Wind Power

With Constellation as Offtaker, the 130-MW Bitter Ridge Wind Farm Is Complete

The 130-megawatt Bitter Ridge Wind Farm, built in Jay County, Indiana, has been recently completed. The said wind system is spearheaded by Scout Clean Energy, a Colorado-based developer, operator, and owner of renewable energy systems. The tax equity funding for the wind farm is also closed.
The development began in 2016, and the establishment of the necessary infrastructure started in August 2019. The wind turbines used could generate 2.82 megawatts each.
The 15-year PPA had been dealt with Constellation, an Exelon company, to purchase 80 percent of the generated output.
Mortenson Construction, responsible for the on-…

Offshore Wind Projects Global Pipeline Climbs by Nearly 50% This Year

The UK has experienced massive growth in terms of offshore wind projects. Since January, the total pipeline has grown by 47 percent even amid a pandemic. From projects in the planning stage to systems that are currently operational, the total capacity is now at 197.4 gigawatts from the 134.7-gigawatt capacity last January.
Half of the total pipeline is in European countries (around 50 percent or 99.6 gigawatts). Here is a list of countries and their respective contributions to the global offshore wind projects.

UK = 41.3 gigawatts; 12% growth
China = 26.1 gigawatts; 80% growth
USA = 17.8 gigawatts; 10…

Transmission for Renewables Shall Be A Clear Winner In Biden White House

Under the future Biden administration, we should expect more government efforts towards improving the country’s transmission infrastructure. Since building transmission lines is no easy feat, it will take a lot of expertise and funding, and policy-making for it to be successfully implemented.
The New England states have long promoted regional transmission. Their experiences in planning and implementation alone can tower over the capabilities of other states.
With regional transmission planning, more jobs can be generated within a region, leading to reduced dependence on natural gas.
One of the most difficult …

Energy Storage

Start-Up Bets on New Model For Putting Electric School Buses On The Road
Longstanding Renewable Energy Agencies, The Solar Foundation and IREC, To Combine
Green Hydrogen, Holy Grail for Long-Term Energy Storage, Getting Supermajors’ Attention


Future of Renewables

With the whole world almost on the brink of an economic reset, there is a great urgency to bounce back from the effects of the pandemic.
There should be a stronger vision for a greener world with renewable energy as the central focus. As the governments of the world are adjusting their plans, the energy sector emerges ready to accept the new-found challenges.
In this coming December 8 to 9, the ‘Future of Renewables’ virtual event will be held and aims to gather policy-makers and energy sector leaders in tackling urgent topics of today. If you are interested in taking part in the digital conference, make sure to click on …

Africa PPP

On December 1 to 2, Africa PPP’s annual conference is back for its 12th edition. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the event this time will be held in a virtual environment.
With AME Trade Ltd as the conference’s organizer, this year’s theme will be “Partnering on public infrastructure projects for sustainable development and economic growth.”
Here are the topics that will be discussed during the 2-day conference:

The virtual connection among investors, project owners, and developers
Presentation of beneficial projects on sectors of priority infrastructure
Live presentations …

Online Conference Progress Manure Digestate Treatment

Last October 2020, a conference about manure and digestate treatment and application was held with a live audience of 90 individuals, obviously under strict health protocols, and other 40 individuals participating online. It was a success but only for those that understand the German language.
From January 25 to 27 of 2021, the conference will be held virtually and in English. The event consists of 3 half-day sessions in consideration of the time zones of the participants.
It will tackle the same topics with additions on the possible upgrading of treatment systems and adaptation of new business models. Make sure to click on …

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Common Reasons for Faulty Solar Lights and How to Fix Them

Solar lights powered by the sun’s energy are quickly becoming a preferred option for most property owners. However, even the best solar lights can stop working or completely malfunction.
Common Reasons for Faulty Solar Lights
Insufficient Sunlight
Sunlight is the ultimate power source of all solar-powered electronics. If your solar lights are not producing enough light or have stopped working, the very first thing you should look into is their position.
Is your solar light placed and positioned in an area or angle where it …

First Solar Claims its CuRe Panels Have the Lowest Degradation Rates

First Solar, which manufactures the Cadmium Tellurium CuRe Series 6 photo-voltaic (PV) panels, claims that these panels have the lowest degradation rates in the PV industry. According to First Solar, at the end of the 30-year warranty period, their Series 6 CuRe will still function at 92% efficiency. However, these claims have not been verified by an independent entity as yet.
According to First Solar, they have managed to do this due to their Copper Replacement (CuRe) technology in the new panels. Using this technology, the panel maker could replace copper (Cu) with elements from the fifth …

Which Type of Solar Radiation Is the Most Powerful?

What Is Solar Radiation?
The world can’t function without solar radiation. Although this fact is true, many people don’t know what solar radiation is. Also, many people don’t know what solar radiation does. Many people don’t know why solar radiation is so important to not only our daily lives but to planet Earth as a whole.
Solar radiation might be a term that you are unfamiliar with, or so you think. Solar radiation is also commonly referred to as solar resources or even sunlight. Yes, walk out on a cloudless day, and you are exposed to solar radiation. Look at an image drawn by a kid of a happy …

Start-Up Bets on New Model For Putting Electric School Buses On The Road

The city of Beverly is excited to receive its first electric school bus from a startup company in Massachusetts. It will be it’s fourth overall, with the first three buses as products of the state-funded projects from 2016 to 2017.
The recent project, one of the possibly many more to come, is a product of the collaboration of Beverly City and Highland Electric Transportation, which is founded by Duncan McIntyre, who is a veteran in the renewable energy sector.
The city’s project is part of the long-term solution to the ongoing polluted air emission in Massachusetts, with the transportation sector contributing 45 …