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Customers are driving the push towards renewables and digitalization

For us at ABB, it’s an exciting time. Our customers are pushing us to help them maximize their efficiencies and increase long-term sustainability with digital and cloud-connected technologies.

Commentary: I’ve had it up to here. Fire the climate leaders now!

The Texas governor is calling for the resignation of ERCOT leaders in the wake of the frigid temps and subsequent blackouts that ensued. Dangerous cold temps and no electricity are not a combination that...

Jay Egg wins award for proposing a renewable solution over a gas-fired project planned...

Renewable Energy World contributor is being awarded a Constellation Prize for Policy Impact in response to a new heating/cooling solution he proposed for the 50-year-old Plaza in Albany, NY. Just after the holidays I heard...

Wind developers are retrofitting newer projects with bigger, better blades

Xcel Energy recently received approval to repower a pair of wind farms originally built in 2015 to take advantage of improved technology and expiring tax credits. Utilities and developers are repowering wind turbines with bigger,...

Mortenson, GE Renewable Energy partner with Clearway to repower 160-MW Texas wind farm

Mortenson has completed construction on the expansion and repowering of an 11-year-old Texas wind farm. Clearway Energy Group announced completion of the repowering work at the 160-MW Langford wind farm in Christoval, Texas. Mortenson...

Esdec acquires rooftop solar mounting company PanelClaw for undisclosed sum

Global rooftop solar mounting solutions provider Esdec announced today that it has acquired PanelClaw, a supplier of solar mounting systems for commercial roofs in the U.S. With the acquisition, Esdec expands its customer base and portfolio of...

Japan’s 12-MW Otake Geothermal Power Station gets a 2-MW upgrade with help from Mitsubishi...

Mitsubishi Power, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, said today that it has completed its renovation of the Otake Geothermal Power Station, located in the Kokonoe-machi, Oita Prefecture. The plant is operated by Kyushu Electric...

Solar+storage reliability puts gas plants at risk

The results are in from a new wind and solar study commissioned by California’s three big investor owned utilities. The main takeaway: solar paired with battery storage is just as reliable as conventional fossil fuel power plants when it comes to delivering power when the grid needs it most.

Energy Storage can increase the life of conventional units

Conventional fossil units have the most operational data on their outage statistics due to their long history. With the advent of wholesale energy and capacity markets, industry thought there is an added incentive for...

Why poorly serviced IoT devices could be holding renewables back

As the UK’s National Grid approaches its centenary, it has just achieved its first two consecutive months without burning any coal. Indeed, the shift away from fossil fuels is revolutionizing our energy systems from top to bottom, bringing a huge...