Category: Industry News

Analyst: We've Misunderstood Energy Efficiency

According to energy expert, Amory Lovins, CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute, the energy industry has vastly misunderstood the scope of the energy efficiency resource. Lovins claims that it’s design, not technology that can achieve incredibly energy efficiency gains. Using his own home in the Colorado Rocky Mountains as an example, Lovins shows how simple changes in design have allowed him to grow banana crops using only natural sunlight and reduce the amount of energy he uses significantly.
Source: REALWIRE

Yves Rannou leaves hydro for wind

Yves Rannou, formerly president and chief executive officer of hydro for GE Renewable Energy, has taken a position as CEO of Senvion S.A., a manufacturer of wind turbines.


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SolarReserve Teams with Heliostat SA to Create South Australian…

SolarReserve, a developer of large-scale solar power projects and solar thermal technology, announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Heliostat SA, a South Australian company focused on the manufacture and assembly of heliostats and heliostat components.
Source: REALWIRE

Energy Poll: 8 out of 10 South Koreans Want…

According to the survey of 1,003 South Koreans across the nation, 86.2 percent of respondents said they are in favor of the expansion of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power.
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Hydrogen-powered Vehicles Seek Another Shot at Green-Car Race

It’s lighter, abundant and finally ready to take on Tesla. Hydrogen-powered vehicles are gearing up to challenge electric vehicles again in the race for mass-market clean cars. This week, a much larger group of companies signed on to a global coalition aimed at drumming up government support for the technology that Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has derided as “ mind-bogglingly stupid” for cars. The firms also pledged to find a cleaner way to produce the gas.
Source: REALWIRE

China’s EV Charging Infrastructure Sector Consolidating, Maturing

As of the end of 2017, there were nearly 450,000 installed charging stations (also called charging points or power points) across China, including 214,000 set up by the government for public use, up 51 percent since the end of the prior year. The remaining 232,000 were privately-owned units. At the time, the proportion of ownership of electric vehicles (EVs) to charging stations in the country was below 4:1.
Source: REALWIRE

China Adds 9.46 GW of Installed Wind Power Capacity…

China added 9.46 GW of installed wind power capacity for the first seven months of this year, up by 23 percent from the same period of last year, according to the latest statistics from China’s National Energy Administration (NEA). For the seven months, the average utilization of wind power equipment reached 1,292 hours, an increase of 174 hours from a year earlier.
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