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Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Amid disruptions from the coronavirus, wind turbine giant Vestas suspends guidance for 2020

April 7, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has suspended guidance for 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to pose unprecedented challenges to the renewable energy sector. In a statement issued Tuesday, the Aarhus-headquartered firm noted that the global spread of COVID-19 and […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

In 2019, Three Quarters Of The World’s New Energy Projects Were Renewable

April 6, 2020

Via: Forbes

Some welcome good news for a pandemic-weary world: renewable energy made up 72% of all new energy generation projects last year, with solar and wind power making up 90% of that capacity. According to a new report from IRENA, the […]


Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How to Give Certainty to US Renewables Regardless of a Stimulus Package

March 24, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Renewable energy groups are continuing to push to include solar and wind tax credit extensions and “direct pay” provisions in a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill that failed to move ahead in the U.S. Senate on Monday, after Democrats […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Pandemic affecting solar delivery schedules and ability to meet project deadlines

March 17, 2020

Via: Revolution Green

Solar accounted for 40% of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in 2019, its highest share ever and more than any other source of electricity, with 13.3 gigawatts (GW) installed. Despite policy challenges and a second year of […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Oil And Gas Companies See Opportunity In Offshore Wind Energy

March 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

Oil and gas markets are ensnared by oversupply and falling prices, not to mention a global pandemic. It illustrates the need to be more responsive to changes in the energy climate. And the good news is that the signs are […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Volvo using renewables, automatic lighting to reduce impact of major production site

March 4, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Operations at a Volvo facility in Sweden are now running only on renewable energy, according to the firm. The Volvo Buses plant in the city of Boras — which has the capacity to produce around 10,000 bus chassis annually and […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Tesla, Panasonic will reportedly stop joint solar cell production at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo

February 26, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

In another sign of a strained partnership, Tesla and Panasonic are reportedly ending their joint production of solar cells at Tesla’s Gigafactory 2 facility in New York, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review. Tesla and Panasonic formed […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

A Bug In The System: The Coronavirus May Impact U.S. Renewables Markets In 2020

February 26, 2020

Via: Forbes

Despite some vaguely re-assuring words to the contrary from some senior members of the U.S. government, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s warnings yesterday demonstrate that the global spread of the coronavirus will likely continue. China has been able […]


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

US solar jobs have risen 167% since 2010, new data shows

February 19, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The solar industry in the U.S. employed 249,983 people in 2019, a 2.3% increase compared to the previous year, according to The Solar Foundation’s “National Solar Jobs Census.” The 2019 numbers represent a small boon for the industry, which saw […]


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

EIA: Renewables to overtake natural gas in US 2050 power mix

January 30, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has predicted that renewables will take the largest slice of US electricity generation by 2050, doubling from 19% in 2019 to 38% in 2050. According to the EIA’s latest energy outlook, solar will contribute […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Tesla Energy Lifts Off With 26% QoQ Increase In Solar, 136% YoY Increase In Storage

January 29, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

From all appearances, 2019 marked the liftoff of Tesla’s Energy division. The company marked a 26% quarter-on-quarter increase in solar installations from 43 MW to 54 MW. Storage saw an equally impressive bump on its larger base from 477 MWh […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Global power generator industry transitioning to gas and renewables

January 28, 2020

Via: Energy Global

“Renewable power sources are reducing the need for large and efficient high-power generators,” said Wilmer Zhou, Senior Analyst, Manufacturing Technology, at IHS Markit Technology. “However, renewable power sources are not reliable for constant power generation. Because of this, they require […]


News and Policies, State

How Even Stronger California Climate Policies Could Spark A $7 Billion Economic Opportunity

January 27, 2020

Via: Forbes

California is a global leader in the clean energy transition, with some of the world’s most ambitious decarbonization policies. But even the Golden State, which met its 2020 greenhouse gas emission reduction target four years early, should be doing more. […]


News and Policies, State

Solar generation increases in Hawaii

January 20, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Three solar arrays built by Clearway Energy Group totalling 110 MW and Hawaiian Electric’s West Loch solar array producing 20 MW came online on Oahu, Hawaii, in 2019. In addition, nearly 3500 new systems across Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind energy powerhouse Vestas announces plans for ‘zero-waste’ turbines

January 20, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Danish firm Vestas said Monday that it was aiming to produce “zero-waste” wind turbines by the year 2040. The wind turbine manufacturer explained that its goal would mean operating a value chain that produced no waste materials. This, it added […]