Also on the rise: US government drops land lease rates for renewables by as much as 50%. Three in one: wind, solar, and storage facility completed in Oregon. And more.
The Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility is one of the first in the country to co-locate a wind farm, a solar facility, and a battery storage system.
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The 400MW Obsidian Solar Center represents a 25% increase in the state’s total installed solar capacity, finally gaining approval after years of addressing land use complaints.
The battery features a modular design with pre-integrated segments that contain batteries, thermal management, and safety systems.
The Oregon utility said that as much as 25% of peak demand power in 2030 could come from customer-owned solar panels, batteries, and electric vehicles.