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Category: Renewable Energy :: Solar
Last updated: Jun 23 2020 17:17 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan 23.6.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan Tom Baruch Tue, 06/23/2020 - 01:30 The global COVID-19 pandemic is a historic Black Swan event that offers a Green Swan of opportunities to harvest innovation from 50 years of converging exponential technologies. We are presented with a rare opportunity to invest in new innovations, rebuild our data and power infrastructures and supply chains to restore and strengthen the economy while healing the environment. According to author Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Black Swans are unexpected, hard-to-predict events that result in extreme, unintended consequences. The coronavirus pandemic is a classic Black Swan. Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed countries and states scrambling for personal protective equipment and ventilators. Oil tankers are carrying millions of tons of oil with nowhere to go. Farmers are destroying food and supermarket shelves are missing essential items across the nation. These events, made visible by the COVID-19 virus, ...
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How the Navajo got their day in the sun 28.5.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How the Navajo got their day in the sun Danny Kennedy Thu, 05/28/2020 - 02:00 In late March, during the early hours of the COVID-19 crisis, just as New Yorkers were realizing how many might die, a small solar development company closed a $4 million financing deal. "Closing" is never easy, but getting a half-dozen high-net-worth individuals, family offices and foundations to pony up as the world’s finance markets crashed around them was a triumph.  Getting the deal done was impressive in its own right, given that private equity had all but frozen in the weeks before and most venture-backed startups were running on fumes, telling their angel investors and anyone who’d listen that they had three months’ financial runway, or less. It seems even more important now, given the terrible toll COVID-19 is having right where the solar is planned: the Navajo Nation. A young team saddled with ambition and support from their tribal government, this largely native-owned company, Navajo Power , was getting ready to ...
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What Engie's tax equity deal tells us about financing renewables 1.5.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
So far, money is still flowing into utility-scale deals but it's harder to come by for residential, distributed solar, commercial and industrial, and community solar projects.
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Rooftop wind power might take off using a key principle of flight 23.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A new device could open more areas to wind production by using stationary airfoils instead of twirling turbines
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Q1 2020: Google, Amazon show creativity in new renewable deals as COVID-19 slows the market 22.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
But this may be the last stretch of typical clean energy procurement activity in a while.
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Utilities are the new cool 9.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Thriving in the age of climate change pivots around electricity, and that means electric utilities are at the center.
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Could artificial photosynthesis be the holy grail of renewables? 8.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Emulating the natural process plants use to convert sunlight into energy could bring benefits in efficiency not just for power generation, but for energy storage.
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Coronavirus: Falling power demand is impacting clean energy 26.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
With the pandemic spurring a dramatic drop in economic activity across Europe, electricity, renewables and carbon prices have also plummeted
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Should land be used for solar panels or agriculture? 26.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The burgeoning Solar Sheep movement argues: Why not both?
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Does this tiny island of the coast of Maine hold the answer to the future of electricity? 19.3.2020 GreenBiz.com
Integrating time-tested technology with emerging innovations, remote Isle au Haut could be a renewable energy model for the rest of the world.
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How to make solar power work for all 19.3.2020 GreenBiz.com
Three stories and three approaches to equitable clean energy, and we're just getting started. The first in a series.
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Coronavirus dampens 2020 outlook for clean energy and electric vehicles 17.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The immediate crisis could undermine long-term strategy.
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Adapting to fire: How cities can enhance resilience with distributed energy 10.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Solar-plus-storage and microgrids are among the powerful tools to help cities withstand nature disasters.
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Mapping out Charlotte's lead on green tariffs 5.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Duke Energy worked with the North Carolina city on its path toward achieving net zero emissions and improving social equity.
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How innovator Bill Gross’s solar breakthrough could decarbonize heavy industry 4.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The renowned entrepreneur and investor discusses the evolution of Heliogen and his new concept for capturing carbon.
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4 conversations we should have about energy resilience 28.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
The technology is ready, but financing and overly complicated regulations are getting in the way.
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5 hot technologies for cold trucking 26.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
Refrigerated trucks use a quarter more fuel (usually diesel) than non-refrigerated trucks do. These solutions could help reduce that impact.
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Learning from Aloha: Hawaii’s energy transformation 20.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
The island is leaving fossil fuels and forging a path to a 100 percent clean energy economy.
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Gadget, power thyself 13.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
I have no scientific basis for this statement, but I’d be willing to wager one of the first things readers of this newsletter do when they find themselves in any sort of temporary lodging or work location or travel lounge is hunt for a place to plug in. In the not-so-distant future, new forms of energy harvesting and in situ renewable power generation could make the practice of outlet worshipping a thing of the past, at least for very discrete use cases.
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New Jersey sets its sights on a decarbonized economy 13.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
The state is planning comprehensively for economy-wide decarbonization, and putting meaningful, near-term policies in place to affordably reduce emissions.
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