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May 4th
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are drafting a bill that would jump-start the offshore wind industry in the U.S., helping trigger a $10 billion building spree off the Atlantic coast.
May 4th
Iceland-based geothermal developer HS Orka recently signed a contract for drilling of an approximately three-mile, high-temperature well at the Reykjanes geothermal field on the southern peninsula of Iceland.
May 4th
To Steve Yates, the best thing about his new Tesla Powerwall is that he doesn’t have to worry anymore about the lights going out during a storm. Or maybe it’s how cool an addition it is to the entryway of his house in Monkton, Vermont.
May 4th
Two green energy stories were in the headlines last week, spotlighting China’s drive to become a global leader in the new technology and also the right and wrong ways to achieve that aim. An item involving US electric vehicle (EV) powerhouse Tesla (Nasdaq...
May 4th
Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda will commence trade of 15 MW of power from the Olkaria Geothermal power plant beginning in May.
May 4th
In a move that appeared inevitable for months, commercial-scale solar pioneer SunEdison filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 21. The news grabbed clean-tech industry and general business headlines for sure, but I’ve been struck by how littl...
May 3rd
Five companies were recognized this week by the National Hydropower Association during its annual Waterpower Week in Washington conference for work in hydroelectric power that exemplifies "extraordinary recreational, historical, environmental or educ...
May 3rd
Verengo Solar and Swell Energy jointly announced today a partnership that creates a one-stop home energy storage and backup power solution for the residential market. Under the terms of the agreement, Verengo will leverage its leadership position and exp...
May 3rd
The City Council of Santa Monica, Calif., voted last week to approve an ordinance requiring rooftop solar systems for all new construction in the City of Santa Monica—both residential and commercial.
May 3rd
Finnish energy group Wärtsilä recently announced its entry into the solar energy industry with an emphasis on delivery of turnkey utility-scale solar PV and unique hybrid power plant solutions. The company will engage in delivery of its first hybri...
May 3rd
In many markets, solar PV is already at grid parity. So why aren’t we seeing greater adoption? What is holding the PV industry at bay?
May 2nd
While the exact date that the U.S. installed its 1,000,000th solar installation is hard to pinpoint,according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the country is there.  The organization plans to celebrate the milestone in early May wit...
May 2nd
Recovery at the Geysers geothermal power plant from last September’s wildfires in central California is "on track," Thad Hill, president and CEO of Calpine Corp., said during an April 29 earnings conference all.
May 2nd
Palestinians will take a step toward greater power independence by announcing terms of a solar-energy auction intended to boost installed capacity by as much as 100 MW.
May 2nd
With the prices of solar and electric vehicle (EV) batteries predicted to continue falling even as the cost of fossil fuels rises, many industry experts — including Tony Seba, author of “Solar Trillions” — are forecasting the inevitable rise of solar powe...
May 2nd
The Emirate of Dubai set a new world record for the cost of solar power on May 1, 2016 with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) receiving bids for the 800 MW Sheikh Maktoum Solar Park Phase III as low as 3.00 U.S. cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh...
April 29th
The acquisition brings to EDF RE an autonomous business unit with a precise focus on distributed generation solar business to meet the growing demands of corporate customers seeking cost-effective renewable energy sources.
April 29th
A vote of the Maine House of Representatives today upheld Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of solar legislation designed to modernize Maine’s solar power policy.