Blockchain and batteries will assist German grid operator in integrating renewables

Sonnen energy storage systems. Image: Sonnen.  A “first of its kind” collaboration between energy storage provider Sonnen and transmission system operator TenneT will integrate solar and batteries into energy networks in Germany using blockchain technology. TenneT, headquartered in the Netherlands and responsible for the Dutch high voltage grid and interconnections to neighbouring countries, is also … Read more

Ten Companies Recognized as 2017 New Energy Pioneers by BNEF

A clean cook stove for developing regions, new energy-storage technologies, solar irrigation systems and a financing mechanism for off-grid solar are among the 10 innovations recognized as New Energy Pioneers this year. Bloomberg New Energy Finance chose the winners from a record 170 applicants, which were judged on innovation in both technology and business model, … Read more

WATCH: Almost everything you know about clean energy is outdated

Renewables and efficiency have already won the battle for the future of electricity. At least, that was the message at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Summit in New York City last week. In his must-see keynote talk, BNEF founder and chair Michael Liebreich explained that if you blinked, you missed the clean energy revolution: … Read more

Telangana state power firm tenders 20MW solar in India

Credit: Renew Power Power firm Telangana State Power Generation Corporation (TSGENCO) has issued three tenders for solar PV projects with a combined capacity of 20MW. The first tender in the Indian state of Telangana is for an 8MW plant at Kathagudem Thermal Power Station, at Paloncha, in Khamma district. The contract has been valued at … Read more

Renewable Energy Design & Analysis Tools and Market Research Reports

Find links to design and simulation tools, calculators, courses, technical and market research reports here. Your suggestions are welcome and I will add them to the list. Solar Design Analysis Tools          Draft Solar System Proposals          Wind Energy Tools Energy Storage          Courses / Training … Read more

U.S. wind industry has biggest first-quarter installs in eight years

The U.S. wind industry installed 2,000 megawatts of capacity in the first quarter, nearly four times the amount installed in the same period last year, as developers race to capture a lucrative federal tax credit that is gradually being phased out. It was the industry’s biggest first quarter since 2009, the American Wind Energy Association … Read more