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Category: Renewable Energy


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

SolarEdge, Enphase Hit by Sharp Slowdown in Solar Installations During Pandemic’s Depths

August 5, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Residential solar inverter rivals SolarEdge and Enphase faced the same headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter, with both companies reporting a downturn in Q2 revenues. However, both companies also laid out plans for capturing a chunk of […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

CleanBay Renewables construct an anaerobic digestion plant

August 4, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Through the partnership, Kiewit will design, engineer, and build CleanBay’s Westover bio-refinery which, using anaerobic digestion, will recycle more than 150 000 t of chicken litter annually and convert it into renewable natural gas, renewable electricity and a nutrient-rich fertilizer […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Scarecrow system for wind farms proves effective

August 3, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Seabird poo or ‘guano’ is a huge problem for the global offshore wind industry as it poses a serious health risk, due to its highly carcinogenic qualities, and is extremely expensive and unpleasant to remove. A ‘Scaretech’ system was installed […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Queensland solar operators surprised by curtailment warning, expecting speedy resolution

July 31, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The operator of a 50MW solar facility in North Queensland at risk of curtailment expects the problem to be resolved in the next few weeks. Genex Power’s Kidston project was one of nine facilities warned last week by the Australian […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

The SolarEdge Smart EV Charger Makes It Easy To Drive On Sunshine — CleanTechnica Review

July 29, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

Having built its business around high quality, efficient solar inverters, SolarEdge was a late entrant to the world of electric vehicle chargers, but after spending some time with the SolarEdge Smart EV Charger, the company is already a serious contender […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

US utility CPS Energy looks to add up to 900MW of solar, 50MW of storage to portfolio

July 28, 2020

Via: PV Resources

San Antonio, Texas-based utility CPS Energy is advancing efforts to diversify its generation portfolio as it plans to add up to 900MW of solar, 50MW of battery storage and 500MW of new technology solutions. The company is releasing a global […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

sPower wraps up financing for firm’s largest solar project to date

July 27, 2020

Via: PV Resources

US independent power producer (IPP) sPower has concluded financing for its largest project to date after securing a US$700 million construction/term loan. Nine separate banks committed capital for the 620MWdc Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center in Virginia, which will see phases […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Tesla sinks to record low quarter for solar deployment but Musk defiant over long-term prospects

July 23, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Tesla deployed just 27MW of rooftop solar in Q2 2020, its worst quarter for deployment on record, but chief executive Elon Musk remains buoyant about the product’s long-term prospects. Reporting its Q2 2020 financials yesterday, Tesla disclosed that rooftop solar […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Tesla Model 3 & Model Y Will Get “Universal” Battery Pack “Soon”

July 21, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

In addition to some notes about the Tesla Semi battery and the Tesla Semi pilot production line “coming along,” we also learned this week that the Model 3 and Model Y packs will soon be “universal” — the same for […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

USA: $100 million to expand ethanol and biodiesel infrastructure

July 17, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making available up to $100 million in grants for activities designed to expand the availability and sale of renewable fuels. The funds are part of the recently launched USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Scientists develop new tool to design better fusion devices

July 17, 2020

Via: Revolution Green

One way that scientists seek to bring to Earth the fusion process that powers the sun and stars is trapping hot, charged plasma gas within a twisting magnetic coil device shaped like a breakfast cruller. But the device, called a […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewables-led green hydrogen could be cost competitive by 2030: IHS

July 15, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Production of green hydrogen using renewable power for electrolysis could be cost competitive with incumbent methods by 2030, analysis by research firm IHS Markit has concluded. The analysis, compiled by IHS’ Hydrogen and Renewable Gas Forum, found that the cost […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar power to push much of remaining Texas coal fleet offline: IEEFA

July 14, 2020

Via: PV Resources

A surge in new utility-scale solar is poised to push much of the remaining coal-fired power fleet in Texas into retirement in the next few years, according to a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Siemens Energy launches energy storage initiative

July 13, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Siemens Energy has launched the ‘Future of Storage’ initiative. The aim of the initiative is to combine knowledge and build an ecosystem of technology partners in order to offer energy storage solutions tailored to customers’ needs. Decarbonising the world’s energy […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Corporate solar funding stalls amidst COVID crisis as O&G firms drive M&A

July 10, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Corporate solar funding fell by 25% year-on-year to US$4.5 billion in the first half of 2020, but the decline could have been much starker, new analysis by Mercom Capital has found. And there is yet more evidence that oil and […]