Lightsource BP energises 300MW Colorado project to power steel mill

October 14, 2021

Lightsource BP has launched a 300MW solar project in Colorado that will “largely” power a local steel mill in what the company has said is a world’s first. The Bighorn Solar farm represents US$285 million of investment and will power […]

Wind leads new U.S. generating capacity for third straight quarter

October 4, 2021

Nearly seven gigawatts of new power generation capacity came online in the second quarter of 2021. Renewable energy generation capacity growth was comparable to last quarter, while new fossil gas construction dropped dramatically. In four of the last eight quarters, […]

Colorado law creates transparency at rural electric co-ops

September 28, 2021

After moving to Colorado, Joe Smyth found he was barred from participating in his generation and transmission cooperative — despite a Colorado law promoting co-op transparency. For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell speaks with […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Joint venture targets ‘vast potential’ of U.S. floating offshore wind market

October 14, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

A joint venture between global energy giant TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group, a developer of floating offshore wind projects, aims to capitalize on the “vast potential” of floating offshore wind projects in the U.S. Together, TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Group […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Newly Minted Hitachi Energy Pushing ‘Urgency’ of Clean Power

October 13, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A technology leader in the power generation sector officially has a new name today, as the former Hitachi ABB Power Grids is now Hitachi Energy. The rebranding, announced during the summer and taking effect Oct. 13, is the latest move […]

News and Policies, U.S.

ESS becomes first U.S. long-duration energy storage company to list on NYSE

October 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Oregon-based ESS has had a pretty solid few weeks. On top of inking a massive 2 GWh deal with SB Energy, and reaching an agreement to supply Enel Green Power with 17 battery systems in Spain, ESS became the first […]

Energy Economics

Solar’s ITC needs an update

October 12, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Congress created the solar investment tax credit (ITC) in 2006 to spur solar energy growth in America and drive economic gains through the creation of new, clean manufacturing and construction jobs. Fifteen years later, it’s clear that the policy has […]

Energy Consumption, Global

Immediate grid upgrades needed to support global renewables deployment – EY

October 12, 2021

Via: PV Resources

The investment required to upgrade and expand transmission infrastructure across the world will be a key challenge as more renewables come online, consultancy EY has warned. While the “conditions are ripe for rapid growth” in renewables generation around the world, […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Biden admin targets 700% community solar growth by 2025

October 11, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Biden administration has set a target of powering 5 million American homes with community solar projects by 2025– an ambition that would require 700% growth of current capacity. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates a total of 3,253 MW-AC […]

News and Policies, World

IRENA and UNICEF Join Forces to Empower Youth for a Sustainable Future

October 11, 2021


the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have today underscored their commitment to improving the development and well-being of children through the expansion of renewable energy access and the promotion of low carbon measures […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

USA: Clean Energy to add hydrogen station for bus fleet in Southern California

October 8, 2021

Via: PetrolPlaza

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a leading provider of renewable natural gas (RNG) in North America, has won a solicitation to design, construct, and maintain a hydrogen station and supply liquid hydrogen fuel in Pomona city, Los Angeles county, Southern California. […]