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Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Not all wind turbine insurance coverage is the same

May 26, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Wind turbines rarely fail due to physical damage, but if they do the financial losses are significant, hence why operators purchase property damage and business interruption insurance. But purchasing insurance is one thing—getting an insurer to cover a catastrophic claim […]


News and Policies, World

How gas interests slowed Chile’s clean energy transition

May 25, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Chile holds itself out as a global leader on climate change. Nearly 22% of Chile’s electricity is generated by solar and wind farms, putting it far ahead of both the global average, 10%, and the United States, at 13%. It […]


News and Policies, World

IRENA Council Held Against Backdrop of Global Energy and Climate Crisis

May 24, 2022

Via: IRENA

The Twenty Third Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi opens today to discuss efforts in scaling-up the energy transition against a backdrop of rising fossil fuel prices and climate concerns. More than 300 high-level delegates […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

How Developments in Electrical System Design Are Helping to Tackle the Challenges of Wind

May 18, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A growing realisation of the need to diversify their energy bases is leading countries worldwide to consider new forms of power generation. A combination of environmental, economic, and geopolitical factors—not to mention a growing awareness of the importance of sustainability […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewables on track for another global record in 2022

May 16, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Despite headwinds caused by the lasting impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, supply chain constraints, trade disputes, and an energy crisis, renewable energy is on pace to set another global record for generating capacity in 2022, according to the International Energy […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Auxin Solar tariff case: Two paths are possible

May 13, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The anti-circumvention investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Commerce has thrown the U.S. solar market into chaos and this is unlikely to change any time soon. Despite some marginal clarity provided by Commerce on May 2, developers and contractors […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

IKEA to sell SunPower solar and storage products

May 13, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

This is likely a scenario where do-it-yourself assembly shouldn’t be required. Especially not with this retailer’s typical set of parts and instructions. IKEA will begin selling solar and energy storage products from SunPower at select California stores this fall through […]


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 […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

DOE aims to provide $13 million for community geothermal projects

May 11, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Heating and cooling represent significant energy needs for American homes and businesses—for instance, more than half of U.S. home energy use is for heating—and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions through the direct use of fossil fuels and electricity use. To […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Solar supply chain issues could contribute to energy shortfalls in California this summer

May 9, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

California likely will have an energy shortfall equivalent to what it takes to power about 1.3 million homes when use is at its peak during the hot and dry summer months, state officials said Friday. Threats from drought, extreme heat […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

California offshore wind would have no significant environmental impact: BOEM

May 6, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has completed its environmental review of an area offshore wind area in Northern California that paves the way for a development auction this fall. Development of the Humboldt Wind Energy Area, located 20 […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

NREL advances green hydrogen production method

May 6, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Perovskite materials may hold the potential to play an important role in a process to produce hydrogen in a renewable manner, according to analysis from scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The NREL team analyzed an emerging water-splitting […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Why Eversource might exit its offshore wind partnership with Ørsted

May 5, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Eversource could exit its joint venture to develop offshore wind projects with Ørsted amid record-setting lease auctions in the U.S. The energy giant announced in its quarterly earnings report that it had launched a “strategic review” of the 50-50 partnership, […]


Energy Consumption, Global

IRENA Members Advance Global Agenda on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation

May 4, 2022

Via: IRENA

The world will need to manage more seismic shifts in the global energy system, including a quadrupling of renewable power capacity by 2030, to forge a pathway toward the 1.5°C goal, said IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera at the opening […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Biden must ‘swiftly’ end solar tariff investigation, senators urge

May 3, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Twenty-two U.S. senators urged the Biden administration to “swiftly” conclude an investigation into whether solar modules imported from four Southeast Asian countries are skirting tariffs levied against China. The Department of Commerce’s investigation of a tariff petition from Auxin Solar, […]