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Renewable Energy World Editors - October 17, 2013

The Big Question: Can Countries Reach 100 Percent Renewable Energy?

Several countries, including Scotland and the Philippines, have recently announced impressive plans to obtain all of their power from renewable energy. With many countries setting their...

Meg Cichon - October 16, 2013

Ocean Energy Technologies Speeding Towards Commercialization

The ocean energy sector has been steadily creeping towards commercial reality year after year, with technology test deployments taking place worldwide. After all, the ocean energy market...

James Montgomery - October 15, 2013

The Air Up There: Wind Energy Remote Sensing Gains Ground

Five years ago, First Wind's in-house meteorological team zeroed in on a couple of new potential wind farm areas in Maine that were different: moderate-elevation plateaus instead of...

Jennifer Runyon - October 08, 2013

Solar PV Module Quality Concerns Still Exist for Developing World

For the global solar photovoltaic industry, it is not a question of whether poor-quality or lesser-quality PV modules are making their way into the marketplace. They are. The more relevant...

David Appleyard - October 07, 2013

Floating Offshore Wind Power Taking Hold

Acknowledged as the leading nation in terms of offshore wind development, while it has failed to capitalize on opportunities for leadership in turbines, the UK has made efforts to avoid...

Bruce Dorminey - October 03, 2013

A New Win-Win? CO2-eating Microalgae as a Biofuel Feedstock

Successful microalgae-to-biodiesel conversion has been the goal of some renewable energy researchers for more than two decades. But after years of research on how to best grow these...

Tildy Bayar - September 30, 2013

Virtual Power Plants: A New Model for Renewables Integration

Today's global energy market is in the midst of a paradigm shift, from a model dominated by large centralized power plants owned by big utilities to a mixed bag of so-called distributed...

Elisa Wood - September 27, 2013

Going All In with Renewable Energy

After a monster tornado wiped out Greensburg, Kansas in 2007, killing 11 people, the community decided to rebuild with meaning. It set out to become one of the world's greenest communities...

Jennifer Runyon - July 25, 2013

CSP Key Players Focus on the Desert

By the end of 2013, the largest solar power plants in the world will be generating power from the sun and they won't be using photovoltaic (PV) technology. Brightsource's 277-MW Ivanpah...

Tildy Bayar - July 22, 2013

Finland Looks to the Future of Bioenergy

Finland is, above all, a land of abundant, and growing, forests. "We produce 100 cubic meters of wood per year, while 50 cubic meters per year is harvested. We have more forest than...

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