Tag Archives: Renewable Energy

Load Shifting With Electric Vehicles is a Great Match to Wind in Many Areas

Much of the best wind resource in the country peaks at night time.  To date this has proven challenging for the Texas electricity grid management.  It has been resolved somewhat due to transmission grid upgrades but still promises to limit … Continue reading

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Texas Transmission Line Upgrades Slash Wind Curtailment

Featured on:  CleanTechnica, REneweconomy, and The Energy Collective, By Clayton Handleman It is August and that means the latest version of The Wind Technologies Market Report (WTMR) has been released by the US DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) … Continue reading

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New NREL Data Suggests Wind Could Replace Coal as Nation’s Primary Generation Source

HE Featured on: Greentechmedia, REneweconomy, and The Energy Collective, CleanTechnica I have made some updates in response to feedback from commenters.  These can be identified by the red NOTE designator. By Clayton Handleman The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Databook from NREL

Better late than never, NREL put out a renewable energy databook that covers RE through the end of 2013.  It is full of charts and graphs that do a nice job of illustrating RE progress in the US and the … Continue reading

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  WIND: WIND INTERMITTENCY IS EXAGGERATED – NREL study shows US wind potential is larger and more stable than previously thought with capacity factors of 65% available, see details HERE.  Better even than Handleman Post predictions, that capacity factors of … Continue reading

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Norway Hydro

Norway has large hydro resources of about 30 GW.  This offers storage that can be used to balance intermittent renewables in Europe.  This article lays out many of the details of the opportunities, problems and pitfalls of using Norway as … Continue reading

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Lazard’s LCOE Report is Out for 2014

Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy report looks at energy costs both with and without subsidies.  Wind and solar continue to improve their position compared to other sources. This report is very helpful in teasing apart fact from hype regarding subsidies … Continue reading

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Load Shifting With Electric Vehicles is a Great Match to Wind in Many Areas

Featured on: REneweconomy, Cleantechnica By Clayton Handleman EVs charge mostly at night.  As EV battery prices drop and become a mass market item they offer the opportunity to soak up night time peaks allowing larger capacity of night peaking renewables … Continue reading

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Growth of Windpower in Fascinating Interactive Graphic

For interactive graphic on US Windpower growth click Here . For Interactive graphic on world windpower growth – Click Here:  If there is a Pop-up, Click the X at the upper right of the pop-up to make it go away. … Continue reading

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What Percentage of the Worlds Land Area Would Be Required to Run Everything With Solar?

0.3% of the earths surface is what is required to harvest the energy needed for all of humanity’s electrical and auto transportation needs.  That is for 10 billion living with the same energy intensity as in the US.  In the … Continue reading

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