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Offshore wind farms in the United States | Block Island leads the way

First of many US offshore wind farms |  The United States' 1st operational offshore wind farm is the Block Island Wind Farm, developed by the company Deepwater Wind (acquired by Ørsted in 2018). The 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm is 4 miles off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island; and began operating in 2016. [CLICK FOR […]

Clean Energy Jobs are UP, and RE cost is down

Clean Energy JOBS The future of employment in the energy sector is in clean energy, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. There are over 3 million US clean energy jobs. Employment in the clean energy sector features, first and foremost, jobs in energy efficiency (at over 2 million US jobs). This includes jobs in companies that […]

Kamuthi Solar Project, Bhadla Solar Park; and the largest solar PV farms in India, China, and other countries

Featuring over 2.5 million individual solar PV modules, and on 2,500 acres, in the town of Kamuthi in the Ramanathapuram district; the Kamuthi Solar Power Project supplies energy to ~300,000 homes. The Kamuthi Solar Power Project is a 648 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in Tamil Nadu, India. However, as you will see in this […]

Microgrids spread across Africa

Africa microgrid Developing Microgrids |  As African nations push for rural electrification, many look to microgrids as a sustainable solution to the energy poverty problem. Microgrids are increasingly being invested in and developed throughout Africa, especially where utilities can't reach, and/ or where local governments don't want to invest in the utility infrastructure needed to deliver energy. […]

Breakthroughs in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Solar Thermal Technology

Solar - the most abundant renewable energy on the planet | Recently there have been dramatic breakthroughs in solar energy that will help advance the mainstream use of photovoltaic (PV) technology. Here is a guide on top solar companies as well as in-depth explanations of various solar projects. This guide offers different recommendations depending on […]

Renewable Energy – Breakthroughs in Wind Energy

wind turbines Onshore Wind Farms - Cheap and Clean Energy | Onshore wind farms now provide the least expensive form of energy, renewable or non-renewable, once the wind farm is fully constructed and operational. Among energy sources used to power a municipal grid, wind farms also have the lowest greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), and the lowest carbon […]

Smart City Energy Infrastructure

Updating Infrastructure for Developing Renewable Energy in Cities |  People-centered smart cities are cropping up worldwide. They only account for 2% of the world's landmass but are home to most of its population, energy use, and economic activity.  Cities are adopting modern clean energy technologies to become smarter, and one crucial aspect is renewable energy. […]

Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS)

Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Ivanpah Solar Electrical Generating System (ISEGS) ISEGS covers 3,500 acres, with three separate concentrated solar power towers (CSP is a form of solar thermal power production). Ivanpah is a “hybrid solar plant”, relying on both solar thermal CSP, and natural gas back-up power (gas is also used as a fuel at night to keep ISEGS primed, and to […]