Tesla To Construct Virtual Solar Power Plant Using 50,000 Homes In South Australia:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | February 04, 2018: When Elon Musk offered to build what would be the largest grid storage battery installation in the world in South Australia last year, he set off a chain of events that may have implications for the entire world. In a show of typical Muskian over-the-top bravado, Elon promised to build…

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Solar Energy Offers Hope To Some Puerto Rico Hospitals:

Clean Technica | By: Owen Agnew | February 02, 2018: More than four months after Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico, over 450,000 people are still without power. For critical facilities like hospitals, the lack of electricity has meant cutting services and relying on generators until power is restored. Nexus Media joined Vittoria Energy, a team of clean-energy evangelists, for…

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Can The Brooklyn Microgrid Project Revolutionize The Energy Market?

Clean Technica | By: The Beam | February 02, 2018: A New York-based energy project built on blockchain is currently attempting to create peer-to-peer marketplaces for distributed energy. As the global energy market is still trapped in a previous era and needs an urgent and thorough redesign, the Brooklyn Microgrid could be a game changer. Prosumers’ Efforts Not Valued By…

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Tesla Semi Customers Will Build Their Own Charging Stations:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | February 02, 2018: Tesla has booked pre-orders for its all-electric Semi heavy duty trucks from at least 9 major corporations. Now, some of those companies are planning how they will charge those trucks once they arrive. In particular, Anheuser Busch and United Parcel Service say they are working closely with Tesla to design…

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America’s Clean Power Plan Is Good For Our Health, Our Economy & Our Planet:

Clean Technica | By: Guest Contributor | February 02, 2018: Here’s the deal: The Trump Administration is working to repeal (and possibly replace) America’s Clean Power Plan. Backed by powerful oil, coal, and gas companies, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt claims the original Clean Power Plan design overstepped EPA authority. But the move to repeal and replace the…

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Utilities Move To Break Arizona’s Coal-Water Link:

Circle Of Blue | By: Brett Walton | GPE – January 29, 2018: The proposed halt to operations in 2019 at the West’s largest coal-fired power plant could attract White House attention. Originally published February 23, 2017: Since 1976 the 2,250-megawatt coal-fired Navajo Generating Station, with its three towering stacks belching thick plumes of steam, has commanded the summit of…

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The Community Microgrid As A Virtual Power Plant:

Clean Technica | By: George Harvey | January 24, 2018: The design for a community microgrid project that is forming in Warner, New Hampshire, seems rather prosaic at first glance. It is simple, with a few buildings, some solar panels, batteries, inverters, and all the regular gear. It seems an appropriately small start for a town with only 444 people…

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China Officially Installed 52.83 Gigawatts Worth Of Solar In 2017:

Clean Technica | By: Joshua S Hill | January 22, 2018: China’s National Energy Administration published its official solar statistics for 2017 on Monday, revealing that the country had installed a total of 52.83 gigawatts worth of new solar capacity in 2017. A lot of attention has been given over to watching China’s solar capacity additions in 2017, as the…

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Tesla’s Battery In Australia Is Surpassing Expectations:

Renewable Energy World | By: Dylan McConnell | January 17, 2018: It’s just over one month since the Hornsdale Power Reserve was officially opened in South Australia at the Hornsdale wind farm. The excitement surrounding the project has generated acres of media interest, both locally and abroad. The aspect that has generated the most interest is the battery’s rapid response…

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Interview With John Kostyack & David Gardiner ~ A New Wind Energy Foundation Report:

Clean Technica | By: Carolyn Fortuna | January 16, 2018: The Wind Energy Foundation has just released a new report. In it, they talk about the need for US transmission planners to modify their calculations based on the number of big companies that are increasingly signing deals to buy wind and solar power. In this CleanTechnica exclusive, we interview John…

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Australia Poised For Renewable Energy Breakout:

Clean Technica | By: Steve Hanley | January 16, 2018: High electricity costs make renewable energy more attractive. That’s why Bloomberg thinks Australia is poised to have a renewable energy bonanza. “The payback period for residential solar is now as low as it was in 2012, when super-generous feed-in tariffs and subsidies drove a massive boom in installations,” says Annabel…

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Increasing Renewable Energy In India Can Reduce Emissions, Water Use, & Supply Risk

Clean Technica | By: Joshua S Hill | January 16, 2018: Increasing the share of renewable energy sources in India’s electricity mix and implementing changes in cooling technologies for thermal power plants could serve not only to reduce the country’s carbon emissions intensity, but could also substantially reduce water consumption, mitigating or outright eliminating electricity supply risk due to water…

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40% Of India’s Thermal Power Plants Are In Water-Scarce Areas, Threatening Shutdowns:

World Resources Institute | By: Tianyi Luo | January 16, 2018: Water shortages are hurting India’s ability to produce power. New WRI research finds that 40 percent of the country’s thermal power plants are located in areas facing high water stress, a problem since these plants use water for cooling. Scarce water is already hampering electricity generation in these regions—14…

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Water-Related Risks Strand $Billions In Energy, Mining, Power Projects:

Circle Of Blue | By: Keith Schneider | GPE – January 16, 2018: Droughts, floods, and civic opposition cause huge losses. Originally published April 28, 2016: In early November 2002, six years before Lehman Brothers melted down and the American economy came much too close to collapsing, John Cassidy wrote a prophetic article in the New Yorker magazine on ominous…

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Tesla’s New York Gigafactory Kicks Off Solar Roof Production:

Renewable Energy World | Bloomberg | By: Brian Eckhouse | GPE – January 13, 2018: Tesla Inc. has kicked off production of its long-awaited electricity-producing shingles that Elon Musk says will transform the rooftop solar industry. Originally published January 09, 2018: Manufacturing of the photovoltaic glass tiles began last month at a factory in Buffalo built with backing from New…

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This Is What Microgrids For Resilience In Emergencies Look Like:

Renewable Energy World | By: Jennifer Delony | GPE – January 09, 2018: A new group of microgrids has been proposed to help support Connecticut’s critical facilities in the event of an emergency. The proposals are part of the latest round of applications that were due Jan. 1 for funding under the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)…

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It’s Not Just Shenzhen ~ Jaw-Dropping China Electric Bus Roundup:

Clean Technica | By: Tim Dixon | January 06, 2018: We’ve published a couple of articles recently on Shenzhen’s dramatic electrification of over 16,000 buses — something completely unprecedented around the world. But to say this is an isolated case of Chinese electric bus leadership would be to miss the much bigger and broader story. Below is a roundup of…

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EV Revolution In China: Next Stop ~ Delivery & Freight Vehicles:

Clean Technica | By: Tim Dixon | January 06, 2018: China’s King of the electric vehicle world. It has more electric car sales than the rest of the world combined. One city now has over 16,000 electric buses in service — 100% of its fleet — and other cities are following the same path. Next up for full electrification? Perhaps…

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44% Wind ~ Denmark Set New Wind Energy Record In 2017:

Clean Technica | By: Jesper Berggreen | January 06, 2018: Numbers have just come out this week from danskenergi.dk, the Danish energy organization whose members support companies in delivering steady green power to the Danes, with an impressive uptime of 99.99% at competitive prices. A New Record Wind turbines delivered power equivalent to 43.6 percent of Denmark’s electricity consumption in…

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