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

Spray on and printable: what’s next for the solar panel market?

Spray on, printable and other new thin film technology looks set to provide a major boost to the global solar market. Currently being developed by researchers and a small number of companies, the new film materials offer the potential of lighter and cheaper manufacturing. With big names including Panasonic, Fujifilm, Statoil ASA and Legal General … Read more

The Future Is Tech Enabled: Can Utilities Pivot?

Originally published April 21, 2017 Can the U.S. really become energy independent? Amy Myers Jaffe explains how and delves into three enabling technologies — battery storage, individual load management software, and voice activation programming — that will drive the future. An expert on global energy policy, Jaffe joins a lineup of visionary keynote speakers at … Read more

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to fundamentally change the way a wide range of industries approach the procurement, processing, and distribution of raw materials and finished products. New efficiencies based on the introduction of intelligent sensors, mission-critical communications, automation, and robotics will optimize industries ranging from mining and shipping to manufacturing verticals including … Read more

Avoiding industrial IoT digital exhaust with machine learning

The internet of things is speeding from concept to reality, with sensors and smart connected devices feeding us a deluge of data 24/7. A study conducted by Cisco estimates that IoT devices will generate 600 zettabytes of data per year by 2020. Most of that data is likely to be generated by automotive, manufacturing, heavy … Read more

Renewable energy use surges in Germany over weekend | News | DW.COM | 03.05.2017

Germany’s transition to becoming more environmentally conscious is proving effective, according to the Agora Energiewende initiative, which announced Tuesday that most of the country’s energy over the past weekend had come from renewable energy sources. On April 30, many coal-fired power stations in Germany were not in operation. Those that were online were only operational between 3 … Read more