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August 21st
ABB Ltd. said a power-cable technology that allows offshore wind farms to transmit more than twice the energy of current set-ups will boost orders at the company’s power systems division in coming years.
August 21st
The energy storage era is upon us. States like California and New York have adapted energy policies that will make it possible to economically deploy storage systems, while technology advancements have boosted performance and trimmed costs. For the first...
August 21st
In the early solar PV days, trackers were a necessity to maximize the energy output from very expensive solar modules. Unfortunately, in those days trackers were mechanically complex and unreliable (remember TV antenna rotors?), and the control systems w...
August 21st
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, all new U.S. electrical generating capacity put into service in July came from renewable energy sources: 379 megawatt...
August 20th
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held its third auction of offshore wind leases yesterday, this time for prime U.S. federal waters off the coast of Maryland. Italian renewable energy company US Wind Inc. won the 80,000-acre parcel with a...
August 20th
U.K. retailer Sainsbury’s announced that it will power one of its supermarkets with 100 percent renewable electricity produced from an anaerobic digester, making it the largest retailer to be off-grid using an anaerobic digester.
August 20th
Australia is frightening developers away from renewable energy even before the government decides whether to overhaul targets for the industry’s growth.
August 20th
By now you’ve probably heard the news that pro-solar energy giant NRG is purchasing Goal Zero, a relatively tiny solar consumer electronics company. But why? NRG is a huge residential and utility scale solar integrator, while Goal Zero sells enough solar...
August 20th
The new report from the Taxpayers for Common Sense shows that oil companies paid just 11.7 percent of their U.S. income in federal taxes over the last five years, and the “smaller” companies included in the study that reported positive earnings only paid...
August 20th
The solar industry is facing a looming shortage of photovoltaic panels, reversing a two-year slump triggered by a global glut.
August 19th
While most U.S. customers are only able to get green electricity by either purchasing and installing their own system or acquiring a lease or power purchase agreement through a third-party company like SolarCity, Japanese customers will soon have another...
August 19th
China’s wind power market is ushering in a second prosperous period after nearly three years in the doldrums, with many publicly listed companies seeing better results.
August 19th
Scotland’s Macallan whisky distillery is set to get most of its heat requirement from a combined heat and power plant part-funded by the government.
August 19th
Beacon Power LLC predicts an Alaskan island’s use of its flywheels to store energy from a power plant will pave the way for more widespread application of the technology to help cut the use of fossil fuels.
August 18th
This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free power.
August 18th
"We can't do it as an individual, but four hundred communities aggregating and asking for local wind power and solar power — that's really powerful." Oak Park, IL, is one of hundreds of Illinois towns using their authority to buy electricity in bulk on b...
August 18th
From the State of the Union address in January to a recent California fundraising swing, President Barack Obama has missed few opportunities to tout the nation’s use of renewable energy to fight climate change.
August 18th
Plans to build the world’s largest solar power plant of its kind have been scrapped in Australia after the developers raised concerns about the government’s commitment to clean energy.