Croatia increases its renewable energy incentives

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Country aims to raise its clean power capacity with higher incentives Croatia has announced that it will be increasing incentives designed to promote the adoption of renewable energy. These incentives have been provided by the government for some time. They have helped make Croatia an attractive home for renewable energy projects. Several companies have come to the country to take advantage of these incentives, thus making Croatia’s clean power economy much stronger. By increasing incentives, Croatia hopes to further bolster its renewable energy capacity. New tariffs and quotas will be…

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Hydrogen fuel delivery service is coming to Japan

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Hitachi and Marubeni are launching a new delivery project Residents of Japan will soon be able to have hydrogen delivered directly to their homes. Hitachi Ltd. and Marubeni Corp. have entered into a new partnership to launch an ambitious new project. The project aims to tap into the growing demand for hydrogen fuel. Some of this demand is coming from homeowners, many of whom have come to rely on fuel cell systems. These systems generate electricity that they need, but they also generate thermal power that can be used to…

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FuelCell Energy to deliver fuel cells to new project in South Korea

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Companies come together to develop new power plants in South Korea FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has entered into a new partnership with Korea Southern Power Company. Together, the two companies will develop new power plants equipped with fuel cells. These power plants will generate both electricity and thermal energy. Construction on the new power plants is expected to begin later this year, with the first facility becoming operational at some point in 2018. New energy systems will be delivered later this…

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The State of Solar Energy in Africa

Solar energy has found a very promising home in Africa. The continent has massive solar potential, receiving as much as 4,300 hours of sunlight every year. Many African countries also receive the world’s highest levels of solar radiation, making them ideal locations for solar farms. Solar products are beginning to flood into Africa, providing countries with the ability to tap into a resource that is in vast abundance but very rarely used to generate electricity. Currently, the distribution of solar energy systems throughout Africa is uniform. Countries that experience more…

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Denmark and China will work together to build new offshore wind energy system

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New offshore project is to be developed by Denmark and China Denmark will be working with China to develop a new offshore wind energy system, according to the country’s energy minister, Lars Christian Lilleholt. The new offshore system will be built in China. Currently, the project is in very early stages of development. According to Lilleholt, suppliers for the wind turbines that the project will use have not yet been chosen. Moreover, exactly when principle development on the new wind farm will begin is not yet known. China continues to…

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South Australia looks to expand its renewable energy and storage capabilities

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Government calls for proposals for new projects The South Australian government is calling for project proposals from companies that may be interested in renewable energy. The state is looking to secure new projects that focus on clean power, bioenergy, and energy storage. Such projects will receive aid from the Renewable Technology Fund, which has some $150 million in backing. Companies are being invited to submit proposals for innovative projects that could help South Australia establish a greater foothold in the renewable energy space. Energy storage is becoming a major priority…

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Hydrogen fuel cells to power new facility being developed by Daesan Green Energy

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Joint venture seeks to use hydrogen fuel cells to generate electricity at power plant A new hydrogen fuel cell power plant is set to take form in South Korea’s South Chungcheong Province. The project is being developed by Daesan Green Energy, a joint venture formed by Hanwha Energy, Korea East-West Power, Doosan, and SK Securities. Daesan Green Energy will be responsible for the construction and operation of the new power plant, which will rely on fuel cells in order to generate electricity. More than $200 million has been committed to…

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Renewable energy reaches a major milestone in Australia

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Clean energy can provide power for 70% of Australia’s homes Renewable energy has come to establish a significant presence in Australia. Indeed, clean forms of power, when combined, could actually satisfy most of the country’s energy demand. According to Green Energy Markets’ first Australian Renewable Energy Index, clean power can generate enough electricity to power 70% of Australia’s homes. Once new solar and wind projects reach completion by the end of this year, the clean power sector will be able to generate enough electricity to power 90% of the country’s…

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New offshore wind energy project gains momentum in Germany

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Offshore project reaches two major milestones A new offshore wind energy system being developed in the German North Sea has reached two significant milestones. Called the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm, the project is being developed by Northland Power and Vestas. With a maximum capacity of 252 megawatts, the offshore wind farm is among the largest of its kind being developed in the North Sea. The project is expected to become operational within the relatively near future. Developer reaches financial close on project and development officially begins Northland Power has…

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Solar energy still faces an uncertain future in Nevada

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Nevada’s net metering plans may be in trouble The future of solar energy in Nevada was beginning to look promising, but that may have changed in a very short amount of time. NV Energy, one of the state’s largest utilities, suggests that the state’s revised net metering policies may no longer be viable. Changes in state policy would have allowed solar customers to take advantage of old net metering rules, allowing them to sell surplus electricity back to the state’s energy grid. NV Energy decries contentious provisions of net metering…

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Toyota to launch new batteries for clean vehicles by 2022

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Automaker has plans to release its first solid-state batteries in 2022 Japanese automaker Toyota has announced plans to launch its new solid-state battery in 2022. The company has been working to develop new solutions for clean vehicles in order to make transportation more efficient and environmentally friendly. Toyota has extensive experience with battery technology and the company believes that its new batteries will help usher in a new era for clean vehicles. The new batteries could help make electric vehicles much more attractive to consumers. New batteries will help make…

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Bloom Energy to deliver fuel cells to Equinix is landmark deal

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Equinix will be using fuel cells to power some of its data centers Bloom Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has secured one of the largest fuel cell deployment deals in its history. The company, along with its partner PowerSecure, have been working together to bring some 50 megawatts of fuel cell capacity to the market since last year. Now, the companies will be providing some of this capacity to Equinix, which will use the fuel cells to power some of its data centers.…

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Hexagon to develop new hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles

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Hexagon wins $10 million contract to develop hydrogen tanks Hexagon Composites, a Norwegian company, has announced that it has been awarded a $10 million contract from an as yet unnamed company. Per the contract, Hexagon will be producing new gas cylinders that are designed to store compressed hydrogen. These gas cylinders will then be used to power fuel cell vehicles. This will offer up yet another hydrogen storage solution for those interested in developing and launching fuel cell vehicles. Company has extensive experience with hydrogen fuel Hexagon has significant experience…

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New hydrogen fuel station and fuel cell bus come to Massachusetts

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State celebrates the opening of a new hydrogen fuel station and the launch of a fuel cell bus The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is celebrating the launch of a new fuel cell bus as well as the opening of a new hydrogen fuel station. Both the bus and the fueling station are part of the National Fuel Cell Bus Program. This program is designed to encourage the development and adoption of new fuel cell buses. The program is also focused on aiding in the development of the infrastructure needed…

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Toyota to deliver trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells to Seven-Eleven Japan

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New trucks designed by Toyota will be equipped with hydrogen fuel cells Japanese automaker has announced that it has formed a new partnership with convenience store chain Seven-Eleven Japan. Through this partnership, Toyota will be providing the retailer with fuel cell trucks. The trucks will be used to transport products from Seven-Eleven delivery centers to the company’s stores. The partnership is part of an effort to show further support for clean transportation, particularly where hydrogen fuel cells are concerned. Companies plan to begin testing new trucks in 2019 Toyota will…

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New hydrogen production record set by NREL

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National laboratory sets a new production record Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the United States have set a new record with a novel hydrogen production process. This process was developed more than a decade ago and involves converting sunlight into hydrogen. This hydrogen can then be used by a fuel cell system to generate electricity. In 1998, NREL set a record in converting sunlight into hydrogen using this process. Now, scientists have revisited the process in order to improve it, setting a new efficiency record. Technological…

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