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Global Biomass Market Forecast 2014-2023

By WoR Network Editor LONDON, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the years to come, ...

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California Turning to Solar Amid Decade-Low Hydropower

By WoR Network Editor California, expecting the lowest hydroelectric generation in a decade, will lean ...

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Schneider Electric connects more than 300 MW to the UK grid in March

By WoR Network Editor Burnaby, Canada, April 15, 2015 — Schneider Electric™ Solar Business, a ...

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Media 10 Launches Energy 2015: The UK’s New Energy Trade Show

As the UK renewables industry continues its upward trajectory, Energy 2015 has firmly marked its ...

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The future of Photovoltaics lies in new business models

By WoR Network Editor Despite sinking oil prices, worldwide demand for power generated from photovoltaics ...

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LONDON, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the years to come, biomass will grow within the biopower, biofuels, and bioproduct sectors. About 70% of all biomass in the world is used in the residential sector, while 14% is used in industry and 11% is transformed into electricity, heat, or another energy carrier such as liquid fuel or biogas. Under the present market conditions, the majority of available renewable power resources including biomass power are yet to become cost competitive compared to non-renewable resources including coal and natural gas. Going forward, benefits from national level programs, energy efficiency incentives, and financial incentives Read More >>
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California, expecting the lowest hydroelectric generation in a decade, will lean on solar and natural gas-fired power to get through spring and summer months when demand typically peaks. Hydropower capacity will probably drop to the “extreme” low of 4,628 megawatts during this summer's peak season, down 40 percent from 2014 levels, the state grid manager California Independent System Operator Inc. said on Tuesday. The ISO is scheduled to release its final summer forecasts within the next couple of weeks. The 10-year average for hydro supply is 8,180 megawatts. California is entering its fourth year of an unprecedented drought that has dried up Read More >>
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Burnaby, Canada, April 15, 2015 — Schneider Electric™ Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain, is pleased to contribute significantly to the development of solar in the UK by connecting more than 300 MW to the grid in end of March, on top of the 200 MW already in operation. A key factor of this success was the ability of Schneider Electric to provide an industrialized packaged solution, fast track the delivery of Distribution Network Operator (DNO) compliant switchgears, and commissioning of the on-site inverters, transformers, and customer switchgears. The projects were constructed by 7 different Read More >>
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Despite sinking oil prices, worldwide demand for power generated from photovoltaics (PV) is rising. Around the globe, plummeting system prices are promoting the construction of PV power plants. At the same time, business models in the industry are changing due to cuts in state funding, calling for new financing and profit models and positioning solar energy as a promising investment opportunity. The international solar industry is meeting at Intersolar Europe in Munich from June 10–12, 2015 to find out about current market developments, new technologies and potential applications. Photovoltaic installations are playing an increasingly important role in power generation worldwide. According Read More >>
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Solar storage system costs dropped by a quarter last year. This development and the low-interest loans and repayment grants (up to 30%) provided by the KfW bank for photovoltaic installations with battery storage systems suggest that the number of PV system owners who also install storage devices will continue to grow. Battery storage systems boost the amount of solar power that can be consumed on site and ease the burden on the power grid. Over 15,000 German households are already reaping the benefits of solar storage systems. This technology enables domestic users to cover a significant proportion of their electricity requirements Read More >>
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