Environment America Report Takes Stock of U.S. Clean Energy Progress

No Longer a Novelty, Clean Energy Technologies Boom All Across the US A new report documents the democratization of renewables, energy storage and electric vehicles in America. Written by Julia Pyper, greentechmedia.com, July 19, 2018 It was 1997, and stakeholders were working hard to help craft the first renewable energy standard in the State of […]

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Could Ammonia be the Future of Energy Storage?

Bryan Kilgore, ERS for Zondits, July 10, 2018 Siemens is testing the use of ammonia to transport hydrogen for energy storage, particularly in conjunction with renewable generation. Hydrogen has proven particularly challenging to transport; however, ammonia is a common industrial product that is already transported in large quantities. Currently, ammonia is predominantly produced using the […]

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The Irregular Economics of Solar Panel Manufacturing

Siddarth Panir, ERS for Zondits, July 2, 2018 The “photovoltaic phenomenon” was first noted by the French physicist Edmond Becquerel in the scientific journal Le Comptes Rendus de l’Académie. His experiment involved irradiating two metallic plates, immersed in an acidic solution, with uneven levels of radiation. While the uneven radiation knocks out extra electrons from […]

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Clean Energy Technology in the 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing Winter Olympics cloud data center launched China.org.cn, June 13, 2018 Recently, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee (BWOOC) and Alibaba Cloud unveiled the Beijing Winter Olympics Cloud Data Center in Zhangbei county, Hebei province. The digital communication and broadcasting of the 2022 Winter Games will rely on cloud computing technology empowered by clean energy […]

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Rocky Mountain Institute Report: The Economics of Clean Energy Portfolios

Written by Ryan Pollin, ERS for Zondits, June 11, 2018 A new Rocky Mountain Institute report, “The Economics of Clean Energy Portfolios,” considers four proposed gas plants in different areas of the United States, comparing the cost of their construction and operation to a locale-appropriate mix of clean energy resources – solar, wind, storage, and […]

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New California Homes Mandated to Install Solar PV

Energy Efficiency vs. Home Affordability Written by Radhika Ojha, dsnews.com, May 11, 2018 Long seen as a frontrunner in clean energy goals, The Golden State has done it again by introducing a regulation that will make it mandatory for all new homes to install solar panels starting January 2020. The California Energy Commission recently voted unanimously to […]