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News and Policies, State

World’s biggest battery to boost solar in Texas

February 15, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

The world’s largest battery could soon be storing solar energy deep in the heart of Texas oil country. The 495-megawatt storage system would be built in tandem with a solar farm of the same size in Borden County, Texas. The […]


News and Policies, World

Largest Solar Installation in Baltic States is Now Operational

February 13, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

The largest solar panel rooftop installation in the Baltic States was recently opened on the rooftop of the RETAL factory in Lentvaris — around 10 kilometres from the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius. The installation will generate 1.4 megawatts of power. The […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Is Renewables’ Production Tax Credit Bullet Proof?

February 13, 2019

Via: Forbes

In the 1970s, I studied defense policy at M.I.T. but became disillusioned. One of the recent graduates, then working in the Senate, described how large amounts of quantitative research would be set aside by politicians who focused on spending that […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Scientists develop flags that can produce energy from the wind and sun

February 12, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Researchers at the University of Manchester have designed flags that can produce energy via wind and solar power. In a statement Monday, the university said that the flags used “flexible piezoelectric strips and flexible photovoltaic cells.” Photovoltaic refers to a […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Australian Renewable Hydrogen Power Plant One Step Closer To Completion

February 11, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Australian hydrogen infrastructure developer H2U confirmed today that it will use Baker Hughes NovaLT gas turbine generators at its South Australian Renewable Hydrogen and Ammonia Supply Chain Demonstrator in Port Lincoln. H2U won the AUD$117.5 million green tech project a […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Investments Worth $14 Billion Pledged In Gujarat, India

February 8, 2019

Via: CleanTechnica

The state government of Gujarat recently concluded another edition of its biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit. The summit, once again, witnessed pledges being made for large-scale renewable energy deployment in the state, but these pledges need to be taken […]


News and Policies, State

Betting $1 Million on Offshore New Jersey Wind Paid Off Big Time

February 7, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Over the past year, U.S. Wind got calls “every day” to sell a lease the energy company bought for $1 million in 2015 in its push to build a wind farm off the New Jersey coast. “Each time we’d say […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Offshore wind capacity in Europe increased by 18 percent last year

February 7, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

European offshore wind capacity grew by 18 percent in 2018, according to statistics from trade body WindEurope. Europe installed 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore capacity, with 15 new offshore wind farms coming online. Breaking the figures down, the U.K. […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

The Americas installed almost 12 gigawatts of wind capacity last year

February 5, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

North, Central and South America installed 11.9 gigawatts (GW) of wind power capacity in 2018, according to new data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). This represents an increase of 12 percent compared to 2017, with total installed wind […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Chinese Solar Manufacturers Increased Production, Export in 2018 While Domestic Installations Fell

February 4, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

In 2018, 43 GW of new PV installation capacity was added to the grid in China, a decline of 18 percent from the prior year. Accumulated PV installed capacity surpassed 170 GW. Of the total, 20 GW were distributed PV, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

2018 Was a Record Year for Corporate Clean Energy Contracts

January 31, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Reports out this week from Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the American Wind Energy Association confirm that 2018 was a boom year for corporate renewables deals. Data from BNEF shows that clean energy contracts signed by corporations more than doubled […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GE Combines Renewable Generation and Grid Businesses to Increase Efficiency

January 30, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

GE announced today that it sees a future in housing its renewable generation businesses (onshore and offshore wind, hydropower) alongside its grid businesses which include substations and transformers plus solar, storage and distributed energy resource (DER) control software. GE Renewable […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

A Look at Chevron’s Dip Into Clean Energy Investing

January 30, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Oil and gas majors are starting to seriously consider — or, at least, consider — the threat the energy transition presents to their core business. While no major has made investments in clean energy that come close to rivaling the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Facebook’s Data-Center Landlord Strikes Deal to Add Solar Power

January 29, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Facebook Inc. is boosting its clean-energy efforts with a deal to help run a Virginia data center where it leases space with solar power. Digital Realty Trust Inc., which operates the facility, agreed to buy about 80 megawatts of solar […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

New York State To Invest $1.5 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects

January 21, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo included $1.2 billion for renewable energy projects in the 2019 Executive Budget for the state. The investment is part of a broader multibillion-dollar Green New Deal aimed at completely eliminating the state’s carbon footprint. Cuomo’s […]