Georgia Power Ups Plan for Renewables and Storage After Local Stakeholder Push

Georgia Power Ups Plan for Renewables and Storage After Local Stakeholder Push

Georgia's utility regulators approved a long-term plan that will see Georgia Power drastically expand renewable generation and develop, own and operate up to 80 megawatts of energy storage. But if the final plan confers on Georgia Power the status of regional leadership, the company's original proposal aspired to something less than that.

Thousands left in the dark during NYC power outage

Thousands left in the dark during NYC power outage

(AP Photo/Michael Owens) Stairs leading down to the C and E trains at the 50th Street Subway Station are dimly lit during a power outage, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in New York.

German renewables deliver more electricity than coal and nuclear power for the first time

German renewables deliver more electricity than coal and nuclear power for the first time

The result was a six-month period in which renewable energy sources produced more electricity than coal and nuclear power plants together. For the first time 47.3% of the electricity consumers used came from renewable sources, while 43.4% came from coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

Mercom: Solar corporate funding up 12 percent in 2019

Mercom: Solar corporate funding up 12 percent in 2019

In 1H 2019, Global VC funding (venture capital, private equity, and corporate venture capital) in the solar sector was 50% higher with $799 million compared to $531 million raised in the first half of 2018.

Wind and solar cut rather than boost Australia’s wholesale electricity prices

Wind and solar cut rather than boost Australia’s wholesale electricity prices

Although in recent years the upward price pressure from more expensive gas has overwhelmed the downward pressure from greater wind and solar capacity, it is nevertheless true that wholesale prices are lower than they would have been without renewable generation.

Dundee event celebrates city ‘plugging in’ to electric vehicles

Dundee event celebrates city ‘plugging in’ to electric vehicles

The city currently has more than 750 vehicles registered for free parking, 60 charging points, 112 EV taxis and 102 council registered EVs. Justin Meyer of charging firm Swarco, Dee West of Charge Net NZ, David Beeton from Urban Foresight and Elinor Chalmers of EVA Scotland spoke to Mr Llewellyn about the transformation of Dundee.

First all-digital nuclear reactor system in the US installed at Purdue University

First all-digital nuclear reactor system in the US installed at Purdue University

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has licensed Purdue University Reactor Number One (PUR-1) as the first entirely digital nuclear reactor instrumentation and control system in the nation. "Modern control technology in the nuclear sector will allow for big data applications and increased reliability," said Clive Townsend, the supervisor for Purdue's reactor.

ClearVue boosts solar glass plans with Taiwan manufacturing deal

ClearVue boosts solar glass plans with Taiwan manufacturing deal

For its part of the deal, BeyondPV will design, manufacture and supply solar PV strip modules – pictured below – for use by ClearVue, and will invest $US3.5 million of its own funds towards the production venture.

Montana energy storage project lines up financial partner

Montana energy storage project lines up financial partner

The Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project was first proposed in 2010 and is intended to make wind turbines and other renewable energy sources more reliable , by storing the electricity they produce until it's needed.

What most Americans are looking for in a new home: solar panels

What most Americans are looking for in a new home: solar panels

Late last year, California became the first state in the U.S. to introduce a policy requiring rooftop solar to be installed on all new homes. And it’s likely that the increased visibility of home solar installations might make people more amenable to supporting larger-scale policy shifts in favor of renewable energy.

Duke wants to tax the sun

Duke wants to tax the sun

With the current rate paid to solar facilities with PURPA contracts about 3.5¢/kWh, this fee would cut compensation by 3.1% in DEC territory, and 6.8% in DEP territory.

Harley-Davidson's electric Hog: 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds

Harley-Davidson's electric Hog: 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds

(AP Photo/John Locher, File) Harley-Davidson is releasing details about the electric motorcycle it's rolling out this year that it hopes will capture the imagination of a new generation of riders and put a charge into its diminishing sales.

Why Long Island Could Become New York’s First Energy Storage Hot Spot

Why Long Island Could Become New York’s First Energy Storage Hot Spot

"Long Island strikes me as one of the best and earliest locations to reach a completely carbon-free grid, given its solar, storage and offshore wind capabilities," said Jason Doling, assistant director for distributed energy resources at the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency.

Curious Kids: how does electricity work?

Curious Kids: how does electricity work?

Electricity happens when electrons move from one atom to another. The socket makes a thing called “voltage”, which is like an invisible force that pushes all the electrons in the same direction down the cable.

Giant batteries and cheap solar power are shoving fossil fuels off the grid

Giant batteries and cheap solar power are shoving fossil fuels off the grid

In March, an analysis of more than 7000 global storage projects by Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported that the cost of utility-scale lithium-ion batteries had fallen by 76% since 2012, and by 35% in just the past 18 months, to $187 per MWh. Another market watch firm, Navigant, predicts a further halving by 2030, to a price well below what 8minute has committed to.

MeyGen tidal turbine looks to churn out 50% more power than nuclear

MeyGen tidal turbine looks to churn out 50% more power than nuclear

Developers Simec Atlantis Energy said the Pentland Firth-based turbine project had exported 7 gigawatts (GW) of energy to the grid already this year, equivalent to the average annual electricity consumption of over 2,200 homes.

Electric scooters: not so eco-friendly after all?

Electric scooters: not so eco-friendly after all?

In the US, riders made nearly 40 million trips on shared scooters last year, according to the National Association of City Transportation Officials. "As of today, it is impossible to say whether e-scooters are good or bad for the environment because we lack long-term statistics on life cycles," said Denis Benita, a transportation engineer at Ademe.

California Assembly Passes $21B Wildfire Fund for Utilities

California Assembly Passes $21B Wildfire Fund for Utilities

California lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom have successfully shepherded a $21 billion wildfire bill through the waning days of the 2019 legislative session, offering the state's big investor-owned utilities a lifeline against following Pacific Gas & Electric into bankruptcy if they’re hit with multibillion-dollar wildfire liabilities this year.

Vattenfall announce new £1.5m offshore wind supply chain boost

Vattenfall announce new £1.5m offshore wind supply chain boost

A new £1.5 million innovation fund is to be launched by wind power developer Vattenfall and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, with testing planned off the coast of Aberdeen.

Nordex Group to supply turbines for HEP’s first wind farm

Nordex Group to supply turbines for HEP’s first wind farm

Croatia’s state-owned power utility Hrvatska Elektroprivreda (HEP Group) has placed an order with German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group for the supply of 18 N131/3600 turbines for the Korlat wind farm, according to a press release from the German group.

Where Is the Global Energy System Headed?

Where Is the Global Energy System Headed?

Every year, we see a wide range of models for the future global energy system. In this podcast, we’ll dig through the report. You can read the Resources for the Future report here. What can energy companies learn from radical change in other industries?

A crystal clear step closer to commerical solar cells

A crystal clear step closer to commerical solar cells

"Perovskite solar cells are the fastest developing type of photovoltaic technology, with power-conversion efficiencies rising from 3.8 percent in 2009 to 24.2 percent in 2019 for single-junction devices," says Osman Bakr, who led the study with Omar Mohammed.

Nanobowl arrays endow perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors

Nanobowl arrays endow perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors

They succeeded in using TiO2 NB arrays as a photonic ETL to integrate with a uniform thin overlayer of CH3NH3PbI3, achieving high-efficiency colorful perovskite solar cells . More information: Wenhui Wang et al, High-efficiency colorful perovskite solar cells using TiO2 nanobowl arrays as a structured electron transport layer, Science China Materials (2019).

Danish researchers create worldwide solar energy model

Danish researchers create worldwide solar energy model

Credit: Assistant Professor Marta Victoria Solar cells are currently the world's most talked-about renewable energy source, and for any future sustainable energy system, it is crucial to know about the performance of photovoltaic systems at local, regional and global levels.

Analyst predicts ‘massive investments’ for UK renewables sector

Analyst predicts ‘massive investments’ for UK renewables sector

The firm said this will require a huge investment in order to meet electricity demand, while renewable capacity is expected to increase annually by 5.5%. Power industry analyst Arkapal Sil, said the variable nature of renewables will require more battery storage systems to provide stable power to the grid.

Wpd sets up JV to develop Krmpote wind farm of up to 90 MW

Wpd sets up JV to develop Krmpote wind farm of up to 90 MW

Obradović, who recently spoke for Balkan Green Energy News about wpd Adria’s investments in the region, said that the plan is to build wind farms with a total capacity of 900 MW in BiH, and a further 300 MW in Croatia.

1.4 GW PV plants with Sungrow inverter solutions are operational

1.4 GW PV plants with Sungrow inverter solutions are operational

Sungrow delivered inverter solutions for near 30 solar plants in 10 provinces of Vietnam totaling 1.4 GW, most of which are 1500Vdc systems including inverters, MV transformers, RMUs, local SCADA and PPC.

First installation of Midsummer´s new improved integrated solar cell roof carried out in Kivik, Sweden

First installation of Midsummer´s new improved integrated solar cell roof carried out in Kivik, Sweden

Midsummer ’s new and slimmer energy-producing solar cell roof, ” Midsummer solar roofs ”, have been successfully installed on a house in Kivik, in the southern part of Sweden.

The Complexity of New York City’s Green New Deal

The Complexity of New York City’s Green New Deal

We’ll have a conversation with Paul Kuehn of Centrica Business Solutions and Aaron Miller, a partner at Gotham 360, about how the details may play out for New York City's Green New Deal.

New Scottish offshore wind ‘supply chain library’ to be built

New Scottish offshore wind ‘supply chain library’ to be built

Paul O’Brien, the man leading DeepWind and energy development manager for Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), encouraged firms to sign up. He said the database would mean large offshore wind developers and Tier 1 contractors could “utilise it in the domestic and overseas markets”.