Category: Renewable Energy

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Study: Wind Availability To Shift Away From the United States

December 15, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Researchers from the University of Colorado published a new study this week showing that GHG emissions are shifting wind energy resources from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere, Wired reported. For companies in the north banking on renewables, this […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

The War on Wind (and Solar)?

December 14, 2017

Via: Forbes

While President Trump and some Republicans have been fighting back in the supposed ‘war on coal’, a new battle front has been formed – the ‘war on wind (and solar)’. This battle is playing out the in the current tax […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Goldman’s Green Inspiration? The Marketplace

December 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

When Goldman Sachs decided in 2012 to begin developing a 68-megawatt wind project in Pennsylvania to cut 200,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its annual energy use, it was part of a plan the 148-year old investment bank devised […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Isn’t Perfect, But It’s Far Better Than Fossil Fuels

December 6, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

In their efforts to discredit renewable energy and support continued fossil fuel burning, many anti-environmentalists have circulated a dual image purporting to compare a lithium mine with an oilsands operation. It illustrates the level of dishonesty to which some will […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Overpricing Renewable Power Is Dangerous

November 28, 2017

Via: Forbes

An old Soviet-era joke goes like this: Stalin wakes up in a hospital and is informed that glorious Soviet medicine has resurrected him, and it is now 2047. “You will be pleased to hear, Comrade First Secretary, that the entire […]

Emerging Technologies, Energy Consumption, Renewable Energy, World

Commentary: Plotting a path for greater bioenergy use

November 27, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

The recent discussions on renewable energy are mostly focused on the rapid growth of wind and solar deployment and their impressive drop in cost. While these developments are remarkable, they also overshadow what remains the most important source of renewable […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Origins of the Solar Learning Curve

November 21, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

The experience curve is a useful tool for forecasting future cost reductions in solar. This curve, also known as the learning curve, reveals a consistent pattern in solar: for every cumulative doubling of production volume, the price of PV modules […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Take renewable energy over bitcoin if you want to make a risky bet on the future

November 20, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

The hyper focus on bitcoin is causing investors to miss another huge winner this year that they can actually understand. Bitcoin is just one of many cryptocurrencies, and it is hard to embrace, if impossible not to follow, as it […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Commentary: Renewable energy offers cost-effective options to cut carbon emissions from industry

November 9, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

Reducing long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the industry sector is one of the toughest challenges of the energy transition. Combustion and process emissions from cement manufacturing, iron- and steelmaking, and chemical production are particularly problematic. But there are a […]

Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

The Inconvenient Truth About Renewables and Storage Lurking in Lazard’s Latest Cost Analysis

November 9, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Financial advisory firm Lazard is out with its eleventh annual levelized cost of energy analysis. It shows renewable energy costs continue to inch ahead of conventional generation. But the data is also a reality check. While wind and utility-scale PV […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Vivint Solar’s rooftop solar installs flat-line in 2017

November 8, 2017

Via: PV Resources

US residential solar installer Vivint Solar is focusing on higher profit markets over market share gains as it rebuilds its business, resulting in installations flat-lining in 2017. Vivint Solar reported third quarter 2017 installations of 47MW, almost exactly the same […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Dark Skies For American Solar Power? ITC Recommends China Tariffs In Suniva Trade Case

November 7, 2017

Via: Forbes

Like a cloud casting a shadow over a solar farm, import tariffs may soon darken the skies for the renewables sector. In weighing remedial alternatives in the Suniva trade case, the Trump Administration may err on the side of protecting […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Aggregation: An Unstoppable Trend in Solar Power Plant Monitoring

October 30, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Historically, PV monitoring vendors developed fully-integrated solutions, including both on-site hardware to acquire the data and remote software to collect, process, and present it. While this one-stop-shop approach to data acquisition and presentation remains dominant, it is increasingly getting challenged […]

Emerging Technologies, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

Solar Industry Finds Renewed Source to Optimize Revenue With PayStand

October 27, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — PayStand, the next generation B2B billing & payment company, today announced a number of new solar industry customer wins as businesses have adopted PayStand’s digital payment network to overhaul their receivables. New […]

Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Wind in the US’ sails

October 26, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

Offshore wind is taking off in America, offering growth opportunities for the usual renewable operators and a potential entry point for offshore oil specialists Wind turbines jutting out of the sea are now a common sight from Europe’s shores, where […]