CS Energy awarded three utility-scale solar power projects in New York

Together, they will generate more than 500,000MWh of renewable electricity per year – enough to power more than 70,000 homes in New York

EDF seeks academic partners to explore impacts of utility-scale solar on biodiversity

The research will focus on Longfield Solar Farm, a new project proposed by EDF Renewables and Padero Solar on around 380 hectares of arable farmland near Chelmsford in Essex

New York announces 2GW of new solar and energy storage projects

The projects – the state’s largest land-based renewable energy procurement to date – will deliver green electricity to power more than 620,000 homes for at least 20 years

US utility-scale battery storage costs fell nearly 70% between 2015 and 2018

The average energy capacity cost of rapidly decreased from $2,152/kWh in 2015 to $625/kWh three years later

US utility-scale battery storage capacity to nearly triple by 2023

It could exceed 2,500MW over the next four years if currently planned additions are completed and no operating capacity is retired

Marine energy developer breaks new waves with subsea kite technology

Minesto says it is a ‘ground-breaking moment’ for the marine industry

Record solar growth continued through 2017

Eight consecutive years of record solar growth continued in 2017, with total global installed capacity reached 143GW by the end of the year

Solar capacity booming after sunny start to 2017

Global deployment of utility-scale solar is continuing to accelerate, with 20GW of new capacity connected in the first half of 2017. That’s according to information database Wiki-Solar, which shows this brings the global total towards 120GW, after passing the 100GW milestone only earlier this year. Asia dominated these new installations, with China deploying 9GW and […]

US solar smashes records with 95% growth in 2016

The US solar market saw record smashing growth of 95% in 2016. That’s according to a new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, which shows installed capacity nearly doubled from 7,493MW to 14,626MW. The nation is now home to more than 1.3 million solar installations with a cumulative capacity of around 40GW. For […]

New US research centre to boost clean energy development

A new $135 million (£87.17m) test centre to boost utility-scale clean energy grid integration technologies is being developed in the US. The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) (pictured) in Colorado will help both public and private sector researchers scale-up clean energy technologies – like solar modules, wind turbines, electric vehicles and interactive home appliances – […]