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Texas, already the U.S. state with the most wind energy capacity, is catching up to California in utility-scale solar capacity
In honor of Earth Day, Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) announced that through the contributions of its employees, partners and shareholders, it has repurposed brownfield sites, including former coal...
A decidedly impartial review of Mark Jacobson’s 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything
April 22, 2021
Happy Earth Day 2021! When you’ve followed the evolving research of a leading clean energy expert and become a supporter of his vision for a global clean energy transition, it should come as no...
For clean energy to succeed on a broad scale, it must benefit all communities, not just affluent ones.
Amazon buying output of 375-MW Birch solar project in Ohio
April 21, 2021
Lightsource bp said on Tuesday that it has executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amazon for a new 375-MWdc solar project under development in Ohio. Once complete, the solar facility is...
The wholesale energy wing of Southern Co. has amped up its utility-scale wind project holdings again. Southern Power acquired its 15th wind power project. The 118-MW Glass Sands facility is located in...
By Bentham Paulos, Dev Millstein, Joseph Rand, and Ryan Wiser, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Renewable energy’s rapid growth is accelerating a national shift to a carbon-free electric power...
Home Depot and NRG have each executed individual 100-MW solar PPAs, and The Hershey Company has contracted for a 50-MW solar PPA.
National Grid Partners has fresh influx of cash to invest in energy technology startups
April 20, 2021
Since its launch less than three years ago, NGP has put $227 million to work in dozens of startups at the intersection of energy and information technology, it said in a press release.
Hydroelectricity has powered the lives of Ontarians for a century, and Ontario Power Generation is planning an extensive 20-year overhaul of its hydropower generating units to ensure clean, reliable...
Mitigating the effects of solar power intermittency is just one of the challenges the new system will provide
Unlocking the value of energy communities
April 19, 2021
We are witnessing the start of an unprecedented paradigm shift and a true revolution across the global energy sector.
Hosting Capacity Analysis Could simplify grid interconnection for distributed energy resources
April 19, 2021
While hosting capacity analysis can be valuable as a data point, it could be an even better tool for distributed solar adoption.
Thinking energy storage when you’re thinking 1500vdc PV
April 19, 2021
Utility-scale PV is going to 1500v--what does that mean for associated battery energy storage systems?
Axpo plans to produce green hydrogen by building a production facility at its 43.4-MW Eglisau-Glattfelden hydropower plant on the Rhine River in Switzerland, the first of several hydrogen facilities...
State utility regulators have approved plans by Mississippi Power to develop and build its first-ever stand-alone solar energy and battery storage system. The Mississippi Public Service Commission...
Wholesale market rules incorporating a state-determined carbon price can fall within the Commission’s jurisdiction
xperts anticipate cost reductions of 17%-35% by 2035 and 37%-49% by 2050, driven by bigger and more efficient turbines, lower capital and operating costs, and other advancements
U.S.-based Ocergy announced it has secured investments from Moreld Ocean Wind (MOW) and Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) to fund offshore floating wind solutions. The Series A round will fund Ocergy’s...
Black & Veatch joins EPRI & GTI-led low carbon initiative
April 15, 2021
Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Black & Veatch has joined the Low Carbon Resources Initiative led by top energy research firms in the nation.
Tennessee sunshine to power Jack Daniel’s
April 15, 2021
A little sunshine will soon be in your next glass of whiskey as Jack Daniel’s partners with the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation, and Nashville-based solar power...
The innovative structure will source 100% renewable energy aimed at matching the hourly usage of all Iron Mountain facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Adapture Renewables will own and operate the portfolio and sell the generated electricity under a long-term power purchase agreement to Portland General Electric.
More electricity is generated in Georgia from biomass than in any state except California
April 14, 2021
Biomass may not be electricity fuel king in Georgia, but the state definitely is peachy keen on the resource.
ORPC Inc. and its subsidiary ORPC Ireland are partnering with a European consortium to create a new generation of marine renewable energy turbines that increase reliability and performance while...
Statkraft to build first windfarms in Chile
April 13, 2021
Norwegian renewable generation company Statkraft is to build its first windfarms in Chile. The 102 MW Torsa project comprises three windfarms totaling 19 turbines supplied by German manufacturer...
While it’s broadly recognized that a dramatic expansion of renewables is necessary to attain climate goals, this expansion also holds great potential to reduce negative impacts on rivers, and the...
What is said to be the world’s largest off-grid solar-battery hybrid system for the mining industry has been commissioned at a gold mine in Mali, West Africa.
Solar-adopter incomes presently skew high in all states, but, as with the national trends, that skew has diminished over time in most states. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a report...
Clean energy stock deflation and Biden’s infrastructure plan
April 12, 2021
Last month saw buying opportunities in some clean energy stocks as the bubble created from the euphoria over Biden’s election vanished as if it never happened. Clean energy stocks have simply returned...