» Convenience at Heart of New US Ultra-Fast EV Charging Network
23/04/18 18:53 from Energy Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Electrify America today said it will install a network of ultra-fast charging stations at locations across the U.S. that have been chosen specifically for everyday charging convenience.
» Advocates Seek More Momentum for Massachusetts Offshore Wind
23/04/18 17:33 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Coastal Massachusetts is blustery enough that a robust offshore wind system could power a residential and commercial electricity load that is 20 times larger than exists today.
» Florida Regulators Approve Solar Lease Option for Homeowners
23/04/18 14:47 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Sunrun last week won the right to offer solar leases to homeowners in Florida. Rules on the structure of solar lease offerings were previously unclear, and homeowners, therefore, have not had a lease option for solar to date.
» Jordan Eyes Energy Storage as Next Step in Green Energy Drive
23/04/18 14:35 from Energy Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Jordan is pressing ahead with its first electricity storage project to bolster its expansion in solar and wind generation. The Middle Eastern kingdom expects to sign a contract for a 30-megawatt battery in the third quarter, according to...
» Finding Island Grid Resilience with Advanced Software Systems
23/04/18 13:34 from Energy Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Grid operators on the islands of O'ahu and Puerto Rico are working with advanced software providers to help them understand how their transmission and distribution systems function with increasing amounts of distributed energy resources ...
21/04/18 14:04 from Renewable Energy Events - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
» New Bill Seeks to Repeal Trump’s Solar Tariffs
20/04/18 19:45 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) yesterday introduced a bill to repeal the solar tariffs that President Donald Trump imposed in January. According to Rosen’s office, if passed, the legislation would allow duties and tariffs to default back to pre...
» Michigan to Replace Net Metering Program with Avoided-Cost Tariff
20/04/18 18:53 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Michigan utility customers who put surplus electricity they generate back onto the power grid will be paid a lower, avoided-cost rate after June 1.
» Banks Are Sweetening Their Terms for Solar as Confidence Rises
20/04/18 17:28 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Interest rates are rising, making debt much more expensive for capital-intensive industries across America. But there’s at least one exception: the solar business.
» 7 Pro-Earth Actions You Can Take on Earth Day
20/04/18 12:53 from Energy Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and while it’s easy to appreciate a day that celebrates the importance of environmental protection, it’s not as easy to figure out what actions you can take on Earth Day to show your support for t...
» Morocco Ready for Another Solar Project to Curb Energy Imports
19/04/18 17:41 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Morocco plans to build plants to produce another 800 MW of solar power, just months after attracting bids for its Midelt project as the North African country moves to curb energy imports.
» The UK Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time
19/04/18 17:25 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Coal, which fueled the world’s biggest economies for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables. The latest example of how one of the dirtiest fossil fuels is being squeezed out of the market came this week in Britain.
» Why Adaptation Is the New Reality for Offshore Wind Energy Logistics
19/04/18 15:32 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Everything about the wind energy business is getting bigger. For example, current turbines averaging 4.1 MW with a hub height of 90 meters will soon be replaced by 11-MW giants with hubs 125 meters off sea level and blades spanning 190 m...
» SunPower to Buy SolarWorld Americas
18/04/18 18:37 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
SunPower Corp.’s new strategy: If you can’t beat them in the tariff game, buy them. The panel maker, which spent more than a year fighting U.S. import tariffs, announced Wednesday it was buying a rival that was instrumental in pushi...
» Utilities Can Choose Whether Blockchain Is a Threat or an Opportunity
18/04/18 15:26 from Solar Tech News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Blockchain has been in the news a lot lately. Much of the noise is a result of the soaring valuation of the digital currencies it supports like Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, digital currencies are just one application for blockchain tec...
» Domestic Vehicle-to-Grid Charger Goes Commercial for Nissan EV Drivers
18/04/18 13:18 from Energy Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In what London-based OVO Energy is calling a world first, owners of Nissan electric vehicles now will have access to a commercially available domestic vehicle-to-grid charger.
» $24M Dedicated to Reducing Cost of Concentrated Solar Thermal Technology
17/04/18 18:42 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The Solar Energy Technologies Office will put $24 million into research and development that will help the industry reach the DOE’s levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) targets for concentrated solar thermal systems by 2030.
» Alberta May Soon Have Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing
17/04/18 15:42 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A bill was introduced last week in Alberta, Canada, that could give municipalities in the province the option to create Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs.
» New Jersey Gets 40 MWh of New Utility-Scale Energy Storage
17/04/18 14:51 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Two new 20-MW/20-MWh stand-alone utility-scale energy storage installations are set to come online in New Jersey this year.
» US$88 million in funds awarded to rehabilitate 126-MW Qairokkum hydro plant in Tajikistan
17/04/18 14:41 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Green Climate Fund are providing a US$88 million financing package to complete rehabilitation of the 126-MW Qairokkum hydro plant.
» Power production begins at Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum Jhelum
16/04/18 21:08 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Power generation has begun at Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum Jhelum as the hydropower plant's first turbine unit is now undergoing trial runs.
» 3@3 on Solar PV: How Much Solar Capacity Exists in the World?
16/04/18 17:30 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Today we spend the entire show talking about the size of the solar market. How much solar generating capacity is installed; how much solar manufacturing capacity exists; and how much solar is held in China, the largest solar market in th...
» Commercial Rooftop Agreement Takes Finland’s Solar Up a Notch
16/04/18 16:10 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Finnish energy company Fortum today said that it won a bid to build a network of commercial rooftop solar systems that will boost Finland’s total solar power capacity from 35 MW to 45 MW.
» Inside Renewable Energy: Being Cyber Secure — The Risk to Renewables from Nuisance Attacks
16/04/18 14:24 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In this second episode of our cybersecurity series, Brian Wrozek with Optiv Security discusses realistic cybersecurity concerns for renewable energy system owners as they look at a future that includes an ever-increasing digital backbone...
» Green Investments Needed to Help Africa 'Leapfrog' to Clean-Tech
16/04/18 13:06 from Energy Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
About 800 delegates from 59 countries gathered at Africa Climate Week in Nairobi, Kenya, last week to discuss challenges and responses to climate change for inclusion in the international climate negotiation process.
» Graphene Could Be Next Battery Breakthrough
13/04/18 16:31 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Remember graphene? The advanced material — made up of a lattice of carbon atoms — may be poised for a comeback, albeit a quiet one, Bloomberg New Energy Finance analyst Julia Attwood said in a presentation at the BNEF Future of Energy Su...
» Pro-Solar Legislative Actions: Progress in New Jersey, Setback in South Carolina
13/04/18 14:31 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Legislation that would support solar energy deployments met with success in New Jersey this week following a blow for other pro-solar legislation that was making headway in South Carolina.
» Legislators Send Bill to NJ Governor to Revive Fishermen’s Offshore Wind Project
13/04/18 10:42 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
New Jersey legislators yesterday approved a bill that would allow the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to consider an amended application for the 24-MW Fishermen’s Energy offshore wind project.
» Lease Sale Proposed for Two Massachusetts Offshore Wind Areas
12/04/18 18:42 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke last week announced the proposed lease sale for two new areas off the coast of Massachusetts for commercial wind energy leasing, totaling nearly 390,000 acres.
» Geothermal Resource Assessments Get Support for Global Standardization
12/04/18 17:15 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A group of global organizations have come together to standardize the way resource assessments are conducted, reviewed and reported to help identify the real value of geothermal prospects.
» Duke University Takes a Closer Look at Biogas from Pig Farms
12/04/18 16:46 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Duke University last week said it will delay indefinitely plans to build a combined heat and power plant and focus on displacing natural gas used on campus with biogas from pig farms in North Carolina.
» Wireless Charging Seen as a Game Changer for EV Infrastructure
12/04/18 15:50 from Energy Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Wireless electric vehicle charging may soon be changing the shape of the growing EV charging infrastructure.
» Introducing Solar Farm Insurance for Cloudy Days
11/04/18 18:47 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Insurance giants like Swiss Re AG, with the help of a San Francisco firm, now have a way of guaranteeing production from solar farms — not an easy feat considering supplies from these plants rise and fall with the sun. The...
» Solar Jobs Are Rising, Despite Trump's Tariffs
11/04/18 16:08 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
After all the dire warnings that Donald Trump’s solar tariffs would be a job killer, it’s possible that employment may tick up this year.
» Illinois Blazes New Trail for Private Microgrids Using Utility Wires
11/04/18 11:30 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Imagine you and your neighbors have solar panels on your roofs. You want to create a mini-power grid so that your neighborhood can operate solely on your panels’ electricity, even sending excess power from one home to another. And if the...
» Apple Now Globally Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy
10/04/18 20:07 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The company also announced nine additional manufacturing partners have committed to power all of their Apple production with 100 percent emission-free energy.
» Scotland Breaks Offshore Wind Records with Powerful Turbines and Innovative Foundations
10/04/18 16:57 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
According to Vattenfall, two offshore wind industry firsts have been achieved over the past two weeks in Scotland. On Monday, April 9 the company announced that it successfully installed the world’s most powerful single turbine – an 8.8-...
» How Blockchain Is Threatening to Kill the Traditional Utility
10/04/18 16:29 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
If utilities think rooftop solar panels and batteries are bad for business, blockchain should scare the bejeezus out of them. That’s because in addition to helping more people slap panels on their rooftops — which eats into power sa...
» Wind Plus Storage for Smart Farming Moves Ahead in Australia
10/04/18 15:11 from Energy Storage News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Clean energy developer Neoen Australia has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to support development of a wind power plus energy storage facility that will power a smart crop farm in Western Victoria, Australia.
» Notes from the Solar Underground: Marketing Basics Price, Place, Product, Promotion
10/04/18 13:17 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Price, place, product, promotion — the four Ps of marketing are drummed into every marketing and business school student as the basics of market strategy. True…but everything is relative and as the energy industry remains subsidized, man...