Category: Commercialization

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Wind Living in Solar’s World: A Strategy for the US Wind Industry

May 16, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Wind’s fight with fossil fuel is transitioning to crafting a strategy to cope with solar. As the Energy Transition unfolds in the United States, it introduces new power market dynamics that fundamentally favor solar power over wind. Solar power represents […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

US Wind and Solar PPA Prices Decreased Quarter Over Quarter

May 8, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Overall PPA prices decreased quarter over quarter across wind and solar for all five major markets in the United States, according to LevelTen Energy’s Q1 2019 PPA Pricing Index. To determine how PPA offer prices change each quarter, Seattle-based LevelTen […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

How the US Solar Industry Will Weather the ITC Phasedown

April 30, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The price of solar has come down so dramatically in the past few years that it is now competing with and beating generation sources across the board. “Despite the fact that we’re now in a world where there are tariffs […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Building Out the US Offshore Wind Supply Chain — a $68 Billion Opportunity

April 22, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Over the past two years, states on the U.S. East Coast have announced increasingly ambitious targets to build offshore wind projects. In January of this year, to cite the most consequential recent example, New York nearly quadrupled its offshore wind […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Europe invested $30 billion in new wind farms last year, report shows

April 18, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The wind industry invested 26.7 billion euros ($30.05 billion) in new European wind farms in 2018, according to a new report from industry body WindEurope. The investment is similar to recent years but, because of cost reductions, it will finance […]

Commercialization, Energy Consumption, Renewable Energy, World

Saudi windpower market set for 6 GW growth

April 12, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Saudi Arabia will become a regional heavyweight in windpower by the early 2020’s, according to new research. A report by analysts at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables states that developers will build 6.2 GW of wind capacity between now and […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

China plans to enter a subsidy-free solar market beginning in 2021

April 11, 2019

Via: PV Resources

According to Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co (AECEA), analysis of China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) consultation paper, released April 10, China will have a subsidy-free solar market with clear policies and frameworks in place, beginning in 2021. A […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Competition can take brakes off Southeast Asia solar market

April 9, 2019

Via: PV Resources

A lack of competition, on a number of fronts, is preventing Southeast Asia’s solar market from reaching its full potential. Speaking to PV Tech on the condition of anonymity, a successful developer in the region said governments were missing out […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Report: The US and Latin America Take Top Spot in Growing Solar Tracker Market

April 3, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

The global solar PV tracker market grew by 20% last year, and the US and Latin America remained the largest markets for tracker technology, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. “PV tracker shipments exceeded expectations […]

Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

$35 million floating wind project gets green light

March 21, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

A 31 million euro ($35.32 million) floating wind project off the west coast of Ireland has been granted approval. In an announcement Wednesday, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) said that plans were in place for the deployment and testing […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

U.S. solar market tops 10 GW in 2018, again

March 14, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

For the third year in a row, the U.S. solar industry installed double-digit gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity, with 10.6 GW coming online in 2018, according to the latest statistics from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar […]

Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

Renewable, energy efficiency groups mount united front vs. Trump budget

March 12, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Energy efficiency programs, clean energy and environmental regulations could take deep cuts if President Trump’s proposed budget gets everything what he wants, although it’s politically likely that he will not. The administration’s fiscal 2020 budget would trim the Department of […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Is Renewables’ Production Tax Credit Bullet Proof?

February 13, 2019

Via: Forbes

In the 1970s, I studied defense policy at M.I.T. but became disillusioned. One of the recent graduates, then working in the Senate, described how large amounts of quantitative research would be set aside by politicians who focused on spending that […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Investments Worth $14 Billion Pledged In Gujarat, India

February 8, 2019

Via: CleanTechnica

The state government of Gujarat recently concluded another edition of its biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit. The summit, once again, witnessed pledges being made for large-scale renewable energy deployment in the state, but these pledges need to be taken […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

New York State To Invest $1.5 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects

January 21, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo included $1.2 billion for renewable energy projects in the 2019 Executive Budget for the state. The investment is part of a broader multibillion-dollar Green New Deal aimed at completely eliminating the state’s carbon footprint. Cuomo’s […]