Storage

Wildfire and hurricane season is here and with it comes an influx of weather-related power outages. The health implications of power outages this summer are further compounded this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Solar

Last week, Duke Energy Renewables and Solar Energy International (SEI) announced a partnership to provide a scholarship fund for Americans who have experienced recent job displacement due to COVID-19. The scholarship fund will award $10,000 in solar training tuition fees for SEI training to selected students to support professional development and eventual entry into the...
Hydropower

NEW HYDRO+ SERIES LAUNCHES IN JULY WITH HYDROVISION EXCHANGE IN NOVEMBER 2020 As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, HYDROVISION International, scheduled for November 17-19 2020, in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S., will be rescheduled to 2021. In light of both governmental direction and general public health advisories, delivering HYDROVISION International in...
Rooftop

Rooftop solar applications and interconnections are increasing across Hawaiian Electric’s five-island service territory, despite COVID-19, according to a press release from Hawaiian Electric. New applications totaled 126 for the week ending June 13, just short of the 136 for the week ending Jan. 18, 2020, which is the highest this year to date. So far...
Energy Efficiency

The International Energy Agency has unveiled a global COVID-19 recovery plan for the global energy sector which outlines a three-year series of actions designed to revitalize economies, boost employment and make energy systems cleaner and more resilient. At a live-streamed press briefing, IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol said: “Our numbers show that there has...
Offshore

Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced plans to develop the New Jersey Wind Port, an infrastructure investment that will provide a location for essential staging, assembly, and manufacturing activities related to offshore wind projects on the East Coast. The Wind Port has the potential to create up to 1,500 manufacturing, assembly, and operations jobs,...
Vehicle to grid

UK-based energy market research consultancy, Delta-EE, released its UK electric vehicle (EV) charger forecast, showing that the market is set for 29% year-on-year growth in charge point sales through 2030, despite COVID-19’s impact on new vehicle sales. “We expect a significant drop in new vehicle sales in 2020 due to COVID-19 – as much as...