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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

On a sunny day this German factory runs completely on solar power

September 13, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Multinational tech firm ABB claims to have opened a factory that can generate all of its energy needs via solar power. In May 2019, Zurich-headquartered ABB unveiled what it described as a CO2-neutral factory in the town of Luedenscheid, Germany. […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Global wind turbine fleet to consume over 5.5 t of copper by 2028

September 3, 2019

Via: Energy Global

Henry Salisbury, Wood Mackenzie Research Analyst, said, “Wind technology is the most copper-intensive form of power generation and is anticipated to consume the largest amount of copper over the next ten years in this sector. “Governments have set out to […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Company trying to tackle renewable energy curtailment enters European market

August 30, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

This week, Scottish software company Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) announced that it will be expanding into Europe after completing successful trials with a utility company in Germany. SGS’s German trial demonstrated “dynamic curtailment,” where very small amounts of electricity produced […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Detroit Zoo to meet 100% renewable energy goal

August 28, 2019

Via: Energy Global

The move will offset 7425 t of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by 8740 acres of US forests in 1 year and is part of the DZS ‘greenprint’ strategic plan to continuously decrease the environmental impact […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How a not-for-profit charity is helping Apple, Goldman Sachs and others to embrace renewables

August 23, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a not-for-profit charity. It operates a “global disclosure system” which allows businesses, states, regions and cities to “measure and manage” their impact on the environment. With offices and partners in […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

US solar to outrun wind as king of 85GW corporate PPA future

August 22, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Solar is to leapfrog wind to become the undisputed top renewable energy source for US corporates greening their supply through 2030, according to Wood Mackenzie and US wind body AWEA. In a report unveiled this week, both organisations said a […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

To meet future energy demands, India is promising a push toward sustainability

August 16, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Home to more than 1 billion people, India is a huge economic, political and cultural force and when it comes to renewable energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has ambitious plans. In June 2019, Anand Kumar, the secretary of India’s […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Kroger Announces its Largest Solar Energy Project to Date

August 13, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Ralphs, a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., recently announced the installation of a photovoltaic solar power array at its automated distribution center in Paramount, Calif., a 555,000-square-foot building that provides products to 190 Ralphs stores and 95 Food 4 Less […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How two global organizations are helping to lay the foundations for a renewable energy future

August 9, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Around the world, big businesses and governments are searching for ways to increase their use of renewable sources of energy and, at the same time, reduce their impact on the environment. Organizations such as REN21, which describes itself as an […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

PV-Tech research establishes technology-leadership scorecard for top-100 module suppliers

August 1, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Finlay Colville is the Head of Research, PV-Tech & Solar Media Ltd. He joined Solar Media in June 2015 as head of the new Solar Intelligence activities. Until October 2014, he was vice president and head of solar at NPD […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Trump’s Wrong About Wind

July 25, 2019

Via: Forbes

Earlier this year, President Trump gave a speech to energy workers in Louisiana, where he shared his belief that wind power is unreliable: “When the wind doesn’t blow you don’t watch television that night. Your wife says, ‘what the hell […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GE reveals new parts for the ‘world’s largest offshore wind turbine’

July 23, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

GE Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of General Electric based in Paris, revealed “the first manufactured components” for its gigantic Haliade-X 12 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine. On Monday, the firm displayed the first nacelle for the turbine, which will now […]


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 […]