Posts Tagged ‘Costs’

‘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 […]

Europe’s offshore wind industry booming as costs fall

The European Union’s push away from fossil fuels toward renewables, along with falling costs, has seen offshore wind thrive with turbines being installed from the Irish to the Baltic Seas, reports Environment 360 On a sunny October morning, our boat passes the run-down relicts of Liverpool’s maritime past and heads down the river Mersey and […]

Our Opinion: SJC blocks an end run on pipeline costs

The state Supreme Judicial Court's ruling Wednesday that ratepayers cannot be asked to help pay for construction of gas pipelines was not only a wise decision it was basically the only one possible under the law. The SJC found that the strategy of the state Department of Public Utilities to encourage natural gas pipeline construction […]

Josh Frydenberg must find a way to cut electricity costs

State and territory energy ministers will come together on Friday on the back of a fear campaign run by opponents and competitors of wind power. But federal minister Josh Frydenberg has called their bluff. View full post on Wind Power News