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US solar companies are stockpiling solar panels

By Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg America’s rooftop solar installers are stockpiling massive volumes of panels and other equipment before a key federal tax credit for the industry starts shrinking next year. On Tuesday, Sunrun said it’s collecting enough...
Ørsted is setting up a trading office in Chicago which will be trading power in the wholesale markets.

The Europeans are coming for US power markets

By Lars Paulsson, Jesper Starn and Christopher Martin, Bloomberg Prodded by their own governments into slashing emissions and getting out of coal, European companies are a step ahead of their U.S. counter parts. Orsted A/S, the...

European Utility Week / POWERGEN Europe rebrands to Enlit

Clarion Energy (part of Clarion Events) today unveiled Enlit – the new name for European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe – in front of 18,000 industry leaders in Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. The...
Chris Milne, Orbital Marine, gives a presentation at POWERGEN Europe

Tidal energy is predicable, cheap and has great global potential

In a session called “Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies,” at POWERGEN Europe, three different tidal energy solution providers delivered the message that tidal energy has a place in the energy mix of tomorrow. Drew Braxland, Director with Atlantis Turbines and...

Military experience provides natural transition to clean energy careers, veterans say

Some veterans are on a new mission to bring more of their colleagues into the clean energy workforce. Kevin Johnson served as a captain in the U.S. Army and spent a year stationed in Baiji,...
Credit: Smarter Grid Solutions

Managing surplus renewable power in a net zero carbon system with smart curtailment

With heightened focus on the means of transitioning to a net zero carbon energy system (and economy) in the next decade there are significant questions for the power system to address.  These include how...

Initiate! energy start-up and innovation program goes global

Calling all energy talent! The Initiate! programme, where many start-ups and innovators in the energy and power sectors got their flying start, is going global! Since its launch in 2014, as part of energy event European Utility Week’s...
Enedis CEO Philippe Monloubou speaks at European Utility Week / POWERGEN Europe.

Collaboration and partnership key to energy transition

At the kickoff keynote session during POWERGEN Europe/European Utility Week 2019, speaker after speaker urged industry collaboration and partnerships as the only way that the world will meet its decarbonization goals. Indeed, this conference is the first time...

SunPower spins off manufacturing business

By Will Wade, Bloomberg SunPower Corp., one of America’s largest solar-panel makers, is giving up its manufacturing business to focus on installing rooftop solar systems. The company is spinning off its panel production operations into a new...
Bifacial solar PV cost

Why the future of solar is bright

In the past few years, the large-scale deployment of solar power has faced a range of challenges.  Ambitious price targets set a high bar, with rapid technological advances needed to meet these expectations. However, the industry has...