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Solar-powered bus depot features green hydrogen production

The integrated microgrid will be connected to the utility, but engineered to operate indefinitely in island mode, according to developer AlphaStruxure.

The Hydrogen Stream: Nikola to sell 100 fuel-cell hydrogen trucks to Port of LA

In a hydrogen news roundup: Nikola plans to sell 100 hydrogen fuel-cell trucks for logistic operations in California, Volvo has started developing hydrogen combustion trucks, and Airbus has announced plans to launch a study into hydrogen projects in the US state of Georgia.

Sunrise brief: U.S. solar exceeds five million installations

Also on the rise: Push back on net billing. The U.S. multi-pronged approach to onshoring solar manufacturing. And more.

Plug Power’s $1.6 billion loan guarantee for clean hydrogen facilities

The Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office announced a conditional commitment for loan guarantee to help finance construction of up to six facilities across several U.S. states to produce clean hydrogen using Plug Power’s own electrolyzer technology.

The Hydrogen Stream: U.S. government targets $2/kg by 2026, $1/kg by 2031

The US Department of Energy says it is aiming for “clean” hydrogen production costs of $2/kg by 2026 and $1/kg by 2031.

New model shows how to power homes exclusively with hydrogen, solar, batteries

Researchers in Spain has found that combining PV power generation with fuel cells and battery storage may help homes considerably reduce their levelized cost of energy. Their simulation reportedly demonstrated homes may also become completely self-sufficient.

Germany gets the spotlight at RE+ 2024

The renewable energy conference, RE+ 2024, taking place in September in Anaheim, California, will showcase German clean energy companies in the Spotlight Country Pavilion.

Schneider Electric and Mainspring offer multi-fuel microgrid solution

Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Microgrid Solution can be paired with Mainspring Energy’s Linear Generator to produce and store carbon-free energy for continuous use.

Bloom Energy teams up with Shell to look at large-scale hydrogen projects

The companies are aiming to develop large-scale solid oxide electrolyzer systems to generate hydrogen for use by Shell.

Sunrise brief: First Solar plans to double manufacturing capacity by 2026

Also on the rise: Solar at “twice the natural capacity factor of the sun”. The importance of community solar in all-of-the-above renewable energy strategy. And more.