As scientists and explorers throughout history have seen, there is no better place to study evolution than on islands. Their boundaries and isolation create unique circumstances that often result in unusual species, evolving over time to best adapt to their habitat. Islands are truly laboratories for discovering the next stage of development.
Renewable energy dominated new U.S. electrical generation put into service during 2016, according to the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) monthly "Energy Infrastructure Update,” released last week with data through Dec. 31, 2016.
This may come as a surprise to most people: utilities don’t have real-time information about their customers’ electricity usage. When someone adds solar to their home or business, all the utility can see is that the customer’s electricity usage drops; they can’t see how much energy a rooftop solar system offsets energy use.
In late 2016, Mayor de Blasio announced that solar power in New York City has nearly quadrupled since he took office increasing from 25 MW to 96 MW with cumulative solar installations reaching 8,000.
ABB will provide an innovative microgrid, combining battery and flywheel based storage technologies, designed to test scalability and improve power stability for around 300,000 people in Anchorage, Alaska.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) this week approved revisions to the state’s rules on net metering.
Asia’s largest independent renewable energy developer will build a battery-ready 100-MW solar farm in South Australia this year.
Geothermal is posed to grow by leaps and bounds internationally in the coming years, with rapid growth in countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, and Kenya, all rich in geothermal resources.
We recently published our 2016 50 top solar companies in NY, and we have supplemented the list with an analysis of the competitive environment in the solar industry in New York and a recent Installer Survey report from Energy Sage. The analysis uses the NYSERDA solar database as of the end of 2016.