Is energy storage via pumped hydro systems is possible on a very small scale?
Modi Said to Plan $3.1 Billion Boost for India’s Solar Factories
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is planning a 210 billion-rupee ($3.1 billion) package of state aid for India’s solar panel manufacturing industry, according to two officials.… read more
Cost Reductions for Offshore Wind: Signs of Progress, Expectations for More
The barriers to offshore wind are formidable. Yet, after many years of delays and cost increases, there are signs of progress. Offshore wind bids coming out of Europe suggest that steep cost reductions are at hand; the most recent of those bids, for a 350 MW near-shore project off the coast of Denmark, came in at a record-low of just $67 per MWh. These and other developments hold promise for further cost reductions in the years and decades ahead.… read more
Renewing Forests in Colorado: Opportunities for Bioenergy
When you think of Colorado, images of snow-capped mountains and lush evergreen forests may come to your mind. But Colorado’s forests have been under attack. It began more than two decades ago when severe drought led to an infestation of mountain pine beetles, spruce beetles, and other pests. The beetle infestation, over time, killed millions of acres of lodgepole pine trees and other tree species. There is now an abundance of dead trees standing on the mountainsides of central and western Colorado.… read more
State of the Art Biomass Plant for Copenhagen
Finnish Valmet and Danish HOFOR Energiproduktion A/S have signed a €150 million (US$163 million) contract for development of a state-of-the-art biomass combined heat and power plant for Copenhagen, Denmark.… read more
Are We Nearing the End of Cheap Fossil Fuel Energy?
Fossil fuels were always intended as bridge fuels until a clean, inexhaustible source of energy could be developed that was economically viable. While large pockets of oil, natural gas, and coal remain underground, supply must be constantly increased as our demand for energy continues to grow.… read more
Jordan Turbocharges Distributed Solar
Conditions in Jordan are perfect for rapid growth in commercial and industrial solar. The country recently abolished a limit on the nameplate capacity of renewable energy plants connected to the grid that can benefit from net metering.… read more
Excellence in Action: Renewable Energy World Announces Finalists, Honorable Mentions for 2016 Project of the Year Awards
PennWell Corporation and Renewable Energy World are pleased to announce our 2016 Renewable Energy Project of the Year Finalists. Projects are nominated by the industry and finalists are selected by a committee of editors from PennWell Corporation.… read more
NREL to Lead New Consortium to Develop Advanced Water Splitting Materials for Hydrogen Production
New milestone in Australian tidal energy
New study suggests biomass would not be a good alternative for replacing coal power in the UK
GreenWish Plans to Build 100 MW Solar Capacity in North Nigeria
GreenWish Partners, a Paris-based investment company focused on renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa, plans to build two solar plants in northern Nigeria with a total capacity of 100 MW.… read more
Lightweight rotor blades made from plastic foams for offshore wind turbines
Clinton Says The ‘Clean Energy Economy’ Will Create Millions of Jobs. Can It?
Job growth is a prime topic in the U.S. presidential race, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very different takes on the role clean energy could play in creating employment.… read more