As global markets transition toward more renewable energy sources, cyber hackers will look for ways to exploit those resources. Cybersecurity is now a business imperative.
Also on the rise: Solid-state battery start-up Sparks opened a pilot plant for its patented lithium battery technology based on zero cobalt cathodes. Hyperion will invest in a new facility in Ohio to manufacture its hydrogen fuel cell. Pennsylvania may have to sell RECs and use the cash to cap abandoned oil and gas wells. Sol Systems acquires 540MW Illinois solar portfolio. Greenskies moves agrivoltaics forward in Connecticut. FranklinWH chief sales officer shares views on distributed storage.
Hyperion will invest more than $297 million in the new facility in Columbus, Ohio, where it will manufacture its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell, which will power its new line of stationary and mobile energy storage products, including its XP-1 hypercar.
Sol Systems will own and operate the portfolio and will work with energy developer Tenaska to develop and construct the projects.
Greater accountability is needed in the interconnection process as outdated and cumbersome policies put the brakes on clean energy development, hindering market growth and the rapid action needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Also on the rise: Nova Scotia utility proposes net-metering fee. Research into how rooftop PV systems may affect air and building temperature in urban environments vice versa. Vanadium redox flow battery in microgrid project. Important step for Indiana solar: Utility’s net metering calculation overturned in court. Maxeon to offer IBC solar panels in the US.
Sierra Club Canada calls on Nova Scotians to demand energy democracy after the utility proposes to charge a premium on net-metered solar installations.
SDG&E and Sumitomo Electric complete a pilot microgrid project in California that successfully powered utility customers solely with energy stored in a flow battery.
Also on the rise: Three solar installations in Louisiana–one is a Tesla residential. Greenbacker solar project will meet 30% of Middlebury College’s electicity needs. Puerto Rico legislator calls on US Congress to oppose proposed fee on rooftop solar. T-Mobile one step closer to 100% renewable.
About 439MW of solar will soon be under construction in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, more than doubling the state’s solar capacity to date.
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