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Category: Smart Energy

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Energy storage: generators to be the biggest losers

Energy storage: generators to be the biggest losers

New report from HSBC says conventional generators will be the biggest losers from the upcoming energy storage boom, as both consumers and grid operators look to battery and other storage technologies. Germany will lead the way as they may be first to “storage” parity.

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Chinese solar mogul unveils 50,000MW clean energy initiative

Chinese solar mogul unveils 50,000MW clean energy initiative

Billionaire who helped buy out Suntech announces plans to deploy geothermal energy, EVs, LEDs and energy storage on an unprecedented scale.

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Over 11GW of renewables installed in Japan in last 2 years

Over 11GW of renewables installed in Japan in last 2 years

Japan has approved 71,780 MW of renewable energy projects, with solar representing 96% of the approved capacity, according to METI data.

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Why local energy ownership matters

Why local energy ownership matters

Solar and wind projects can mean big bucks for communities – but only if they keep them local!

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Stored electricity heads to $0.05/kWh by 2030

Stored electricity heads to $0.05/kWh by 2030

Winfried Hoffmann has created a learning curve for battery storage that predicts costs will fall much faster than many experts believe.

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Solar, not coal, best options for energy poor - says IEA

Solar, not coal, best options for energy poor – says IEA

Coal industry pushes coal-fired generators as best means to address energy poverty, but IEA says solar is the best solution.

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How solar 'socket' parity took the world by surprise

How solar ‘socket’ parity took the world by surprise

Socket parity has arrived so quickly it has turned the electricity industry on its head. Now solar could do the same for liquid fuels.

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The $8bln, 2,100MW wind energy project with storage

The $8bln, 2,100MW wind energy project with storage

The key to $8 billion California wind energy project would be a massive compressed air energy storage system using salt caverns in Utah.

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Modi to seek US funds for 100GW each of solar and wind

Modi to seek US funds for 100GW each of solar and wind

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to do business this week in the US, and renewable energy is really big on his agenda.

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Bioenergy: Australia's forgotten renewable energy source (so far)

Bioenergy: Australia’s forgotten renewable energy source (so far)

When we think of renewable energy, it’s easy to picture spinning wind turbines or rooftop solar panels. But what about bioenergy?

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Largest battery storage project opened in North America

Largest battery storage project opened in North America

The Tehachapi Energy Storage Project — the biggest battery energy storage project to date in North America — has now opened.