Category: Emerging Technologies

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 […]

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 […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

US Wind Selects Firms to Develop and Construct Maryland Offshore Wind Project

April 23, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

The 250-MW offshore wind project near Maryland took another step forward, as US Wind has selected two Baltimore firms for development and construction work. Strum Contracting Company will provide welding services for the installation of the meteorological tower, which will […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Design for 50MW Offshore Wind Turbine Inspired by Hurricane-Resilient Palm Trees

April 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

A team of researchers is working to complete the design for a novel 50-megawatt offshore wind turbine, nearly six times more powerful than a record-setting 8.8-megawatt turbine recently deployed off the coast of Scotland. Testing will begin on prototype blades […]

Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Solar Array to be Constructed on Ohio Landfill

April 4, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

IGS Solar plans to begin construction this month on a solar array to be built on an unproductive landfill site. The 4 MW array is being built thanks to a power purchase agreement with Cleveland Public Power and the government […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewable Revolution Can Fundamentally Alter Energy-River Equation

March 30, 2018

Via: Forbes

What was supposed to be the highlight of my recent trip to Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River wasn’t happening. But even though my lower back ached from an hour of hunching forward in a narrow canoe, my legs awkwardly jammed into the […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Is Offshore Wind a Better Deal With Batteries?

March 27, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

A partnership between developer Bay State Wind and NEC Energy Solutions this month highlighted a growing push to pair energy storage with offshore wind. Bay State Wind said it will work with NEC Energy Solutions to add batteries to an […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

World’s First Floating Offshore Wind Farm Achieves 65% Capacity Factor After 3 Months

March 1, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Statoil recently announced that its pioneering offshore floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland, achieved an astounding 65 percent capacity factor from November through January. Not only does this far surpass onshore wind farms — the United States’ wind fleet enjoyed an […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Can Solar Energy Improve Water Quality?

February 27, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

Solar energy is everywhere. Solar-powered sunglasses can be used to charge your cell phone, you can get solar powered book bags, lights on roads are solar powered, and even showers now can get their power from the sun. The rise […]

Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

First Solar To Build 200 Megawatt Solar Project In Georgia, The Largest In Southeast US

February 22, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Leading American solar manufacturer First Solar has announced this week it will proceed with the development and construction of a 200 megawatt solar farm in Twiggs County, Georgia, which was first awarded to the company as part of a 525 […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Mix of Solar and Batteries Is Beating Natural Gas

February 13, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the U.S. by two energy sources that, together, are proving to be an unbeatable mix: solar and batteries. In just the latest example, First Solar Inc. won a power contract […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Where’s the Money in Wind-Plus-Storage?

February 9, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

While solar-plus-storage is hot and getting hotter (just ask Xcel), you don’t hear many savvy insiders talking breathlessly about the combination of wind power with storage. In fact, few people are talking about it at all. The logic of intermittency […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Scientists Drop Organic Solar Cell Fission Bomb On Coal

February 5, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

It seems like only yesterday, but back in 2014 CleanTechnica took note of a mysterious solar cell something called singlet fission and now the whole thing has blown wide open. A team of scientists working through Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory […]

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

America’s Clean Power Plan Is Good For Our Planet, Our Economy, & Our Health

February 2, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Here’s the deal: The Trump Administration is working to repeal (and possibly replace) America’s Clean Power Plan. Backed by powerful oil, coal, and gas companies, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt claims the original Clean Power Plan design overstepped […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

AI-Driven Chatbots To Guide Building Owners with Solar Investments

January 15, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Artificial intelligence-driven chatbots are emerging that can guide building owners with decisions about solar investments, according to new market insights from Forester Daily News’ Distributed Energy blog. In a recent post, Distributed Energy’s Laura Sanchez interviews Attila Toth, founder and […]