Here's a sobering reminder: California produces so much solar power it has to basically pay other states to take it. While some of that is due to existing power company contracts, if California had adequate energy storage, many of the state's electricity difficulties would be resolved fairly fast. While solar energy is the most abundant energy we have, we aren't able to make the most of it, simply because we don't yet have the means to store it efficiently.
Global solar energy supplies are growing rapidly, with nearly 10 times as much solar capacity installed today as there was a decade ago. Leading the boom is the photovoltaic (PV) panel, which converts sunlight into electricity using semiconductors. But even as the glossy rectangles become increasingly cheaper and ubiquitous, solar PV alone can't solve the nagging question: What to do when the sun isn't shining? As electric utilities and policymakers seek solutions for storing and dispatching energy on demand, concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) is once again gaining traction.
POSEY CO., Ind. (WFIE) - CenterPoint Energy says its electric and natural gas business, CenterPoint Energy Indiana South, received approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to acquire a 300-megawatt (MW) solar array, as well as enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) for an additional 100 MWs of solar energy.
Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN (3 p.m. Oct. 25, 2021)— In a matter of days, MiEnergy Cooperative will begin purchasing solar energy generated from arrays within its service territory to distribute to its members. The cooperative has a power purchase agreement (PPA) with OneEnergy Renewables to buy up to nine megawatts (MW) of electricity generated by solar arrays in Rushford Village, Fountain, Lanesboro and Stockton for the next 25 years. Combined, the sites will generate enough electricity to power approximately 1,900 homes.
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Commissioners from the state of Colorado’s Public Utilities gathered at the Moffat County High School Library Tuesday afternoon to hear public comments regarding Phase One of Public Service Company of Colorado’s (PSCo) Electric Resource Plan (ERP) and Clean Energy Plan (CEP). Chairman of the PUC Eric Blank said yesterday’s proceedings...
People are switching from gas-powered cars to EVs to fight climate change, but cars are just one source of emissions. All types of vehicles, including planes, trains, and boats, emit emissions. This applies to yachts that the rich lounge on. That’s why there’s a $500,000 solar-powered yacht available right now.
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Concentrations of greenhouse gases hit a record high last year despite a temporary slowdown in new emissions during the coronavirus pandemic, a new United Nations report found. The announcement of this grim new milestone comes days before world leaders of the G-20 summit meet in Rome to hash out a plan for reducing global warming.
MELBOURNE, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Australian iron ore magnate Andrew Forrest wants to turn his company, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG.AX), into the world's biggest green energy group, but critics say his targets are a stretch even for a man who built the world's fourth-largest iron ore producer from scratch in just over a decade.
As part of its commitment to the environment, Apple will launch 10 new projects for its Power for Impact initiative to bring clean energy solutions to communities around the globe. The new projects provide renewable power to under-resourced communities for economic growth and social impact. Apple aims to be completely...
In a major win for climate advocates and supporters of wind and solar energy, New York State environmental regulators refused on Wednesday to allow two companies to upgrade their gas-fueled power plants — signaling a newly aggressive approach to ending fossil-fuel emissions that drive climate change. With the decision —...
Apple today announced it has more than doubled the number of suppliers committed to using 100 percent clean energy over the last year, accelerating progress toward its 2030 goal to be carbon neutral across its supply chain and products. In total, 175 Apple suppliers will transition to using renewable energy, and the company and its suppliers will bring online more than 9 gigawatts of clean power around the world. These actions will avoid over 18 million metric tons of CO2e annually — the equivalent of taking over 4 million cars off the road each year.
COAL: Energy Harbor announces plans to close the remaining units at its Ohio Sammis coal plant, which indirectly benefited from the state’s power plant bailout law, in 2028. (Cleveland.com) SOLAR:. • An Indiana clean energy task force says it won’t weigh in on how customers should be compensated for unused...
Over half of Cambodia’s electricity is generated in coal power plants, almost all built with Chinese involvement. Coal’s share in the energy mix was set to increase to three-quarters by 2030. Then came President Xi Jinping’s September announcement that China “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad” and will step up support for green energy. The new stance may help Cambodia transition toward a more reliable and affordable electricity system, at a time when the country needs a green economic boost given Covid-19. It can also help Cambodia retain its largest industry, garments and footwear. Major international brands operating in the country have made requests for a cleaner energy grid.
Infiniti Energy, a full-service solar power developer and independent power producer, has completed construction on 905 kW of new solar projects for the Teaneck New Jersey Board of Education. Infiniti Energy was hired by Concord Management Services LLC (CMS), the EPC Contractor for the project. The project was completed under a Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) which enables the district to achieve the financial benefits of renewable energy immediately while eliminating up-front expenditures and outsourcing operation and maintenance costs over a specified period. Financing for these projects was provided by Empower Energies.
Apple has announced that it’s more than doubled the number of suppliers committed to using 100% clean energy over the last year, accelerating progress toward its 2030 goal to be carbon neutral across its supply chain and products. In total, 175 Apple suppliers will transition to using renewable energy, and...
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CenterPoint Energy Inc.’s Indiana-based electric and natural gas business, CenterPoint Energy Indiana South, has received approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to acquire a 300 MW solar array, as well as enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) for an additional 100 MW of solar energy as part of the company’s long-term electric generation transition plan.
October 27 (Renewables Now) - Colombia’s third renewable energy auction finalised on Tuesday with power purchase agreements (PPAs) going to 11 solar projects representing 796.3 MW of combined capacity. Nine project promoters won the opportunity to close 15-year PPAs with 53 power off-takers, which secured solar energy for a weighted...