Tag: renewable energy

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Why More Solar and Wind on the Grid Should Be Driving Today’s Investment Decisions

May 23, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

A newly released Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) report has found that when the share of electricity generated from wind and solar reaches 40-50 percent, wholesale power prices will decrease by US $5-$16/MWh. The LBNL study also has implications for […]

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 […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewables Tax Equity Market Fares Fine in Q1, Calming Industry Fears

May 17, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Defying the fears that gripped the clean energy finance market at the end of 2017, investors seem to have fared well under the new tax scheme that took effect in January. The Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax provision included in the […]

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 […]

News and Policies, State

California to make solar mandatory on new homes from 2020

May 10, 2018

Via: PV Resources

California has become the first state in the US to mandate for solar on new build homes. The California Energy Commission approved new Building Energy Efficiency Standards on Wednesday, including the requirement for a PV array on new build homes. […]

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 […]

News and Policies, World

Clean Energy Sector Employs More Than 10 Million For The First Time

May 8, 2018

Via: Forbes

More than half a million jobs around the world were created in the renewable energy sector in 2017 , bringing the total number of people employed in the sector to more than 10 million for the first time. Figures from […]

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 […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Water based battery to store solar and wind energy

May 1, 2018

Via: Revolution Green

Stanford researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is shining and wind is blowing so it can be fed back into the electric grid and […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Renewable Natural Gas Could Help Fuel 15% of US Fleets

April 27, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Renewable natural gas production is on the rise in the United States, but new research from the World Resources Institute shows the potential to help fuel fleets of heavy-duty trucks and buses is larger than previously thought. In a comparison […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Wind, Solar Provide 98 Percent of New US Generating Capacity in Jan/Feb

April 24, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Wind and solar accounted for more than 98 percent of all new U.S. electrical generation placed into service in the first two months of this year, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of data just released by the U.S. […]

News and Policies, State

New York Aims for New, Ambitious Energy Goals

April 24, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced an ambitious acceleration of energy efficiencyin New York, including a comprehensive plan to achieve a new target for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions, decrease consumer energy costs and create job opportunities. Meeting the new […]