Technology Supports Global Sustainability

Cloud-based software is one technological advancement that can pay dividends in the development and management of a wide variety of renewable energy projects, from wind farms, solar farms and geothermal plants to hydropower and biomass facilities.

UK to Remain Top Offshore Wind Power Market by 2025, with Capacity Exceeding 23 Gigawatts, says GlobalData

UK offshore wind installed capacity to increase more than fivefold from 4.5 Gigawatts (GW) in 2014 to 23.2 GW by 2025 ---Government continues to support offshore wind with contracts for difference, to help lower generation costs in the long term, says analyst

The US panel price rising improves average panel price in July.

Affected by the final results of the US DOC AD & CVD review, Chinese module makers are forced to rise up their module selling prices in the US, which results in also pulling up the average selling price of other manufacturers, including Korean, European, and even American companies. Hence, the average multi-crystalline module price is moderately moving up this week

Is Adding Solar Batteries Worth it?

Seeking to help states better address the value proposition of solar+storage systems, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) engaged Clean Power Research (CPR) to develop a methodology that could be used to value solar energy coupled with battery storage. The methodology described in the report can be applied in any location. It focuses on Hawaii as an example, as it is likely to be an early adopter of storage regulations. 
"The concept of adding batteries alongside a utility customer's solar array intrigues utility customers, solar developers, and utility planners on several levels, but the underlying question for everyone is whether adding batteries is 'worth it,'" says Jason Keyes, Partner at Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP, attorney for IREC and report collaborator. 
Though still at a nascent stage, the recent rapid growth in the distributed energy storage market suggests that now is an opportune time to take a closer look at distributed energy storage, especially in combination with distributed solar, and the values it has to offer. The new IREC study lays out the methodology to do just that and sets forth a pathway for more robust analysis and dialogue.   Cont'd...
 

2015 Wind Power Capacity Installations Are Expected To Grow by 8.9%, According to Navigant Research

With strong onshore and offshore turbine sales, Vestas remained the No. 1 supplier in 2014, report finds

PVinsights: The increasing demand helps solar price improvement or relief.

Overall Module price performed a mild drop this week, as global demand is gradually recovering since late May. Multi-crystalline module price stands still in China, as the demand is improving slowly. In the US, solar demand is promisingly increasing, although some solar module suppliers are trying to raise price quotes accordingly.

Coal-based Power Undermines Germany's Renewable Growth to 2025, says GlobalData

Germany's installed renewable energy capacity to increase from 86.2 Gigawatts (GW) in 2014 to 147.4 GW by 2025---- However, renewables' intermittent nature means the country will return to coal power generation, adding 3 GW of capacity by 2020, says analyst

Five seismic shifts to shake global electricity over next 25 years

BNEF's forecast to 2040 sees $2.2 trillion boom in small-scale solar as consumers seize control of their power, and weaker growth in electricity demand, but prospects for the climate are bleak

IRENA Roadmap Breaks New Ground on Renewable Energy Storage

Energy storage roadmap released at ninth IRENA Council meeting

Renewable Energy Targets Quadrupled Globally Since 2005, New IRENA Report Finds

164 countries worldwide have now adopted renewable energy targets

GE-Led Study Reaffirms Barbados Light & Power's Renewable Power Integration Capabilities

GE Energy Consulting Simulations Show Barbados Light & Power's System Will Be Able to Exceed 16 Percent Renewable Energy Integration over Time

New Analysis Shows Huge Growth in Solar Over Past Decade

Solar Energy in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Geothermal Power Ready to Meet Future Power System Needs, New Report Concludes

"Geothermal energy is the few renewable energy sources to date that can provide a full range of both ancillary services and baseload power to a power system"

Array Technologies Led Global Solar PV Tracker Rankings in 2014

Global PV tracker market increased by more than 60 percent, reaching 4 GW in 2014

IHS Forecasts Double-Digit Sales Growth for PV Inverter Chips, Over the Next Three Years

Semiconductors play a key role in PV inverters, where major power savings can be accomplished

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