Charles Thurston's Articles

- August 13, 2013

Energy Storage Technology at Renewable Market’s Edge

A host of new technology developments in energy storage are at the edge of the massive commercial market for solutions to renewable energy intermittency. While storage prices must continue...

- August 05, 2013

University of California To Test Energy Storage Grid Services

How does the grid value energy storage? What are the actual costs of grid smoothing, reliability and other services that a given amount of energy storage can offer? The answers to these...

- July 02, 2013

US Geothermal Industry Targets Technology and Policy

Geothermal developers and industry advocates assembled in Reno this week for the Third Annual National Geothermal Summit focused much of their discussion on the potential for cost reduction...

- June 26, 2013

Geothermal Searches for Avenues to Build Critical Steam

The teams of geothermal geologists, driven executives and keen marketers assembled in Reno this week for the Third Annual National Geothermal Summit, are easily as optimistic as their...

- November 16, 2012

Clean Tech Accelerator Funds New Ideas for Global Renewable Energy Applications

Scores of clean tech company CEOs pitched their leading-edge ideas to seed capital angels and venture capitalists at this year's Clean Tech Open 2012 Global Forum, in San Jose, California....

- November 07, 2012

BREAKING: ITC Makes Unanimous Decision on Chinese Cell & Modules

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted 6-0 that imports of Chinese solar cells have harmed U.S. solar manufacturers. The ruling means that tariffs will indeed be added to...

- November 06, 2012

Mexico's Sunny Sonora State Fosters Solar PV Growth

Mexico's Sonora state, which has the highest insolation rate in North America, is working steadfastly to foster photovoltaic power research, generation and transmission lines for demand...

- November 02, 2012

Mexico Aims for 12 GW of Wind Power by 2020

Developers familiar with Mexico's rapid installation of wind power projects are predicting that the country can ramp up from 1,000 MW of current capacity to as much as 12 GW by 2020....

- October 30, 2012

Mexico's Marersa Offers Wave Power to Region

Mexico's Maremotrices de Energias Renovables (Marersa) is currently negotiating for the implantation of its wave power technology at sites in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama...

- October 04, 2012

CASE Companies Rail Against China "Trade War"

Members of the Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy (CASE) railed against the impending "trade war," arguing that the steep price drop in imported Chinese photovoltaic modules was...

Charles Thurston

Charles Thurston

Charles W. Thurston is a journalist who specializes in renewable energy, from finance to technological processes. He has been active in the industry for over 25 years, living and working in locations ranging from Brazil to Papua New Guinea...

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