renewable energy innovation Articles

  • Innovation in Renewable-Energy Technologies is Booming

    Original story at MIT News New study shows that from 1970 to 2009, Japan led the world in the number of patents related to photovoltaics (solar cells), with the United States second and China third. Over the last five years of that period, the number of solar patents worldwide increased ...

  • Energy support measures and their impact on innovation in the renewable energy sector in Europe

    Governments support energy production and consumption in order to meet social, economic and environmental objectives, and they have been doing so for decades. In times of economic crisis, public budgets and household incomes come under pressure. At the same time, countries need to kick‑start their economies by creating new employment opportunities in emerging industries such as the ...

  • Contingent Valuation of renewable energy innovations: vegetal biomass in Italy

    Warming-up of the planet and scarcity of conventional energy resources has led to aim of reducing the consumption of fossil fuels and the development of innovative renewable technologies for energy production. However, innovations and investments in renewable energy can encounter resistance of local communities. This makes planning for the development of Renewable Energy Source-based power plants ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Innovation system for sustainability in developing countries: the renewable energy sector in Bolivia

    The paper describes the main ideas surrounding the topic of innovation for sustainability in developing countries. Innovation is a crucial element to foster sustainability as well as an egalitarian development. The work illustrates that sustainable development is possible by exploiting local potential and traditional knowledge in order to achieve at the same time economic growth, social equality ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy progress report

    What is the Renewable energy progress report and what is its purpose? The Renewable Energy Directive states that a progress report should be issued every two years. The purpose of this progress report is to assess Member States' progress in the promotion and use of renewable energy in line with the 2020 targets. In addition, it contains sections on ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Batteries Are the Heart of Renewable Energy

    US researchers have made a vital step ahead in the pursuit to amass electricity from irregular energy resources like solar energy and wind energy. A Harvard University group has turned up with a technique to cut down the expenditure of flow battery technology that is competent of storing energy on big scales within an electrical power grid. Grid-scale storage for renewable resources could be a ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • Renewable energy marketplace

    ALLU Group markets two types of equipment for use in biomass energy operations. The ALLU Screener Crusher bucket attaches to a front-end loader. The bucket is designed to aerate, crush, screen and mix at one time. The Screener Crusher has a rigid steel frame, onto which horizontally rotating screening and crushing drums are mounted. All the drums rotate in the same direction. There are several ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Innovators 'home' in on energy

    Fortunately for the rest of us, some people missed the message, the one that says we’re in an economic slide so slippery there is no climbing back up. I had a chance to speak to several of these optimists recently. No, they are not members of the Pollyanna Club; they are green energy entrepreneurs, those who are innovating and growing companies as the rest of the world downsizes. ...

  • South Africa innovates to support soaring renewables growth

    Government and investors are working hard to increase the competitiveness of wind and solar projects in one of the world's fastest-growing renewable energy markets, official representatives said at the CSP Today South Africa 2016 conference on June 8. South Africa's 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) targeted 8.4 GW of wind and 8.4 GW solar capacity by 2030 and in 2011 the government ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • South Africa innovates to support soaring renewables growth

    South Africa's 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) targeted 8.4 GW of wind and 8.4 GW solar capacity by 2030 and in 2011 the government launched its Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) to accelerate development.  The REIPPPP has thus far procured 3.4 GW of wind, 2.4 GW of PV and 400 MW of CSP capacity and has attracted 193 billion rand ($13 billion) of ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Innovating the innovators: the case for transformational energy Research and Development

    This paper asks three interconnected questions: What type of energy R&D promotes long-term, transformative innovation? Which types of research do energy R&D organisations predominately practice? What are the consequences of their approaches? The paper begins by distinguishing between incremental and transformative R&D. Then, it documents five emerging energy challenges facing the USA and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable Energy Credits: A Success in Texas

    Renewable energy is booming in Texas as a result of recent legislation and an innovative system of credit trading. Mike Sloan explains how the system has evolved and considers where it might lead in ...

  • Ellen Williams: The future of energy innovation

    As director of the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, Ellen Williams plays a pivotal role in cultivating and guiding energy technology discovery and development in the United States. Ensia recently invited Williams to share her views on what we should watch for in the wide world of energy innovation in the months and years to come. What in your ...


    By Ensia

  • Microfinance for Renewable Energy: financing the 'former poor'

    Microbanking facilities have helped large numbers of developing country nationals by supporting the establishment and growth of microenterprises. And yet, the microfinance movement has grown on the back of passive replication and needs to be revitalised with new product offerings and innovative service delivery. Renewable Energy systems viz., solar home systems, biogas digesters, etc., serve to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Security and sustainability strategies for energy innovation systems

    The peaking of world oil production presents the world with an unprecedented energy crisis. In the midst of global oil supply concerns, bio-based energy is seen as a new challenge to help solve energy shortage. Bio-based energy is seen as the next new wave for future businesses and strategies for sustainable development. The study discusses the diffusion model of the energy industry under its ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Look what’s cooking in the world of renewable energy

    The solar and wind innovations that got us where we are today — and those waiting in the wings — point to a hopeful future. Inside a sprawling single-story office building in Bedford, Mass., in a secret room known as the Growth Hall, the future of solar power is cooking at more than 2,500 °F. Behind closed ...


    By Ensia

  • Develop the Transmission System to Integrate Renewable Energy

    There are a multitude of developments within the regulatory realm that will greatly affect the future of transmission expansion. This conference will review the numerous regulatory issues that have a large impact on transmission systems across the country, as well as on interregional planning and integration of renewables. This conference will share best practices and strategies to utilize ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • We learn how to finance a renewable energy project

    At the 12th annual Canadian-German wind and solar energy conference, it's all about dollars and cents It’s no secret that the Germans have done a lot right when it comes to renewable power. They have some of the highest renewable capacity in the world! So, for a fledgling renewable market like Alberta, the 12th Annual Canadian-German Wind and Solar Energy ...


    By Green Energy Futures

  • Want low-cost clean energy? Bank on innovation

    In the United States, there is a heated debate about how much government should support renewable energy innovation. While you won’t find anyone who says they don’t value ‘innovation’, the U.S. federal investment in energy innovation across both fossil and renewable technology is still anemic, ...

  • Energy Innovations: A Prosperous Path to a Clean Environment.

    Throughout American history, technological and institutional innovation has increased our prosperity. Public leadership has encouraged businesses, workers, and consumers to invest in new ideas that meet the challenges of one generation, paving the path to a better world for the next generation. The energy system that fuels our 20th century economy exemplifies such progress through partnership. ...

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