Hydropower Questioned by IDTechEx Research: Better Alternatives Exist
Hydropower takes years to install and it can drown vegetation creating years of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Dams have burst in three countries recently. Fortunately many better options are available or emerging. The strong trend now is to making electricity where you need it, from your solar watch to your village microgrid. Both are evidence of another trend which is the ability to move your zero-emission electricity generation.
Wind Industry creates Africa Task Force to speed up development
The Global Wind Industry Council has set up a new Task Force to speed up and facilitate the development of wind energy in Africa.
Atlantis and GE to build world's largest tidal turbine
Both parties will work together and share resources for the ongoing development of utility scale tidal energy generation and associated energy storage solutions.
All electric buses powered by wind energy
In what is believed to be a transit industry first in the United States, TriMet's all-electric buses will be powered by 100 percent wind energy.
GE to implement DC-coupled solar and battery storage in NY
GE Renewable Energy has reached an agreement with Helios Energy to deliver two energy storage systems to be integrated with solar arrays for the Lenox Solar / Energy Storage project in Lenox, NY. The hybrid system will be installed in upstate New York at the end of 2019 and is expected to reach commercial operation in the second quarter of 2020.
GE and Nedstack partnership set sights on zero emission cruise vessels
GE's Power Conversion business and Nedstack, a leading fuel cell manufacturer, are collaborating on developing hydrogen fuel cell systems for powering zero-emission cruise vessels.
GE sells 650 MW of renewable energy assets to Enel
Enel finalised the acquisition of 100% of seven fully operational renewable plants totalling 650 MW from Enel Green Power North America Renewable Energy Partners, LLC, an equally owned joint venture between EGPNA and GE Capital's Energy Financial Services, the energy investing arm of General Electric.
Portland first major energy facility co-locating wind, solar, battery
A new energy facility in Eastern Oregon combining 300 megawatts of wind generation with 50 megawatts of solar generation and 30 megawatts of battery storage.
Vestas leads break-away group of big four turbine makers
Developers commissioned a little over 45GW of onshore wind turbines globally in 2018 compared with 47GW a year earlier. Just four manufacturers accounted for more than half, or 57%, of the machines deployed: Denmark's Vestas, China's Goldwind, GE Renewable Energy of the US and Spain's Siemens Gamesa.
3D Printing before surgery
GE Healthcare and VA Puget Sound Health Care System are in a partnership to accelerate the use of 3D imaging in healthcare. VA will use GE software designed specifically for the medical field - which is expected to reduce the time it takes to create 3D models from hours to minutes.