SolarCity And ComEd Discover Shared Vision For Utilities’ Future

ComEd doesn’t deliver any solar energy to its Chicago-area customers, and California-based SolarCity doesn’t do business in Illinois, but from distant reaches of the country, and from opposite ends of the power grid, the two companies have come to much the same conclusion about the future of utilities. Their respective …

Addressing Climate Change with Low-Carbon Energy Centers

Last autumn, as part of MIT’s Plan for Action on Climate Change, the Institute announced plans to create Low-Carbon Energy Centers to advance key technologies that will address climate change. Since then, MIT Energy Initiatve (MITEI) team members have been speaking with interested industry leaders in the United States and …

More than 8 Million People Were Employed Worldwide in the Renewable Sector

A boom in solar and wind power jobs in the US led the way to a global increase in renewable energy employment to more than 8 million people in 2015, according to a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). More than 769,000 people were employed in renewable energy …

Solar Panels Study Reveals Impact on Earth

Environmental Scientists at Lancaster University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology monitored a large solar park, near Swindon, for a year. They found that solar parks altered the local climate, measuring cooling of as much as 5 degrees Centigrade under the panels during the summer but the effects varied …

The American Highway: a New Source of Solar Energy

Route 66 crosses 3,940 km of the continental USA, stretching from California to Illinois, and for one ambitious startup, this famous road is an ideal source of clean energy. Based in Idaho, Solar Roadways was founded in 2006 by husband and wife team Julie and Scott Brusaw, who have spent …

Helping to Deliver Egypt’s Renewable Energy Vision

Egypt has set ambitious targets for the roll-out and expansion of renewable generation and transmission infrastructure over the next few years. And ABB is in an excellent position to help the country achieve its ambitions to transform its energy market. Over the past few years, Egypt has emerged as a …