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Renewable Year-end Focus: Russia

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 00:01
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/17/feature-0-1387313180569.jpg" /pAs the renewable energy market shifts and evolves each year, industry experts need to know where the next hot region will be in order to keep up with the changing tides./p

Latin America Report: Solar's Auction Debut in Brazil

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 12:18
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/30/feature-0-1388423998519.jpg" /pAfter being shut out of previous renewable energy auctions, and delaying its own auction by two weeks, the state government of Pernambuco held the nation's first solar energy auction on December 27, registering 122.82 MW of energy, six times the country's current entire solar energy output (20 MW). The auction involved 34 bidders proposing roughly 1 GW of capacity; at the end it was narrowed to six companies from Brazil, Italy, Germany, China and Spain. Average price of power finished trading at 228.63 Brazilian reais/MWh (just under U.S. $97), about 9 percent lower than the starting price of R 250./p

Bio-energy Forest Plantations for the Southeastern United States

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:04
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/23/feature-0-1387818062917.jpg" /pBio-energy forest plantations will supplement woody biomass from other sources such as logging residues. In the southern U.S., projections are for an increase of up to 25 million “new” tons of woody biomass demand for bioenergy. To supply this woody biomass demand will require purpose grown plantations of various species including pine, eucalypts, sweetgum, hybrid poplar and cottonwood, amongst others. Forest plantation yields can be 8-15 green tons/acre/year on rotations of 5-12 years. Utilization of this renewable and sustainable biomass resource will be as feedstock “designed” for a large number of bio-energy applications./p

Renewable Energy’s Hottest Conversations of 2013

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:03
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/20/feature-0-1387546658593.png" /pHere at RenewableEnergyWorld.com, we pride ourselves on our active community of readers who click, share, and comment on the articles that we post every day. While we don’t always agree with their take on the pieces we post, we always value constructive feedback and the high quality discussion that sometimes ensues./p

Twelve Hydrogen And Fuel Cell Stocks

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:02
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/23/feature-0-1387810510003.jpg" /pWhile many people think first about hydrogen when they think of fuel cells, fuel cells are not limited to hydrogen. They are a set of related technologies, many of which can generate electricity from a number of hydrocarbon fuels rather than hydrogen. /p

Renewable Year-end Focus: Poland

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 00:01
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/17/feature-0-1387310152362.jpg" /pAs the renewable energy market shifts and evolves each year, industry experts need to know where the next hot region will be in order to keep up with the changing tides./p

Japan Eyes Smart Meters, Fuel Cells to Tackle Climate Change

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 10:12
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/27/feature-0-1388157335691.jpg" /pJapan plans smart meters in every residence and factory by the early 2020s and 5.3 million fuel cells in homes by 2030 to tackle climate change, according to a report to be submitted to the United Nations. /p

Solar May Reach 49 Gigawatts in 2014

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 06:01
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/27/feature-0-1388125801524.jpg" /pIt’s close to the end of the year, and businesspeople are looking forward to 2014. Among them is the solar industry, which is anticipating continued growth into the new year as international markets continue to expand.  At least one company, NPD Solarbuzz has taken a bullish approach anticipating that the global level of solar installations could r/p

RenewableEnergyWorld.com’s Most Popular Stories of 2013

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 04:00
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/20/feature-0-1387538805502.jpg" /pAs editors we delight in learning which of the stories that we wrote or commissioned were most popular with our readers. That’s why at the end of each calendar year, we pull reports that tell us which stories we posted got the most shares, the most views, the most comments, etc. We also look at which videos were watched the most. Often, we post articles that we know will be a big hit: like explanations of controversial solar legislation. But other times you surprise us, readers, by taking great interest in articles that we felt were solid but not necessarily ground-breaking./p

Listen Up: Let's Talk Energy Storage

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 00:01
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/23/feature-0-1387817445471.jpg" /pTo many experienced solar hands, the emerging grid energy storage business looks a lot like the solar industry did about a dozen years ago. We have always been trying to figure out how solar power works at night — and energy storage can do the trick. Today, energy storage technology works reliably, commercial applications are coming onto the market, and incentives are available to help make the economics pencil out for customers./p

Renewable Year-end Focus: Turkey

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 00:01
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/17/feature-0-1387308744574.jpg" /pAs the renewable energy market shifts and evolves each year, industry experts need to know where the next hot region will be in order to keep up with the changing tides./p

India: A Solar Market You Cannot Afford to Ignore

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:03
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/23/feature-0-1387819939201.png" /pIts difficult to conduct business in India. But this hugely overshadows the opportunities India offers to international businesses, particularly in solar. Businesses cannot afford to ignore India because it is the world’s best solar market for the following reasons:/p

Dreaming Big: Six Really Far-Thinking Renewable Energy Plans

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:02
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/23/feature-0-1387831351145.png" /pEvery day we applaud and encourage all types of renewable energy development and deployment, in whatever forms make the most sense for their application: distributed solar PV, offshore wind, biomass conversions, hydropower (and hydro storage), geothermal. But what about those at the edge of our universe, the ones really pushing renewable energy to its limits?/p

Geothermal Visual: Understanding Geologic Features Helps Predict Well Capacity

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:01
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/23/feature-0-1387818775813.jpg" /pKey: Geology Code 2: Large-scale volcanic structures; Geology Code 3: Younger volcanic features; Geology Code 4: Sedimentary basins. Larger scale volcanic structures may reflect higher permeability and could result in more successful geothermal power projects. Source: International Finance Corp. This visual comes from International Finance Corporat/p

Buffett’s $1 Billion Order Shows Wind Power Rivals Coal

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:01
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/18/feature-0-1387376380970.jpg" /pThe decision by Warren Buffett’s utility company to order about $1 billion of wind turbines for projects in Iowa shows how a drop in equipment costs is making renewable energy more competitive with power from fossil fuels./p

Renewable Year-end Focus: Thailand

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:01
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2013/12/17/feature-0-1387305893565.jpg" /pAs the renewable energy market shifts and evolves each year, industry experts need to know where the next hot region will be in order to keep up with the changing tides. /p

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