Moving rail cars up and down the side of a mountain seems like a very simple form of energy storage.
“Today, any buyer, owner operator or investor who is sophisticated in the wind industry speaks in terms of IEC termin
Denmark is seen as the great wind power success story.
A 300 MW PV project in Northern Chile will generate electricity at less than grid parity, according to Matias Mori, E
Wind pattern-optimised and interconnected US offshore wind projects could slash transmission costs, relieve onshore t
Over the next three years the global PV industry will be in preparation for life without subsidy, according to analys
During 2013, the cost of energy from newly installed onshore wind turbines in the US will be as much as 39% below the
Policies that deliver greater certainty about the future will allow governments to stretch their investments in indus
Electricity demand is growing by 14% a year in Kenya, It is expected to grow to more than 16,900 MW in less than
The UK government is recruiting staff for the world’s first investment bank dedicated solely to investing in green pr
In 2020, 50% of Denmark’s electricity will be supplied by wind, balanced by thousands of small-scale bio-energy g
The waste from Scottish whisky production will be converted to produce an advanced biofuel that is very close to gaso
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told the National People’s Congress in March 2012 that the country will restrain its 'blin
A grid-connected pilot energy storage system using liquid air can be scaled to GWh volumes, according to its develope
The rapid drop in the prices of crystalline silicon PV modules also put pressure on competitors manufacturing thi
South Korea has built global leadership in industry sectors through hard-headed, long-term, strategic alliances betwe
A massive energy arc – a super grid – connecting largescale renewable energy sources from Australia to Mongolia to As
The speed of change in the costs of renewable energy technologies puts government energy planners under considerable
BYD, China's leading battery manufacturer, has supplied the world’s largest lithium-ion battery energy storage soluti
The unpredictability of the prices of renewable energy certificates (‘green certificates’) was identified in a survey
Uruguay’s state utility UTE is purchasing wind-generated electricity at less than half the price per MW hour that it
Pakistan’s national electric power regulatory authority has proposed a feed-in tariff for wind power projects of 14.6
Largescale renewable energy projects promise to transform one of the poorest countries in the world.
“Canada is a confederation and not a federation.
The parliament in Ghana recently passed a Renewable Energy Law that is intended to improve the country’s energy secur
Concentrated PV systems can deliver electricity at costs below grid parity if produced in quantities above 150 MW per
Installed wind capacity in Turkey reached 2,000 MW by late 2011, according to Professor Tanay Sidki Uyar of Marmara U
Major upgrading of the German electricity transmission system to incorporate technologies such as flexible li
There have been two important shifts in the economics of power production in Brazil, according to Mauricio Tolmasquim
Leading engineering companies and commercial banks are putting money in marine energy projects off the coast of S
Sinovel's deal earlier this year to supply Irish wind farm developer Mainstream Renewable Energy with 1 GW of turbine
“I believe that PV manufacturing is going to go in two directions in the future,” says Teodosio del Caño.
“In the jurisdiction of TEPCo, the Tokyo region electricity company, electricity consumption has reduced by more than
A solar lighting system and cellphone charger that costs users about half as much as kerosene fuel h
Thailand has connected over 850 MW of very small renewable energy power plants (less than 10 MW capa
There has been a lot of optimism about the potential of the solar sector in India.
The World Resources Institute has identified common principles that promote the growth of renewable energy use in dev
Italy needs renewable energy development, despite the pressures on the Italian Government.
Congressional efforts are being made to revive funding for renewable energy projects in the United States, just a
Renewable energy sources now power a quarter of the globe’s 4,950 GW of generating capacity and supp
The Cape Wind project off the North East coast of the US has faced down challenge after challenge over the last ten y
An energy supply system dominated by renewables can be realized by 2050, says the IPCC.
When it comes to onshore wind power, ‘smaller can be bigger’, according to Robert Crowell, Head of Development at Own
Private companies, NGOs, trans-national bodies and national governments continue to promote the benefits of Guarantee
An innovative project in Murcia in Southern Spain is constructing the world’s first commercial-scale concentrated sol
How much money is invested in clean energy is one test of the health of the sector.
The EU Commission is planning to launch “Europe 2020 Project Bonds”, managed by the European Investm
The Baltic Sea presents very different conditions to the North Sea and has its own difficulties for wind energy devel
Up to 600 wind turbines, with a generating capacity of around 3 GW, will be installed off the coasts of France by 201
California Governor Jerry Brown signed the Global Warming Solutions Act (known as AB 32) into law in
Because there are no wind turbines installed in US waters, there is a shortage of critical data on t
A North Sea offshore grid providing access to a range of markets and better opportunities to balance supply against d
China has an important share in world patents for upstream high-value processes in
With India’s $1 trillion-plus economy achieving GDP growth of 8.5% in 2011, expected to increase to 9% in 2012, the
A record 18.2 GW of solar photovoltaics was installed across the world in 2010, according to the ann
The world’s first financial incentive to promote heat generation from renewable energy was announced by the UK govern
Feed-in tariffs can be a very difficult and expensive instrument to control – as German consumers are finding
A research paper claiming all worldwide energy needs could be met from wind, water, and sunlight sou
Our economies are growth-dependent. But we are consuming resources at an unsustainable rate.
River heads of three meters or less have been largely ignored in surveys of hydropower potential.
The sharp drop in wind turbine installations in the United States is the result of uncertainty about future F
A new solar cell capable of converting 50% of the light that falls on it to electricity has been demonstrated by scie
The UK government has announced the biggest shake-up of the country’s electricity market since it was privatised by M
For the past five years, Friends of the Earth has been seeking to generate the kind of political opposition to nanote
Efficiency gains and cost reductions in some solar PV systems will match the rate of change in semiconductors, accord
Tests on a 3MW generator prototype powered by a high altitude kite are taking place during January.
The silhouettes of three-rotor offshore wind turbines on the horizon is familiar to millions of peop