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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 […]


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 […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Financing the transition: How banks are turning away from fossil fuels

June 30, 2020

Via: PV Resources

As renewable energy technologies have evolved over the years, they have become a compelling investment proposition. Global investments in new renewable power have grown from less than US$50 million a year in 2004, to around $US288 billion a year by […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Data to help renewables investments

June 1, 2020

Via: Energy Global

This is, at least, according to Clir, a provider of performance assessment software for renewable energy, which is working with a number of major investment firms to quantify and analyse the performance of wind farms – both prior to acquisition […]


Commercialization, Energy Consumption, Renewable Energy, World

COVID-19 Reveals Challenge Facing Merchant Renewables

May 26, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

A fundamental problem facing subsidy-free solar and wind in renewables-heavy grids is emerging as coronavirus cuts energy demand in Europe. The fall in demand is driving up the proportion of clean energy on many grids and highlighting an issue flagged […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Why (and How) the Solar Finance Market is Changing in This Crisis

May 20, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The renewable energy asset class in the U.S., particularly solar and wind projects, is something of a safe haven for investors looking for non-correlated, stable, dollar-denominated long-term cash flows. But the solar market, like every sector of our economy, is […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar And Wind Costs Continue To Fall As Power Becomes Cleaner

April 30, 2020

Via: Forbes

Renewables and energy storage continue their march to dominance of the electricity sector as costs continue to fall. The cost of solar and wind power continue to fall, making them even more competitive in generating electricity compared to fossil fuels. […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewables Giants Look Set to Get Bigger as Crisis Tightens Finance Markets

April 27, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Is the avalanche of money that was chasing renewable energy projects before the coronavirus crisis rolling on or grinding to a halt? The headlines still show plenty of deals closing. Developers are clinching power-purchase agreements, assets are changing hands and […]


Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Amid disruptions from the coronavirus, wind turbine giant Vestas suspends guidance for 2020

April 7, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has suspended guidance for 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to pose unprecedented challenges to the renewable energy sector. In a statement issued Tuesday, the Aarhus-headquartered firm noted that the global spread of COVID-19 and […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Commercialization, Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

US earmarks US$125.5 million of government money for solar R&D

February 6, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The US Department of Energy (DoE) announced on Wednesday a US$125.5 million package for a range of advanced solar R&D initiatives. The funding will go towards research focused on grid resiliency, solar-plus-storage, cybersecurity, manufacturing, artificial intelligence, concentrated solar power (CSP) […]