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Category: Mainstream technologies


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

US Solar Plants Now Expected to Run for More than 30 Years: Berkeley Lab

June 29, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Big solar plants are getting cheaper to run and expectations for their useful operational lives keep getting longer, according to a new survey of U.S. solar industry professionals. By the end of 2019, a cumulative total of 76 gigawatts of […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Recovering Residential Solar Industry Prepares for Wildfire Season — with Batteries

June 12, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Residential solar installers are gearing up for a surge of demand for battery storage products as the critical California market swings from a COVID-19 shutdown straight into wildfire season. Storage has become increasingly central to the business models of home […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Game Over For Coal: Renewable Energy Best Bet For COVID-19 Recovery

June 2, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

The economic argument for keeping older coal power plants in operation seems clear enough: they’re already here. That’s it. That’s the case. If that seems like weak tea, it is. Coal is resting on a fragile veneer of bottom line […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

US May Host First Factory for Siemens Gamesa’s 14MW Offshore Turbine

May 26, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The world’s biggest wind turbine will be used at the largest U.S. offshore wind project, and the result may be the first American offshore turbine factory. Siemens Gamesa said it’s considering establishing the first global factory for its new 14-megawatt […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Amazon breaks China duck with first large-scale solar commitment

May 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Retail giant Amazon has unveiled plans for five further utility-scale solar plants, including its first in China. The US-based online retailer has greenlit five new solar farms, which will add to its sizeable portfolio of renewable energy projects. Included in […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

What The Post-Pandemic World Needs Is A Solar Energy Revolution

May 21, 2020

Via: Forbes

One technology above all has exceeded all expectations over recent years: solar energy. Near-exponential growth has lowered manufacturing costs and efficiency of the solar cells to the point that building a solar energy generation plant is now significantly cheaper than […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Coronavirus crisis to hit renewable energy installations this year, but IEA praises sector’s ‘resilience’

May 20, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Renewable installations are set to fall this year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday. The IEA’s Renewable Market Update report projects that 167 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity will be added in […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Europe’s Oil Majors Start To Embrace Alternative Energy And Climate Targets

May 14, 2020

Via: Forbes

European oil majors have increased their ambitions to tackle climate change markedly in the last six months, with Total, Shell, BP, Repsol and Eni all having made commitments to significantly reduce the carbon intensity of the energy they supply. The […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Location selected for operations base which will serve ‘world’s largest offshore wind farm’

May 13, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Equinor and SSE have unveiled plans to build a multi-million pound operations and maintenance base for a project that is being described as “the world’s largest offshore wind farm.” The site for the base is located at the Port of […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Dutch Offshore Wind Tender Deadline Passes Amid Concerns of Depressed Interest

May 1, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The whistle has blown on the latest major offshore wind auction in Europe, the first since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. The results, and the level of interest, could offer some guidance on the offshore sector’s resilience in the face […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Palmer Solar project begins operation in US

April 24, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Containing more than 220 000 solar panels on about 700 acres southeast of Colorado Springs, Colorado, US, Palmer Solar will provide 60 megawatts of electricity to Springs Utilities’ customers. This is the largest solar project contracted by Springs Utilities to […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

COVID Shows Need For Clean Air And Cheap Energy. Utilities Can Get Both Via “All-Source Procurement.”

April 23, 2020

Via: Forbes

COVID-19 has reminded Americans of the importance of cheap electricity and clean air – consumers and businesses are looking for ways to save money, and people who breathe dirty air suffer higher mortality rates from the virus. One of the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GM Invests In More Solar, Michigan Facilities To Be Powered By Renewables

April 20, 2020

Via: Forbes

Unlike a certain other automaker, General Motors GM doesn’t seem to be interested in getting into making or selling solar power generating equipment. But that doesn’t mean the Detroit-based automaker isn’t interested in renewable energy. Like and increasing number of […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Way Up During COVID19 Shutdowns

April 17, 2020

Via: Forbes

The dramatic slowdown across Europe due to Coronavirus lockdowns has caused electricity demand to plumet by one-tenth in the first three months of 2020 – falling to its lowest level since the Second World War. This has caused power generation […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Post-Pandemic Employment Will Hinge on Green Energy as Fossil Jobs Slide

April 14, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

With projected oilfield job losses of 30% by the end of 2020, the fossil sector is likely to remain highly embattled after the threat of COVID-19 has abated, with little ability to create new jobs. But the job-intensive green energy […]