-Green Sustainable Business News

  • Hydrogen is the fuel of the future. For real this time, IEA Says
    on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Hydrogen, which has been touted as the fuel of the future much of the past five decades, may finally be on the verge of converting its potential to reality. […]

  • Argentina opens 122.4-MW Bicentennial Wind Farm
    on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    The 122.4-MW Bicentennial Wind Farm has been inaugurated in the Santa Cruz province of Argentina and is currently the largest wind farm in the country, according to BNamericas. […]

  • Renewable energy market employs 11 million in 2018 – IRENA
    on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). […]

  • Iowa officials consider energy storage tax credit, ‘value of storage’ study
    on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:21 AM

    Iowa economic development officials are tentatively endorsing a tax credit for battery storage to complement the state’s wind and solar generation. […]

  • California Energy Commission gives $3M grant to pair energy storage and fast EV charging
    on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Natron Energy said that the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded it a $3 million grant for “Advanced Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle Charging Support.” Natron will use the money to manufacture and install a high powered, long cycle life energy storage system at an EV Fast Charging station. […]

  • New White Paper explores grid parity and the solar renaissance
    on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Today, solar power has become cheaper than the production cost of any other existing conventional power generation technology. The arrival of grid parity heralds a milestone in the history of energy production. It means solar energy being commercially viable without any subsidies or state support; producing energy with the lowest possible environmental impact. […]

  • Target commits to 100 percent renewables; signs PPAs to purchase wind and solar energy
    on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    On June 12, Target corporation said it was increasing its renewable energy goals by committing to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The goal applies to all of Target’s domestic operations. […]

  • Trump exempts bi-facial solar modules from import tariffs
    on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:50 PM

    In an announcement that was celebrated by the solar industry, yesterday U.S. trade officials said that bi-facial solar modules, which are solar modules that produce energy on both sides of the panel, would be exempt from import tariffs. […]

  • Statkraft announces plans to build 51.6-MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile
    on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Statkraft announces it has decided to start construction of the 51.6-MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile. The construction is planned to commence in August and completion is scheduled for second half of 2022. […]

  • Six Flags Great Adventure now powered by 23.5-MW solar array
    on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    On Wednesday in New Jersey, the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America said that its New Jersey park, Six Flags Great Adventure, is now powered by solar energy. […]

  • Sweden's EV boom under threat as electricity demand outstrips capacity
    on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Sweden’s ambitious plan to drastically cut emissions from transport by bringing millions of electric cars onto the road could be derailed by a lack of power capacity for new charging stations in major cities. […]

  • Remote Chinese region looks to set new clean-power record
    on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 2:43 PM

    A sparsely populated Chinese province that’s home to the headwaters of the Yangtze and Yellow rivers is attempting to set a new record for clean energy use, serving as a test bed for the entire country. […]

  • Siemens inaugurates world’s largest electrothermal energy storage system
    on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) said that is has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system (ETES), a milestone in the development of energy storage solutions, according to the company. […]

  • Scottish Power to install biggest battery in Europe at windfarm
    on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    The Scottish government has given utility Scottish Power the go-ahead to install Europe’s biggest industrial-scale battery to date to store energy generated at the 539MW Whitelee onshore wind farm. […]

  • President inaugurates Bolivia’s 69-MW San Jose II Hydroelectric Plant
    on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM

    Bolivian President Evo Morales has inaugurated the 69-MW San Jose II Hydroelectric Power Plant in the municipality of Colomi, department of Cochabamba. […]

  • Tower sections of GE’s 12-MW offshore wind turbine shipped to prototype site
    on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 1:10 PM

    GE Renewable Energy announced the shipment of the four tower sections that will be part of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be installed later this summer in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam (NL). The four segments at tower manufacturer GRI’s site in Seville, will be arriving in the Netherlands before the end of the month. […]

  • China's Jinko Solar sees more foreign sales as domestic market shaky
    on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    JinkoSolar Holding Co., the world’s biggest solar panel maker, sees China’s photovoltaic power additions slumping this year and a greater share of its revenue coming from overseas amid uncertainties over Beijing’s new policies. […]

  • EnBW acquires French renewables firm VALECO
    on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM

    German utility EnBW has acquired French wind and solar developer and operator VALECO. […]

  • FERC's data shows US renewable generating capacity has surpassed coal
    on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:43 PM

    According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. electrical generating capacity by renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) has now - for the first time - surpassed that of coal. […]

  • In quest for bigger batteries, California mulls pumped hydro
    on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    As the sun sets on California’s solar farms, a backup energy source deep in the Sierra Nevada Mountains springs to life. […]

  • Are you a global power & energy elite? Nominations are now open!
    on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    “Recognizing leaders in the power and energy industry not only gives us the opportunity to celebrate them and the projects that they are involved in, it also enables us to learn vital business and life lessons from these often exceptional individuals. We find out what makes them tick, what frustrates them and the processes they follow to address challenges – this is often inspiring, eye-opening stuff and cannot but contribute to the growth of the sector.&ldquo […]

  • Offshore wind experts jockey for position as industry heats up in the US Northeast
    on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    A number of recent announcements highlight just how quickly and aggressively the U.S. offshore wind industry is growing in the Northeast. States are enacting offshore wind target capacity laws and initiatives and companies are setting up offices in the region and making strategic hires so they can participate in what will soon be a booming industry. […]

  • Iberdola in planning for Europe's largest solar farm at 590-MW
    on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    Iberdrola SA is working to build what it says will be Europe’s largest solar farm at a cost of 300 million euros ($337 million). […]

  • J-POWER invests to help fund 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project in Australia
    on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 1:21 PM

    Genex Power Limited has signed a share subscription agreement (SSA) with Electric Power Development Co Ltd, trading as J-POWER, for a conditional investment of up to AUD$25 million (US$17.5 million). […]

  • Is vegetation management a problem for your solar farm? Just add sheep
    on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Community solar provider Nexamp kicked off a new solar grazing program recently with the deployment of approximately 150 sheep on its solar farm in Newfield, NY. The sheep, provided by a local sheep farmer, will be used to provide sustainable vegetation management at the site throughout the growing season. Solar grazing provides a variety of important benefits to the sheep farmer, the sheep, the community and the solar farm developer. […]

  • It’s clean, powerful and available: Are you ready for hydrogen energy?
    on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 2:12 PM

    As the world responds to the challenges of climate change, energy systems are evolving, and evolving fast. The past 10 years have seen the rise (and dramatic cost reduction) of renewable energy such as wind and solar, to the extent that they are no longer considered alternative energy. They have become mainstream energy sources. Now, what will be the “next big thing” as the world shifts to a low carbon future? […]

  • Construction begins on 7-MW community solar farm in New York
    on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    This week US Light Energy held a launch ceremony to announce the start of construction of its latest community solar initiative. […]

  • LevelTen receives series B funding; arranges 146-MW PPA for Starbucks
    on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Seattle, WA-based LevelTen Energy helps corporate buyers of renewable energy find and purchase energy from solar and wind projects within North America through its procurement platform. The company says its solution reduces the cost, complexity, and risk of renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs), by incorporating analytics, aggregation, and process best practices. […]

  • GE Renewable Energy to provide predictive O&M for Enel Green Power hydro plants in Spain
    on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    GE Renewable Energy has signed a three-year agreement with Enel Green Power to provide predictive operation and maintenance capabilities to the group's hydro plants in Spain, with a total capacity of up to 3.2 GW. […]

  • Anheuser-Busch partners with Recurrent Energy to meet renewable energy goals
    on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 3:59 PM

    Anheuser-Busch President and CEO Michel Doukeris wouldn't give financial details of the agreement, but says it's a smart investment […]

  • Vestas awarded turnkey 35-MW South African wind project
    on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 3:57 PM

    Vestas will provide construction, engineering and procurement for EDF Renewables' 35-MW Wesley wind farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. […]

  • Duke Energy Florida to build 22 MW of electricity storage
    on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Duke Energy Florida (DEF) announced three battery storage projects, totaling 22 megawatts, that will improve overall reliability and support critical services during power outages, according to the company. […]

  • Aggreko delivers 2 MW/3.8 MWh energy storage system for National Grid US
    on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    The energy storage resource is expected to help lower energy costs for National Grid’s customers in upstate New York […]

  • DC Solar scammers serve as cautionary tale for solar investors
    on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Jeff Carpoff had a lot to celebrate as friends and business associates gathered at his company’s Christmas party last year. […]

  • PJM looks to plug ‘leaks’ sprouting from patchwork of state carbon policies
    on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    The nation’s largest electric grid operator is grappling with how to prevent state climate policies from merely pushing emissions — and costs — across state lines. […]

  • China adds 5.2 GW of photovoltaic capacity in Q1 2019
    on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    In the first quarter of this year, China added 5.2 gigawatts (GW) of installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity, according to the National Energy Administration. The figure is a drop from the 9.65 GW in the same period of 2018, due to the new policy on the construction of PV facilities for 2019 having been issued later in the year than similar policies issued in earlier years. […]

  • New York braces for solar fight as utility regulators mull fixed charge increase
    on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    A battle over rooftop solar panels is brewing in New York. […]

  • Brazil plans to add more solar to its hydro-dominated electricity generation mix
    on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Brazil is the second-largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world, after only China, and hydropower accounted for more than 70% of the country’s electricity generation in 2018. Brazil’s latest 10-year energy plan seeks to maintain this level of hydro generation while increasing the share of nonhydro renewables, particularly solar. […]

  • Safety, reliability key when maintaining 97-year old hydropower assets
    on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    On Wednesday in Manchester, New Hampshire, a group of about 20 women from the NH chapter of the New England Women in Energy and the Environment toured the Amoskeag Hydropower Facility and Fishways, a 97-year old continuously functioning hydropower plant. […]

  • Is a 500W solar module in sight?
    on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    LONGi Solar this week said that it has invented a new “seamless soldering” technique that could help it produce a more efficient solar module. As a reminder, the more solar cells you can pack into a module, the more efficient it is. And the more efficient your modules, the fewer you need to achieve the wattage you seek in an array. By using less modules, you reduce the overall installed cost of solar. […]

  • US government study indicates 60 GW of geothermal energy capacity under our feet
    on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12:41 PM

    This week, the U.S. Department of Energy released an analysis that shows how the United States could benefit from the vast potential of geothermal energy. The analysis culminated in a report, GeoVision: Harnessing the Heat Beneath Our Feet, which summarizes findings showing that geothermal electricity generation could increase more than 26-fold from today — reaching 60 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity by 2050. […]

  • FERC issues pilot project license for 70-kW Igiugig Hydrokinetic Project in Alaska
    on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a 10-year pilot project license to the Igiugig Village Council to construct, operate and maintain the 70-kW Igiugig Hydrokinetic Project. […]

  • Utah clean energy storage project to combine hydrogen, salt dome assets
    on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Herbert was joined by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Magnum Development at the event to detail the Advanced Clean Energy Storage (ACES) project in central Utah. They called it the largest such energy storage project in the world. […]

  • India's largest coal-fired power producer appoints renewables head to speed transition
    on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    State-run NTPC Ltd., India’s largest coal-fired power producer, is appointing a new head of its renewables team to speed up its expansion into clean energy, according to a company official with knowledge of the plan. […]

  • Rhode Island utility commissioners approve Revolution offshore wind PPA
    on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 8:56 PM

    The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved the PPA with utility National Grid for 400 MW in wind power capacity from the Revolution Wind project. Project developer DWW Rev 1 LLC is a joint venture of New England utility Eversource and Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind. […]

  • Microsoft and Eneco sign Netherlands wind energy agreement to power the cloud
    on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 1:25 PM

    Microsoft Corp. has signed a new wind energy agreement to purchase 90 MW from the 731.5-MW Borssele III/IV offshore wind project, owned by Dutch sustainable energy company and wind farm developer Eneco. […]

  • Bermuda Electric Light Company installs 10-MW/5.5-MWh energy storage system
    on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 1:21 PM

    Yesterday, energy storage company Saft said it delivered and installed a turnkey Energy Storage System to Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO). The system provides up to 10 MW power for spinning reserves and frequency response to maintain grid stability and has a storage capacity of 5.5MWh, said the company. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on May 16. […]

  • Alabama Municipal Electric Authority signs 100-MW solar PPA
    on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 1:12 PM

    Today, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and Lightsource BP announced the development of a 100-MW (AC) solar energy project in Montgomery County, Alabama. Lightsource BP will finance, develop, build, own, and operate the solar facility and will deliver energy to AMEA under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). The project, situated 15 miles from AMEA’s headquarters in Montgomery, will supply clean energy to AMEA’s 11 Member utilities located across the state and will generate enough electricity to power more than 20,000 homes. […]

  • EV charging sites now outnumber petrol stations in UK
    on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    Newly released figures from Zap-Map, a charging point platform, reveal that the number of public charging locations in the country has now surpassed the number of petrol stations. […]

  • Pedernales Electric Coop, Aggreko team on Texas energy storage system
    on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 4:28 PM

    The 2.25 MW/4.5 MWh project will be situated in Johnson City, Texas. Aggreko software will manage the battery system, which will provide services into grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas. […]

  • Renewables set to outspend oil and gas exploration in APAC by 2020
    on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Renewables energy investment in Asia excluding China will overtake spending on upstream oil and gas projects in the region as soon as next year, according to Rystad Energy. […]

  • The $4.4B geothermal energy plan for Ethiopia
    on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Reykjavik Geothermal, a power developer backed by hedge fund billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II, is about to kick off a $4.4 billion project to bring geothermal energy to Ethiopia. […]

  • Construction starts on California’s largest floating solar array
    on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11:39 AM

    Ciel & Terre and the Town of Windsor officials said they started construction of what will be the largest floating solar power system in the state of California. The floating solar array will be installed on the Town’s largest recycled water storage pond and is expected to meet 90 percent of the Town’s water treatment and pump facilities’ energy needs. […]

  • Harvesting the sun is the new cash crop
    on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    It takes a special person to farm these days. Long hours, hard work, and the uncertainties of weather and yield are nothing new to farming, but the 21st Century presents new and unique challenges—and the results are increasingly dependent on factors beyond farmers’ control. […]

  • The bursting of the Tesla stock bubble
    on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 2:27 PM

    For Elon Musk and Tesla Inc., the blows from Wall Street came one after another this week -- a relentless barrage that left the stock so beat up that some now wonder if it can ever regain its status as the ultimate 21st century disrupter. […]

  • Companies explore how to make your home smart and 100% renewable-powered
    on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 2:18 PM

    Big Oil wants to put a box in your hall closet that works like a human brain, can cut the lights, stop the refrigerator and will know how you move about in the privacy of your home better than you do. […]

  • Why not a global green new deal through a federation of microgrids?
    on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    Among my circle of friends and colleagues, everyone is aware of the impact of human activities on climate change - the melting of arctic ice, the destruction of species - and the major causes of it, namely, coal burning for electricity and fossil fuels burning for transport. What nearly everyone is unclear about is what specifically to do about it and how fast. […]

  • Iberdrola inaugurates 350-MW Baixo Iguacu hydroelectric power plant in Brazil
    on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Iberdrola, through its Brazilian affiliate Neoenergia, has opened the 350-MW Baixo Iguacu hydroelectric power plant, with an investment of more than €500 million (US$559.5 million). […]

  • Advocates want next phase of ComEd microgrid powered by renewables
    on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:51 PM

    Stakeholders including clean energy and community groups are watching closely as ComEd begins the second phase of a microgrid pilot project in Chicago. […]

  • Enel Green Power starts construction of 90-MW Azov wind farm in Russia
    on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 3:45 PM

    Enel Green Power announces it has begun construction of the 90-MW Azov wind farm, located in the Rostov region of Southern Russia. […]

  • Turbine collapses at Oklahoma wind farm
    on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    No cause has been announced, but Enel Green Power North America is investigating why its turbine, made by GE, failed at the Chisholm View II project.&nbs […]

  • UPS bets on renewable gas from landfills in largest deal ever
    on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    United Parcel Service Inc. has agreed to buy the equivalent of 170 million gallons of renewable natural gas from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. over the next seven years in what the company described as the biggest-ever deal involving the alternative fuel. […]

  • Report: Global electricity access up but sustainable development goals are not being met
    on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    A new report produced by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) and released this week says that despite significant progress in recent years, the world is falling short of meeting the global energy targets set in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030. […]

  • U.S. DOE announces $6.6 million available through Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program
    on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    The Water Power Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy is now accepting applications for $6.6 million in the latest round of funding under section 242 of Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT). […]

  • U.S. set to overtake South Korea in 2019 as world’s largest grid-connected battery energy-storage market
    on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    The United States in 2019 will become the world’s largest market for grid-connected battery energy storage, as solar-plus-storage and peaking capacity requirements drive increased procurement, according to IHS Markit. […]

  • Geothermal industry gets boost with discoveries of ‘blind’ systems
    on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    This week the University of Nevada, Reno announced two discoveries in the Great Basin by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology using a previously untried method for finding unknown, hidden geothermal resources. […]

  • Oil companies join corporate lobbying push for U.S. carbon tax
    on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Oil companies, automakers and consumer products manufacturers will unleash a campaign for a U.S. tax on carbon dioxide emissions even though it may lead to higher prices for their products. […]

  • Xcel Energy sets course for coal-free, renewable-heavy future
    on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    This week, Xcel Energy announced plans to retire its last two coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled. The acceleration of the coal closures is part of the company’s clean energy transition that includes expanding wind and solar, using natural gas and operating its Monticello nuclear plant until at least 2040. […]

  • Duke Energy gets approval for solar + battery microgrid and standalone battery system
    on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    This week, Duke Energy announced that regulators have approved two projects involving energy storage worth about $30 million. […]

  • Flow battery company joins Power Africa to help power renewable microgrids
    on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    On Monday, Portland-Oregon-based flow battery manufacturer ESS announced that it has joined Power Africa, a U.S. government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as a private sector partner. ESS is the program’s first flow battery partner. […]

  • Australia's climate wars set to heat up after coal champion wins
    on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s surprise victory in Australia’s election was a win for the coal industry and ensures the debate about tackling climate change will continue to polarize the nation. […]

  • Germans pessimistic on energiewende success
    on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7:30 AM

    People in Germany are more pessimistic than the rest of Europe regarding their country’s progress on its energy transition, or engergiewende. […]

  • Associated Electric Cooperative signs 20-year PPA for 265 MW of wind power
    on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Enel Green Power North America announced on Thursday that it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) between its subsidiary White Cloud Wind Project, LLC and Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI), a power utility based in Springfield, Missouri. In line with the agreement, AECI will purchase the entire output generated by the 236.5 MW White Cloud wind project, currently in development in Nodaway County, Missouri. […]

  • 20 MW of community solar available for purchase by Xcel customers in Minnesota
    on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    CleanChoice Energy on Thursday said it was opening an additional 20.51 MW of community solar capacity for residential customers of Xcel. The new capacity is being supplied by fifteen solar farms owned and operated by AltusPower America in various locations in Minnesota. CleanChoice Energy is the largest community solar provider in Minnesota with more than 85 megawatts of solar capacity. […]

  • Southern California Edison starts community solar program for customers
    on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    This week, Southern California Edison announced that it has signed on the first developer, SharedSolarCA, to its Community Renewables Program that will allow residential and business customers to take advantage of solar energy without having to install it directly on their roofs or facilities. […]

  • More US offshore wind development as Germany’s EnBW sets up New Jersey office
    on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    On Thursday this week, Mayor Steven Fulop welcomed EnBW North America to Jersey City in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. New Jersey Economic Development Authority Senior Vice President Brian Sabina and others gathered to officially open the German subsidiary’s first U.S. office and marking its entrance into the competitive New Jersey/New York offshore wind market. […]

  • CellCube to bring grid scale vanadium battery to South Australia
    on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 1:16 PM

    Renewables firm Pangea Energy and vanadium battery producer CellCube have signed on to build a 50MW storage system alongside a solar farm in South Australia. […]

  • ABB and Italian utility in blockchain pact for solar prosumers
    on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    ABB is working with Italian utility Evolvere on how to use blockchain technology to deliver transparent and secure peer-to-peer energy transactions. […]

  • Modular, scalable microgrid ready for C&I customers in danger of losing power
    on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 8:27 PM

    Two companies have come up with a potential solution to help mitigate power outages in California. Recent state utility proposals have called for new measures that would allow California utilities to increase the quantity and duration of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) as part of their wildfire mitigation plans. These PSPS, while important, can have severe impacts on businesses, hospitals and others who need reliable power. […]

  • Utility-scale wind energy ramping up for one of best years in U.S.
    on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    EIA data forecasts that U.S. wind capacity added this year should total 12.7 GW, by far the best since 2012’s record of 13.3 GW. That was the year the production tax credit (PTC) was originally supposed to phase out, although it was extended. […]

  • Tesla completes acquisition of Maxwell
    on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    Tesla announced the successful completion of its previously announced offer to exchange all outstanding shares of common stock of Maxwell Technologies for 0.0193 of a share of Tesla common stock, together with cash in lieu of any fractional shares of Tesla common stock, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes. […]

  • Gravity Renewables acquires 10.5-MW Dahowa Hydroelectric Project in New York
    on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:21 AM

    Gravity Renewables has acquired the 10.5-MW Dahowa Hydroelectric Project, located on the Batten Kill River in Greenwich, Washington County, N.Y. […]

  • Ameren tests software that could unlock future ‘transactive energy marketplace’
    on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 12:29 PM

    Ameren is preparing to test a Canadian company’s software that could someday help usher in a radically different business model for the utility. […]

  • States start hitting America’s EV drivers with higher fees
    on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 12:20 PM

    The rest of the world is handing out subsidies and incentives to speed up adoption of electric cars. But in nearly half of U.S. states, driving a battery-powered car requires paying additional fees. […]

  • Microgrid with long-duration flow battery installed at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
    on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 3:48 PM

    This week energy storage maker ESS Inc said that it had deployed an Energy Warehouse (EW) long-duration flow battery system at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California. […]

  • Former Massachusetts coal plant to be transformed into clean energy center
    on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 3:01 PM

    This week, diversified real estate acquisition and development firm Commercial Development Company and transmission developer Anbaric said they plan to build a renewable energy center at Brayton Point Commerce Center in Somerset, Massachusetts. The site is the former home of the Brayton Point Coal Plant, the cooling towers for which were demolished two weeks ago. (video of demolition at the end of article at this link). […]

  • Offshore wind will need bigger boats. Much bigger boats
    on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    How do you install a wind turbine almost the size of the Chrysler building in the open ocean? Just get a boat with deck space larger than a football field and a crane that can lift the weight of 1,100 Chevy Suburban SUVs. […]

  • EESI to help rural co-ops and public power entities ‘ACE’ clean energy upgrades
    on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Yesterday, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) announced the launch of the Access Clean Energy Savings (ACES) initiative. ACES provides technical assistance to help rural electric cooperatives and public power utilities apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Electric Savings Program (RESP), which provides zero-interest 20-year loans for improving energy efficiency. […]

  • Doing business better: Empowering women through solar energy
    on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    Incredibly, 1.1 billion people – 14% of the world’s population – still live without access to electricity. In rural, remote communities, many people simply have no light after sunset. That makes being productive at night—such as working and learning--extremely difficult. Limiting useful hours of the day by access to daylight holds back personal and economic development and wastes human potential. […]

  • EU corporates want renewable energy but bureaucracy and regulations are holding them back
    on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    This week energy developer BayWa r.e. published its Energy Report 2019, which surveyed 1,200 European corporations about their attitudes toward renewable energy. […]

  • Hydrogen: key to a zero-carbon future, or a costly distraction?
    on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    The U.K.’s push for a low-carbon economy has some notable successes, but the hardest part of the battle has barely started. […]

  • Report predicts Vietnam poised for renewables boom
    on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 12:41 PM

    Wind and solar power are poised for a significant rise in Vietnam and will hit 19.9 GW by 2030, according to a new report. […]

  • Geothermal balances California’s renewable portfolio
    on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    California’s rapid renewable energy expansion has led to a boom in large-scale solar and wind projects and a huge expansion of rooftop solar. As costs have fallen, solar energy has become much less expensive, and utility-scale solar and wind are now less expensive than new gas plants, and far less expensive than existing coal. […]

  • Enel joins Boston’s Greentown Labs to scout for clean energy startups
    on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    This week, Enel S.p.A. announced the opening of its newest Innovation Hub in Boston at Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech startup incubator in the United States. The Hub will provide Enel, one of the world’s leading power companies, access to Greentown Labs’ startup community and innovation expertise. […]

  • Two companies align to help wind project owners maximize energy output with machine learning
    on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    This week global engineering company Emerson announced that it had formed a 3-year alliance with Vayu to combine Emerson’s Ovation automation platform with Vayu’s cloud-computing wind energy optimization technology. The new technology will optimize wind farms in the Americas, Caribbean and Europe. […]

  • AW-Energy WaveRoller generates ocean energy near Portugal
    on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    AW-Energy's WaveRoller ocean energy system passed a certification milestone for an installation in Portuguese waters with a survey by Lloyd's Register […]

  • Toward 100% clean energy: two million solar strong and growing
    on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    Today, IREC proudly joins the collective voice of advocates and industry celebrating a milestone we have worked for 37 years to witness: two million solar installations now in the U.S. What better timing than in a year when children and governors, presidential candidates and corporate CEOs are all making headlines about the urgency of climate change action. […]

  • U.K. has been using coal-free energy since May 1
    on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:36 PM

    The U.K. has now gone more than a week without using any of its coal-fired power stations, yet another record, and a sign that life without the dirtiest fossil fuel might not be that far away. […]

  • Washington becomes fifth state in the US to aim for 100 percent clean energy
    on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    This week in Seattle, Washington, Senate Bill 5116 was signed into law in by Governor Jay Inslee after passing the state legislature earlier this month. This bill cuts out coal power by 2025 and requires an equitable transition to 100 percent clean electricity for the entire state by 2045. […]

  • New Google-supported project will measure and publicize carbon-emission data from every power plant in the world
    on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Tuesday brings a somewhat mind-blowing announcement in the world of power plants and pollution. In a nutshell: A nonprofit artificial intelligence firm called WattTime is going to use satellite imagery to precisely track the air pollution (including carbon emissions) coming out of every single power plant in the world, in real time. […]

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