Abu Dhabi home to world’s largest solar power plant

The United Arab Emirates is developing a reputation for sustainable energy. It is encouraging to see the world’s largest solar power plant now in operation.  John Parnell explains in an article on the Forbes website.   World's Largest Solar Power Plant Switched On This is a headline you may well read more than once in … Continue reading Abu Dhabi home to world’s largest solar power plant

In most of the United States, it’s now become cheaper to build a new solar or wind farm than to keep an existing coal plant running

Irina Ivanova writes on the CBS News website about latest developments in the low-carbon energy transition in the US. What are your views?   How wind and solar became America's cheapest energy source the price of renewable energy has been dropping exponentially over the past decade—and shows no sign of reversing. In most of the … Continue reading In most of the United States, it’s now become cheaper to build a new solar or wind farm than to keep an existing coal plant running

Sun-seeking solar farms under development in The Netherlands

Many of us are sun seekers but it is unusual to hear of solar panels that can track the sun. Daniel Boffey explains in an article in The Guardian about in building of 15 floating solar islands in The Netherlands that will possess sunflower-like ability to turn to face the sun.   Dutch engineers build … Continue reading Sun-seeking solar farms under development in The Netherlands

PV combined with batteries see real potential in Jordan and Morocco

Even the world’s most efficient gas technology is falling behind PV combined with batteries, Jason Deign argues in an article on the Green Tech Media website. This is according to a recent study that looked at the markets in the Middle East and Africa. Is this your experience?   Solar-Plus-Storage Beats Combined Cycle Gas in … Continue reading PV combined with batteries see real potential in Jordan and Morocco

The air conditioning challenge in the Mediterranean Basin

Frédéric Dubessy writes on the econostrum.info website about a recent study by the World Bank to address the increasing penetration of air conditioning with the need to promote energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption.   Solar power bringing energy efficiency to Mediterranean air-conditioning Faced with an explosion in the numbers of air-conditioners in the Mediterranean … Continue reading The air conditioning challenge in the Mediterranean Basin

New materials making breakthrough to lower costs of concentrated solar power

The low carbon energy transition needs to deploy more existing technologies but it also needs innovation.  Steve Hanley writes on the Clean Technica website about the impact of new materials to reduce the costs of concentrated solar power, leading to it being cheaper than battery storage.   New Materials Could Make Concentrated Solar Power Cheaper … Continue reading New materials making breakthrough to lower costs of concentrated solar power

Robust growth in the global renewable energy sector driving expansion of Florida’s solar industry

The solar industry in Florida has gained in strength over the years as interest in solar power has increased throughout the US. Five years ago, the sector was installing 3,000 megawatts of solar capacity annually. In 2017, the market grew by as much as 10,000 megawatts.  The tariffs put in place by the Trump administration … Continue reading Robust growth in the global renewable energy sector driving expansion of Florida’s solar industry

India’s energy transition sees some “gathering clouds”

G Seetharaman writes on the Economic Times website about some concerns that the growth in the deployment of renewable energy technologies may have some bumpy times.   The roadblocks in India's efforts to be world's greatest solar energy success story It would be hard to be more bullish than India has been on solar power. … Continue reading India’s energy transition sees some “gathering clouds”

Small Greek island to become first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power

The first time in Greece, I was amazed how little solar and wind power were used. Now, the energy transition is truly underway. A news item from Associated Press on the CBC website explains about the latest developments on the island of Tilos. If any of you have been there, please let us know what … Continue reading Small Greek island to become first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power