North Carolina Regulators Strengthen State’s Rooftop Solar Market

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2023 02:34:07 +0000

First-in-the-region order sets new bar for solar and storage incentives in the Southeast RALEIGH, N.C. — On Thursday, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) issued final orders in its net metering “Smart $aver” docket. The Commission approved a three-year glide path for solar customers to transition from monthly credits to a more dynamic time-of-use rate […]

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HDF Energy Signs MOU With Zimbabwe’s ZETDC For Utility-Scale Solar Project + Green Hydrogen Storage

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2023 20:05:56 +0000

Hydrogène de France (HDF Energy) has announced that it has reached a further milestone in the development of Zimbabwe’s first high-powered green hydrogen power plant, the Middle Sabi Renewstable®, by signing an MOU with the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC). HDF Energy is developing the Middle Sabi Renewstable® in the Chipinge District, Manicaland […]

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Steel’s Outsized Carbon Emissions Will Shrink Rapidly In Coming Decades Even As Demand Rises

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2023 18:35:28 +0000

DALL·E generatred image of feeding scrapped steel into an electric furnace, digital artWith more scrapping and more direct reduction using lower carbon technologies such as Midrex’ DRI and HYBRIT every decade, and the likely creation of those facilities closer to iron ore mines, high-emissions furnaces will go out of business over the coming decades, unable to decarbonize.

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The Importance of Virtual Power Plants to Support America’s Energy Resilience

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2023 14:03:17 +0000

Extreme weather events, cybersecurity threats and volatility in energy markets at all levels puts intense strain on America’s power grid. Virtual power plants (VPP) are an important tool to secure the resiliency of this critical system. What is a VPP, you ask? As RMI puts it, VPPs are comprised of hundreds or thousands of households […]

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US Bureau of Land Management Offering 1,064 Acres for Solar Lease Option

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2023 13:01:16 +0000

CAÑON CITY, Colorado — The Bureau of Land Management announced today it is auctioning 1,064 acres of public land for solar energy production in the De Tilla Gulch area of Saguache County, Colorado. Bidding will take place at 10 a.m. on April 27, 2023, at the BLM Rocky Mountain District Office, located at 3028 East […]

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CleanLight: Exciting Solar Startup in Chile

Credit to Author: Otto Gunderson| Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 21:20:35 +0000

CleanLight is one of the most exciting clean energy startups in Chile. This renewable energy manufacturing company has used solar generators to power off-grid homes and brings renewable energy to industries such as construction and mining that have not benefited from the renewable transition. CleanLight was founded in 2019 by Camila Svec and Jordan Butler, […]

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European Tiny Modular Reactor Deal Starts With Absurdly Expensive Electricity

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 18:15:20 +0000

DALL·E generated image of cradles in hospital maternity ward with tiny nuclear reactors in them, digital artAlready 2.4 times as expensive as very, very expensive Hinkley. First of a kind, so very likely to double or more in price. Very unlikely to be built before 2040 due to long-tailed risks.

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We’re Approaching Several ‘Positive’ Climate Tipping Points. Is It Enough?

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 15:20:10 +0000

Reports on “positive tipping points” point to technical solutions, but they miss the role of politics in decarbonizing the economy. When it comes to climate change, tipping points are typically a bad thing. They refer to a threshold at which irreversible, self-perpetuating and catastrophic environmental changes – often referred to as feedback loops – will […]

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A Consortium Led By IBL Group To Purchase Majority Stake In Equator Energy

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 19:55:23 +0000

Equator Energy is a fully integrated solar power provider headquarted in Nairobi, Kenya. Equator Energy also has a presence in Uganda, as well as regional staff in South Sudan, Somalia, and Zimbabwe. The design, installation, operation, and maintenance of its solar power plants is all done in-house. Equator Energy was launched in 2016 by Maris […]

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Data Center Firm Teraco Plans To Build 200 MW Of Solar PV To Power Its Facilities In South Africa

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 17:55:21 +0000

CleanTechnica-Solar-Panel-Farm-1-scaled watermarkTeraco is Africa’s leading carrier-neutral colocation provider. Teraco says it is the first provider of highly resilient, vendor-neutral data environments in sub-Saharan Africa. Teraco says its world-class data center infrastructure and network-dense ecosystems form a vital part of the African internet’s backbone and is essential to the modern enterprise’s digital transformation strategy. Teraco adds that […]

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