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Category: Commercialization


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) […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Shares of wind turbine giant Vestas rip higher as order book hits fresh record

February 5, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems logged record order levels in 2019 as well as a rise in profit and revenue. Vestas posted an order intake — a measure of turbines placed on its order books — of more than 17 […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar industry asks for central role in Europe’s green investment plan

January 15, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Solar representatives have called for the energy source to become one of the beneficiaries of Europe’s new green investment roadmap, presented in Brussels this week. On Tuesday, top European Commission figures revealed a plan that would have Europe channel “at […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

JA Solar unveils plans for new 5GW cell, 10GW module production facilities

January 2, 2020

Via: PV Resources

‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar has unveiled plans to bolster its output with a new cell manufacturing facility and module production plant. In a filing with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, submitted yesterday, JA Solar said it would […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Renewables’ share of electricity generation surpasses gas for first time in UK

December 19, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The U.K. saw electricity generation from renewables hit 28.8 terawatt hours (TWh) in the third quarter of 2019, according to figures released Thursday, just bettering gas-generated electricity. The Department of for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Energy Trends publication shows […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US adds 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in third quarter, new figures show

December 12, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The solar market in the U.S. added 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2019, with total solar capacity — which includes both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power — hitting 71.3 GW, according to a new report. […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Stagnant In 2018, Investments For Renewable Energy Must Run Faster

December 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

At nearly 180 gigawatts, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that net global power generation capacity additions for renewables in 2018 were the same as in 2017. Although this is still a 50% gain from 2012, it is an “unexpected […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

TransAlta Corporation – TransAlta Advances its Clean Energy Investment Plan

November 1, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

TransAlta Corporation (“TransAlta” or the “Company”) (TSX: TA) (NYSE: TAC) announced today (10/30) that it has entered into an agreement with Kineticor Holdings Limited Partnership #2 to indirectly acquire two 230 MW Siemens F class gas turbines and related equipment […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Risen Energy continues overseas revenue growth as module sales and production ramps

October 30, 2019

Via: PV Resources

‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Risen Energy Co has continued to grow revenue in 2019, after shifting module sales and PV project development overseas after the China 531 New Deal in 2018, impacted its business. Risen Energy recently reported […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Huge Battery Investments Drop Energy-Storage Costs Faster Than Expected, Threatening Natural Gas

October 29, 2019

Via: Forbes

The global energy transition is happening faster than the models predicted, according to a report released today by the Rocky Mountain Institute, thanks to massive investments in the advanced-battery technology ecosystem. Previous and planned investments total $150 billion through 2023, […]