A Texas Renewable Energy Roundup As DistribuTECH Heads to San Antonio

Friday, 19 January 2018

On January 23, DistribuTECH, one of the fastest growing conferences and expos in the country is set to open. Affectionately called “DTECH” by those in the know, the show is designed to showcase innovation in the transmission and distribution space, which most Renewable Energy World readers know, is undergoing a mega-transformation as solar, energy storage and other forms of distributed energy resources have a growing presence on the grid. 

Canada Elevates Biomass Energy to Innovate on Forestry

Friday, 19 January 2018

The Canadian government has allocated funding to support research and development of biomass projects for heating and power in an effort to innovate the country’s forest sector and combat the effects of climate change.

Massive Urban Growth Will Challenge Smart City Design

Friday, 19 January 2018

The World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi this week presented with some dizzying facts and figures that highlighted the challenge facing those who plan and build the smart cities of today and the future.

Trump Says Section 201 Solar Trade Case Decision Coming Soon

Thursday, 18 January 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would announce a decision soon on whether to slap tariffs on imported solar panels, and quipped that when countries dump subsidized panels in the United States, "Everybody goes out of business."

Shell Bolsters Renewables Bet With Stake in US Solar Company

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is investing in a U.S. solar energy developer, continuing its recent expansion into the electricity business. The Anglo-Dutch oil and gas producer will acquire a 44 percent stake in Nashville’s Silicon Ranch Corp., which owns and operates about 100 solar facilities across the U.S. 

ACWA Power Adopts Blockchain Currency SolarCoin

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Saudi Arabian energy company ACWA Power has started to use a blockchain currency. ACWA is utilizing SolarCoin, a crypto-currency that is rewarded to generators of solar power. 

Egypt Readies for 2 GW of Solar PV Capacity

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Ugo Salerno, CEO of RINA Consulting explained in an interview that to date Egypt gets only 1 percent of its energy from renewables. With Salerno’s company’s help, however, Egypt will soon be the home of one of the largest solar PV projects in the world. 

Tesla’s Battery in Australia Is Surpassing Expectations

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

It’s just over one month since the Hornsdale Power Reserve was officially opened in South Australia. The excitement surrounding the project has generated acres of media interest, both locally and abroad.

Google Wins Zayed Future Energy Prize

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Google this week won the Zayed Future Energy Prize for Best Corporation. The award is a public endorsement of the giant corporation’s work in renewables and clean energy — the company has been carbon neutral since 2007.

How Big Will Brazil's Wind Power Market Get?

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

In northeast Brazil, beyond the resorts and pristine beaches, lie some of the world’s best winds for generating electricity. Welcome to Serra Branca. It’s a wind generator’s heaven.

New Commission to Tackle Energy Transformation Geopolitics

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) this week launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, with the support of the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates.

Source: renewableenergyworld.com