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Microgrids on the March: Utilities Are Building Out New Business Models to Make Islanding Work

Pulling a cohesive narrative out of the DistribuTech conference’s thousands of participants and menagerie of electrical doohickeys is like …

Solar Power

There’s a revolution happening in electricity. Utilities need to keep up.

A conversation on the future of the power sector.<p>Electric utilities increasingly find themselves at war with their own customers. Homeowners and commercial building owners have all sorts of new choices for how to generate, store, and manage their own electricity — solar panels, home batteries, …

How blockchain is impacting clean energy

No one enjoys paying their electricity bill. It keeps going up and up, with a bunch of new nonsense fees thrown on top every few years. What’s worse is that many parts of the world still rely on dirty fossil fuels to produce this energy. By now we have all heard about the potential of solar and …

Renewable Energy

These GIFs Show America’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Explosion

Even the Trump administration’s fossil-fuel-powered cabinet appointees may have trouble stopping this momentum.<p>Over the last five years, solar generation in Nevada has increased seven-fold. Iowa and Texas have doubled their wind power production. And, across the U.S., renewable energy has been …

Renewable Energy

Instead Of Buying Electricity From The Power Company, What If You Bought It From Your Neighbor?

Traditionally, when you want electricity, you buy it from a utility. In the future, you may buy it from the house next door. A Dutch company called PowerPeers is making it happen in the Netherlands.<p>In the Netherlands, a marketplace called Power Peers is linking up home energy producers with …

Renewable Energy

PWC: Germany's climate policy good for economy

Global consultancy PWC has run financial models to determine whether low-carbon investments mandated by Germany's 2020 Climate Action Program …

Why power is critical to everything in a digital world

Infrastructure systems around the world are being strained due to unprecedented urbanization, continued globalization, and climate change. In addition, developing countries are struggling to build new infrastructure, while developed countries must replace aging infrastructure.<p>Between now and 2030, …

The Huge Impact Goldman Sachs' Billions Are Having on Clean Energy

Financial giant Goldman Sachs, which plans to invest a massive $150 billion into clean energy projects and technology over the next decade, is …

Study: Fossil Fuels Falling Out Of Favor As Americans Embrace Renewables [Infographic]

A new study from Pew Research has revealed that Americans are deeply divided on the causes and cures of climate change, as well as their nation’s environmental policy. Despite the deep-rooted division, however, the vast majority of Americans are unified when it comes to the issue of renewable …

Renewable Energy

DOE charts show why climate doom and gloom isn't needed

Clean tech costs have fallen 41–94% over the past 7 years. Wind and solar accounted for two-thirds of new energy installations in the US in 2015.<p>A new report from the US Department of Energy paints a bright picture for our prospects to cut carbon pollution and prevent the most dangerous levels of …

Renewable Energy

Infographic: Affordable Rooftop Solar in the United States

Rooftop solar costs are falling<p>Since 2007, the cost of installing an average-sized rooftop solar system has nearly halved. In fact, after accounting …

What is the Learning Curve—and What Does it Mean for Solar Power and for Electric Vehicles?

The “learning curve” is the biggest story in solar power. You can see it in action in the graph below: as the price of solar drops, the number of …

Solar Power

The Cost of Renewable Energy Is Plunging, and It'll Change Everything

The Lowest Bidder<p>Renewable energy is currently shaking up the power sector. All over the world, countries are running days, if not weeks or months, …

Who wins from L.A.’s bid to go 100 percent renewable? The kids.

The Los Angeles City Council voted on Friday to order the city’s main utility, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, to create a study for …

The Price of Solar Is Declining to Unprecedented Lows

The installed price of solar energy has declined significantly in recent years as policy and market forces have driven more and more solar …

Power Ledger trials blockchain-based energy grid and market near Perth

Australian energy startup Power Ledger announced on Thursday that its trials have commenced using blockchain technology to “put power in the pockets …

This Very, Very Detailed Chart Shows How All The Energy In The U.S. Is Used

Take a master’s level course in improving your energy literacy, down to the half a percent of our energy that we use to fly military jets.<p>Saul Griffith likes numbers. The serial entrepreneur and MacArthur genius once calculated the carbon footprint of every single action in his life–from buying …

Study: Solar Producing Big Savings for Solar Homes – and Their Neighbors

A new study shows rooftop solar is saving big bucks for Mainers with solar � and also saving money for their neighbors. (Lucas Braun)<p>PORTLAND, Maine …

Adelaide charges ahead with world’s largest 'virtual power plant'

AGL project to roll out 1,000 battery systems to homes and businesses will operate like a 5MW plant, and optimise energy produced from solar panels<p>Adelaide will be home to the world’s largest “virtual power plant” – AGL is rolling out 1,000 battery systems to homes and businesses, with backing from …

Renewable Energy

Solar Capture Technique Turns CO2 Into Burnable Fuel

Engineers at the University of Chicago have created a new kind of solar cell that efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide into usable …

Blockchain holds key to reinventing energy grid

<b>Solar technology and battery storage are important. But what has been missing is a technology on which to organize, co-ordinate and secure a true peer-to-peer power grid.</b><p>While breakthroughs in solar-cell technology have led to greater variety in locally generated renewable energy, the underlying …

Google uses AI to cut data centre energy use by 15%

Technology firm hailed success of machine-learning trial and said efficiencies will be applied to all its centres by end of year<p>Google says it has cut its vast data centres’ energy use by 15% by applying artificial intelligence to manage them more efficiently than humans.<p>The servers that power …

Machine Learning

Why Apple's new energy business should scare utilities

Backing large-scale solar farms in locales like California, Mongolia, China and Nevada may have just been a warm up for Apple's foray into clean …

Renewable Energy

The World Nears Peak Fossil Fuels for Electricity

The way we get electricity is about to change dramatically, as the era of ever-expanding demand for fossil fuels comes to an end—in less than a …

Fossil Fuels

Renewable Energy Is Now Inevitable, Energy Secretary Says, Citing Price

Climate change may have inspired the clean-energy revolution, but price has made it inevitable, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz said Thursday, citing plunging prices in solar, wind and efficient innovations like LED lighting.<p>“The discussion about climate and climate science and mitigation and …

Renewable Energy

US Department of Energy wants electricity grid to be able to handle 100% mid-day peak solar power

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is readying the power grids for solar power to meet 100%, and greater, of local electricity demand as solar peaks mid-day. The DOE is funding a series of projects whose broad goal is to make the power grid more able to be monitored and managed while dealing with …

2 Reasons Solar Stocks Are Smart Investments

Image source: SunPower.<p>It's been a rough few years for most solar stocks. The industry has seen the biggest renewable energy developer, <b>SunEdison</b>, go bankrupt, the former largest module manufacturer,<b>Yingli Green Energy</b>, can't pay its debts, and the yieldco market that was supposed to provide …

Investing

A quarter of deaths caused by environmental degradation, says UN

A new United Nations report warns that pollution and global warming are causing millions more deaths than conflicts. The UN's environment agency has …

How Solar Energy Is Changing the World Using New Technologies

Credit<p>One of the recent technology trends making waves on the globe right now is the significant use of solar energy systems to generate clean, non-polluting electricity and to also curb other issues that directly affect the environment. Due to different global warming concerns that are depleting …

Solar Power