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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

The Public Wants Renewable Energy & They Want It Now!

September 17, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Zachary and I were having a conversation in the CleanTechnica executive dining room the other day about renewable energy. While noshing on crostini and capers, the subject of George Lakoff came up, a writer and Democratic strategist known for such […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Renewables Predicted to Grab Bigger Share of South Africa Energy Mix

September 12, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

South Africa is set for a dramatic shift in its energy mix in the coming years thanks to the government’s decision to restructure its energy output. That’s the verdict of analysts at consultancy GlobalData, who predict that the share of […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Sony lays out plans for 100 percent renewable electricity use

September 10, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Sony is aiming to use 100 percent renewable electricity for all its business sites by 2040, the company announced on Monday. The global tech giant has also joined the RE100, a global initiative made up of some of the world’s […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

The largest offshore wind farm on the planet opens

September 6, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm will officially open on Thursday. Located in the Irish Sea, the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm has a total capacity of 659 megawatts and is capable of powering nearly 600,000 homes in the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Global solar: Where’s hot and where’s not – Sterling & Wilson’s take

September 5, 2018

Via: PV Resources

PV Tech caught up with Vikas Bansal, head of Business Development, Solar International, at of the world’s largest solar EPC firms, Sterling & Wilson, to discuss which geographies show the most promise for solar development at present and in the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

5 Ways to Improve Solar PV Servicing

September 4, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

These days, customer service comes in a bewildering array of flavors — many of them robotic. Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and other self-service technologies, companies are now automating traditional points of customer contact, such as call-in centers. […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Facebook just made a huge commitment on renewable energy

August 29, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Facebook has committed to cutting its greenhouse emissions by 75 percent and powering global operations with 100 percent renewable energy by the end of 2020. In a statement Tuesday, the tech giant said it had signed contracts for more than […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Oil Major Exxon Reportedly Seeking Wind and Solar Power

August 28, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Exxon Mobil Corp. has been looking to buy renewable energy for delivery in Texas, according to people familiar with the matter. The largest U.S. oil company sent out a request for proposals with a June 8 deadline, inviting solar or […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Clean Energy Claims to Get More Scrutiny

August 20, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

In late May, Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Co. claimed it was about to become the first U.S. utility with 100 percent renewable energy. It was a little premature and perhaps a bit misleading. When challenged a few weeks later, Greg […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Midwest Utilities Contemplate a Future Less Reliant on Coal

August 14, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The Midwest has long been a wind energy hub. Now, an increasing number of the region’s utilities are turning away from baseload coal and contemplating a future that relies heavily on clean energy. Utilities in states such as Iowa, Kansas, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

If You Blinked, You Missed The Big Offshore Wind News — Almost!

August 8, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

The mighty offshore wind energy beast of the USA is finally beginning to stir, just in time to celebrate American Wind Week. Never heard of American Wind Week? Join the club! It’s annual celebration of all things wind hosted by […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

EIA: Solar, Wind Investment Flourishes, but Gas-fired Biggest Bargain

August 7, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

Wind and solar generators took the greatest leap in new installed capacity and construction investment, while natural gas-fired generation proved to offer the most bang for the buck per project, according to the most recent data available on generator costs […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Negative Electricity Pricing Abounds As Wind, Solar Flood the Grid

August 6, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas — and their power getting priority to feed into the […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Cost, circumvention, viability: Hopes and fears for India’s solar safeguard

July 31, 2018

Via: PV Resources

The Indian Finance Ministry’s order imposing a safeguard duty for two years on solar imports from developed countries as well as China and Malaysia has brought long-awaited clarity to both manufacturers and developers, but both segments of the industry have […]


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

Offshore Wind Is Likely The Next Big US Renewable Sector

July 30, 2018

Via: Forbes

At this moment, 30 megawatts of offshore wind turbines are sending power to Narraganset Electric, the National Grid affiliate serving Rhode Island. They are the only offshore turbines in operation in the US, a pittance considering Europe is closing in […]