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Japan to have 30 Floating Solar Power Islands

By Jason Hahn   Japan has about 146,000 square miles, which is roughly the size of the state of Montana. The difference is that while Montana is home to about 1 million people, Japan squeezes about 128 million people on its land. This lack of space creates a conundrum for a country that has ambitions […]

New study finds price of wind energy in US at an all-time low

“Wind energy prices—particularly in the central United States— are at an all-time low, with utilities selecting wind as the low cost option,” Berkeley Lab Staff Scientist Ryan Wiser said. “This is especially notable because, enabled by technology advancements, wind projects have increasingly been built in lower wind speed areas.” Key findings from the U.S. Department […]

Solar Energy on the Rise As Brazil Diversifies Energy Mix

Solar energy is on the rise in Brazil as the country’s latest national energy auction attracted 400 applications for photovoltaic (PV) plant development.   Brazil’s energy auctions invite all forms of energy development to bid for government power supply contracts. This year is only the second time that solar has been included in the auction […]

Alberta Breaks Wind Power Record, Then Does It Again

by Joseph Bebon Canadian province Alberta broke its wind generation record not once, but twice, last week. Between 11 a.m. and noon on Thursday, July 24, Alberta produced an average of 1,188 MW of wind power. The province then surpassed that on Friday, July 25, peaking at an average of 1,255 MW between 9 a.m. […]

Indian State Plans To Cover 300 Government Buildings With Rooftop Solar Power Projects

by Mridul Chadha   Governments across Indian states seem to be scrambling to launch programs to set up solar rooftop projects after the success of such projects in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state. The latest state to join the bandwagon is the southern state of Tamil Nadu, which has had years of supply-demand […]