Renewable Energy News

EDF and Masdar Build First Saudi Arabian Wind Farm

Last week EDF Renewables and Masdar (the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) announced that they won the bid to build the 400-MW Dumat al Jandal wind farm, located 560 miles from north of Riyadh in the Al Jouf region of north-western Saudi Arabia.

ASU Researchers Break Solar-cell Efficiency Record at 25.4 Percent

Arizona State University researchers have set a new record for solar efficiency, 25.4 percent. Working with tandem photovoltaics, or stacking different materials in a solar cell, the ASU team has continued to improve solar efficiency and lower costs.

A Study in Emissionality: Why Boston University Looked Beyond New England for Its First Wind Power Purchase

While it’s well known that corporations were some of the earliest trailblazers of large-scale renewable energy purchasing — they’ve closed over 14 gigawatts of deals in the past six years, according to tracking by Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center — higher education has also made impressive strides. In fact, a report released last fall showed that the top 30 renewable energy-buying universities are using around 3 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually. That’s enough to power 276,000 homes.

PG&E Likely Seeking Bankruptcy by Jan. 29

The San Francisco-based utility is under investigation for any role its equipment might have played in the deadly wildfires of late 2018, only one year after getting blamed for an earlier, devastating rash of blazes.

IRENA: Transition to Renewable Energy May Create an Entirely Different World

This week at the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), political and business leaders from around the world outlined the far-reaching geopolitical implications of an energy transformation driven by the rapid growth of renewable energy.
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