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Category: Renewable Energy


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Highly efficient and stable double layer solar cell developed

March 27, 2020

Via: Science Daily Energy

They published their results on March 26 in Science. The researchers, led by Byungha Shin, a professor from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST, focused on developing a new class of light-absorbing material, called a wide bandgap […]


Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind energy enjoyed a bumper year in 2019, but the coronavirus poses a unique challenge

March 25, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Wind power may have enjoyed a strong year in 2019, but the coronavirus pandemic is casting a shadow over the sector that could impact growth in the years ahead. More than 60 gigawatts (GW) of wind energy capacity was installed […]


Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How to Give Certainty to US Renewables Regardless of a Stimulus Package

March 24, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Renewable energy groups are continuing to push to include solar and wind tax credit extensions and “direct pay” provisions in a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill that failed to move ahead in the U.S. Senate on Monday, after Democrats […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Coronavirus Could Make It Harder to Keep Wind Farms Up and Running

March 19, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

If a wind farm breaks down during the COVID-19 global pandemic, who will be there to fix it? So far, much of the focus on the outbreak’s impact on the renewables industry has been on factory shutdowns and the challenges […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Pandemic affecting solar delivery schedules and ability to meet project deadlines

March 17, 2020

Via: Revolution Green

Solar accounted for 40% of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in 2019, its highest share ever and more than any other source of electricity, with 13.3 gigawatts (GW) installed. Despite policy challenges and a second year of […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Oil And Gas Companies See Opportunity In Offshore Wind Energy

March 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

Oil and gas markets are ensnared by oversupply and falling prices, not to mention a global pandemic. It illustrates the need to be more responsive to changes in the energy climate. And the good news is that the signs are […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Clean Power Crowds Out Dirty Coal As Costs Reach Tipping Point

March 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

The global economy needs power to enable it to function. For a century, the cheapest, most efficient way to do that was to burn fossil fuels to produce steam to turn a turbine. But not any more. The dominance of […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Volvo using renewables, automatic lighting to reduce impact of major production site

March 4, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Operations at a Volvo facility in Sweden are now running only on renewable energy, according to the firm. The Volvo Buses plant in the city of Boras — which has the capacity to produce around 10,000 bus chassis annually and […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

UK Considers Support Measures to Fire Up Floating Offshore Wind Market

March 3, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The U.K. government has proposed a special carve-out for floating wind in its contracts for difference support system — potentially a big catalyst for a technology that major developers are beginning to take more seriously. Earlier this week the government […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind has become the ‘most-used’ source of renewable electricity generation in the US

February 27, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Last year saw wind generation in the U.S. overtake hydroelectric generation for the first time, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Released Wednesday, the figures from the EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” report show that yearly wind […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Tesla, Panasonic will reportedly stop joint solar cell production at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo

February 26, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

In another sign of a strained partnership, Tesla and Panasonic are reportedly ending their joint production of solar cells at Tesla’s Gigafactory 2 facility in New York, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review. Tesla and Panasonic formed […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

A Bug In The System: The Coronavirus May Impact U.S. Renewables Markets In 2020

February 26, 2020

Via: Forbes

Despite some vaguely re-assuring words to the contrary from some senior members of the U.S. government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s warnings yesterday demonstrate that the global spread of the coronavirus will likely continue. China has been able […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Duke Energy Florida installs 1 millionth solar panel

February 25, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Duke Energy Florida plans to install a significant amount of additional solar energy over the next 10 years across the state. Duke Energy Florida will have a total of almost 515 MW of solar under construction or operating by mid-2020. […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

How Low Can Solar Cells Go? Perovskite Researchers Say Down, Down, Down

February 21, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

The cost of solar power is sinking practically by the day, and the next new “hot” solar cell material — perovskite — will push costs down even more. So far you can’t get perovskite solar cells in stores but this […]


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

US solar jobs have risen 167% since 2010, new data shows

February 19, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The solar industry in the U.S. employed 249,983 people in 2019, a 2.3% increase compared to the previous year, according to The Solar Foundation’s “National Solar Jobs Census.” The 2019 numbers represent a small boon for the industry, which saw […]