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On July 23, the government of Zambia celebrated commissioning of the first unit at the 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydropower station. Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, gave an...
A conservative-led alliance of farming, construction, and clean energy groups is pushing new legislation in Wisconsin meant to create competition and accelerate the development of subscriber-backed...
Now 14 utilities representing 29 states plus DC and serving more than 60M customers have joined a coalition to speed EV adoption. The Electric Highway Coalition (EHC), a group of electric utilities...
In the recently announced ANOPR on transmission planning, cost allocation, and generator interconnection reform process, FERC is seeking comments on whether it should require transmission providers to...
Last week, Ken Bossong of the SUN DAY campaign said that data released over the past decade by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as...
New Mexico’s community solar program
July 26, 2021
Originally published at ILSR.org Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Energy Transition Act (SB 489) in 2019, which introduced the idea of a community solar program, and also mandated that New...
The prize sheds light on how engineering can be done to promote new modes of engagement, research, development, and design that elevate the values of environmental protection, social justice, human...
he UK’s Government has been looking very closely at its green policies, cognisant that switching to low carbon technologies will boost the British economy by billions of pounds over the coming years.
Solar and battery-powered mini-grids to bring electricity to 55,000 people in Nigeria for the first time
July 23, 2021
PowerGen, a developer of on- and off-grid distributed energy said this week that it has secured long term project financing to connect 55,000 people to electricity in rural Nigeria
Energy Storage, Clean Power associations planning merger to strengthen U.S. renewable energy unity
July 22, 2021
The U.S. Energy Storage Association intends to merge with the American Clean Power Association in a move to spearhead transformative growth for renewable energies.
Natel Energy announces $20 million funding to further deploy Restoration Hydro Turbine
July 22, 2021
Natel Energy announced a $20 million funding round, led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and supported by Chevron Technology Ventures, to build momentum in deploying its flagship product, the...
California is planning floating wind farms offshore to boost its power supply – here’s how they work
July 22, 2021
Northern California has some of the strongest offshore winds in the U.S., with immense potential to produce clean energy. But it has a problem. Its continental shelf drops off quickly, making building...
New molten sodium batteries operate at lower temperatures using low- cost materials Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have designed a new class of molten sodium batteries for grid-scale...
National Grid JV Emerald gains $150M credit for future solar, wind & energy storage investment
July 21, 2021
A joint venture owned by utility giant National Grid has secured $150 million in new credit to help grow its renewable energy investment over the coming years. Emerald Energy Venture LLC secured its...
A legal challenge by two lakeview condo dwellers seeking to block Lake Erie’s first offshore wind farm faces a high legal bar before the Ohio Supreme Court — with equally high stakes for clean energy...
The need to ensure renewable energy resources can meet baseload power demand is intensifying the race for giant battery storage systems across Europe. Siemens Smart Infrastructure and German grid...
Enel Green Power North America has acquired a 3.2GW solar portfolio, including 450MW solar-plus-storage projects, from Dakota Renewable Energy.
Solar homeowners in O’ahu can receive large cash incentives for a new battery if the utility can use it
July 20, 2021
Hawaiian Electric will pay a cash incentive for customers on Oahu to add energy storage (a battery) to an existing or new rooftop solar system.
The group submitted multiple proposals for new floating offshore windfarms as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind Leasing.
NY transmission developer creates $270M fund for job training, education, community health and the environment
July 20, 2021
The fund will serve both communities near generation facilitates and those located along the 175-mile 1,300 megawatt HVDC transmission link.
Since 2014, Generate has built a portfolio of about $2 billion in sustainable infrastructure assets across the energy, waste, water and transport markets
An idea to clear out the SPP interconnection queue backlog to reduce renewable PPA costs
July 19, 2021
Clearing the current queue backlog is the focus of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) generator interconnection staff. However, they are missing a key long-term solution to address the root cause of...
Our new report finds that installing rooftop solar panels and community solar systems to serve the equivalent of 30 million American homes would create significant economic benefits.
El Salvador’s first wind farm, the 54-MW Ventus Wind Project, has been commissioned by Guatemalan power developer Tracia Network Corporation. Located in Metapán, the wind farm comprises 15 Vestas...
Can the US transmission planning process support a renewable energy future? FERC seeks comments
July 16, 2021
he new energy mix creates a need for expanded transmission and FERC wants to understand if its existing approach to transmission planning, cost allocation and interconnection is still relevant.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) goal to reduce the cost of grid-scale, long-duration energy storage (of which pumped storage hydro is...
Plug Power partnering with wind developer on PPA to energize green hydrogen production
July 15, 2021
Fuel cell technology firm Plug Power and Apex Clean Energy are partnering on a 345-MW wind power purchase agreement and development of a green hydrogen facility driven by the zero-carbon electricity....
Borrego to build 6.7-MW community solar array in Maine
July 15, 2021
CleanCapital’s cumulative acquisitions now total more than $850 million. This is CleanCapital’s first project in Maine, expanding the company’s total acquisitions to more than 230 MW in 19 states.
Clean Energy Group announces retirement of Lewis Milford as President; Seth Mullendore named successor
July 15, 2021
Clean Energy Group announces the retirement of Lewis Milford, its founder and president. His retirement will become effective on December 31, 2021. Seth Mullendore, CEG’s vice-president, has been named...
Billions of dollars of investment flowing into renewable energy. A President pushing for solutions to combat climate change. Innovative technologies challenging the status quo. This is all very...