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Category: Mainstream technologies


Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind energy enjoyed a bumper year in 2019, but the coronavirus poses a unique challenge

March 25, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Wind power may have enjoyed a strong year in 2019, but the coronavirus pandemic is casting a shadow over the sector that could impact growth in the years ahead. More than 60 gigawatts (GW) of wind energy capacity was installed […]


Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How to Give Certainty to US Renewables Regardless of a Stimulus Package

March 24, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Renewable energy groups are continuing to push to include solar and wind tax credit extensions and “direct pay” provisions in a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill that failed to move ahead in the U.S. Senate on Monday, after Democrats […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Coronavirus Could Make It Harder to Keep Wind Farms Up and Running

March 19, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

If a wind farm breaks down during the COVID-19 global pandemic, who will be there to fix it? So far, much of the focus on the outbreak’s impact on the renewables industry has been on factory shutdowns and the challenges […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Oil And Gas Companies See Opportunity In Offshore Wind Energy

March 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

Oil and gas markets are ensnared by oversupply and falling prices, not to mention a global pandemic. It illustrates the need to be more responsive to changes in the energy climate. And the good news is that the signs are […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Clean Power Crowds Out Dirty Coal As Costs Reach Tipping Point

March 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

The global economy needs power to enable it to function. For a century, the cheapest, most efficient way to do that was to burn fossil fuels to produce steam to turn a turbine. But not any more. The dominance of […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Volvo using renewables, automatic lighting to reduce impact of major production site

March 4, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Operations at a Volvo facility in Sweden are now running only on renewable energy, according to the firm. The Volvo Buses plant in the city of Boras — which has the capacity to produce around 10,000 bus chassis annually and […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind has become the ‘most-used’ source of renewable electricity generation in the US

February 27, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Last year saw wind generation in the U.S. overtake hydroelectric generation for the first time, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Released Wednesday, the figures from the EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” report show that yearly wind […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Tesla, Panasonic will reportedly stop joint solar cell production at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo

February 26, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

In another sign of a strained partnership, Tesla and Panasonic are reportedly ending their joint production of solar cells at Tesla’s Gigafactory 2 facility in New York, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review. Tesla and Panasonic formed […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Duke Energy Florida installs 1 millionth solar panel

February 25, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Duke Energy Florida plans to install a significant amount of additional solar energy over the next 10 years across the state. Duke Energy Florida will have a total of almost 515 MW of solar under construction or operating by mid-2020. […]


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

US solar jobs have risen 167% since 2010, new data shows

February 19, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The solar industry in the U.S. employed 249,983 people in 2019, a 2.3% increase compared to the previous year, according to The Solar Foundation’s “National Solar Jobs Census.” The 2019 numbers represent a small boon for the industry, which saw […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Coronavirus outbreak in China impacting solar industry in Korea, India and Taiwan

February 14, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Manufacturing delays and supply chain constraints in China, caused by the coronavirus outbreak are starting to impact both upstream PV manufacturers and downstream installers in countries such as South Korea, India and Taiwan. Hanwha Solutions In a statement given to […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Fitch: Solar Projects Much More Reliable Performers Than Wind Farms

February 13, 2020

Via: Revolution Green

It might be obvious to anyone in the renewable energy business, but a growing body of data collected by Fitch Ratings backs it up: Solar projects are a safer bet than wind farms when it comes to kicking out the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Shell picks Australia’s Queensland for first large-scale solar play

February 10, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Royal Dutch Shell has set its sights on Australia as the home for what it says is its first ever utility-scale solar plant, a project it will use to power its nearby natural gas operations. On Friday, the oil and […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Trump solar tariffs failing to kickstart US upstream turnaround, review finds

February 10, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The protectionism of US president Donald Trump has failed to halt the decline of domestic PV cell makers and will not suffice to defeat China’s “state capitalism”, a US review has found. The US market has seen “large increases” in […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

SMA Solar hits record inverter shipments in 2019 on second half year surge

February 7, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Major PV inverter manufacturer, SMA Solar Technology surprised with better than guided 2019 financial results as a surge in shipments and sales tool place in the second half of the year. Having previously guided only modest growth from a loss […]