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COVID-19 Erases Five Years of Solar Job Growth

May 18, 2020 - in COVID-19, Energy, News, Renewables

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New analysis shows that the U.S. solar industry will employ 114,000 fewer workers by June 2020, compared with previous forecasts that projected the industry would employ 302,000 Americans over the same time period. With an expected workforce…

REC Solar and DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express announce completion of solar microgrid project

May 7, 2020 - in Energy, News, Renewables

Completion of first project phase provides reliability, savings and more to leading Hawaiian-based freight hauler New microgrid system combines solar…

Wärtsilä gas engines to burn 100% hydrogen

May 6, 2020 - in Energy, News, Renewables

The technology group Wärtsilä is developing the combustion process in its gas engines to enable them to burn 100% hydrogen fuel.Wärtsilä has researched…

3D-printed concrete to help build offshore wind energy infrastructure

May 1, 2020 - in Energy, News, Renewables

Illustration of a 3D-printed concrete suction pile anchor for connecting floating wind turbines to the seabed via mooring lines. (Credit: RCAM Technologies)   WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Wind off the coasts of the U.S. could be used to generate more than…

4Subsea Installs IoT Sensors on Floating Turbine Zefyros to Prove Cost Reduction Potential with Digital Twin

April 30, 2020 - in Energy, Renewables, Technology

4Subsea has installed advanced, retrofit sensors on floating turbine Zefyros (previously Hywind Demo) to prove cost reduction potential with a Digital Twin. A few hours after mobilisation on April 20th, the autonomous sensors started streaming motion and load…

Analysis: Wind energy expansion would have $27 billion economic impact

April 16, 2020 - in Energy, News, Renewables

Expansion of wind power in the top 10 wind-producing states would create billions of dollars of economic impact. States that add wind power would see about $24 billion in activity, while other states would see $3 billion in spillover economic activity. (Photos…

Global Focus on Renewable Energy Creates Tremendous Growth Prospects for Wind Turbine Materials

April 8, 2020 - in Energy, News, Renewables

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 8, 2020 –The increasing demand for energy worldwide and traditional energy independence due to volatile oil prices is encouraging governments throughout the world to harness the potential of renewable energy, driving the global…

Renewables Account for Almost Three Quarters of New Capacity in 2019

April 7, 2020 - in Energy, News, Renewables

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — The renewable energy sector added 176 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the (revised) 179 GW added in 2018. However, new renewable power accounted for 72 per cent of all power…

Lithuania’s Solar Scene to launch World’s First Online Consumer Platform for Purchasing Solar Energy in Remote Solar Plants

March 25, 2020 - in Energy, News, Renewables

Lithuanian companies launch the first in the world online consumer platform where everyone can purchase a part of remote solar plant. New legislation in the country, changing consumer needs and growing demand for solar energy inspired a project called “Solar…

Poland Quadruples Solar Energy Output, Becomes 5th Largest Producer in Europe

March 23, 2020 - in Energy, News, Renewables

Source of the photo: Unsplash   The European Union increased its solar energy market by more than 100% making 2019 the most successful year so far. Being one of the five countries contributing to this growth the most, Poland has almost quadrupled its…