Modern Infrastructure Means a Modern Electric Grid

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 23:28:33 +0000

By U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) As the solar industry continues to grow and America moves toward a bright clean energy future, there’s a critical need to make sure our electric grid can keep up. Right now, we have an historic opportunity to uplift every American community by growing the clean energy economy, but […]

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Tesla Powerpack Batteries Installed At World’s Largest Single-Site Solar Park

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 01:53:54 +0000

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced the inauguration of a pilot project for energy storage at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park this week. The project has a power capacity of 1.21 MW and an energy capacity of 8.61 MWh. DEWA is using Tesla’s Powerpack batteries. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, […]

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Solarflux CEO Naoise Irwin Talks About CASPER & CSP FOCUS Features

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 01:49:49 +0000

I’ve written about Solarflux, its FOCUS parabolic dish, and its new tool, CASPER, which is a concentrating solar power (CSP) performance comparison tool. I’ve also had the pleasure of sitting down with Solarflux CEO Naoise Irwin and CTO John Fangman, who invented the FOCUS dish. This is the second part of that interview, this time […]

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Tesla Megapack & Solar To Replace 562 MW New Mexico Coal Plant

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:42:36 +0000

Tesla’s Megapack energy storage tech will be used to help New Mexico’s Public Service Company (PNM) to replace a retiring 562 MW coal plant, the San Juan Generating Station. The coal plant is located near the San Juan Mine and produced power at $45/MWh in 2018 and 2019. Energy Storage News reported that PNM plans […]

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World’s Longest-Operating Solar Thermal Facility is Retiring Most of its Capacity

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2021 02:08:30 +0000

The Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) facility in California’s Mojave Desert retired five of its solar plants (SEGS 3 through 7) in July 2021 and plans to retire a sixth (SEGS 8) in September 2021, based on information submitted to EIA and published in our Preliminary Electric Generator Inventory. After SEGS 8 is retired, only […]

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700+ Solar Companies Ask For Stronger Solar Legislation From Congress

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 18:23:08 +0000

Solar power keeps getting cheaper and keeps growing year after year, now accounting for nearly half of new power capacity in the United States. But coal and fossil methane (also deceivingly called “natural gas”) power plants need to be retired more quickly than they have been. We need to cut emissions more quickly than we […]

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Mining & Steel Company ArcelorMittal Plans $9 Billion Renewable Energy Investment In India

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 03:50:00 +0000

One of the world’s largest mining and steel manufacturing companies — ArcelorMittal — has announced grand plans to develop renewable energy assets in India. According to media reports, ArcelorMittal has expressed interest in developing renewable energy projects in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The company is believed to have proposed a 4.5-gigawatt solar […]

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The Role of Solar in Cleaning Up the U.S. Electricity Grid

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 04:05:37 +0000

New Report Shows Solar Energy Rapidly Expands, Generating More Electricity in 2035 than All Homes Consume Today and Creating Economic Opportunities Across America

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Vietnamese Solar Power Plant Could Reach 2.8 Gigawatts Soon

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 18:12:08 +0000

As we wrote in May, Vietnam has become a surprising solar power champion in the past year. Well, it shot into the role in December 2020. And it seems that it’s happy to keep going. Recent news is that the largest solar park in Vietnam is set to get a big boost and get even […]

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Correction: Univ. of Arizona, Univ. of Queensland, & Others Beat Stanford To 100% Clean, Renewable Electricity

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 22:54:23 +0000

I recently wrote about Stanford University’s commitment to go 100% renewable when it comes to electricity. The university claimed to be the “first research university to use 100% renewable electricity.” Being a research university, I assumed that Stanford had done its research. Also, I figured it was well aware of the university landscape when it […]

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