Consumers who flip on lights and power up the ever-growing number of devices in their living rooms are receiving electricity from a grid that has to generate two Watts of electricity for every one Watt delivered. Put another way, the Department of Energy estimates that more than 60 percent of the source energy used to generate electricity is lost before it is consumed in our homes. Other estimates claim even larger losses. Other estimates claim even larger losses.
Testing and risk management company DNV GL has issued the world’s first project certificate for photovoltaic power plants.
Reparations for the worst-ever U.S. natural gas leak will involve cow-dung duty.
Last week, Enel X signed an agreement with American Honda Motor Company to serve as the software provider for the new Honda SmartCharge test program. Through the program, Honda Fit EV drivers will be connected to Enel X's JuiceNet platform, which manages EV charging so that charging can occur when electricity demand is low (and prices are low) and when the availability of renewable energy is high – all based on the driver’s preferred schedule.
The rise of cryptocurrencies as assets attractive to fund managers is breathing life into a spit of land the size of Manhattan located on the southern coast of Morocco.
Evidence is building in support of battery storage as a serious challenger to the perceived dominance of natural gas in our current and future energy system. Batteries are beginning to complete head-to-head with natural gas peaker plants, and they’re starting to win.
Ice Energy, a California firm that uses chunks of ice to cool buildings, has secured $40 million in financing from private equity group Argo Infrastructure Partners LLC.
Two off-grid solar providers are teaming up to deliver energy services to the estimated 4.6 million people without access to reliable electricity in Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland.
Two of California’s state parks have received new public charging infrastructure that offers electric vehicle owners the ability to charge up on solar power.
The new edition of our “Top 5 Hybrid Energy News” is mainly about projects in rural electrification. It covers projects in Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Morocco, and Cook Islands.