Category: News

  • Heat pumps are more efficient than oil and gas heating in subzero temps – Oxford study

    A new Oxford University study found air source heat pumps to be more efficient than oil and gas heating in cold and subzero temperatures. Heat pumps are a cost-effective, efficient, and low-emissions way to cool and warm households, with global sales increasing 11% in 2022 and US sales outpacing those of gas furnaces for the first time the same…

  • The world’s largest offshore wind farm is getting its first turbines

    The UK’s Dogger Bank, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, now has its first 13 megawatt (MW) turbines in place. The first two GE Renewable Energy 13 MW Haliade-X turbines are now installed at Dogger Bank A, which is around 80 miles off England’s Yorkshire coast. The two turbines were put up by the Voltaire…

  • Here’s how much money you’ll get with the Inflation Reduction Act

    The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a “free electric bank account with your name on it.” It’s packed with rebates and tax credits that will help Americans purchase everything from EVs to solar and electrical appliances to heat pumps. Check out this easy-to-use IRA savings calculator from Rewiring America that tells you what you get…

  • EVs and hybrids now make up 16% of US light-duty vehicle sales – this is who’s buying them

    Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery EVs collectively accounted for 16% of US light-duty vehicle sales in the second quarter of 2023, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). EV sales are on the rise in the US The EIA, which reviewed data from Wards Intelligence, also notes that inversely, sales have also decreased for…

  • Greenbacker, which owns nearly 1GW of solar, makes a deal to recycle it all

    Power producer Greenbacker Energy Company today announced an exclusive, long-term partnership with solar panel recycler SOLARCYCLE to recycle its decommissioned solar panels. The new partnership provides Greenbacker’s fleet – which currently includes over 975 megawatts (MW) of operating solar projects – with a committed partner to recycle, and it provides SOLARCYCLE with a contracted volume of end-of-life…

  • US solar installations expected to be a record 32 GW in 2023

    The US solar industry is expecting to install an unprecedented 32 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity in 2023, according to a report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie. This year’s anticipated installed solar capacity is a 52% surge from 2022, according to the new “US Solar Market Insight Q3 2023” report.…

  • The world’s longest subsea power cable is now complete

    Testing and installation of the world’s longest onshore and subsea power cable, which connects Denmark and the UK, is complete. Viking Link is a £1.7 billion ($2.15 billion) joint venture between the UK’s National Grid and Denmark’s Energinet, and it’s due to come online by the end of this year. Italy-based principal contractor Prysmian Group,…

  • A 14.3 MW offshore wind turbine was installed in just 30 hours

    Chinese wind giant Goldwind announced on social media today that it installed its 14.3 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine in “just 30 working hours.” Goldwind says it was able to rapidly install its GWH252-14.3MW offshore wind turbine as the result of refining its assembly and installation process. The company explained today on LinkedIn, “Through strategies…

  • This modular solar canopy only takes 6 hours to install

    Reno, Nevada-based startup World4Solar is debuting a freestanding modular solar canopy that can be installed in less than a day. Modular solar canopy World4Solar’s new modular residential solar canopy is called the HelioWing, and it comes preassembled and preconfigured. These can also be customized: There are two available Level 2 chargers per unit, and 25…

  • Global wind turbine orders hit a new high at 69.5 GW in the first half of 2023

    Global wind turbine order intake reached new highs in the first half of 2023 with 69.5 gigawatts (GW) of activity, a 12% increase year-over-year, according to new analysis from Wood Mackenzie. Orders from outside of China, which saw more than 25 GW of order demand for a 47% increase year-over-year through the first half, were…