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Category: Renewable Energy


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Not all wind turbine insurance coverage is the same

May 26, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Wind turbines rarely fail due to physical damage, but if they do the financial losses are significant, hence why operators purchase property damage and business interruption insurance. But purchasing insurance is one thing—getting an insurer to cover a catastrophic claim […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

How Developments in Electrical System Design Are Helping to Tackle the Challenges of Wind

May 18, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A growing realisation of the need to diversify their energy bases is leading countries worldwide to consider new forms of power generation. A combination of environmental, economic, and geopolitical factors—not to mention a growing awareness of the importance of sustainability […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar cell achieves record-high efficiency

May 18, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A solar cell developed by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has achieved a record 39.5% efficiency under 1-sun global illumination — the highest efficiency solar cell of any type, measured under the same conditions. The accomplishment tops […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Duke Energy files carbon reduction options that include offshore wind and SMRs

May 17, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Duke Energy Corp.’s electricity-generating subsidiaries for North Carolina told regulators how they can comply with a new state law demanding significant greenhouse gas reductions by the end of the decade. The document filings with the North Carolina Utilities Commission come […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Q CELLS to double solar manufacturing capacity in the U.S.

May 17, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Korean solar energy giant Hanwha Solutions, the parent company of Q CELLS, said it plans to nearly double its U.S. manufacturing capacity. Hanwha plans to spend $170 million to expand the Q CELLS solar module manufacturing facility in Dalton, Georgia. […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewables on track for another global record in 2022

May 16, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Despite headwinds caused by the lasting impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, supply chain constraints, trade disputes, and an energy crisis, renewable energy is on pace to set another global record for generating capacity in 2022, according to the International Energy […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Auxin Solar tariff case: Two paths are possible

May 13, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The anti-circumvention investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Commerce has thrown the U.S. solar market into chaos and this is unlikely to change any time soon. Despite some marginal clarity provided by Commerce on May 2, developers and contractors […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

IKEA to sell SunPower solar and storage products

May 13, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

This is likely a scenario where do-it-yourself assembly shouldn’t be required. Especially not with this retailer’s typical set of parts and instructions. IKEA will begin selling solar and energy storage products from SunPower at select California stores this fall through […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

California, Again Facing Summer Supply Vulnerabilities, Eyes 20-GW Offshore Wind Goal

May 12, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is mulling a preliminary planning goal for 3 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and potentially expanding it to 10 GW to 15 GW by 2045. If finalized, California’s offshore wind goals would be the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Three Ways Utilities Can Accelerate EV Adoption

May 11, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Electric vehicles are coming. Do you hear them? (Probably not.) The exact speed of our collective embrace of electric vehicles (EVs) will vary around the country—due to factors such as EV familiarity, vehicle availability, purchase prices and incentives—but the cars […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

DOE aims to provide $13 million for community geothermal projects

May 11, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Heating and cooling represent significant energy needs for American homes and businesses—for instance, more than half of U.S. home energy use is for heating—and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions through the direct use of fossil fuels and electricity use. To […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

California offshore wind would have no significant environmental impact: BOEM

May 6, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has completed its environmental review of an area offshore wind area in Northern California that paves the way for a development auction this fall. Development of the Humboldt Wind Energy Area, located 20 […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Why Eversource might exit its offshore wind partnership with Ørsted

May 5, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Eversource could exit its joint venture to develop offshore wind projects with Ørsted amid record-setting lease auctions in the U.S. The energy giant announced in its quarterly earnings report that it had launched a “strategic review” of the 50-50 partnership, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

DOE offers funding to scale agrivoltaics projects

May 5, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced the Foundational Agrivoltaic Research for Megawatt Scale (FARMS) funding opportunity, intended to award $8 million in funding for projects that examine how solar energy projects paired with agriculture–so-called […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

SEIA establishes non-profit for solar and storage innovation, initial focus on land use concerns

May 4, 2022

Via: PV Resources

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has launched a non-profit to facilitate the energy transition through clean energy research and analysis. The Solar and Storage Industries Institute (SI2) will act as SEIA’s charitable and educational arm, using research, public education initiatives […]