Posts Tagged ‘Costs’

True crisis costs revealed

A long-awaited report into last year's energy crisis has recommended that the government retain the Tamar Valley Power Station. But the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee believes its importance should be reconsidered if there is a large expansion of energy sources within Tasmania's energy mix. View full post on Wind Power News

JPS to spend US$100m to reduce energy costs

The Jamaica Public Service Company , the island's sole distributor of electricity, said it will be doubling its expenditure on energy projects by December this year in an attempt to drive down the cost of energy. JPS views the investment as key to driving efficiencies, according to Chairman Seji Kawamura, who was appointed earlier this […]

Drop in wind energy costs adds pressure for government rethink

Tories urged to look at onshore windfarms which can be built as cheaply as gas plants and deliver the same power for half the cost of Hinkley Point, says Arup Onshore windfarms could be built in the UK for the same cost as new gas power stations and would be nearly half as expensive as […]

‘Spectacular’ drop in renewable energy costs leads to record global boost

Falling solar and wind prices have led to new power deals across the world despite investment in renewables falling Renewable energy capacity around the world was boosted by a record amount in 2016 and delivered at a markedly lower cost, according to new global data – although the total financial investment in renewables actually fell. […]

The hidden costs of wind power

Most people assume wind power is the cheapest, greenest power Golden Valley Electric Association generates. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind power blows through nuclear, coal as costs drop at sea

A fishing vessel travels in Block Island Sound, with one of the five, 6-megawatt wind turbine generators, comprising the first offshore wind farm in the United States, in the background. Water tends to corrode and short out circuits. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind Power Blows Through Nuclear, Coal as Costs Plunge at Sea

Water tends to corrode and short out circuits. So what's happening in the the renewable energy industry, where developers are putting jumbo-jet sized wind turbines into stormy seas, is at the very least an engineering miracle. View full post on Wind Power News

China to Cut Solar, Wind Power Prices as Project Costs Fall

China is reducing the amount of money it pays to newly completed solar and wind power generators for their electricity, in order to reflect declines in construction costs, the country's price regulator and economic planner said Monday. The nation will cut tariffs paid to solar farms by as much as 19 percent in 2017 from […]

Wind energy will reduce costs sharply over next five years, IEA report finds

Costs for onshore wind energy will fall 15% while offshore wind could cut costs by half in the next five years, according to the latest report from the International Energy Agency. The IEA's Renewable Energy Medium Term Market Report outlines the pace and scale of cost reduction for wind energy toward 2021. View full post […]

This brilliant 13-year-old figured out how to make clean energy using a device that costs $5

On Tuesday, Mendu, a 13-year-old from Ohio, won the grand prize in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her work in creating a cost-effective “solar leaves” design to create energy. In addition to winning the title of “America's Top Young Scientist,” she gets $25,000 for her achievement. View full post on Wind Power […]