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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

What’s in Congress’ infrastructure bill for renewable energy

August 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Biden administration and leaders in the U.S. Congress unveiled details of the 2,700-page, bipartisan infrastructure package on Sunday that includes $550 billion in new spending. The deal is expected to move quickly – and is likely to change in […]


Energy Consumption, World

Are we entering a new era for utility-scale solar?

July 28, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

As someone who has worked in the global solar PV sector for many years, recent reports outlining the huge growth in renewable energies and specifically solar PV, are very encouraging. For example, despite the disruption of the past 12-18 months, […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Shell to become clean energy provider with acquisition of Inspire

July 28, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Inspire, a company that purchases renewable energy credits (RECS) and retires them on behalf of its customers, announced it has signed an agreement to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell New Energies US LLC. As part of Shell, Inspire […]


Energy Economics

Report: 30M solar homes would create 1.77M jobs, $69B in energy savings

July 19, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Our new report finds that installing rooftop solar panels and community solar systems to serve the equivalent of 30 million American homes would create significant economic benefits — including 1.77 million jobs and $69 billion electricity bill savings over the […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Massive 50-GW wind, solar, hydrogen power plant with unique ownership model announced in Australia

July 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

An international consortium made up of InterContinental Energy, CWP Global and Mirning Green Energy Limited, announced today an integrated green fuels mega project in the South-East of Western Australia. When fully operational, the Western Green Energy Hub (WGEH) could produce […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Another clean energy company goes public via a SPAC

July 12, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

On Friday, solar financing company Sunlight Financial announced the closing of its previously-announced business combination with Spartan Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) sponsored by funds managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, Inc. Sunlight […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Bifacial solar panels can increase yields

July 9, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Most people don’t give the color of their roofs a second thought, but it could be costing their business a lot of money. White or light gray roofs can increase rooftop bifacial PV energy yields by up to 25 percent […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewables a key tool in the fight against Covid19

July 7, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Bloomberg reported this week that over 2.66 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have now been administered across the globe, with the bulk of those doses received in Western nations. Most people reading this will have lined up at their local […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

New Jersey legislature passes two bills aimed at boosting solar in the state

July 2, 2021

Via: PV Resources

New Jersey’s legislator passed two bills yesterday that will increase solar deployment across the state, sending them to the desk of democratic governor Phil Murphy. Bill S2605 incentivises 1.5GW of behind-the-meter solar facilities through the SREC-II programme at the Board […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar Power Helps Stabilize Electricity Prices in Brazil

July 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Brazil is blessed with a wealth of natural resources. It gets almost two-thirds of its electricity from hydropower facilities, and it also has enormous potential for wind, solar, and natural gas-fired power. Yet, the country is saddled with higher than […]


News and Policies, State

AEP OnSite Partners signs LOI to develop solar field to power cryptocurrency mining

June 7, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Sangha Systems, developers of an 82-MW cryptocurrency mining facility at a former steel mill in Hennepin, Illinois announced that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with AEP OnSite Partners to develop a 2 – 5-MW behind-the-meter solar power […]


News and Policies, State

ACCIONA wins approval to build 188-MW Fleming County solar farm for Amazon

June 2, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

This week, ACCIONA said it has received the go-ahead to construct its first Kentucky solar farm from the state’s siting board. The 188-MW Fleming County project is one of four in Kentucky, Ohio, and Illinois that were part of a […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

New portfolio of solar canopies in California to help reduce urban heat island effect

May 29, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) in Southern California is working toward achieving its sustainability goals by adding solar canopies at 21 of its schools. The projects are being developed by Standard Solar, which is also funding the project […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar + storage powered microgrid will enable Bad River Tribe to meet sustainability goals

May 17, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Last week, consulting firm EnTech Solutions and its affiliate Faith Technologies said that they have partnered with the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians to implement a solar-powered microgrid. The project, named the Ishkonige Nawadide […]


Energy Economics

Residential solar prices hit record low in 2020, says EnergySage

May 14, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

This week online solar shopping comparison company EnergySage released its twelfth semiannual Solar Marketplace Intel Report, which is based on millions of transaction-level data points generated within the EnergySage Solar Marketplace throughout 2020. The company tracks the evolving pricing, equipment, […]