Category: Emerging Technologies

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, 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 […]

Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Florida legislation could make solar-plus-storage the go-to for disaster relief and resiliency

January 4, 2018

Via: PV Resources

Legislation proposed in Florida could see solar and energy storage become part of the go-to solution for providing energy resiliency against natural disasters and helping restore power in their aftermath. Holly Raschein, a Republican member of the House of Representatives […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

A $100 Million Shot At Glory For US Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency

December 26, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

The last time CleanTechnica checked in on ARPA-E, things did not look so good for the Energy Department’s cutting-edge research funding agency. ARPA-E helped accelerate the renewable energy revolution during the Obama Administration, but President* Trump put it on the […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Under Trump’s Nose, US Offshore Wind Energy “Revolution” Stirs Like A Mighty Beast

December 22, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

US President Donald J. Trump is famously not a fan of renewable energy, especially not wind power, and super-especially not offshore wind turbines. Nevertheless, under Trump’s watch the US offshore wind industry is beginning to realize its potential for killing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]