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James Montgomery - February 13, 2014

Wind Energy 2014 Outlook: Major Markets Recover, Battling Policy and Grid Concerns

Preliminary estimates suggest worldwide wind energy installations were 34-35 GW in 2013, "a substantial dropoff" from a record-setting 2012, according to Steve Sawyer, Secretary General...

David Appleyard - February 06, 2014

Biomass Outlook 2014: Is Biomass About To Go Bang?

Traditional biomass accounts for some 9 percent of the world’s total energy requirements, still more than is provided by modern renewables collectively. Nonetheless, modern renewables,...

Jennifer Runyon - January 30, 2014

Renewable Energy Finance Outlook for 2014: Where Will the Cash Flow?

The world of renewable energy finance is vast: encompassing everything from venture capital funding for innovative start-ups, to research and development (R&D) and manufacturing expansion...

David Appleyard - January 28, 2014

Hydropower 2014 Outlook: Hydro Industry To Expand Its Global Reach

For decades large-scale hydropower developments have been viewed as something of a pariah within the renewable energy sector. Indeed, despite an acknowledged contribution to sustainable...

Elisa Wood - January 23, 2014

Transmission and Energy Storage 2014 Outlook: The Macro and Micro Transformation of Electric Grids

The transmission industry enters 2014 with a lot of work ahead as it continues to recreate the grid and make it more renewable energy-ready.

- January 10, 2014

Geothermal Industry Partnerships Push the Innovation Envelope

Geothermal energy is a clean, green, renewable source of power that faces challenges regarding costs and project timelines. One company has found a way to improve the margins by adopting...

Tildy Bayar - January 06, 2014

Keeping Safe When Working with Wind Power

According to Claus Rose, chairman of the Global Wind Organization (GWO) and environment, health and safety (EHS) officer for Siemens’ Wind Power Division, safety procedures are now...

Renewable Energy World Editors - December 25, 2013

The Big Question: What Is the Future Utility Business Model?

Renewable energy technologies are taking off and costs are dropping each year, so what’s holding the industry back? A new report called America’s Power Plan suggests that the real culprits...

James Montgomery - December 23, 2013

Microinverters Moving Into Commercial-Scale Solar: When Will It Happen?

Back in mid-August, Vine Fresh Produce in Ontario unveiled a 2.3-MW solar rooftop array on its greenhouse, the largest commercial rooftop project under the province's feed-in tariff...

David Appleyard - December 12, 2013

Hydropower Renaissance Signals Investment Surge

According to the World Energy Council’s latest World Energy Resources (WER) report, hydropower already provides a substantial proportion of energy worldwide, contributing approximately...

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