ERCOT, Caught in Political Crossfire, Releases Reliability ‘Roadmap’

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 13:19:34 +0000

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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has unveiled a roadmap outlining crucial improvements designed to enhance grid reliability, taking into account recent legislation, regulatory mandates, and a recent push by the state’s governor for market incentives that will help the grid bulk up on “adequate and reliable” resources, like natural gas, coal, and nuclear […]

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Freedom? Tyler, Texas, City Ordinance Bans Residents From Getting Solar If Panels Are Visible To The Public

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 09:21:26 +0000

There’s a small town in Texas that has taken a stance against solar panels in a weird way. That stance was actually taken back in 2012 via a city ordinance. Tyler, Texas, is what I’ve always considered the midpoint between Shreveport, Louisiana, and Dallas, Texas. Stop at the truck stop to get some rocks, fudge, […]

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Red Hot Perovskite Solar Cell Field Just Got Way Redder & Hotter

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2021 18:05:00 +0000

A new perovskite solar cell venture is proof that legacy energy stakeholders can pivot to renewables — if they really want to.

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If All Goes According To (Renewable Energy) Plan, Texas Will Be Fine

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2021 17:52:20 +0000

With its mighty power grid stumbling under the weight of extreme weather, Texas is staking its claim to the renewable energy economy of the future and green hydrogen is in the mix.

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Alset EHomes Is Building Homes With Tesla Solar … And A Tesla Vehicle Included

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 02:00:58 +0000

Tesla signed an agreement with Alset EHome, a home building company, to make sure that an entire community will be built with Tesla’s solar roofing panels, TeslaNorth has reported. Alset EHome will construct the community with Tesla’s solar panels and Powerwalls in Northpark Community in Porter, Texas, which is a suburb of Houston. The community […]

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New Mexico’s Zipper Merge Experiment Is Failing, Producing Pollution

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:35:00 +0000

In theory, the “zipper merge” is a great idea. The road space in both lanes is utilized fully, and when it comes time to merge, people alternate and everyone gets where they’re going without a traffic jam. If everyone maintains a steady speed, leaves space between themselves and other cars, and everyone gets in at […]

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ERCOT Is Having Problems With Electricity In Texas Again, And Summer Has Only Begun

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 00:02:15 +0000

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) isn’t so reliable these days, and it recently announced that it has some tight grid conditions due to many forced generation outages. During the winter storm that froze most of the Deep South, Texas Governor Greg Abbott claimed that frozen wind turbines were the cause of ERCOT’s mass […]

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Can Electric Pickup Trucks Save the Grid in Texas?

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:01:17 +0000

Electric Pickups Can’t Carry the Load on Their Own, but They’ll Sure Help

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Tesla & Austin Community College Launch New Tesla START Manufacturing Program

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 05:10:57 +0000

Austin Community College (ACC) and Tesla have launched a new 14-week intensive training program that will give students hands-on learning experiences for a manufacturing career at Tesla. The new Tesla START Manufacturing Program at ACC is the first of its kind in the nation. This. Is. Big! Austin Community College District and @Tesla team up to […]

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Extreme Heat + Broken Gas & Coal Plants Threaten Texas Grid

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:50:46 +0000

Dangerously high temperatures are gripping the West, with more to life- and grid-threatening heat expected in the coming days. Phoenix hit at least 113°F over the weekend and temperatures from the Southwest to Northern Rockies are forecast to be 15–25°F above average. Texas officials are already asking customers to conserve electricity, as the extreme heat, […]

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