Amir Ishak

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This Is How Germany Perfected the Free-Electricity Model

Nothing has upended the old utility model and the European power markets more than the renewable energy revolution.<p>And nowhere is that clearer than …

Why Mega Solar Projects Are Turning to String Inverters

Just a few short years ago, a large solar PV project could be considered anything well north of 100 megawatts.It’s a testament to how quickly and …

Red States Are Leading the Wind Energy Charge

Republicans may be lukewarm on climate policy, but they’re all about that wind energy, according to a report on the state of wind power in the U.S. …

China made solar panels cheap. Now it’s doing the same for electric buses.

Thanks, China.<p>It is now more or less taken for granted that solar panels are getting cheaper and cheaper. But that didn’t just happen — solar PV did not jump onto that trajectory on its own. After all, solar panels have been around for decades, but they didn’t really start plunging down the cost …

Portugal Produced More Renewable Energy Than It Needed Last Month

By 2040 Portugal wants to be powered solely by renewable energy.<p>Last month, Portugal’s renewable energy sources provided more electricity than the …

High-efficiency solar panel pricing fell 37 percent in 2017

According to the IEA, the spot price for ‘mono crystalline’ solar panels fell from 72¢/W to 45¢/W over 2017. That 27¢/W drop represents a 37.5% fall.<p>Mono crystalline solar panels offer at least 10% more efficiency than poly crystalline in the same hardware package/size/weight, and today – in key …

Solar Power

Small-scale solar power is changing lives and disrupting traditional models

Solar power is becoming an increasingly important part of the planet's energy mix. In 2016, solar photovoltaic grew faster than any other fuel, with …

Renewable Energy

Reducing emissions, EU to double renewables by 2030

EPA-EFE/JOEL KARPPANEN<p>Click for full view<p>A wind turbine of Vesta at the Outokumpu steel mill's production site, Tornio, Finland, November 20, …

European Union

When Will Renewables Become The Dominant Source Of Energy? It May Be Sooner Than You Think

As the amount of renewable energy in global electricity networks continues to surge, a new question arises – when will renewables become the dominant source of energy?<p>A new report, the Lloyd’s Register 2018 Technology Radar, examines this issue and also looks at which technologies are likely to …

Renewable Energy

Can The Middle East Make A Success Of Renewable Energy? It May Not Have A Choice

An hour away from the gleaming towers of Dubai, countless rows of solar panels face into the desert sun. From the rooftop of an administrative building at Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park, one can gaze across the field of blue-grey photovoltaic panels stretching to the horizon. This impressive sight …

Stanford Engineers: Here's How 139 Countries Can Avoid Blackouts With 100% Clean Energy

By Taylor Kubota<p>Renewable energy solutions are often hindered by the inconsistencies of power produced by wind, water and sunlight and the …

The Most Important Energy Trend in 2018

The rise of inexpensive, scalable electricity storage may be more disruptive to the energy sector long term than anything else going on in the …

Viewpoint: The Indian state to become a global leader in clean energy

<b>India's southern state of Tamil Nadu is poised to become a global leader in wind power, according to a new report. But first the state must overcome its addiction to coal, writes Nityanand Jayaraman.</b><p>The report - by the US-based Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis - predicts that by …

Aussie blockchain startup Power Ledger forms US partnership to roll out "hundreds" of energy trading projects

Australian blockchain success story Power Ledger has landed a partnership with American not-for-profit energy company Helpanswers to bring the …

How Energy Storage Systems Could Replace Natural Gas Power Plants

Energy storage has gotten so cheap that it's now replacing natural gas peaker plants around the world.<p>One of the reasons natural gas has grown to …

Europe's Wind Power Industry Is Blowing Up Offshore

Europe’s offshore wind industry is booming, with a 25% boost in capacity during 2017.<p>Industry body WindEurope released statistics Tuesday that showed …

Virginia Policy Makes Going Solar Easy For Homeowners

<b>Power companies are fighting an uphill battle they are sure to lose and they’re blaming customers who are taking advantage of massive government</b> …

Bloom Energy to Build Fuel Cell Power Plant for Korea South-East Power

<b>SUNNYVALE, Calif.</b>-- Bloom Energy today announced the selection of its 8,350kW (8.35MW) Bloom Energy Server, an innovative and clean electricity …

Energy

Japanese firm moves on Victorian brown coal-hydrogen project

by Angela Macdonald-Smith<p>The Japanese manufacturing giant leading a world-first attempt to convert Victorian brown coal into liquid hydrogen for …

Alternative Fuel

Boeing Invests in Next Generation Battery Technology

A major stumbling block in the development of a practical electric flying vehicle is battery technology, which is currently plagued by energy sources …

World’s largest offshore wind farm starts construction

The world’s soon to be (2020) largest offshore wind farm has begun construction. The project, being developed by the largest offshore wind power developer – Ørsted – is located 74.5 miles off the coast of Yorkshire, UK.<p>The wind farm is named Hornsea Project One. Hornsea Project Two will follow a …

Hydroelectric Power

Corporations Purchased Record 5.4 Gigawatts Of Clean Power In 2017

<b>Published on</b> January 23rd, 2018 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>0<p>January 23rd, 2018 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>Corporations around the world signed a record volume of Power …

From wave power to smart buildings, this is the future of sustainable energy

History could mark 2017 as the year fossil fuels were finally consigned to the waste pile. The UK experienced its first coal-free day in April; it …

Renewable Energy

Cheap Renewables Keep Pushing Fossil Fuels Further Away From Profitability - Despite Trump's Efforts

Rapid cost declines made renewable energy the United States’ cheapest available source of new electricity, without subsidies, in 2017. In many parts of the U.S., building new wind is cheaper than running existing coal, while nuclear and natural gas aren’t far behind. As renewable energy costs …

Renewable Energy

Jaguar to launch an all-electric sedan as soon as next year, report says

Jaguar is preparing to launch its first all-electric vehicle, the Jaguar I-Pace, later this year.<p>Now the British automaker is reportedly already planning to launch its second all-electric vehicle as soon as next year.<p>The I-Pace is an SUV, but the second vehicle would be a sedan taking the form of …

Tesla’s giant battery in Australia made around $1 million in just a few days

Tesla’s 100MW/ 129MWh Powerpack project in South Australia, the largest in the world for now, has been demonstrating its capacity over the last few weeks since going into operation last month.<p>But now the system is showing its potential to be highly profitable by making an estimated $1 million AUD …

Water-based AC cools the air without using harmful chemicals

Our air conditioners still draw on principles that are around 100-years-old, sucking up power in the process. Researchers from the National …

Audi smart home battery grid creates a 'virtual power plant'

Audi isn't going to let rival automakers like BMW and Tesla corner the market on home batteries. The German badge is testing a Smart Energy Network where solar-powered batteries not only help your home minimize use of the electrical grid, but talk to each other. The result is, as Audi put it, a …

Royal Dutch Shell Joining the Renewable Energy Bandwagon

Shell is the latest oil major to buy into renewable energy.<p>The oil majors have had a love-hate relationship with renewable energy over the past …