Spain gets its first community owned wind farm Foto: MTOI

Eurosolar » 26.09.2016

Spain gets its first community owned wind farm

Spain is a leader in renewables, but Eurosolar's Pep Puig say the new project is the first wind farm driven by a citizens in the country. read more »

A Way to Expand the Carbon Dividend Tent Foto: Damm/pixelio.de

Guest post » 26.09.2016

A Way to Expand the Carbon Dividend Tent

Should undocumented immigrants be entitled to the same regular payments that legal U.S. residents would receive under the fee-and-dividend form of a carbon tax? How would the payments be administered to people with little or no official status? By Charles Komanoff read more »

Blockchain - Brave New Energy World for Prosumers?” 3 Martin Günther | pixelio.de

Part 3 » 22.09.2016

Blockchain - Brave New Energy World for Prosumers?” 3

Blockchain technology can disrupt the energy system and boost energy democracy. A guest post by Holger Schneidewindt (@cutwindt), Energy Law & Policy Officer at the Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). read more »

Blockchain - Brave New Energy World for Prosumers?” 2 Martin Günther | pixelio.de

Part 2 » 22.09.2016

Blockchain - Brave New Energy World for Prosumers?” 2

Blockchain technology can disrupt the energy system and boost energy democracy. A guest post by Holger Schneidewindt (@cutwindt), Energy Law & Policy Officer at the Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). read more »

Blockchain - Brave New Energy World for Prosumers?” Martin Günther | pixelio.de

Part 1 » 21.09.2016

Blockchain - Brave New Energy World for Prosumers?”

Blockchain technology can disrupt the energy system and boost energy democracy. A guest post by Holger Schneidewindt (@cutwindt), Energy Law & Policy Officer at the Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). read more »

Utility plans for increased rooftop solar Foto: Q-Cells

USA » 20.09.2016

Utility plans for increased rooftop solar

Berkeley Lab-led report informs utility planning through a comparative analysis of roughly 30 recent utility integrated resource plans or other generation planning studies, transmission planning studies, and distribution system plans. read more »

Webinar: 175 GW of Renewable Power in India ISES

ISES » 16.09.2016

Webinar: 175 GW of Renewable Power in India

This webinar, with experts from India, shall focus on what needs to be done now and over next years to achieve this target, while doing an introspection on the present status of RE sector in India. read more »

USA » 15.09.2016

Energy Department Announces Up to $107 Million for Innovative Projects

Today the Energy Department announced up to $107 million in new projects and planned funding in order to support America's continued leadership in clean energy innovation through solar technology. read more »

Half of Germans would invest in PV or wind Foto: obs/E.ON Energie Deutschland GmbH

Survey » 15.09.2016

Half of Germans would invest in PV or wind

About one in two Germans is willing to financially participate in solar photovoltaic or wind power capacity. This has been investigated by a representative survey of 1,990 German citizens. It reveals retail investors’ investment preferences and yield profiles for the first time and sheds a different light on the financing debate of the German energy transition. read more »

Floating foundation for offshore wind Ideol

Idol » 15.09.2016

Floating foundation for offshore wind

The French company Ideol developed a floating foundation for offshore turbines which is supposed to be particularly beneficial because, amongst others, of the choice of the material concrete. For the design of the floater, the company has already won several prizes. read more »

Tidal array in Shetland Nova Innovation

Tidal array in Shetland

Nova Innovation has deployed a fully-operational, commercial, grid-connected offshore tidal array in Shetland. read more »

Experts Anticipate Significant Continued Reductions in Wind Energy Costs NREL

Wind power » 13.09.2016

Experts Anticipate Significant Continued Reductions in Wind Energy Costs

Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy, according to a survey of the world’s foremost wind power experts led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Experts anticipate cost reductions of 24%–30% by 2030 and 35%–41% by 2050, under a median or ‘best guess’ scenario, driven by bigger and more efficient turbines, lower capital and operating costs, and other advancements. read more »

New Report Reveals Market and System Characteristics that Drive Low-Priced PV Systems to Even Lower Price Levels Foto: Damm/pixelio.de

Report » 12.09.2016

New Report Reveals Market and System Characteristics that Drive Low-Priced PV Systems to Even Lower Price Levels

A key goal for the solar industry, policymakers, and other decision makers-as exemplified by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative-is to foster continued declines in solar costs. And yet, despite impressive recent cost reductions, there remains a considerable range of installed prices for small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States. read more »

Don’t Let Louisiana Become a Climate Change Sacrifice Zone Simon Mahan

Don’t Let Louisiana Become a Climate Change Sacrifice Zone

I live in Lafayette, Louisiana, the heart of Cajun Country. My family and neighborhood is safe from the floods, but much of the region has been horribly impacted. read more »

Tamil Nadu takes top slot for solar capacity in India Foto: Greenpeace / Peter Caton

PV » 07.09.2016

Tamil Nadu takes top slot for solar capacity in India

India’s total installed solar capacity has grown by over 80% in the last 12 months to reach 8.1 GW. read more »