US Interior Department Scientist Speaks Out Against Reassignment

Thursday, 20 July 2017

I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a whistleblower on an administration that chooses silence over science.

China Achieves 7.2-GW New Solar Capacity Milestone in 1Q17

Thursday, 20 July 2017

China has installed 7.21 GW of new solar capacity in the first quarter of 2017, achieving another renewable energy milestone with growth maintaining the same pace as during 1Q16. Of that total, 4.78 GW came from utility-scale solar, with the remaining 2.43 GW originating from distributed solar PV, bringing the country’s cumulative solar PV capacity up to almost 85 GW. 

Renewables Industry Learning from Oil and Gas Insights

Thursday, 20 July 2017

The way the world thinks about renewable energy has transformed. It is no longer just a concept but a reality, and interest in renewable energy is growing globally. With much of the world looking for fossil-free energy sources, wind power is becoming increasingly popular, and forward-looking companies are adapting their oil and gas solutions for use in the renewables sector.

The Future of Solar Debated at Intersolar in Light of Trade Petition

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Intersolar and ees North America 2017 concluded its 10th annual event in San Francisco last week. The event organizer said attendees and exhibitors were optimistic, as they engaged in meaningful conversations about the best approaches for sustained market success, despite a year of industry consolidation and trade policy uncertainty.

Tanzania Wins Funding That Will De-Risk Geothermal Exploration in Region

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The African Development Bank (AfDB) today said that Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved US$21.7 million for the United Republic of Tanzania to finance its geothermal energy development project, a move that will help mitigate the high-risk nature of geothermal prospection and field development in the region.

3@3 on PV (and RE): Intersolar, Trade Case, Communicating about Jobs

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

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 renewable energy industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics include takeaways from last week's Intersolar Trade Show; the solar trade case between the US and China and a discussion about to communicate job growth in the clean energy industry. Check it out!

Florida Storage Project to Demonstrate 250-kW/1-MWh Tesla Powerpack

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Atlanta-based utility Southern Company and its Gulf Power subsidiary last week said it has launched an energy storage research project in Pensacola, Fla. The project will test and evaluate a 250-kW/1-MW Tesla Powerpack lithium-ion industrial energy storage system over a two-year period. 

New Way to Predict When Electric Cars, Home Batteries Become Cost Effective

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The future cost of energy storage technologies can now be predicted under different scenarios, thanks to a new tool created by Imperial researchers. Using a large database, the team can predict how much consumers will have to pay in the future for energy storage technologies based on cumulative installed capacity, current cost and future investment.

Google, Dandelion Geothermal, and the Thermal Energy IoT

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Validation comes in many different ways. Presently, New York State, NYSERDA, and now Dandelion are working toward implementation of geothermal heating and cooling. Ontarians are embarking on a similar path. Geothermal is needed infrastructure, just like the electric grid or city water mains. This has to happen, and now, it’s underway.

Uncorking the Residential Solar O&M Market

Monday, 17 July 2017

In the early days of solar, its proponents claimed that the technology was simple to install and did not require maintenance. Consequently, a significant number of early small solar installations were neither monitored nor serviced regularly. 

Contract Wins and Acquisitions Further Growth of Global Offshore Wind Industry

Monday, 17 July 2017

The UK generates more electricity from offshore wind than any other country, meeting 5 percent of total national demand. That figure is likely to grow, with the sector predicted to be worth just under £3B [US $3.9B] to the UK economy by 2030. DONG Energy’s 1.2-GW Hornsea Project One will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world once built and on Monday, July 17, international marine and engineering consultancy LOC Renewables announced that it will be carrying out marine warranty surveying (MWS) services on Hornsea Project One. The site, which will consist of 174 turbines installed off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea is scheduled for commissioning in 2020.

Source: renewableenergyworld.com