Tagged Generation

ACCIONA named “greenest” electricity provider in the world

By Michelle Froese For another year, ACCIONA has revalidated its position as the “greenest” electric power generation company in the world. It has held this position since 2015 in the “New Energy Top 100 Green Utilities” ranking of Energy Intelligence, an independent consultancy that specializes in energy markets. The ranking, which has just been published…

The Short-Term Economics Of A Tesla-Powered Solar Home

By Bob Borsh We went “live” with our solar installation on April 9, 2018. To recap, we’ve got 8.125 kW of generation capacity from our roof-mounted array of 25 panels, each capable of 320 watt gross output with a Powerwall 2 and a 240V Tesla car charging station Read Full Article Here For more great…

Siemens begins construction of new energy service & training center

By Michelle Froese Siemens recently celebrated the start of construction on a new, modern energy service and training center in Bolivia. The new Service and Training Center is designed to provide Siemens’ specialized high-tech traditional and digital services to energy customers in Bolivia and South America. Siemens is investing over $23 million in the new…

DOE planning funding opportunities for efficient wind turbine drivetrain system

By Billy Ludt The U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office has announced a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Advanced Next-Generation, High-Efficiency, Lightweight Wind Turbine Generator.” The primary objective of this FOA is to develop a lightweight, more efficient wind turbine drivetrain system (gearbox and generator, or direct drive generator) that minimizes the…

New Lazard report finds wind, solar & storage costs continue to decline

By Michelle Froese Lazard Ltd. has released its annual in-depth studies comparing the costs of energy from various generation sources, including wind and solar, as well as energy storage technologies for different applications. Lazard’s latest annual Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE 12.0) shows that, in some scenarios outlined below, alternative energy costs have decreased…

New generation battery-driven machines for sustainable mining

Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, launches its second generation of battery-operated machines that will lower mining customers’ costs and promote a healthier work environment. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles Research

California Invests In “By Location” Distributed Energy Resources

By Charles W. Thurston California is leading the nation with several pilot projects to reward more rooftop solar energy generators and other distributed energy resources in specific locations as an alternative to utilities’ needs to invest in upgrading their electricity generation networks Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Clean Technica

Invenergy acquires Grain Belt Express transmission project

By Michelle Froese The proposed Grain Belt Express project is an approximately 780-mile, overhead, direct-current transmission line that would deliver wind energy from western Kansas to Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and neighboring states. Invenergy, a global privately-held developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, announced its plan to acquire all the development assets of the Grain…

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