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Why Wind and Solar May Have to Fill In for America's Crumbling Hydro Infrastructure

When politicians talk about "crumbling infrastructure," it's often hard to ascertain exactly what they're talking about. Is it bridges falling down, an excessive number of potholes, or maybe aging airports? It could mean any number of things depending on who's talking and who's listening.<p>This week, …

Electrek green energy brief: Trump’s renewable infrastructure, 80% solar before big upgrades, 4,000 years of solar and more!

Trump releases infrastructure possibilities, 4 (actually 5) renewable grid projects included – The renewable projects are, 1. an HVDC transmission line to move wind power from Oklahoma to Tennessee Valley Authority customer, 2. an HVDC line moving wind power from Wyoming to the southwest USA, 3. …

Renewable Energy

Solar Employs More People In U.S. Electricity Generation Than Oil, Coal And Gas Combined

In the United States, more people were employed in solar power last year than in generating electricity through coal, gas and oil energy combined. According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power employed 43 percent of the Electric Power Generation sector’s workforce in …

Renewable Energy

Sunflare unveils sticky and flexible solar panels

Sunflare has unveiled flexible solar panels that can be stuck onto walls and roofs.<p>The new thin-film solar product is flexible, light, and affordable. The company made the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.<p>The National Renewable Energy Laboratory declared in a …

Why storing solar energy and using it at night is closer than you think

In May, when Tesla Motors announced its new battery product to vast media buzz, the talk was all about people putting batteries in their solar-powered homes, and thereby becoming that much less reliant on the grid.<p>But there was always another and perhaps even bigger side of the story — the idea …

Clean Energy

Obama Sets Up Cost Of US Solar Energy For Another Freefall

<b>Published on</b> September 17th, 2015 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>46<p>September 17th, 2015 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>Solar energy is already cost competitive with conventional fuels …

Solar Panels

The one thing that could make or break solar energy

I'm not talking about subsidies, like the US' Business Energy Investment Tax Credit, but rather ways the solar industry gets access to the grid, particularly for very small projects.<p>But as the solar industry grows to become a larger piece of the electric industry, it puts a strain on utilities that …

Solar Power

U.S. Takes Major Step Toward Wind and Solar Development

The Obama administration on Thursday took a major step toward encouraging development of renewable energy on federal lands in six Western states by …

Renewable Energy

This Startup Uses A Particle Accelerator To Make Solar Panels Much, Much Cheaper

The process makes them cheaper and more efficient–and could hasten the end of coal.<p>The cost of solar panels is dropping exponentially, and solar power is now 80% cheaper than it was in 2010. A new startup plans to make it even more of a threat to fossil fuels, while also making panels much more …