Renewable Energy: Common Myths Debunked

Critics of renewable energy often cite two reasons for why they think a transition from fossil fuels will take half a century. Firstly, that sources of renewable energy are too intermittent to be reliable and secondly, that governments cannot bear the costs of switching entire economies to clean energy. It’s …

Largest Train Station In Asia Gets Solar Roof

The Xiongan Railway Station is a new train station in China that is the largest in Asia, covering 680,000 square meters. It’s 2020, so, naturally, the train station is covered in solar panels — 6 megawatts (MW) worth of them.   The Xiongan High-speed Railway Station, the largest in Asia, …

Iowa’s Largest Solar Power Plant Nearly Finished

Solar power continues to plow forward thanks to record-low costs that have followed a long, long slide (or at times avalanche) in solar panel prices. This week we got news of Iowa getting its largest solar power park to date. Renewable energy company Clēnera and RES (Renewable Energy Systems) have …

ABB Factory in India Wins Gold Certification for Sustainability and Eco-Efficiency

Embedding sustainable technologies lies at the heart of ABB’s purpose. A very clear proof point of this is the company’s factory in Nashik, India, which was recently recognized with a gold certification by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). The environmentally friendly factory supplies power distribution products to over 100 …

Global Solar Installations to Soar 18% in 2019

A new report expects new worldwide solar capacity to total 123GW in the next year. Global solar installations are forecast to rise 18% through 2019. That’s the verdict from a new report published by IHS Markit, which expects new capacity to reach 123GW in 2019. It expects around two-thirds of new solar capacity …

JinkoSolar To Open First US Solar Factory In Florida In Support Of 2,750 Megawatt...

US-based NextEra Energy has signed one of the largest solar panel supply deals in history with China-based JinkoSolar for 2,750 megawatts (MW) alongside a separate move in which JinkoSolar will open its first US manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Florida. In moves which will encourage both the global solar supply market …

IKEA Enjoys Sustainable Product Sales Growth and Clean Energy Uptick

IKEA has revealed further growth in global sales across its sustainable products range last year, as the Swedish furniture giant today reported progress on renewable energy generation as part of its latest sustainability update. Published today, IKEA’s annual global sustainability report covers the year ending 31 August 2017, and shows …