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New wind projects would deliver enough power for 600K homes

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy — or enough to power 600,000 homes.<p>The Vineyard Wind project will be Massachusetts' first offshore wind farm and is expected to generate 800 megawatts of …

Renewable Energy

EGEB: Offshore wind is the new green frontier, China, India invest massively in solar power, new study debunks 100% renewable naysayers

<b>Electrek Green Energy Brief</b><i>: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>Today on EGEB, U.S. oceans are about to get a little more crowded by wind turbines. China and India are the main players behind the massive expansion of solar power production. …

Renewable Energy

Watch Out for Double-Sided Solar Panels Taking Off in China

Here’s one way to get more power from solar panels: use both sides of the cells. But don’t expect that to double the output.<p>China is expected to …

Solar Panels

Revolutionary 3D nanohybrid lithium-ion battery could allow for charging in just seconds | Kurzweil

Left: Conventional composite battery design, with 2D stacked anode and cathode. Right: New 3D nanohybrid lithium-ion battery design, with multiple …

Lithium Ion

Boosted Board founders enter electric scooter wars, intend to compete on quality and ethics

As we’ve previously reported, the electric scooter wars have been heating up over the past few months. Rival companies Bird, Spin and Lime have all been competing to flood streets and sidewalks of major cities with electric kick scooters that can be rented by anyone with a smart phone and parked …

Transportation

The stunning numbers behind success of Tesla big battery

Tesla big battery accounts for just 2% of capacity in South Australia's ancillary services market, but in just four months it has grabbed a 55% …

Business Development

China's latest energy megaprojects show that coal is really on the way out

2/<p>In late 2017, the country built a massive floating solar farm on top of a former coal mine that had collapsed and flooded.<p>Getty Images<p>3/<p>Last May, …

Renewable Energy

Xcel building largest wind farm ever constructed in Colorado with 300 turbines

DENVER — It's not just your imagination. Those massive wind turbines that rise off the plains in Colorado are getting bigger. And there are more of …

Wind Farm

The Battery Revolution is About to Begin

For quite some time now scientists have been searching for a decent alternative to the current lithium-ion batteries that are used so often today. A …

Clean Energy

Gas scooter sales decline in Europe as electric bicycle and motorcycle sales soar

Gas-powered scooters, much like fine wines, thin cigarettes and fresh baguettes, are one of those quintessentially European sights. But now that might be changing (for scooters, at least). And EVs could be the cause.<p>New figures report that sales of gas-powered scooters and motorcycles dropped by …

Electric Vehicles

rEVolution 2018 / Tony Seba

Online supermarket @Ocado has an incredible high-tech warehouse manned by thousands of grocery-packing robots https://t.co/gtW2EdBC5G

Energy transition: Solar power, wind make up at least 94% of new U.S. generation in Q1 2018

We at <b>pv magazine USA</b> have not been the biggest fans of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) monthly Energy Infrastructure Update. …

Fossil Fuels

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

Many gold bulls are frustrated that during last year’s U.S. dollar decline, the precious metal didn’t rally more strongly.<p>After all, the U.S. dollar …

Investing

Jinko Solar top PV module shipment provider

The global solar PV module market was valued at $36.71 billion in 2017 and is estimated to reach $26.4bn, in 2021, registering a negative compound …

Solar Power

Solar Means Business Report

The top corporate solar users in the United States have installed enough solar capacity to power 402,000 U.S. homes. These Fortune 500 companies have …

Target is tops in corporate solar-energy users - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

By Mark Reilly <br>– Managing Editor, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal<p>Apr 20, 2018, 7:28am CDT<b><br>Updated</b> Apr 20, 2018, 12:34pm CDT<p>Target Corp. once …

Could Walmart, Costco, & Kroger Become Some of the Largest EV Charging Centers in the US?

<b>Published on</b> November 21st, 2017 | <i>by Loren McDonald</i><p>0<p>November 21st, 2017 by <b>Loren McDonald</b><p>A future of vehicles powered by batteries will radically …

Bifacial Plus Tracking Boosts Solar Energy Yield by 27 Percent

The conversation surrounding solar modules in 2018 is understandably focused on the ramifications of the Section 201 tariffs. But there is another …

New worldwide solar projects leave fossil fuels in the dust

Donald Trump and Republican energy officials might think they’re talking a good game with proposed boosts in offshore drilling, coal industry jobs, …

Google hits its incredible 100% renewable energy goal

Google just announced that it has officially bought enough renewable energy to match all of the electricity they consumed last year. Senior Vice …

Three Countries Show How Close a 100 Percent Green Grid Is

The world invested more in solar energy than in coal, gas and nuclear combined last year.The aspiration for a 100% green electricity grid is no …

Renewable Energy

Solar seeks its place under the Spanish sun

Investors are now betting again on solar power generation in Spain, which for a decade was in the shadows as the country cut subsidies for the clean …

Is the IEA underestimating renewables?

Scenarios from the International Energy Agency (IEA) have failed to predict the growth of renewables and overestimated the role of nuclear. Critics …

Lithium-Sulfur is the Next Battery Breakthrough

via pixabay<p>Technological progress is always being limited by something. Maybe a certain type of glass is too expensive. Maybe there’s just too much …

Nanomaterial Introduces Zinc-Air Batteries to the EV Party

It seems both the commercial markets and the research community are coming to terms with the idea that the energy density (the amount of energy …

Tumbling Costs for Wind, Solar, Batteries Are Squeezing Fossil Fuels

Latest BNEF study of comparative costs worldwide shows an 18% improvement in the competitiveness of onshore wind and solar in the last year, and new …

Renewable Energy

Gaskell West 1 Solar Facility in California begins commercial operation

ATLANTA, March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Power has announced the commercial operation of the 20-megawatt (MW) Gaskell West 1 Solar Facility in Kern County, California. This project marks Southern Power's fifth solar facility within the county and 12th solar facility within the state to come …

Stunning drops in solar, wind costs mean economic case for coal, gas is ‘crumbling’

Things are only going to get tougher for gas and coal compared to renewables.<p>Prices for solar, wind, and battery storage are dropping so rapidly that …

World's largest solar energy project will be 100 times bigger than any other on the planet

200 gigawatts of solar power. $200 billion. 100,000 jobs. Those are the numbers attached to the SoftBank Solar Project, which is set to become the …

Renewable Energy