California in 2014 became the first US state to source more than 5% of its electricity from utility-scale solar plants, pushing it beyond wind-rich Texas as the state with the most non-hydro renewables generation, according to government figures.
24 March 2015 04:29 GMT
Fluor, the US engineering and construction giant, has won a contract to provide detailed design services and technical support for the solar-grade polysilicon factory REC Silicon is building with a local partner in China’s Shaanxi province
24 March 2015 02:28 GMT
Concrete gravity base (CGB) structures have the potential to be the most cost-effective foundations for ultra-large-capacity offshore wind turbines in water depths of 30-60 metres, according to new calculations by analyst MEC Intelligence.
23 March 2015 01:17 GMT
'We're not competing with fixed foundations, we’re just creating the future. And that future’s not that far away,” the outgoing chief executive of floating wind pioneer Principle Power told the Recharge Thought Leaders Roundtable at EWEA Offshore 2015.
12 March 2015 02:34 GMT
For some supporters of wind energy, the very idea of a floating turbine being used to help bring out oil from offshore fields may seem like arming the enemy — putting off the day when clean energy finally takes over from fossil fuels.
06 March 2015 08:43 GMT
Between now and the end of the decade, more than 20,000km of industrial-gauge submarine cable — enough to stretch halfway around the world — will have been reeled out in European waters to bring ashore tens of gigawatts of offshore wind power.
06 March 2015 08:36 GMT
Industrial-scale lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have stolen a march on molten salt systems as the energy storage system (ESS) of choice for grid projects, capturing 90% of new business in the last year, according to new numbers from consultancy Lux Research.
04 March 2015 07:18 GMT
Floating Lidar has taken another step toward being accepted as a "bankable" wind measurement technology, following the completion of the two-year test run of a pair of prototypes at RWE Innogy's 576MW Gwynt y Môr development off Wales.
23 February 2015 09:59 GMT
SolarEdge Technologies, an Israel-based maker of “intelligent” PV inverters and power optimisers, has filed paperwork for a US IPO, in a move that will allow it to compete more aggressively with larger rivals like SMA, ABB and Enphase Energy.
19 February 2015 05:10 GMT
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