Hydropower Blog Posts

Leslie Blodgett - February 20, 2015

Geothermal Visual: Capacity Factors for Assorted Energy Systems

“Capacity factor” refers to a measure of actual output over a period of time. Capacity factors for various types of energy systems, as recorded by DOE and NREL, are given in the visual...

Green Empowerment - February 17, 2015

OPB Article Highlighting Nicaragua Work

Recently, we were delighted to hear a Oregon Public Broadcasting story highlighting renewable energy development in Nicaragua and one of our key partners. Since 1997, Green Empowerment...

Chris Meehan - February 05, 2015

New Report Finds Strong Growth in Solar and other Clean Energy in US

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy released its Sustainable Energy in America Factbook for 2015, which was produced by Bloomberg. The factbook shows the advances that clean...

Terri Engels - February 05, 2015

Five Landmark Renewable Energy Projects from Around the World

Several enormous renewable energy infrastructure projects — the kind that kick-start revolutions — have been completed over the last few years.  They may have their difficulties, and...

Chris Meehan - February 03, 2015

Solar Incentives Generate $2.46 for Every $1 Invested in Washington State

That’s according to the results of a Solar Washington survey released last month. Basically the survey found that for each dollar the state invested in solar incentives offered by the...

Green Empowerment - January 29, 2015

Renewable Energy & Water Fellowship, Nicaragua

Renewable Energy & Water Fellowship, Nicaragua Green Empowerment (GE): Green Empowerment works with local partners around the world to strengthen communities by delivering renewable...

Latinoamerica Renovable, LLC - January 21, 2015

Energía y Cambio Climático. Parte 14. Caso de Estudio Nueva Alianza, Guatemala

Por Debora Ley PhD; Editado por Dora López PhD   Empezando con este artículo, se hará una reseña de cada caso de estudio discutido hasta ahora.  Como se ha podido observar, los proyectos...

Dora Lopez - January 21, 2015

Energía y Cambio Climático. Parte 14. Caso de Estudio Nueva Alianza, Guatemala

Por Debora Ley PhD; Editado por Dora López PhD   Empezando con este artículo, se hará una reseña de cada caso de estudio discutido hasta ahora.  Como se ha podido observar, los proyectos...

Chris Meehan - January 21, 2015

NREL’s 2013 Energy Data Book Shows Strong Growth in Renewables

Renewable energy, including wind, solar, hydropower and biopower grew to 13 percent of all electric generation in the U.S. in 2013. That’s according to the the National Renewable Energy...

Stewart Taggart - January 16, 2015

Could Hydro Become Asia’s Backup Battery?

As solar, wind and other intermittent renewable energy capacity scale up in Asia, hydro’s ‘battery function’ qualities could become an important resource for regional grid stability...

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