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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

eBay Reaches 100% Renewable Power for Utah Office

July 11, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Over the next two years, the eBay office in Draper, Utah, will have 100% renewable energy through a partnership the retailer formed with Rocky Mountain Power and their Blue Sky program. This partnership allows the company to purchase renewable energy […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Natural Gas beat coal in the US. Will renewables and storage beat gas?

July 8, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

In April 2019, in the heart of coal country, Indiana regulators rejected a proposal by its electric and gas utility, Vectren, to replace baseload coal plants with a new $900 million, 850 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant. Regulators were […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Global offshore wind installed capacity up 21 percent since 2013

June 27, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Today, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched the first edition of its Global Offshore Wind Report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the prospects for the global offshore wind market, including forecast data, market-level analysis and review of efforts […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind And Solar Power Set To Dominate Power Mix By 2050, As Coal Continues To Decline

June 24, 2019

Via: Forbes

Wind and solar power are now the cheapest way to add new power in two thirds of countries around the world and they will make up almost half of the electricity system by 2050, a new report claims. BloombergNEF’s New […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

New Record for Solar PV Installations

June 20, 2019

Via: Power Magazine

More than 2 million new solar PV installations were installed in the U.S. in the first three months of 2019—a new record for the first quarter of the year—according to the Wood Mackenzie/Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) U.S. Solar Market […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Target Corporation Goes for 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030

June 13, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Target Corporation committed to sourcing 100% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030, the retailer said. The company expects this domestic operations goal to help them power stores, distribution centers, and offices more sustainably. This new commitment builds on […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

California bioengineering firm completes adjacent 1 MW solar array

June 12, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Many businesses which claim 100 percent renewable power use actually do so through virtual purchase agreements in which they help finance off-site clean energy projects which may or may not be delivered directly to the facility. A California-based bioengineering and […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Bank of America Expands Onsite Solar to More Than 60 Locations

June 6, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Bank of America is installing onsite solar at more than 60 locations across the country, including financial centers, ATMs, and offices. The investment bank and financial services company expects that their onsite solar initiative will generate more than 25 megawatts […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Industry opinion: Integrating renewables into a reliable power ecosystem

May 30, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

The evolution of control software and electrical hardware solutions for renewable and distributed power generation are two major drivers for potential improvement in energy efficiency in the power industry. Combined solutions such as Virtual Power Plants move the concept on […]


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 […]