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News and Policies, State

World’s biggest battery to boost solar in Texas

February 15, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

The world’s largest battery could soon be storing solar energy deep in the heart of Texas oil country. The 495-megawatt storage system would be built in tandem with a solar farm of the same size in Borden County, Texas. The […]


News and Policies, World

Largest Solar Installation in Baltic States is Now Operational

February 13, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

The largest solar panel rooftop installation in the Baltic States was recently opened on the rooftop of the RETAL factory in Lentvaris — around 10 kilometres from the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius. The installation will generate 1.4 megawatts of power. The […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Is Renewables’ Production Tax Credit Bullet Proof?

February 13, 2019

Via: Forbes

In the 1970s, I studied defense policy at M.I.T. but became disillusioned. One of the recent graduates, then working in the Senate, described how large amounts of quantitative research would be set aside by politicians who focused on spending that […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Investments Worth $14 Billion Pledged In Gujarat, India

February 8, 2019

Via: CleanTechnica

The state government of Gujarat recently concluded another edition of its biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit. The summit, once again, witnessed pledges being made for large-scale renewable energy deployment in the state, but these pledges need to be taken […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Chinese Solar Manufacturers Increased Production, Export in 2018 While Domestic Installations Fell

February 4, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

In 2018, 43 GW of new PV installation capacity was added to the grid in China, a decline of 18 percent from the prior year. Accumulated PV installed capacity surpassed 170 GW. Of the total, 20 GW were distributed PV, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

2018 Was a Record Year for Corporate Clean Energy Contracts

January 31, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Reports out this week from Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the American Wind Energy Association confirm that 2018 was a boom year for corporate renewables deals. Data from BNEF shows that clean energy contracts signed by corporations more than doubled […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Facebook’s Data-Center Landlord Strikes Deal to Add Solar Power

January 29, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Facebook Inc. is boosting its clean-energy efforts with a deal to help run a Virginia data center where it leases space with solar power. Digital Realty Trust Inc., which operates the facility, agreed to buy about 80 megawatts of solar […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Why a Focus on Energy Consumption Alone Fails to Produce Great Results

January 23, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Mandates to improve resource use often focus only on resource consumption. You hunt through bills, map your energy costs to energy use, and before long, you’re knee deep in everyone’s favorite swamp – data – waiting for the savings to […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Frontier US Power Development Business Expands Via Acquisitions

January 22, 2019

Via: Forbes

Solar Frontier Americas, the US solar development business of Japanese energy major Showa Shell Sekiyu, expects to double its US-based portfolio to 2 gigawatts in the coming year. The move to be a major US renewable independent power producer is […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

New York State To Invest $1.5 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects

January 21, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo included $1.2 billion for renewable energy projects in the 2019 Executive Budget for the state. The investment is part of a broader multibillion-dollar Green New Deal aimed at completely eliminating the state’s carbon footprint. Cuomo’s […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

FERC Report: Renewable Energy Sources to Grow by 2021, While Use of Coal Diminishes

January 16, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

According to the latest data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), natural gas dominated new electrical generating capacity in 2018. However, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind may be poised to swamp fossil fuels as new […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Report: Solar EPC Market to Exceed $14 Billion by 2025

January 15, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

The solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) market across the U.S. is projected to exceed $14 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Regulatory measures to decrease the dependence on conventional fuels, favored by […]


News and Policies, World

India Plans 40 Gigawatts Of Solar & Wind Auctions Every Year Till 2028

January 14, 2019

Via: CleanTechnica

India has reiterated its medium-term targets for renewable energy installed capacity. The targets, up to 2030, will result in a 40% share of renewable energy capacity in the overall power generation in India. A high-ranking official at the Ministry of […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Will the Renewables Industry Seize the Opportunity of Opportunity Funds?

January 11, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Clean energy advocates are working to raise awareness about a “giant money fire hose” made available to the industry starting this year. The glut of cash, tied to a portion of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

China reveals new subsidy-free solar and wind policy

January 10, 2019

Via: PV Resources

China’s top planning organisation has revealed new solar and wind policies for subsidy-free projects. Feed-in tariff (FiT) support was cut in May 2018 but under new plans, all relevant bodies will be asked to clear obstacles for those projects that […]