#ICYMI Cleantech News 11/13/15

Welcome again to our series of regular In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) cleantech news blog posts. These blog posts feature some of the most interesting, compelling and/or impactful cleantech news of the week.

This week’s highlights include Texas wind farms generating so much energy that some utilities are giving power away for free; Dutch utility Eneco deploying the industry’s first Software-Defined Power Plant; and a report that the global market for solar panels is expected to boom in early 2016.

Here are some of the top stories in cleantech this week:

· WIND: New York Times’ Diane Cardwell reported that Texas wind farms are generating so much energy that some utilities are giving power away to residents.

· SOLAR: Fortune’s Katie Fehrenbacher wrote that the global market for solar panels is expected to boom in early 2016.

· VEHICLES: Jack Ewing of the New York Times’ reported on Volkswagen’s announcement of an amnesty program for informants, in an attempt to get to the bottom of its emissions-cheating scandal.

· RENEWABLES: Renewable energy made up half of the world’s new power plants in 2014, reported Damian Carrington of The Guardian.

· VIRTUAL POWER PLANTS: BusinessGreen’s Jessica Shankleman reported that Eneco, one of the largest Dutch utilities, will be using AutoGrid’s predictive controls technology to forecast and optimize energy coming from greenhouses spread across the Netherlands.

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