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Category: Renewable Energy


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Becomes #3 Renewable Electricity Source In USA, Passing Up Biomass

May 24, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Electricity generation from solar resources in the United States reached 77 million megawatthours (MWh) in 2017, surpassing for the first time annual generation from biomass resources, which generated 64 million MWh in 2017. Among renewable sources, only hydro and wind […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Why More Solar and Wind on the Grid Should Be Driving Today’s Investment Decisions

May 23, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

A newly released Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) report has found that when the share of electricity generated from wind and solar reaches 40-50 percent, wholesale power prices will decrease by US $5-$16/MWh. The LBNL study also has implications for […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Only 4 out of 38 clean-energy technologies are on track to meet long-term climate goals

May 23, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency’s new and most comprehensive analysis of the clean-energy transition finds that only 4 out of 38 energy technologies and sectors were on track to meet long-term climate, energy access and air pollution goals in 2017. The […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Number of Wind Power Projects Hits Record High

May 22, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) says that the number of contracts signed for wind power projects hit a record of 3,500 MW in the first quarter of 2018, a possible predictor of a strong year for wind power. According […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Is My Commercial Rooftop Good for Solar? Probably

May 18, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

For the general public, “rooftop solar” generally brings to mind a small residential solar array like the one people see while driving through the neighborhood. But, rooftop solar is not limited to the residential space. It also encompasses expansive solar […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewables Tax Equity Market Fares Fine in Q1, Calming Industry Fears

May 17, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Defying the fears that gripped the clean energy finance market at the end of 2017, investors seem to have fared well under the new tax scheme that took effect in January. The Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax provision included in the […]


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

Americans want more clean energy. Here’s what they’re actually willing to do to get it

May 16, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Americans have long supported the idea of clean power. The question has always been how much effort they’re willing to expend to make a green energy future a reality. A new survey from global auditing and consulting firm Deloitte suggests […]


Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy, World

These Water-Stressed Countries Have the Most Solar and Wind Potential

May 11, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades. Although growth is generally a […]


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

Solar-Panel Makers Ramp Up U.S. Manufacturing Plans

May 11, 2018

Via: WSJ Business

Solar panel makers are stepping up U.S. manufacturing, and it isn’t all because of President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported solar panels. At least three panel companies have announced manufacturing plans in the U.S. in recent months. China’s JinkoSolar Holding […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Natural Gas and Renewables Make Up Most of 2018 Electric Capacity Additions

May 10, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

EIA expects nearly 32 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generating capacity will come online in the United States in 2018, more than in any year over the past decade. Although renewables such as wind and solar accounted for 98% of […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Millennial Voters from All Sides Agree: Clean Energy is Important

May 9, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The American Conservation Coalition (ACC) this week released results from a joint clean energy poll, conducted with the Conservative Energy Network (CEN), of 400 18-24 year-old likely voters across the nation. The survey found that a strong majority of young […]


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

Trump’s Tariff Prompts Losses, Scramble in the American Solar Industry

May 4, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

President Trump’s 30% import tariff on solar panels manufactured overseas are having negative effects on the American solar industry, particularly for installations. The tariff has prompted such high costs for US solar companies that dozens of them are petitioning for […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

How Virginia Localities Will Get to 100% Renewable

May 3, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

Last week a coalition led by the Sierra Club launched a “100% Virginia” campaign designed in part to encourage more localities to follow the lead of Balcksburg and Floyd in committing to a 100% renewable energy future. For many people […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

2017 Was Weird For Solar. What’s Coming This Year and Beyond?

May 2, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The solar industry weathered a particularly strange 2017, but is poised for global growth. If the right factors come together, solar power could provide 15 percent of the global electricity mix by the 2030s, rather than the business-as-usual rate of […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Water based battery to store solar and wind energy

May 1, 2018

Via: Revolution Green

Stanford researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is shining and wind is blowing so it can be fed back into the electric grid and […]