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The latest batch of energy yield results from the outdoor test field at Xi’an, China are out.
It’s been a busy two months since Joe Biden became president. Here are highlights of key initiatives on the energy and cleantech fronts.
The $2 trillion package includes a proposed 10-year extension of the ITC and PTC and calls for further incentives to add transmission capacity. Most solar advocates liked it, but one nonprofit panned it as being too industry-friendly.
The bill aims to thaw frozen tax-equity markets and help the solar and clean energy sectors recover from the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 572 kW systems feature Prism Solar bifacial panels and are installed at a bioscience company’s facilities, which produce Covid-19 test kits.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said “cutting red tape” will help the state meets its sustainability goals and recover economically from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 640 MWh BESS projects are designed for a 20-year life cycle and four hours of energy storage duration.
Also on the rise: Ørsted completes its 460 MW Texas solar + storage project, ReneSola JV aims to speed its European build pipeline, equity firm closes its CS Energy buy, and Revolt Energy gets a new owner.
The facility will occupy around 2,000 acres of BLM-administered lands some 13 miles west of Blythe, in Riverside County, California.
NRG Residential Solar stopped marketing and installing solar in 2017, but agreed to pay $69,000 in penalties, change its policies and practices, and enter binding arbitration to resolve consumer complaints in New Jersey.
The Berkeley Lab report said that best practices generally found in utility energy efficiency programs are largely missing from solar programs that benefit low- to moderate-income people.
The document is written to have “universal application” across product lines intended for export to the U.S. market, and is expected to be adopted by equipment manufacturers and U.S. importers.
Also on the rise: Sunlight opens a 2 GWh capacity lead and lithium battery plant in North Carolina, Bloom Energy deploys its hydrogen-based SOFC, and Schneider Electric is building a microgrid at a Connecticut campus.
Also on the rise: SolSmart designates its 400th locality and claims up to 450 MW of related solar capacity, Tri Global sells a 400 MW solar facility, and battery startup Gridtential secures $12 million in financing.
Also on the rise: Ozop Energy is supplying equipment for a Maryland microgrid, Georgia Power hits a milestone at its zero-carbon nuclear-build site, and Powin unveils a high-voltage battery.
Check out this week’s list of some of the newest announcements related to clean energy products.
The companies first will work to develop an integrated power plant control and SCADA system.
The nine-project group was approved by state regulators and will be a critical part of the 16 GW of renewable energy Virginia plans to add by 2035.
AEP Energy signed on for the first 480 MW of a planned 1.65 GW solar energy facility planned for 12,000 acres in northern Indiana.
Also on the rise: Talen Energy has plans for energy storage at two fossil power plants, and a novel CSP technology passes a test that has its backers breathing a little easier.
Also on the rise: CPS Energy wins a round in its lawsuit against ERCOT over February’s big storm, Mitsubishi Power aims to develop a second green hydrogen project, Advanced Power taps Bechtel for a solar project, and the Indian Point nuclear plant in New York closes for good.
The New York City-based institute will link architectural design and engineering to create infrastructure that is both net-zero in energy use and climate resilient.
The deal with Hong Kong’s Towngas will pilot the company’s nickel-hydrogen battery technology and serve as an audition for future deals to come.
High-resolution data let the study group drill down to individual parcels in order to figure out how much land is available for solar in both optimal and preferred sites.
Also on the rise: PG&E launches its solar-based microgrid program, a report from Berkeley Lab says the power sector is halfway to becoming carbon free, and battery recycler Li-Cycle will build a facility near Phoenix.
Power quality issues emerge in terms of voltage swags, swells, flickers, and harmonic distortions, among other things. Many utilities said they are not happy with their ability to gather useful data to address the problems.
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