Topic: Renewable energy

China cementing global dominance of renewable energy and technology

China is on its way to global dominance of renewable energy just as the US, UK and Australia continue to apply the brakes to clean energy.

January 29, 2017

Wind Surges to Nearly 15 Percent of Texas Power Supply

Texas, the clear window power leader in the US, generates nearly 15 percent of its power from wind in 2016, making it third after coal and natural gas.

November 29, 2016

Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone

Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours

May 25, 2016

Morocco poised to become a solar superpower with launch of desert mega-project

Morocco has switched on phase 1 of its 3-phase mega solar project. When all 3 phases complete in 2018, the farm will be the size of the country’s capital city and will be the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant. The plant will initially prov …

February 6, 2016

The Solar Singularity Is Getting Closer

The “solar singularity” is the point where solar becomes so cheap in a majority of countries around the world that it is established as the default new power source. At this point, solar will very likely go vertical in its growth curve.

January 6, 2016

Solar Eclipse Stress Test to European Power Grids

A recent 2.5-hour solar eclipse over Europe had the equivalent effect of shutting down a medium size power plant every minute for a full hour and turning them back on at the same rate, resulting in a major stress test to the continent’s power grids.

April 19, 2015

Solar Energy Poised To Hit Mass Adoption Phase

With the twin benefits of cost reduction and technology improvements, solar energy has achieved grid parity in many global markets. The next few years will witness worldwide mass adoption of this renewable energy.

March 14, 2015

Germany’s Energy Transition – A Progress Report

A progress report on Germany’s efforts to transition from fossil and nuclear fuels shows impressive gains in solar and wind energy. At the same time, the road to a completely fossil fuels free power grid remains daunting.

December 30, 2014

Solar Industry Crosses Payback Milestone

Thanks to the stunning drop in the cost and energy input required in its manufacturing process, the energy payback times of solar PV systems have shrunk so dramatically that mass adoption of this renewable energy source is at hand.

November 15, 2014