Microsoft Corp. committed to its largest wind power purchase to date with a deal to buy 237 MW of capacity from projects in Wyoming and Kansas.
The last few weeks have been flush with developments for pioneering marine energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy — the Australian company now set to diversify into microgrid systems.
The U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management recently selected the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to compete for the right to develop a new wind energy project off the coast of Long Island.
Tucson Electric Power said Nov. 4 that it is seeking bids for the design and construction of large new renewable energy resources, including a community-scale solar array that could power more than 21,000 homes.
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A new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) — Global Wind Energy Outlook 2016 — forecasts highly promising growth for wind power capacity around the world going into the future.
Community choice aggregators could displace as much as 20 percent to 40 percent of electricity load in California. They are a new kind of offtaker of renewable power.
In January, officials at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) received an unsolicited proposal for a major project. The plan — to build 100 floating wind turbines in the Pacific Ocean, 35 miles off the coast of Morrow Bay, and send 650 MW of power via undersea cable to an existing utility connection at Morrow Bay, about half-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The estimated cost of the project was $3.2 billion.
New prospects for “green” economic development are shaping up as project developers move forward with plans to construct the nation’s first offshore wind power facilities.
Technology used in European offshore wind has matured significantly over the past decade through a strong pipeline of projects. And now the offshore wind industry in the U.S. is emerging.
While it is a coincidence that the Bentley Year in Infrastructure 2016 (YII2016) Conference kicked off for media on the first day of Offshore Wind Week in the U.K., what isn’t a coincidence is Bentley’s ability to transfer its technology from offshore oil and gas to offshore wind.
SolarReserve plans its second U.S. dispatchable solar project to be at the gigawatt scale of a nuclear plant. At 2 GW, the Sandstone Energy 10X project will have nearly 20 times the 110-MW capacity of Crescent Dunes; the California firm’s first fully d…
The amount reported as the cost of renewable electricity has nearly reached 7 cents per kWh, almost as much as the lowest retail rates in the U.S. Yet, the main price driver is reportedly “falling wholesale prices.” Sound weird? Maybe it’s time to change the surcharge’s name.
The barriers to offshore wind are formidable. Yet, after many years of delays and cost increases, there are signs of progress. Offshore wind bids coming out of Europe suggest that steep cost reductions are at hand; the most recent of those bids, for a …
Finnish Valmet and Danish HOFOR Energiproduktion A/S have signed a €150 million (US$163 million) contract for development of a state-of-the-art biomass combined heat and power plant for Copenhagen, Denmark.
GreenWish Partners, a Paris-based investment company focused on renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa, plans to build two solar plants in northern Nigeria with a total capacity of 100 MW.
Job growth is a prime topic in the U.S. presidential race, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very different takes on the role clean energy could play in creating employment.
There’s an emerging trend among utilities across the country to undermine a law that promotes solar energy. The attack is on a decades-old law called the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, or PURPA — a law that has paved the way for policies that have brought renewable energy into the mainstream in the U.S.
A long-planned Lake Erie wind project got an important boost in September. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), along with the Coast Guard and the Army Corp of Engineers, held a public scoping session to start a federal environmental assessment for Pro…
Champagne and strawberries, chocolate and peanut butter, geothermal and solar energy — some things just go nicely together. Enel Green Power North America’s Stillwater plant, outside the desert town of Fallon, Nevada, came online in 2009 as a conventional geothermal plant and later added solar panels. After adding concentrating solar power in 2015, it became the world’s first triple hybrid renewable energy plant.