Tag: renewable energy

News and Policies, World

JA Solar supplies modules for 88MW PV plant in Guam

January 15, 2021

Via: PV Resources

JA Solar has secured an exclusive module supply deal for an 88MW solar project in Guam that is being constructed by utility Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco). Set to be the US island territory’s largest PV plant, the project will […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Chasing the Long Tail of C&I Solar

January 13, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

A little while back, I was at an industry happy hour (hey, remember those?) where I ran into a friend and well-known industry analyst, Wood Mackenzie’s Michelle Davis. We had caught up earlier in the week to chat about the […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Report: Renewables Are Suffering From Broken US Transmission Policy

January 12, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Rob Gramlich, president of Grid Strategies, has a simple explanation for why U.S. transmission grid policy has stalled the growth of wind and solar power. “If you talk to a developer, they will say [that] the grid operators and transmission […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Can Offshore Wind Development Avoid Harming Nature?

January 11, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Just before New Year, offshore wind farm developer Ørsted’s 2.4-gigawatt Hornsea 3 project was given the green light by the U.K. government. But the project highlights the potential conflict between climate-change mitigation and nature protection. A decision on the project […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Duke Energy Renewables acquires Texas solar project

January 8, 2021

Via: Energy Global

The project is under construction in Travis County, Texas, US, and is expected to achieve commercial operation in mid-2021. The energy generated from the Pflugerville Solar project will be sold to Austin Energy under a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA). […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Construction of Clearway’s Californian solar project comes to a close

January 6, 2021

Via: Energy Global

Construction of Rosamond Central began in February 2020 and was led by McCarthy Building Companies. More than 600 jobs were created during construction and the site will sustain several permanent operations and maintenance jobs. The solar site also represents a […]

Energy Consumption, World

Does Teleworking Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Not Always, Suggests New Research.

January 5, 2021

Via: Energy Collective

In 2020, teleworking became increasingly used worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers adopted this modality as a safety policy to protect employees and citizens from the virus (Belzunegui-Eraso et al., 2020). Teleworking is not new—it dates to the 1960s […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Go Solar In 2021: A Convenient And Easy Way To Produce Your Own Electricity

January 4, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

What a year 2020 turned out to be, with many of us more than eager to put it in the past. If we’ve learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, raging forest fires or the powerful and destructive hurricane season we […]

News and Policies, U.S.

US DOE announces funding for solar technologies

December 30, 2020

Via: Energy Global

While solar makes up 3% of US electricity, that amount is expected to reach 18% by 2050 – requiring an increase of hundreds of gigawatts of solar capacity. As a result, DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Greentech Media’s Must-Read Solar Stories of 2020

December 29, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

With 2020 righteously drawing to a close, we here at Greentech Media are taking a look back at all the news we covered. It was a year unlike any other. In the solar industry, large-scale solar is expected to hit […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

CPS Energy launches RFP campaign to attract 900MW of solar projects

December 24, 2020

Via: PV Resources

San Antonio, Texas utility, CPS Energy has launched a Request for Proposal (RFP) in a bid to almost triple its solar capacity as well as include energy storage projects under its first ‘Global FlexPOWER Bundle’. The largest municipally owned, fully […]

Energy Economics

Wind and Solar Tax Credits Extended

December 23, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

Congress agreed on legislation that would extend the investment tax credit (ITC) for solar projects for two years and the production tax credit (PTC) for wind projects for one year. The full legislative package combines a $900 billion COVID-19 relief […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Solar ITC extension included in US coronavirus relief package

December 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

A two-year extension of the investment tax credit (ITC) for solar systems as well as new funding for energy storage research has been included in the US’ wide-reaching pandemic relief package that was approved by Congress on Monday evening. Under […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Construction financing complete for Invenergy’s new solar project

December 21, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Santander and Société Générale acted as joint lead arrangers for the construction financing. Located 25 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada, US, the Dry Lake Solar project is currently under construction and scheduled to begin commercial operation in June 2021. […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Key 2020 US Solar PV Cost Trends and A Look Ahead

December 17, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

U.S. solar PV system costs fell across all market segments from 2019 to 2020 as module prices continued to drive system costs down. While shortages of glass and ethylene-vinyl acetate laminate caused solar module prices to increase at the end […]