Tag: renewables

Energy Consumption, World

New Energy Technology Requires Understanding People First

June 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

The production and consumption of energy – from wind and solar to fossil fuels and renewables – plays an enormous role in our economic and political systems and therefore elicits strong public reactions. In a new paper in Nature Energy, […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

US wind energy industry is booming, but tariffs pose a threat

June 10, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

In 2008, Jason Urichich was at a crossroads. He lost his home and landscaping business in Youngstown, Ohio, and decided it was time for a change. He decided to pursue a six-month program at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Michigan […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Bank of America Expands Onsite Solar to More Than 60 Locations

June 6, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Bank of America is installing onsite solar at more than 60 locations across the country, including financial centers, ATMs, and offices. The investment bank and financial services company expects that their onsite solar initiative will generate more than 25 megawatts […]

News and Policies, World

Chile’s cheap power — sign of a solar future?

June 5, 2019

Via: Forbes

In Chile, Spain’s Solarpack Corp. Tecnologica has installed the first panels at its Granja Sola plant. The plant is due online by the end of the year, at which point it will become the cheapest generator of electricity anywhere in […]

News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Storage Market Sets Power Capacity Record with Q1 Deployments

June 4, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. energy storage industry installed a record amount of power capacity in the first quarter of 2019. The 148.8 megawatts of new grid storage capacity represented a 232 percent growth over Q1 2018, according to the latest edition of […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Industry opinion: Integrating renewables into a reliable power ecosystem

May 30, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

The evolution of control software and electrical hardware solutions for renewable and distributed power generation are two major drivers for potential improvement in energy efficiency in the power industry. Combined solutions such as Virtual Power Plants move the concept on […]

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 […]

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 […]

News and Policies, State

LA now biggest U.S. city to announce 100 percent renewable energy goals

May 8, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

The city of Los Angeles is following the same clean energy direction that its home state and some neighboring cities are taking by declaring an intent to power all of its municipal activities with carbon-free sources by 2050. Los Angeles […]

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 […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Europe’s Solar Renaissance Is on the Horizon

April 25, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Europe’s solar market is undergoing a resurgence. More than 10 gigawatts were installed in 2018 for the first time in five years, and the market should break through the 20-gigawatt barrier by 2021, according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest research. Countries […]

News and Policies, State

Clearing Up Confusion Over Community Solar in New York

April 23, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Community Solar in New York has a messaging problem. It is confusing, and even some industry professionals have given up in disgust because of aggressive marketing and a lack of clarity. Fortunately, aggressive marketing is not universal among community solar […]

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 […]