Baseload, Geothermal, Offshore, Storage, Wind Power

From the Editor

Issue 4 and Volume 18.

Ahh summer! Hopefully the longer days and stronger sunshine bring with them time for you to sit back, relax and read your latest issue of Renewable Energy World, which sits before you now. In it, we bring you updates from the solar industry – new technology, policy debates and financial information that we hope will help you do your job.

There’s more to this issue than just a tribute to solar, however. So if you are in the wind, energy storage, bioenergy, hydropower or geothermal industries, don’t despair – we have you covered, too. On page 36, you can read about how the offshore wind industry must use noise mitigation strategies when constructing offshore wind parks. Our feature on page 43 looks at how the geothermal industry could enable the energy storage industry to mine more lithium. And remember the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April? We have photos and an update on how it affected the power sector there. Opportunities for renewable energy development are far and wide and I hope you’ll put your knowledge to work bringing power to places in the world where it is most needed. Our Data Points on page 34, hones in on the Power Africa initiative.

It’s also time to start making plans to attend Renewable Energy World Conference that will take place in Las Vegas, December 8-10. At the show, you can attend our educational sessions to learn more about all of the topics I just mentioned. Finally, if you have completed a great project over the past year, don’t forget to nominate it for consideration as a Project of the Year.

Jennifer Runyon, Chief Editor