Tag: solar

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Philippines utility Meralco injects US$8.2 million into 210MW of solar

October 3, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Philippines utility Meralco has sunk PHP424 million (US$8.2 million) of equity funding into its renewables subsidiary, MGreen, to support 210MW of solar projects. The solar projects are estimated to have a total project cost of PHP10.01 billion (US$193 million). The […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Technology Will Just Keep Getting Better: Here’s Why

September 26, 2019

Via: Forbes

With the federal Investment Tax Credit phasing out, it’s a good time to take stock of the solar industry – both taking a look at where it has come from and where it is headed, especially in terms of innovation […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US Solar Industry Rallies Behind 20% Generation Target for 2030

September 24, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The solar industry met in Salt Lake City with a more sweeping and disciplined message than in some years past: Rally to extend the federal Investment Tax Credit and buckle up for a decade of massive industry growth. The hosts […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

On a sunny day this German factory runs completely on solar power

September 13, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Multinational tech firm ABB claims to have opened a factory that can generate all of its energy needs via solar power. In May 2019, Zurich-headquartered ABB unveiled what it described as a CO2-neutral factory in the town of Luedenscheid, Germany. […]

Energy Economics

Bipartisan bill looks to simplify distributed solar permitting in US

September 10, 2019

Via: PV Resources

A Republican senator from Maine and a Democratic senator from New Mexico have introduced legislation that aims to slash costs and red tape currently complicating local permitting for distributed renewable energy, energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging systems. The […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

EIA: Solar construction costs fall, but still more expensive than gas and wind

September 4, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Solar, wind and natural gas generation accounted for nearly all of the capacity added to the U.S. grid in 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The costs of the former are going down, while the latter two got […]

News and Policies, World

The European market for renewable energy reaches new heights

August 29, 2019

Via: Energy Global

“The renewable energy market in Europe broke two barriers in 2018; with supply of Guarantees of Origin nearly reaching 600 TWh – and demand surpassing 500 TWh,” said Tom Lindberg, Managing Director at ECOHZ, commenting on new statistics from the […]

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 […]