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Renewables


Power generation technology, project, and policy developments in wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, tidal, ocean, biomass, and waste-to-energy systems.

New York Reforms Clean Energy Standard

An expansion of New York’s Clean Energy Standard (CES) approved by the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) adopts several measures that will help the state meet its new, more ambitious…



Harvesting Near-Ground Winds with Advanced Compact Turbines

Compact (H-type) vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) are not as familiar as their horizontal-axis, propeller-type cousins. The two have their origins in the windmills of the 12th century, and even earlier,…


What Will It Take to Make Offshore Wind Viable in the U.S.?

The benefits of offshore wind power have become indisputable. While it takes significant investment to bring these sources of power about, we can see that where offshore wind is being…


Duke Energy Pursuing Sweeping Changes to Generation Mix

Doubling down on its net-zero efforts, Duke Energy will retire all coal-only units in the Carolinas, multiply its renewable portfolio, and cease emitting methane in its natural gas business by…


The POWER Interview: Importance of Tax Credits and Incentives

Tax credits and incentives, also known as C&I, have long been important to support the growth of energy technologies, from oil and gas exploration to solar and wind power. Federal…


China Brings 2.2-GW Solar Park Online

A Chinese company announced it has brought the world’s second-largest solar farm into commercial operation. Sungrow, which supplies inverters for renewable energy projects, and the state-owned utility Huanghe Hydropower Development…