Posts made in April, 2016

2016 Energy Outlooks for Renewables – U.S. EIA and BP

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

2016 EIA Short-term Energy Outlook (April 2016) The 2016 EIA STEO projects that share of renewable electricity generation will increase by 10.0% in 2016 and by 5.1% in 2017. The 2016 EIA STEO projects that share of renewable electricity generation will increase by 10.0% in 2016 and by 5.1% in 2017. Utility-scale solar PV capacity is expected to grow by 9 GW in 2016. States leading in utility-scale solar capacity additions are California, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, and Georgia. Wind capacity increased by 13% in 2015, and it is forecast to increase by 8% in 2016 and by 9% in 2017. This is slower growth than in 2015 (13%), and will amount to 5.6% share of total...

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How can energy storage integrate renewables into our power grid?

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

One emerging advancement in the clean energy sector is energy storage – particularly as it applies to storing renewable energy on the electric grid. The energy from renewable fuel sources can be stored at any point in the electric distribution system – at power stations, along transmission, lines, and near customers. Energy storage holds many potential benefits: – It could optimize the availability of renewable energy, which is naturally intermittent; – Stored energy could alleviate energy shortages and blackouts as back-up fuel supply; – Power from energy storage systems can be dispatched more quickly than from gas-powered combustion turbines,...

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