Energy storage, not only improves the way we generate electricity, and helps during power outages, but also, it can balance the power supply and demand immediately. Traditionally, in order for utilities to handle any extra (peak) load, or outage, they have to start extra facility which of course costs utility companies lots of money. By… Continue reading Energy storage: A “front page news” market worth $4 billion in 2-3 years
According to a draft budget proposal "obtained by the Washington Post", the Trump administration will ask Congress "for major budget cuts to the Energy Department’s renewable energy and energy efficiency programs". This is another bad news for the US renewable energy after the last week Trump's tariffs on imported solar panels. The current budget of the… Continue reading Trump administration seeks 72% renewable energy office’s budget cut
New York State is pushing back on oil drilling and pursuing clean offshore wind power energy. The first step is to create 800MW of power generated by offshore wind in 2 years. According to the long-awaited state report, which was released on Monday, an offshore wind farm would result in a $6 billion industry and creates… Continue reading New York State will develop enough offshore wind energy to meet a targeted capacity of 2.4GW by 2030
In an executive order issued last week, the State of Maine Gov. LePage ordered "that no permits related to wind turbines are issued in the areas". According to the executive order, the "noise and vibration caused by wind turbines", " the sight of wind turbines can affect property values", " wildlife will be affected by the… Continue reading Because the State of Maine is pretty, Gov. LePage blocked wind energy
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), released yesterday the "U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2017 Market Report", with great news from the wind power industry in the United State to the "American economy". "New wind farms drove $11 billion in private investment, with more on the way", closing 2017 strong, delivering 7,017 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity… Continue reading Another American success story. There are now 89,077 MW of wind power installed across 41 states, enough to power 26 million American homes.