» Backbone for New England Offshore Wind Farms “Massachusetts Ocean Grid” Takes Shape
16/02/18 21:22 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
On Tuesday February 13, Anbaric Development Partners (ADP) announced that it had gained approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the right to develop a shared transmission system, which it says will enable ...
» Solar Powered Cold Storage Provides Relief During Humanitarian and Natural Disasters
16/02/18 20:18 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A 50-year old company has a solution to provide clean drinking water and power for regions that were hard-hit by the hurricanes last fall. Aldelano Solar Cold Chain solutions is providing off-grid refrigeration, water generation and powe...
» Solar EV Charging Gets Lift with New Partnership
16/02/18 17:47 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Germany-based solar and storage provider IBC SOLAR AG said it will begin making EV charging systems that pair with PV and energy storage available to customers.
» Europe Goes Big on Solar; 8.6 GW Installed in 2017
16/02/18 17:22 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Early estimates from SolarPower Europe show that Europe installed about 8.6 GW of solar power systems in 2017, a 28 percent increase over systems installed in 2016.
» Researchers Plan Comprehensive Study of Waste-to-Energy v. Landfill
16/02/18 16:36 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
With waste-to-energy technology taking a front seat in the effort to deal with municipal waste in growing regions, some question whether these processing facilities aren’t doing more harm to the environment than good. Researchers at the ...
» Southeast Asia’s Coming Solar Boom
16/02/18 15:34 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
2018 should be the year that Southeast Asian solar hits its stride. That was the clear headline from the 35th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Ministers on Energy Meeting: “ASEAN calls for energy investment.” At the opening...
» Kenya Plans Royalty for Geothermal Producers in Energy Bill
16/02/18 15:33 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Kenya will introduce a royalty for geothermal-power producers under a proposed new law. Fees will be levied at a rate of 1 percent to 2.5 percent of revenue generated from the energy source within the first decade of a geothermal license...
» Blockchain Could Change Everything for Energy
16/02/18 15:29 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Scientists have observed that the electricity sector contributes to 35 percent of the carbon emissions in the U.S. every year. And as climate news piles up, there is a growing movement among ordinary people to do something.
» Opportunities Grow for Renewables in 2018, From Pricing to Packaging
15/02/18 21:54 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Renewable energy market momentum will continue into 2018, even if the policy needle continues to flutter in the months ahead. As utilities and clean energy firms will tell you, the world doesn’t wait for policy certainty. Consider this: ...
» 2018 Renewable Outlook Stable: Renewables Can Now Self-Sustain
15/02/18 21:16 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
With renewable energy undoubtedly entrenching itself as a global industry over the last decade, what will the next 10 years bring? The short answer is “more growth” and notably, “self-sustaining growth.” As the market evolves, growth wil...
» FERC Removes Energy Market Barriers for Energy Storage; Will Study Aggregated DERs Next
15/02/18 17:08 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the governing body that oversees the electric power grid in the U.S., the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), voted unanimously in favor of adopting a new rule that would remove the market barrier...
» Why 100 Percent Renewable Energy Doesn't Make Sense in Many Locations
15/02/18 15:21 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
There is a lot of interest in the idea of 100 percent renewable energy both from a political and technical perspective. To understand some of the issues surrounding this goal it is useful to look at smaller systems where high penetration...
» Bigger Turbines, Better Economics, More Digitization on Deck for the 2018 Wind Power Market
14/02/18 20:59 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
As we enter 2018, here’s a high-level overview of which wind energy trends to keep your eye on in the coming year.
» AWEA Releases Underwater Footage of Block Island Wind Farm’s Artificial Reef
14/02/18 17:30 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
When the Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF) foundations were put in place in 2015, many fishermen were worried. How would these giant metal formations set into the ocean change the game for commercial and recreational fisherman? Would they re...
» Maryland Launches Energy Storage Tax Credit Pilot Program
14/02/18 16:37 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In what is being called a first for the U.S., Maryland has committed $750,000 to an energy storage tax credit program for 2018. The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) yesterday said that it now is accepting applications for the program.
» Unpacking the Value Stack: The 2018 Challenge Facing the Energy Storage Industry
13/02/18 21:43 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Even though energy storage was one of the hottest topics in 2017, the industry has a long way to go before utilities recognize (and compensate) storage assets for all of the benefits they can offer.
» Legal Pushback Takes Shape on Trump’s Solar Tariffs
13/02/18 20:45 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Countries and entities negatively affected by solar tariffs set by the Trump Administration in January on imports of crystalline silicon PV cells are beginning to seek redress — with the latest action taking the form of a lawsu...
» How One Florida Utility Will Use Storage to Capture 'Lost' Solar
13/02/18 17:11 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Florida Power & Light last week said that it has installed a battery system at its Citrus Solar Energy Center that will allow the utility to get more energy from solar panels at the project.
» South Australia awards A$8.7 million in grants for new pumped storage hydro
13/02/18 17:10 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The Government of South Australia has awarded A$8.7 million (US$6.8 million) in grants to four companies planning to build pumped storage hydro projects.
» Mix of Solar and Batteries Is Beating Natural Gas
13/02/18 16:22 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the U.S. by two energy sources that, together, are proving to be an unbeatable mix: solar and batteries.
» Connecting to the Cloud Will Revolutionize Off-Grid Solar
12/02/18 19:19 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
By connecting off-grid solar-powered systems to the cloud, a city or utility official can monitor, control and manage street lights, telecom systems, security cameras, and other critical infrastructure from a smartphone — anywhere, anyti...
» Modernizing Rooftop Solar with Tandem Solar Panels
12/02/18 17:22 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Did you know there are alternatives to standard silicon solar panels? Or that someday soon, you might be able install a solar panel that is 50 percent more efficient than the average silicon PV solar panel?
» Environment Not a Winner in Trump’s New Infrastructure Plan
12/02/18 16:50 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A new infrastructure rebuilding plan released this morning by the Trump Administration puts current environmental safeguards in serious jeopardy, but it is not entirely without inroads for support of clean energy.
» Robust Market Conditions Support 10-MW Solar Asset Sale in US
12/02/18 15:30 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Missouri-based Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. has purchased six operational solar facilities in California and Colorado with a total generating capacity of 10 MW.
» How Important Is City Leadership to the Paris Agreement?
12/02/18 13:09 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In this minicast, local and regional governments call for global conversation on urban planning for climate change, and the European Commission releases the biggest database on cities ever published.
» 3@3 on Solar PV: The Trump Effect on Manufacturing, Jobs, Solar R&D
12/02/18 11:00 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Today’s topics include how the Trump administration is affecting solar manufacturing in the United States – Will the 30 percent solar tariffs drive it up? We’ll also look at the recently released solar jobs census, which shows a drop in ...
10/02/18 15:04 from Renewable Energy Events - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
» Why America’s Tech Talent Should Reconsider Africa
09/02/18 19:19 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
With aspects of the Silicon Valley model coming under question, where can the next generation of young, aspiring and talented data scientists, coders and entrepreneurs look to?
» Inside Renewable Energy: Inspiring Future Engineers – One Solar Car at a Time
09/02/18 17:47 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Motivating young people to take an interest in renewable energy and engineering is critical to our sustainable, long-term energy future. In this episode, hear how one program provides that inspiration with remote controlled solar cars, w...
» Section 201 Solar Trade Case Killed Jobs Before It Was Even Implemented
09/02/18 16:33 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
According to job numbers released this week by The Solar Foundation (TSF), the solar industry employed just about 4 percent less people in 2017 than it did in 2016. The Solar Jobs Census found that 250,271 Americans work in s...
» US Tax Credits Finally Extended for ‘Orphaned’ Clean Energy Tech
09/02/18 15:46 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Representatives of what have been dubbed “orphaned” clean energy technologies breathed easier knowing they finally won tax credit extensions as part of the spending bill passed today.
» Creating and Maintaining a Microgrid: Tools to Get You from Concept to Reality to O&M
08/02/18 21:22 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
If the energy industry learned anything in 2017, it was that energy systems are highly vulnerable to damage from hurricanes, wild fires and other natural disasters and work should be done to make the world’s electric grids much more resi...
» Offshore Wind Success Continues through 2017
08/02/18 16:20 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The offshore wind market does not see as much capacity installed in a given year as its onshore counterpart. Despite that, the sector is showing higher growth rates and steady success at reducing financial risk and cost.
» Digitalization Is Revolutionizing the Renewable Energy Sector
08/02/18 13:47 from Solar Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Renewable energy capacity increases faster than any other technology, as clean energy has never seen such high demand. A decline in investment is not due to a lack of interest, but more significantly, a considerable drop in the costs of ...
» World's Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Pivots to Solar and Batteries
08/02/18 13:03 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Vestas Wind Systems A/S will offer solar power and storage, allowing the world’s biggest turbine maker to sell hybrid renewable plants that generate electricity around the clock.
» Solar PV Market Outlook 2018: Cheaper and Bigger — Continuing to Break Records
07/02/18 20:49 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Top industry experts say that in 2018, high efficiency mono c-Si modules and high-voltage inverters will take more market share, and distributed generation will start to pick up.
» When We Talk about the Future of Renewables, We’re Only Right About Half the Time
07/02/18 18:37 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
When I started at Renewable Energy World in the fall of 2007 as a part-time news editor, the year 2020 seemed eons away. At that time, it was easy to write about how much of a particular region’s electricity would be supplied by renewabl...
» New Horizons for Renewable Energies in Morocco and Africa
07/02/18 18:17 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Morocco adopted a new energy strategy in 2009 to reduce its dependence on energy from abroad, in addition to the limitation of its greenhouse gas emissions, thus contributing to the preservation of the environment.