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Category: Mainstream technologies


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Bechtel completes Sabanci’s 218-MW solar farm in Texas

May 22, 2024

Via: Renewables Now

US engineering company Bechtel Corp said on Tuesday that the 218-MWac/272-MWdc Cutlass Solar II project it built for a Turkish client in Fort Bend, Texas, is now fully operational and sending power to the grid. Bechtel delivered the solar farm […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Will government investment make green hydrogen a reality in Australia?

May 21, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

In the budget last week, the government was keen to talk about its efforts to turn Australia into a renewable superpower under the umbrella of the Future Made in Australia policies. Future Made is a framework that sets out how […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

‘Clean technologies key to limiting global warming’

May 21, 2024

Via: reNews

Although time is running out, the world could still hold global warming to well below two degrees Celsius and avoid the worst impacts of climate change, according to BloombergNEF’s New Energy Outlook 2024. The new report indicates the speed with […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Biden-Harris Administration Celebrates Progress in Domestic Floating Offshore Wind

May 17, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

The U.S. departments of Energy (DOE), Interior, Commerce, and Transportation today released a report summarizing their progress toward the goals of the Floating Offshore Wind Shot™, an interagency initiative to drive U.S. leadership in design, deployment, and manufacturing. The report […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Ember Claims Renewable Energy Is Taking Market Share Away From Thermal Generation

May 10, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Ember is a UK-based nonprofit that provides data about renewable energy to clients worldwide. Every year, it publishes a global electricity report that provides a snapshot of where we are and where we are headed when it comes to clean […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

A low-energy process for high-performance solar cells could simplify the manufacturing process

May 8, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Finding reliable, eco-friendly power sources is crucial as our world grapples with increasing energy needs and the urgent call to combat climate change. Solar energy offers one solution, with scientists devising ever more efficient materials for capturing sunlight. Perovskite solar […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How the Massive Growth in Solar Power Is Affecting Power Grids

May 1, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported in March that the U.S. solar industry installed 32.4 GWdc of capacity in 2023, a remarkable 51% increase compared to 2022. It was the industry’s biggest year by far, exceeding 30 GWdc of […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

China Brings High-Elevation Hydropower Project Online

May 1, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The first unit of one of the world’s highest-elevation hydropower plants began operating in China in April. China Energy said the Maerdang hydropower station (Figure 1), sited at more than 16,000 feet above sea level in northwest China’s Qinghai Province, […]


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

U.S. Interior Department Finalizes Rule to Streamline & Modernize Offshore Renewable Energy Development

April 25, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland today announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have finalized updated regulations for renewable energy development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Securing competitiveness of energy-intensive industries through relocation: The pulling power of renewables

April 24, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Countries with limited potential for renewables could save up to 20% of costs for green steel and up to 40% for green chemicals from green hydrogen if they relocated their energy-intensive production and would import from countries where renewable energy […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

European Energy turns sod on Swedish solar

April 18, 2024

Via: reNews

European Energy has started construction of a solar farm project in Sweden, which will form part of a hybrid renewable energy park. The hybrid park is in Skaramala in the municipality of Tingsryd, where the existing wind farm will be […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Dominion Energy launches RFP for solar and storage projects in Virginia

April 15, 2024

Via: Energy Storage News

US utility Dominion Energy is seeking proposals for solar, wind and energy storage projects in the state of Virginia. Dominion Energy will accept five types of proposals, including new solar PV projects and new PV solar generation co-located with energy […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

China’s green-tech manufacturing powerhouse

April 5, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

China has extended its manufacturing domination to clean energy industries in recent years, alongside a global push for climate change action, but that is starting to worry the United States, Europe and others. Washington is especially concerned about “overcapacity”, where […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Major Offshore Wind Project Part of Swedish Renewable Energy Surge

April 3, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

A Sweden-based renewable energy developer, in partnership with the investment arm of Ingka Group–the biggest IKEA retailer–has been issued a permit for construction of a 5.5-GW offshore wind project that would be built in the Baltic Sea. OX2 AB and […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Erthos contracted to install 180 MW of solar parks in Texas

April 3, 2024

Via: Renewables Now

Arizona-based solar power deployment platform Erthos Inc said on Tuesday that its technology has been selected by developer Sky Community Solar for the realisation of a 180-MW portfolio of community solar projects in Texas. Erthos has signed a master agreement […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Chinese Companies Continue to Dominate Global Wind Turbine Market

April 1, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Chinese wind turbine makers continue to pace the global market, taking four of the top five spots in a ranking of the world’s top manufacturers of both onshore and offshore wind power equipment. Research from BloombergNEF (BNEF) published March 27 […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Sunrise Wind Project Will Power More Than 320,000 Homes

March 29, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

The Biden-Harris administration has just announced the Department of the Interior’s approval of the Sunrise Wind offshore wind project – the nation’s seventh approval of a commercial-scale offshore wind project under President Biden’s leadership. These seven projects have the potential […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Record Growth in Renewables, but Progress Needs to be Equitable

March 27, 2024

Via: IRENA

Renewable Capacity Statistics 2024 released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today shows that 2023 set a new record in renewables deployment in the power sector by reaching a total capacity of 3 870 Gigawatts (GW) globally. Renewables accounted […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Offshore Wind Industry Wants To Shed Fossil-Fueled Workboats

March 26, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

The offshore wind industry is apparently not satisfied with producing carbon-free renewable energy. They are also cleaning up around the edges, too. One area of attention is the replacement of dirty petroleum fuels used by the working vessels that ferry […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

The WindRunner Cometh: Game Over For Foes Of Wind Farms

March 20, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Weren’t we just saying that the case against onshore wind farms is collapsing? Well it is, and the US startup Radia has just busted out of stealth mode to pick up the pieces. Radia has come up with a way […]