The Future of Offshore Renewable Energy

While offshore wind has come the farthest and gets the most attention, there are other offshore generation resources that may start making waves in the near future too.

From Fossil Fuel To Electricity Without CO2: Ohio State University Makes It Possible

The chemical looping process refers to the use of a metal oxide material to take oxygen from air (and water, and/or CO2), and supply that oxygen to a fossil fuel and/or biomass. Using the chemical looping concept, one can make many products such as electricity, liquid fuels,

First Solar Enters Energy Storage Game

Travis Hoium for Motley Fool: Energy storage opens up some important opportunities for the solar power plants. First, it expands the market potential.

Dutch plan to build giant offshore solar power farm

Anthony Deutsch for Reuters: An offshore seaweed farm in the North Sea will be turned into a large solar power farm that aims to pipe energy to the Dutch mainland in roughly three years.

Engineers for a Sustainable World

Engineers build the fabric of society. Every time an engineer goes to design a road, or a cell phone, or a building, they can make the choice to design it for sustainability.

Close to 6,500 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Have Been Sold Globally

By year-end 2017, a total of 6,475 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have been sold globally since 2013 when the vehicles first became available commercially. This is disclosed by Information Trends in its upcoming report, "Global Market for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, 2018."

IEEE 802.16s Standard and Its Use for Distributed Energy Resources

The standard is now being leveraged to support applications at the grid edge including communication with distributed energy resources (DER) including solar, wind and local storage. DER applications are becoming increasingly important in supplying electricity.

Striving For Perfection: Flow Energy Partnership Improves Geothermal Energy Production

For efficient Geothermal energy production, water is heated from the earth's natural heat in geothermal wells, then is cooled off and sent back into the earth to be reused in the energy-generating process.

FPL unveils first solar-plus-storage system in the U.S. that can increase solar power plant output

By incorporating this new technology into the FPL Citrus Solar Energy Center, a solar power plant that was built in 2016, FPL expects to increase the amount of solar energy that the plant can deliver to the electric grid by more than half a million kilowatt-hours a year.

National Solar Jobs Census

The Solar Foundation: The Solar Foundation's annual National Solar Jobs Census is a comprehensive report on employment trends within the U.S. solar industry, nationwide and state by state. The latest Solar Jobs Census includes data for 2017.

Lithium Battery Life Could Double by Adding Graphene Girders to Silicon Electrodes

Graphite has been the default choice of active material for anodes in lithium-ion batteries since their original launch by Sony but researchers and manufacturers have long sought a way to replace graphite with silicon, as it is an abundantly available element with ten times

Research from Schneider Electric Reveals Companies Unprepared for New Energy Economy

Survey of 236 companies shows that organizations feel ready to compete in the evolving energy landscape; but action doesn't match perception.

Tesla and Australia will turn 50,000 homes into a virtual solar power plant

Mark Austin for DigitalTrends: Installation of the 5kW solar panels and Tesla batteries has already begun on 1,100 public housing properties, with 24,000 more to follow. After that, the program will be opened up to as many as 50,000 South Australian homes.

Solar Energy Industry Sector Gets Slammed

Some analysts have predicted that renewables will make up the greatest part of the nation's energy portfolio in spite of any policies that are implemented.

Community-Scale Solar for Co-ops

Currently, many rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities can save money through community-scale solar by avoiding generation and demand charges.

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