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RenewableEnergyWorld.com’s Most Popular Stories of 2013

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 03:00

As editors we delight in learning which of the stories that we wrote or commissioned were most popular with our readers. That’s why at the end of each calendar year, we pull reports that tell us which stories we posted got the most shares, the most views, the most comments, etc. We also look at which videos were watched the most. Often, we post articles that we know will be a big hit: like explanations of controversial solar legislation. But other times you surprise us, readers, by taking great interest in articles that we felt were solid but not necessarily ground-breaking.

Listen Up: Let's Talk Energy Storage

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 23:01

To many experienced solar hands, the emerging grid energy storage business looks a lot like the solar industry did about a dozen years ago. We have always been trying to figure out how solar power works at night — and energy storage can do the trick. Today, energy storage technology works reliably, commercial applications are coming onto the market, and incentives are available to help make the economics pencil out for customers.

Renewable Year-end Focus: Turkey

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 23:01

As the renewable energy market shifts and evolves each year, industry experts need to know where the next hot region will be in order to keep up with the changing tides.

India: A Solar Market You Cannot Afford to Ignore

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:03

Its difficult to conduct business in India. But this hugely overshadows the opportunities India offers to international businesses, particularly in solar. Businesses cannot afford to ignore India because it is the world’s best solar market for the following reasons:

Dreaming Big: Six Really Far-Thinking Renewable Energy Plans

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:02

Every day we applaud and encourage all types of renewable energy development and deployment, in whatever forms make the most sense for their application: distributed solar PV, offshore wind, biomass conversions, hydropower (and hydro storage), geothermal. But what about those at the edge of our universe, the ones really pushing renewable energy to its limits?

Geothermal Visual: Understanding Geologic Features Helps Predict Well Capacity

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:01

Key: Geology Code 2: Large-scale volcanic structures; Geology Code 3: Younger volcanic features; Geology Code 4: Sedimentary basins. Larger scale volcanic structures may reflect higher permeability and could result in more successful geothermal power projects. Source: International Finance Corp. This visual comes from International Finance Corporat

Buffett’s $1 Billion Order Shows Wind Power Rivals Coal

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:01

The decision by Warren Buffett’s utility company to order about $1 billion of wind turbines for projects in Iowa shows how a drop in equipment costs is making renewable energy more competitive with power from fossil fuels.

Renewable Year-end Focus: Thailand

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 23:01

As the renewable energy market shifts and evolves each year, industry experts need to know where the next hot region will be in order to keep up with the changing tides.

Researchers Work to Clone Strong, High-quality Forest Trees

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 05:00

University of Georgia researchers are working to produce faster-growing sweetgum trees by growing embryogenic sweetgum cultures in bioreactors, computer-operated systems used for growing cells under controlled conditions.

Renewable Year-end Focus: Chile

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 23:02

As the renewable energy market shifts and evolves each year, industry experts need to know where the next hot region will be in order to keep up with the changing tides.