Tagged Sustainable

Solar PV and energy storage prices ‘soared’, NREL market report says

By Renewable Energy World The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released its annual cost breakdown of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage systems. U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System and Energy Storage Cost Benchmarks, With Minimum Sustainable Price Analysis: Q1 2022 details installed costs for PV and storage systems as of the first quarter (Q1) of…

Buzz around zinc ion batteries may be overstated, researchers say

By Renewable Energy World A recent study by Canadian and U.S.-based researchers suggests that zinc-ion battery chemistry for grid-scale energy storage may face more challenges than is widely believed. Aqueous zinc ion battery (AZIB) chemistry has been identified as a promising technology for grid storage based on its use of zinc, a key sustainable metal,…

Leeward Renewable lines up financing for two solar pv projects

By Renewable Energy World Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy said it closed around $420 million in construction-to-term financing from MUFG Bank Ltd. and a $195 million tax equity commitment from Wells Fargo for its Big Plain Solar Facility in London, Ohio and its Oak Trail Solar Facility near Moyock, North Carolina. MUFG served as the green…

Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy – Position paper release

By [Energy Central] ENEL Foundation Contributor Enel Foundation is proud to announce the newly-released Position Paper on Circular Design Criteria by the Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy, an independent organization open to all stakeholders recognizing the urgency of tackling the climate emergency according to the principles of a just transition and the need to promote…

Building Sustainability Into the EV Battery Supply Chain

By [Energy Central] Jane Marsh Building sustainability into the EV battery supply chain will require action from automakers and suppliers, as well as greater adoption of new technologies. These supplies rely on raw-materials mining that is harmful to the environment and utilizes unethical labor practices. The supply chain needs to shift to more sustainable batteries…

North America Refining Technology Conference

By [Energy Central] Richard Green We connect refiners with the leading technologies that will determine the role of refining in the Energy Transition. NARTC focuses on the concept of “Sustainable Refining” by analysing strategies on decarbonisation and digitalisation and acting as a forum for North American refiners to set the agenda and collaborate on the…

Can we power offshore support vessels with renewable energy?

By WPED Contributor By Wei Huang, Ph.D., director and global offshore market sector lead of offshore support vessels, ABS Demand for the offshore support vessel (OSV) services is growing. In 2020, the market reached $13.78 billion, despite the economic chaos and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. By 2028, demand for OSV services is set…

Hitachi Energy enters strategic partnership with Equinor

By WPED Staff Hitachi Energy has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Equinor to collaborate within electrification, renewable power generation and low-carbon initiatives worldwide. The agreement underlines both companies’ commitment to accelerate the energy transition and advance a more sustainable, flexible and secure energy system. It builds on the two companies’ long and successful collaboration…

Capturing the green premium value from sustainable materials

By [Energy Central] frank scolaro Materials are the next net-zero frontier. To seize the opportunity, green-materials producers and buyers must act now. Materials value chains—including metals and mining, building materials, plastics, and packaging—account for around 20 percent of global greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. Some of these value chains are also often wasteful: 98 percent of construction…..

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