Yes, Airports Should Be Covered With Solar Farms & Large Rooftop Solar Systems

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 02:00:10 +0000

WIRED had an article the other day that caught my eye. The headline posed the question of whether we ought to “turn airports into giant solar farms.” Of course we should! Some airports have plastered their roofs with solar panels or installed solar farms on their abundant green space. However, that’s still a tiny percentage […]

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India’s Tata Power Wins 250 Megawatt Solar Auction At ¢3.4 Per kWh

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 17:34:18 +0000

One of India’s largest renewable power companies, Tata Power Renewable Energy, has secured the rights to develop a large solar power project. According to media reports, a subsidiary of Tata Power Renewable Energy secured the rights to develop 250 megawatts of solar power projects in the western state of Maharashtra. The capacity is part of […]

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Indian State Issues 1.3 Gigawatt Solar Power Tender

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 21:05:03 +0000

The Indian state of Maharashtra has issued a tender for the installation of 1.3 gigawatts of solar power projects. According to media reports, the entire capacity will be used for supplying electricity to agricultural consumers. The capacity would be spread across 29 districts in Maharashtra. Project developers would be required to set up projects of […]

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A Historically Black Community Will Be Home To Largest Urban Solar Farm In U.S. (Built On Former Landfill)

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 18:44:32 +0000

The transformation of a landfill in Houston into the largest urban solar farm in the United States will be a testament to the power of renewable energy. For 50 years, the landfill has been empty and closed off to the public. It is located in the middle of Houston’s Sunnyside community, which is a historically […]

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Solar Farms Can Be Good For Bees

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:05:28 +0000

One of the things anti-solar people like to bring up is that it can take up space. Sure, rooftop solar is popular and doesn’t take up space that could be used by something else, but utility solar installations often entail large “farms” where acres and acres of land are taken up by long rows of […]

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Scientists Studying Solar Try Solving A Dusty Problem

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2021 02:46:35 +0000

The layer of dust and pollen that settles on the windshield of your car is easily removed with a turn of the lever that activates wipers and water. Removing that layer from a solar panel — especially one inconveniently located from any source of moisture — requires considerably more work. The accumulation of dust, soot, […]

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Solar Project In Colorado With 2-MWh Tesla Battery Pack Now Online

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2021 01:58:13 +0000

Back in September 2020, Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company (GREC) acquired the Rawhide Prairie Solar Storage project in Larimer County, Colorado. Solar Power World reports that the new project is now online and includes a 2-MWh Tesla battery bank, connected to a 22-MW solar power project. GREC’s CEO, Charles Wheeler, shared his thoughts in a statement. […]

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India Auctions 500 Megawatts Of Solar At US¢3.03 Per kWh

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 18:05:33 +0000

The Indian state of Gujarat has awarded 500-megawatts of solar power in the first auction after the announcement of new import duties on solar modules. Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited issued a 500-megawatt solar power tender in January. The capacity was awarded to five companies. NTPC was awarded 150 megawatts, Sprng Energy 120 megawatts, Coal […]

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More Solar Power For “Home Of The Corvette” Thanks To…Shell?

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 17:05:28 +0000

GM doubles down on solar power for its Corvette factory in Kentucky with an assist from from Facebook, Shell’s Silicon Ranch venture, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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India’s Adani Green Energy To Buy 300 Megawatts of Operational Solar Projects

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2021 19:18:05 +0000

Continuing its aggressive growth, one of India’s leading renewable energy companies — Adani Green Energy — has plans to acquire two large-scale solar power projects. According to media reports, Adani Green Energy is looking to acquire a 250-megawatt solar power project from another Indian private renewable energy developer. The project is located in the northern […]

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