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NEC Energy completes a 3.9 MWH Grid Energy Storage System for Southern California Distribution Grid Support

NEC Corporation and NEC Energy Solutions (“NEC Energy”) announced today that they have completed the installation of a 2.4MW, 3.9MWh GSS™ grid energy storage site in Orange, California for utility Southern California Edison (SCE). The system has successfully passed commissioning testing and is now available for full operation. This is the first energy storage system […]

NEC energy completes grid energy storage site for southern California

NEC Corporation and NEC Energy Solutions announced today that they have completed the installation of a 2.4 MW, 3.9 MWh grid energy storage site (GSS) in Orange, California for utility Southern California Edison (SCE). The system has successfully passed commissioning testing and is now available for full operation. This is the first energy storage system […]

Innovative Wave Power Device Starts Producing Clean Power in Hawaii

With support from the Energy Department and the U.S. Navy, a prototype wave energy device has advanced successfully from initial concept to grid-connected, open-sea pilot testing. The device, called Azura, was recently launched and installed in a 30-meter test berth at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Kaneohe Bay, on the island of […]

Innovative Wave Power Device Starts Producing Clean Power in Hawaii

With support from the Energy Department and the U.S. Navy, a prototype wave energy device has advanced successfully from initial concept to grid-connected, open-sea pilot testing. The device, called Azura, was recently launched and installed in a 30-meter test berth at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Kaneohe Bay, on the island of […]

geoAMPS helps maintain renewables’ global momentum

Software product increases project and organizational efficiencies The development of renewable sources of energy is a global effort. As the respected Worldwatch Institute cites in its 2015 global status report for renewables, released in June 2015, renewable energy continued to grow during 2014 against the backdrop of increasing global energy consumption, particularly in developing countries, […]

Request for Information for Marine and Hydrokinetic Environmental Monitoring Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking feedback from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the program’s activities and priorities in MHK environmental monitoring and field testing opportunities. The Water Power Program is committed to supporting technological innovations that facilitate the growth of the MHK […]

Indicative Targets for Solar Thermal Energy are not being met. Further Action from Member States Needed

The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) welcomes the publication of the renewable energy progress report from the European Commission. This is an important milestone for the renewable sector – in particular the solar thermal technology – as it highlights the challenges and opportunities still to be explored to reach the 2020 targets. The key […]

NREL Partnerships to Help the Grid Accommodate More Renewable Energy

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announces five new partnerships that will award up to $6.5 million in federal funds to technical teams throughout the country. The cost-shared projects with industry, universities, and other stakeholders will address the challenge of enabling the nation’s electric grid to handle increasing amounts of renewable energy. NREL […]

Scottish Government approves five geothermal projects

Scottish Government Geothermal Energy Challenge Fund awards £234,000 for five feasibility studies for sites in Fife, West Lothian, North Lanarkshire and Aberdeenshire Industry call for same ambition to be replicated by DECC “We are delighted with the Scottish Government’s decision which brings the building of five new geothermal plants one step closer. Geothermal technology offers […]

RenewableUK celebrates green light for world’s first tidal lagoon

RenewableUK is celebrating today’s announcement that the world’s first ever tidal lagoon energy project has been granted planning permission by the Energy Secretary Amber Rudd. The project is scheduled to be built in Swansea Bay by British company Tidal Lagoon Power, which has pioneered the scheme from the beginning. This announcement is a significant step […]