Support Engineers' Tool Kit

Renewable Energy News

August 31st
As the water levels in dams in South Africa continue to dwindle, the 2015 Zimbabwe Humanitarian Situation Report notes that water levels in all of Zimbabwe’s seven catchment areas are about 18%, their worst levels in decades.  
August 31st
Engie SA and Kawisafi Ventures, supported by the Green Climate Fund, invested in the U.K.’s BBOXX Ltd. in a bid to boost the rapidly expanding global market for off-grid solar power.
August 31st
Join us on Twitter on September 13 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 p.m. PDT and share your thoughts on energy storage technologies, opportunities and advancements and the limitations of the industry now and in the future.
August 31st
Aggregate wind power curtailment across China grew to 32.3 billion kWh during the first seven months of 2016, an increase of 14.8 billion kWh over the same period of 2015, according to data from the National Energy Administration of China (NEA). The numbe...
August 31st
For the past nine years, a Dutch cooperative wind power project in Amsterdam has been stalled by regulations imposed by political opponents. The project was initiated in 2007 by local co-op Onze Energie along with venture partner NDSM Energy and other win...
August 31st
Listen Up to this week’s Energy Show on Renewable Energy World to learn about the promises and challenges of Building Integrated Photovoltaics.
August 31st
Solar power recently sold for the lowest price ever, in Chile. The Spanish developer Solarpack Corp. Tecnologica won contracts to sell power from a 120-MW solar plant for $29.10 a MWh at an energy auction this month.
August 30th
South Africa and Kenya are some of the African countries that currently are at various levels of implementing local content regulations on renewable energy projects. An expert has called for a review of the approach used in enforcing the new laws, which w...
August 30th
Batteries won big in the U.K.’s contest to provide power that can be dispatched quickly to help keep the electricity grid stable, a step that will help the nation expand the amount of renewable energy it’s using.
August 30th
It was one-part chance and ten-parts experience that enabled Louisiana-based oil and gas liftboat operator Montco Offshore to get the contract to help install the turbines, blades and towers on the recently completed 30-MW Block Island Wind Farm.  
August 30th
In the greater scheme of things, direct energy may be little more important than a pimple on an elephant’s butt. Granted it would have to be a pretty big pimple, but the point is that meeting the climate challenge depends upon how energy is used much more...
August 30th
Officially launched in November 2015, the Green Greek Representative Program (GGRP) is a student-run program at the University of Washington working to make the Greek Community a more sustainable place. Working through UW EcoReps and supported by the UW S...
August 29th
Developer SN Aboitiz Power-Ifugao has said it remains committed to developing the 390-MW Alimit hydropower project in the Philippines, pending consent from indigenous groups impacted by its construction.
August 29th
Renewable energy purchasing has evolved into a sophisticated combination of savings calculations incorporating demand charge savings, multiple energy pricing options, and increasingly flexible generation siting. Large corporations have embraced this trend...
August 29th
Energy Minister Segolene Royal put out a request for project proposals for solar farms, according to a statement on the ministry’s website. It is seeking six projects with 500 MW of capacity apiece.
August 29th
The owner of what was once the U.K.’s biggest coal plant joined a growing list of companies jostling for position to fill a potential energy gap if the government drops plans for an 18-billion pound ($23 billion) nuclear station in Somerset.
August 29th
A reader writes: I’d hoped that the biofuels crowd would have gotten beyond ethanol by now. The industry has made progress creating all kinds of specialty chemicals from renewable sources and more or less successfully brought them to market.  There’s...
August 28th
It’s not sexy. But it can make you warmer. It can even make you cooler. On-bill financing provides loans for energy efficiency improvements through the local utility company.