Renewable generation surpassed coal and nuclear in the U.S. electric power sector in 2022

Last year, the U.S. electric power sector produced 4,090 million megawatthours (MWh) of electric power. In 2022, generation from renewable sources-wind, solar, hydro, biomass, and geothermal-surpassed coal-fired generation in the electric power sector for the first time.

Doing the math on a solar-powered future

Physicist Anders Carlsson, at Washington University in St. Louis, and Sid Redner of the Santa Fe Institute have created a new mathematical model to describe the most reliable, efficient and cost-effective way to harness solar power.

INTERSOLAR EUROPE: SOLAR HYBRID POWER PLANTS HELP TO ENSURE STABLE POWER GENERATION USING RENEWABLE ENERGY

The development of solar hybrid power plants is ramping up. Combining photovoltaics or wind power - or even both technologies - with large-scale storage systems is gaining in importance as a way of ensuring stable power generation from complementary sources.

Stabilizing the Power Grid is Possible as the Energy Transition Continues

We've entered into a time of great change in the energy sector, which means we're finally seeing large-scale plans being enacted on the national level to switch to renewable sources.

California ISO hits all-time peak of more than 97% renewables

The peak, which occurred briefly at 3:39 p.m., broke the previous record of 96.4 percent set on March 27, 2022. The new milestone comes as the ISO integrates growing amounts of renewable energy onto the grid in support of the state's clean energy goals.

Wind Industry enjoyed its second-best year but scaling-up for Net Zero requires policy breakthrough

Record years for several regions and offshore wind reflect strong market growth, but installations must still quadruple by the end of the decade to meet a net zero pathway.

How Are Supply Chain Issues Impacting Renewables?

There's a growing interest in green energy and associated technologies. Individuals, companies and government leaders are starting to realize that investing in renewables makes sense currently and in the future. However, supply chain challenges could stifle adoption rates.

CORPORATE CLEAN ENERGY BUYING GREW 18% IN 2020, DESPITE MOUNTAIN OF ADVERSITY

Corporations purchased a record 23.7GW of clean power through long-term agreements, propelled by growth in new markets. The increase came despite a year devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, a global recession and uncertainty about U.S. energy policy.

ENERGY TRANSITION INVESTMENT HIT $500 BILLION IN 2020 - FOR FIRST TIME

The world invested unprecedented amounts in low-carbon assets last year, from renewables to cleaner transport, energy storage to electric heat

Readers Choice 2020: How Solar and Wind Energy Are Now Cheaper than Fossil Fuels

In two-thirds of the world, renewable sources of power are more affordable than carbon-based electricity. This shift represents a substantial victory for green energy, as it may offer the push the industry needs to become the new norm. Here's how this monumental shift happened.

Readers Choice 2020: New Technology Will Revolutionize Hydropower

Renewable power is right at our fingertips. With the help of new technology, water bodies like oceans, lakes and rivers can provide a substantial amount of clean electricity.

Energy Transition: Total Is Investing More Than €500 Million to Convert Its Grandpuits Refinery Into a Zero-crude Platform for Biofuels and Bioplastics

Of the 400 jobs at the Grandpuits platform and its associated Gargenville (Yvelines) depot today, 250 will be maintained after the conversion. Furthermore, 15 additional jobs will be created on the Grandpuits site in a packaging unit connected to the bioplastics unit.

What Is Preventing Some Countries From Making the Switch to 100% Renewables?

The most stubborn barrier is the cost of installation. Renewables are designed for simplicity, meaning solar panels and wind turbines are relatively easy and inexpensive to maintain, the initial price of the equipment to power companies and homeowners is not insurmountable.

Four Reasons the Solar Market Will Rebound after the COVID-19 Pandemic."

The 2019 photovoltaic energy sector saw unprecedented growth, so much it accounted for nearly 40% of new capacity across all electric power production markets that year. 2019 installations were up 15% from the previous year.

To Hit Climate Goals, We Need Climate-friendly Solar Trackers

The infrastructure we build in response to climate change, the #1 environmental issue of our time, should not come at the cost of having to flatten hills, fill in valleys, and raze natural structures occupying parts of a project site.

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