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News and Policies, World

Microsoft Purchases 90 MW of Offshore Wind Power in the Netherlands

May 24, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Microsoft Corporation signed a new wind energy agreement on Wednesday to purchase 90 MW from Eneco’s offshore wind farm Borssele III/IV in the Netherlands. Under the terms of the deal, Eneco will provide renewable energy to Microsoft’s data centers for […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GE Renewable Energy to Generate Additional 2,010 MW of Onshore Wind

May 22, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

GE Renewable Energy recently announced that it has secured 2,010 MW in onshore wind orders in North America through May 2019. These 728 turbines include windfarms across the United States, such as Engie’s recently announced 160 MW Jumbo Hill wind […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Floating Solar Excels Where Land Is Scarce, and That’s a Lot of Places

May 21, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Humans have been floating on water for thousands of years, so perhaps it was inevitable that they would build solar plants on it, too. Floating photovoltaics have already delivered 1.1 gigawatts of installations worldwide, according to the World Bank. That’s […]


News and Policies, State

Duke Energy gains regulatory OK for Hot Springs solar-storage microgrid

May 21, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

North Carolina utility regulators have approved Duke Energy’s plan for a solar-and-battery storage microgrid in the town of Hot Springs, the company reported Tuesday. The microgrid will include a 2-MW solar facility and 4-MW lithium-ion battery storage system. The combination […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

As Coal Retires in PJM, Why Aren’t Renewables Filling the Vacuum?

May 20, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Interconnection queue requests across all the major North American markets show that over 90 percent of new requests now consist of solar, wind and storage. This is the result of state-level policies and declining costs. Even in PJM, where natural […]


Energy Consumption, World

The Renewable Revolution Will Allow The World To Sustain Climate Without Damming Free-Flowing Rivers

May 15, 2019

Via: Forbes

A trio of publications in the past 10 days paints a grim picture of the state of the world’s ecosystems and the species they support, including the significant toll on rivers from the world’s drive to generate electricity. At the […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Researchers find way to build potassium-oxygen batteries that last longer

May 14, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation’s power grid and longer-lasting batteries in cell phones and laptops. In a study published this month in the […]


News and Policies, State

Geothermal balances California’s renewable portfolio

May 13, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

California’s rapid renewable energy expansion has led to a boom in large-scale solar and wind projects and a huge expansion of rooftop solar. As costs have fallen, solar energy has become much less expensive, and utility-scale solar and wind are […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewable capacity growth worldwide stalled in 2018 after two decades of strong expansion

May 6, 2019

Via: International Energy Agency

After nearly two decades of strong annual growth, renewables around the world added as much net capacity in 2018 as they did in 2017, an unexpected flattening of growth trends that raises concerns about meeting long-term climate goals. Last year […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Northeast planned offshore wind farms already bringing economic growth to the region

May 3, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Even though there is only one small existing offshore wind farm in the Northeast, the 30-MW Block Island wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island, two announcements this week highlight the growing economic importance of the region’s burgeoning offshore […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

How the US Solar Industry Will Weather the ITC Phasedown

April 30, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The price of solar has come down so dramatically in the past few years that it is now competing with and beating generation sources across the board. “Despite the fact that we’re now in a world where there are tariffs […]


News and Policies, State

New York State announces third tender round for large-scale renewable projects

April 24, 2019

Via: PV Resources

New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo plans to ramp up the third annual solicitation for large-scale renewable energy projects under the state’s Clean Energy Standard. The solicitation is expected to support approximately 1.5 million MWh of renewable electricity per year, […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Building Out the US Offshore Wind Supply Chain — a $68 Billion Opportunity

April 22, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Over the past two years, states on the U.S. East Coast have announced increasingly ambitious targets to build offshore wind projects. In January of this year, to cite the most consequential recent example, New York nearly quadrupled its offshore wind […]


Energy Economics

Renewable Energy Job Boom Creates Economic Opportunity As Coal Industry Slumps

April 22, 2019

Via: Forbes

Renewable energy jobs are booming across America, creating stable and high-wage employment for blue-collar workers in some of the country’s most fossil fuel-heavy states, just as the coal industry is poised for another downturn. Economics are driving both sides of […]


News and Policies, State

Tenaska raises $302M financing for Missouri wind farm

April 19, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Independent energy provider Tenaska closed approximately $302 million in commercial financing for Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center, a 242-MW wind project now under construction in Nodaway County in northwest Missouri. “We are pleased that lenders recognize the strength of the […]