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Tag: renewables


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

US’ ‘largest’ floating solar farm completed in wine country

March 4, 2021

Via: PV Resources

What’s claimed to be the US’ largest floating solar farm has been completed in the city of Healdsburg, California. The Healdsburg Floating Solar Project, a 4.78MW array across two wastewater treatment ponds in Sonoma County, is operated by renewables company […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

New US Energy Secretary shakes up DOE, calls for ‘hundreds of gigawatts’ of new clean energy

March 4, 2021

Via: PV Resources

The US will need “hundreds of gigawatts” of carbon-free energy installed within the next four years to meet its climate targets, new Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm has said. Speaking during energy industry conference CERAWeek 2021, Granholm used her first speech […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

CSI and Pineapple Energy merging to focus on residential DER market and VPPs

March 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Communications Systems, Inc. (CSI), an IoT intelligent edge products and services company, announced that it entered into a definitive merger agreement with privately held Pineapple Energy, an operator and consolidator of residential solar, battery storage, and grid services solutions. Upon […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Retail electricity provider Peninsula Clean Energy now offering 100% emission-free power

March 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Peninsula Clean Energy said it has begun providing 100 percent carbon-free electricity to all of its nearly 300,000 customers, which is ahead of California’s 2045 zero-emission power generation mandate and a step in helping the agency achieve its ultimate goal […]


Energy Consumption, World

New ‘decade that matters’ report shows shifting attitudes about renewables and climate change

March 2, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

On March 1, BayWa r.e. launched its new “Decade That Matters” report, a deep dive into online climate discussions over the past 10 years and what these may tell us about where we are heading over the next 10 years. […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Hydrogen Distribution: 20% Blend Today, 100% Pure Tomorrow?

March 1, 2021

Via: Energy Collective

85% of hydrogen doesn’t move at all in Europe. It’s consumed right where it’s made. So why so little part of the produced hydrogen is being transported? Hydrogen Value Chain Keep in mind that hydrogen itself is not the energy […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Xcel Energy – Colorado plans to deliver 80% renewable energy by 2030

February 26, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Xcel Energy – Colorado today announced details of its upcoming Clean Energy Plan that will result in an estimated 85% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. The plan will double renewable energy and battery storage on […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Clothing retailer signs 13-year renewable energy supply deal with AEP Energy

February 26, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

The competitive retail wing of American Electric Power has signed a clean energy supply deal with apparel firm Abercrombie & Fitch Co. AEP Energy will supply the retailer’s corporate headquarters and two distribution centers in New Albany, Ohio with clean […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Exelon to Split Business, Spin Off Generation Segment

February 25, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Responding to rapid changes in the power industry, Exelon Corp. plans to cleave its business into two publicly traded companies: one comprising its six regulated electric and gas utilities, and the other, which it plans to spin off, comprising its […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

EIA: Levelized cost of onshore wind, solar PV dropping below gas-fired and conventional generation by 2026

February 25, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Within a decade, if not a few years, the levelized cost of electricity is coming way down for new utility-scale onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to levels below all fossil or conventional fuels including combined cycle gas turbine […]


Energy Economics

The grid needs $14T to support full decarbonization

February 24, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

At least $14 trillion needs to be invested in the grid worldwide by 2050 to support an evolved power system, according to BloombergNEF’s new Power Grid Long-Term Outlook 2021 published this week. The transition to electric heating and transport will drive up electricity […]


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, U.S.

Customers are driving the push towards renewables and digitalization

February 23, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Renewables account for more than two thirds of new generating capacity additions in the U.S. This means that renewable energy is claiming an increasing share of the national generation mix. EIA estimates that wind power accounted for 9% of U.S. […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

BayWa r.e. acquires asset intelligence platforms through deal with Kaiserwetter

February 22, 2021

Via: PV Resources

BayWa r.e. has bolstered its digital services offer through the acquisition of software platforms and data science teams from German firm Kaiserwetter. The renewables developer has acquired Kaiserwetter’s internet of things, asset intelligence and data science capabilities, as well as […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

COMBINED THERMAL STORAGE

February 22, 2021

Via: Energy Collective

The Gates Foundation has funded research into safer nuclear thermal power and the natrium cooled reactor is the result. Natrium melts at just under the boiling point of water and remains in the liquid state up to over 800-deg C. […]