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Kazakhstan scientist invents new, more powerful, wind turbine

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/kazakhstan-scientist-invents-new-more-powerful-wind-20161230


Marat Issekeyev, a scientist from Kazakhstan, has invented a cheap wind turbine that can generate almost 1.5 times more electricity than comparable turbines.

InstaVolt welcomes UK Governments call for consistency in EV charging

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/electric_hybrid_vehicles/instavolt-welcomes-uk-governments-call-for-consistency-20161230


Electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure company InstaVolt has welcomed reports that the Government is going to make roadside pricing for electric vehicle charging "more consistent and transparent.”

Tocardo Tidal Power successfully tests scaled version of its Universal Foundation System (UFS)

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/ocean_energy/tocardo-tidal-power-successfully-tests-scaled-version-20161220


Dutch tidal energy solutions company Tocardo Tidal Power has successfully tested a scaled version of its Universal Foundation System (UFS) at MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands).

New investors join Scatec Solar to develop 100 MW Nigerian solar project

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/pv_solar/new-investors-join-scatec-solar-to-develop-20161220


Scatec Solar has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with infrastructure fund Africa50 for investment into the 100 MW Nova Scotia power plant in Dutse, Nigeria.

Asian wind energy executives establish new wind trade association

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/asian-wind-energy-executives-establish-new-wind-20161219


The Asia Wind Energy Association (AsiaWEA) has been created aiming to become one of the leading organisations for on and offshore wind in the Asia-Pacific region.

TEV project to attend Indian Roads Congress

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/electric_hybrid_vehicles/tev-project-to-attend-indian-roads-congress-20161216


The director of the TEV project is to attend the Indian Roads Congress (IRC) in Hyderabad to discuss some of the cutting-edge technologies for road transportation in India.

SGIP announces approval of new smart grid standard

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/energy_saving/sgip-announces-approval-of-new-smart-grid-20161216


Energy industry consortium SGIP has announced that the ANSI/ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201-2016 Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM) has been approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Baroness Neville-Rolfe speech on decarbonisation of heating welcomed by GSHPA

VTT working group publishes roadmap to establishing new smart cities

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/energy_saving/vtt-working-group-publishes-roadmap-to-establishing-20161214


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating an international CIB working group which has published a roadmap to the smart cities of the future.

The world’s first nickel zinc smart battery: An interview with Tim Hysell and Todd Higinbotham of ZincFive Inc.

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/interviews/the-worlda-s-first-nickel-zinc-smart-20161213



ZincFive, Inc. has created the world's first nickel-zinc smart battery, a reliable and environmentally friendly alternative to many of the safety concerns associated with lead acid and lithium ion batteries.  Nickel-zinc will be only the fifth battery chemistry in history to globally scale. It was originally invented by Thomas Edison and was his dream battery chemistry, but he wasn't able to commercialise it. ZincFive has now done just that.

Intelligent transportation, traffic, data centers, automotive and telecom need safe battery backup to keep systems operating, even when the utility power dies. Nickel-zinc is being used right now in intelligent transportation systems across North America, replacing lead-acid batteries. The company is also close to developing the technology for applications in other mission critical industries.

REM talked to Tim Hysell, President and…

Japanese university develops innovative refrigerator powered by waste heat

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/energy_saving/japanese-university-develops-innovative-refrigerator-powered-by-20161212


Tokai University researchers have developed an innovative refrigerator powered only by waste heat using a multistage sound wave engine.

Dulas launches met mast verification service with Zephir wind lidar

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/dulas-launches-met-mast-verification-service-with-20161212


Renewable energy service provider Dulas has announced the launch of a new wind farm met mast data verification and testing service with Zephir 300 lidar.

Fortum Charge & Drive opens new EV charging facility in Norway

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/electric_hybrid_vehicles/fortum-charge-amp-drive-opens-new-ev-20161209


Fortum Charge & Drive is building an innovative EV charging facility at the Vulkan parking garage in central Oslo.

UK Biomethane production doubled in 2016 says ADBA

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/biogas/uk-biomethane-production-doubled-in-2016-says-20161209


The UK now has almost 90 plants injecting green biomethane into the gas grid, double the number this time last year, according to a new report published by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA)

Gamesa supplies 115 MW of wind power to Chile

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/gamesa-supplies-115-mw-of-wind-power-20161208


Gamesa has signed a contract with EDF EN Chile and Ibereólica for the supply of 115 MW of wind power to the Cabo Leones I wind complex in Comuna de Freirina, Atacama region, Chile.

Enel Green Power begins operations at world’s first integrated geothermal-hydro power plant

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/geothermal/enel-green-power-begins-operations-at-worlda-20161208


Enel S.p.A., through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA) has started operations at the world’s first integrated, commercial-scale geothermal-hydro power plant at its Cove Fort site in Utah.

Geometric Energy introduces new PV racking system

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/pv_solar/geometric-energy-introduces-new-pv-racking-system-20161208


Geometric Energy Corporation has developed a patent-pending, scalable, low-concentrated photovoltaic racking system that arranges photovoltaic cells into a mathematically optimised structure to increase their power output.

Energy for Rural India: An Interview with Dr Mark Walker of Sheffield University

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/interviews/energy-for-rural-india-an-interview-with-20161207


One of the UK’s largest energy research institutes based at the University of Sheffield, has been working on an interesting energy project in India, regarding the question of how isolated villages in rural areas currently without access to energy sources can generate their own electricity. 



The Energy2050 initiative focuses on energy innovation and knowledge exchange and brings together more than 120 academics, and 250 PhD students. Dr Mark Walker, an expert in the area of biogas and anaerobic digestion, has been working on a project in India to supply biogas to a rural village. REM talked to Dr Walker to find out more about it.

Australia redesigns its energy policy with battery storage following blackouts

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/energy_saving/australia-redesigns-its-energy-policy-with-battery-20161207


Battery storage can be part of the world’s future energy generation mix to overcome electrical outages caused by severe storms says Lloyd’s Register.

100 percent renewable energy system cheapest option for South America

Harland and Wolff awarded a foundations contract supporting East Anglia ONE

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/harland-and-wolff-awarded-a-foundations-contract-20161206


ScottishPower Renewables has awarded Belfast heavy industry specialist Harland and Wolff  (H&W) a contract for the delivery of 24 steel foundation jackets for the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm.

European Commission presents package of measures to increase competitiveness of European renewable energy

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/panorama/european-commission-presents-package-of-measures-to-20161206


The European Commission (EC) has presented a package of measures to keep the European Union competitive while the clean energy transition changes the global energy markets.

REG supports EPA final rule regarding Advanced Biofuel RVO

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/biofuels/reg-supports-epa-final-rule-regarding-advanced-20161205


Renewable Energy Group (REG) have supported the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) increase in the Advanced Biofuel Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) released in late November.

ADB helps to improve access to clean energy in Pakistan

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/panorama/adb-helps-to-improve-access-to-clean-20161205


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $325 million loan to help enhance Pakistan’s energy security by helping install clean energy sources in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPP) and Punjab.

OpenLV awarded £4.9 million funding

UK Business and Energy Secretary attends launch of new wind turbine blade from Siemens Hull

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/uk-business-and-energy-secretary-present-at-20161202


The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP visited Siemens new wind turbine facility in Hull, UK – the centrepiece of a £310 million investment – as the first 75 million blade was unveiled to Siemens customers, guests and the media.

Scottish Government approves pumped storage hydro scheme

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/energy_saving/scottish-government-approves-pumped-storage-hydro-scheme-20161202


The Scottish Government has given consent for a pumped storage hydro scheme of up to 400MW on the site of a former open cast coal mine in Dumfries and Galloway.

Loop Energy introduces fuel cell range extender for electric transport

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/electric_hybrid_vehicles/loop-energy-introduces-fuel-cell-range-extender-20161201


Loop Energy has introduced a new range-extender (REX) power module for heavy-duty electric transport vehicles.

Siemens awarded HVDC interconnector contract by Amprion and Elia

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/panorama/siemens-awarded-hvdc-interconnector-contract-by-amprion-20161201


Amprion and Elia have signed a contract with Siemens to deliver two high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) converter stations for the first electricity interconnector between Germany and Belgium.