Tag: solar

News and Policies, World

Off-Grid Solar Power Is Making Africa’s Emerging Economies A Little Brighter

August 19, 2019

Via: Forbes

Things around the world are looking a little bit brighter thanks to off-grid solar technologies. They are, for example, allowing those in Nigeria and the Ivory Coast to get clean electricity for notably less than keeping a generator on hand […]

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 […]

News and Policies, State

US industry acts to unblock disputed 584MW solar pipeline

August 12, 2019

Via: PV Resources

A dispute holding up a solar project backlog of nearly 600MW in Michigan is now one step closer to resolution, under a truce brokered with the help of industry representatives. Last Friday, US solar body SEIA urged the Michigan Public […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Corporate Investment In Solar Energy Surges

July 29, 2019

Via: Forbes

America’s top corporations are pouring investments into solar energy – led by Apple and Amazon— according to a newly released report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Following mixed growth in the early part of this decade, corporate solar […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Gas is part of the solution in the planet’s energy transition, Goldman Sachs strategist says

July 26, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Gas has an important role to play in the global energy transition, according to the head of EMEA natural resources research at Goldman Sachs. Speaking to CNBC Friday, Michele Della Vigna said that, in his personal view, gas was “part […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar finance continues bullish 2019 streak with 11% boost

July 10, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Project acquisitions, stock exchange listings and capital raises have helped keep solar finance flows stronger so far in 2019 compared to earlier years, consultants have found. Fresh figures from Mercom Capital Group show the industry raised US$6 billion during H1 […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Natural Gas beat coal in the US. Will renewables and storage beat gas?

July 8, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

In April 2019, in the heart of coal country, Indiana regulators rejected a proposal by its electric and gas utility, Vectren, to replace baseload coal plants with a new $900 million, 850 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant. Regulators were […]

News and Policies, State

Tennessee Valley Authority Adding Up to 14 GW of Solar Generation by 2038

July 3, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

The Tennessee Valley Authority released its final Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and associated Environmental Impact Statement on Friday that evaluates options to meet the region’s power generation needs over the next 20 years, including adding up to 14 gigawatts of […]

News and Policies, State

San Diego airport set for solar-plus-storage system

June 26, 2019

Via: PV Resources

San Diego International Airport in California will be home to a battery energy storage system paired with onsite solar PV that is set to reduce electricity costs as well as deliver much-needed reductions in carbon emissions. It is widely acknowledged […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

New Record for Solar PV Installations

June 20, 2019

Via: Power Magazine

More than 2 million new solar PV installations were installed in the U.S. in the first three months of 2019—a new record for the first quarter of the year—according to the Wood Mackenzie/Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) U.S. Solar Market […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Tesla’s Drop Continues in US Residential Solar Rankings

June 19, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Tesla sank to third place among U.S. residential solar providers for installations in the first quarter of 2019, continuing the one-time market leader’s dramatic decline. The latest ranking from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables shows Vivint Solar knocking Tesla out […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

When Will Renewable Energy Prices Stop Dropping?

June 17, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

Last Wednesday, as I went through articles for my blog, I found one at Forbes called “Chile’s Cheap Power – Sign Of A Solar Future?” It said a new record had been set, at 2.91¢/kWh, for the cost of electricity […]

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, […]

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

Indian solar pipeline at all-time high in Q1 2019

June 5, 2019

Via: PV Resources

India had its highest ever capacity of solar projects allocated or at various stages of development by the end of Q1 this year, suggesting a significant pick-up in installation activity over the next two years, according to a report from […]