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Green Gains: Top Picks In Renewable Energy

With the rise in ESG investing and a growing public awareness of environmental issues, the financial community, investors, and corporations themselves have moved more quickly than the government to embrace the renewable energy sector. Here, seven investment experts and contributors to MoneyShow.com highlight their favorite…


China’s LONGi targets 100% green energy use by 2028

LONGi Green Energy Technology, a Chinese developer and manufacturer of solar products, has announced plans to use 100% renewable energy across its global operations by 2028. It has unveiled an eight-year roadmap to achieve its goals as it jointly launched the RE100 China Initiative with renewable energy leaders in the country…


If Biden Wins, Solar Stocks Could Go Ballistic

Presidential front-runner Joe Biden said this last month. He was talking about his blockbuster green energy spending plan. As you may have heard, Biden plans to spend $2 trillion on clean energy and infrastructure over four years if he becomes president. That’s a staggering amount of money. The Trump administration currently allocates less than $100…

We’re not just going to tinker around the edges. We’re going to make historic investments that will seize this moment in history.

Joe Biden

Top four renewables strategies to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement

Risk assessment company DNV GL has released a new report which outlines focus areas where concentrated efforts can enable the large-scale uptake of renewable energy, helping to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The focus areas outlined in the Transition Faster Together: Renewable solutions, strategies…

We know we need to change the forecast to prevent a rise in the average global temperature to 2.4°C above pre-industrial levels. To do so, we must transition to a clean energy future faster, much faster.

Ditlev Engel, CEO at DNV GL – Energy

Staying on-grid: Domestic solar provider Sunrun sees big opportunity in networked services

Lynn Jurich, CEO at major US residential solar installation and leasing company Sunrun has spoken of the big opportunity for aggregated solar-plus-storage systems to provide grid services and in doing so help lower the cost of installations. Yesterday, our sister site PV Tech reported on Sunrun’s quarterly financial results to the period ending 30…


How cities can influence the energy system

As U.S. cities and counties transition to clean energy for their own operations and communities, many are finding that stakeholders and policies beyond their jurisdictions affect their ability to purchase clean energy. Policy and regulatory decisions made by states, utilities, public utilities commissions and wholesale market governing bodies…

By removing regulatory and legislative obstacles, local governments are creating new pathways to access affordable, clean energy.


Tesla May Offer German Customers Energy Options As Well As Cars

Tesla has already taken steps to become an electric power supplier in the UK. Now, according to a report by PV Magazine, it is surveying potential customers in Germany to gauge their interest in a range of Tesla energy products and services. Tesla declined to respond to a request for more information from PV Magazine, but that publication did…


AWS Commits To Major Renewable Energy Investment In Gunnedah Solar Farm

Amazon Web Services has announced it has committed to purchasing 60 megawatts of power from the Gunnedah Solar Farm in NSW, the first such investment for the company outside of the US and Europe. That project, which is due to be operational next year will ultimately provide AWS with 142,000 megawatts of renewable energy annually…

Once the carbon intensity of consumed electricity and renewable energy purchases is factored in, 451 Research found that AWS could perform the same tasks with an 88 percent lower carbon footprint than traditional computing solutions.


Rolls-Royce & Tecnam Electrifying Air Transport: High Power, High Scalability, Hybrid Powertrain — H3PS

With the call to make flight more sustainable and environmentally friendly, comes the need for propulsion systems that enable reduced fuel consumption and emissions – without compromising aircraft endurance and performance. Together with the Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam and the Austrian engine…

Through the H3PS project, we have gained valuable insights into the integration of hybrid-electric systems. We have solved the highly complex task of mechanically coupling a piston engine with a high-power electric generator to combine their torques efficiently.

Gergely G. Balázs, Engineering Director at Rolls-Royce in Hungary

Broken Hill to replace gas turbines with massive microgrid for back-up supply

The homes and businesses of Broken Hill’s 17,000 strong-population are set to be powered by renewables to ensure reliable and back-up supply going forward. Under the proposal coming from transmission company Transgrid, the inland mining city in the far west of New South Wales could become home to one of the world’s largest microgrids as its…


Interview: Renewable microgrids for the C&I market in Africa

Today, the market for commercial and industrial (C&I) solar in sub-Saharan Africa appears positioned for rapid growth. The high-cost and poor-quality of grid power, declining solar energy costs, and the rise of energy storage are the primary factors contributing to this tipping point effect, according to a 2019 report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (NEF)…


Exploring productive use of energy in Niger

Together with international partners, the TH Köln wants to show that a solar system would not only improve the local water, electricity and food supply, but also strengthen the rural economy and provide a profitable business model for local investors. A consortium of African and German universities and private companies is specifically targeting…

In Niger, according to the local electricity supply authority, only 25% of the population has access to electricity. In rural areas, where around 84% of the population live, the proportion is only 8%.

Professor Ramchandra Bhandari of the ITT at TH Köln

Vietnam: New circular revising model power purchase agreements (PPAs) for FiT 2 solar farms and rooftop solar

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam (MOIT) recently issued new Circular No. 18 (“Circular No. 18”),1 replacing Circular No. 16 and providing for detailed guidelines on the development of solar power projects in Vietnam. This followed the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 132…


Smart cities in India present multiple opportunities for Taiwan

TAITRA, in association with Taiwan Excellence, organised a webinar “Comtech India-Online New Product Launch & Business Matchmaking.” Walter Yeh, President and CEO, TAITRA, talked about India-Taiwan trade relations and new business opportunities in the areas of smart cities and ICT space. There was major focus on Taiwan’s ICT capabilities in…

India has become a hot investment destination with huge growth potential. The ICT market in India is projected to grow to $350 billion by 2025. TAITRA launched a smart city show in Mumbai three years ago. We have now repositioned and rebranded the show as Comtech India & Asia Smart City Show.

Walter Yeh

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