Renewable Energy News
Iceland-based geothermal developer HS Orka recently signed a contract for drilling of an approximately three-mile, high-temperature well at the Reykjanes geothermal field on the southern peninsula of Iceland.
To Steve Yates, the best thing about his new Tesla Powerwall is that he doesn’t have to worry anymore about the lights going out during a storm. Or maybe it’s how cool an addition it is to the entryway of his house in Monkton, Vermont.
Two green energy stories were in the headlines last week, spotlighting China’s drive to become a global leader in the new technology and also the right and wrong ways to achieve that aim. An item involving US electric vehicle (EV) powerhouse Tesla (Nasdaq: TSL) represented the right approach, with reports that the company might near a deal with Beijing to build a manufacturing plant in China.
Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda will commence trade of 15 MW of power from the Olkaria Geothermal power plant beginning in May.
In a move that appeared inevitable for months, commercial-scale solar pioneer SunEdison filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 21. The news grabbed clean-tech industry and general business headlines for sure, but I’ve been struck by how little splash it’s made in the broader realm of national attention, particularly politics. The contrast with the partisan uproar that immediately arose after the 2011 bankruptcy of solar startup Solyndra could not be more striking.
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are drafting a bill that would jump-start the offshore wind industry in the U.S., helping trigger a $10 billion building spree off the Atlantic coast.
The City Council of Santa Monica, Calif., voted last week to approve an ordinance requiring rooftop solar systems for all new construction in the City of Santa Monica—both residential and commercial.
Finnish energy group WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ recently announced its entry into the solar energy industry with an emphasis on delivery of turnkey utility-scale solar PV and unique hybrid power plant solutions. The company will engage in delivery of its first hybrid power plant late this year, with a retrofitting project in Jordan.
In many markets, solar PV is already at grid parity. So why aren’t we seeing greater adoption? What is holding the PV industry at bay?
While the exact date that the U.S. installed its 1,000,000th solar installation is hard to pinpoint,according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the country is there. The organization plans to celebrate the milestone in early May with a three-pronged approach that includes political outreach, a large social media push and an event to take place in the near future.
Recovery at the Geysers geothermal power plant from last September’s wildfires in central California is "on track," Thad Hill, president and CEO of Calpine Corp., said during an April 29 earnings conference all.
Palestinians will take a step toward greater power independence by announcing terms of a solar-energy auction intended to boost installed capacity by as much as 100 MW.
With the prices of solar and electric vehicle (EV) batteries predicted to continue falling even as the cost of fossil fuels rises, many industry experts — including Tony Seba, author of “Solar Trillions” — are forecasting the inevitable rise of solar power in consumer and industrial markets. But those projected developments aren’t just in the residential energy sphere. The dropping costs, coupled with advancements in efficiency, may very well lead to a stronger likelihood of marketable solar-powered cars being developed in the near future.
The acquisition brings to EDF RE an autonomous business unit with a precise focus on distributed generation solar business to meet the growing demands of corporate customers seeking cost-effective renewable energy sources.
A vote of the Maine House of Representatives today upheld Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of solar legislation designed to modernize Maine’s solar power policy.
Following years of planning, the $100m Te Ahi O Maui geothermal project to build a 20mW geothermal power plant 2.3km east of Kawerau is now ready to enter its first production well-drilling phase on land owned by the A8D Ahu Whenua Maori Trust.
While the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) while the courts consider legal challenges, it’s in states’ own best interests to continue moving forward with renewable energy and efficiency. Illinois is no exception.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S’s profit fell less than expected as orders surged and margins widened.