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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

New Englanders support more offshore wind power – just don’t send it to New York

May 2, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

In Rhode Island, home to the first offshore wind farm in the U.S., most people support expanding offshore wind power – with one important caveat. Our research shows they’re less likely to support a wind power project if its energy […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar module imports fall as tariff worries take hold

April 20, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

U.S. solar panel imports fell during the first quarter, according to analysis from S&P Local Market Intelligence. The drop reportedly came as the industry braced for an investigation by the U.S. Commerce Department over allegations that China-based manufacturers are dumping […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

N.C. Supreme Court to rule on how much power HOAs have over solar

April 5, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

For years, North Carolina rooftop solar installers and homeowners associations have clashed over the exact meaning of a 2007 solar access law — with installers complaining that too many Tar Heels are blocked from going solar, and HOAs saying they […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Maine to assess offshore wind port needs

April 4, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The U.S. offshore wind industry is off and running. While the industry remains in its infancy and virtually no commercial-scale offshore wind farms are in operation in U.S. waters, there appears to be enough committed capacity to reach President Joe […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

EV transport-as-a-service depot opens at LAX

March 31, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Weeks after it received more than $1 million in government support, fleet electrification provider Zeem Solutions said it is opening an EV transportation-as-a-service depot near Los Angeles International Airport. The California depot is designed to support medium- and heavy-duty electric […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

SPP sets grid operator record with 90% renewable energy penetration

March 31, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Renewable energy served 90.2% of the electricity demand in the Southwest Power Pool grid on March 29 at 2:42 a.m., reportedly setting a record for a U.S. regional transmission organization. SPP said that 88.5% of total demand was served by […]