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Category: Renewable Energy


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Google announces US$150m renewables investment package

October 17, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Google says it will spend US$150 million on renewable energy in regions where its products are manufactured, in a move it hopes will galvanise a further US$1.5 billion of investment. The news was revealed by Anna Meegan, head of consumer […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar panel suppliers fixated on power gains, but is the industry really benefiting?

October 17, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Turn back the clock to 2012, and the PV sector had gone through an initial growth-related technology shake-out that can largely be seen today in c-Si technologies having 95% of market-share, and only one viable thin-film supplier (First Solar). After […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Energy firm backed by Warren Buffett to build a $150 million wind farm in Canada

October 16, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Construction work on a 117.6-megawatt (MW) wind farm in the oil-rich province of Alberta, Canada, will start next year. In an announcement Tuesday, BHE Canada — a wholly owned subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy — said the Rattlesnake […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

The Caribbean Shows the Way to a Renewable Future

October 14, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

In just a few short years, the focus at the annual Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation conference has shifted from issues around producing electricity from thermal capacity — usually oil — to what blend of renewable options are the best […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Philippines utility Meralco injects US$8.2 million into 210MW of solar

October 3, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Philippines utility Meralco has sunk PHP424 million (US$8.2 million) of equity funding into its renewables subsidiary, MGreen, to support 210MW of solar projects. The solar projects are estimated to have a total project cost of PHP10.01 billion (US$193 million). The […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GE Wins Second Massive Order for 12MW Offshore Turbines

October 1, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

GE has won another huge deal for its 12-megawatt Haliade-X offshore turbine, this time for the 3.6-gigawatt Dogger Bank trio of projects in the U.K. The project’s co-developers, Equinor and SSE Renewables, named the technology their preferred choice, with the […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Combining A.I. and human knowledge could transform how power grids work

September 27, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

From smart meters to app-controlled thermostats, technology is rapidly changing the electricity sector. One company, headquartered in the city of Lyon, France, wants to use tech to make changes in power production and distribution on a larger scale. Cosmo Tech […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Technology Will Just Keep Getting Better: Here’s Why

September 26, 2019

Via: Forbes

With the federal Investment Tax Credit phasing out, it’s a good time to take stock of the solar industry – both taking a look at where it has come from and where it is headed, especially in terms of innovation […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

CPIH and Equinor sign cooperation agreement on offshore wind

September 25, 2019

Via: Energy Global

The MoU also opens for potentially expanding the collaboration between the two companies. “China is rapidly increasing its use of renewables and natural gas. The country is set to become the world’s biggest offshore wind market by 2030. As an […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US Solar Industry Rallies Behind 20% Generation Target for 2030

September 24, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The solar industry met in Salt Lake City with a more sweeping and disciplined message than in some years past: Rally to extend the federal Investment Tax Credit and buckle up for a decade of massive industry growth. The hosts […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Unilever achieves 100% renewable electricity across five continents

September 20, 2019

Via: Energy Global

As far as possible, Unilever’s transition to renewable electricity has been delivered through supporting the development of local renewable energy markets, with 38% of its grid electricity supplied through corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and green electricity tariffs. Where it […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Keys for Renewable Energy Exploration

September 17, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

As concerns surrounding the unreliable and damaging nature of fossil fuels continue to rise, renewable energy exploration becomes a pressing topic. Today, many homeowners and business leaders want to incorporate more sustainable energy sources into their daily operations. But while […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

On a sunny day this German factory runs completely on solar power

September 13, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Multinational tech firm ABB claims to have opened a factory that can generate all of its energy needs via solar power. In May 2019, Zurich-headquartered ABB unveiled what it described as a CO2-neutral factory in the town of Luedenscheid, Germany. […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Flexible solar cells a step closer to reality

September 11, 2019

Via: Science Daily Energy

A basic organic solar cell consists of a thin film of organic semiconductors sandwiched between two electrodes which extract charges generated in the organic semiconductor layer to the external circuit. It has long been assumed that 100% of the surface […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

EIA: Solar construction costs fall, but still more expensive than gas and wind

September 4, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Solar, wind and natural gas generation accounted for nearly all of the capacity added to the U.S. grid in 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The costs of the former are going down, while the latter two got […]