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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 […]


News and Policies, State

California’s Electricity Dreams Still Need Natural Gas

September 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Already requiring 33% renewables by 2020 and 50% by 2030, California Governor Jerry Brown just signed SB 100, mandating that 100% of the state’s electricity comes from “carbon-free” sources by 2045, largely leaning on renewables like wind and solar. This […]


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 […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Two Ways Energy Storage Will Be A True Market Disruptor In The U.S. Power Sector

September 7, 2018

Via: Forbes

The term “market disruptor” is seemingly thrown around for every new technology with promise, but it will be quite prescient when it comes to energy storage and U.S. power markets. New energy storage projects in the U.S. are making solar […]


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. […]


News and Policies, State

Hawaii’s Solar Industry Calls Tropical Storm Lane a ‘Wake-Up Call’

August 28, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

As rain from tropical storm Lane subsided Monday, Hawaii’s solar industry seems to have avoided serious damage. However, two solar industry professionals called the situation “a wake-up call.” Though Lane weakened as it slammed into Hawaii, 13,000 Hawaiian Electric (HECO) […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Top 4 Trends in the U.S. Wind Market

August 24, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Wind power capacity in the United States continued to experience strong growth in 2017 due to the production tax credit, various state-level policies, and improvements in the cost and performance of wind power technologies, yielding low-priced wind energy for utility, […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Shopping for Community Solar? Contract Terms Are Getting Friendlier

August 22, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Community solar is supposed to make investing in PV easier. But many contracts do exactly the opposite. Common contract terms put customers on the hook for cancellation fees or signup periods stretching into two decades. The lack of flexibility is […]


News and Policies, State

Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center to be 100% Powered by Wind Energy

August 22, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Comcast Spectacor, owner of the Wells Fargo Center arena and the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, has reached a long-term agreement with Constellation that will introduce a 100% renewable energy supply to Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. This agreement will completely […]


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

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 […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Japanese tech giant Fujitsu commits to 100 percent renewable electricity

July 20, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Fujitsu has joined the RE100, a global initiative of the world’s biggest companies, all committed to renewable power, it announced Friday. The tech giant has set itself the goal of sourcing all electricity consumed at its sites inside and outside […]