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#New_York begins wave toward 2,400 MW of offshore wind

New York begins wave toward 2,400 MW of offshore wind New York’s state utility leadership has ordered the first procurements toward a goal of 2,400 MW of new offshore wind power generation by 2030, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced this week. The state’s Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) will procure approximately 800 MW of … Continue reading #New_York begins wave toward 2,400 MW of offshore wind

Report Shows Solar and Wind Prices Have Dropped in the US

Report Shows Solar and Wind Prices Have Dropped in the US Power purchase agreement (PPA) prices in the United States have dropped consistently with the median prices down by $1.5 per MWh across all projects, at least according to a new report by LevelTen Energy. The outlet observed three critical components: data, transparency and education–as … Continue reading Report Shows Solar and Wind Prices Have Dropped in the US

Winds of change blow through Europe’s power sector

Winds of change blow through Europe’s power sector Falling cost of renewables sparks deals as traditional operators look for foothold The upcoming privatisation of a Dutch utility highlights the changing landscape of Europe’s power sector. Owned by more than 50 cities, analysts expect Eneco to fetch more than €3bn. However, the potential sale has sparked … Continue reading Winds of change blow through Europe’s power sector

Falling battery costs to push solar, wind to 50% electricity by 2050

Falling battery costs to push solar, wind to 50% electricity by 2050 BNEF predicts that solar PV capacity will grow 17-fold, and wind six-fold, by 2050, to account for nearly half of global electricity generation. Investments will reach $11.5 trillion. Cost reductions will drive this charge, particularly in the battery market. Despite this, the electricity … Continue reading Falling battery costs to push solar, wind to 50% electricity by 2050

Report Shows Solar and Wind Prices Have Dropped in the US

Report Shows Solar and Wind Prices Have Dropped in the US Power purchase agreement (PPA) prices in the United States have dropped consistently with the median prices down by $1.5 per MWh across all projects, at least according to a new report by LevelTen Energy. The outlet observed three critical components: data, transparency and education–as … Continue reading Report Shows Solar and Wind Prices Have Dropped in the US

Solar and wind power will drive the value of energy storage, remaking the power grid

Solar and wind power will drive the value of energy storage, remaking the power grid A much heralded report shows solar and wind will lower wholesale prices, but it also shows a coming evolution in the pricing profile of the grid. These shifts in timing, shape, regularity and length will drive energy storage demand. Despite … Continue reading Solar and wind power will drive the value of energy storage, remaking the power grid

New Water-Based Battery Could Help Store Solar and Wind Energy

New Water-Based Battery Could Help Store Solar and Wind Energy A group of researchers at Stanford University have developed a new type of battery using water and salt that they hope could be used to store energy produced from wind and solar farms, increasing the effectiveness of renewable energy sources. The two fastest-growing forms of … Continue reading New Water-Based Battery Could Help Store Solar and Wind Energy

New Hydrogen “Water Battery” Could Make Wind and Solar Greener

New Hydrogen “Water Battery” Could Make Wind and Solar Greener A new device that converts water to hydrogen gas could help solve an emerging carbon emissions dilemma for businesses and other electricity consumers. Companies want to be applauded for switching to wind or solar energy, but here in the US that choice is not necessarily … Continue reading New Hydrogen “Water Battery” Could Make Wind and Solar Greener