14. November 2017 · Comments Off on Critics blast TVA monopoly and urge changes in solar power pricing · Categories: News

A former chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority claims the current leadership of the federal utility is abandoning TVA’s pioneering role in promoting solar power and other renewable energy sources in favor of helping big industry and the municipalities and power co-ops that distribute TVA’s power.

Source: Critics blast TVA monopoly and urge changes in solar power pricing | Times Free Press

13. November 2017 · Comments Off on Battery storage, smart grid and energy efficiency investment tops $1bn · Categories: News

Investment in the battery energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors has topped $1bn in the first nine months of this year, new analysis has found.In its quarterly global funding and M&A report for the three sectors, released this week, clean energy consultancy Mercom Capital found that the $1.23bn raised by battery storage, smart grid and energy efficiency firms this year beat the $910m raised in the first nine months of 2016.

Source: Battery storage, smart grid and energy efficiency investment tops $1bn – Power Engineering International

13. November 2017 · Comments Off on Japan unveils new technology to generate solar power on water · Categories: News

Japan has abundant dams and reservoirs, which attract many companies to promote solar power plant built on the surface of water. At Yamakura Dam, which is using industrial water supply in Chiba prefecture, a solar power plant using Kyocera’s solar panels on the surface of the reservoir of the dam will begin operating. “The reservoir of the dam has a surface area of about 60 hectares. A solar power plant using solar panels has been built on 30 per cent of the area, amounting to 18 hectares. The power plant

Source: Japan unveils new technology to generate solar power on water

13. November 2017 · Comments Off on Lazard: Wind & Solar Power Costs Continue To Fall, Putting Coal & Nuclear At A Disadvantage · Categories: News

Lazard is a global asset management company that tracks the cost of producing electricity, among other things. It uses a measure called the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), which averages the estimated costs of construction, maintenance, and fuel for electricity generating assets over the number of megawatt-hours that each is expected to produce over its lifetime. In simple terms, it is one way of comparing different ways of making electricity to see which cost more and which cost less.

Source: Lazard: Wind & Solar Power Costs Continue To Fall, Putting Coal & Nuclear At A Disadvantage | CleanTechnica

13. November 2017 · Comments Off on New solution for storing your solar power  · Categories: News

Electricity created by residential solar panels can now be more easily stored for later use, such as when the sun goes down or during a power outage.A new generation of lithium-ion batteries that are totally sealed and wall mounted in a similar fashion to a flatscreen television, are being introduced to Bermuda.While it has always been possible for householders to store excess electricity from their solar system using old-style lead-acid batteries, they faced drawbacks in doing so, such as the amount of space needed, concerns about fumes and ventilation, and relatively short battery life.

Source: New solution for storing your solar power | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Local Business