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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

SolarEdge, Enphase Hit by Sharp Slowdown in Solar Installations During Pandemic’s Depths

August 5, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Residential solar inverter rivals SolarEdge and Enphase faced the same headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter, with both companies reporting a downturn in Q2 revenues. However, both companies also laid out plans for capturing a chunk of […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil giants want to own only the cheapest, cleanest hydrocarbons

August 4, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

BP’s eagerness to sell its Alaskan business reflects a broader shift. According to The Economist, the oil industry faces a basic problem. If the price of Brent crude, the global benchmark, surpassed $100 a barrel, about 90% of the world’s […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

CleanBay Renewables construct an anaerobic digestion plant

August 4, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Through the partnership, Kiewit will design, engineer, and build CleanBay’s Westover bio-refinery which, using anaerobic digestion, will recycle more than 150 000 t of chicken litter annually and convert it into renewable natural gas, renewable electricity and a nutrient-rich fertilizer […]


News and Policies, World

Suntech ‘restarts’ after twenty years in PV industry

August 3, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Despite having experienced numerous ups and downs over the years, Suntech has retained its status within China’s PV industry as an internationally respected and richly experienced solar player. An established leader in the PV industry, Suntech has been through difficult […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Scarecrow system for wind farms proves effective

August 3, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Seabird poo or ‘guano’ is a huge problem for the global offshore wind industry as it poses a serious health risk, due to its highly carcinogenic qualities, and is extremely expensive and unpleasant to remove. A ‘Scaretech’ system was installed […]


News and Policies, U.S.

USA: United Pacific closes on 95 store acquisition

July 31, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Leading Californian convenience stores and gas station operator United Pacific announced that it has acquired 95 sites from Platinum Energy and its related entities. The majority of the store assets are located in Southern California. In addition to gas stations […]


News and Policies, State

Sunrun Lands 20MW Backup Battery-Solar Contract in Blackout-Prone California

July 30, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Last fall, community-choice aggregators serving three Northern California counties announced plans to deploy thousands of solar-battery systems to provide backup power to residents facing the threat of fire-prevention blackouts. Now they’ve picked Sunrun, the leading U.S. rooftop solar installer and […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil rises after surprise drop in U.S. inventories offsets demand concerns

July 29, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices rose on Wednesday after an industry report showed that crude inventories in the United States fell against expectations, giving the market a boost amid record increases of coronavirus infections in the U.S. and elsewhere. Brent crude futures were […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

The SolarEdge Smart EV Charger Makes It Easy To Drive On Sunshine — CleanTechnica Review

July 29, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

Having built its business around high quality, efficient solar inverters, SolarEdge was a late entrant to the world of electric vehicle chargers, but after spending some time with the SolarEdge Smart EV Charger, the company is already a serious contender […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Why Coal Lost—and Can It Recover?

July 28, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

Coal burn in the power sector has fallen off a cliff. Demand peaked at 1.045 billion tons in 2007. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates consumption in 2020 will be 377 million tons, a drop of 64% in little […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

US utility CPS Energy looks to add up to 900MW of solar, 50MW of storage to portfolio

July 28, 2020

Via: PV Resources

San Antonio, Texas-based utility CPS Energy is advancing efforts to diversify its generation portfolio as it plans to add up to 900MW of solar, 50MW of battery storage and 500MW of new technology solutions. The company is releasing a global […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, U.S.

USA: CW Petroleum to expand business in fuel, c-store retail

July 27, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

CW Petroleum Corp (CWPE) has recently engaged a major investment bank to raise a combination of debt and equity to expand the company’s business in the United States. CWPE has also entered into discussions with a top 10 convenience store […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

sPower wraps up financing for firm’s largest solar project to date

July 27, 2020

Via: PV Resources

US independent power producer (IPP) sPower has concluded financing for its largest project to date after securing a US$700 million construction/term loan. Nine separate banks committed capital for the 620MWdc Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center in Virginia, which will see phases […]


News and Policies, State

A New Model for Valuing Distributed Energy Could Drive Big Changes in California

July 24, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

A new model for calculating the value of distributed energy resources (DERs) could lead to big changes in the biggest U.S. state’s energy market. This spring the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved changes (PDF) to its Avoided Cost Calculator. […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Tesla sinks to record low quarter for solar deployment but Musk defiant over long-term prospects

July 23, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Tesla deployed just 27MW of rooftop solar in Q2 2020, its worst quarter for deployment on record, but chief executive Elon Musk remains buoyant about the product’s long-term prospects. Reporting its Q2 2020 financials yesterday, Tesla disclosed that rooftop solar […]