The Saudis Just Can't Seem to Become the Saudi Arabia of Solar

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Around the world, high oil prices tend to accelerate the shift to renewable energy and electric vehicles. In Saudi Arabia, they have the opposite effect. Over the past six years, the Saudis have announced investments of more than $350 billion aimed at making the sun-drenched kingdom the, well, Saudi Arabia of renewable energy.

Massachusetts Wind-Farm Sites Spur $405 Million Bids

Monday, 17 December 2018

Three companies bid a record-shattering $405.1 million to nab U.S. rights to build offshore wind farms near Massachusetts on Friday, a testament to the surging appeal of renewable power and investors’ confidence in state demand for it.

Geothermal-powered Italian Town Asks Why Populists Are Abandoning It

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Italy’s Five Star Movement used to rave about towns like Montieri, a village in the verdant Tuscan foothills that burns little coal or natural gas. Instead, the local power plant harnesses steam rising naturally from hot springs deep underground to generate electricity.

Trump’s Solar Tariffs Blamed for 15 Percent Decline in Large-Scale Solar Installations in Q3 2018

Thursday, 13 December 2018

On Thursday, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported results of their analysis of U.S. solar installations in the third quarter of 2018. While large-scale solar installations fell, the residential market continued to stabilize after falling in 2017, said the analysts. Overall, they said they expect 2018 growth to be flat.

Source: renewableenergyworld.com