For the first time since 2015, quarterly additions of utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PV) fell below 1 gigawatt (GW), highlighting the impact of the tariffs and the uncertainty surrounding them in late 2017 and early 2018.
In the EU-funded project CPVMatch, a consortium of research institutions and companies has demonstrated how to optimize both of these aspects and thus better exploit the potential of this technology.
Tom Abate for Stanford News: A new rooftop device under development will be able to produce electricity from sunlight while also beaming heat directly into space to cool buildings.
Most powerful land-based turbines to date emerge as U.S. wind power continues strong growth
NREL to Lead $5 Million Initiative to Reduce Energy Use and Increase Energy Efficiency of Major Transportation Hub
Study will identify how electrification, connectivity, and automation can significantly improve energy-efficient transportation of people and goods
Via ScienceDaily: New research reveals an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: the ability to lessen precipitation from hurricanes.
Expanded North American benchmarking study says larger projects have greater cost-stability over time
UMD-led study published in Science shows solar and wind farms in the Sahara could double rainfall in Earth's largest hot desert
Nonutility buyers of renewable energy contract for more than 3.5 gigawatts of new projects in 2018 to date, setting a new single-year record in the U.S.
Coal to shrink to just 11% of global electricity generation by mid-century, from 38% now, as comparative costs shift heavily in favor of wind, solar and
The project has resulted in better lifetime and performance for the fuel cells, as well as a fantastic cooperation between academic institutions and the private sector on both a national and international level.
CEA Releases 2018 Solar Energy Report; Finds Incentives Contributed Significantly to Solar Power Expansion
Report Highlights Effects of Incentive Programs on Solar Market and Future Reexamination of Solar Policies
Solar PV accounted for 55 percent of all U.S. electricity capacity added during the quarter and added more than two gigawatts for the 10th straight quarter, the study said.
China, Brazil, the United States, India, Germany and Japan remain the world's largest renewable energy employers, representing more than 70 per cent of all industry jobs globally.
Wind power, the largest source of U.S. renewable electricity generating capacity, now supplies more than 30 percent of the electricity in four states, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, after strong growth in 2017.
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