Solar Stories February 13

A new energy facility in eastern Oregon will be the first of its kind in the U.S., combining wind power, solar power, and battery storage on a large-scale.

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Solar jobs in the U.S. dropped for a second straight year in 2018. But overall trends in the industry are largely positive, as detailed in a new report.

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Solar Stories February 12

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, the Hornsea One offshore wind farm that will eventually become the world’s largest is ready to start supplying power. An Australian court rejects a coal mine based on climate concerns. An energy company and solar installer team up to promote thin-film panels for use on petroleum tanks. And an Illinois representative introduces legislation for carbon-free electricity in the state.

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Solar Stories February 11

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, New England energy company Eversource buys into offshore wind. Wind turbine technician an in-demand job in Texas. Georgetown University solar farm draws criticism.

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Solar Stories February 8

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, Japan and China lead the way in floating photovoltaics. A look at the world’s largest concentrated solar farm in Morocco. Enphase writes to customers about the shortage of a key part.

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Solar Stories February 6

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, Connecticut solar policy is in the crosshairs, in more ways than one. The Department of Energy offers funding for a floating wind turbine project.

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Solar Stories February 4

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, the Beijing Winter Olympics go green in 2022. Florida Power & Light starts a huge solar push in the Sunshine state. And Brown University in Rhode Island makes wind and solar deals.

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Solar Stories February 1

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, Budweiser’s wind power ad gets ready for its Super Bowl debut. GE consolidates assets into its renewable energy business. Germany ramps up solar power, boosted by low prices.

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Solar Stories January 31

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.

Today in EGEB, China’s attempts to cut coal emissions don’t seem to be working. The bankruptcy of California’s PG&E endangers power purchase agreements with hundreds of suppliers. And New Jersey looks for ways to reduce its high solar costs.

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Solar Stories June 28, 2018

We’re proud to announce Electrek is sponsoring the American Solar Challenge this year. The 2018 event (PDF Flyer), which begins next weekend, will see racers take their Solar-powered “cars” from OmahaNebraska to BendOregon loosely through the Oregon Trail. I use quotes because to get the Wh/mile equation on these vehicles to within what’s possible with a car footprint solar array, you’ll essentially need 4-wheeled electric bicycles.

The American Solar Challenge (ASC) is a multi-day, 1,500-2,000 mile cross-country endurance rally across North America. The event is typically held every other year during the summer and is open to collegiate level solar car teams from countries all over the world. The routes have varied greatly over the course of the event’s rich history, but they are always designed to provide teams with a great opportunity to demonstrate their solar cars under real world driving conditions and thoroughly test the reliability of all onboard systems.

This year is a bit more interesting also in that they are now racing a cruiser class which will act and look a lot more like traditional road vehicles…

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