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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

HyperSolar demonstrates hydrogen production using solar cells



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/panorama/hypersolar-demonstrates-hydrogen-production-using-solar-cells-20170228


HyperSolar, Inc. has announced it has successfully produced renewable hydrogen using commercially-available low-cost triple junction amorphous triple junction silicon solar cells.

Enabling affordable power: An interview with Phillippe Bouchard of Eos Energy Storage



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/interviews/enabling-affordable-power-an-interview-with-phillippe-20170228



At the end of January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and ultra-low-cost zinc battery developer Eos Energy Storage (Eos) announced a strategic partnership between Eos and Environment One (E/One), a Berkshire Hathaway-backed technology manufacturer located near Albany, New York. Through the partnership, E/One is manufacturing and assembling Eos' outdoor-rated, utility-scale Energy Stack storage modules - on course to hit of volume of 400 MWh per year. The initiative supports Governor Cuomo's push for a cleaner, more reliable grid and aims to establish New York as a global player and leading manufacturer within the renewable energy economy.

REM spoke to Phillippe Bouchard, VP of Business Development at Eos Energy Storage, to discuss the company’s recent product partnerships and their roadmap for 2017.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Advancing Offshore Wind: An interview with Dr R.V. Ahilan of LOC-Group



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/interviews/advancing-offshore-wind-an-interview-with-dr-20170221



LOC Group recently announced a partnership with marine energy research and consultancy association WavEC Offshore Renewables in which LOC is to provide expertise on the complete lifecycle of offshore wind development, from project blueprint to operation. The company wants to develop a fully focused renewables consultancy, having worked on over two thirds of all European offshore wind farms and currently involved with 60 offshore wind projects with a variety of clients.

The partnership with WavEC is aimed at pooling LOC’s expertise in offshore technology, resource measurement and O&M, amongst other areas, with WavEC’s research and analysis capabilities, with an emphasis on floating offshore wind. This in turn will help to benefit the wind industry as a whole.

REM talked to RV Ahilan, Group Director of Renewables Advisory and Energy Technology at LOC, to find out more.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Microfinancing offgrid solar: An Interview with Snehar Shah of Azuri Technologies



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/interviews/microfinancing-offgrid-solar-an-interview-with-snehar-20170216



1.2 billion people around the world currently lack access to electricity, so TRINE seeks to solve this problem by closing the gap between private capital in developed countries and local solar partners in emerging markets. The organisations founding goal is to end energy poverty but finding a long-term solution is key. The for-profit nature of TRINE as a business and its projects deployed as investments means that its projects are economically viable as well as having a social and environmental impact in the long run. TRINE has embarked on crowdfunded campaign to bring clean energy to 5,880 people in Harambee, Kenya. Its partner, Raj Ushanga House (RUH), will use the loan to purchase and distribute 1,200 Azuri Solar Home Systems.

REM spoke to Snehar Shah of Azuri Technologies to find out more.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

A Challenging Year Ahead: An interview with Dr Martin Ammon of EuPD Research



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/interviews/a-challenging-year-ahead-an-interview-with-20170208


German market research company EuPD Research has forecast a challenging year ahead for the global solar PV market with a possible decline in new installations to 69 GW.


The global PV industry achieved a new record in 2016, according to EuPD Research, with the total installations up to 76.4 GW. China dominated the market with about 34 GW of installations with the US, Japan and India following on behind. However, the company finds that significant reduction of newly installed systems of around 10 to 12 GW is likely in 2017.

REM talked to Dr Martin Ammon, head of energy industries center at EuPD Research to find out more.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Gamesa opens new blade factory in India



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/gamesa-opens-new-blade-factory-in-india-20170206





 Gamesa has opened a new wind turbine blade factory in the Nellore region, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, one of India’s fastest-growing wind power producing regions.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

OST Energy to support Jamaica’s largest solar energy project



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/pv_solar/ost-energy-to-support-jamaicaa-s-largest-20170201


Independent engineering consultancy OST Energy has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer (OE) by Eight Rivers Energy Company (EREC), for Jamaica’s largest solar energy project to date.

WindEurope welcomes EU Energy Union address



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/windeurope-welcomes-eu-energy-union-address-20170201


WindEurope has welcomed the EU’s State of the Energy Union address made by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for the European Commission in charge of Energy Union.

UK smart energy rollout enjoys 81 percent approval rating



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/energy_saving/uk-smart-energy-rollout-enjoys-81-percent-20170201


Smart Energy GB, the company tasked with promoting the UK’s smart meter rollout, has found that 81 percent of UK citizens would recommend a smart meter to others.

UK pilot scheme transforms social housing into energy efficient smart homes



http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/energy_saving/latest-renewables-news-hot-off-the-press-20170131-1


Beattie Passive, in association with Birmingham City University, InteSys Ltd and iZDesign, have launched a ground-breaking pilot scheme aimed at transforming social housing into energy efficient smart homes.

Energy & Environment Dates 2012