In a joint press release by the United States of America and Australia, the leaders of Australia and the United States announced that they will launch an Australia-U.S. Strategic Partnership on Energy in the Indo-Pacific. The partnership aligns the goals of Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper and the U.S. National Security Strategy, including to promote regional… Continue reading Australia and the US to launch an Australia-U.S. Energy Partnership
Orange and Rockland Utilities, the largest electric utility company in New York, will collaborate with Tesla on a new energy storgae project. The Project will "develop and test methods for how to mitigate storage implementation barriers, in order to support the acceleration of wide-spread storage deployment in New York." The project proposal was submitted for approval… Continue reading After many success in Australia, Tesla is moving back home to NY
Few days after the Trump administration unveiled tariffs of up to 30% on imports of solar panels, JinkoSoalr, a global solar leader from China, with over 15,000 employees across its 8 productions facilities globally, today, announced that "its wholly-owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. (“Jinko U.S.”), has signed a major master solar module supply agreement to provide 1.75… Continue reading The Chinese are getting the message
One census assesses the steep job growth created by the solar industry between 2010 and 2016. But new tariffs on solar imports could cripple the industry and undo half a decade of economic and environmental progress . According to the census, solar energy adds jobs 17 times faster than the overall economy in the United States.… Continue reading Solar Energy Creates More Jobs in America Than Any Other Industry
The falling costs. As per a recent report for The Guardian, solar prices have dropped by around 62% since 2009, while offshore wind costs have also dropped to $77 per megawatt hour. Experts are expecting prices to continue drop down in 2018. Chinese dominance. China, the global leader in solar generation, surpassed their solar PV 2020 targets… Continue reading Renewable energy trends to watch in 2018
More than 300 energy experts at work in schools, colleges and research centers dispersed across the UT campus. To facilitate access to this world-class expertise, the Energy Institute has prepared a comprehensive Energy Experts Guide that allows visitors to search for faculty experts and other researchers by broad area of study, keyword, or individual researcher… Continue reading Many of the world’s top energy researchers call The UT home!
Scientists at UT predict that by 2019, the state will get more energy from wind than coal. Wind capacity is expected to increase by nearly 4,000 MW by 2018, meaning wind capacity will soon exceed coal capacity in Texas. Given current capacity factors for the respective technologies, it’s conceivable that energy generation from wind… Continue reading Everything is bigger in Texas, including wind power!