2016

Solar PV Was Fastest Growing Energy Source in the World in 2016
The International Energy Agency (IEA) today said that China, India and the U.S. will account for two-thirds of global renewable energy expansion over the next five years. [...]
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SEPA Report Captures Compelling Voices of 2016 Colorado Energy Settlement
SEPA Report Captures Compelling Voices of 2016 Colorado Energy Settlement Respect, Determination and Turkey Emojis Kept 26 Intervenors Talking Click here for the full report. WASHINGTON, D.C. —   The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced the publication of a new report, Voices From Colorado’s Global Energy Settlement, an oral history of the groundbreaking 2016 negotiations involving 26 intervenors and three regulatory dockets. The resulting agreement between Xcel Energy an [...]
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Germans Get Almost One-Third of Electricity from Renewables in 2016
In another shining example of renewable energy leadership, in 2016, Germany used more renewable electricity than ever before, receiving 32 percent of the gross amount of electricity consumed in the country from sun, wind and other renewable sources. The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) arrived at this figure in an initial estimate in late 2016. If the projections are correct, more than 191 bi [...]
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Renewable Energy in US Gained 24 Percent Through First Nine Months of 2016
The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) on Nov. 29 released electric generation statistics through the end of September 2016. Generation from geothermal, solar, and wind energy increased by 24 percent compared with the first nine months of 2015. Non-hydro renewable energy, including biomass, has made up 8.5 percent of U.S. electric generation thus far in 2016. [...]
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Solar Power Colorado 2016
With the theme, “Developing New Markets: Solar Leads the Energy Transition,” Solar Power Colorado 2016 – which ran from March 7 to 9 in Broomfield, CO brought more than 550 attendees together to help chart the role of solar in transitioning Colorado’s energy paradigm. The optimism was infectious, so thanks to all our sponsors, exhibitors and attendees for providing an enriching three days to motive us all for the coming year. Rebecca Cantwell, executive director of COSEIA, opened th [...]
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Top 5 Hybrid Energy News (Solar- and Wind-Diesel-Hybrid + Microgrids) – October 2016
The October edition of our “Top 5 Hybrid Energy News” features KarmSolar, SolarAfrica, Singita, Tesla, Sungrow, Aquion Energy, Blue Sky Utility, Bpi, Luxor Solar, Juhayna, and Alpha Omega Winery. [...]
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Energy Policies on the 2016 Ballot
Citizen-sponsored ballot initiatives frequently demand progress on renewable energy implementation (and have for years), oftentimes these occur when state legislatures show little to no political will to increase locally-owned solar or wind energy. [...]
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The Summer of Sun: Mid-Year 2016 Solar Insights
According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA), solar energy made up nearly 1.5 percent of total generation in the U.S. between the months of June 2016 through August 2016. That’s up from just over 1 percent during the same period in 2015. Total generation from solar energy during these three months is up over 38 percent year over year. [...]
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