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Building renewables emits carbon, building them faster emits far less

Nothing is free, not even renewable energy. A study by Columbia University’s Climate School traces the carbon emissions needed to build renewable energy, and demonstrates how the faster we build, the less emissions will be embodied in our renewable infrastructure.

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Swell Energy raises $120 million to expand deployment of virtual power plants

The funding will support existing VPP development and the deployment of an additional 200 MWh of contracted capacity.

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Canadian Solar ships 6 GW of solar panels in strong Q3 22, with revenue a 57% yearly increase

Subsidiary CSI Solar, which produces about 10 bifacial and mono solar module models, remains on track to list on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in early 2023.

Sunrise brief: Canadian Solar business inks battery deal with UBS

Also on the rise: Michigan’s regulator appears friendlier to solar. Canadian Solar’s battery business inks a large supply agreement for a global investor. And more.

Michigan rejects utility anti-rooftop solar policy

The state’s Commission was not convinced by DTE Energy’s argument that distributed energy causes a cost shift, and that the utility improperly modeled the benefits of distributed generation.

UConn receives $4.4 million solar-plus-batteries predictive resilience grant

The University of Connecticut’s Eversource Energy Center will develop technologies to shorten power outages.

Solar-powered Sion EV to feature enhanced driver-assistance systems from Continental

The listed EV company expanded its partnership with Continental to provide driver assistance, smart key and passive key access, and crash sensors.

Longi claims world’s highest efficiency for silicon solar cells

Longi said it has achieved a 26.81% efficiency rating for an unspecified heterojunction solar cell, as confirmed by Germany’s Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH).

Powin, BlackRock start working on world’s largest battery

US battery specialist Powin and US investment firm BlackRock have started work on a 909 MW/1,915 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) in Australia. Construction is set to begin in 2023 and will finish by mid-2025.

CSI Energy Solutions signs 2.6 GWh battery agreement with UBS in North America

Batteries provided by CSI are central to UBS’ energy storage strategy and part of the expansion of its US infrastructure business

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