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Solar Dominates Latest German Renewable Auction

April 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

The German solar industry has walked away the sole winner from Germany's most recent solar and onshore wind tender, receiving contracts for the entire 210 megawatts (MW) awarded in an auction which was heavily oversubscribed. 


UK Renewables Generate Record Levels Of Electricity In 2018

March 29th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Provisional figures published by the UK Government on Thursday show that renewable energy sources generated a record amount of electricity in 2018, increasing by 11.8% over 2017 levels, led by a record year for wind energy generation which provided 17.1% of the UK's electricity


Wind Generated 35% Of British Electricity Last Week

March 18th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Wind energy accounted for 35% of Great Britain's electricity generation for the week running Friday 8 March to Thursday 14 March, beating out all other generation sources, and also saw offshore wind beat out nuclear energy. 


UK Electricity Generation Falls To 1994 Levels As Renewable Generation Soars

January 9th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

A new analysis from UK-based website Carbon Brief has found that electricity generation in the United Kingdom last year fell to its lowest level since 1994, while at the same time, renewable energy electricity generation increased to another record high and accounted for an estimated 33% in 2018. 


Renewables Account For 18% Of US Electricity Generation

November 30th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The United States Energy Information Administration has recently published data revealing that renewable energy sources provided nearly 18% of the country's electrical generation through the first nine months of the year, while solar and wind grew substantially as compared to the same nine months a year ago. 


Ørsted Raises Offshore Wind Target To 15 Gigawatts By 2025

November 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish wind energy giant Ørsted has announced this week that it has not only increased its offshore wind target to 15 gigawatts (GW) by 2025 but has also committed DKK 200 billion ($30.2 billion) to invest in green energy by the same time. 


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. 


Does The Future Of Agriculture Lie In Biomass?

September 20th, 2018 | by The Beam

Biomass Energy Generation is the process where agricultural products are used directly to create electric power. This specific technology and process is critical in discussing the future abilities and resources for renewable mix in energy and power grids, and can contribute to the overall goal of moving toward entire dependence on renewable sources in rural areas relying on an agricultural basis for their economies


Solar + Wind = 10% of US Electricity Generation in 1st Half of 2018

September 19th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

To complement our revival of US electricity capacity reports, here's a new report on US electricity generation. As with the capacity report, things are not looking too bright. There's still a lot of grey — in the bar charts below, in the skies near fossil fuel power plants, and in the human and planetary outlook based on how slowly we are cutting fossil fuel electricity generation


Renewables = 43% of New Power Capacity in USA in 1st Half of 2018

September 16th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I'm restarting regular US renewable energy reports here on CleanTechnica. However, this time around, I'm making them quarterly reports instead of monthly reports. Quarterly reports are better at capturing the trends, and some other organizations do contribute monthly updates


UPDATED! Next Kraftwerke Teams Up With Jedlix On Electric Vehicle Charging Demand Response Pilot

September 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Cologne, Germany-based Next Kraftwerke has partnered with electric vehicle smart charging platform provider Jedlix on a new pilot that will aggregate electric vehicle charging stations as a deployable demand response unit aka secondary control reserve (aFFR) on its Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform. The pilot was tendered by the Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT to assess the viability of aggregated demand reserve using a handful of new technologies


ElectraTherm’s Power+ Waste Heat Recovery System Generates Power & Captures Heat

July 12th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

ElectraTherm has commissioned its first Power+ waste heat to power unit in California. The unit generates fuel-free power from the waste heat generated by an existing biomass boiler using the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), thanks to a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for combined heat and power applications or prime power generated from biomass



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