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Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories December 27, 2021

China’s largest offshore wind farm is now fully connected to the grid

China’s largest offshore wind farm was connected to the grid at full capacity on Saturday, December 25. It transmitted power through undersea cables.

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories September 23, 2021

EGEB: Minnesota wins by compromising over a wind and solar farm and a historic site

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): A big clean energy project will go forward in Minnesota without impacting an ancient site. Ørsted completes a 227 MW solar farm in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, for Facebook. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories July 15, 2021

EGEB: Here’s how much it costs to charge your EV with rooftop solar

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Charging an electric vehicle with rooftop solar in the US is cheaper than using grid power or public chargers. El Salvador commissions its very first wind farm. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories April 14, 2017

Electrek green energy brief: Dong building wind without incentives, cheap solar power causing problems, more

Solar Installers Struggle as Panels Become Cheap Enough to Own – This is the best problem in the world for these companies to have. They are going to be forced to sell directly to these populations, book revenue up front and get the Wall Street people – who hate the heavy debt load of the lease […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories May 5, 2017

EGEB: Trina Solar 24.1% efficiency coming out of lab, 25-year home battery warranties coming from Tesla?, more

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news Trina Solar achieves 24.13% conversion efficiency for IBC solar cell – Cool to see the R&D happening not only in the labs of universities, but also the largest companies on the planet. A few notes though – this was a […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories May 18, 2017

EGEB: Iowa Republican attacks Perry over fake energy study, coal plant failures, more

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news Iowa senator slams energy chief for grid study undermining wind energy – Iowa’s Republican senator on Wednesday raised concerns that U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has commissioned a “hastily developed” study of the reliability of the electric grid that appears “geared […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories June 15, 2017

EGEB: Smart V2G extends battery life, Massachusetts pushing smarter(Tesla)grid, more

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Baker-Polito Administration Announces Over $4.6 Million in Grants for Peak Demand Reduction Projects – The state has put money behind 9 grants aimed at reducing peak demand via, mostly, deploying energy storage intelligently. For instance – Tesla – $996,455 – […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories June 30, 2017

EGEB: 10 ‘Gigafactories’ under construction, future price of solar *equation*, more

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news. 10 Battery Gigafactories Are Now in the Works. And Elon Musk May Add 4 More – Two things 1. What a great list of projects underway. Thanks GTM. 2. By 2030, BNEF expects battery pack prices to fall to $73 per kilowatt-hour, […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories October 26, 2017

EGEB: ‘Addio Coal!’ – Italy, 32% solar cell licensed, robot solar manufacturing, more

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Featured Image Source Italy proposes phasing out coal power plants by 2025 – “We have asked (grid company) Terna to identify the infrastructure needed,” Minister Carlo Calenda said in a parliamentary hearing on the document. They’re in the early stages of […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories January 23, 2018

EGEB: Grandma will freeze in the dark, 3-10% system price increases due to Trump Tariff, more

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Featured Image Source Trump tariff on imported solar panels at 30% – residential projects could increase $750-1000, cost up to 23,000 jobs – I know this was posted here yesterday, so leading the brief with it is kinda goofy…but […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories January 26, 2018

EGEB: Robotic First Solar, SunPower demands tariff exemption – stops factory, more

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news. First Solar Is Using Robots to Better Tap the Sun – There are just a few dozen workers scattered about; before the renovation, there were hundreds. The company acknowledges that it cut jobs, but it says the ones that […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories November 29, 2017

EGEB: More wind in Texas than coal, European solar to grow 35% in 2018, more

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Featured Image Source. European PV market expected to grow by 35% in 2018 – “The European market is entering a phase of sustainable growth, no longer driven by the Feed-in-Tariff boom and bust cycle,” said GTM analyst Tom Heggarty. This phase […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 16, 2017

Electrek green energy brief: 650MW solar plant construction video, world’s largest solar facade, and more

Danish School Has Installed The World’s Largest Solar Facade – When the building is made of electricity generation material, from day one, we change the perception of what a building is. It’s no longer simply a structure to feed material, food, energy for hot, cold and light, etc. In soon time, a building without solar power […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories April 21, 2017

EGEB: UK’s 1st coal-free day since Industrial Revolution, 50GW US of utility solar, largest ever 4GWh battery system, more

Major Solar Projects List from the SEIA – The USA has about 45GW of solar power running currently. This report looks specifically at projects larger than 1MW – and they’ve got about 20GW worth in the database. More interesting is that there is another 50GW of solar power in the development stages. The installation dates go […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories August 4, 2017

EGEB: LONGi panels ~20/21%; Solar beer in Newcastle; Goldman Sachs buying; more

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news. LONGi Solar pushes mainstream mono-PERC module to 325.6W – Entry level solar panels are 1/5th more efficient (moving from 16 to 20%) – meaning you get 20% was watts in the same roofspace.  “Mono-PERC” 60 cell solar panels in […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories January 27, 2017

Electrek green energy brief: CO2 slows in US 27% over past decade, Scandinavian wind farms threatened by Russian Warships, & more

Flat electricity demand allowing renewables to be part of slowing CO2 in USA – The author estimated that, “CO2 emissions from U.S. electricity generation in 2016 will be 27 percent below the baseline level from 2005.” The Northeast USA saw a fall in total electricity sales in 2015. All the while, cleaner natural gas has […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories September 24, 2019

EGEB: UN Climate Action Summit outcomes, talking generates green power in a Mexican restaurant, more

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Outcomes from yesterday’s UN Climate Action Summit. The Netherlands agrees to build one of the largest solar farms in the country. Panasonic announces a new residential battery storage system. Making noise in this Mexican restaurant creates green energy.

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories September 25, 2019

EGEB: DOE/DOD power storage bill heads to Senate leader, China is building coal plants, more

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): A vital US DOE/DOD power storage bill passes energy committee, heads to the floor. Atlassian billionaire cofounder and Tesla work together on a huge Australian solar energy export project. A $1.7 billion coal plant in Turkey is under way — and it’s financed by China. International Energy Agency […]

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories September 20, 2019

EGEB: Guatemalans emigrate due to climate-change-induced food shortages; nitrous oxide emissions, more

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Food shortage due to climate change is forcing Guatemalans to migrate north. Why nitrous oxide is as much of a problem as CO2 emissions. Florida’s 100% renewable energy bill has been revived — with hope. Serbia launches the country’s largest wind farm.

Electrek Green Energy Brief Stories February 27, 2020

EGEB: Will Utah commit to a statewide EV charging network today?

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Utah legislature is considering a statewide electric-vehicle charging network bill. Ireland buys 600 more hybrid buses. Why not opt for fully electric? Seattle’s new NHL team will fully subsidize public transport for hockey fans.

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