Renewable Energy World Magazine Article Archives

- April 03, 2013

Local Development through Community-Led Renewable Energy

Many people who consider themselves supporters of renewables still doubt the feasibility of 100 percent in the near future. In times of economic crisis and budget cuts in most parliaments,...

- April 02, 2013

To Keep Wind Competitive, Manufacturing Ups Its Game

Overcapacity, tightening margins, intense demand fluctuations, uncertain subsidy support and severe price competition: wind turbine manufacturing isn't for the faint-hearted these days....

Rachana Raizada - April 02, 2013

De-risking Wind: Hedging Against Variability

As wind power's share of electricity generation has increased, so have the financial consequences of risks associated with its inherently high variability - risks which don't just affect...

- April 01, 2013

Promoting Small Wind in Developing Markets

By 2015 the global market for small and medium wind turbines (SMWT) is forecast to double, especially in developing and emerging markets, reaching U.S.$634 million. These technologies...

- March 29, 2013

New German Subsidy May Spur Development of Solar Process Heat

Five years ago it seemed possible that solar water and space heating would break through into the mass market. Oil and gas prices were rising quickly and collector manufacturers had...

Tildy Bayar - March 28, 2013

Solar Storage Market Set for Rapid Growth

News that Germany plans to launch a €50 million solar storage incentive is the latest indicator that solar storage's time has come.

- March 28, 2013

India's Off-grid Renewables Initiative Changing Lives

Ladakh, a remote district of India's northernmost state, is currently benefiting from the largest off-grid renewable energy project in the world. The Ministry for New and Renewable...

David Appleyard - March 27, 2013

Germany Moves to Tackle Rising Renewables Costs

Proposals for reforms to Germany's renewable energy support policy have been tabled by the country's conservative federal environment minister Peter Altmaier.

Tildy Bayar - March 26, 2013

Policy Still a Concern for Renewables Investors in Top 10 Nations

The global renewable energy sector held steady in the first quarter of 2013, as shown in the quarterly All-Renewables Index from Ernst & Young (EY). So far 2013 has seen few changes...

Tildy Bayar - March 26, 2013

Current Builds Behind Tidal Energy Take-off

These are heady times for tidal energy, says Matthew Reed, engineering director at Marine Current Turbines (MCT). "It's all kicking off now," he said in an interview at RenewableUK's...

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