- Brink: The Curaçao Solar Market Needs Fuel to Endure
This is a story of an island solar policy that has pushed the distributed solar generation to brunk, or past the brink. Curaçao on paper shares a lot with neighboring islands: similar population size, prevalence of sunshine, expensive power, progressive interconnection practices and an island state. Only miles of the Caribbean Sea separate islands
- Dubai To Add 50 MW of Solar before World Expo 2020, Access Says
Dubai, the second-largest sheikhdom in the United Arab Emirates, will spend about $100 million to add 50 megawatts of solar-power capacity by the time it hosts the World Expo 2020 exhibition, consultant Access Advisory said.
- Lush Grass Becomes Lush Green for UK Biogas Project
Deep in the gently rolling Mendip Hills of Somerset, in the southwest of England, nestles a dairy farm with 150 years of cheese making heritage. It lies only a few miles from the site of the world famous Glastonbury rock festival but the cows clearly dig the music, because they not only produce enough milk for some 14,000 metric tonnes of top quality cheese a year - they also power the farm.
- Three More Crowdfunding Examples to Support Community Solar
Last month the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a call for support to help it get solar energy programs on top of, and into, select schools nationwide. Thanks to an 11th-hour push, they achieved their goal, surpassing $54,000 in total, thanks to nearly 300 supporters who donated between $1 and $15,000. (If any of you out there, our
- Ontario's Long-term Energy Plan: Inside the New Numbers
This week the Ontario government released its Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), which balances a big ramp-up in renewable energy and notable pullback in nuclear.
- US Government Recommits to Renewable Energy Ramp-up
Today the Obama administration issued an executive order re-establishing one of the proclamations from the climate change plans it issued this summer: significantly boosting the U.S. federal government's support of renewable energy to supply 20 percent of its energy consumption by 2020.
- SolarCity Offers Power Storage to Lower Customers? Utility Bills
SolarCity Corp., the second largest U.S. solar company by market value, is offering power-storage systems to commercial customers that will reduce utility bills and provide electricity during blackouts.
- Become a Solar ?Spartacus?
This weekend I ate brunch at a local diner named ?Rudy?s.? Clearly, Rudy was the owner, but I had no idea what he looked like. Then I saw that everyone on staff was wearing a T-shirt that said, ?I?m Rudy.? Rudy?s T-shirts were of course referencing Spartacus. For those who don?t know that classic Stanley Kubrick movie based on history, it?s about a
- Your Solar Panels Aren't Facing the Wrong Way
A recent report from the Pecan Street Research Institute started a chain of articles with increasingly inaccurate conclusions.
- Energy Storage Roundup: Ontario and California, Imergy, Stem, Hitachi
Many see energy storage as the holy grail for renewable energy integration. We think it's important enough that we recently added a new technology category to our site to track this topic. We see a lot of headlines related to energy storage cross our desks; here's a sampling from the past few days.
- What Do Chocolate and Credentials Have in Common?
They both are good for you and worth the price if they are of high quality. But just because a chocolate bar is advertised to gourmet foodies as the finest, it may not be the best, lacking the right ingredients to be true chocolate. Same is the case for credentials. A certification can be packaged nicely, even advertised as top shelf, yet what?s
- Get Up Close and Personal with Duke Energy's Stanton Solar Farm
One of my favorite parts of attending a conference is the opportunity to take a tour of a renewable energy installation. During Renewable Energy World Conference, North America, attendees were given the opportunity to visit the Duke Energy owned and operated Stanton Solar Array in Orange County Florida. The solar farm was built by the Orlando Util
- Latin America Report: Gauging Mexico's Wind Energy Market
The U.S. market for wind energy is something of a contradiction: it's one of the world's larger markets and fastest growing with its own supply chain, yet it's still heavily reliant upon a production tax credit, which was renewed at the last minute last December (yet late with enough uncertainty to chill many projects in the pipeline), and this time its renewal is even less certain.