Why The Renewables Revolution Is Now Unstoppable. Once upon a time, people imagined that replacing fossil fuels with renewables like solar and wind would jeopardize the electric grid’s reliability.
Then along came some major countries who showed that it didn’t, and that there really are no limits to renewable integration. The result was explained last year in a Bloomberg Business piece aptly headlined, “Germany Proves Life With Less Fossil Fuel Getting Easier”: “Germany experiences just 15 minutes a year of outages, compared with 68 minutes in France and more than four hours in Poland.” Germany is the most powerful economy on the planet to depend so much on renewable electricity — renewables currently deliver 28 percent of Germany’s total grid power (and up to 40 percent in some regions).
The United States has a very long way to go to hit that level, by which time there will be an even wider range of cost-effective strategies to deal with much higher levels of renewables. Pompage solaire pour la promotion de l'agriculture saharienne. En marge des deux journées d’études sur le thème « Recherche et innovation au service du développement agricole et aquaculture », tenues les 20 et 21 Janvier 2016 au palais de la culture, Moufdi Zakaria, Alger et organisées conjointement entre le Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique et Ministère de l’Agriculture, du Développement Rural et de et de la Pêche, la filiale Etudes et Réalisations en Energies renouvelables (ER2) du Centre de Développement des Energies Renouvelables (CDER) a rendu publique ses réalisations en matière d’installation des pompes solaires dans les régions du sud.
En effet, en mois de décembre dernier, l’ER2/CDER a réalisé dans la Commune de Raggane (Wilaya d’Adrar), un puits de forage alimenté 100 % en énergie solaire. Il est à noter que le gouvernement a adopté un programme visant à développer un million d’hectare de terre irriguée d’ici 2019. Prof. Noureddine Yassaa, Directeur du CDER. Why Solar and Wind Thrive Despite Cheap Oil and Gas. By Wendy Koch The prolonged plunge in fossil fuel prices is rippling across the globe.
Yet it’s barely put a dent in the booming market for clean energy, heralding perhaps a new era for wind and solar. Oil prices of less than $30 a barrel—the lowest in 12 years—have shaken stock markets and ravaged the budgets of major producers such as Russia and Saudi Arabia. Along with falling gas prices, they’ve slashed the profits of fossil fuel companies, which are delaying dozens of billion-dollar projects and laying off thousands of workers.
In Texas, home to shale-rich oil deposits, once-crowded trailer parks that housed workers are now largely empty. But solar, wind, and other clean energy? The clean energy revolution is not entirely immune to cheap oil, which has lowered prices at the pump. Aux États-Unis, l'industrie solaire fait chauffer le marché de l’emploi. Wind, solar power soaring in spite of bargain prices for fossil fuels. Wind and solar power appear set for a record-breaking year in 2016 as a clean-energy construction boom gains momentum in spite of a global glut of cheap fossil fuels.
Installations of wind turbines and solar panels soared in 2015 as utility companies went on a worldwide building binge, taking advantage of falling prices for clean technology as well as an improving regulatory and investment climate. Both industries have seen stock prices jump since Congress approved an extension of tax credits for renewables as part of last month’s $1.14 trillion budget deal.
Orders for 2016 solar and wind installations are up sharply, from the United States to China to the developing economies of Africa and Latin America, all in defiance of stubbornly low prices for coal and natural gas, the industry’s chief competitors. “We’re seeing very good momentum across the board globally,” Anders Runevad, chief executive of Vestas Wind Systems, the world’s biggest producer of wind turbines, said in an interview.
Google's Project Sunroof Could Help You Save Money On Solar Power. Will Data Unlock Billions in Solar Investment for the Poor? When it comes to unlocking solar for the world's poor it's all about the money.
That's why this week's announcement that beyond the grid solar firm BBOXX will lead the industry's first ever securitization is really big news. Because despite leveraging business and financial model innovation to unlock the world's most sophisticated cleantech for the world's poorest populations scaleable investment has been painstakingly slow to materialize. That's because the same enterprises face a trifecta of risk that has restricted access to the money they need to scale and end energy poverty once and for all.
They are serving poor customers, in risky emerging markets, with new technologies. That is simply too much for most mainstream investors to swallow, which is prolonging the wait for a billion plus people to access clean affordable power. Show Me the Data In order to solve this seemingly intractable problem BBOXX, and other companies like them, need to prove their case. #Investment into new energy technology will deliver massive leaps in #renewables capacity. WOW! Nigeria to develop 13GW of #solar to deliver cheap energy to the poorest communities. [ C'est possible !] 25% de l'électricité mondiale pourra être solaire en 2050. 100% renewable once just seemed a dream. Now it's not only possible, it's happening #COP21.