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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Europe’s New Record: 20% of Energy from Offshore Wind

8 Nov , 2017  

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Elana Cole, ERS, for Zondits On September 14, 2017, 19.8% of European electricity demand was met by wind power. A new record was later reported that day, setting the mark for the largest amount of offshore wind energy generated across the continent. Over the course of one day, onshore wind consistently produced 1,360 GWh of […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Energy Storage

Western Energy Market Bold Renewables and Storage Initiatives

10 Mar , 2016  

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California’s Revolution in Western Energy Markets T&D World, March 9, 2016. Image credit: blickpixel The Energy Times’ recently talked with BPA Administrator Elliot Mainzer on the regional impact of bold new renewables and storage initiatives in California ahead of the landmark California Renewables Rush conference in San Francisco April 6 supported by virtually all major utilities […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Solar Frontier’s CIS Solar Installation Exceeds Expectations

14 Jan , 2016  

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Solar Frontier’s 2.3MW installation on Netherlands warehouses surpasses energy generation target by 6% Semiconductor Today, January 11, 2016. Image credit: stux Tokyo-based Solar Frontier – the largest manufacturer of CIS (copper indium selenium) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solar modules – says that its recently completed 2.3MW project in The Netherlands (constructed in collaboration with solar energy companies […]

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Emerging Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

The Emergence of the Digital Power Plant Era

19 Oct , 2015  

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How digital power plant tech can help utilities get the most from their assets Utility Dive, October 19, 2015. Image credit: geralt As policymakers push the integration of more variable renewable generation, the need to balance supply and demand on the grid in the most clean and efficient manner will only grow. While storage offers one […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Where Does Your Electricity Come From?

22 Sep , 2015  

Gita Subramony for Zondits, September 22, 2015. Image credit: TBIT NPR has produced a nifty graphic showing changes in electric generation sources state-by-state from 2004 to 2014. On a national level, the use of coal to generate electricity has dropped from 51% to 40%, while the use of natural gas and renewables has increased on the […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Was Energy Efficiency Dropped From the Clean Power Plan?

24 Aug , 2015  

MORE FOR LESS: Understand energy efficiency, and you’ll understand how the Clean Power Plan works. On Earth, August 17, 2015. Image credit: Ekopedia The draft plan from last summer assumed that states would use four primary strategies to reduce carbon emissions: (1) improve efficiency at coal-fired power plants; (2) replace coal with lower-carbon natural gas; (3) […]

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