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Renewables in USA: Solar & Wind deliver stunning 98% of new U.S. power capacity in January, February 2018

Solar and wind power was responsible for a remarkable 98 percent of all new U.S. power generation capacity that came online in the first two months of 2018. According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) latest “Energy Infrastructure Update,” the overwhelming majority of new power plants set up in January and February were renewable energy […]

Solar Innovation: Nanoparticle Breakthrough Could Capture Unseen Light for Solar Energy Conversion

An international team of scientists has demonstrated a breakthrough in the design and function of nanoparticles that could make solar panels more efficient by converting light usually missed by solar cells into usable energy. The team, led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), demonstrated how coating tiny […]

Michele Scandellari on SECI Energia Strategy 2018 & Enerray’s new landmark solar PV plants in Egypt totaling 116 MW

During the 4th ARE Investment forum held recently in Catania, Italy we spoke to Michele Scandellari, CEO at SECI Energia, a mother company of Enerray.  Michele Scandellari updated us on SECI Energia Strategy 2018 & Enerray‘s three new landmark solar PV plants in Egypt totaling 116 MW to be constructed in the near future. These solar […]

Trump claims the U.S. makes better solar panels than China. That’s not quite right.

At a White House meeting focused on the Florida school shooting, President Trump took a brief detour into the world of solar power, bragging that he’s brought back domestic manufacturing and that America makes better solar panels than China. The problem? Those statements aren’t supported by facts, experts say. Veering away from remarks on preventing […]

2018 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook: U.S. is home to more than 3 million clean energy jobs!

The 2018 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook – produced for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, provides up-to-date, accurate market information on energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy. The 2018 Factbook shows that the U.S. is home to more than 3 million clean energy jobs, and […]

Solar in USA: California Will Spend $1 Billion on Low-income, Multifamily Solar

California is ready to spend $1 billion over the next decade on rooftop solar installation for low-income residents. In December, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the creation of the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program. Funded by the statewide greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, it will provide $100 million in annual solar installation […]

Solar in USA: Tesla’s New York Gigafactory Kicks Off Solar Roof Production

Photovoltaic glass shingles produce electricity from the sun Tesla built factory in Buffalo with help from New York State Tesla Inc. has kicked off production of its long-awaited electricity-producing shingles that Elon Musk says will transform the rooftop solar industry. Manufacturing of the photovoltaic glass tiles began last month at a factory in Buffalo built with […]

French Utility EDF Renewable Energy invests in San Diego based Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) start-up Nuvve

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has completed a Series A investment in San Diego-based Nuvve Corporation (Nuvve), a start-up working on Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology. The investment and partnership with Nuvve is part of EDF Renewable Energy’s strategic growth in the distributed electricity and storage market. EDF RE joins Nuvve with Toyota Tsusho in the Series […]

New NX Drive Energy Storage System by NEXTracker

NX Drive™ by NEXTracker is the most flexible and reliable energy storage system (ESS) on the market today, providing best-in-class safety features for the toughest environmental conditions. Designed for utilities, developers and energy partners, NX Drive supports multiple battery technologies and provides unprecedented configurability for a wide range of storage applications, project sizes and future […]