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  • US Wind will expand offshore project in Maryland to include up to 82 turbines, company says

    Maryland-based offshore developer US Wind announced plans this week to expand its 22-turbine MarWin project to include up to 82 turbines under the new Momentum Wind project for up to 1,200 MW additional offshore wind energy. US Wind also intends to develop 90 waterfront acres into a new offshore wind deployment hub where the company…

  • LIDAR helps Greece become a renewable energy leader

    Contributed by Alexander James Capable of recording key wind characteristics such as speed and direction up to and above 200 meters vertical height, her special skills meant #106 was always destined to be a traveler and it wasn’t long before she spread her wings. Within a few weeks, she had traded her first home for…

  • First half of 2021 sees record investment in renewable energy

    More money was invested in renewable energy in the first six months of 2021 than the first half of any other year, according to tracking by BloombergNEF. But analysts still say “immediate” funding is needed to reach global net-zero emissions goals. Globally, $174 billion of new investment was made in renewable energy capacity, equity raised…

  • Top 5 tips to bring a renewable energy equipment prototype to market

    Contributed by Scott Baxter It’s no secret that the renewable energy equipment industry is a sector that is forecasted to grow, with new innovative energy technologies entering the market every day. Each week different technologies in the energy sector, such as fuel cell power generation, energy storage, solar/photovoltaic, and wind energy, make another index forward.…

  • NY Green Bank raises $314 million to meet demand for clean energy project financing

    NY Green Bank – a division of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) – announced this week a $314 million transaction in its first private capital raise to support clean energy project financing. The transaction with Bank of America is the largest ever conducted by a green bank in the United…

  • What’s in Congress’ infrastructure bill for renewable energy

    The Biden administration and leaders in the U.S. Congress unveiled details of the 2,700-page, bipartisan infrastructure package on Sunday that includes $550 billion in new spending. The deal is expected to move quickly – and is likely to change in many ways – before receiving final approval later this week. So, what’s in the deal…

  • August sizzle: POWERGEN+, POWERGRID webcasts hot on decentralized energy, T&D

    August is often seen as the end of something, whether it’s winter in the southern hemisphere or summer in the north. It’s the return to school for some and the last call for a vacation to others. August, author Sue Monk Kidd wrote, is the “griddle where days just lay there and sizzle.” Hot, hot,…

  • NextEra wing selling $290M solar-storage project to AES Indiana

    The Indiana subsidiary of AES Corp. will acquire and oversee the building of a 250-MW solar and 180-MWh energy storage facility in that state. AES Indiana is acquiring the Petersburg Solar Project in Pike County, Ind., from NextEra Energy Resources LLC, a division of Florida-based NextEra Energy. NextEra will continue to develop and construct the…

  • South Carolina’s Past Failures and New Policies Contribute to a Brighter Future for Solar and Battery Storage

    By Shelley Robbins, Clean Energy Group As states and the federal government take steps to transition away from fossil fuel generation, it is important to pay attention to recent clean energy developments in states where energy legislation has historically been less proactive, and the traditional integrated utility monopoly model has held influence over the policymaking…

  • Given detailed analysis, grids can host the most solar

    Originally published at ILSR.org Electricity customers are lining up to generate their own clean, affordable solar energy, but to get it to them, solar developers must navigate the impediments of a congested and outdated electricity grid. For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Yochi Zakai, an attorney with Shute, Mahaly,…