Solar Stifles Wind In German Renewable Energy Tender, May Repeat Soon In Greece

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 19:30:52 +0000

What it you held a renewable energy auction and nobody from the wind energy industry showed up? That’s what happened in Germany last week.

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Addressing “Texas Banned Tesla & Is Against Green Energy” Claims

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 05:47:39 +0000

There’s a well known refrain that Tesla is banned in Texas. That’s somewhat true, but not completely. For example, you can buy a Tesla online and pick it up at a delivery center — many Tesla owners have done this, including one of CleanTechnica’s writers

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Abu Dhabi To Have Cheapest Solar Power Ever — 1.35 Cents Per Kilowatt-Hour

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 06 May 2020 23:00:46 +0000

The UAE’s other major city, Dubai, set the low-solar-PV-price record in January 2015 at what was then a shocking 5.98¢/kWh, then did so again in 2016 at 2.99¢/kWh. Dubai also set a low-price record for concentrated solar power (CSP), at just 7.3¢/kWh. The new low-PV bid chosen by Abu Dhabi’s public electric utility will bring down the cost of solar power to just 1.35¢/kWh

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The Case For Solar Endowments

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 02 May 2020 03:50:09 +0000

Solar installation at Goshen College (Source: Goshen College)University and college endowments in the U.S. looking for strong, sustainable revenue streams would do well to embrace on-site solar generation, and the solar industry would thrive if it could forge the partnership. Solar installations would deliver stronger and more reliable returns than current investments, and create many opportunities, including enhanced fundraising, positive press, and community appeal to current and prospective students

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The Case For The Solar Endowment

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 02 May 2020 03:50:09 +0000

Solar installation at Goshen College (Source: Goshen College)University and college endowments in the U.S. looking for strong, sustainable revenue streams would do well to embrace on-site solar generation, and the solar industry would thrive if it could forge the partnership. Solar installations would deliver stronger and more reliable returns than current investments, and create many opportunities, including enhanced fundraising, positive press, and community appeal to current and prospective students

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10+ Years in Cleantech

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 05:10:50 +0000

A decade ago, wind power was already basically cost-competitive with conventional power sources, utility-scale solar was significantly more expensive but starting to bloom, and electric vehicles were hardly a blip on the horizon and basically unknown to most of us. How did that change in the past 10 years

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How Should $10 Billion Be Spent To Defeat Climate Change?

Credit to Author: Barry A.F.| Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2020 16:49:49 +0000

US East CoastWhen I first read about the $10 billion from Jeff Bezos to fight climate change, my first thought was, “Where will it be spent?”

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The Tipping Point

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 06:15:20 +0000

Single use for Image by mark harpurImagine a world where transport is free, air is clean, and streets are quiet. Imagine a world where education is attainable, power available, and healthcare accessible to all. Imagine a world where the cost of living goes down instead of up. Now stop imagining and watch this talk by Tony Seba

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Machine Learning Makes More Money For Renewable, Fleet, & Microgrid Operators

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:30:08 +0000

Machine learning initiatives are emerging in multiple markets where there are less irrational forces at play than are seen in the stock market. Commodity and energy markets have clear drivers for price, and emerging ancillary markets such as demand management are providing new and often complex ways to gain a profitable edge

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Utility-Scale Solar Has Led U.S. Solar Since 2012

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2020 18:58:58 +0000

https://emp.lbl.gov/utility-scale-solar/The utility-scale solar sector has led the overall U.S. solar market in terms of installed capacity since 2012. In 2018, the utility-scale sector accounted for nearly 60% of all new solar capacity, and is expected to maintain its market-leading position for at least another six years

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