India Achieves 20 Gigawatts Solar Capacity 4 Years Ahead Of Initial Target

India achieved an operational solar power capacity of 20 gigawatts by the end of 2017, Mercom India Research has claimed. According to Mercom India Research, a record 9.5 gigawatts of solar power capacity was likely added in 2017, taking the total solar power capacity operational in India to over 20 gigawatts. The figures do not …

New US Renewable Energy Capacity Beats Natural Gas For Fourth Year Running, Renewables Now...

For the fourth year in a row, new US electricity capacity from renewable energy sources surpassed those from natural gas, and accounted for half of all new capacity additions, according to recent figures published by the country’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. New electricity capacity from renewable energy sources — including biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, and …

India Aims To Add 15.6 Gigawatts Of Renewable Energy Capacity In 2018–2019

The Indian Minister of Finance recently announced the budgetary allocation for all ministries and associated target outcomes for the financial year 2018-19 that starts from 1 April 2018. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced an allocation of just over Rs 5,020 crore ($790 million) for the expansion of various renewable energy technologies and other activities of …

Students Say Colleges Must Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Students and faculty members in Massachusetts are planning to converge on the Statehouse to pressure colleges and universities to switch to 100 percent renewable energy. The students point to a vote by the Boston University board of trustees last year to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions. They’re gathering at the Statehouse Tuesday. The group hopes …

The Forgotten Renewable: Geothermal Energy Production Heats Up

Three and a half hours east of Los Angeles lies the Salton Sea, a manmade oasis in the heart of the Mojave Desert. It was created in 1905, when a canal broke and the Colorado River flooded the desert for more than a year. The Sea became a tourist hotspot in the 1950’s, perfect for …

Tesla and Australia will Turn 50,000 Homes into a Virtual Solar Power Plant

The state of South Australia has announced that it will create a network of thousands of solar-powered homes, using Tesla solar panels and Powerwall batteries, Reuters reports. Initial phases of the plan are already underway and will eventually expand to as many as 50,000 homes, creating the “world’s largest virtual power plant,” according to premier …

Orsted’s Race Bank Gears Up to Full Power

Danish energy giant Ørsted’s Race Bank offshore wind farm spun up to full power yesterday, marking the end of the 18-month construction process. The 91-turbine project off the Norfolk coast is now operating to its full 573MW capacity, producing enough power for up to half a million UK homes. The site has already generated more …