Wind Power

Will Wade, Bloomberg The natural gas boom is killing America’s nuclear industry. Wind and solar may finish the job. While nuclear plants struggle to compete with the flood of cheap gas coming from the nation’s shale fields, they still offer a key advantage, supporters say: They generate 24-hour electricity without producing carbon emissions. Renewables, meanwhile,...
DER

DISTRIBUTECH International, the event that showcases the future of energy delivery, is proud to announce three strategic partnerships with leading solar industry stakeholders. Each organization will enhance the event, which takes place January 27-30, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas, by bringing more solar content, exhibitors and networking to the show. Utilities flock to DISTRIBUTECH International...
Solar

Major solar projects and partnerships announced at SPI while climate week in New York prompted more clean energy and zero carbon emission commitments from major companies — not countries — everywhere. This week thousands of solar industry stakeholders are in Salt Lake City, Utah at Solar Power International and other renewable energy stakeholders are convening...
Solar

An extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) would spark $87 billion in new private sector investment and add 113,000 American jobs over baseline estimates by 2030, according to 10-year forecasts released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The forecasts come as SEIA ramps up its...
Solar

New SEIA roadmap lays out a 10-year strategic vision for rapid growth of solar electricity. This week in Salt Lake City, Utah, to mark the start of Solar Power International, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released a roadmap that puts solar energy on a path to reaching 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030....
Utility Scale

Just as Solar Power International kicks off in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Utah Municipal Power Agency (UMPA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with sPower, a Salt Lake City-based renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP), to purchase the output of an 80-MWac solar farm to be built on approximately 560 acres on...
Offshore

By Christopher Martin and David R. Baker, Bloomberg Dominion Energy Inc.’s customers have been pressing the Virginia utility giant for years to source more clean energy. On Thursday, the company heeded their call — with a $7.8 billion, ratepayer-backed plan to build the largest offshore wind farm in America. The proposal is unprecedented. Never has...
Wind Power

By Bruce Einhorn, Thuy Ong and Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg Tens of thousands of people around the world demonstrated to demand action on climate change as a global movement backed by 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg got under way Friday. Students skipped school and workers walked off jobs to participate in the rallies. In a central Sydney...
Solar

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this week proposed to modernize its regulations governing small power producers and cogenerators under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) to better address consumer concerns and market changes in the energy landscape in recent decades. Congress enacted PURPA to address the national energy crisis by encouraging...
O&M

Although wind turbines generally are designed for a service life of 20 years, many can continue to operate past their original design life. In fact, the lifetime of a wind turbine can often be extended by minor and low-cost repairs. This article describes the methods and results of a safety evaluation of wind turbines. By...