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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GE Renewable Energy to Generate Additional 2,010 MW of Onshore Wind

May 22, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

GE Renewable Energy recently announced that it has secured 2,010 MW in onshore wind orders in North America through May 2019. These 728 turbines include windfarms across the United States, such as Engie’s recently announced 160 MW Jumbo Hill wind […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Floating Solar Excels Where Land Is Scarce, and That’s a Lot of Places

May 21, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Humans have been floating on water for thousands of years, so perhaps it was inevitable that they would build solar plants on it, too. Floating photovoltaics have already delivered 1.1 gigawatts of installations worldwide, according to the World Bank. That’s […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

As Coal Retires in PJM, Why Aren’t Renewables Filling the Vacuum?

May 20, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Interconnection queue requests across all the major North American markets show that over 90 percent of new requests now consist of solar, wind and storage. This is the result of state-level policies and declining costs. Even in PJM, where natural […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewable capacity growth worldwide stalled in 2018 after two decades of strong expansion

May 6, 2019

Via: International Energy Agency

After nearly two decades of strong annual growth, renewables around the world added as much net capacity in 2018 as they did in 2017, an unexpected flattening of growth trends that raises concerns about meeting long-term climate goals. Last year […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Northeast planned offshore wind farms already bringing economic growth to the region

May 3, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Even though there is only one small existing offshore wind farm in the Northeast, the 30-MW Block Island wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island, two announcements this week highlight the growing economic importance of the region’s burgeoning offshore […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Europe’s Solar Renaissance Is on the Horizon

April 25, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Europe’s solar market is undergoing a resurgence. More than 10 gigawatts were installed in 2018 for the first time in five years, and the market should break through the 20-gigawatt barrier by 2021, according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest research. Countries […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Shell switches over 700,000 customers to renewable electricity

March 25, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Shell has re-branded energy and broadband provider First Utility as Shell Energy and switched the firm’s residential customers in Britain to a 100 percent renewable electricity supply. In an announcement Monday, Shell said that customers of Shell Energy would be […]


Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

$35 million floating wind project gets green light

March 21, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

A 31 million euro ($35.32 million) floating wind project off the west coast of Ireland has been granted approval. In an announcement Wednesday, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) said that plans were in place for the deployment and testing […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Is Gaining in Wind Markets as the PTC Steps Down

March 15, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Over the years, top-ranking wind and solar markets have overlapped in just a few states. Where wind flourished, solar usually hung back, and vice versa. “Each of our technologies has largely had their own playpen,” said Anthony Logan, a North […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Report: Amount of Solar Installed in US on Track to Double in Next 5 Years

March 13, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

For the third year in a row, the U.S. solar industry installed double-digit gigawatts of solar photovoltaic capacity, with 10.6 GW coming online in 2018. The amount was a 2% decrease from 2017. However, the forecast shows the market rebounding […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Industry to EU: Set 20%-by-2030 target for solar

March 7, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Expanding the EU-wide solar headcount to 300,000 jobs by 2030 could see the industry supply 20% of the bloc’s power demand by 2030, SolarPower Europe has said. Speaking at the trade body’s summit in Brussels, representatives took turns to propose […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

China’s renewable energy installed capacity grew 12 percent across all sources in 2018

March 6, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

As of the end of 2018, China’s renewable energy installation capacity had reached 728 GW, an increase of 12 percent from a year earlier, according to statistics released by China’s National Energy Administration. This breaks down into 352 GW (up […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How Clean Energy Research And Development Policy Can Help Meet Decarbonization Goals

March 6, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

With roughly a decade left to avoid locking in dangerous climate change, swift action is required to identify where the greatest emissions are coming from and then rapidly decarbonize those sources. The most effective path to decarbonization is cutting fossil […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Lower than average wind speeds are hurting US wind power producers

February 25, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Calm winds are hurting U.S. wind power producers. Unusually still weather in the upper Midwest and Great Plains in late 2018 has already taken a bite out of earnings at NextEra Energy Inc. and Avangrid Inc., which both operate large […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Ford Procures 500,000 Megawatt Hours of Wind Energy in Michigan

February 22, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Ford Motor Company is collaborating with DTE Energy to procure 500,000 megawatt hours of wind energy in Michigan. The automaker says the deal should help power two plants and several additional buildings with 100% renewable locally sourced energy. The collaboration […]