Wind Power

According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data released yesterday by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the first eleven months of 2019, the mix of renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) is now in first place in the race for new U.S. generating capacity added in 2019. FERC’s...
Hydropower

Registration is officially open for HYDROVISION International 2020, which will happen July 14-16 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. Simply log on to HydroEvent.com and click on the Register Now button on the upper right portion of the site. You’ll see a menu of available registration options and prices. Individual full summit delegates...
Utility Scale

by Nicholas Nhede, Smart Energy International Enel Green Power Brazil has announced the operations of the 475MW section of the Sao Goncalo solar PV plant in the Brazilian state of Piaui. The plant is South America’s largest PV facility and has gone live a year ahead of the deadline set by the rules of the 2017 A-4 public...
Solar

by Nicholas Nhede, Smart Energy International Digital payments solutions firm Visa has reached its goal of powering its operations from energy generated from renewables only by 2020.  The company is now using renewable energy at its 131 offices in 76 countries and four processing centers. This means Visa has reduced operational emissions by 90% versus the company’s...
News

Wind energy, like other parts of the global energy industry, remains largely male-dominated. Yet the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says opportunities exist to improve the gender balance, make greater use of women’s skills, and entrench wind power as part of an inclusive and sustainable energy system for the future. IRENA has released a brief...
Event Coverage

Give us your gas-fired turbine stories, your utility-scale wind and solar developments, your power plant case studies. We are now at liberty to reveal that POWERGEN International has opened its call for abstracts. Click here to find out more and to submit a potential session for the nation’s biggest annual power generation conference happening December 8-10 in...
Storage

This week the New Jersey Legislature passed legislation aimed at electrifying the state’s transportation sector to help the US state meet its climate goals of 100% clean energy by 2050.  Highlights of the new law: Electric vehicles buyers can receive up to $5,000 in cash-on-the-hood rebates.The installation of 1,400 additional chargers, 400 of which will be DC...
Microgrids

Rolls-Royce will hold a 73.1 percent majority stake in Berlin-based electricity storage specialist Qinous GmbH from 15 January 2020. The Group is acquiring the shareholdings of all other current financial investors, including that of investment holdings company IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH. The company is involved in battery storage systems and associated control systems, and has already...
Infrastructure

According to data released by the China Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Promotion Association in December 2019, the number of public charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) owned and operated by its members totaled 496,000 units as of November 2019, of which 289,000 were AC charging stations, 206,000 were DC while 488 offered both types of...