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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Floating Solar Excels Where Land Is Scarce, and That’s a Lot of Places

May 21, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Humans have been floating on water for thousands of years, so perhaps it was inevitable that they would build solar plants on it, too. Floating photovoltaics have already delivered 1.1 gigawatts of installations worldwide, according to the World Bank. That’s […]


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 […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Wind Living in Solar’s World: A Strategy for the US Wind Industry

May 16, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Wind’s fight with fossil fuel is transitioning to crafting a strategy to cope with solar. As the Energy Transition unfolds in the United States, it introduces new power market dynamics that fundamentally favor solar power over wind. Solar power represents […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Europe’s Solar Renaissance Is on the Horizon

April 25, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Europe’s solar market is undergoing a resurgence. More than 10 gigawatts were installed in 2018 for the first time in five years, and the market should break through the 20-gigawatt barrier by 2021, according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest research. Countries […]


News and Policies, State

Clearing Up Confusion Over Community Solar in New York

April 23, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Community Solar in New York has a messaging problem. It is confusing, and even some industry professionals have given up in disgust because of aggressive marketing and a lack of clarity. Fortunately, aggressive marketing is not universal among community solar […]


News and Policies, State

Starbucks makes ‘two-sided’ investment in Texas solar farms

April 16, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Starbucks Corp. is boosting its investments in clean power. The Seattle-based coffee giant is investing in tax equity from a portfolio of eight Cypress Creek Renewables LLC solar farms in Texas, according to a statement Monday. Terms weren’t disclosed. In […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

China plans to enter a subsidy-free solar market beginning in 2021

April 11, 2019

Via: PV Resources

According to Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co (AECEA), analysis of China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) consultation paper, released April 10, China will have a subsidy-free solar market with clear policies and frameworks in place, beginning in 2021. A […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Competition can take brakes off Southeast Asia solar market

April 9, 2019

Via: PV Resources

A lack of competition, on a number of fronts, is preventing Southeast Asia’s solar market from reaching its full potential. Speaking to PV Tech on the condition of anonymity, a successful developer in the region said governments were missing out […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Report: The US and Latin America Take Top Spot in Growing Solar Tracker Market

April 3, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

The global solar PV tracker market grew by 20% last year, and the US and Latin America remained the largest markets for tracker technology, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. “PV tracker shipments exceeded expectations […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Shell switches over 700,000 customers to renewable electricity

March 25, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Shell has re-branded energy and broadband provider First Utility as Shell Energy and switched the firm’s residential customers in Britain to a 100 percent renewable electricity supply. In an announcement Monday, Shell said that customers of Shell Energy would be […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Is Gaining in Wind Markets as the PTC Steps Down

March 15, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Over the years, top-ranking wind and solar markets have overlapped in just a few states. Where wind flourished, solar usually hung back, and vice versa. “Each of our technologies has largely had their own playpen,” said Anthony Logan, a North […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

U.S. solar market tops 10 GW in 2018, again

March 14, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

For the third year in a row, the U.S. solar industry installed double-digit gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity, with 10.6 GW coming online in 2018, according to the latest statistics from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Report: Amount of Solar Installed in US on Track to Double in Next 5 Years

March 13, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

For the third year in a row, the U.S. solar industry installed double-digit gigawatts of solar photovoltaic capacity, with 10.6 GW coming online in 2018. The amount was a 2% decrease from 2017. However, the forecast shows the market rebounding […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Industry to EU: Set 20%-by-2030 target for solar

March 7, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Expanding the EU-wide solar headcount to 300,000 jobs by 2030 could see the industry supply 20% of the bloc’s power demand by 2030, SolarPower Europe has said. Speaking at the trade body’s summit in Brussels, representatives took turns to propose […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

First solar panel in the world to store both electricity and heat

March 5, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

All over the world people are moving to the cities. This increases the demand for eco-friendly and locally-sourced electricity, and is the basis for the research project called PV-Adapt. One answer to new energy demands is to install building-integrated PV […]