Exhibition: Delivering Hydrogen & Fuel Cells to Market
Dates: 17 March 2015 (1 day event)
Location: NEC, Birmingham, UK
Website: http://www.climate-change-solutions.co.uk

2015 Electric Power Conference
Dates: 21 April 2015 until 23 April 2015
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Website: http://www.electricpowerexpo.com/program/?hq_e=el&hq_m=29907...

2015 Utility Solar Conference
Dates: 27 April 2015 until 29 April 2015
Location: San Diego, California
Website: http://www.solarelectricpower.org/

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