On Tuesday May 9, Rocky Mountain Institute announced that ten energy companies from nine nations, including Sempra and Royal Dutch Shell, had joined the Energy Web Foundation (EWF), a nonprofit comprising of Rocky Mountain Institute and …
Texas-based Pedernales Electric Cooperative will take part in a distributed solar and energy storage demonstration project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative.
On Tuesday at DistribuTECH in San Diego, Calif., experts debated the future of microgrids with a large focus on the economics of these distributed energy resources and energy management systems.
Update: On March 2, 2017, U.S. Senators confirmed Rick Perry as the new Secretary of Energy of the United States. The vote was 62-37 with nine democratic senators casting “yes” votes.
Every year I gaze into my solar crystal ball and make ten educated guesses about the rooftop solar industry. Last year I was pretty lucky, getting 9 out of 10 right.
Residential solar installations fell 8 percent in 3Q16 vs. the prior year. Industry analysts believe this may be due to saturation in areas that are strong fit for solar as well as the impact of the election uncertainty. Reuters covered this trend in i…
Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics include a wrap up of the REWI conference, how Rick Perry could change the U.S. Department of Energy and solar tax credits. Check it out.
A transformation is happening in global energy markets that’s worth noting as 2016 comes to an end: Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity.
On Monday, attendees of Power Generation Week toured solar arrays both on the roof of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and in various locations around its campus.
India is preparing to auction a gigawatt of rooftop solar capacity as it strives to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of generating 100 GW of power from the sun by 2022.
By the summer of 2017, solar homeowners could store surplus daytime solar in an ice-based energy storage unit with a 20-year life, for less than half the cost of a battery storing the same solar kilowatt-hours, according to Ice Energy CEO Mike Hop…
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 17 issued a noticed of proposed rulemaking that plans to direct U.S. transmission system operators to establish market rules to accommodate energy storage participation in organized wholesale electric ma…
Electricity is a commodity — indistinguishable regardless of the source (all kWh are the same), available from different suppliers and easily transferable. But like many commodities, the cost of electricity varies depending on the location to which it is delivered.
Senators from Maine on Nov. 1 said that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest $427,000 to help businesses in the state invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Advocacy group Vote Solar, along with environmental law firm Earthjustice, recently filed a petition with the First District Court of the State of Nevada for review of two Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of Nevada orders last year that created a new …
Mercedes-Benz on Nov. 3 said it plans to introduce a modular residential energy storage product in North America next year.
In October, Environment America Research & Policy Center showcased Shining Rewards, a new review of 16 value-of-solar studies from around the country. The report shows what we already know intuitively: Solar panels provide pollution-free energy tha…
t’s a dilemma all countries face in trying to figure out the best way to develop renewable energy: What should be the role of a government-regulated utility in future production and distribution?
Florida voters could determine the course solar energy development and energy policy take in the Sunshine State for the foreseeable future on Nov. 8 when they decide whether or not Amendment 1 should be added to the state constitution.
A report from the independent German think-tank Agora Energiewende has concluded that projected increases in self-consumption through solar PV power systems in the country does not mean upsetting dynamics of the nation’s renewable energy surcharges.