Wind, Solar Power Help Grow US Renewable Energy Use

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Wind and Solar sources help continue growth in US renewable energy use. The post Wind, Solar Power Help Grow US Renewable Energy Use appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

Wind, Solar Power Help Grow US Renewable Energy Use

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Wind and Solar sources help continue growth in US renewable energy use. The post Wind, Solar Power Help Grow US Renewable Energy Use appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

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Texas Will Soon Rival California In Utility-Scale Solar Power

Yale E360

Texas will add 10 gigawatts of utility-scale solar power in the next two years, meaning it will soon rival California as the state with the most large-scale solar power, according to the U.S.

First fully solar-powered compost facility opens in California

Inhabitant

California state law (SB 1383) takes effect January 1, 2022, requiring the majority of homes and businesses in the area to recycle all food and yard waste in their yard debris carts. In response to the increased demands of processing the compostable materials, Republic Services spent the past three years building the Otay Compost Facility and hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier in October

Biden’s proposed increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

Environmental News Bits

Department of Energy that found that solar power could generate up to 45% of the U.S. electricity… Read more → SolarRead the full story from Renewable Energy World. President Joe Biden has called for major clean energy investments as a way to curb climate change and generate jobs. On Sept. 8, 2021, the White House released a report produced by the U.S.

Solar-powered water purifier is inspired by pufferfish

Physics World

Pufferfish have inspired a new device that is capable of the highest rate ever of passive solar water purification – according to its creators Xiaohui Xu and colleagues at Princeton University in the US.

Biden’s proposed tenfold increase in solar power would remake the US electricity system

Environmental News Bits

Department of Energy that found that solar power could generate up to… Read more → Solarby Joshua D. Rhodes, University of Texas at Austin President Joe Biden has called for major clean energy investments as a way to curb climate change and generate jobs. On Sept.

US Navy is developing a solar-powered plane that can fly for 90 days

New Scientist

Aerospace company Skydweller is working with the US Navy to develop a solar-powered aircraft that can stay aloft for 90 days and be used as a communications relay or to escort ships in the ocean

India Cuts Project Implementation Timelines For Solar Power Projects

Planet Save

The post India Cuts Project Implementation Timelines For Solar Power Projects appeared first on PlanetSave. Concerned over the lackluster pace of capacity addition in the solar power sector, the Indian government has made amendments to the auction and project implementation timelines.

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Solar Power Had a Big Day at FERC

Renewable + Law

Today was a big day for the solar power industry at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). First, FERC reversed its Broadview Solar decision issued in September 2020, which prior decision overturned decades of precedent related to the method for determining the net output of qualifying facilities under PURPA. But FERC disagreed and as a result solar power project owners may utilize this tax relief in Virginia without consequence in PJM’s capacity auctions.

Solar-powered umbrella uses the sun to cool you down

Inhabitant

So it makes sense that the same umbrella could be adorned with solar panels and allowed to collect the sun’s energy in order to provide a cooling result Sun umbrellas are an ubiquitous scene on coastal beaches, offering shade from the blistering sun.

Solar power in trucking’s forecast as fleets find energy, cost savings

Environmental News Bits

Marten Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation and Rush Enterprises are just a few industry players betting on the power of the sun. Read more → Solar TransportationRead the full story at Utility Dive.

At these low-income apartment buildings, solar power helps pay for free Wi-Fi

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Fast Company. After installing panels on the roof, the electricity savings from common areas in the buildings will be passed on to residents in the form of free internet access. Read more → Renewable energy Sustainable communities

Computers help researchers find materials to turn solar power into hydrogen

Environmental News Bits

Using solar energy to inexpensively harvest hydrogen from water could help replace carbon-based fuel sources and shrink the world’s carbon footprint. Read the full story at TechXplore. However, finding materials that could boost hydrogen production so that it could compete economically with carbon-based fuels has been, as yet, an insurmountable challenge. In a study, a… Read more → Energy Publications

Kauhale Kai is a solar-powered, pavilion-style home on Hawaii's Big Island

Inhabitant

With views overlooking the west coast of Hawaii, Kauna’oa Bay sits just below Kauhale Kai

Solar Panels and Electric Vehicles: a Match Made in Heaven

Earth 911

Solar energy and electric vehicles (EVs) are a winning combination. If you drive an EV, The post Solar Panels and Electric Vehicles: a Match Made in Heaven appeared first on Earth911. Featured EcoTech charging EV Electric Vehicles Solar Power

India’s NTPC Limited Offers Solar Power Project Management Services To ISA Members

Planet Save

The post India’s NTPC Limited Offers Solar Power Project Management Services To ISA Members appeared first on PlanetSave. The International Solar Alliance has asked companies in member countries to submit proposals to offer solar power project management solutions.

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Solar power’s decade of falling costs is thrown into reverse

Environmental News Bits

For the solar industry, the timing couldn’t be worse. Read more → SolarRead the full story at EnergyWorld. Renewable energy finally has a champion in the White House and ambitious climate goals have been announced across Europe and Asia.

North Carolina’s New Climate Legislation

Legal Planet

North Carolina today gets over half of its power from fossil fuels, about 25% from coal and 33% from natural gas. Solar is at 5% and wind is under 1l%. Climate Change Energy Politics States energy law energy regulation solar power state climate policies state environmental law

IKEA becomes a household renewable energy seller

A Greener Life

Ingka Group, which is the owner of most IKEA stores globally, said households would be able to buy affordable renewable electricity from solar and wind parks and track the usage through an app. business CSR energy sustainability IKEA Ingka Group renewable energy solar power wind power

Analysis: Floating solar ready for take-off

A Greener Life

The world’s largest array of floating solar panels in China’s Anhui province. Whether floating or hanging, solar panels have the potential to both provide electricity and reduce evaporation from reservoirs. GW of capacity, equivalent to two large fossil-fuel power stations.

Analysis: Water crisis pushes Brazil’s rural producers to switch to solar energy

A Greener Life

The installation of solar panels in Brazil is increasing amidst the water crisis. The milking shed for her 80 dairy cows that can yield 1,100 litres of milk per day, along with the barn that houses 21,000 chickens at a time, will soon sit alongside a photovoltaic solar plant with 85 panels.

Resource Bank: Impacts of Renewable Energy Facilities

Law Columbia

Wind and solar energy facilities emit no air pollution and have minimal environmental effects as compared to fossil fuel plants, but like all types of development, renewable energy projects do have impacts. Energy Solar Power Wind Power

Our Interim Energy Options During the Energy Transition: Natural Gas, Solar Power, WTE?

Vermont Law

Solar power seems promising, but access to solar power as an energy source can be. A shift to solar power in the United States would likely require a federal initiative to fund manufacturing and necessary advances in research. implementing solar energy programs. Solar power may be the green-energy solution of the future but not until the government steps into the light on this issue.

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Benefits of Going ‘Solar’ at Home or Business

Nature Talkies

Solar power is the last energy resource that isn’t owned yet – nobody taxes the sun yet ” ~ Bonnie Rait. And before energy resources like coal and oil get exhausted from our Mother Earth, let’s save the mankind with solar power. Solar is the Near Future!

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DveleIQ software results in smart homes powered by solar

Inhabitant

Dvele creates prefab, solar-powered homes that reduce energy and water needs thanks to artificial intelligence

Best Buy Solar Project is its Largest Renewable Energy Venture

Environmental Leader

Best Buy unveils another solar power project in what the company says is its largest renewable energy effort to date. The post Best Buy Solar Project is its Largest Renewable Energy Venture appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Solar panels in space could help power the UK by 2039, claims report

New Scientist

Solar power beamed from satellites could provide the UK with a continuous supply of green energy as soon as 2039, according to a report commissioned by the government

Best Buy Solar Project is its Largest Renewable Energy Venture

Environmental Leader

Best Buy unveils another solar power project in what the company says is its largest renewable energy effort to date. The post Best Buy Solar Project is its Largest Renewable Energy Venture appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

How the fossil fuel era ends – and four possibilities for what follows

New Scientist

Ever cheaper wind and solar power means the decline of coal, oil and gas is unstoppable. The trillion-dollar question is how, and how quickly, their demise comes about

This beach-cleaning robot sifts sand for the tiny plastics that humans miss

Environmental News Bits

BeBot, a solar-powered robot, speeds up the process. Read the full story from Fast Company. It’s hard to pick up all the plastic trash on beaches by hand. Read more → Garbage Plastics

These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100% renewable electricity

Environmental News Bits

by Kerry Rippy (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) In recent decades the cost of wind and solar power generation has dropped dramatically. This is one reason that the U.S. Department of Energy projects that renewable energy will be the fastest-growing U.S. energy source through 2050.

Bloom Energy, Heliogen Partner On Low-Cost Green Hydrogen

Environmental Leader

Bloom Energy and Heliogen have announced plans to produce green hydrogen using only concentrated solar power and water, further accelerating progress toward a zero-carbon future. Energy Management Leaders Leading Solar & Renewable Energy Supply Chain

Biden plans for 700% increase in community solar by 2025

Inhabitant

The Biden administration has announced a new ambitious target of powering 5 million American homes with community solar power by 2025. This would require the current capacity to grow by 700% in the next four years. Although the target may seem unrealistic, experts say it is achievable

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Sandia creates global archive of historical renewable energy documents

Environmental News Bits

Sandia’s solar researchers and librarians have spent the past few years collecting, digitizing and cataloging a host of reports, memos, blueprints, photos and more on concentrating solar power, a kind of renewable energy produced by using large mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto a receiver on… Read more → Information tools Libraries SolarRead the full story from Sandia National Laboratories.

These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100% renewable electricity

Environmental News Bits

by Kerry Rippy (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) In recent decades the cost of wind and solar power generation has dropped dramatically. This is one reason that the U.S. Department of Energy projects that renewable energy will be the fastest-growing U.S. energy source through 2050.

New report shows solar could generate 40% of US energy by 2035

Inhabitant

could increase its solar power generation from the current 3% to 40% by 2035. A report prepared by the Energy Department and National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that the U.S. To achieve this feat, the federal government would need to invest less than $562 billion and support related policies

Solar Could Supply Nearly Half of US’s Electricity Needs by 2050: DOE

Environmental Leader

The US Department of Energy released a study last Wednesday that suggests solar power could provide 35% of the nation’s electricity supply by 2035 and 45% by 2050. Clean Energy Energy Management Solar & Renewable Energy

This Vermont utility is revolutionizing its power grid to fight climate change. Will the rest of the country follow suit?

Environmental News Bits

is home to GMP’s newest effort to remake the electric system: a “microgrid” attached to a solar power plant, which can distribute its electricity to parts of the nearby community in case they get cut off from the main energy network due to… Read more → EnergyRead the full story in Time. The rural town of Panton, Vt.,

German power grids brace for Thursday’s solar eclipse

Environmental News Bits

Electrical transmission networks in Germany are preparing for a solar eclipse this week that could trigger a sudden fall of around 1 gigawatt (GW) in solar power output, grid firm Amprion (RWEG.DE) said on Monday. Read more → Europe SolarRead the full story at Reuters.