Renewable Energy

News and analysis on the solar, wind and other renewable energy sectors.

Data centers, like this Google facility in Dalles, Oregon, may be using more energy than reported, a new study finds.

New Data Debunks Some Data Centers’ Clean Energy Claims

Recent claims by owners of large data centers that a large part of their operations are powered by renewable energy have skeptics coming…
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California Dominates Solar, With More Than 50 Percent of all U.S. Capacity

We all knew that California was ahead on solar, but these figures are just astounding.
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Big Hawaii Accelerator Backs the Little Wind Turbine That Could

A unique, small-scale approach to wind energy has gotten the seal of approval from the Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii startup incubator backed by…
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How Technology Innovation Will Save Customer-Owned Solar

Nevada became just the latest state where a public utility commission crushed the economics out of customer-owned solar. When commissions endorse the utility…
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Grid Update Will Allow Renewables to Prevail — Even Without Storage

No other study, said Mark Z. Jacobson, a Stanford University civil engineering professor, “pushes the limits” like this one, considering what can be…
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They’re All In On It: Multinationals Collaborate On Giant Wind Turbine

Three hot trends converge for a gigantic new wind turbine project: biomimicry, public-private partnerships and inter-corporate collaboration.
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Big Win for Solar as California Preserves Net-Metering

A historic decision by the California Public Utilities Commission means that net-metering, which allows rooftop solar owners to connect to the electricity grid…
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‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’ Will Bring Electricity to Millions

“The New Deal on Energy for Africa sets the ambitious target of universal access by 2025, which means bringing modern energy to 900…
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What Training is Most Valuable if You Want a Career in Solar?

By Bryn Huntpalmer We say it all the time: It pays to go solar. Usually we’re referring to the return in utility bill savings…
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Nevada Guts Payments for Rooftop Solar, Installers Call It Quits

In a strange decision that is forcing rooftop solar businesses in the sunny state of Nevada to close their doors, the state's utility…
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Sunrun CEO on the Bright Future of Solar Energy

Lynn Jurich, co-founder and CEO of Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., looks to the future of the energy…
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How This Solar Startup Became a Multinational Social Enterprise

The pay-as-you-go solar company M-Kopa has electrified homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It now boasts 300,000 customers, equating to 1 in 20…
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Encouraging Middle Eastern Youth to Embrace More Sustainable Careers

A program launched this week during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week aims to engage Middle Eastern youth and inspire them to consider alternatives to…
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3 Disruptive Technologies Driving Zero-Emission Smart Cars

Three disruptive technologies are enabling companies like Google, GM and Lyft to rethink the design and commercialization of the automobile.
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The Solar Investment Tax Credit Extension and Tax-Exempt Entities

The ITC extension allows tax-exempt entities to programmatically optimize the procurement of renewable energy.