February 11th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Total installed wind capacity in North, Central, and South America increased to 135 gigawatts (GW) in 2018 with the addition of 11.9 GW of new wind capacity, an increase of 12% on 2017, according to new figures published by the Global Wind Energy Council.
January 29th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
Atlas Renewable Energy has recently added Brazil to its portfolio of Latin American investment countries, with the start-up of the 67.1 megawatt São Pedro solar plant in Bom Jesus da Lapa, state of Bahia. Already holding a 1.2 gigawatt solar portfolio in Latin America, the second-largest in the region, the Miami-based group has built solar plants in Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay since it was formed in
January 26th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The electric vehicle (EV) industry was booming in 2018. It was the most booming year of a booming decade for EVs. Below is a long, long rundown of notables changes in the industry in
January 25th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Solar market research company PV Market Alliance has concluded that at least 98 gigawatts (GW) of grid-connected solar PV was installed in 2018, adding another voice to an already confused reading of the 2018 solar industry
December 28th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Danish wind turbine manufacturing giant Vestas Wind Systems A\S had a lot to celebrate over Christmas as it announced seven orders over the Christmas period, and a flurry of eight announcements Friday, worth a total of 1,722 MW in total, likely bringing its total order book for 2018 over the 12 gigawatt (GW) mark, a new company record
December 12th, 2018 | by The Beam
In the age of post-truth, fake news profoundly marked the 2018 Brazilian race to the presidency. Technological tools that once promised a more inclusive and informed democratic process were massively used to mislead the electorate in the country. In such turmoil, any debate on the actual policy agendas of the candidates simply did not happen, let alone discussions on one of the most pressing issues of our time: climate change
November 27th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Italian energy giant Enel has announced its Strategic Plan for the next three years, which includes plans to invest €10.6 billion in new renewable energy capacity with plans to create an additional 11.6 gigawatts (GW).
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
November 4th, 2018 | by The Beam
How citizens of a small preserved city in Brazil blocked construction of a mega-power plant, and any future polluting projects
September 20th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
Volkswagen makes electric trucks? Well, yes, it does — or it will. Not only that, but Ambev Brewery in Brazil has ordered a whopping 1,600 of them
August 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The next quarter of solar PV demand will be the lowest since 2015, according to new figures from GTM Research, due "almost entirely" to China's recent decision to end its utility solar Feed-in Tariff scheme and cap distributed generation at 10 gigawatts (GW).
July 27th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
The Brazilian city of São José dos Campos is electrifying the fleet of vehicles used by the Secretariat of Citizen Protection thanks to 30 new fully electric vehicles from BYD. The 29 new BYD e5s and 1 BYD e6 leased vehicles were delivered on July 26th and will be used by the local police force
June 27th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced on Wednesday that it would supply 136 wind turbines to Brazil's Santa Luzia wind complex, which consists of 15 wind turbines with a capacity of 471 megawatts (MW).
May 24th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
BYD has landed its first SkyRail contract in South America with a new deal with the Brazilian city of Salvador that will see a stretch of the overhead light rail system running over the water
May 22nd, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Following on the heels of a deal for 500 electric refuse trucks in Shenzhen a few days ago, BYD announced another deal for an impressive 200 electric refuse trucks in Indaiatuba, Brazil
May 20th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
Solar energy is not just a powerful way keep the lights on, or even to ditch dirty fossil fuels. Solar energy is empowering communities around the world — by putting people to work, helping families cook meals more safely, and allowing children to learn even after dark (just to name a few things)
May 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Brazil's solar association has said that it expects it will reach 2 gigawatts (GW) worth of cumulative solar PV capacity installed by the end of this year, having already hit the 1.1 GW mark and with enough projects in construction this year to hit the target.
April 9th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Global renewable energy generation increased by 167 gigawatts (GW) in 2017 to push the planet's cumulative renewable energy capacity to 2,179 GW, according to new data published last week by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
March 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that continued cost reductions for renewable energy sources like wind and solar and new technologies like batteries are continuing to squeeze out the traditional role that has been played by fossil fuel energy sources.
March 26th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
MAKE Consulting has predicted that annual wind power capacity additions will average out at more than 65 gigawatts (GW) between 2018 and 2027 thanks in part to the increasing demand in offshore wind and the expanding contribution of emerging markets.