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Category: Mainstream technologies


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

The War on Wind (and Solar)?

December 14, 2017

Via: Forbes

While President Trump and some Republicans have been fighting back in the supposed ‘war on coal’, a new battle front has been formed – the ‘war on wind (and solar)’. This battle is playing out the in the current tax […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Goldman’s Green Inspiration? The Marketplace

December 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

When Goldman Sachs decided in 2012 to begin developing a 68-megawatt wind project in Pennsylvania to cut 200,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its annual energy use, it was part of a plan the 148-year old investment bank devised […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Isn’t Perfect, But It’s Far Better Than Fossil Fuels

December 6, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

In their efforts to discredit renewable energy and support continued fossil fuel burning, many anti-environmentalists have circulated a dual image purporting to compare a lithium mine with an oilsands operation. It illustrates the level of dishonesty to which some will […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Vivint Solar’s rooftop solar installs flat-line in 2017

November 8, 2017

Via: PV Resources

US residential solar installer Vivint Solar is focusing on higher profit markets over market share gains as it rebuilds its business, resulting in installations flat-lining in 2017. Vivint Solar reported third quarter 2017 installations of 47MW, almost exactly the same […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Organic Valley launches community solar partnership to be 100 percent renewably powered by 2019

October 25, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

LA FARGE, Wis., Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today announced a first-of-its-kind community partnership that will enable Organic Valley to become the largest food company in the […]


Energy Economics, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Power Alone Won’t Solve Energy or Climate Needs

October 23, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Recent reports that solar capacity will soon exceed nuclear capacity reveal an important fact. They also hide a crucial distinction needed to understand the context of energy production, and use and consequences of choices among supply options for the future, […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

460 MW Texas Mega Solar Farm Projects Offered to Investors

October 13, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Everything is bigger in Texas, and the Solar Farms that Innovative Solar Systems, LLC (ISS), is developing in TX are no exception. The Utility Scale Solar Farm projects being sold in this portfolio […]


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

How the Suniva Trade Dispute is Reshaping the Solar Industry

October 11, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

The Suniva trade dispute began when America’s biggest PV panel manufacturer Suniva filed an ill-advised petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The petition was filed under Section 201 of the Trade Act seeking […]


Energy Economics, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Rooftop Solar & Storage – Cheaper Than Subsidising Old Coal

October 9, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

Leading energy analyst Bruce Mountain says if governments were serious about lowering electricity prices for consumers, they would focus more on supporting rooftop solar and battery storage than seeking to subsidise ageing coal-fired power generators like Liddell. Mountain, the director […]


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

US Will Soon Surpass 10 Gigawatts of Wind a Year, Apex Chief Predicts

October 6, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

U.S. wind installations could top 10 gigawatts a year, even after the federal Production Tax Credit runs out in 2020, a top asset holder said. “I think that 2020 is probably going to be a gargantuan year for the industry, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

IEA hails new era in solar PV

October 4, 2017

Via: PV Resources

The International Energy Agency has highlighted the claimed 50% growth in solar PV installations in 2016, which reached over 74GW, is part of a new trend that showed renewable energy sources with almost two-thirds of net new power capacity that […]


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

JinkoSolar Supplies 28 MWdc of Solar PV Modules to Jacumba Solar Project in the US

September 22, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the PV industry, today announced that it supplied 28.2 MW dc of its solar PV modules to Swinerton Renewable Energy, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

100% Renewable Energy for 139 Nations Detailed in Stanford Report

August 31, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Mark Z. Jacobson, the famed professor at the Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences, and 26 of his colleagues have compiled a report that shows exactly how 139 nations could transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 without […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Standard Solar – Salisbury University Completes Solar Parking Canopy Project

August 24, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Standard Solar, a leading solar energy company, announced the completion of its solar installation with Salisbury University (SU). Standard Solar constructed and will operate, own and maintain the 541.8 kilowatt (kW) solar system featuring four solar canopies and five electric […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Deepwater Wind Proposes 144-MW Offshore Wind Project

August 2, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

A Rhode Island offshore wind developer has entered the fray of companies vying for the largest renewable energy contract in New England history. Deepwater Wind announced plans Monday for a 144-megawatt wind farm about 12 miles off Martha’s Vineyard that it […]