Solar Stories Yesterday

In today’s EGEB:

  • A thermal battery is being developed that could be used in a solar power system for overnight electricity.
  • One developer pulls out of the running for a Long Island-area offshore wind farm.
  • The first solar project in Anchorage, Alaska comes online.
  • Solar panels in the popular video game Fortnite.

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Solar Stories July 12

In today’s EGEB:

  • New York introduces the first round of funding for its Future Grid Challenge.
  • A look at how floating solar could take off in the US.
  • Massachusetts offshore wind farm Vineyard Wind could see development delays.
  • The largest municipal rooftop solar project in Canada is now online.

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Solar Stories July 11

In today’s EGEB:

  • Researchers have invented a device that can produce both electricity and fresh water from solar.
  • Renewable investments drop in the first half of 2019 to the lowest half-year period since 2013.
  • More utility solar plants coming to Florida by next year.

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Solar Stories July 10

In today’s EGEB:

  • Florida utilities draw criticism for the state’s home solar issues.
  • Global wind power capacity expected to grow 60% in the next five years.
  • A Massachusetts city mayor shuns short-term natural gas.
  • India adds a record amount of rooftop solar.
  • A big US solar investor eyes smaller installations.

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Solar Stories July 9

In today’s EGEB:

  • The newest FERC energy infrastructure update reveals even more coal retirements.
  • A new study claims Europe could get 10x of its electricity needs through onshore wind alone.
  • Solar installations pick up in New York City.
  • Cleaning up China’s air pollution can increase solar output.

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Solar Stories July 8

In today’s EGEB:

  • Vietnam’s huge leap in solar installations catches some observers by surprise.
  • A Thai group is taking over two Vietnamese solar farms.
  • Solar-cell producer Oxford PV earns millions more in funding.
  • A wind farm will observe the flight patterns of birds in a first-of-its-kind study.

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Solar Stories July 5

In today’s EGEB:

  • Researchers find the key to a long-pursued method for increasing solar cell efficiency.
  • Malawi gets a boost from solar — in more ways than one.
  • India wants to increase its share of renewables, but it also doesn’t want to abandon coal.
  • A Canadian town sees a shift from oil and gas to wind, but its concerns aren’t with the energy.

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Solar Stories July 4

In today’s EGEB:

  • German electricity generation was led by solar for the first time this June.
  • 24 firms are being considered to develop Abu Dhabi’s next “world’s largest” solar plant.
  • The London Stock Exchange now lists oil and gas companies as non-renewables.

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Solar Stories July 3

In today’s EGEB:

  • Jackson, Michigan is creating a “smart energy district” for energy innovation and testing.
  • Sky-high energy bills in Appalachia are pushing some to investigate rooftop solar.
  • New Mexico and Tennessee utilities look to go big on solar and battery storage.
  • Duke Energy surpasses 1 GW in owned solar capacity — but it has a long way to go on renewables.

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Solar Stories July 2

In today’s EGEB:

  • Los Angeles readies a record low solar price (with battery) that could be a game changer.
  • The largest US commercial insurance company is leaving coal.
  • A Virginia offshore wind project starts construction.

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