» CSP Eyes Strong Growth with Thermal Energy Storage to Compete Against PV
26/06/17 12:11 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Concentrating solar power (CSP) has existed since 1866, but for the last couple of decades, photovoltaic (PV) has been the dominant solar technology. Now with technological advancements and energy storage, CSP is poised to make a signifi...
» Solar Now Third Largest Renewable Source of Electricity in US
26/06/17 11:44 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In April, solar reached a new milestone, providing more than 2.3 percent of U.S. electrical supply, according to the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information's (EIA) Electric Power Monthly , with data through April 30, 2017. Con...
» New York Moves to Establish Energy Storage Procurement Target for 2030
26/06/17 11:19 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The New York State Legislature has sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo companion bills that would lead to the development of an energy storage procurement target for the state.
» Solar LCOE, a Data Mining and Fact Driven Challenge
23/06/17 14:42 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Fully identifying and understanding real life cycle solar PV costs creates a challenge; while not addressing those costs in detail accurately and dramatically, increases project risk. The probability that one can effectively cut costs wi...
» Collaborative Underwater Robots for Offshore Industry
23/06/17 12:29 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Today, DTU inaugurates a laboratory where researchers will complete a modular robot for use in e.g. offshore wind turbine platforms. The robot will be used for inspection, and the long-term vision is that it will be able to carry out und...
» NY Green Bank’s Clean Tech Investments Reach $346 Million
23/06/17 11:51 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
NY Green Bank’s investment portfolio reached $346.1 million in 1Q17, an achievement that is expected to ensure a total investment of about $1 billion into New York’s clean energy market, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
» Panel Makers Surge After Trump Proposes Solar on Border Wall
23/06/17 11:13 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Shares of solar manufacturers rose sharply Thursday after President Donald Trump told supporters that mounting solar PV panels atop his proposed Mexican border wall would allow the project to pay for itself.
» Researchers Win DOE Grant for Solar Communications Security System
22/06/17 17:10 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A three-year study to develop a generic cybersecurity system for monitoring communications between distributed resource energy generators — including solar — and the grid is being developed by the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) at ...
» The Many Fates of Former Solar Decathlon Houses
22/06/17 13:30 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Compelling. That’s what the stories behind the Solar Decathlon represent to me. Normally, I am focused on the current competition — working with the university teams and our partners to host the Energy Department’s largest public event s...
» The Global Transition to Renewable Energy — Can the Caribbean Lead the Way? Part 2: The Challenges
21/06/17 18:21 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
With the confluence of positive factors described in Part 1 of this article, why has the pace of adoption of renewables not been more rapid Indeed, there has been progress, but it has been slow and uneven, depending on the island. There ...
» Australian Firm Issues Tender for 640 MWh of Energy Storage Services
21/06/17 12:07 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Brisbane, Australia-based Lyon Group yesterday said it is seeking interest for contracts to cover up to 640 MWh of storage capacity across Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.
» Changing How Solar Power Rolls
20/06/17 17:18 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Traditional solar panels used to power satellites can be bulky with heavy panels folded together using mechanical hinges. An experiment that recently arrived at the International Space Station will test a new solar array design that roll...
» India Solar Tariffs: Part 2 — Dude, Where's My Return?
20/06/17 16:01 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Any analysis of solar returns has to be first de-linked from return expectations for thermal. Rather than chip away at a thermal derived returns benchmark
» The Global Transition to Renewable Energy — Can the Caribbean Lead the Way? Part 1: The Potential
20/06/17 14:23 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The Caribbean depends on imported oil for approximately 90 percent of its energy needs; the exception is Trinidad and Tobago, which has its own source of oil and natural gas. Although the world currently is benefitting from a relatively ...
» Listen Up: Tesla Solar Roof Tiles — Customer and Installer Perspectives
20/06/17 13:45 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
There’s no doubt in my mind that the home of the future will be solar powered. Intuitively it would be great if the roofing material provided that solar power.
» Nevada RPS, Community Solar Bills Vetoed; Net Metering Reinstated
19/06/17 15:19 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed two bills last week that would have increased the state’s renewable energy standard and promoted community solar programs.
» European Energy Trading Firms to Test Blockchain Technology
19/06/17 14:24 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A trial of blockchain-based peer-to-peer trading will be undertaken this year in the European wholesale energy market. Swedish power company Vattenfall on June 7 said that its Business Area Markets unit has joined 22 other European energ...
» Pakistan’s Renewables IndustryÂ — Net Metering, Grid Stability, and Active Actions
19/06/17 13:49 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The renewable energy industry in Pakistan is surviving and evolving every day without any major government support in form of policies, such as tax rebates and subsidies.
» Apple Issues a Second Green Bond to Finance Clean Energy
19/06/17 12:36 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Apple Inc., which issued the biggest green bond ever sold by a U.S. corporation last year to finance projects fighting global warming, is doing it again.
» Last Word: Safe Wind Turbine Operation Starts With Lubrication
16/06/17 17:27 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
For wind turbine operators, focusing on lubrication can have a big impact on enhancing safety. How, you ask?
» Notes from the Solar Underground: At the Intersection of Innovation, Technology and Market, the Market Decides
16/06/17 14:11 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Whether the market makes a flawed decision or not, the market is always the decider, and whether its decisions are based on price, personal beliefs, wanting to be part of the newest trend or fad or technology direction or for any number ...
» The Future of Energy Services Highlighted on 2017 Technology Pioneers List
16/06/17 12:08 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Companies with product offerings that will drive the future of energy services were among the 30 start-ups and scale-ups featured on the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Technology Pioneers list released this week.
» DolWin2 Offshore Wind Link Commissioned in North Sea
16/06/17 11:10 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The Dutch-German transmission operator TenneT now has control of the new 916-MW DolWin2 offshore wind link in the North Sea. ABB yesterday said that it commissioned DolWin2 and handed it over to TenneT.
» US Paris Pull-Out Sparks Discord and Dialogue for G7 Environment Ministers
15/06/17 19:39 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The environment ministers of the world’s seven most powerful industrialized economies met in Bologna this week. This was the first G7 gathering since U.S. President Donald Trump announced his plan to pull out of the Paris Agreement.
» Australia Considers Draft Standard for Onsite Energy Storage
15/06/17 17:47 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The nonprofit Standards Australia this week released for consultation a draft voluntary standard for onsite battery systems. The standard, which was prepared jointly by Australian and New Zealand stakeholders, includes provisions for
» Renewables to Grab $7 Trillion of Global Power Investment, Says BNEF
15/06/17 16:18 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Renewables will account for almost three quarters of global investment in power generation between now and 2040, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
» Recently Passed Legislation to Open Up PACE Financing in Illinois
14/06/17 15:22 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Illinois could get a PACE program for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy in commercial, industrial and multi-family buildings if the governor signs a bill passed overwhelmingly by the state legislature l...
» Shell Sees Ability to Manage Risk as Benefit in Offshore Wind Development
14/06/17 13:42 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s most valuable oil company, expects its expertise in managing risk will make it a market leader in developing the clean energy industry.
» Tokyo May Soon Get Wind Power From Asia Super Grids
13/06/17 19:19 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The lights of the high-end boutiques and bars of Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood may someday be powered by wind farms or coal burned more than 1,700 miles away (2,700 kilometers) in Mongolia, electricity zipping over ultra-high voltage lines ...
» May's Bid to Keep UK Lights on Harder After Election Loss
13/06/17 18:59 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The U.K.’s search for 100 billion pounds (US$127 billion) to maintain electricity supplies is likely to become tougher after the Conservative government lost its parliamentary majority in an election last week.
» UK Energy Companies to Advance Storage for Wind Power Integration
13/06/17 17:56 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A collaborative initiative from London-based Carbon Trust will bring together a group of energy companies to investigate use cases for energy storage that will help cut costs associated with integrating wind energy into the UK power grid.
» Associations Urge Congress to Oppose $1.7BN DOE Budget Cut
13/06/17 14:34 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A letter signed today by five renewable energy associations urges Congress to oppose the $1.7 billion cut to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) FY18 budget proposed by the Trump Administration.
» India Solar Tariffs — Irrational or Misunderstood?
13/06/17 12:49 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
I recently came across an article highlighting subdued M&A activity in the Indian solar space as it appears buyers are now reluctant to acquire older projects with high tariffs due to perceived curtailment and/or tariff revision risk...
» A High-Water Mark for the Global Wind Industry?
12/06/17 15:54 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Will 2015 be the high-water mark for annual global wind installations? We recently compiled our data for 2016 in our annual World Wind Energy Market Update 2017 report, finding that—while an enormous amount of wind turbine capacity was i...
» The World's Biggest Wind Turbine Is Larger Than the London Eye
12/06/17 14:57 from Wind Power News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S unveiled the world’s most powerful turbine, a 9.5-MW machine that dwarfs the giant London Eye Ferris wheel.
» Listen Up: The Solar Coaster
12/06/17 14:42 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Energy and environmental trends are our friends when it comes to the long-term future of the solar industry. For more about the next dip on the Solar Coaster, Listen Up to the Energy Show on Renewable Energy World.
» Solar Decathlon Teams Enter Construction Phase; Readying for October Competition
12/06/17 12:38 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 is coming to Denver in October, and teams are building their entries to be ready for the competition.
» Hawaii Enacts Law Expanding Climate Strategies in Alignment with Paris Agreement
12/06/17 10:11 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In a first for U.S. states, Hawaii Gov. David Ige last week signed two bills that codify commitments and goals of the Paris Agreement.
» Cooking Microgrids: The Case for Application-specific Power Networks
09/06/17 15:27 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Thanks to the virtuous confluence of technical and business forces, and driven by entrepreneurial startups, application-specific microgrids are coming. In common understanding, a microgrid is a smaller version of the existing macro-grid,...
» Nevada Governor Signs Bill Providing Legal Recognition of Blockchain
09/06/17 12:48 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval this week signed a billed that provides legal recognition of blockchain in satisfying the requirements for written records, specifically contracts.
» Active Network Management Enables Addition of 8.5 MW of Renewables to Shetland Islands Grid
09/06/17 12:13 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A five-year trial on Scotland’s Shetland Islands has shown that a system of demand-side management, large-scale energy storage and monitoring and control systems — together called active network management (ANM) — has allowed the additio...
» Recycled EV Batteries Will Be Paired with Residential Solar in UK Trial
09/06/17 11:26 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A new trial in the UK will explore the performance of recycled EV batteries in residential solar+storage systems. U.K.-based Powervault this week said it reached an agreement to reuse Renault’s EV batteries in 50 trail units at homes of ...
» Net Metering Poised for Comeback in Nevada; Solar Providers Look to Return to State
08/06/17 15:53 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Following passage earlier this week of a bill to restore net metering in Nevada, Sunrun said it will re-enter the state’s solar market. AB 405 passed Nevada’s Assembly and Senate and now is awaiting Gov. Brian Sandoval’s signature.
» Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: First Quarter Earnings
08/06/17 13:25 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In the two months since the last update, most of the stocks in my Ten Clean Energy Stocks model portfolio have reported first quarter earnings. There were few surprises, and those were mostly pleasant ones, allowing the model p...
» Vietnam Conglomerate Plans $1 Billion Solar Parks Project
08/06/17 13:12 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Vietnam’s TTC Group, a sugar, energy, real estate and tourism conglomerate, is planning to spend as much as $1 billion on an ambitious plan to build one of the country’s largest portfolios of solar projects in an effort to capitalize on ...
» 3@3 on Solar PV: Trade Case, Paris Agreement, Climate Change
07/06/17 22:37 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each.