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Biodiversity focus for potential 6.5MW Devon solar farm

energynews Posted in Weather on Feb 7th, 2014 with

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| 05 November 2013, 5:55 Updated: 04 November 2013, 18:27 Lightsource Renewable Energy has announced that it is investigating installing a 6.5MW solar farm at a local farming business near Yelverton, Devon. A key aspect of the proposed solar farm will be the role in which the solar development could play in boosting local biodiversity….

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Solar Income, Really?

energynews Posted in Weather on Feb 6th, 2014 with

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NRG Yield (NYSE:NYLD) was spun out of its parent, NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) in July, and has since been greeted with enthusiasm by investors. The stock priced at $22, 10 percent over the mid-point of its expected range, and the underwriters exercised their full over-allotment option. NRG Yield presents itself as an owner and operator…

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SEC Clarifies Crowdsourcing Rules, What’s the Impact on Renewables?

energynews Posted in Weather on Feb 5th, 2014 with

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New Hampshire, USA — The SEC has finally proposed its rules to allow crowd-funding under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. What do they mean for small-scale investments in renewable energy companies and projects? Title III of the JOBS Act created an exemption under securities laws for crowdfunding, which set the table for its…

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Biofuel Companies Fight EPA’s Proposed RFS Downgrade

energynews Posted in Weather on Feb 3rd, 2014 with

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Washington, DC — Companies that make biofuels from corn husks, soy and other materials are mounting a last-ditch lobbying campaign to prevent a weakening of the U.S. renewable-fuel mandate, saying a lower requirement would set back an industry that is ready to blossom. The Environmental Protection Agency, responding to complaints from refiners and fossil-fuel oil…

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What Makes a Great Wind Turbine for Distributed Applications?

energynews Posted in Weather on Feb 2nd, 2014 with

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When investing considerable resources in a distributed wind energy project, doesn’t it make sense to at least evaluate the minimum criteria? Let’s start with this list: Good Value Quiet Attractive Durable Good Value There are three initial factors to consider in terms of value: (1) installed cost; (2) estimated annual power production; and (3) confidence…

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XEMC Darwind Refocuses on Onshore Wind with 4.5- and 5-MW Direct Drive Turbines

energynews Posted in Weather on Jan 28th, 2014 with

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XEMC Darwind has ambitious plans to enter the main European onshore wind markets with two new 4.5- and 5-MW direct drive turbines based on its 5-MW offshore XD115/5-MW model. XEMC Darwind’s CEO Hugo Groenemans explained the new turbine’s technology specifics and benefits, which include merging Chinese supply chain strengths with job creation and localized industrialization….

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Survey: Wind and solar farms are an accepted part of the Cornish landscape for holidaymakers

energynews Posted in Weather on Jan 26th, 2014 with

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| 04 November 2013, 10:47 Updated: 04 November 2013, 13:45 Solar and wind farms are an accepted part of the Cornish landscape, according to a new survey of holidaymakers. The research, commissioned by Good Energy, found that the vast majority of visitors (94%) to Cornwall thought that solar and wind farms had no impact on…

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Trying Again: Proposing a National U.S. Renewable Energy Standard

energynews Posted in Weather on Jan 18th, 2014 with

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New Hampshire, USA — Two U.S. Senators are resurrecting legislation seeking to create a national Renewable Energy Standard (RES), while more proposed RPS changes crop up in some quieter markets. Senate Bill S.1595 from Mark Udall (D-Colorado) and Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), and days later the “American Renewable Energy and Efficiency Act” from Sen. Ed…

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IEA: Feed-in Tariff Not a Subsidy, But Tax Credits Are

energynews Posted in Weather on Jan 16th, 2014 with

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has declared that feed-in tariffs are the principal driving force in the worldwide development of solar photovoltaics (solar PV). While possibly stating the obvious, it’s always good to see official confirmation of one’s own observations. IEA’s Trends in Photovoltaic Applications 2013 covers the year 2012 and its report contains a…

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