Renewable Energy World Magazine Article Archives

Meg Cichon - June 04, 2014

Can Geothermal Energy Save California’s Salton Sea?

Back in the 1950’s, the Salton Sea in Imperial Valley, California was a tourist hotspot drawing in thousands of tourists, developers and businesses looking to take advantage of the...

- May 28, 2014

Harnessing the Power of the Tides

Tidal power remains one of the great engineering challenges yet to be fully exploited in the modern world and yet it was first mooted more than a century ago. The oceans hold enormous...

David Appleyard - May 27, 2014

Securing the UK’s Offshore Lead

One of the few highlights in an otherwise relatively muted 2013 renewable energy market has been offshore wind in the UK. Furthermore, 2014 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the...

Ucilia Wang - May 26, 2014

Regarding the Grid and Solar PV, US Utilities Are Asking ‘What Would Germany Do?’

As the world's largest solar energy market, Germany sets an example for the do's and don'ts of integrating solar into its power supply. And it has indeed put in place policy and technology...

Justin Martino - May 02, 2014

Big Questions: US Executives Ponder Current and Future US Renewable Energy Development

Utilities are putting a new focus on increasing the amount of renewable energy generation sources in their portfolio, both to provide the best service to their customers and to comply...

Jennifer Runyon - April 28, 2014

Nice Grid Offers a Glimpse into the Future for Solar PV Plus Energy Storage

On a sunny winter day in Nice, France, 40 journalists from all over the world boarded busses to tour what serves as one possible example of a future networked electricity grid. Alstom...

James Montgomery - April 24, 2014

Unlocking Solar Energy's Value as an Asset Class

Not all options are ready to step into the spotlight, though. Master limited partnerships (MLP) and real estate investment trusts (REIT) promise more attractive tax treatment than securitizations...

Bruce Dorminey - April 22, 2014

Ethanol from Energy Beets: A Viable Option?

Corn remains the undisputed ethanol king. But a growing number of U.S. sugar beet farmers, in part, exasperated by the heavily-regulated sugar industry, are now hoping to give corn...

Vince Font - April 17, 2014

Examining the Challenges Faced by the CSP Industry

Pragmatic discussions about the financial viability of concentrated solar power (CSP) abound. The oft-dismissed redheaded step child of the solar industry, CSP’s relegation to the recycle...

Meg Cichon - April 16, 2014

Where’s the Heat? Geothermal Industry Seeks Resource Assessment Tools to Spur Development

Commissioning a geothermal project is no easy task. Of all the renewable energy technologies, it has one of the longest project lead times – it can take an average of eight years from...

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