- “Haliade-X Prototype Stands Tall In Rotterdam” • A 12-MW Haliade X wind turbine prototype has been installed in the Dutch Port of Rotterdam by GE Renewables. The 260-meter tall test turbine, which is next to Sif’s Maasvlakte yard, will be energised shortly. GE expects to complete type testing new platform by the end of next year. [reNEWS]
- “Another Insurer To Withdraw Coverage From Oil Sands” • Starting next year, Axis Capital Holdings Ltd will stop writing new insurance and facultative reinsurance for oil sands extraction and pipeline projects. The insurance industry has been warning for years about the consequences of global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions. [Canadian Underwriter]
- “Philadelphia Launches Regional Collaborative To Tackle Climate Change, Recycling, Renewable Energy” • The Climate Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia was to be a way for local organizations to coordinate efforts on climate change, energy, and recycling. The number of sign-ups was nearly double what was expected. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]
- “Germany’s Largest Solar Farm Will Also Be Subsidy-Free” • German utility EnBW signed off on the investment for a 180-MW subsidy-free solar farm. It will be Germany’s largest solar farm, and EnBW says it will be the first major unsubsidized solar project in the country. The company expects commissioning to take place in 2020. [Greentech Media]
- “Solar+Storage Killer App From DR Microgrid” • Start-up DR Microgrid, of Santa Ana, CA recently showed a plug-and-play solar+storage+nanogrid system. It is a residential or commercial-scale microgrid designed for a single home or building, which typically do not involve more than 100 kW of renewable generation. [CleanTechnica]
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