James Montgomery's Articles

- March 14, 2014

California Flexes Its Solar Muscles

At 1:41 PM on Saturday March 8, California hit a new record of solar energy output of nearly 4.1 GW. That narrowly beat out the previous record of 3.9 GW, which was set the day before....

- March 13, 2014

NextEra's Massive McCoy Solar Project Clears Another Hurdle

NextEra Energy has received local approval for the initial phase of one of the biggest solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the U.S. development pipeline.

- March 10, 2014

PJM Grid Operators: We Can Handle 30 Percent Renewable Energy Integration, And Here's How

Experts believe that the PJM Interconnection system, which encompasses all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania,...

- March 07, 2014

Transmission Tweak Promises Big Cost Benefits for Offshore Wind

Offshore wind development is being pushed further out into deeper waters, emphasizing longer, higher-capacity transmission systems. Most newer offshore wind farms from Europe to the...

- March 06, 2014

US States Boosting Wind Energy Output, Pipeline Filling Up

Wind energy continues to improve its standing in the U.S. energy footprint, generating over 167 million MWh in 2013 and accounting for more than four percent of electricity generation,...

- March 05, 2014

Delaware's Plan to Shepherd US Offshore Wind: Build Bridges

Offshore wind in the U.S. continues to find its sea legs: Cape Wind is tying off final funding, in a race with Deepwater to be the first to put steel in the water, while a number of...

- March 05, 2014

US Solar Celebrates Records in 2013, Big Trends Coming in 2014

Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the U.S. topped 4.78 GW in 2013, an increase of 41 percent over 2012, according to the annual market review and outlook published today by the...

- March 03, 2014

Five Lessons That US Offshore Wind Must Learn from Europe

The nascent U.S. offshore wind industry has some big hurdles to jump, from more broadly raising support and awareness of its benefits to simply getting first steel in the water to prove...

- March 03, 2014

Guessing Game: Tesla's Gigafactory and Energy Storage Aims

Tesla made a splash last week with its proposed $5 billion "Gigafactory" and its eye-popping numbers: a 10 million square foot facility on an entire land area of 500-1,000 acres, with...

- February 27, 2014

Charting Offshore Wind's Next Course

A conference this week in Boston packed some deep discussions about the U.S. offshore wind industry's progress, and opportunities and challenges ahead, from coordinating state and federal...

James Montgomery

James Montgomery

Jim is Contributing Editor for RenewableEnergyWorld.com, covering the solar and wind beats. He previously was associate editor for Solid State Technology and Photovoltaics World, and has covered semiconductor manufacturing and related industries,...

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