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A new floating solar farm shows that renewables can be easy

November 15th, 2019 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

The Sekdoorn floating solar farm in the Netherlands is completed after a record six weeks of work. This is the fastest construction speed ever for the German company specialized in the renewables sector BayWa r.e., who worked together with its Dutch partner GroenLeven to build the power plant. The construction was done in only six […]

Renewables meet 50% of electricity demand on Australia’s power grid for first time

November 14th, 2019 at 12:12 pm » Comments Off

For a brief moment solar, wind and hydro combined to deliver more than half the power into the National Electricity Market Australia’s main electricity grid was briefly powered by 50% renewable energy this week in a new milestone that experts say will become increasingly normal. Data on the sources of power in the National Electricity […]

Zeppelins could make a comeback with this solar-powered airship cargo mover

October 15th, 2019 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

Zeppelins, the rigid airships most famously epitomized by the Hindenburg, now seem kind of retro, rather than the image of futurity they represented in the 1930s. But they could be about to make a comeback in a big way — courtesy of a new aluminum-shelled, solar-powered airship that’s being built by the U.K.-based company Varialift […]

Home energy storage capacity breaks records in U.S.

September 28th, 2019 at 11:58 am » Comments Off

  Additions of new residential energy storage capacity in the United States reached a record high in the second quarter of the year, exceeding 30 MW, a new report by Wood Mackenzie says. The market for energy storage in the country is growing fast, the authors note, driven by customer interest and government incentives. In […]

Solar energy prices hit tipping point as China reaches “grid parity”

August 26th, 2019 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

It’s a landmark moment for China and the world. The world’s most populous country has reached a tipping point in the pursuit of renewable energy. China, which aims to consume 20 percent of its energy from non-fossil fuels by 2030, has reached a point where home-generated solar is cheaper than electricity generated from the national […]

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