The world added more than 260 GW of renewable energy capacity last year, exceeding expansion in 2019 by close to 50%, despite the economic slowdown that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
IRENA’s annual Renewable Capacity Statistics 2021 shows that renewable energy’s share of all new generating capacity rose considerably for the second year in a row. More than 80% of all new electricity capacity added la [...]
Wind or solar now represent the least expensive option for adding new power generation capacity in approximately two-thirds of the world. [...]
Testing and risk management company DNV GL has issued the world’s first project certificate for photovoltaic power plants. [...]
San Francisco, Calif. — In an effort to recognize the up and coming rock stars of the solar industry, Renewable Energy World is pleased to announce its first “class” of 40 under 40 changemakers in the solar industry. [...]
Today we spend the entire show talking about the size of the solar market. How much solar generating capacity is installed; how much solar manufacturing capacity exists; and how much solar is held in China, the largest solar market in the world.
In its 30th year, the organizers of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge have made the journey even more challenging in 2017 by reducing the size of the solar array that powers the cars. [...]
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. [...]
The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as one of the hottest topics, covering home security systems to refrigerators that tell you when to buy milk. The technology, which extends connectivity and computing capability to devices that are not normally considered computers and allows these devices to generate and exchange data with minimal human intervention, is now integrated into off-grid solar, creating “smart” solar. [...]
What is the best design for a livable home powered entirely by the sun that can be transported anywhere in the world and assembled in just a few days? Solar Decathlon competitions worldwide have netted 274 different-yet-correct answers to this question since it was first posed in 2002. [...]
A transformation is happening in global energy markets that’s worth noting as 2016 comes to an end: Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity. [...]
Microgrids are not new. Hospitals, universities, government buildings and military bases have relied on backup generators and central heat and power (CHP) systems for years. But the emergence of renewable energy, especially solar PV, and a heightened need for more reliable and resilient electricity supply has in the last few years catapulted microgrids into the limelight. [...]
The Solar Impulse Foundation launched the World Alliance for Clean Technologies during COP22, as a legacy to the first ever solar flight around the world. [...]