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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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

American Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Exploding, BRC Reports

April 13, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Corporate renewable energy procurement has grown and diversified rapidly in the past decade, the Business Renewables Center reported in a new State of the Market Update published this week. The market in the United States started with four unique buyers […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Google And Apple Lead The Corporate Charge Toward 100% Renewable Energy

April 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

America’s technology corporate giants have led the corporate renewables procurement trend, but two of the biggest names in tech just reached a new mark: Apple and Google are now both 100% powered by renewable energy . That means the company […]


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

The US Wind Sector Toasts Trump’s New Love of Offshore

April 11, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. wind industry is celebrating after the Trump administration last week appeared to lend wholehearted support to the development of offshore projects. Announcing two wind energy leasing areas totaling nearly 390,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts, U.S. Secretary […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar power is burning bright. But it’s not quite twilight for fossil fuels.

April 5, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Solar panels are everywhere: perched on thatched roofs in rural Kenya, helping Indian farmers pump groundwater for their fields, and powering United States military bases. Solar power accounted for more than a third of all electricity generated from energy sources […]