Solar Stories June 14

In today’s EGEB:

  • Bifacial solar is ruled exempt from Trump tariffs.
  • Renewables added about 700,000 jobs worldwide in 2018.
  • Target aims for 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
  • The UK is closing another coal plant.
  • Dubai mulls floating solar.

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Solar Stories June 13

In today’s EGEB:

  • Southwestern states have the best solar resources, highest capacity factors in US.
  • France is looking to double its annual offshore wind targets due to dropping costs.
  • Tunisia’s solar tender looks to change the game in the country.
  • A New Jersey theme park is almost completely solar-powered.

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Solar Stories June 12

In today’s EGEB:

  • A Nevada solar project has plans for what might be the world’s largest battery.
  • A company is locating live WWII-era explosives to clear the way for offshore wind farms.
  • Hawaii’s new program offers energy upgrades for renters.

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Solar Stories June 11

In today’s EGEB:

  • Researchers have figured out a flaw in solar panels that’s been studied for decades.
  • Nevada’s booming solar industry has opened the door for scammers.
  • Scottish Power is building a giant industrial-scale battery.
  • The UK is fixing its solar laws.

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Solar Stories June 10

US electricity generation capacity from renewable energy sources surpassed coal for the first time this April, and that gap looks to grow substantially during the next three years.

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In today’s EGEB:

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others support a solar plan for NYC’s Rikers Island.
  • An Alabama poultry house goes solar.
  • NASA breaks ground on a solar project.
  • A Dutch wind farm puts a large scale battery storage system into service.

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Solar Stories June 7

In today’s EGEB:

  • A Spanish utility plans to build the largest solar farm in Europe.
  • The Netherlands looks to add 2 GW of floating solar.
  • The Grain Belt Express transmission line is a step closer to construction once more.
  • A hybrid energy park combines wind and hydraulic power in Greece.
  • The world’s largest macadamia processor moves to solar power.

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Solar Stories June 6

In today’s EGEB:

  • California has to figure out how to utilize all of its solar power, and how to move forward.
  • Solar installations in the UK fell off a cliff last month.
  • Connecticut makes a huge commitment to offshore wind.
  • A huge Australian solar project secures financing, and a giant battery may be on the way.

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Solar Stories June 5

In today’s EGEB:

  • An Anheuser-Busch solar project to brew all beer with renewable-generated electricity.
  • Nebraska city gets a large scale battery to store solar power.
  • An offshore wind bill is reintroduced in Congress.
  • An attempt to change the definition of renewable energy in California fails.
  • Another “without coal” record in Britain.

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Solar Stories June 4

In today’s EGEB:

  • A new 280 megawatt solar farm is set for construction in Australia.
  • And a 100 MW farm will be one of the largest solar projects in Alabama.
  • Wyoming is ready to break ground on a multi-wind farm $3.1 billion project.
  • Michigan residents can now add commercial solar arrays to their farmland.

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