Solar News: Clean Energy in Russia

renewableMapping the Grid of the Future: How our Electric Grid is Changing in Very Big Ways

Steve Hauser

There is a far-reaching transformation underway in the electricity industry. The electric grid that has powered our lives for more than a century is undergoing major changes… Full Article

 

China Outstrips Germany in Solar Capacity After Record Additions

Feifei Shen

China, the world’s largest consumer of energy, surpassed Germany as the country with the most installed solar capacity after record additions last year. Full Article

Clean Power Plan Backers Urge Supreme Court Not to Stay Plan Implementation

Barry Cassell

The Natural Resources Defense Council on Feb. 4 urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny a request by various constituents, including over two dozen states, to block President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, saying that assertions of irre Full Article

 

Troubled Economy Dominates Russia Distributed Clean Energy Procurement for 2016-2019

Linas Jegelevicius

Less green energy capacity up for grabs, fewer bidders, and only big players participating; a single bidder for wind capacity and only a few contestants for hydro power. Full Article

 

Hawaii Residents Get New Energy Storage Option for Rooftop Solar

Renewable Energy World Editors

German energy storage manufacturer sonnen said on Feb. 4 that its sonnen Batterie now is available to residents in Hawaii. Full Article

 

Renewables Top Fossil Fuels as New US Power Source

Joe Ryan

Renewable energy was the biggest source of new power added to U.S. electrical grids last year as falling prices and government incentives made wind and solar increasingly viable alternatives to fossil fuels. Full Article 

Yingli, Solar Panel Makers Get New Govt Lifelines

Doug Young

 

China is throwing a couple of lifelines to its struggling solar panel sector, including a relatively large rescue package for Yingli the player in the most precarious position. That package will see a consortium of banks, led by the policy-driven … Full Article