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Renewable Energy Focus News - 16 Oct 2014

Editor's Choice

Renewable Energy Association to formally end affiliation with Solar Trade Association on 1 January 2015 Despite the scheduled split, both associations will remain open to collaboration on areas of mutual interest in the future. More

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

Renewable Power Generation 2013 This special Renewable Energy Focus power generation report reviews the latest REMIPEG (Renewable Electricity Market, Installed Power and Annual Electricity Generation) report, carried out in the first half year of 2014 and presenting an overview for the status of the renewable energy market through the end of 2013. More

£300 million budget to launch UK auctions for renewables Initiative to support low-carbon electricity projects that aim to deliver new capacity much more cheaply than through the previous arrangements. More


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ENER-G partners with Cornes Biogas for Japanese project
190kW ENER-G CHP unit to be installed, commissioned and maintained by Cornes at an agricultural biogas plant in Shikaoi, Japan.... More

Biochemtex and Beta Renewables ink deal with ENERGOCHEMICA SE
Agreement calls for Biochemtex and Beta Renewables to build an ethanol plant in Strazske, Slovak Republic. ... More

Historic premiere for biogas in Sweden
Gas pipeline now links up biogas plant to the country’s gas grid. ... More


Energy efficiency

AllEarth Renewables, Claire Solar Partners complete 2.2MW solar tracker farm in Vermont
South Burlington PV farm is claimed to be the largest in North America to utilize distributed inverters and dual-axis trackers to maximize production.... More

DSM inaugurates Solar Technologies demonstration center in India
State-of-the-art facility aims to showcase the benefits of current and future solar technologies.... More

Energy infrastructure

Five energy companies establish Universal Smart Energy Framework
‘USEF’ aims to develop products, services and solutions for large-scale deployment of smart energy grids. ... More

USDA announces major investments to improve the reliability of rural electric systems
More than $518 million in funding aims to help bring Smart Grid technology to America’s rural electric infrastructure.... More

Solar Power International Show

Energy storage including Fuel cells

Government–industry funding to accelerate hydrogen fueling, fuel cell cars in the UK
The UK government has announced up to £11 million (€14 million, US$17.7 million) of funding to prepare for the national rollout of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).... More

Grand Coalition to expand network of hydrogen fueling stations in Germany
Automaker Daimler and industrial gases giant The Linde Group are teaming with oil & gas companies Total, OMV, Avia and Hoyer to significantly increase the number of hydrogen fueling stations in Germany. The initiative will implement 13 new refueling locations by the end of 2015, and secure sustainable sourcing of ‘green’ hydrogen.... More

Green building

CHP projects receive US EPA's ENERGY STAR Award
Renewable energy heating systems feature GE technology. ... More

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Photovoltaics (PV)

HEINEKEN UK installs 4,000 solar panels on the roof of its Tadcaster brewery
Solar plant expected to generate approximately 876 MWh each year -- enough to power 185 homes. ... More

AllEarth Renewables, Claire Solar Partners complete 2.2MW solar tracker farm in Vermont
South Burlington PV farm is claimed to be the largest in North America to utilize distributed inverters and dual-axis trackers to maximize production.... 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

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Policy, investment and markets

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

US Department of Energy earmarks $25 million for biofuel research
Funding to go toward reducing the costs of algal biofuels over the next five years. ... More

“Biodiesel Production Using Algal Technology” by Tamilarasan Suganya and Sahadevan Renganathan discusses obtaining clean and green biodiesel from marine macro and microalgae. and renewable energy sources.

“Advanced Power Generation Systems” by Ibrahim Dincer and Calin Zamfirescu examines the full range of advanced multiple output thermodynamic cycles that can enable more sustainable and efficient power production from traditional methods, as well as driving the significant gains available from renewable sources.
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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

Wave and tidal energy

North Wales Tidal Energy & Coastal Protection Co Ltd set for launch
New Welsh company formed to develop a world-leading integrated tidal energy and coastal protection scheme along the North Wales coast.... More

Tidal Lagoon Power expands environmental team
Tim Carter named head of environment; Jo Pickard, principal ecologist. ... More

Last week's top 3 articles on renewableenergyfocus.com

UC Davis, SunPower building 'largest solar power system' in University of California system

Schmack Biogas wins 5 MW contract to supply Isle of Wight with biomethane

Scottish Government approves new wind farm in South Lanarkshire

Wind power

Alstom and DCNS form research partnership
Agreement calls for the development and subsequent commercialisation of an integrated system for a semi-submersible floating wind turbine. ... More

Renewable NRG Systems and FLiDAR enter exclusive partnership for the Americas
Under this agreement, Renewable NRG Systems will provide the WindCube Lidar systems to FLiDAR. ... More

Renewable NRG Systems announces new VP of Engineering
Wallace Lafferty chosen to lead technology and product development at Renewable NRG Systems. ... More

Scottish Government approves new round of offshore wind projects
Planning consent granted for four wind farms totalling a potential 2.284 GW capacity. ... More

DNV GL earns highest score in E.ON’s wind flow modelling ‘blind’ test
Leading global energy advisory and testing authority demonstrates knack for atmospheric flow characteristics and accuracy in wind power computer modelling.... More

Nordex rolls out wind blade strategy with Carbon Rotec
German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex SE is extending its partnership with composite wind turbine blade producer Carbon Rotec.... More

VG Energy partners with Norvento
Deal entails seven nED100 100kW turbines for a portfolio of wind farm sites in Scotland.... More

US Energy Department backs wind turbine research and development
DoE allocates $2 million to support manufacturing of taller wind turbine towers. ... More


Solar Power International 2014
Dates: 20 October 2014 until 23 October 2014
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Website: http://www.solarpowerinternational.com

CanWea 2014
Dates: 27 October 2014 until 29 October 2014
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Website: http://canwea2014.ca/

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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