Utility-scale solar prices fall below $1/watt for first time; capacity expected to triple over next five years
Greg Alvarez for Into the Wind the AWEA blog: The U.S. Army has purchased output from both a solar and wind plant in Texas to power about 50 percent of the operations at Fort Hood.
In states like California and Massachusetts at least half of all Target stores there will have solar panels by the end of 2017. In California, 150 of our 287 stores will have solar installations by the end of the year.
For the first time at Intersolar Europe, Array Technologies' booth will feature our latest DuraTrack HZ v3, which is a 2017 Intersolar AWARD Technology finalist. Visitors can see a full-scale demonstration that will be actively tracking throughout the show.
We are introducing a few new products this year. For Asphalt Shingle Roofs, we have a new Low Profile QuickBOLT that simplifies the installation process by removing the height adjustable nature of the original QuickBOLT. We have a new hook for Stone Coated Steel Roofs, as more installers have found customer opportunities with this type of roof. Visit us at Intersolar Booth #9645
What we are seeing is that the Mexican government and its regulatory and policymaking bodies are listening to the stakeholders in Mexico's renewable energy space and they have been tweaking and updating the reforms accordingly.
Johnny Lieu for Mashable: Researchers at the University of Newcastle in Australia are testing solar cells that use electronic inks printed on plastic film to conduct electricity.
Jessica Twentyman for Internet of Business: Automaker Renault is partnering with UK-based smart home energy storage specialist Powervault in a deal that will see batteries previously used to power electric vehicles (EVs) redeployed to store solar power in homes.
Sonal Patel for Power Mag: The world's offshore wind sector, which has been at near-standstill in the U.S. owing to high costs and technical limitations, is poised to see a fierce developmental gust that can be attributed to several factors.
In a VPPA, the electricity that's produced is sold into the local grid while the corporate offtaker receives credit for the renewable energy to address the emissions from the electricity consumption from traditional sources.
Recently Pakistan Engineering Council has passed resolution in its AGM for approval of Renewable Energy category in PEC license and it is a great contribution from PEC but Government has to regulate this sector and make active National Accreditation Council Pakistan and PSQCA for imposition of solar standards and certifications in Pakistan to bring quality in this sector.
Large commercial and industrial companies are uniquely positioned to invest in renewable energy projects, and tend to have the most to gain from them.
Kitty Knowles for The Memo: The UK has just given the world's first kite farm the green light. Does this mean we're gliding forth into a new frontier of energy?
Sarah Fecht for Popular Science: The experiment is set to fly to the space station this week
Meeting the rapid increase in demand from EVs is a challenge for many of the largest utilities in the country. It's inevitable. And it can be met with the right technology and planning.
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