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Renewable Breakthroughs Fuel Hope for Greener Planet

In recent weeks, natural disasters such as hurricanes and the California wildfires have wrought a path of destruction across the United States. Without investment in renewable technology that can help combat climate change, events such as these are likely to get worse. As discussed in a previous post, the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the renewable industry […]

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Scientists Make Major Breakthroughs in Solar and Battery Technology 

As the COVID-19 pandemic shut down cities around the world, and major transportation systems slowed to a crawl, pollution levels plummeted by around 50% in Delhi, India, according to a recent report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The researchers found an 8% increase in solar panel energy production as a result of clearer, less […]

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A Clean Energy Supply and Demand Solution for Smart Grids

Around the globe, utility companies are investing in smart grid projects. According to the research firm Guidehouse Insights, utilities are anticipated to grow their smart grid capacity by nearly 20% per year over the next decade.  Despite shutdowns due to the coronavirus-related closures, smart grid projects are slowly moving forward in some regions. In India, […]

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Can Plants and Humidity Be Harnessed to Generate Electricity?

While the global pandemic has created an uncertain future for renewables, new discoveries are giving researchers hope for a greener tomorrow. According to a pair of recently published studies from Tel Aviv University, two naturally abundant resources—plants and humidity—may revolutionize renewable energy in the future by generating electricity. Can Plants Generate Electricity? One of the […]

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Renewable Sector Sees Growth and New Discoveries

As the COVID-19 pandemic winds on, it’s causing a lot of unpredictability in the renewable energy sector. BW Research Partnership predicts that half a million people employed in the industry in the U.S. will lose their jobs by the end of June. However, at the same time, solar power is providing more power than ever. […]

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Despite Pandemic Setbacks, These Smart Meter Projects Are Forging Ahead 

Smart grid projects from around the world are moving forward even though the COVID-19 pandemic is causing slowdowns. While the pandemic is expected to make already-challenging smart grid rollouts more complicated, regions are still seeing progress—especially in smart meter installation projects. State Agency Installs Over 1.2 Million Smart Meters Throughout India Amid COVID-19 shutdowns, the […]

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What is the Future of Renewables?

Renewables have greatly expanded on a global level. Last year, growth in renewables outcompeted oil, representing a minimum 70% total capacity growth in nearly all regions with the exception of Africa and the Middle East, where renewable growth constituted 52% and 26%, respectively.   The expansion of renewables in 2020, however, will be less certain due […]

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How Microgrids Can Help Protect Against Natural Disasters

As patients with COVID-19 fill emergency rooms throughout the world—many depending on ventilators to survive—hospitals are depending on reliable electricity more than ever. Additionally, more people are working from home, which saps even more energy from the grid. As pandemics and climate change-induced disasters heat up, so will the demand for microgrids. This technology can […]

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Countries with Innovative Plans for Renewable Energy in 2020

As climate change heats up, a number of countries are racing to generate 100 percent of their power from renewable energy sources by 2050. It’s an ambitious goal, but one that’s increasingly attainable as green energy technologies become more affordable. A quarter of the 184 countries that added their names to the Paris Climate Agreement […]

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Enabling Microgrids Through IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is allowing organizations to cost-effectively implement smart grids, also known as microgrids. Through IoT-based energy technologies, companies could revolutionize the distribution of electricity around the world. Microgrids create smaller groups from the larger electrical utility grid, which provides greater control to organizations on how they use their energy supply.  Through […]

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