Renewable Energy News: SunPower Shuts Plant, Cuts Jobs 25 Percent to Survive Solar Slump
SunPower Corp. is following through with a planned restructuring effort that will reduce its workforce by 25 percent to cut costs after solar prices plunged in an oversupplied market.
Renewable Energy News: US Wind Seeks Maryland Approval for 750-MW Offshore project
U.S. Wind Inc. applied Nov. 30 to the Maryland Public Service Commission for approval to develop a 750-MW wind farm project off the coast of Maryland, and is also seeking offshore renewable energy credits (ORECs) for approximately 248 MW of the project.
Nuclear Power: Trump Advisers Reviewing Nuclear Power Options
A document reviewed by business news agency Bloomberg reportedly includes several key questions concerning nuclear power asked by President-elect Donald Trump advisers of the U.S.
Nuclear Power: Kyushu Electric Restarts Sendai Unit 1
Japanese utility Kyushu Electric said it had restarted the Sendai Unit 1 reactor in southern Kagoshima after a two month scheduled outage that was prolonged to appease the region's top administrator, Satoshi Mitazono, who had initially requested the company permanently shutter the facility's two reactors.(read more
Wind Power Monthly: Netherlands plans subsidy-free auctions from 2026
NETHERLANDS: In its energy plan to 2050, the Dutch government is hoping it can apply the lessons from its successful offshore tender process to other forms of renewable energy, while planning to remove subsidies in future auctions.
Renewable Energy News: South Africa Needs Regulatory Certainty to Build Large Wind Sector by 2050
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Investors are looking beyond hiccups such as the stalling of the scheme to buy clean energy by the South African government from independent power producers to create a very large wind sector by 2050, but they want clear regulations.
Renewable Energy News: Linearly Extensive Electricity Businesses
In my book, The Microgrid Revolution: Business Strategies for Next Generation Electricity, October 2016, Praeger, I make the case for differentiation of electricity services. That is, parsing the electricity business into product-markets, and pursuing each as an opportunity. Each rectangle in Figure 1 may be treated as a standalone business, and a business plan written for its pursuit.
Renewable Energy News: Court to US Treasury: ‘Basis Equals Purchase Price’
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims decided that Halloween was the perfect day to release its Alta v. United States opinion, and the plaintiffs are enjoying the treat.
Wind Power Monthly: Gaelectric sells 230MW to CGN
IRELAND: Dublin-headquartered developer Gaelectric has sold its 230MW of wind assets on the island of Ireland to the European investment arm of China General Nuclear Power group (CGN).
Wind Power Monthly: Hybrid microgrid pilot takes shape in Singapore
SINGAPORE: A microgrid project being built in Singapore, comprising renewables, energy storage and diesel generation, could have potential application across the tropics.