Opinion & Commentary

Editor’s note: After a two-year hiatus, Tom Konrad’s popular series, 10 Clean Energy Stocks, makes a comeback in 2020. Be sure you don’t miss a post by subscribing to our newsletter. If it’s tough to follow a winner, 2020 is going to be an especially tough year for my Ten Clean Energy Stocks model portfolio....
Solar

As the global outcry for climate change action continues, now is the perfect time to attract emerging talent into a career in renewables. With unprecedented interest in alternative energy sources, firms in the industry are best placed to leverage this hype and call on the wider public to help build the talent pools needed to...
Baseload

In most places, renewable energy provides the least expensive form of new generation measured according “Levelized Cost of Electricity” (LCoE). LCoE measures the cost per unit of electrical energy produced ($/MWh). In Portugal, a power auction in July yielded €14.70/MWh. In the recent UK contracts-for-difference auction, one winning offshore wind power bid was for £39.65/MWh....
Wind Power

While the country has a goal of installing 6 GW of wind power capacity by 2030, government guarantees that thermal energy project developers have enjoyed may not be available for wind power projects. Vietnam’s revised National Power Development Master Plan has emphasized the role of renewable energy sources in alleviating Vietnam’s electricity deficit and has...
Event Coverage

As president and CEO of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), Julia Hamm is an expert on grid decarbonization, among many other cutting-edge topics. Read more to understand her take on the evolution of the grid and how her organization is working to educate utilities. By Claire Volkwyn, Smart Energy International Volkwyn: Thank you for...
Solar

A predictable revenue stream from a creditworthy “offtaker” is the standard approach to finance an energy project.  Traditionally, developers sought a long-term, fixed price power purchase agreement (PPA) with a utility offtaker to meet this financeability requirement, but such agreements have become increasingly challenging to secure.  Hedge agreements, in a number of forms, have emerged...
Bioenergy

The holidays are upon us. In the United States, most Americans will sit down to a feast with friends and family on Thursday, November 28 and immediately following that celebration, Christmas and Hanukah lights will begin to dot houses across the country in anticipation of December festivities. In Europe, the holiday season begins on November...
Solar

Solar enjoys tremendous advantages over conventional power. It’s cleaner. It’s cheaper than traditional power in many parts of the world. And it’s popular with consumers. But there is also an often unrecognized aspect of solar that will play a leading role in further lowering costs and driving adoption.