Renewables

HYDROPOWER: 

Big hydro uncertainties

Hydropwer continues steady growth

2014 US Hydropower Market Report    Hydropower in 2013

Climate impact of hydropower: enormous differences among facilities over time

A global boom in hydropower dam construction    Better dam planning strategies  

Sustainable Hydropower website    Hydropower climate resilience guide

Quantifying the hidden environmental cost of hydroelectric dams

Social and environmental costs of hydrpower ar underestimated

Large-scale initiative for ecologically compatible hydropower

Policy issues plague hydropower as wind power backup

Oroville Dam: what made the spillway collapse?

An index-based framework for assessing patterns and trends in river fragmentation and flow regulation by global dams at multiple scales   

New stream-reach development resource: a comprehensive assessment of hydrpower energy potential in the US

Ten years of the Three Gorges Dam: a call for policy overhaul    Three Gorges Dam video

Hydropower poses a threat to Shanghai water 

Proliferation of hydroelectric dams in the Andean Amazon and implications for Andes-Amazon connectivity

Estimating greenhouse gas emissions from future Amazonian hydroelectric reservoirs

Peru: the unintended consequences of the juxtaposition of hydroeletricity and mining

Columbia's disaster-ridden hydropower project runs second largest river dry

West Africa hopes new hydropower dams will cut poverty, climate risk

Poison in Arctic and human cost of 'clean' energy   

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY:

36 countries launch world alliance for geothermal energy

Could the heat of the Earth's crust become the ultimate energy source?

Engineered geothermal systems have wide potential as a renewable energy source

Geothermal sweetspots identified in a volcanic lake integrating bathymetry and fluid chemistry 

The most extreme geothermal plant in the world

Why support geothermal energy?      Geothermal energy: more exciting than the media thinks

GOCE halps tap into sustainable energy resouces

Indonesia passes law to tap volcano power 

Geothermal technology packs one-two punch against climate change

Taking the temperature of deep geothermal reservoirs

New fluid makes untapped geothermal energy cleaner

Geothermal industry leads the way towards a more sustainable 2012

Fukushima disaster paves the way for new geothermal plants

First Google.Org-Funded Geothermal Mapping Report Confirms Vast Coast-to-Coast Clean Energy Source

Geothermal power in 2013       Geothermal industry ends 2012 on a high note. 

Geothermal: International Market Overview Report 2012

GEA International Showcase 2012 highlioghts US leadership in geothermal global market

GEA releases 2012 Policy Priorities

Realizing the geothermal electricity potential—water use and consequences

Geothermal power facility induces earthquakes, study finds

Geothermal exploration causes quake in Switzerland

Pinpointing geothermal energy's water needs

Life cycle analysis of geothermal power generation with supercritical CO2

Converting geothermal knowledge into megawatts 

Making a difference through geothermal energy   Indonesia to tap its geothermal supply

Lessons from Pohang: solving geothermal energy's earthquake problem 

SOLAR:

Physics, photosynthesis and solar cells    Funneling the Sun's energy

New hybrid device can both capture and store solar energy

Researchers create worldwide solar energy model

Solar PV power potential is greatest over croplands

Beyond sprawl: a new vision of the solar suburbs of the future

How does smoke, dust & hail affect solar panel performance?

Window film could even out the indoor temperature using solar energy

Global prediction of photovoltaic field performance differences using open-source satellite data

Bringing the social costs and benefits of electric energy from photovoltaics vs fossil fuels to light

To encourage solar power, researchers developmethod to automatically estimate rooftop potential

A study of very large solar desert systems with the requirements and benefits to those nations having high solar irradiation potential

Solar energy storage by by molecular norbornadiene-quadricyclane photoswitches

Reshaping the solar spectrum to turn light to electricity    Optimizing solar cells

Multimodal imaging shows strain can drive chemistry in a photovoltaic material

Spectroscopy probes the energy-level landscape of solar cells

In world first, ultra-cheap printable solar panels are launched in Australia

Scientists develop 'liquid fuel' to store solar energy up to 18 years

Dual-layer solar cell sets record for efficiently generating power

Solar cell defect mystery solved after decades of global effort

Maximizing solar power: not only a matter of cell efficiency

More efficient solar cells imitate photosythesis

NREL detaills great potential for floating PV systems

Review and comparison of different solar energy technologies

Revealing the microscopic mechanisms in Perovskite solar cells

Supersizing Perovskite solar cells: researchers show that technology works at larger scale

Storing solar power increases energy consumption and emissions

Sponge creates steam using ambient sunlight

An effective and low-cost solution for storing solar energy

Study tallies the environmental and public health benefits of solar power

Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

Scientists learn how to capture unseen light for solar energy conversion 

Printable solar cells just got a little closer 

A good first step toward nontoxic solar cells  

New fabrication technique leads to broader sunlight absorption in plastic solar cells 

Bio-based solar cell    Organic solar cell breakthrough    Organic solar cells set remarkable energy record

Study could lead to paradigm shift in organic solar cell research   

Energy from sunlight: further steps towards artificial photosynthesis    

Solar cells as light as soap bubbles     Solar energy that doesn't block the view   

Peel-and-stick solar panels   

Inspired by art, lightweight solar cells track the sun    Butterflies heat up the field of solar research    

Scientists move closer to 'two for one deal' on solar cell efficiency

Electron 'spin' key to solar cell breakthrough       

Energy breakthrough uses sun to create solar energy materials    Major leap toward graphene for solar cells

How graphene and friends could harness the Sun's energy

HCPVT collaboration aims to harness the energy of 2000 suns

Japan set to become world's solar revenue market in 2013 as installations boom in Q1       

Major advance in using sunlight to produce steam without boiling water    Solar water heaters

Using rust and water to store solar energy as hydrogen     

Concentrating solar power: its potential contribution to a sustainable energy future

China's solar pwer boom, visualized

NREL report firms up land-use requirements of solar    Solar energy's land-use impact

Scientists help make deserts into solar-energy hubs    Morocco seeks to be green energy leader

Now you can determine the solar efficiency of your roof

US Q3/Q4 2017 Solar industry update

Unlocking solar for US low-and-moderate income residents    

CCNY’s Solar Roof Pod Showcases Innovative Technology

Why rising US electricity costs highlight need for solar energy

California on course for renewable energy    Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell

Caifornia becomes the first US state to order solar on new homes  

Warm countries launch sun-energy alliance    Australia's rising solar power 'revolution'

European PV status report 2012    A new dimension for solar energy    

Parametric analysis of coupled PV and thermal concentrating Solar Collector for electricity generation

Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the 'Internet of Things'

Solar nano grids light up the homes and businesses in Kenya

Air pollution throws shade on India's solar success 

Lunar-based self-replicating solar factory

WIND:

Powering the 21st Century by wind energy - options, facts & figures

Boosting wind farmers, global winds reverse decades of slowing and pick up speed

Wind farms can provide a surplus of reliable clean energy to society    

Rethinking wind power    Superconducting wind turbine chalks up first test success

Vertical axis wind turbines can offer cheaper electricity for urban and suburban areas

Computer models show clear advantages in new types of wind turbines

Night vision for bird & bat-friendly offshore wind power.   The other side of wind power   

New insights into fluctuations of wind energy, with implications for engineering and policy

Upwind wind plants can reduce flow to downwind neighbors

Annual wind power market report confirms technology advancements, project performance, eneregy prices

The evolution of windpower in 2017   2017 publications demonstrate advancements in wind energy research   

2016 Wind market reports    2016 Wind technologies market report

2016 wind power market report confirms technology, project performance, and low wind energy prices

Recognizing health concerns in wind energy development a key recommendation in new study 

Wind could meet world's total power demand - and then some - by 2030

Enabling the SMART wind power plant of the future through science-based innovation

Wind power - even without the wind    Wind Power Without the Blades

Wind turbines a risk to birds living as far as 100 miles away   

Policy issues plague hydropower as wind power backup

Various wind turbine technologies   New wind technology    New technology could reduce wind energy costs   

Siting wind farms more quickly. cheaply    When the wind blows

Researchers Find Wind-turbine Placement Produces 10-fold Power Increase 

Ways to minimize power grid disruptions from wind power    

Fires are major cause of wind farm failure    Gales send turbines into overdrive

An experimental study on the effects of relative rotational direction on the wake interferences among tandem wind turbines  

Offshore use of vertical-axis wind turbines gets a closer look    Why go offshore?

Potential climatic impacts and reliability of large-scale offshore wind farms

Giant concrete spheres: new form of energy storage for offshore wind farms

Floating axis wind turbines for offshore power generation—a conceptual study

Turbid wakes associated with offshore wind turbines observed with Landsat 8   

Active power controls from wind power: bridging the gaps     Wind farm management software

Atmospheric stability affects wind turbine power collection     

Wind energy: on the grid, off the checkerboard    Super-large-scale flow visualization with snow

Spatial and temporal patterns of global onshore wind speed distribution

The modification of wind turbine performance by statistically distinct atmospheric regimes

Energy high in the sky    High altitude off-shore wind sails    Airborne Wind Energy

Using machine learning to predict wind turbine power output    

Variability of interconnected wind plants    Wind Super Modelling

Cold climate wind energy showing huge potential

Windpower: lessons for the future     Upwind Report

2010 Wind Technologies Market Report

Are local wind power resources well estimated?

Blowing Down the Barriers to Wind Energy

Localized wind power blowing more near homes, farms & factories

Evidence on wind farms and human health released for public comment

New wind farm study a load of hot air     

Can you actually hear 'inaudible' sound?    Noise research to combat 'wind turbine syndrome

Structure-borne sound and vibration from building-mounted wind turbines 

Studies show wind turbines killed 600,000 bats in 2012 in North America

In situ observations of the influence of a large onshore wind farm on near-surface temperature, turbulence intensity and wind speed profiles

Assessing possible climatic impacts of large wind farms using satellite data

The effect of giant wind farms on precipitation in a regional climate model

Impacts of wind farms on land surface temperature

Long term wind speed changes due to climate change

Wind surpasses nuclear in China    Integrating wind into China's coal-heavy electricity system  

Survey of offshore wind farm projects in the EU and their connecting grid systems

Denmark sets world record for wind power production

UK MOD deems wind towers a national security threat.

Short-term ecological effects of an offshore wind farm in the Dutch coastal zone; a compilation

Opportunities and challenges in assessing climate change impacts on wind energy—a critical comparison of wind speed projections in California

Iowa State engineers study how hills, nearby turbines affect wind energy production

Researchers find wind and solar power have greatest health and climate benefits in Eastern States

US engineers enlist weather model to optimize offshore wind plans

Quantifying the hurricane risk to offshore wind turbines

Wind farms can tame hurricanes    Taming hurricanes

Enhancing positive social outcomes from wind farm development in Australia

Keepers of the wind in the Pacific Northwest   Lawrence Livermore Ramps Up Wind Energy Research

Berkeley Lab study shows significantly higher potential for wind energy in India than previously estimated

Mitigating Wind Development’s Impacts on Wildlife in Kansas

GE Sandia discover pathway to quieter, more productive wind turbines

BIOFUELS:

Unraveling the science behind biomass breakdown

Scientists harness CO2 to consolidate biofuel production process

Novel approach for photosynthetic production of ccarbon neutral biofuel from green algae

Wind in the willows boosts biofuel production    Electricity from trees

Modeling biofuel expansion effects on land use change dynamics

Scientists model a win-win situation: growing crops on voltaic farms

Direct climate effects of perennial bioenergy crops in the United States

Bioenergy Project Development & Biomass Supply   Fuelling the Future

Estimates reduce amount of additional land available for biofuel production

Map identifies potential areas for boosting biofuel crop yield    Bioenergy from surplus land

Expansion of energy production from biomass requires careful consideration    Sustaingas

Production of bioenergy crops in the Midwest US     Study offers insight into converting wood to bio-oil

Large-scale bioenergy from additional harvest of forest biomass is neither sustainable nor greenhouse gas neutra

New study suggests EU biofuels are as carbon intensive as petrol    Bioenergy - chances and limits

China Turns to Biogas to Ease Impact of Factory Farms    Biogas aids Ugandan cattle-herders

Chemists settle longstanding debate on how methane is made biologically

Teaching Algae to make Fuel     Warning issued for modified algae

Algae to crude oil: million-year natural processes takes minutes in the lab

Marine microalgae, a new sustainable food and fuel source

Engineered bacteria make fuel from sunlight     What green algae are up to in the dark

Large-scale production of biofuels made from algae poses sustainability concerns

Iowa State University scientists genetically increase algae biomass by more than 50 percent

Scientists Identify New Microbe-Produced Advanced Biofuel as an Alternative to Diesel Fuel

Working together: bacteria join forces to produce electricity    Teaching a microbe to make fuel

Towards effective small scale microbial fuel cells for energy generation from urine

Generating electricity with tomato waste

HYDROGEN FUELS: 

Hydrogen from water and Sun

Solar-powered hydrogen fuels a step closer

Record solar hydrogen production with concentrated sunlight

Researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater

New catalyst could cut cost of making hydrogen fuel

Punching holes in graphene to boost hydrogen production     

Hydrogen fuel from sunlight    Clean energy from water

Harvesting clean hydrogen fuel through artificial photosynthesis

Power for seaports may be the next job for hydrogen fuel cells

Producing hydrogen from water with carbon/charcoal powder

Cheaper, less toxic and recyclable light absorbers for hydrogen production

Researchers find cost-effective method for hydrogen fuel production process

Controlling molecular vibrations to produce hydrogen

An attosecond view of electron-nuclear coupling

Research gives new ray of hope for solar fuel

The 'green grass' of home 

WAVES:

Wave energy: nostalgic ramblings, future hopes and heretical suggestions

Ocean wave power    Wave energy integration costs should compare favorably to other sources

Pioneering research offers new insight into improved wave energy testing

A technique designed to predict how much energy waves will be bringing

Ocean Renewable Energy study - Australia 2015-2050   Wave tests prove successful   

Marine energy doubled by predicting wave power    Predicting wave power could double marine-based energy

Tidal energy and grid balancing    Wave technology could provide thousands of households with energy

OCEANIC STEAM ENGINE:

20,000 megawatts under the sea

Blue energy: how mixing water can create electricity