Falling costs for both renewable energy and batteries has led to amazing offers to build hybrid plants. In regions where utilities seek contract price bids from new plants, renewable-storage hybrids are winning in side-by-side competition with conventional power plants. Understanding energy storage has become all the more important as the current wave of power plant proposals pair storage with renewables. Read more >
February 13, 2020 11:32 AM EDT
Offshore wind has been the subject of a whole lot of news in the last few days, much of it positive. Here’s the lowdown on some top stories.
February 12, 2020 9:05 AM EDT
There’s good news in the latest near-term electricity prognostications from the US government: Renewable energy, the projections suggest, will account for 80% of the generating capacity to be installed in the country this year, with both solar and wind looking set to have record years. And that’s all setting us up to pass yet another exciting clean energy milestone, about renewable energy’s contribution to our nation’s electricity supply.
December 12, 2019 12:02 PM EDT
Los acontecimientos en los mercados residenciales, comerciales e institucionales son muy importantes para nuestro progreso hacia la energía limpia. Y con eficiencias más altas, precios más bajos y mayor resiliencia, la energía solar se pone cada día mejor. Read more >
November 25, 2019 9:23 AM EDT
The latest annual data on US solar energy show how the technology options for residential and commercial customers keep progressing. Here are three important dimensions of that progress: photovoltaic (PV) modules keep getting more efficient, PV system costs keep coming down, and batteries are becoming much more a piece of the solar picture.