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

  • The Biden administration has approved Vineyard Wind 1, the first major offshore wind farm in federal waters.
  • The IEA raises its forecast for global wind and solar growth by another 25% compared to six months ago.
  • 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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Green Energy Stories May 7

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

  • Brown University researchers find a way to strengthen a key weak point in perovskite solar cells.
  • Ørsted and Polish energy company PGE to build 2.5 GW Baltica 2 and 3 offshore wind 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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Green Energy Stories May 6

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.
  • 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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Green Energy Stories May 5

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

  • 98% of GE’s shareholders yesterday demanded it take climate action, and its board said it would comply.
  • Great Britain’s wind farms set a new clean energy record by generating 48.5% of the electricity system.
  • 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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Green Energy 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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Green Energy Stories May 3

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and more than 35 other industry and environmental organizations, including the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in April to set national targets to curb the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in refrigerators, air conditioners, and other appliances.

The EPA delivered today. It’s the first time the federal government has set national limits on HFCs. It’s also the Biden administration’s first concrete regulatory step to tackle emissions since the US’s announcement that it would slash emissions 50% by 2030.

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

  • GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbines are awarded typhoon certification.
  • United Auto Workers union says only US-made EVs should get tax incentives.
  • 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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Green Energy 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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