Publications - Technology
June 5 -- A commitment to energy efficiency, success in attracting private investment, and state policies that support alternative energy sources have helped Massachusetts develop one of the nation’s leading clean technology industries, according to a study released Tuesday. >>View Article
June 5 -- As private investors shy away from new energy technologies that require millions of dollars and many years to commercialize, Massachusetts companies are getting much-needed infusions of capital from a little-known federal agency modeled after a Defense Department program that developed the Internet and GPS technology. >>View Article
With over 40 slides of graphics and information, the slide deck examines the technologies, markets and industry trends for each renewable technology sector, including solar, wind, biomass power, biofuels, geothermal, hydropower, and marine energy.
Free for ACORE members. Free abridged version for public.
In this article for Infrastructure Solutions Magazine, former ACORE President Michael Eckhart outlines the market and policy trends experienced by the renewable energy industry in 2010 and the developments of major projects. The article also features some of the most innovative projects that were under development in 2010, by a group of the best companies in the field.
This paper focuses on the pending challenges to the ethanol industry and adds five additional chapters to the biofuels/ethanol story.
This joint paper from ACORE and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) identifies research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) requirements needed to improve the performance and expand the use of today's renewable energy technologies, accelerate the development and commercial availability of advanced options, and discover and pursue the innovations that will power and fuel the future. >Read More
Building the 21st Century Transmission Super Grid: Technical and Political Challenges for Large Scale Renewable Energy Production in the U.S.
Plans to increase the penetration of renewable electrical generation into the U.S. face a number of challenges. The country needs a super-grid which overlays the existing high voltage transmission system, connecting the country from coast to coast and allowing thousands of MW to be transferred over hundreds of miles. A single authority, in this case federal, needs to assert overall control of transmission line siting in the U.S. >Read More
An Overview of the U.S. Renewable Energy Field - 2009
An Overview of the U.S. Renewable Energy Field outlines existing renewable energy market and policy developments coming into the year 2009, and the outlook for renewable energy with a new President, Congress and Legislation affecting the marketplace. The report focuses on the wind, solar, biopower, biofuels, hydropower and geothermal sectors specifically.