The Paradox of Declining Renewable Costs and Rising Electricity Prices

Most energy observers recognize that the cost of renewable energy has declined dramatically in the last decade. The investment firm Lazard produces a periodic report on the average cost of generation from different electric power sources – the “levelized cost of electricity” in energy geek parlance. Their latest reportshows that over the last decade the levelized […]

Full capacity test a success for solar power plant

The country’s first 100-megawatt molten salt solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang, Northwest China’s Gansu province, has successfully generated power while operating at full capacity, China Daily reported. Nearly 20 hours of operating records show the systems at the power plant have been normal and stable. The facility also set a new record by generating […]

Top 10 Renewable Energy Sources

BiomassBiomass or bio-energy, the energy from organic matter for thousands of years, ever since people started burning wood to cook food. Wood is still our largest biomass energy resource even today. Other sources of biomass can be used including plants, residues from agriculture or forestry and the organic components. Plants and animal matters are used for production […]