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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Offshore wind capacity in Europe increased by 18 percent last year

February 7, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

European offshore wind capacity grew by 18 percent in 2018, according to statistics from trade body WindEurope. Europe installed 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore capacity, with 15 new offshore wind farms coming online. Breaking the figures down, the U.K. […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

The Americas installed almost 12 gigawatts of wind capacity last year

February 5, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

North, Central and South America installed 11.9 gigawatts (GW) of wind power capacity in 2018, according to new data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). This represents an increase of 12 percent compared to 2017, with total installed wind […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Chinese Solar Manufacturers Increased Production, Export in 2018 While Domestic Installations Fell

February 4, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

In 2018, 43 GW of new PV installation capacity was added to the grid in China, a decline of 18 percent from the prior year. Accumulated PV installed capacity surpassed 170 GW. Of the total, 20 GW were distributed PV, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

2018 Was a Record Year for Corporate Clean Energy Contracts

January 31, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Reports out this week from Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the American Wind Energy Association confirm that 2018 was a boom year for corporate renewables deals. Data from BNEF shows that clean energy contracts signed by corporations more than doubled […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GE Combines Renewable Generation and Grid Businesses to Increase Efficiency

January 30, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

GE announced today that it sees a future in housing its renewable generation businesses (onshore and offshore wind, hydropower) alongside its grid businesses which include substations and transformers plus solar, storage and distributed energy resource (DER) control software. GE Renewable […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

A Look at Chevron’s Dip Into Clean Energy Investing

January 30, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Oil and gas majors are starting to seriously consider — or, at least, consider — the threat the energy transition presents to their core business. While no major has made investments in clean energy that come close to rivaling the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Facebook’s Data-Center Landlord Strikes Deal to Add Solar Power

January 29, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Facebook Inc. is boosting its clean-energy efforts with a deal to help run a Virginia data center where it leases space with solar power. Digital Realty Trust Inc., which operates the facility, agreed to buy about 80 megawatts of solar […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Frontier US Power Development Business Expands Via Acquisitions

January 22, 2019

Via: Forbes

Solar Frontier Americas, the US solar development business of Japanese energy major Showa Shell Sekiyu, expects to double its US-based portfolio to 2 gigawatts in the coming year. The move to be a major US renewable independent power producer is […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

FERC Report: Renewable Energy Sources to Grow by 2021, While Use of Coal Diminishes

January 16, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

According to the latest data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), natural gas dominated new electrical generating capacity in 2018. However, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind may be poised to swamp fossil fuels as new […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

China reveals new subsidy-free solar and wind policy

January 10, 2019

Via: PV Resources

China’s top planning organisation has revealed new solar and wind policies for subsidy-free projects. Feed-in tariff (FiT) support was cut in May 2018 but under new plans, all relevant bodies will be asked to clear obstacles for those projects that […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

China to build 6GW of pumped hydro storage in bid to slash solar and wind power curtailment

January 9, 2019

Via: PV Resources

China’s State Grid Corporation will build 6GW of pumped hydro storage as part of ongoing efforts to cut rates of wind and solar power curtailment. Wasted electricity from solar projects in the country’s northwest has often been in double-figure percentages. […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Siemens Gamesa Looks to Cut Offshore Wind Foundation Costs by 30%

December 27, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Siemens Gamesa is aiming to cut the cost of offshore wind foundations by up to 30 percent as part of a project unveiled this month. The turbine maker said it was working with Aalborg University of Copenhagen, Denmark, on a […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

2018: The Year of 100% Clean Energy

December 24, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Last year, tense debate over the feasibility of 100 percent renewables entirely consumed the energy industry. Stanford professor Dr. Mark Jacobson stood on one side, arguing 100 percent renewables is already technically possible by 2050, while Dr. Christopher Clack led […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

100% Renewable Energy As Catalyst For Achieving Peace & Justice

December 10, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

The much-needed transformation of our energy system is intertwined with a number of demanding challenges our society is confronted with, including global impacts of rapid urbanization, food security, land degradation, territorial conflicts reinforced by energy security concerns, and the rights […]


Energy Economics, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

New Home Solar Laws Could Triple US Solar Base By 2045

December 4, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

If other states follow the California proposal to require solar on all new home builds, the United States could have three times as much solar power as it does now, reckon analysts at Environment America who have produced a new […]