Renewable Energy World (North America Edition) Magazine Article Archives

Lindsay Morris - October 19, 2011

Is 2011 Solar's Peak Year?

The last two years have brought about unprecedented growth for solar utility installations. The utility-scale solar market exploded in 2010 with 459 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV)...

Sharryn Dotson - October 18, 2011

How FERC Order 1000 Could Affect Hydro

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 1000 on July 21. The order amends FERC's requirements for interstate electric transmission companies to allocate the...

- October 18, 2011

Can the Geothermal Industry Overcome Challenges to Raising Capital?

Geothermal energy presents baseload clean energy at a lower cost than many other renewable energy alternatives. Despite this compelling value proposition, long development horizons...

Jim Lane - September 01, 2011

LanzaTech, Virent, RTI Land DOE Grants for Drop-in Biofuels

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced up to $12 million to fund three small-scale projects in Illinois, Wisconsin, and North Carolina that aim to commercialize novel conversion...

Jem Porcaro - August 08, 2011

The Carbon-Constrained World: Companies Ignore It At Their Risk

When U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham last year declared that "cap-and-trade is dead" in the wake of the failed federal climate change legislation that would have capped carbon emissions,...

Meg Cichon - July 29, 2011

Video: What Can We Expect for the Solar Project Finance Market?

It seems as though solar enthusiasm is more abundant than ever before. But with close to 30 GW of solar in the pipeline, and three times more tax equity demand than available, competition...

David Wagman - July 26, 2011

Editor's Letter: Facing Challenges

The renewable energy industry dodged a bullet in 2009 and 2010 when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, along with the Section 1603 Treasury Grant program, kept projects alive...

andy wickless - July 25, 2011

Financing Offshore Wind Farms in the U.S.

As most readers are aware, the first major U.S. offshore wind farm to begin development was the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts. The project has been in the development phase for...

Sharryn Dotson - July 22, 2011

It Takes a Community To Raise a Wind Farm

While much has been made about the challenges that arise with large-scale power plants attempting to connect to the U.S. power grid through transmission and substations, relatively...

Jennifer Runyon - July 07, 2011

Fort Felker: Driving Innovation in Wind Power

Talking with wind energy engineer Fort Felker about turbine manufacturing is like taking a breath of fresh air. A hearty fellow with a big voice and a slight southern drawl, he doesn't...

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