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REPORT: Untapped Energy in US Wind Fleet Could Power 1.1M Homes

January 15, 2018 - in Energy, Renewables

CHICAGO—The current U.S. wind fleet could produce an estimated 12 terawatt hours (TWh) more energy—enough untapped energy to power roughly 1.1 million homes—according to a new report by Uptake, an advanced analytics software company. That’s equal to…

ADFD Approves USD25 Million for IRENA-Recommended Solar PV Projects in Mauritius and Rwanda

January 15, 2018 - in Energy, Renewables

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, and the International Renewable Energy Agency…

Greenbyte Releases an Infographic on Renewable Energy in Spain

December 12, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

Renewable energy software company Greenbyte releases a series of infographics on renewable energy production in the European Union. After covering Germany,…

Production Heats up for Renewable Energy Storage Company

November 26, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

The South Australian company has spent almost a decade developing its Thermal Energy Storage System (TESS) technology to store electricity as thermal energy by heating and melting containers full of silicon at a cost estimated to be up to 10 times cheaper…

ADFD, IRENA Open New Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries, Invite Applications

November 22, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), is inviting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$350…

Renewable Energy Can Be Strengthened in Next Round of Climate Negotiations

November 13, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

Bonn, Germany —  Countries have an opportunity to significantly increase renewable energy ambition within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to accelerate its deployment in line with climate objectives under the Paris Agreement, per a new…

New Wave of Renewable Energy Projects Totalling 1GW Announced in South Australia

October 31, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

A raft of battery storage and renewable energy projects announced overnight has further cemented South Australia’s position as a global leader in the field. Meeting in the state capital of Adelaide yesterday, the Board of ZEN Energy approved a strategic…

UMass Amherst Study Finds More Support for Offshore Wind in New England than Public Perceives

October 30, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

AMHERST, Mass. – A new investigation of public estimates of support for offshore wind energy by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggests, among other things, that participants who say they support wind power off the coast of New England…

Greenbyte Releases an Infographic on Renewable Energy in France

October 24, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

Renewable energy software company Greenbyte releases a series of infographics on renewable energy production in the European Union. After covering Germany and the UK, it is time to take a closer look at the renewable electricity generation in France. The infographic…

Battery Costs in Stationary Energy Could Fall by up to 66%, Grow 17-Fold by 2030, Says IRENA

October 10, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

Tokyo, Japan — The cost of battery storage for stationary applications could fall by up to 66 per cent by 2030, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The falling price of batteries could stimulate…