Policy Report Cards on Trump & Biden, California Home Energy Assault, Huge Cleantech Growth — Top Cleantech Stories This Week

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2024 20:25:32 +0000

The summer seems to be flying by faster than an electric jet, and it’s already time for another weekly news roundup. Below are 27 of the most notable cleantech stories from the past week and a half. Have a look and make sure you haven’t missed anything! 1. Mike Barnard … [continued]

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Today Only: Save 52% On EcoFlow’s DELTA 2 Portable Power Station + 220W Solar Panel Bundle

Credit to Author: GearTechnica| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2024 17:43:59 +0000

If you act quickly, you can save 52% ($850) on EcoFlow’s DELTA 2 portable power station + 220W solar panel bundle, which is priced at just $799 for a Prime Day Deal. The DELTA 2 portable power station features 1 kWh of energy storage in its LiFePO4 battery (expandable up … [continued]

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US Election 2024: Electrical Generation Decarbonization Report Card

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2024 13:45:07 +0000

The reality of the United States’ actual trajectory on electrical generation belies the rhetoric of both Biden and Trump. As noted four years ago, Trump’s administration was against renewables, especially wind energy. The Department of Energy under Perry crafted a report calling for more coal generation, a report which excluded … [continued]

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California Continues Its War On Solar To Please Investor-Owned Utilities

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2024 21:38:55 +0000

Should installers of residential solar and battery storage systems in California be required to get an additional electrician’s license?

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Stellar Year for the Solar Market, at Home & Abroad

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2024 01:15:04 +0000

Spring 2024 Solar Industry Quarterly Update Highlights Significant Progress in 2023 The year 2023, according to National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) analyst David Feldman, was a year of historic proportions in the solar power industry. Four times a year, Feldman and a team of analysts and data experts from NREL … [continued]

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Agrivoltaics Conserve Precious Water For Arizona Farmers

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2024 15:55:34 +0000

New studies in Arizona show agrivotaics can increase crop yields while also conserving precious water as temperatures get hotter.

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New Grid-Forming Inverter Models Help Utilities Plan for a Renewable Future

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2024 23:45:30 +0000

Now available in utilities’ everyday simulation tools, new models will help simulate how grid-forming inverters will enhance power grid stability Integrating renewable energy into the nation’s power grid isn’t as simple as plugging in a wind or solar power plant or energy storage facility—these resources produce direct current, while the … [continued]

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Success Story—Working with Co-ops to Increase Community Solar Access

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2024 17:40:56 +0000

Community solar projects provide individuals and communities who might not otherwise be able to afford or install solar panels the opportunity to benefit from solar energy without having to own a roof or provide upfront capital. But the majority—approximately three quarters—of U.S. community solar projects are concentrated in four states: … [continued]

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Tripling Renewables by 2030 Requires a Minimum of 16.4% Annual Growth Rate

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2024 17:23:45 +0000

Record growth in renewables must be significantly topped up in the remaining 7 years to meet the UAE Consensus energy target set at COP28 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — The Renewable Energy Statistics 2024 released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today shows that despite renewables becoming the fastest growing … [continued]

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Peaches, Grapes, & The Agrivoltaic Farm Of The Future

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2024 15:35:07 +0000

A high tech agrivoltaic tracking system uses an algorithm to shift horizontal solar panels over grape vines, promoting crop growth while harvesting solar energy, too.

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