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News and Policies, State

Coal loses out to solar, wind and storage in Arizona utility plan

June 29, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Arizona utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has set out plans to provide 70% of its power from solar and wind by 2035, backed up with investment in new energy storage capacity. The utility last week filed its integrated resource plan […]


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

US Solar Plants Now Expected to Run for More than 30 Years: Berkeley Lab

June 29, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Big solar plants are getting cheaper to run and expectations for their useful operational lives keep getting longer, according to a new survey of U.S. solar industry professionals. By the end of 2019, a cumulative total of 76 gigawatts of […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Adding intelligent storage can boost solar project revenues by 50%, Stem claims

June 24, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Adding energy storage can boost solar PV project revenues by as much as 50% in the US state of Massachusetts, US developer Stem Inc has claimed. The storage provider made the claim while announcing the completion of a front-of-meter solar […]


News and Policies, World

Europe’s Thinking Shifts on Supporting Renewables as Part of Green Recovery Package

June 22, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The EU’s trillion-euro coronavirus recovery package may not support big renewable energy projects in the same way as initially expected. The EU is currently working through the details of a €1.85 trillion ($2.08 trillion) recovery package. Before the stimulus was […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. solar had a strong first quarter, but the coronavirus will pose challenges going forward

June 11, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The American solar industry installed 3.62 gigawatts of photovoltaic capacity during the first quarter of 2020, a record amount for the period, according to new analysis published Thursday. While the number may sound encouraging, the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 […]


News and Policies, State

After Bold Promise, New Jersey’s Energy Storage Plan Remains a Mystery

May 27, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

New Jersey looked like the promised land for energy storage. The state already has the seventh-largest U.S. installed solar capacity, ahead of nearby New York and Massachusetts. Gov. Phil Murphy campaigned in 2017 on a clean energy platform that pushed […]


Commercialization, Energy Consumption, Renewable Energy, World

COVID-19 Reveals Challenge Facing Merchant Renewables

May 26, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

A fundamental problem facing subsidy-free solar and wind in renewables-heavy grids is emerging as coronavirus cuts energy demand in Europe. The fall in demand is driving up the proportion of clean energy on many grids and highlighting an issue flagged […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

A Solar Roof For Your Electric Vehicle: Dreams Really Do Come True

May 15, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

Two companies that claim to have the solar EV roof all figured out are Royal DSM and Lightyear. Lightyear’s signature Lightyear One electric vehicle is set to launch next year with five square meters of built-in solar cells covering the […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar cells and batteries that are flexible and stretchable

May 4, 2020

Via: Revolution Green

Researchers have produced an ultra-flexible ultra-thin organic solar cell that delivers world-leading performance under significant stretching and strain. The development paves the way forward for a new class of stretchable and bendable solar cells in wearable devices, such as fitness […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar And Wind Costs Continue To Fall As Power Becomes Cleaner

April 30, 2020

Via: Forbes

Renewables and energy storage continue their march to dominance of the electricity sector as costs continue to fall. The cost of solar and wind power continue to fall, making them even more competitive in generating electricity compared to fossil fuels. […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewables Giants Look Set to Get Bigger as Crisis Tightens Finance Markets

April 27, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Is the avalanche of money that was chasing renewable energy projects before the coronavirus crisis rolling on or grinding to a halt? The headlines still show plenty of deals closing. Developers are clinching power-purchase agreements, assets are changing hands and […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Palmer Solar project begins operation in US

April 24, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Containing more than 220 000 solar panels on about 700 acres southeast of Colorado Springs, Colorado, US, Palmer Solar will provide 60 megawatts of electricity to Springs Utilities’ customers. This is the largest solar project contracted by Springs Utilities to […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GM Invests In More Solar, Michigan Facilities To Be Powered By Renewables

April 20, 2020

Via: Forbes

Unlike a certain other automaker, General Motors GM doesn’t seem to be interested in getting into making or selling solar power generating equipment. But that doesn’t mean the Detroit-based automaker isn’t interested in renewable energy. Like and increasing number of […]


News and Policies, State

California Looks to Double Green Energy Capacity, Cut Emissions by 2030

April 14, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

New solar and storage facilities—and no new gas plant approvals—are the cornerstones of California’s recently-released plan to drastically reduce emissions to just 46 megatonnes by 2030, and hit a 100% renewable energy target by 2045. “California’s green energy fleet is […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Why 30 Million Solar Rooftops Should Be In The Next Relief Bill

April 13, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

As the federal government looks to a second (or even third) stimulus bill, Congress should consider a huge opportunity to pay Americans that pays back: solar rooftops. Somewhat more than one in three home or business rooftops in America is […]