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Renewable Energy Is Beginning To Power Africa

Andrew Burger, Contributor According to the International Energy Agency, sub-Saharan Africa will require more than $300 billion in investment to achieve universal electricity access by 2030. Committing more than $7 billion in U.S. government support and attracting nearly th...

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Reality Check: Maybe Energy Storage Isn't Ready for Prime Time

Highlighting the growth of the energy storage market at the at the 2015 Energy Storage ...

Quantifying Returns: Does Energy Storage Coupled with PV Offer Big Savings?

Still in their infancy, battery-based intelligent storage systems haven't built up the ...

What's In A Name? That Which We Call A Solar Microgrid Is By Any Other N...

A few years ago in a solar marketing department near you an enterprising executive had ...

A Solution to Intermittent Renewables Using Pumped Hydropower

Integrating large quantities of renewable generation with low-carbon technology will re...

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Reality Check: Maybe Energy Storage Isn't Ready for Prime Time

Meg Cichon, Associate Editor May 28, 2015 Highlighting the growth of the energy storage market at the at the 2015 Energy Storage Association Conference in Dallas, Texas, Oncor’s  VP of Transmission Operations Wes Speed compared the industry to the Texas rain:...
Mining

Powering African Mines: What Role Will Renewables Play in Addressing Mining’s Current Power Crisis?

Elizabeth Judd, Correspondent May 27, 2015 Anglo American Platinum is stepping up its investigation of renewables now that South Africa’s main energy utility, Eskom, is experiencing energy shortfalls. “This is a very big challenge for us,” says Gerhard van den Berg...
World Energy Council

Global Hydroelectric Power Could Double by 2050, WEC Report Says

Michael Harris May 26, 2015

Global hydroelectric power capacity could double to 2,000 GW by 2050 or sooner, according to a report released this week by the World Energy Council.

Quantifying Returns: Does Energy Storage Coupled with PV Offer Big Savings?

Andrew Burger, Contributor May 24, 2015

Still in their infancy, battery-based intelligent storage systems haven't built up the performance track record most banks and investors like to see when committing capital to a new technology, project or company.

Renewable Energy Is Beginning To Power Africa

Andrew Burger, Contributor May 21, 2015 According to the International Energy Agency, sub-Saharan Africa will require more than $300 billion in investment to achieve universal electricity access by 2030. Committing more than $7 billion in U.S. government support...

Renewable Power Can Now Flow All Over Europe

Rachel Morison and Weixin Zha May 20, 2015 After almost two years of delays, Germany, France and their neighbors in central-western Europe connected their electricity markets on Wednesday under a system that lets prices dictate where power flows between countries. ...
Electric Vehicle

Tesla E-motorcycles Complement SolarCity Microgrids

Mahesh Bhave, Contributor May 20, 2015 Batteries are the renewed focus of attention given the launch of Tesla’s PowerWall on April 30. What or where might the next major application be? Utility scale storage appears to be one. My thesis is that launching Tesla ...
Canadian Climate Goals

Canada Announces Weak Climate Target

Danielle Droitsch, NRDC May 19, 2015 Last week, Canada has announced its contribution to the global effort to reduce greenhouse gases by announcing its post-2020 target. The target announced today is off-track to the 80 percent cut by 2050 they committed to i...
Renewable Energy Stocks

What Drives Alternative Energy Stocks?

Harris Roen, The Roen Financial Report May 19, 2015 Alternative energy became a serious market player after the turn of the millennium. Since that time, solar, wind, smart grid and other alternative energy stocks have experienced both strong up and down trends. The forces a...
Japan Microgrid

Born from Disaster: Japan Establishes First Microgrid Community

Junko Movellan, Correspondent May 18, 2015 Although Japan's Fukushima prefecture is most commonly associated with the 2011 disaster due to the nuclear power melt-down, Miyazaki prefecture, located north of Fukushima, suffered from the largest death toll, close to 1...
Microgrids

Coast to Coast and Across the Electric System, Microgrids Provide Benefits to All

Dick Munson, Environmental Defense Fund May 14, 2015 At the most obvious level, microgrids could disrupt today’s utilities and their regulated-monopoly business model, because they challenge the centralized paradigm. In a nutshell, microgrids are localized power grids that h...
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What's In A Name? That Which We Call A Solar Microgrid Is By Any Other Name A Solar Installation

Paula Mints May 13, 2015 A few years ago in a solar marketing department near you an enterprising executive had an epiphany: the word “microgrid” could be adapted to describe any system of any size and then used to confer a marketing advantage. Mo...

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