Wind and Solar Articles

  • The future of Solar Power

    When you think of renewable energies, what do you think of? Hydro power? Wind energy? In fact, they have proven to be the most popular in recent years. Hydro power in its current form is the cheapest of the renewable energies. Wind power is the fastest growing. However, there is a renewable energy that is far more versatile ...

  • Renewable Energy Systems - Case Study

    Overview Generating renewable electricity is an important way to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and many countries are installing wind and solar power plants to help meet targets for cutting CO2. One drawback of these energy sources is their ...


    By Fuel Cell Today

  • University of Nations - Kona Hawaii - Case Study

    Rooftop (Commercial) - Size: 226KW - GxB 360W The University of Nations located in Kona, Hawaii is a professional commercial project that helped us earn our place in the sun — installing our systems in a University will potentially lead to the awareness of clean, renewable energy in young students who attend the Kona campus. The Situation The ...


    By Sunpreme, Inc.

  • UK power prices finally drop

    Stay updated on energy market changes over the last 7 days with Haven Power’s market report. UK seasonal power prices finally dropped on 30th August Downwards movement on fuels complex weighed on power prices Regulatory reform in the carbon market put further pressure on contracts Strong start to the week for renewables didn’t persist; average ...


    By Haven Power Ltd

  • Renewable energy to grow 400% by 2040

    Increasing competitiveness of wind and solar energy will see renewables grow by over 400% by 2040 if current trends continue, according to new predictions by BP. ...

  • Renewables overtake coal in Europe for the first time ever

    Wind, solar and biomass overtook coal in supplying electricity across Europe for the first time last year, according to analysis by think tanks Sandbag and Agora Energiewende. ...

  • Powerful Tools to Accurately Forecast Solar Plant Yield

    The Solar-Log® brand started 12 years ago with a homeowner’s vision to know how his solar PV plant was performing. Since then, installers across the globe have relied on Solar-Log® more than any other independent software vendor on the planet, to provide the plant data needed to effectively ...

  • Saudi Arabia’s booming solar and wind industry

    The KSA whitepaper below will provide insight on the plans by developers, government, EPCs and other stakeholders. If this discussion topic is relevant for your business, then you will enjoy the program for the 10th Annual MENA New Energy Summit (formerly MENASOL) At the summit, you will meet with +450 industry experts and hosting +50 developer/EPC ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Energy-Smart, High-Performance Solutions - Thermo Bond Buildings

    For nearly a decade now, there has been a strong emphasis on renewable energy and environmental stewardship.  Wind towers and solar panels are popping up everywhere, and businesses have made energy conservation a priority. Companies have found that saving energy means a stronger bottom line, and that spending a little more in the short-term provides long-term benefits. Responding to that ...


    By Thermo Bond Buildings, LLC

  • KB Racking’s Custom Solutions Yield Riveting Results in New Jersey!

    2016 marked a very productive time in the relationship between KB Racking and Evergreen Energy Solutions as we worked together on three large solar projects in the state of New Jersey. Two of them have already been completed and the third is expected to be fully installed late 2017. The total combined project size of these three projects exceeds an astounding 8500 panels. ...


    By KB Racking

  • DNV GL: A Cleaner, More Electrified World Is Within Reach by 2050

    Earlier this month (9/5), DNV GL published its first Energy Transition Outlook (ETO): Renewables, Power and Energy Use. The industry implication report is part of DNV GL’s new suite of Energy Transition Outlook publications. The report reviews global energy demand and energy supply and summarizes the implications for the power and ...


    By DNV GL

  • Firebricks offer low-cost storage for carbon-free energy

    Original story at MIT News Ancient technology could be used to level electricity prices for renewables. Firebricks, designed to withstand high heat, have been part of our technological arsenal for at least three millennia, since the era of the Hittites. ...

  • Offshore Wind Versus Solar in the Eastern US: An Unexpected Rivalry

    Less than a decade ago, offshore wind energy and solar PV were similarly priced energy sources. Unsubsidized installed costs for both exceeded $5 per watt, or more than double that for land-based wind. Despite their cost, both technologies were seen as the best hopes for supplying urban centers with green power, especially in the BOSNYWASH (Boston-New York-Washington, DC) corridor of the eastern ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • Case study - Barnsley Council

    As part of their commitment to improving the energy efficiency of all homes and buildings within their borough, Barnsley Council contacted Logic Energy to see if they could assist Dearne Carrfield Primary School in discovering their “green potential” before investing in a renewable energy system. With solar thermal systems, wind, solar PV and biomass systems all an option, the school ...


    By Logic Energy Ltd.

  • As renewable electricity is added to the grid, are power markets misfiring?

    When increasing megawatt-hours of variable solar and wind energy began coursing through the grid, the initial concern was an operational one—could grid reliability be maintained. But it turns out those megawatt-hours are creating market challenges, as well. What needs to be done to right the markets? Travis Kavulla, vice chairman of the Montana Public Service Commission, and Albert Cheung, ...

  • Biomass and Integration in Future Energy Systems and the Bioeconomy

    Biomass was the primary source of materials and energy until the industrial revolution set off a series of major changes around two hundred years ago. In the industrialized world fossil fuels became the primary source for energy in the forms of electricity and heat and provided almost all fuels for transport. However, biomass continued to maintain an important role in the economies in both ...

  • Tracking clean energy progress

    Each year, the IEA’s Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report examines developments across a range of clean energy sectors and technologies. The TCEP uses benchmarks for 2025 as modelled in Energy Technology Perspectives 2017, as well as the milestones identified in the IEA Technology Roadmaps. Measuring against these benchmarks provides an assessment of whether technologies, energy ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Optimizing Wind and Solar Power in Africa

    Editor's Note: The following is a news release authored by Julie Chao and issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on April 5, 2017 To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • What rural Alaska can teach the world about renewable energy

    I flew into Unalakleet, Alaska, on a late fall day. With about 700 people, Unalakleet is large by rural Alaska standards and serves as a regional hub. The village is located on a sandy spit of land where a clear river meets the turbid water of the Bering Sea. Out the plane window the sun shone bright, glittering off the wind-tossed whitecaps of the sea. To the east, the rolling Nulato Hills, clad ...


    By Ensia

  • How renewable energy advocates are hurting the climate cause

    Overly optimistic reports of renewables’ success are not only misleading but also counterproductive In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, the proliferation of misinformation on social media is finally getting the attention it deserves. Or so I thought. ...


    By Ensia

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