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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Chasing the Long Tail of C&I Solar

January 13, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

A little while back, I was at an industry happy hour (hey, remember those?) where I ran into a friend and well-known industry analyst, Wood Mackenzie’s Michelle Davis. We had caught up earlier in the week to chat about the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Can Offshore Wind Development Avoid Harming Nature?

January 11, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Just before New Year, offshore wind farm developer Ørsted’s 2.4-gigawatt Hornsea 3 project was given the green light by the U.K. government. But the project highlights the potential conflict between climate-change mitigation and nature protection. A decision on the project […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Construction of Clearway’s Californian solar project comes to a close

January 6, 2021

Via: Energy Global

Construction of Rosamond Central began in February 2020 and was led by McCarthy Building Companies. More than 600 jobs were created during construction and the site will sustain several permanent operations and maintenance jobs. The solar site also represents a […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Go Solar In 2021: A Convenient And Easy Way To Produce Your Own Electricity

January 4, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

What a year 2020 turned out to be, with many of us more than eager to put it in the past. If we’ve learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, raging forest fires or the powerful and destructive hurricane season we […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Greentech Media’s Must-Read Solar Stories of 2020

December 29, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

With 2020 righteously drawing to a close, we here at Greentech Media are taking a look back at all the news we covered. It was a year unlike any other. In the solar industry, large-scale solar is expected to hit […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Key 2020 US Solar PV Cost Trends and A Look Ahead

December 17, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

U.S. solar PV system costs fell across all market segments from 2019 to 2020 as module prices continued to drive system costs down. While shortages of glass and ethylene-vinyl acetate laminate caused solar module prices to increase at the end […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

US set for record 19GW of new solar capacity installations in 2020

December 15, 2020

Via: PV Resources

New solar capacity installations in the US are expected to rise 43% this year as the industry recovers from the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Engie secures capital for 70MW distributed solar and solar-plus-storage portfolio

December 9, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Engie North America has partnered with renewables investor Hannon Armstrong to secure US$172 million in funding for a portfolio of distributed solar and solar-plus-storage projects in the US. The deal will allow for the financing of a portfolio with a […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Green Power Enables Green Hydrogen and Zero-Emissions Mobility

December 7, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

Wuppertal, in the German state of Nordrhein Westfahlen, is the home to the Schwebebahn. This suspended railway (Figure 1) is unique in Germany and passengers use the transportation system for 25 million journeys per year. Today, 120 years after Wuppertal’s […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Texas wind farm repowered by Clearway Energy

December 4, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Repowering Langford, which began original operations in 2009, will increase the project’s operational life by over a decade. Turbine equipment was provided by GE Renewable Energy and construction for the repowering was led by Mortensen. Langford is interconnected into ERCOT […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Electric Vehicles Will Likely Emerge As California’s Top Manufacturing Export In 2020

December 2, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

In the last five years, California’s electric vehicle (EV) industry has emerged as a driver of good jobs and manufacturing exports, and the industry’s value is only gaining speed. Increasingly favorable economics, rising global demand, and the COVID-19 pandemic mean […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US Government Puts $130 Million More Into Solar Tech

November 24, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

Continuing a decades-long trend, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has put a few million dollars into further research and development of solar power technologies — $130 million, to be precise. The goals of the funding are to “reduce the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Western Green Hydrogen Makeover Clouds Fossil Energy Revival

November 23, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

President* Trump has often spoken of his affection for fossil energy in general and coal workers in particular, but apparently the love has been lost on energy stakeholders. The big bucks are shifting over to renewables, and a case in […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Energy Projects Hold Bright Prospects Where Coal Mines Once Prospered

November 18, 2020

Via: Forbes

It wasn’t long ago that the 20,000 acres of southern West Virginia now home to the Devil’s Backbone Adventure Resort was once home to a lucrative coal mine. Not anymore. Now instead of piles of coal and earth moving machines, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Victoria offers additional rebates for rooftop solar and home battery installations

November 17, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The Australian state of Victoria has doubled down on its rooftop solar and home battery subsidy programme as part of a drive to help households cover the cost of their power bills while making properties more energy efficient. Some AU$191 […]