Generation Renewables http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7359/more en Utilities and Climate Change Hysteria Redux http://tdworld.com/commentaries/utilities-and-climate-change-hysteria-redux <div class="node-body article-body">Last month I wrote a provocative piece, "Climate Change Hysteria: Utilities Will Benefit," and sent it out to our Grid Optimization panel of experts. So enjoy these viewpoints from the United States and Europe, from academia and utilities. I certainly did. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/utilities-and-climate-change-hysteria-redux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/utilities-and-climate-change-hysteria-redux#comments Commentaries Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:31:00 +0000 55981 at http://tdworld.com Victoria Shishkina/iStock/Thinkstock Duke Energy Commits $500 Million to North Carolina Solar Power Expansion http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-commits-500-million-north-carolina-solar-power-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">Duke Energy has announced a $500 million commitment to a major expansion of solar power in North Carolina.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-commits-500-million-north-carolina-solar-power-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-commits-500-million-north-carolina-solar-power-expansion#comments Energizing Generation Renewables Renewables Grid-Optimization Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:56:00 +0000 55871 at http://tdworld.com <p>Duke Energy&#39;s new solar facilities will look similar to the company&#39;s existing ones. Pictured is the Millfield Solar Power Project in Beaufort County, N.C. (PRNewsFoto/Duke Energy)</p> Duke Energy Retires Coal Operations at W.C. Beckjord Station http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-retires-coal-operations-wc-beckjord-station <div class="node-body gallery-body">Duke Energy retired the remaining coal-fired units, 5 and 6, at its W.C. Beckjord Station in New Richmond, Ohio, effective Sept. 1.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-retires-coal-operations-wc-beckjord-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-retires-coal-operations-wc-beckjord-station#comments Energizing Generation Renewables Gallery Grid-Optimization Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:17:00 +0000 55471 at http://tdworld.com Big Renewables Need Big Transmission http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/big-renewables-need-big-transmission <div class="node-body gallery-body">Renewables are not the issue; more wire is needed in the air.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/big-renewables-need-big-transmission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/big-renewables-need-big-transmission#comments Generation Renewables Gallery Renewables Grid-Optimization Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:18:00 +0000 55441 at http://tdworld.com New Report Shows U.S. Solar Industry Nearing 16 GW of Installed Capacity http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/new-report-shows-us-solar-industry-nearing-16-gw-installed-capacity <div class="node-body article-body">The United States’ solar market hit a major milestone in the second quarter of this year, with more than half a million homes and businesses now generating solar energy</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/new-report-shows-us-solar-industry-nearing-16-gw-installed-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/new-report-shows-us-solar-industry-nearing-16-gw-installed-capacity#comments Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:07:00 +0000 55351 at http://tdworld.com Copyright Duane Prokop/Getty Images for TakePart.org Wind Power Can Improve Resiliency of Electrical Grids http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/wind-power-can-improve-resiliency-electrical-grids <div class="node-body article-body">GE’s Energy Consulting business has presented the findings of its frequency response study on wind power and grid resiliency. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/wind-power-can-improve-resiliency-electrical-grids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/wind-power-can-improve-resiliency-electrical-grids#comments Energizing Generation Renewables Renewables Grid-Optimization Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:27:00 +0000 54701 at http://tdworld.com Fairness in Reactive Power from PV Systems http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/fairness-reactive-power-pv-systems <div class="node-body article-body">Traditionally households pay a higher unit price for usage of active power to compensate for the cost of unmetered reactive power.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/fairness-reactive-power-pv-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/fairness-reactive-power-pv-systems#comments Generation Renewables Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:38:00 +0000 54601 at http://tdworld.com chinasong/iStock/Thinkstock Let’s Minimize Wind Energy Bird Kill http://tdworld.com/commentaries/let-s-minimize-wind-energy-bird-kill <div class="field-byline"> Michael Hutchins, PhD. National Coordinator, Bird Smart Wind Energy Campaign, American Bird Conservancy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The organization I represent, the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), supports renewable energy development to address anthropogenic climate change, but has serious concerns about widespread bird mortalities caused by wind turbines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/let-s-minimize-wind-energy-bird-kill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/let-s-minimize-wind-energy-bird-kill#comments Commentaries Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:52:00 +0000 54561 at http://tdworld.com jtstewartphoto/iStock/Thinstock DOE Reports Highlight Strength of U.S. Wind Energy Industry http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/doe-reports-highlight-strength-us-wind-energy-industry <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. continues to be a global leader in wind energy, ranking second in installed capacity in the world, according to two reports released yesterday by the Department of Energy. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/doe-reports-highlight-strength-us-wind-energy-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/doe-reports-highlight-strength-us-wind-energy-industry#comments Generation Renewables Renewables Grid-Optimization Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:06:00 +0000 54241 at http://tdworld.com atit_srihin/iStock/Thinkstock Construction of Wind Farms is Surging in 2014 http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/construction-wind-farms-surging-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Washington, D.C., say renewable energy tax credits have encouraged the start of construction of over 14,000 MW in wind-generation in the United States so far in 2014.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/construction-wind-farms-surging-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/construction-wind-farms-surging-2014#comments Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:23:00 +0000 53391 at http://tdworld.com Copyright Sean Gallup/Getty Images