Green Power News
- UK Publishes New Renewables Strike Prices
The UK government has today published subsidies for renewable energy generation from next year. Strike prices are the minimum sum the government will pay power companies for electricity they generate and form part of the Electricity Market Reform, a package of measures designed to stimulate up to £110bn of investment in low carbon energy.
- Renewable Energy Regulation: Follow the Leader
The success of the renewable energy market is partly illustrated by the rapidly increasing number of small renewable energy systems connecting directly to the distribution grid. For this changing market to continue to thrive, we must ensure that these systems can access the grid in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner. And this means acknow
- Asia Report: Why India's Solar Market Looks Brighter in 2014
India's solar market is on track to be roughly the same in 2013 as it was in 2012, which is surprising given the ~20 percent overall growth projected for global solar demand. But optimism and expectations continue to emerge for India's solar potential.
- US' Biggest Landfill To Become New York City's Biggest Solar Project
What was once the largest landfill on the planet is being partly reinvented, and solar energy will be playing a big role in that.
- Solar Is Valuable Resource in Climate Action Plan
As the UN Climate Conference ended with a whimper last week, the U.S. continues to move forward in its attempts to curtail climate change. President Obama this month issued an executive order establishing a task force of state and local officials to identify ways America can respond and be resilient to the effects of climate change. The order, alon
- Should Solar Face West not South?
A new study from Austin?s Pecan Street Research Institute finds that residential solar PV panels oriented to the west may have more benefits for homeowners ? at least in the summer and in Austin, Texas. That research flies in the face of conventional wisdom that PV panels should face south where the amount of sunlight that can hit them is maximized
- FERC Hands Down Key Decision; Solar Growth Explodes in October
Even though they were overshadowed by the Senate?s historic decision to eliminate the use of the filibuster when it comes to most Presidential nominees ? the so-called ?nuclear option? ? there were some major developments this week at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that are critically important to solar and renewable energy. First,
- THAT'S HOT - Online Advertising
I've blogged on this subject before and, you guessed it, online advertising continues to grow more rapidly that ever before! It's time to learn more and get on the online advertising bandwagon today. I hope you find this helpful. ? Peter ------- Don't you just love online advertising? I know I do ? it is easily trackable. You, renewable energy, s
- Top Five Cool Renewable Energy Projects
Gadgets, libations, installations and even a documentary are proving that renewable energy entrepreneurs are working hard to make our lives better in every way possible. As chief editor of RenewableEnergyWorld.com, I read and hear about a ton of developments in the renewable energy industry. I would guess that our newsroom receives in the neighbor
- Pumped Storage in the Spotlight
I have always found pumped-storage hydropower to be a fascinating technology. According to Wikipedia, the first use of pumped storage was in the 1890s in Italy and Switzerland. And the first pumped-storage plant built in the U.S. was in 1930 by the Connecticut Electric and Power Company, using a reservoir near New Milford, Ct., and pumping water fr
- An Action Plan for Distributed Generation
The rapid growth of solar power, and the promise of fuel cells, microturbines, battery storage and other distributed technologies, is engendering change and new opportunities in the utility world. Many are looking at the cell phone in their pocket and wondering what lessons can be learned from the transformation continuing to sweep the world of tel
- FERC: Almost All New US Electricity Generation Coming from Solar
The U.S. brought online nearly 700 MW of new electricity generation in October, and practically all of it was large-scale solar energy, according to data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects.
- Latin America Report: Wind Sweeps Brazil's A-3 Power Auctions
Brazil's latest A-3 auction, matching up developers and power purchasers to prepare renewable energy projects to meet the nation's electricity demand by 2016, was a landslide win for wind energy -- but a shutout for solar, which was included in the process for the first time.