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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Three Ways Utilities Can Accelerate EV Adoption

May 11, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Electric vehicles are coming. Do you hear them? (Probably not.) The exact speed of our collective embrace of electric vehicles (EVs) will vary around the country—due to factors such as EV familiarity, vehicle availability, purchase prices and incentives—but the cars […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

DOE offers funding to scale agrivoltaics projects

May 5, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced the Foundational Agrivoltaic Research for Megawatt Scale (FARMS) funding opportunity, intended to award $8 million in funding for projects that examine how solar energy projects paired with agriculture–so-called […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

What We Do Today Affects Tomorrow: SIDS Youth Embrace Renewables

April 28, 2022

Via: IRENA

Until recently, the closest junior high student Misheka Mitchel had ever come to solar power was reading about it in her schoolbooks. Then her school installed rooftop solar panels as part of the national drive to achieve 100 per cent […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Perovskite solar company Tandem PV raises US$6m to build Californian manufacturing facility

April 25, 2022

Via: PV Resources

US perovskite company Tandem PV has closed on the first half of a US$12 million Series A raise after raising US$6 million for building a pilot manufacturing facility in its headquarters of San Jose, California. US-focused Tandem PV will use […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Vistra solar project enters service in Texas

April 18, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Vistra said it completed a 65 MWdc/50 MWac solar project at the Brightside Solar Facility, which is now online in Southeast Texas. Brightside Solar Facility uses 147,732 of First Solar’s 440-watt thin-film solar modules with single-axis trackers. The project also […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Microgrid to supply clean energy via solar and Tesla energy storage batteries

April 14, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A Washington, D.C. university will install a microgrid on its campus in an effort to improve resilience, produce clean energy, and reduce its energy costs. Scale Microgrid Solutions and Urban Ingenuity will develop the project for Gallaudet University, a leading […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How the wind industry is adapting to climate-fueled extreme weather

April 14, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Uzair Memon can vividly remember when his phone started ringing off the hook. It was Feb. 14, 2021. Memon and his wife were celebrating Valentine’s Day when the chief commercial officer of digital services for GE Renewable Energy started fielding […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewable energy PPA price hikes reach ‘astounding’ levels, report finds

April 13, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A growing imbalance between power purchase agreement supply and demand, along with “skyrocketing” development costs, lifted PPA prices 9.7% during the first quarter of 2022 to nearly $40 per MWh, according to LevelTen’s Q1 PPA Price Index report. The firm […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

First Solar lands 750MW module deal with Origis Energy as it eyes US manufacturing build out

April 13, 2022

Via: PV Resources

Origis Energy has ordered 750MW of solar modules from thin film manufacturer First Solar, bringing the total quantity of modules Origis has procured from the company to 1.5GW. The deal will see Miami, Florida-headquartered Origis benefit from any advances in […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

‘Lion’s share’ of global power additions in 2021 were renewables

April 12, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that renewable energy continued to grow and gain momentum in 2021 despite global uncertainties, with global renewable generation capacity reaching 3.064 TW, increasing by 9.1%. Hydropower accounted for the largest […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

BOEM issues draft environmental assessment for California offshore wind

April 11, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released a draft environmental assessment for the offshore wind development area off the Central California coast. The draft Morro Bay Wind Energy Area Environmental Assessment is available for public comment until May 7. […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Ørsted, Eversource sign helicopter contract to support U.S. offshore wind projects

April 5, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Seemingly every day, the U.S. offshore wind industry supply chain takes a step forward. Eversource and Ørsted said they secured a helicopter contract for crew change operations at their joint offshore wind projects in the Northeastern U.S. The agreement with […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How storage could solve the interconnection puzzle for distributed solar

April 4, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Paired solar PV and battery energy storage systems, along with a defined operating agreement between developers and utilities, could save time and money during the interconnection process, according to two new studies. Both analyses focus on two of the main […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Clean energy’s voice in Washington

March 28, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

No one would fault Heather Zichal for being a bit pessimistic. As head of the American Clean Power Association, she’s seen grand policy proposals fail even as the impacts of climate change shift from anticipated to experienced. And, as a […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Vestas Cutting Jobs Despite Leading Wind Installations

March 22, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Vestas occupies the top spot when it comes to market share among global wind turbine manufacturers, according to a new analysis, but the Danish business is not immune to the challenges facing several of the leading companies in the wind […]