Vince Font's Articles

- October 08, 2014

IEA Report Predicts Solar Power Domination by 2050

According to the IEA, solar PV could conceivably be used to generate as much as 16 percent of the world’s electricity needs by mid-century, with solar thermal electricity generated...

- October 07, 2014

New Report Sheds Light on the Potential of Biomass

Biomass appears poised for big things in coming decades. According to a recent report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), biomass could account for as much as 60...

- October 06, 2014

Hydropower Financing Gets a Boost from the US Department of Energy

At 3.79 million square miles, the United States is the fourth largest country in the world by total area. Scattered throughout that vast landscape are some 80,000 non-powered dams that,...

- September 30, 2014

Solar PV Installations Quintuple Across K-12 Schools

Recent findings from The Solar Foundation (TSF) show an encouraging surge in the number of K-12 schools installing solar power to save money, reduce carbon emissions, and introduce...

- September 29, 2014

German Scientists Break Thin-Film PV Solar Cell Record

Everybody loves a new world record, even more so when that record hints at the possibility of enormous strides in solar power energy generation. According to information coming out...

- September 24, 2014

UN Climate Summit Heats Up Discussion on Global Warming, Carbon Emissions

More than 100 world leaders converged upon New York City today to discuss international efforts to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. The list of speakers at the UN...

- September 23, 2014

Mobile Hybrid Technology to Bring Cheaper Power to Billions

According to statistics, roughly 20 percent of the world population — some 1.3 billion people — exist without access to an electrical grid. The vast majority live in developing nations...

- September 22, 2014

Microinverter and Power Optimizer Market Set to Boom

There’s a new billion-dollar solar tech market on the horizon. According to IHS Technology, 2018 will be a landmark year for the global solar microinverter and power optimizer market...

- September 18, 2014

REC Solar Breaks 27 MW Installed Capacity in Hawaii

Six new solar energy installations at two notable Hawaiian landmarks are ramping up the stakes in a race that may bring the 50th state to number one status where U.S. solar deployment...

- September 17, 2014

Leading the Charge in Mexico’s Renewable Energy Revolution

August 11 was an auspicious day for Mexico. Some seventy-six years after the government nationalized the country’s oil industry, President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law an energy...

Vince Font

Vince Font

Vince Font is a freelance journalist specializing in the fields of renewable energy, high tech, travel, and entertainment. Read his blog at www.vincefont.com or follow him on Twitter @vincefont.

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