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

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.

10 Predictions for Community Solar in 2018

Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation's leading community solar developer and solutions provider, forecast what is on the horizon for community solar. CEC's experts offer the following 10 predictions for 2018.

Role of Renewable Energy in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Use of Renewable energy sources in agriculture production process not only will solve problems of energy and water scarcity but will ensure food security and enhance sustainable agriculture in Pakistan.

Be Inspired By Impressive Solar Facilities

With ever-increasing panel efficiency, gross installation costs at under $4 a watt, and available tax credits to help defray the cost, there's never been a better time to consider this technology.

Improving Utility Scale PV Plant Operational Reliability via Effective Monitoring

This article examines the hidden power-loss case study data from a utility scale array. The role of string-level monitoring in identifying hidden power losses and its use as a tool in maintaining a high-level PV array operational reliability will be discussed.

Alternative Energy Sources We Probably Didn't Know

These are some of the alternative energy sources we probably didn't know because we may never have bothered to learn about them. However, as the sources are now available or will be available soon it is essential for us to understand them and make the best use of them

Piezoelectric Power Generation in Automotive Tires

As the vehicle moves, a new area of the tire continually deforms and relaxes in a cyclic pattern whose frequency is dependent upon the speed of the vehicle. The piezoelectric bender elements would deform and relax with the tire. This deformation allows for the collection of

The Future of Residential Home Energy Storage

2017 - Most Popular Article - With the market growing so rapidly, consumers need to understand which product best suits their household's energy needs. Again, the key is starting with a customer's energy usage and determining how they will use an energy storage system.

Solar-only Tower Sites - A Recipe for Success or Failure?

Regardless of whether a tower company or an MNO is establishing a new tower site or upgrading an existing one, a hybrid power system is the clear answer to being able to balance customers' demands for network reach and reliability and operational demands

Metal Roofing Makes Solar a More Cost-Effective Residential Option

Installing a solar system on metal will increase the modules' performance and decrease energy and installation costs as compared to other common roofing materials. Plus, metal also has other environmental benefits

What is Flexibility Management Software?

At the heart of what we do is the notion that the flexible capacity from grid-connected distributed energy resources (DER) that can be ramped up or down needs to be optimized to support an efficient, decarbonized grid.

U.S. Solar Market Notches Another Quarter of 2 GW Growth, But Uncertainty Holds Back Installations

The U.S. installed more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the third quarter of 2017, despite experiencing higher prices across all market segments and major policy uncertainty.

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