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Tag: renewable energy


News and Policies, U.S.

The future of energy in the US could hinge on permitting reform and greater investment in R&D

March 31, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

On Tuesday, March 30, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius presented the Washington Post Live, sponsored by GE, where he talked with energy leaders in a session called “The Future of Energy.” Former Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, and CEO of […]


Energy Consumption, World

Examining the Limits of ‘Energy Return on Investment’

March 1, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

The energy transition isn’t just sounding the death knell for fossil fuels. According to some experts, it has also revealed flaws in an idea that has bugged some academics for decades: As we move to less energy-dense fuels, could we […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

National Grid and Cargill’s 200-MW Prairie Wolf solar project in Illinois under construction

February 24, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, announced today the start of construction on the 200-MW Prairie Wolf Solar Project in Coles County, Illinois. The project is poised to generate tax revenue, landowner […]


News and Policies, State

GE Gas Turbines Will Replace Coal at Colorado Plant

February 10, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The plan to retire the last coal-fired units at a power plant in Colorado has moved a step closer to completion, with the announcement that Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) has chosen General Electric (GE) technology to keep the plant operating […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Total acquires US solar projects

February 5, 2021

Via: Energy Global

Total strengthens its presence in the US market by acquiring a development pipeline of 2.2 GW of solar projects, and 600 MW of battery storage assets, all located in Texas. The projects are bought from SunChase Power, a renewable energy […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. wind generation sets new daily and hourly records at end of 2020

February 4, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

In the final months of 2020, electricity generation from wind turbines in the United States set daily and hourly records. Hourly data collected in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Hourly Electric Grid Monitor show an hourly record set late […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Standard Solar builds 17 community solar plants in Mass and Michigan

February 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Standard Solar, Inc. has announced the financing and operation of 17 community solar projects in Minnesota and Massachusetts totaling 24.6 MW of capacity. Tax equity financing for these projects was secured in a partnership with Crestmark, a division of MetaBank. […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

EDF Renewables acquires EnterSolar; capitalizing on growth in C&I solar market

February 2, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) announced that it has acquired 100-percent of EnterSolar, a provider of solar solutions to corporate commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. EDFR previously held a 50-percent interest in EnterSolar in a partnership announced in September 2018. As a […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

LONGi adds to distributed solar module range with 66-cell, 420W Hi Mo 4 module

February 2, 2021

Via: PV Resources

LONGi has formally launched its new 66-cell type Hi-Mo 4 monofacial module, taking aim at distributed solar markets around the globe. The ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member’s latest addition to its product line has an area of 2m2, weighs […]


Energy Economics

Intersect Power receives more than $600M to accelerate clean energy growth

January 27, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Utility-scale renewable energy developer Intersect Power, LLC announced that it secured $127 million in equity funding from Climate Adaptive Infrastructure, LLC and Trilantic North America In addition, the company said it has also closed on a $482 million debt facility […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Pexapark: European PPAs to exceed 10GW capacity in 2021

January 22, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) in Europe could exceed 10GW of renewable energy capacity this year as deals have already started to rebound after a COVID-19 slowdown. That’s according to a new market outlook report published by renewables software firm Pexapark […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Sunrun and installer Freedom Forever partner on US residential solar expansion

January 21, 2021

Via: PV Resources

US solar installer Freedom Forever has partnered with residential solar and battery storage leader Sunrun to incorporate the company’s products into its own service. Freedom Forever’s sales dealers will provide Sunrun’s solar and home battery storage offering to consumers in […]


Commercialization, Electric, Energy Consumption, Renewable Energy

Solar cheapest form of new power in major markets as new tech drives costs lower, states WoodMac

January 21, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Solar is now cheapest form of new electricity in a host of international markets, driven by cost reductions and growth of bifaciality, large-area solar modules and trackers. That is the conclusion of a new report released by analysts Wood Mackenzie, […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Shell Says Hydrogen Is Heavy Transport’s Future. What Now For Biofuels?

January 21, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Hydrogen will be the key energy source for global road freight, according to a new report commissioned by European oil major Shell. Electrification is the most economic and environmental solution for smaller delivery vehicles. The study, carried out by global […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

EDF Renewables completes two US projects totalling 309MWdc

January 20, 2021

Via: PV Resources

EDF Renewables North America has announced the completion and commercial operation of the 173.4MWdc Maverick 1 and 135.9MWdc Maverick 4 solar projects in California. Maverick 1 provides 125MWac of electricity to Southern California Edison under a 15-year power purchase agreement […]