Tag: renewables

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

2020 Looks Like Breakout Year for Building Decarbonization in California

August 23, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

California is on the clock, with just 25 years to achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality. Buildings account for about a quarter of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, so concerted efforts will be needed to squeeze carbon out of the sector, especially existing […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How a not-for-profit charity is helping Apple, Goldman Sachs and others to embrace renewables

August 23, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a not-for-profit charity. It operates a “global disclosure system” which allows businesses, states, regions and cities to “measure and manage” their impact on the environment. With offices and partners in […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Kroger Announces its Largest Solar Energy Project to Date

August 13, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Ralphs, a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., recently announced the installation of a photovoltaic solar power array at its automated distribution center in Paramount, Calif., a 555,000-square-foot building that provides products to 190 Ralphs stores and 95 Food 4 Less […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How two global organizations are helping to lay the foundations for a renewable energy future

August 9, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Around the world, big businesses and governments are searching for ways to increase their use of renewable sources of energy and, at the same time, reduce their impact on the environment. Organizations such as REN21, which describes itself as an […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

PV-Tech research establishes technology-leadership scorecard for top-100 module suppliers

August 1, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Finlay Colville is the Head of Research, PV-Tech & Solar Media Ltd. He joined Solar Media in June 2015 as head of the new Solar Intelligence activities. Until October 2014, he was vice president and head of solar at NPD […]

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 […]