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Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How the Massive Growth in Solar Power Is Affecting Power Grids

May 1, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported in March that the U.S. solar industry installed 32.4 GWdc of capacity in 2023, a remarkable 51% increase compared to 2022. It was the industry’s biggest year by far, exceeding 30 GWdc of […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Sun and space: Harnessing cold universe and solar power for renewable energy

March 14, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

As traditional energy methods increase in cost and take their toll on the environment, Penn State researchers are turning to two underutilized renewable resources, the sun and outer space, for solutions to generate electricity and passively cool down structures. Led […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Texas Adds Two More Utility-Scale Solar Power Projects

February 28, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Texas continues to add to its U.S.-leading portfolio of renewable energy projects, with two large solar power installations recently coming online. Clearway Energy Group on Feb. 22 said it had completed the 452-MW Texas Solar Nova complex in Kent County. […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Power Europe Predicts EU Will Reach Its Renewable Energy Goal 3 Years Early

September 12, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

The 2023 annual report from Solar Power Europe comes to a startling conclusion. It says the EU will reach the renewable energy goal it set for 2030 three years early. The report is 148 pages long, so we are going […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Community Solar Power — A Policy Unicorn Growing In Popularity

September 7, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

Community solar power is a special solar power option that has always tickled the minds of solar enthusiasts and policy wonks. It’s truly unique in the solar power market, as a couple of recent guests on our CleanTech Talk podcast […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Report: Renewable energy growth falls short of climate goal

March 28, 2023

Via: Power Engineering

Deployment of new wind and solar power plants needs to be drastically ramped up by the end of the decade to meet the world’s climate goals, the International Renewable Energy Agency said March 28. In an advance preview of its […]


News and Policies, U.S.

DOE Breaks Ground on Next-Generation Concentrating Solar Power Pilot

February 21, 2023

Via: Power Magazine

The Department of Energy (DOE) has broken ground on the Generation 3 Particle Pilot Plant (G3P3), a novel concentrating solar power (CSP) facility at Sandia National Laboratory that will use sand-like ceramic particles instead of molten salt to produce and […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar-Powered EV Charging from Electrify America — New Project

February 16, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

Electric cars are clean, but solar-powered electric cars are much cleaner. For years, many electric car drivers have been charging up with solar power at home, but solar-powered charging away from home is a bit more challenging. Tesla CEO Elon […]


News and Policies, World

Clean energy gains a foothold in India, but coal still rules

January 23, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

For six years, Pravinbhai Parmar’s farm in Gujarat state in western India has been lined with rice, wheat and solar panels. The 36-year-old is among a handful of farmers in his native Dhundi village who have been using solar power […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar Power & Farming: U.S. DOE Providing $8 Million for Agrivoltaics

December 8, 2022

Via: CleanTechnica

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $8 million for six solar energy research projects across six states and the District of Columbia that will provide new economic opportunities for farmers, rural communities, and the solar industry. The funding […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Oryx Energies launches solar power strategy in Senegal

November 21, 2022

Via: PetrolPlaza

Oryx Energies Senegal is now operating a service station equipped with solar panels that cover a significant proportion of its energy requirements. The PAI service station in Dakar has a canopy made of transparent solar panels manufactured by the German […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Shell bets on solar energy with Daystar Power acquisition

September 30, 2022

Via: PetrolPlaza

Daystar Power, a West African provider of hybrid solar power solutions to commercial and industrial businesses, announced its acquisition by Shell. The mobility company aims to deliver carbon emission reductions and power cost savings to C&I businesses across Africa thanks […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Story Time: How I Got Into The Solar Power Industry

August 22, 2022

Via: CleanTechnica

How did I get into solar power? In 2015, during my Postdoc in Pretoria, I traveled to Zimbabwe and spent a few weeks there. That was the time when Zimbabwe was experiencing its worst ever period of electricity rationing, which […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Project would make jet fuel using concentrated solar power and green hydrogen

August 10, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A demonstration project in California plans to use concentrated solar power and green hydrogen to produce what its development partners said would be sustainable aviation fuels. The project will take place at concentrated solar power (CSP) provider Heliogen’s demonstration facility […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Biden Pausing Solar Tariffs, Pushes for U.S. Production

June 6, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The White House is moving to support the solar power industry, including U.S. manufacturing of solar panels and other equipment, by pausing tariffs on imported solar panels from four Southeast Asian countries. The 24-month moratorium announced June 6 will exist […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

What We Do Today Affects Tomorrow: SIDS Youth Embrace Renewables

April 28, 2022

Via: IRENA

Until recently, the closest junior high student Misheka Mitchel had ever come to solar power was reading about it in her schoolbooks. Then her school installed rooftop solar panels as part of the national drive to achieve 100 per cent […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Chase expands solar power and EV charging at bank branches

April 8, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Chase said it plans to install electric vehicle charging stations at 50 of the bank’s retail branches in the U.S. beginning this summer. It also said it plans to add on-site solar power generation to roughly 400 additional branches by […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Can concentrated solar power get a do-over?

February 22, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

To lean on old sports cliché, it’s not about how you start, it’s how you finish. In the U.S., concentrated solar power’s start can be summarized as a sputter. After several starts and stops over the past 30 years, CSP’s […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Status of Solar Power Adoption in India from an EPC’s Perspective

November 3, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Solar power has emerged as one of the most promising solutions to the world’s energy problems, enabling countries to find the proper balance between energy security, economic progress, and environmental sustainability. Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, which began as an experimental […]


News and Policies, State

SRP Approves Arizona Expansion with 16 Gas-Fired Turbines

September 14, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The board of directors of Arizona’s second-largest public utility has approved a nearly $1 billion plan to expand the natural gas-fired Coolidge Generating Station, adding 820 MW of generation capacity. The Coolidge station at present is a 575-MW power plant […]