Solar

Yesterday the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) released findings that show that the cost to construct new wind and solar power plants in the US continues to fall. The data was based on 2018 numbers for average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems and onshore wind turbines. Natural gas generator costs also decreased slightly in 2018....
Storage

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) this week awarded Southern Company the electric utility industry’s most prestigious honor, the EEI Edison Award. Southern Company received the award for its portfolio of energy storage research and development (R&D) initiatives. “As we prepare Southern Company to succeed in the transition to a net-zero carbon future, our many energy...
Solar

Energy Self-Reliant States 2020: The Third Edition A report by Maria McCoy and John Farrell, released September 2020 A nation of renewable-powered, job-generating, self-reliant states is within reach – and necessary. If each U.S. state took full advantage of its renewable resources, how much electricity would it produce? How much of its own electricity consumption...
Solar

Walmart Inc. and Schneider Electric last week announced a new collaboration that will provide increased access to renewable energy for Walmart’s U.S.-based suppliers. The initiative, called the Gigaton PPA (GPPA) Program, is designed to educate Walmart suppliers about renewable energy purchases and accelerate renewable energy adoption by participating suppliers through aggregate power purchase agreements (PPA)....
Onshore

French energy firm EDF Renewables and Japanese trading house Mitsui are about the start building the Taza windfarm in north Morocco. The first phase will consist of 27 wind turbines which will generate 87 MW. The project will benefit from a 20-year power purchase agreement with the National Offices of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) and...
Wind Power

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded two new onshore wind project sites in the U.S. state of Texas with a total installed capacity of 325 MW. The projects include the supply of 65 SG 5.0-145 wind turbines and a multi-year service agreement. This win takes Siemens Gamesa’s total installed capacity close to 6...
Solar

San Francisco-based Candela Renewables announced this week that with Google has signed a PPA with the company for 140 MW of solar power that will be produced in Texas and sent to the ERCOT power grid. As part of the agreement, Candela will develop a new solar power project, boosting the local economy as a...
Wind Power

Last week, RenewableUK announced that a new record was set a when wind power generated 60% of Britain’s electricity in the early hours of the day due to high winds from storm Francis. National Grid ESO confirmed that at 1:30pm, on Wednesday August 26, wind met 59.9% (14.2GW) of total power demand (23.7GW) in the...