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Tag: renewable energy


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Solar-friendly US infrastructure bill inches forward as it passes House

July 2, 2020

Via: PV Resources

A bill which promises to revamp solar support frameworks and stimulate investment in grids in the US has cleared its first hurdle, passing the House of Representatives. H. R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, passed the House yesterday evening by […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

New Solar Power Breakthrough From Maker Of Things That Make Solar Cells

July 1, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

When a top notch solar cell equipment supplier starts actually making solar cells, anything can happen. If all goes according to plan, another next-generation photovoltaic breakthrough is in the works and the cost of solar power will keep going down, […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Financing the transition: How banks are turning away from fossil fuels

June 30, 2020

Via: PV Resources

As renewable energy technologies have evolved over the years, they have become a compelling investment proposition. Global investments in new renewable power have grown from less than US$50 million a year in 2004, to around $US288 billion a year by […]


News and Policies, State

Coal loses out to solar, wind and storage in Arizona utility plan

June 29, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Arizona utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has set out plans to provide 70% of its power from solar and wind by 2035, backed up with investment in new energy storage capacity. The utility last week filed its integrated resource plan […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US Solar Plants Now Expected to Run for More than 30 Years: Berkeley Lab

June 29, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Big solar plants are getting cheaper to run and expectations for their useful operational lives keep getting longer, according to a new survey of U.S. solar industry professionals. By the end of 2019, a cumulative total of 76 gigawatts of […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Amazon Pledges $2 Billion Climate Fund, As Its Carbon Emissions Grow

June 24, 2020

Via: Forbes

The U.S. public wants to see action on the climate front. A Pew poll released yesterday notes that 65% of respondents believe the government is doing too little to tackle climate change, while 73% (including 55% of Republicans) want governments […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Adding intelligent storage can boost solar project revenues by 50%, Stem claims

June 24, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Adding energy storage can boost solar PV project revenues by as much as 50% in the US state of Massachusetts, US developer Stem Inc has claimed. The storage provider made the claim while announcing the completion of a front-of-meter solar […]


News and Policies, State

Will New Jersey’s New Wind Port Be A Game Changer Or A Financial Boondoggle?

June 23, 2020

Via: Forbes

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced last week that he has chosen a site along Delaware Bay in Salem County to become what is being called the New Jersey Wind Port, billed as the first port in the nation to […]


News and Policies, World

Europe’s Thinking Shifts on Supporting Renewables as Part of Green Recovery Package

June 22, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The EU’s trillion-euro coronavirus recovery package may not support big renewable energy projects in the same way as initially expected. The EU is currently working through the details of a €1.85 trillion ($2.08 trillion) recovery package. Before the stimulus was […]


News and Policies, World

European renewable ambitions on track as green hydrogen era beckons

June 17, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The EU’s renewable targets remain well within reach despite COVID-19’s long shadow, according to figures released as countries urge the bloc to embrace the “missing link” of green hydrogen. Earlier this week, the European Commission said it has assessed the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Recovering Residential Solar Industry Prepares for Wildfire Season — with Batteries

June 12, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Residential solar installers are gearing up for a surge of demand for battery storage products as the critical California market swings from a COVID-19 shutdown straight into wildfire season. Storage has become increasingly central to the business models of home […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. solar had a strong first quarter, but the coronavirus will pose challenges going forward

June 11, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The American solar industry installed 3.62 gigawatts of photovoltaic capacity during the first quarter of 2020, a record amount for the period, according to new analysis published Thursday. While the number may sound encouraging, the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 […]


Energy Economics

Congress Is Mulling Renewable Energy Stimulus: They Should Think Bigger

June 10, 2020

Via: Forbes

With discussions in the U.S. Congress underway on the makeup of a ‘Phase 4’ coronavirus stimulus package, multiple reports are identifying clean and renewable energy as a key sector that Democrats hope to support. Although details are still scarce, ideas […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Game Over For Coal: Renewable Energy Best Bet For COVID-19 Recovery

June 2, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

The economic argument for keeping older coal power plants in operation seems clear enough: they’re already here. That’s it. That’s the case. If that seems like weak tea, it is. Coal is resting on a fragile veneer of bottom line […]


News and Policies, State

North Carolina Could Finally Tap Into Immense Wind Energy Resources, Create Thousands Of Jobs

June 2, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

North Carolina offers one of the beautiful coasts in the country. I’ve slept in the sand dunes of that coast, waking early to drift with the wind out to sea. With all that to offer, the good news is that, […]