There are those who say that the U.S. needs to focus more on innovation to create new clean energy technologies, rather than relying entirely on existing technologies like solar PV and land-based wind.
The Philippines achieved a milestone in the development of solar photovoltaics when the Energy Regulatory Commission released net metering rules and interconnection standards in July 2013, thus legalising and opening up the market for solar rooftops below 100 kW in the country’s on-grid areas.
The Thai Ministry of Energy is increasing its efforts to engage regions and provinces in tapping Thailand’s renewable energy potential via various recent initiatives such as a feed-in tariff for community-based photovoltaic installations or biogas from energy crops.
Electricity produced from wind set a record for several hours on Thursday, according to data from the Southwest Power Pool, a regional transmission organization that covers Oklahoma and eight other states. Despite the wind record, coal continues to be the dominant fuel for the region.