Solar Tariffs Hold Back Q3 Installations, Scramble Project Timelines As Procurement Pipeline Booms

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.

Concentrator Photovoltaics Shows Peak Performance - Module Efficiency Reaches 41.4 %

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.

Stanford researchers develop a rooftop device that can make solar power and cool buildings

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.

Seven states to double their wind power in near term as Q3 development picks up

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

Wind farms and reducing hurricane precipitation

Via ScienceDaily: New research reveals an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: the ability to lessen precipitation from hurricanes.

North American Wind Power O&M Costs to Increase Nearly 40 Percent in Coming Decade, IHS Markit Says

Expanded North American benchmarking study says larger projects have greater cost-stability over time

Large-Scale Wind and Solar Farms in the Sahara Would Increase Rain and Vegetation

UMD-led study published in Science shows solar and wind farms in the Sahara could double rainfall in Earth's largest hot desert

Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Sets New Record in 2018

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.

BATTERIES BOOM ENABLES WORLD TO GET HALF OF ELECTRICITY FROM WIND AND SOLAR BY 2050

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

Successful results from international project on fuel cells paves the way for commercialization

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

US Solar Market Adds 2.5 GW of PV in Q1 2018, Growing 13% Year-Over-Year

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.

Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

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 powers forward to reach 30 percent in four states

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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