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How data is unlocking the next frontier for renewable energy

By Renewable Energy World Contributed by Lau Skovgaard, Director of Renewables, Cognite The energy transition is well underway. Today, we have more renewable energy generation than ever before and investment in this generation is expected to make up more than 70% of all investment dollars for 2021, far surpassing all other supply types. All this…

Solar developer BlueWave acquired by Axium Infrastructure

By Renewable Energy World BlueWave, a Boston-based solar and energy storage developer that specializes in dual-use projects, has been acquired by infrastructure investment management firm Axium Infrastructure. The purchase price was not disclosed. Subscribe today to the all-new Factor This! podcast from Renewable Energy World. This podcast designed specifically for the solar industry launches May…

Sungrow unveils modular inverter for utility-scale solar PV plants

By Renewable Energy World Sungrow said it is now offering a modular inverter for utility-scale solar PV plants. The “1+X” Modular Inverter features a 1.1 MW single unit at minimum and may be expanded to 8.8 MW by combining eight units together. The plug-and-play function, Sungrow said, is intended to reduce maintenance time and allow…

Green hydrogen is the missing link in our drive to net-zero

By Renewable Energy World Sponsored content from Renewable UK If we weren’t already aware, the release of the latest set of IPCC reports (and the even starker picture they paint compared to previous iterations) has made abundantly clear to governments, businesses, and society as a whole the dangers of climate change and the urgent need…

California solar: Regulators restart work on NEM 3.0

By Renewable Energy World Follow @EngelsAngle The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has restarted its work on the controversial overhaul to the state’s solar energy-focused net energy metering policy. Work on the so-called “NEM 3.0” policy was paused indefinitely by the CPUC in February after receiving backlash from Gov. Gavin Newsom, renewable energy advocates, and…

10 findings on the growth of hybrid power plants

By Renewable Energy World Jo Seel & Will Gorman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory One of the most important electric power system trends of the 2010s was the rapid deployment of windturbines and photovoltaic arrays, but early data suggests a twist for the 2020s may be the rapiddeployment of ‘hybrid’ generation resources. Subscribe today to the…

$1B hydropower project’s fate rests with Maine supreme court

By Renewable Energy World PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A stalled $1 billion energy corridor aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid could be given new life — or spiked for good — by the state’s high court. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court was set to hear arguments Tuesday on a pair…

Where renewable energy is sited can have an outsized impact on clean power goals

By Renewable Energy World Corporations have been the driving force behind the rapid deployment of renewable energy in the U.S. over the last decade. Through power purchase agreements, corporations match their annual energy consumption with energy generated by renewable energy projects. Innovative agreements, like hour-by-hour clean energy matching, aim to go provide additional decarbonization benefits…

How to maintain strong cybersecurity in renewable energy

By Renewable Energy World Contributed by Matthew Cosnek, Manager of Security Solutions, Emerson for the power and water industries The energy landscape is rapidly transforming, fueled by aggressive decarbonization efforts as governments and businesses alike strive to achieve ambitious sustainability goals, including net zero. A December 2021 IEA (International Energy Agency) report titled “Renewables 2021:…

NREL advances green hydrogen production method

By Renewable Energy World Perovskite materials may hold the potential to play an important role in a process to produce hydrogen in a renewable manner, according to analysis from scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The NREL team analyzed an emerging water-splitting technology called solar thermochemical hydrogen (STCH) production. The technique potentially can…

DOE offers funding to scale agrivoltaics projects

By Renewable Energy World The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced the Foundational Agrivoltaic Research for Megawatt Scale (FARMS) funding opportunity, intended to award $8 million in funding for projects that examine how solar energy projects paired with agriculture–so-called “agrivoltaics”–can scale up. Agrivoltaics is defined as agricultural production, such as…

Vote Solar taps Constantine as its new leader

By Renewable Energy World Advocacy group Vote Solar named Sachu Constantine as its new executive director. Constantine is Vote Solar’s second executive director, following the term of co-founder Adam Browning, who led the organization through its first 20 years. In a statement, Constantine said that he would guide Vote Solar to “advance policies and programs…

Idaho Power shuns PPA in bid for battery energy storage capacity

By Renewable Energy World Idaho Power asked its regulators to approve a plan for it to install and own 524MWh/120 MW of battery storage, to come online in the summer of 2023. If approved, the batteries would be the first utility-scale storage system in Idaho. The company issued a request for proposals in May 2021…

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