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Electric, Energy Consumption

First Utility-Scale Solar Project Announced Under TVA Generation Flexibility Program

May 13, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

An independent power producer and a major electric cooperative—both based in Tennessee—have announced an agreement to partner on a utility-scale solar power installation to serve customers in that region. Nashville-based Silicon Ranch, which specializes in solar energy, agrivoltaics, and carbon […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Dominion Energy launches RFP for solar and storage projects in Virginia

April 15, 2024

Via: Energy Storage News

US utility Dominion Energy is seeking proposals for solar, wind and energy storage projects in the state of Virginia. Dominion Energy will accept five types of proposals, including new solar PV projects and new PV solar generation co-located with energy […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Texas Adds Two More Utility-Scale Solar Power Projects

February 28, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Texas continues to add to its U.S.-leading portfolio of renewable energy projects, with two large solar power installations recently coming online. Clearway Energy Group on Feb. 22 said it had completed the 452-MW Texas Solar Nova complex in Kent County. […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Scalable photoelectrochemical system for solar hydrogen possible, if made from efficient all-perovskite materials

February 28, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Our recent article published in Nature Energy relates our first attempt at the development of a scalable photoelectrochemical (PEC) system to produce green hydrogen. Based on our critical review (previous review article; Chemical Society Reviews, 2019), there are challenges associated […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

The POWER Interview: Heliene CEO Touts Support for U.S. Solar Manufacturing

February 27, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Several solar power equipment manufacturing companies are building factories in the U.S., with many of those groups saying the investments are due to passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and its incentives tied to domestic production. One of those […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

BayWa r.e., Ampt and Fraunhofer complete ‘European-first’ wind-solar-flow battery hybrid project in Germany

February 27, 2024

Via: Energy Storage News

A microgrid project combining solar PV, wind and a 10MWh flow battery in Germany has been completed by BayWa r.e., Ampt and Fraunhofer. The completion of the project was announced today (27 February) by renewable energy developer and independent power […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

EV Sales Booming, Solar & Storage to Dominate 2024 in USA — Top Stories of the Week

February 20, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Don’t listen to the haters — EV sales are booming, solar power is rising, and the cleantech revolution is alive and well. Read on for this week’s roundup of the top top stories of the past week here on CleanTechnica. […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

EIA: Solar Will Surge in 2024, Account for More Than Half of New U.S. Capacity

February 19, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Installations of new solar power generation capacity this year are expected to nearly double the amount that was built in 2023, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The agency is its latest “Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory” report […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Ineos plans July opening for Belgium PV project

February 19, 2024

Via: reNews

Ineos Inovyn has confirmed that its 60MW solar farm in Belgium will come online in July 2024. The project is being developed with PerPetum Energy & Green4Power and will supply power exclusively to the Jemeppe production site, which employs over […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Thailand’s Floating Solar Solution

February 16, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

With the goal of reaching carbon neutral by 2050, Thailand is pushing heavily to decarbonize its energy sector. Like many countries in SouthEast Asia, this means reducing coal, oil, and natural gas usage and turning to renewable alternatives. While Thailand […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

UK solar farm clears planning

February 15, 2024

Via: reNews

A 50MW solar farm in the county of Yorkshire in the UK has been approved. City of York Council approved plans for the Hessay project south of Low Moor Lane, south-east of Hessay village and north of Rufforth village. Richard […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

RWE Boosts Battery Storage with Three New Projects

February 14, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

German energy giant RWE has added three large battery energy storage (BESS) projects to the company’s U.S. portfolio. The group on Feb. 14 announced the completion of two installations in Texas and one in Arizona, and said energy storage systems […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Using thermotropic liquid crystals to enhance the efficiency and stability of perovskite solar modules

February 12, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Solar panels and photovoltaics (PVs) are becoming increasingly widespread, contributing to ongoing efforts aimed at decarbonizing electricity production. Solar cells based on perovskites, a class of minerals that can leverage parts of the solar spectrum, have recently achieved highly promising […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Italy’s ERG gets EC nod to join 317-MW solar, wind portfolio in US

February 8, 2024

Via: Renewables Now

Italian independent power producer ERG SpA (BIT:ERG) has secured approval from the European Commission (EC) to acquire a majority stake in a 317-MW wind and solar farm portfolio in the United States in its first investment across the pond. The […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Holtec Bets on Nuclear Paired with Solar to Support Decarbonization

February 7, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The decarbonization of power generation is fostering research and development of new energy technologies, and some companies are reimagining what’s possible when it comes to power plant design. That includes pairing nuclear power with solar power, in a system that […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Can solar geoengineering save the world?

February 7, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

The concept of solar geoengineering—blocking the sun’s radiation to slow Earth’s warming—is no longer just the realm of science fiction. In 2023, the U.S. government and the UN released reports on the topic. Whether or not solar geoengineering can save […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solomon Islands Drives Action with Plans to Increase Renewables Use

February 6, 2024

Via: IRENA

The Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA): Solomon Islands undertaken by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification (MMERE), through the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Lighthouses Initiative (LHI) finds that renewable […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Space reflectors could ensure bright future for solar power farms

February 5, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Reflectors placed in orbit around the Earth that reflect sunlight toward future solar power farms at dawn and dusk could help accelerate the transition to net-zero, researchers say. Space engineers from the University of Glasgow have published new research showing […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Stop Using ‘Dirty’ Steel for Renewable Energy Projects

January 31, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

As the solar and renewable energy movement continues to gain momentum in the U.S., it’s important to note how critical the steel industry is to the renewable energy industry. In fact, reports show that steel comprises more than 70% of […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Brazil Oil Major Buying Renewable Energy Assets

January 24, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Renewable energy in Brazil will get a boost after the chief executive of Petrobras, the country’s state-run oil giant, said the company will begin buying solar power and onshore wind projects in an effort to build a clean energy portfolio. […]