Monthly renewable electricity generation surpasses nuclear for the first time since 1984

July 6, 2017 In March, and again in April, U.S. monthly electricity generation from utility-scale renewable sources exceeded nuclear generation for the first time since July 1984. This outcome reflects both seasonal and trend growth in renewable generation, as well as maintenance and refueling schedules for nuclear plants, which tend to undergo maintenance during spring … Read more

How Ethereum Became The Platform Of Choice For ICO’d Digital Assets

For most of the history of blockchain-based currencies and assets, the story has been all about Bitcoin. At a market capitalization of around $40 billion, it remains the most valuable cryptocurrency. But with the rise of a new ‘chain on the – ahem – block, namely Ethereum, and new ways to fund the development of … Read more

A million bottles a minute: world’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change’

A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, creating an environmental crisis some campaigners predict will be as serious as climate change. New figures obtained by the Guardian reveal the surge in usage of plastic bottles, more than half a trillion of which … Read more

China’s Building Enough Batteries For Millions of Cars

1) China’s Building the Equivalent of Three Gigafactories Elon Musk gets all the attention. But small companies in China have plans to build battery factories that can supply an additional 120 gigawatt-hours of power a year by 2021. By comparison, Musk’s Tesla plant in Nevada will have the capacity to make 35 gigawatts-hours of battery cells annually when … Read more

Tamil Nadu 1.5GW tender ends with lowest tariff of 3.47 rupees

Flickr: Colin Houston The Indian state of Tamil Nadu’s latest 1.5GW solar auction has received the lowest bids in the state so far with Raasi Green Earth winning 100MW of capacity with a tariff of INR3.47/kWh (US$0.054). Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation’s (TANGEDCO) tender was massively oversubscribed and even had one company, NLC, apply … Read more

Jolywood partners with TUV NORD and CPVT on preliminary testing standard for bifacial solar modules

Jolywood said it had collaborated with TUV NORD and the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Product Quality (CPVT) to establish a preliminary testing standard for bifacial solar modules. Dedicated N-type monocrystalline module manufacturer Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co. Ltd (Jolywood) said it had collaborated with TUV NORD and the National Center … Read more

Suniva trade case would strike ‘devastating blow’ to US solar market – GTM

Potentially more than 47GW of the downstream PV project pipeline is at risk over the next five years. Credit: Solar Frontier Should the Suniva trade case proposals get approved, two thirds of the US solar pipeline expected to come online over the next five years could be wiped out, according to a new report from GTM … Read more