Those who follow the emergence of renewables know that one of the biggest drawbacks is intermittency. The wind and the sun are not necessarily most plentiful when electricity is in demand.
The solution to this problem is storage. Stored power can be turned on whenever it’s needed regardless of when it was generated. The energy sector has responded with a strong interest. READ MORE
It makes sense that, as each form of digital technology goes wireless, the process of charging up all those devices would eventually go wireless, too. Soon, even electric vehicles (EVs) will have the ability to charge up without wires. READ MORE
With all of the attention given to new, clean sources of power in this country, it is sometimes surprising, if not a little disheartening, to learn that other countries actually have bested us in one measure or another. READ MORE
In the ongoing national conversation about the role of clean, alternative sources of power, various measures exist to gauge the success of these industries in grabbing a bigger share of our nation’s total energy consumption. READ MORE
If the high installation cost of solar photovoltaics (PV) has been the one thing preventing it from being a completely viable clean-energy alternative, the industry may finally be over that barrier. READ MORE
Two studies released recently confirm commonly accepted solutions to climate change are swelling on a global scale. The Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, commissioned two studies that reveal strong support for renewable power globally from consumers and the companies that make the products they buy. READ MORE
There will always be a little bit of the outrageous in renewable power. Yet, every day, in the realm of energy, what once seemed like the exclusive domain of fantasy becomes an accepted part of our lives. After all, not long ago, the thought of electric vehicles and solar-powered homes seemed little more than science fiction. Slowly, but surely, they are now becoming commonplace. READ MORE