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Category: Mainstream technologies


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

A Breakdown of Tesla’s Solar and Storage Delays and Deliveries

July 17, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Tesla is facing blowback after numerous reports of delayed solar and energy storage installations. The company was excoriated in a recent Business Insider story for failing to meet delivery timelines for the solar roof and Powerwall home battery product. Several […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind Turbines to See ‘Unprecedented’ Growth in Size and Capacity

July 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Onshore wind turbine size and capacity is on track to continue increasing at a steady pace, while offshore equipment will grow in leaps and jumps in the coming years, according to a recent note from MAKE Consulting on the future […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Here’s How One Utility Is Thinking About Mainstreaming All-Electric Buildings

July 13, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

California has been a leader in building energy efficiency since the late 1970s, but state officials readily acknowledge that much more can be done to decarbonize buildings. The California Energy Commission (CEC), the agency responsible for updating the state’s Title […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

The wind farm that Trump tried to stop goes live

July 2, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

An offshore wind farm in Scotland, that was fervently opposed by President Donald Trump a few years ago, has commenced operations. Called the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), the plant produced power for the first time Sunday, its developer […]


Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy, World

Half Of All Power Set To Come From Renewable Energy By 2050, While Coal Recedes To Just 11%

June 22, 2018

Via: Forbes

Renewable energy is set to go from strength to strength in coming years and it will be generating 50% of global electricity by 2050, according to one of the most authoritative voices in clean energy. However, President Trump’s battle to […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Is Reliable Energy Storage On The Horizon?

June 19, 2018

Via: Forbes

Green and renewable energy markets are bringing power to millions with virtually no adverse environmental impacts, but before we can count on renewables for widespread reliability, one critical innovation must arrive: storage. While hydroelectric and some other renewable sources can […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Using Electricity for Heat Creates Massive Carbon Reductions, RMI Finds

June 15, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Businesses and homes that use electricity for heat instead of fossil fuels can avoid 10% of US carbon emissions, a new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute found. In addition, the RMI analysis concluded that those savings can increase the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Why Trump shouldn’t revel in latest US solar manufacturing expansions

May 31, 2018

Via: PV Resources

Hanwha Q CELLS became the latest company to make a gigawatt-scale manufacturing commitment in the US. However, no overseas firm has committed any new cell capacity, suggesting the longer term value to the US economy is likely less than hoped. […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Commentary: Offshore wind and hydrogen for industry in Europe

May 25, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

Fossil fuels currently play a critical role in industry, not only as sources of energy, but also of feedstocks and process agents. Clean electricity could provide a sustainable alternative, but hurdles remain – particularly in terms of costs. In Northern […]


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 […]