REC Unveils TwinPeak 2 Solar Panel

Award-winning solar module manufacturer REC has announced the launch of the REC TwinPeak 2 Series solar panel. In addition to the half-cut cell design, PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology and split junction box spread across the middle of the module featured in the original  TwinPeak, the 2 Series includes cells from larger wafers and […]

Wind Energy Testing Site Harnessed For Wave Power

In the first ever trial of its kind in the U.S., the huge dynamometers housed at the National Wind Technology Centre (NWTC) in Boulder, Colorado, will be used to help bring a breakthrough wave energy system to fruition. Usually set aside for testing the latest in onshore and offshore wind turbine technology, engineers from the […]

300MW Solar Farm Project Approved In Queensland

Queensland’s Western Downs Regional Council has approved the largest solar energy project in the region to date, one that will create 400 local jobs during the construction phase. The facility will be constructed near Columboola, between Miles and Chinchilla. Covering 540 hectares, the solar farm will generate an estimated 640,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity […]

Proterra Electric Buses For Park City, Utah

Park City Transit and electric bus manufacturer Proterra have announced Park City Transit will operate a zero-emission Proterra Catalyst shuttle during the 33rd running of the Sundance Film Festival. “We are excited to complement Sundance’s New Climate programming with Park City’s new zero-emission battery-electric bus,” said Park City Mayor Jack Thomas. “It’s our hope that […]

PayPal Taps Solar Power

One of the world’s most popular online payments systems, PayPal, is now sourcing some of its electricity requirements from a solar farm in Arizona. The 40MW Red Rock Solar Plant in Arizona was unveiled to the public last week. Owned and operated by Arizona Public Service (APS), Arizona State University (ASU) and PayPal will purchase […]

100MW Solar Farm Proposed For Armidale Region

150 jobs could be created locally during the construction phase of proposed the Metz Solar Farm to be built at Hillgrove, around 20 kilometres east of Armidale in New South Wales. If the full 100MW capacity is constructed, the solar farm will generate enough clean electricity to supply up to 40,000 average homes – more […]

German Battery Maker Sonnen A Zayed Future Energy Prize Winner

Germany’s sonnen is among the winners of the 2017 Zayed Future Energy Prize, taking out the Small/Medium Enterprise (SME) category. Sonnen CEO Christop Ostermann accepted the award and US$1.5 million prize purse during the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. The $4 million Zayed Future Energy Prize was created in […]

Solar Powered Floating City Nearing Reality?

Construction of the world’s first floating city may begin soon off the coast of Tahiti in French Polynesia. ABC News reports the country’s Government has signed an agreement with the USA’s  Seasteading Institute and construction could commence in 2019. “So much of the world — places like Kiribati and many of the islands of French […]

250GW Of Battery Storage By 2030 : IRENA

Battery storage could increase to 250GW capacity globally by 2030 states a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). REthinking Energy 2017, now in its third edition, was released on the weekend at IRENA’s seventh Assembly. The use of batteries is expected to jump substantially over the next few years and the largest […]

Wind And Solar Jobs Boost In The USA

Solar industry employment in the USA jumped by over 73,000 jobs (+25%) in 2016, and the nation’s wind industry added 25,000 positions according to the U.S Department of Energy. The DoE released its second annual National Energy Employment Analysis on the weekend, which shows renewable energy and other low-carbon technologies are gaining more ground. “Whether […]