Solar power Stories Today

The costs of most existing coal-fired power plants in the US are now more expensive than the total costs of wind and solar as a result of their plunging costs, according to a new study.

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The US solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020. By 2035, we’ll need 900,000 solar workers.
  • 2020 saw the largest annual decrease in US energy production on record.
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Solar power Stories Yesterday

Enel Green Power North America, headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, has started construction on five new clean energy projects in the US. The new wind, solar, and hybrid projects announced today represent more than 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity and 319 megawatts (MW) of battery storage capacity.

The five new projects under construction in Texas, Illinois, and Oklahoma will generate over 4.1 TWh of renewable electricity per year, capable of powering more than 525,000 US households annually. All five projects announced today have offtake agreements for a portion of their output.

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Solar power Stories May 4

Danish clean energy giant Ørsted has just completed its very first utility-scale solar plus battery storage project, and it’s in the US.

Its Permian Energy Center project (pictured above), a 460 MW solar and 40 MW battery storage facility, is in Andrews County, Texas.

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Oxford Brookes University researchers think wind turbines should be vertical.
  • The US Interior Department approves a solar farm in the California desert.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Solar power Stories April 30

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • GM says it plans to invest $1 billion in a plant in Mexico to build electric vehicles.
  • SMUD, Sacramento’s electricity provider, is paying people to become certified solar PV installers.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Solar power Stories April 29

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • The DOE has earmarked $13 million for clean energy innovators to help the US government become carbon neutral.
  • New Jersey’s statewide community solar pilot program launches two more solar farms.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Solar power Stories April 27

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Hyzon Motors and Raven will build up to 100 waste-to-hydrogen hubs across the US and globally.
  • These two new solar farms in Massachusetts come with a bonus – they’re pollinator friendly.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Solar power Stories April 23

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Texas is expected to add record utility-scale solar in the next two years.
  • West Virginia’s electric car drivers made a film about why they chose to embrace electric.
  • The Welsh capital of Cardiff is getting 36 e-buses – the largest order outside of London to date.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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Solar power Stories April 21

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Thailand is building one of the world’s largest floating hydro-solar farms.
  • Hershey signs two solar PPAs in journey to cutting emissions by 50% by 2030.
  • UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn more and get your quotes. — *ad.

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