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Archive | Renewables
Wind and Solar Almost Quadruple in U.S., Expected to Set Records in 2021
Renewable energies are surging. Between 2011 and 2020, the amount of energy the United States generated from solar and wind almost quadrupled. When combined with geothermal generation, it accounted for […]
Innovative Renewable Projects Pave Way to Zero Carbon Electricity Generation
Global temperatures are soaring. Since pre-industrial times, human activity has warmed the planet global by 2 degrees Fahrenheit. Any further warming could be potentially catastrophic. Integrating renewable sources such as […]
Will Grid-Forming Inverters Transform Renewables?
Power outages are soaring due to climate change. In 2020, extreme weather was responsible for a 73% spike in blackouts, according to PowerOutage.US, a site that aggregates utility power outage […]
These Discoveries Could Power An Energy Efficient Future
Not only are electronic devices everywhere in our homes, they also take large amounts of energy from the power grid. According to a 2015 report from the Natural Resources Defense […]
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 […]
Can Large-Scale Batteries Help Prevent California Blackouts?
In California, rolling blackouts have left millions of people in the dark as they rush indoors to escape both the COVID-19 pandemic and heatwaves. With so many people blasting air […]
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 […]
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% […]
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 […]