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Electricity from all forms of renewables will be consistently cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020

Akshat Rathi for Quartz: Renewable electricity is already competitive with fossil-fuel power. Better still, the report makes the extraordinary prediction: By 2020, all forms of renewable electricity will be consistently cheaper than power produced by burning fossil fuels.

Runaway 53GW Solar Boom in China Pushed Global Clean Energy Investment Ahead in 2017

World clean energy investment totalled $333.5 billion last year, up 3% from 2016 and the second highest annual figure ever, taking cumulative investment since 2010 to $2.5 trillion

St. Eustatius: 100% Solar Power in the Caribbean

The diesel generators can be switched off completely during the day. This is unnoticed by electricity consumers but has huge benefits for the electric utility company and the region – and a pioneer for more diesel-free zones worldwide.

Extending the Life of Wind Turbine Components

Specialized PVD coatings and nitriding significantly increase the durability and lifespan of wind turbine components like roller bearings and planetary gears under metal-on-metal, high load conditions

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Learning From Solar’s Past Mistakes to Ensure a Brighter Future

There is no doubting the magnitude of opportunity facing the global solar industry now and in the coming years. However, the industry must reflect on past failures and put in place processes which ensure they are not repeated.

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Electric car 'batteries on wheels' could help solve renewable energy's storage issue

Joseph Flaig for Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Electric cars worldwide will soon have 10 times the total storage capacity of stationary batteries and should be thought of as “batteries on wheels” to solve renewable energy’s storage problem, an expert has said.

Ford says it will spend $11 billion in electrification investment

AP via LA Times: “We’re going to electrify even our most iconic vehicles,” he said at Cobo Center. “The only question is, will the customer be there with us?”

Denmark Positions Itself as the Flag Bearer for Wind Power

Peter Levring for Bloomberg Technology: Denmark obtained 43.4 percent of its electricity from wind last year, beating its own record. The government’s goal is to derive 50 percent of the country’s entire energy consumption from renewables by 2030.

A Fully Solar-Powered Car May Be Hitting the Road by 2019

Chelsea Gohd for Futurism: Solar-powered cars have been thought of by many as an impossible pipedream. But the innovators behind Lightyear One, a fully solar-powered vehicle to be released in 2019, just won an award for their design.

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Distributed energy businesses to benefit from pioneering predictive management platform

Pulse, through extensive KPIs, gives management the ability to make data driven decisions on how best to maximise available resources.

Solar Finance and Investment: Europe 2018

Natural Power is set to attend the Solar Finance and Investment: Europe 2018 conference which takes place on 30th and 31st January at the Grange City Hotel in London.

Tri Global Energy Blows Past One Gigawatt of Wind Power in 2017

The announcement marks the highest annual development yet of wind capacity for the nine-year-old company.

Wind chasers fly high: a new initiative is set to improve how industry predicts wind speed as the University of Bristol and Lloyd's Register partner technical expertise with science to help generate better data on wind farm performance.

A new initiative will test scientific minds with the latest technology options to increase the quality, accuracy and access to data used in monitoring and predicting wind trends.

TEPCO looks to the transformative potential of blockchain by investing in Electron, a UK energy technology company

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) announced today that it closed an early-stage bridging round investment in Electron at the end of 2017.

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