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About Joshua S Hill

Joshua S Hill I'm a Christian, a nerd, a geek, and I believe that we're pretty quickly directing planet-Earth into hell in a handbasket! I also write for Fantasy Book Review (.co.uk), and can be found writing articles for a variety of other sites. Check me out at about.me for more.

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Canadian Solar Reports Middling Third Quarter But Lowers Full-Year Guidance

November 16th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced its third-quarter financial results on Thursday, revealing middling performance which saw the company beat earnings expectations but miss its guidance on revenue, forcing it to lower its full-year 2018 revenue guidance for the second time this year

82% Of G20’s Energy Supply Still Comes From Fossil Fuels

November 16th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report published this week has determined that 82% of the G20's energy supply is still sourced from fossil fuels and none of the countries' climate pledges are on a 1.5˚C-compatible pathway, contributing to a current trend which will see global warming of 3.2˚C unless G20 nations halve their emissions by

Vestas To Install First 4.2 Megawatt Wind Turbines In Australia

November 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas announced this week that it has been selected to supply wind turbines to a wind farm set to be built in Victoria, Australia, the 336 megawatt (MW) Dundonnell Wind Farm, which was the largest successful project out of the state's 928 MW Renewable Energy Auction Scheme. 

US Solar Customers Prefer Solar Loans, Finds WoodMac

November 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

New research from Wood Mackenzie has found that solar loans were the preferred and dominant financing solution for residential solar systems in the United States through the first half of 2018, accounting for 42% and outperforming third-party-owned solar systems for the first time. 

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank Commits To 100% Renewable Electricity By 2030

November 14th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Australia's largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, announced this week that it has not only signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) worth 65% of its national electricity needs, to be completed by January 2019, but it has also committed to source 100% of its global electricity needs from renewable energy by 2030, joining the RE100 initiative to boot. 

BNEF Confirms US Coal On Track For Record Capacity Decline

November 14th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Energy research giants Bloomberg New Energy Finance has confirmed that US coal plant retirements are nearing an all-time high, with at least 16 gigawatts (GW) worth of coal-fired plants already retired in 2018. 

Sunnova Launches Solar-Plus-Battery Storage Service In Texas

November 13th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

One of the United States' leading residential solar-plus-storage services, Sunnova, announced earlier this month that it was expanding its offerings in the Lone Star State, as it makes its SunSafe solar-plus-batter storage offering available to homeowners in its home state of Texas

Steady Third Quarter For Vestas Presages Tense Q4 & Brighter 2019

November 9th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas published its third quarter earnings on Wednesday, reporting a steady quarter with solid, but not spectacular results across the board, including on-par revenues and solid order intake, setting up for what some analysts expect to be a pressure-filled fourth quarter

Major Australian State Expands Renewable Energy Target To 50%

November 9th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The Victorian Labor Party announced on Thursday that, if re-elected in the upcoming State election, it would increase the state's Renewable Energy Target to 50% by 2030 in a move intended to create thousands of jobs, increase renewable energy in the state grid, increase investment, and drive down energy prices

South Korea Plans 4 Gigawatts Of Solar + Offshore Wind

November 8th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

South Korea is planning to develop 4 gigawatts worth of solar and offshore wind on reclaimed land in Saemangeum, an estuarine tidal flat on the country's southwest coast that was damned by the country's government amidst significant controversy over 30 years ago. 

Sunrun Installs 100 Megawatts Of Solar But Posts Surprise Net Loss

November 8th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

One of the world's leading residential solar companies, Sunrun, posted its third-quarter earnings on Wednesday to mixed reception, reporting that it installed 100 megawatts (MW) worth of new solar installations over the quarter, but also posting a net loss which surprised investors and analysts. 

Polish Government Plans 9 Gigawatts Of Onshore & Offshore Wind

November 8th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The Polish Government announced on Wednesday plans to develop 8 gigawatts (GW) worth of offshore wind by 2035, a move the country will sign into law. At the same time, the Government opened a 1 GW onshore wind energy auction on Monday which could yield prices between €43-63/MWh

British Renewables Hits 42 Gigawatts & Surpasses Fossil Fuels

November 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Pushed over the line by two coal-to-biomass conversions and continuing growth in offshore wind, the British renewable energy industry finally surpassed the capacity levels of its fossil fuel predecessors, with total capacity reaching 42 gigawatts (GW) in the third quarter, beating out the fossil fuel industry which only has 40.6 GW. 

Global Floating Solar Capacity Surpasses 1 Gigawatt

November 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The new hot trend in renewable energy technologies seems to be to test whether it will float, and a new report from the World Bank published last week revealed that there is currently 1.1 gigawatts (GW) worth of floating solar around the globe and that the market could potentially support up to 400 GW worth of total capacity

China May Increase Its 2020 Solar Target To 200 Gigawatts Or Higher

November 6th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

China's National Energy Administration has floated the idea that it might increase its 2020 solar target to at least 210 gigawatts (GW), and potentially as high as 270 GW, in a move which will significantly impact China's annual capacity additions and, thus, global capacity additions and solar PV manufacturing

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