A Protocol for Making Renewable Energy Sizing and Selection Decisions

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 04:01:00 +0000

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Much has been written about renewable energy, but few stories have focused on the complexity of determining the optimal mix of solar and wind generation, and the kind and amount of energy storage, that

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The Age Of Fire Is Ending — With Or Without Humans (Reaction To Planet Of The Humans Film)

Credit to Author: Jesper Berggreen| Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 17:15:40 +0000

My CleanTechnica colleague in arms Steve Hanley beat me to it writing a piece reacting to the movie Planet Of The Humans, but as luck would have it, he actually encourages reactions from any of the several millions who actually watched the whole thing, which I did, mostly because a friend was unsure about its [&hellip

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What’s the Cheapest New-Build Power Technology?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 20:05:09 +0000

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Onshore wind and photovoltaic (PV) solar power are the cheapest forms of new-build power generation for at least two-thirds of the world’s population, according to analysis published by research company BloombergNEF (BNEF). Meanwhile, battery storage has become the lowest-cost new-build technology for peaking purposes in gas-importing regions, such as Europe, China, and Japan. BNEF reported […]

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Solar Power Is Cheap and Getting Cheaper [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 21:12:13 +0000

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In many locations, solar power is already the lowest-cost renewable energy alternative available. Some of the advantage stems from advancements made in manufacturing processes and economies of scale that solar companies have captured. Operating costs also factor into the equation—solar’s operating costs are minimal while operating expenses for wind power are more substantial. Still, Brendan […]

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Virginia Commits to End Coal-Fired Generation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 19:36:49 +0000

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Virginia on April 12 became the latest state to commit to a phase-out of fossil fuel-powered electricity generation, as Gov. Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Economy Act into law. The legislation sets new requirements for energy efficiency among the state’s leading utility companies, and also requires most of the state’s six remaining coal-fired power plants […]

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Siemens CEO: No Job Cuts Due to Coronavirus

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2020 19:34:37 +0000

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Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser told a German newspaper the company will not reduce its workforce despite the economic downturn due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Kaeser, in an interview published April 11, said the company would likely continue having some employees work fewer hours at some of its facilities in Germany, and could extend that […]

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Technology for Managing Distributed Energy Resources [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 14:08:12 +0000

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With the growth of distributed energy resources, including rooftop solar, wind turbines, battery energy storage systems, electric vehicles, and demand response technology, distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS) are becoming increasingly important for utilities. Brad Williams, vice president of Industry Strategy with Oracle Utilities was a guest on The POWER Podcast. He touched on a […]

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Chart Shows Rise in Wind, Solar; Overall Drop in Energy Use

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 13:50:16 +0000

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) latest annual energy flow chart suggests that in 2019, for the second year in a row, wind and solar made up the largest increases in U.S. energy supply, but American consumption of energy fell after a record year in 2018. The national lab’s annual U.S. energy flow chart, or Sankey […]

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