Tagged Renewable

Lithium From A Surprising Source (Infographic)

By Andrea Bertoli If we’re going to scale up electric vehicle production, we need an abundance of lithium. Mining or production capacity is quite limited at this point, and it looks like the oil industry might be the best source of this valuable mineral going forward towards a more renewable future Lithium From A Surprising…

Mixed reaction to scaling back of €240m Grid West project #IRL

By National Wind Watch EirGrid’s decision to scale back its €240 million Grid West transmission project has elicited a mixed reaction from business and community groups in the west. Ireland’s electricity grid operator has decided that the contentious 400kV scheme proposed in 2012 is no longer needed “due to the lower than expected amounts of…

Acciona opens battery storage plant at wind farm in Spain

By Michelle Froese Acciona Energia has opened a new battery storage plant alongside a wind farm in Barasoain, located in the region of Navarra, Spain. It is the first battery storage facility incorporated into a grid-connected wind farm in the country. The aim of the battery system is to increase the generation of renewable energy…

New Consumers Energy program helps Michigan businesses go 100% renewables

By Michelle Froese Consumers Energy recently received approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission to create a pilot program that will let large businesses match their energy use with renewable energy sources. Consumers Energy announced that it is starting a new program to help large businesses be powered 100% by renewable energy. “Large businesses increasingly…

India Solar — Unboxing Valuation

Some really interesting developments are taking place in the Indian solar space. Module prices are hardening and there is talk of Discoms reneging on previous high tariff power purchase agreements (PPA) in light of declining tariffs, while developers are reportedly seeking to exit low tariff commitments in light of rising module prices. It’s all happening…

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