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Category: Emerging Technologies


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Tiny Oregon town hosts 1st wind-solar-battery hybrid plant

September 28, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A renewable energy plant being commissioned in Oregon on Sept. 28 that combines solar power, wind power, and massive batteries to store the energy generated there is the first utility-scale plant of its kind in North America. The project, which […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Report: Global energy crisis drives demand for green hydrogen

September 23, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

The global energy crisis is boosting interest in low-emissions hydrogen and the pipeline of projects is expanding, but only a small share of projects are under construction around the world. Electrolyser manufacturing is set to grow strongly and pilot projects […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Patented Wave Energy Technology Gets Its Sea Legs

September 21, 2022

Via: CleanTechnica

Imagine this: Clothing that charges your smart watch as you walk, buildings that vibrate in the wind and power your lights, a road that extracts energy from the friction created by moving cars, and flexible structures that change shape in […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Sweco to study floating solar technology in hydro reservoirs

September 20, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Engineering company Sweco has been tasked with conducting a feasibility study for floating solar technology in hydro reservoirs in Uganda, as well as completing detailed design of a pilot plant. Currently, most of Uganda’s electricity generation comes from hydroelectric power. […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Regulatory hurdles for offshore wind remain high even with the new clean energy law

September 14, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

For centuries, global commerce moved by the power of offshore wind. While the age of the trading schooner is long past, the power of offshore wind as a modern-day energy resource has barely begun to be tapped. Offshore wind has […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Resi solar projects are getting larger, increasingly are paired with energy storage

September 13, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Energy Department’s Berkeley Lab’s published its latest Tracking the Sun annual report, which is based on data from roughly 2.5 million systems installed nationally through year-end 2021. It includes preliminary data for the first half of 2022. Key findings […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Vermont growers see potential in pairing saffron and solar production

September 12, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

As the growing season winds down at most New England farms, it’s only just gearing up at Golden Thread Farm, in Stowe, Vermont. The plants that fill the farm’s two plastic-covered high tunnels are just beginning to come out of […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Maine pairs solar panels with wild blueberries. Will it bear fruit?

September 2, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Maine’s wild blueberries are a unique crop that can’t be planted from seed, explains lifelong blueberry farmer Paul Sweetland. They must be gently cultivated where the low-lying bushes grow naturally, and the small, sweet berries are sold in the local […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Who will build the first new pumped storage hydro in the U.S.?

August 30, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

It’s no secret that the U.S. electricity generation system is desperately in need of reliable energy storage to back up the vast amount of intermittent renewable resources being added. It’s also a fact that pumped storage hydropower is the single […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Grid interactive solar + storage expanding in Utah and Idaho

August 25, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

If consumers are willing to purchase and install solar energy on their homes and they are also willing to purchase and install batteries so they can continue using that solar energy at night when the sun goes down, could those […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Project would make jet fuel using concentrated solar power and green hydrogen

August 10, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A demonstration project in California plans to use concentrated solar power and green hydrogen to produce what its development partners said would be sustainable aviation fuels. The project will take place at concentrated solar power (CSP) provider Heliogen’s demonstration facility […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

RWE wind farm receives first of Siemens Gamesa’s recyclable blades

August 2, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The 342MW Kaskasi offshore wind project, located 35 km north of the island of Heligoland in the German North Sea, will comprise 38 of Siemens Gamesa’s 8.0-167 DD wind turbines. A number of these turbines will be equipped with handcrafted […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

New coating helps solar panels shed snow and ice

July 19, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A Sandia National Labs-led research team has developed a transparent, polymeric-based coating that helps photovoltaic panels continuously shed snow and ice. Early field trials in Alaska demonstrated that coated panels can produce 85% more energy, compared to uncoated panels. Preliminary […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

DOE works to advance solar manufacturing and recycling

July 15, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a slate of new initiatives and $56 million in new funding to spur innovation in solar manufacturing and recycling. According to DOE’s Solar Supply Chain Review Report, developing more domestic solar manufacturing […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

DOE launches programs to modernize U.S. hydropower fleet

July 7, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public feedback to inform the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s nearly $630 million in investments in hydropower facilities, such as dams. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests in two […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Turning Public Transit into a Solar Paradigm

July 1, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon once advised that one of the 50 ways to leave your lover is to “hop on the bus, Gus.” But on Martha’s Vineyard, the popular vacation destination off the Massachusetts coast, hopping on the bus is one […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Rhode Island sets target for 100% renewable energy

June 29, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

AP — Rhode Island’s governor is signing legislation Wednesday setting the most ambitious target in the nation to require the state to be powered completely by renewable energy. The legislation accelerates plans for the electric grid to operate with 100% […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Minnesota courts hear challenges to use of agricultural land for solar projects

June 27, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Recent state appeals court rulings are starting to shed light on how far Minnesota counties can go to limit solar development on agricultural land. The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ruled in three cases involving rural counties that rejected developers’ […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

BOEM to rule on New Jersey offshore wind construction plan

June 21, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released a draft environmental assessment for a proposed offshore wind farm near New Jersey. The proposed Ocean Wind 1 offshore wind farm, a joint venture between Ørsted and PSEG, would be sited 15 […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

US energy storage installations break Q1 record

June 20, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The record figure is courtesy of the latest report by Wood Mackenzie and the American Clean Power Association (ACP). Their US Energy Storage Monitor report illustrated how the volume of US grid-scale installations was four times the volume seen in […]