Renewable Energy

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

Optimizing Climate Resilience Through Solar Plus Storage

Solar combined with storage can serve as a resiliency mechanism to prepare communities to handle extreme weather events caused by climate change, and…

Energy Needs More Panels, Blades and Software — Not a Miracle

The renewable technology stack is strong, with decades of iterations producing reliable and cost-competitive products. Let's deploy more of them, not try to…

Eastern U.S. Grid Can Handle 30 Percent Renewable Energy — And That’s Just the Start

The massive power grid on the eastern U.S. can easily handle 30 percent renewable energy -- and more -- according to a new…

It’s Time for Energy to Go Digital

Homeowners often find themselves jockeying between dense government databases and Doomsday preppers’ blogs in their quest to seek out real, fact-based information about…

New Solar-Powered Device Revives Hydrogen Economy Dream

Swiss researchers have developed a low-cost, solar-powered water-splitting device that offers new hope to fans of the hydrogen economy of the future.

Why Renewable Energy Is Now a Requirement for CSR

Renewable energy is no longer optional when it comes to corporate social responsibility.

Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way

The energy sector of our global economy has long been due for an overhaul. We need cleaner sources, an upgraded grid and new…

Half A Billion Solar Panels By 2021: U.S. Army Makes It Look Easy

The U.S. Army is plunging forward with solar projects that make Hillary Clinton's ambitious solar power goal look like a done deal.

Utilities Fighting Lower Electric Bill Zombie Apocalypse

Increasingly, clean technologies like solar, batteries and smart appliances are costing less due to global growth in manufacturing economies of scale plus technical…

Why the White House is Counting on Energy Storage

Michael Grasso, chief marketing officer of Sunrun, looks to the future of energy storage in light of the recent White House commitment on…

Donald Trump Revives the Wind Energy ‘Bird Death Conspiracy’

Donald Trump gave his supporters yet another conspiracy theory, claiming that environmentalists are covering up bird deaths linked to wind turbines.

Data Communications and The Revolution in the U.S. Electric Grid

A revolution is underfoot in which each utility customer has the potential to become its own mini-power plant and a supplier of electricity.

Marketplace Lending: More Than Personal Finance

Some observers question the viability of the marketplace lending business model and predict that Lending Club’s trouble marks the beginning of an end.…

The Global Mining Industry Begins to Embrace Renewables

Mining and clean energy don’t share obvious common ground. But with an estimated $13.5 trillion needed for commitments made at COP21, the global…

Chernobyl May Become Home to the World’s Biggest Solar Park

Thirty years after one of the worst nuclear disasters in history, the Ukrainian government aims to harness the sun for solar energy to…