June 5th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Tesla regularly makes headlines in the mainstream media for its surprisingly rare vehicle fires, delays in the base version of the Model 3, and CEO Elon Musk's Twitter rants, but beyond the headlines, Tesla's Energy business has been chugging away. As part of that, since 2015, Tesla has installed over 1 gigawatt-hour (GWh) of storage around the world
May 31st, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Google's parent company, Alphabet, spun Dandelion out of its X labs in the middle of last year, which was followed closely by a noteworthy funding round. It's clear that the Dandelion team is putting its new capital to good use with the announcement this week about its new Dandelion Air all-in-one home heating and air conditioning system
May 25th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
It’s time to dig into a less talked about-but-powerful source of renewable energy. While it’s hard to miss a massive solar array or a field full of wind turbines, so much of the action with geothermal energy happens out-of-sight that it tends to not generate as much love as its buzzier brothers in the renewable energy landscape
May 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
A network of 20 of ABB's high-speed 50kW DC fast chargers for electric vehicles has been installed across Iceland as the island nation looks to electric vehicles to cut petrol imports and reduce emissions
May 13th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Costa Rica's new president has promised to continue his country's transition to renewable energy and to work toward eliminating all fossil fuels for its transportation sector by 2021.
April 16th, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Electricity demand in East Africa is projected to triple by 2030. Investment in renewable technologies will be essential to the strategic diversification of the energy sources needed to meet this demand, and renewable energy in Kenya is poised to expand exponentially over the next decade
April 5th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Siemens has kicked off a new pilot in partnership with Chicago-based ComEd and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) that aims to redefine the microgrid as an integrated operating unit within the grid.
March 28th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Residential geothermal solution startup Dandelion announced the successful closure to a $4.5 million dollar round of financing as it looks to scale up operations in its upstate New York operating area.
March 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Next Kraftwerke has announced that its Polish subsidiary Elektrownie Next will begin trading electricity produced by the 35 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic portfolio owned by ReneSola. Next Kraftwerke has connected more than 5,000 energy-producing and energy-consuming units in its virtual power plant “Next Pool,” with a total capacity of over 4,100
March 19th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
St. Patrick's Cathedral on New York's Fifth Avenue is undergoing a $200 million renovation. Part of that upgrade is a new $35 million geothermal heating and cooling system that replaces the steam boiler and air conditioning system installed nearly 60 years ago
February 8th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Last August, Mark Jacobson, a renewable energy expert and senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University, was the leader of a study that identified how 139 countries around the world could obtain 100% of their energy from renewable sources by 2050. But that study got some pushback from people who questioned its assumptions. The naysayers said the study relied too heavily on energy storage solutions such as adding turbines to existing hydroelectric dams or storing excess energy in water, ice, and underground rocks
February 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
For the fourth year in a row, new US electricity capacity from renewable energy sources surpassed those from natural gas, and accounted for half of all new capacity additions, according to recent figures published by the country's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
January 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency has concluded that onshore wind, hydropower, geothermal, and bioenergy-for-power projects commissioned during 2017 were largely found to be on par with fossil fuel-based electricity technologies, while solar PV costs are expected to halve by 2020.
January 11th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
Renewable energy has historically been seen as an alternative to burning fossil fuels like coal and petroleum products for consumable energy. However, we have come to learn that far more than the core reasons for pursuing renewable energy, there are plenty of other benefits of clean, renewable energy. It has become increasingly clear that renewable energy is just better than fossil fuels — for people and the environment
January 1st, 2018 | by Tina Casey
President Trump's version of "energy dominance" is exclusive to fossil fuels, but his administration has also been taking a keen interest in geothermal energy
December 18th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum says it will try to educate Republican leaders about the virtues of clean renewable power. It's going to be a tough sell in Cheesehead Nation.
December 12th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
A day before French Presidents Emmanuel Macron's One Planet Summit launches, two French multinationals -- Schneider Electric and EDF Group -- have signed up to The Climate Group's corporate leadership campaigns RE100, EP100, and EV100, sending a strong signal to governments that businesses are stepping up to fight climate change.
December 6th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
New numbers from the US Energy Information Administration and highlighted by Ken Bossong's Sun Day Campaign show that renewable electricity production through the first three quarters of 2017 was up 14.7%, while coal, natural gas, oil, and nuclear power all decreased.
November 13th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
What happened in the solar & storage industries in October? A lot! Below is a concise summary of the most notable solar and energy storage stories of the month
November 9th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Making a global transition to a 100% renewable electricity grid has long been a dream of many, but new research published this week by the Lappeenranta University of Technology has proven it is no longer just a dream but a viable reality -- a reality that is more cost-effective than the current fossil fuel-reliant system.