renewable power generation Articles

  • Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014

    Executive Summary The competiveness of renewable power generation technologies continued improving in 2013 and 2014. The cost-competitiveness of renewable power generation technologies has reached historic levels. Biomass for power, hydropower, geothermal and onshore wind can all now provide electricity competitively compared to fossil fuel-fired power generation (Figure ES 1). ...

  • Illinois Utilities Begin to Design Community Solar Programs Under New Energy Law

    Illinois utilities and regulators are putting into motion plans for community solar programs under the state’s Future Energy Jobs Act that passed last year. In filings with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) last month, ComEd outlined proposed terms and conditions for “Community Supply,” also referred to as community solar. Ameren Illinois has also ...


    By Cleantech Law Partners

  • Design and Development of a Renewable Cooling and Power Generation Systems

    The key objective of this project is to address the unfulfilled demand for power and cooling in remote, rural, and un-electrified areas and to enhance overall socio-economic conditions through delivery of electricity and improved cold storage facilities using renewable energy. This project seeks to design, develop, and fabricate a number of prototypes with integrated renewable heating and cooling ...

  • Renewable energy sources for generation of electrical power in developing and emerging nations

    Renewable energy is a viable option for electrical power in developing and emerging nations. In most of these nations, there is a huge demand for energy that far exceeds what the countries are currently able to generate. While some nations are exploring renewable and alternative energy to reduce the impact their energy consumption has on the environment, others are still seeking avenues to boost ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The future of power generation in Estonia

    Since 2004, Estonia has been a member of the European Union. With the Treaty of Accession the terms and conditions were set for the Estonian energy sector for compliance with the EU legal acts and the objectives of energy and environmental policies: 1) increase of the share of electricity produced from renewables; 2) opening of the electricity market; 3) bringing the oil shale based power ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable, local power options expand

    It makes no economic sense to run more than one set of wires from electric power generators to homes and businesses. That’s why consumers haven’t had a choice about the source of their electric power – whether it be an investor-owned utility (IOU), municipal utility or electric cooperative. Enabling consumers to choose between competing energy providers is a paradigm shift, and ...


    By Triplepundit

  • Avoiding the Power Grid with Renewable Energy

    For approximately one hundred years, thriving countries have been dependent on only one form of distributing power; electricity sent over large transmission grids from plants generating electricity, to customers in businesses, homes, and factories.  Generators extract energy from rooftop solar panels, garbage, and sewage, which replace or assist coal, nuclear, and natural gas plants. A ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Combined fuel cell?gas turbine plant for highly efficient power generation from renewable energy sources

    The impact of renewable energy sources on today's energy supply substantiates the importance of hydrogen as an energy carrier. Hydrogen can be directly produced from solar energy and is considered a promising technology for temporary storage of electrical energy from wind turbines and photovoltaic systems. The generation of electrical energy from stored hydrogen requires highly efficient systems ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flexible Biomass Gasification Technology for Distributed Power Generation

    The ultimate aim of this research and development project is to demonstrate the key technological aspects of the proposed biomass gasification technology for distributed power generation, in order to speed up the commercial update of biomass as a reliable and cheap renewable energy source across Partner countries. Australia will lead this project with the collaboration of Japan, China, India, and ...

  • Renewables expert hits out at electricity supply subsidies for fossil generators

    One of the UK’s leading renewable energy specialists has accused the Government of “gross hypocrisy” over the electricity supply auctions that began this week - less than seven days after the UK signed up to the landmark Lima Accord designed to cut carbon emissions. The controversial auction - which will see up to £1.8 billion in subsidies given to obsolete ...


    By UrbanWind

  • Diversifying power generation in a carbon-constrained future

    The US electricity industry faces operational and environmental challenges of unprecedented scope and complexity. Demand for electric power is increasing even as much of the generation fleet ages and capacity stagnates. Climate research and policy cloud the investment picture as utilities wrestle with this fundamental question: What technology portfolio must utilities develop to meet demand ...

  • An analysis of Grenada's power sector and energy resources: a role for renewable energy technologies?

    Presently, Grenada's power sector is fully dependent on fossil fuel imports for meeting the country's electricity demand. Electric utilities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in general, face high cost of electricity generation due to diseconomies of scale in production, consumption and logistical aspects. Grenada's private power monopoly is no exception and the high cost of import ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Concentrating Solar Power Global Outlook 09 - Why renewable energy is hot

    What is CSP? CSP (Concentrating Solar Power) systems produce heat or electricity using hundreds of mirrors to concentrate the sun’s rays to a temperature typically between 400 and 1000ºC. There are a variety of mirror shapes, sun-tracking methods and ways to provide useful energy, but they all work under the same principle. Individual CSP plants are now typically between 50 and 280MW in size, ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Morocco leans on Renewable Energy

    Morocco has no gas or oil gas resources on its territory. Therefore, the realm has to import about 90% of its electricity, totaling about one quarter of its overall importation. Buying energy from oversea is a huge investment for the country and Morocco is now turning to renewable energy to become self-sufficient in terms of energy. The country will soon produce its own energy, mainly through ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Renewable energy certificates

    What are RECs? Renewable Energy Certifi cates (RECs), also known as “green tags,” “green certifi cates,” and “renewable energy credits,” are tradable instruments which can be used to meet voluntary renewable energy targets as well as to meet compliance requirements for renewable energy policies. A REC is a certifi cate that indicates the generation of one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity from ...

  • Are renewables approaching a tipping point?

    The REN21 Renewables 2007 Global Status Report presents information about the current status of renewable energy around the world. The report is a joint project of the Worldwatch Institute and REN21 (the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century) and was initiated in 2005. The 2007 edition is the third in the series. Investment Trends: This year’s report finds a dynamic, rapidly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Market Development for Renewable Energy

    Transmission and distribution loss estimates for India are as high as 30-50%, and many communities need improved quality and more reliable power. Increasing the share of distributed generation in the total electricity mix will have a significant impact on both clean energy supply, as well as emissions reductions. In addition, locating power generation closer to the consumer reduces technical ...

  • 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

  • The whey to renewable energy

    When Tom Wilson with the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension set out to study the feasibility of a community-based anaerobic digester in Mercer County, he initially analyzed processing manure collected from area dairies and food wastes gathered from the local college, nearby prisons and industrial food processors. But the economics of transporting the materials just did not make ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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