Posts Tagged ‘solar’

Tech firms like Google, Amazon push power companies toward solar and wind, a blow to coal

Even where coal is king, demand from companies like Apple, Google and Amazon for renewable energy has pushed utilities to ink solar and wind power deals. Tech firms like Google, Amazon push power companies toward solar and wind, a blow to coal Even where coal is king, demand from companies like Apple, Google and Amazon […]

China leads global solar energy investment as US, Europe lag

More money was invested in new solar energy plants last year than in any other power source, with China responsible for much of the boom, according to a report published Thursday by the U.N. Environment Program. Globally, a record 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity were installed in 2017, with investments topping $160 billion – […]

Wind and solar make more electricity than nuclear for first time in UK

In 2017 Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions also fell 3% as coal use dropped and renewables climbed Windfarms and solar panels produced more electricity than the UK’s eight nuclear power stations for the first time at the end of last year, official figures show. Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions also continued to fall, dropping 3% in 2017, […]

Study: wind and solar can power most of the United States | John Abraham

Wind, solar, and storage could meet 90–100% of America’s electricity needs In order to combat climate change, we need to rapidly move from fossil fuel energy to clean, renewable energy. The two energy sources I am most interested in are wind and solar power; however, there are other sources that have great potential. Some people […]

The biggest solar parks in the world are now being built in India

When completed, the Pavagada solar park in southern India is expected to generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity, making it the world's largest solar station. Weeds poke listlessly from the flat, rocky earth as the temperature climbs to the mid-90s. View full post on Wind Power News

India inaugurates mega solar project

French energy company ENGIE said Monday it was expanding its presence in the renewable energy sector in India, one of the world's fastest growing economies. French President Emmanuel Macron met Monday in the country with ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the inauguration of the Mirzapur solar power plant, a […]

How the Cloud Can Elevate Solar and Wind Power

Off-grid solar and wind power are a fast-growing alternative to electric grid power for critical infrastructure, but issues of reliability and consistent delivery of power have hindered widespread adoption. Cloud-based apps are already transforming our lives and how businesses operate in countless ways from managing our bank accounts to hailing taxis and booking vacation homes, […]

Jordan Selects Finalists to Bid for 300MW of Solar, Wind Power an hour ago

Jordan selected 45 companies including France's Total SA and Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power as finalists to bid for six solar and wind energy power plants with total capacity of 300 megawatts of power. The 31 companies selected for the four solar power plants include Linuo Group, FRV Solar Holdings, ACWA Power, Chint Solar, Total Solar […]

Microsoft is buying solar energy from Singapore rooftops

The US company on Thursday announced a deal with Singaporean solar firm Sunseap to purchase all the power generated by a planned rooftop solar project, which will be the largest of its kind in the city-state. The 20-year agreement is the latest example of major global tech companies seeking to power more of their operations […]

Letter: Storing Solar Energy

While the falling cost of solar power and wind power is welcome news, let's not overlook the fact that these forms of generation are intermittent. Storage that can meet the demanding performance requirements of the electricity grid is the missing piece. View full post on Wind Power News