Tag: renewable energy

Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

Tax Equity Financing For Utilities: Another Helping Of Renewable Energy, But Hold The Tax Credits

July 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Many consumers want more of their electricity to come from clean energy sour1ces like wind and solar. And many regulated utilities have responded, adding a record number of renewable energy projects to their portfolios, relying, in part, on federal tax […]

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 […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Top Renewable Energy Financiers Reveal Pathway To $1 Trillion In U.S. Investment

July 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

Spurred by wind and solar sector growth, investment in America’s renewable energy industry exceeded $40 billion in 2017 according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and is tracking close to the same amount in 2018, showing surprising resilience despite policy headwinds. […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar Investment Down Nearly 20% From the First Half of 2017

July 9, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

New data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows a 19 percent reduction in solar financing in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period last year. Continued declines in project costs, along with a policy shakeup in China, […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies

July 6, 2018

Via: Revolution Green

This innovation could be a step toward wider adoption of solar power in places like British Columbia and parts of northern Europe where overcast skies are common. BIOGENIC This innovation could be a step toward wider adoption of solar power […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

South Africa Open Again for Renewables After Auction Turmoil

July 5, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Lawmakers are aiming to get South Africa’s once-buoyant renewable energy market back on track with a new bid window for 1.8 gigawatts of capacity. The bid window, South Africa’s fifth, is due to kick off in November and could be […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar Developers May Be Able to Avoid Solar Tariffs Under New IRS Tax Credit Guidance

July 3, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

At the end of June, the U.S internal revenue service (IRS) clarified the rules surrounding when solar developers are allowed to take the 30 percent Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar projects. The 30 percent tax credit is available until […]

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 […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Siemens Tests Ammonia as a Form of Energy Storage for Renewables

June 27, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The German industrial giant Siemens is investigating the use of ammonia as a way to store and transport hydrogen in energy systems with high penetration of renewables. The company this month opened a £1.5 million ($2 million) proof-of-concept plant in […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

IRS Ruling on U.S. Credit Is an Unexpected Gift to Solar Developers

June 25, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

The Internal Revenue Service is extending incentives for solar power and other clean energy sources by as long as four years. Developers can claim a 30 percent tax credit for solar projects as long as they prove they’ve started construction […]

News and Policies, World

EU Challenges China On Solar Tech, ‘Developing Market’ Status

June 25, 2018

Via: Forbes

The future of European solar manufacturers hangs in the balance this summer, with two separate but overlapping policies on Europe-China climate policy under review by delegations from the EU and China. Representatives from both sides will meet in Brussels this […]

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 […]

News and Policies, State

California Tries Again With Three Landmark Clean Energy Bills. This Time things Are Different

June 21, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The road ahead looks clearer for clean energy bills that stalled in Sacramento last year. California has championed clean energy and climate change mitigation, but legislators last year failed to pass SB 100, a 100 percent clean energy bill authored […]