New research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and RenewableUK has found what many had already deciphered, that the presence of wind farms has “no significant effect” on the price of houses within 5 kilometeres of wind turbines. Both based out of the United Kingdom, Cebr and RenewableUK have added further backing
New figured published by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have shown that renewable energy is becoming more and more a player in the wider scope of national energy production, with wind energy generation up 40% and coal and gas production and generation both decreasing over the 2013 period when compared to
Wind Energy Generation Increases As Coal And Gas Decrease was originally published on CleanTechnica.
The wind energy industry has seen a lot of growth over the past decade, and has become a dominant force in the renewable energy industry, up against traditional heavyweights like solar. Public support for wind is growing with each year, and leading wind companies like Vestas are developing more efficient and taller turbines. Now, a
A report released by Greenpeace on Thursday based on analysis done by consultants Energynautics has floated the idea of a need for a pan-European supergrid to help meet the ambitious target of at least 45% renewables by 2030. “Europe’s energy system is at a crossroads,” the authors of the report write, noting that the existing
A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has shown that California may cut its transport fuel consumption by more than a billion gallons per year by 2020 due to policy initiatives and a burgeoning electric and high-efficiency vehicle culture. According to Bloomberg, “the analysis puts forward two scenarios for the development of gasoline demand
California May Cut Transport Fuel Consumption 1 Billion Gallons+ Per Year, Blazing US Trail was originally published on: CleanTechnica.
Scotland’s Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, announced on Wednesday the formal consent for two adjacent offshore wind farm applications to be located in the outer Moray Firth, which will combine to be the world’s third largest offshore wind farm with up to 326 wind turbines. “Scotland has the potential to lead the development of an exciting,
New Scottish Offshore Wind Farm Ranks In At Number Three was originally published on: CleanTechnica.
First Solar announced on their website on Wednesday that they were teaming up with GE’s Power Conversion business to combine their technologies and create the next generation of utility-scale PV power plants which will be more cost effective and energy efficient. Combining First Solar’s thin-film CdTe modules and GE’s new ProSolar 1500 Volt inverter/transformer system
First Solar And GE Team Up For Next-Generation PV Power Plants was originally published on: CleanTechnica.
First Solar announced on Wednesday that they had set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) module conversion efficiency, reaching a record of 17%, up from its previous record of 16.1% efficiency. The most recent tests were performed by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), nearly a year after the
First Solar Sets New Thin-Film Efficiency Record of 17% was originally published on: CleanTechnica.