Lightsource bp launches Bighorn Solar project in Colorado; first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar

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Lightsource bp, together with Xcel Energy and EVRAZ North America , launched its new 300-megawatt Bighorn Solar project. The Bihorn Solar project is primarily located on 1,800 acres of land on EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel property in Pueblo.

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V2G company Nuvve participating in California’s wholesale energy markets to help balance the grid

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Nuvve Corporation, a San Diego-based vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology company, is participating in a program to deliver resource adequacy to local utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and California’s electrical grid using a large stationary battery located on the University of California San Diego’s (UC San Diego’s) campus microgrid. Nuvve offers AC and DC charging station options which are preconfigured to work with NUVVE’s Grid Integrated Platform (GIVe).

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BloombergNEF: clean energy investment in developing nations slumps as financing in China slows; coal burn surges to record high

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New investment in wind, solar, and other clean energy projects in developing nations dropped sharply in 2018, largely due to a slowdown in China. Investment in new wind, solar, and other non-large hydro renewables projects in the country fell to $86 billion in 2018 from $122 billion in 2017.

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“Project Volt Gas Volt” proposes long-term financing plan to support widespread implementation of power-to-gas systems

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Project Volt Gas Volt is based on a long-term financing plan and the use of existing technologies for the large-scale conversion of surplus renewable electricity to methane, with subsequent reuse. The hydrogen is combined with CO 2 to produce methane, which is pumped into and stored in the existing natural gas grid and used like natural gas for use in power generation, transportation, or other thermal and industrial uses. Financing Project VGV: the Green Redemption Fund.

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Volvo Buses in project researching use of second-life electric bus batteries to store solar energy

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Volvo Buses is participating in a research project in which used electric bus batteries are used as solar energy storage units. Batteries from electric bus route 55 in Gothenburg, Sweden are being used for solar energy storage in a second-life application. This energy warehouse allows a larger proportion of Viva’s solar-generated electricity to be used for the housing association’s power needs. IRIS is a Light House project, financed by EU HORIZON 2020.

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Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

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The first eye-opener for large scale solar was the Austin Energy PPA last year that was priced at 5 cents. In the commercial sector, and in the case of community solar, there is more flexibility and tracking arrays may make sense, especially when mounted on the ground. The calculation for rooftop solar is not quite as straightforward as multiplying the number of kilowatts by the number of hours of sun in a year. Electric (Battery) Opinion Solar

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DOE announces achievement of SunShot goal, new research focus; $82M in two new solar power opportunities

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In conjunction with the annual Solar Power International conference, the US Department of Energy (DOE) released new research showing that the solar industry has achieved the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the SunShot Initiative. Largely due to rapid cost declines in solar photovoltaic (PV) hardware, the average price of utility-scale solar is now approximately 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Solar energy currently supplies about 1.5%

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Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Green Car Congress attended the Renewable Energy Finance Forum - Wall Street (REFF-Wall Street) conference (23-24 June) sponsored by Euromoney Energy Events and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). Renewables account for approximately 10-15% of the global energy infrastructure investment and according to New Energy Finance renewables have been hit hard by the global recession with a 47% in Q1 2009 vs. Q1 2008 ($13.3 by Bill Cooke.

sonnen accelerates US market efforts with solar-plus-storage technology package

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sonnen, the European market leader for smart energy storage systems, announced a partnership with SolarWorld, the largest crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer in the US and PetersenDean, the nation’s largest residential roofing company with more than a million roofs under its belt. The new solar-plus-storage package offers US homeowners a straightforward path for using renewable energy. Additionally, sonnen is working with Spruce, an expert in residential solar.

2016 150

Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

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After a decade in the solar power installation business, Bradley Bartz is tired of being Mr. Nice Guy. He’s tried the sugar and honey approach for ten years but instead of catching flies he’s caught hassles and obstructions from local Southern California city officials who haven’t kept up with modern technology and remain both ignorant and adversarial when it comes to helping their citizens go solar. solar installers. BRADLEY’S BACKGROUND IN SOLAR.

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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We’ve now got some Mo going with: California solar loan financing that will eliminate the big up front cost of solar. With the coming solar feed-in tariff legislation moving through Sacramento that will pay us for the extra solar energy we produce and feed back into the grid. SOLAR FINANCING – WHO GETS IT AND WHO DOESN’T. The loans are financed through the sale of assessment district bonds.

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CPV, GE, DGC secure largest US thermal power project financing in 2011 for 800 MW gas-fired power plant; 23 banks to provide nearly $800M in credit facilities

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CPV); GE Energy Financial Services; and Diamond Generating Corporation (DGC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, co-owners of the planned $900-million CPV Sentinel power plant, have closed the largest project financing in the US thermal power industry this year for the facility to be built in Riverside County, Calif. Additional details of the financing were not disclosed. Competitive Power Ventures, Inc.

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Gridtractor launches fleet electrification services to accelerate zero-emission agriculture

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Gridtractor will help farmers integrate electric charging and vehicle to grid (V2G) into their operations to strengthen the power grid with its smart energy platform. In addition, the company estimates farms can save 55-75% on fuel costs by going electric, and up to 90% by supplying stored power to irrigation pumps and to the grid.

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Power Companies Driving Drunk With Power – If Only PG&E and SCE Didn’t Hate Rooftop Solar So Much We Might Meet Our AB 32 Emission Reductions.

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It lifts the current “cap&# on rooftop solar from the crappy 2.5% The cap has to do with what percent of rooftop solar customers get to participate in the “net metering&# program that actually gives them credit for the solar power they produce and feed back into the grid. Everyone who generates solar and feeds it back into the grid should have not only net metering available to them but they should also be getting hefty feed-in tariffs too.

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Pew: global clean energy investment reached record $243B in 2010

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Global clean energy finance and investment grew significantly in 2010 to $243 billion, a 30% increase from the previous year. billion in clean energy financing last year, improving its global standing to fourth, from eighth in 2009. Italy is the first country to achieve grid parity, or cost-competitiveness, for solar energy. Germany accounted for 45% of global solar investments. Investments in small-scale, residential solar grew by 100% to $56.4

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Tesla Virtual Power Plant is providing energy security to Australian homes


During the Q1 2021 earnings call, Elon Musk explained Tesla’s reason for integrating its solar and Powerwall products. And we can also, in working with the utilities, use the Powerwalls to stabilize the overall grid. Tesla plans to install 5kW solar and 13.5

IRENA report finds renewable power costs at parity or below fossil fuels in many parts of world

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Solar photovoltaic (PV) is leading the cost decline, with solar PV module costs falling 75% since the end of 2009 and the cost of electricity from utility-scale solar PV falling 50% since 2010. However, the report notes, renewable energy price improvements are not universal, and costs range widely according to resources and the availability of financing. These technologies will become more cost-competitive in future, especially where low-cost financing is available.

2015 303

The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

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So buckle up and hang on while I take you for a little trip with the Greenius to the places I’ve been and the places I’m going… My First Solar PV Install. Last month, I completed my GRID Alternatives volunteer training in San Diego and this Monday and Tuesday I’ll be in El Cajon, California as one of the volunteers installing a solar PV system on a new Habitat for Humanity home. The Greenius in Yosemite.

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Global investment in renewable power reached $270.2B in 2014, ~17% up from 2013; biofuel investment fell 8% to 10-year low

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billion in 2014, nearly 17% higher than the previous year, according to the latest edition of an annual report commissioned by the United Nations Environment Program’s (UNEP) Division of Technology, Industry and Economic (DTIE) in cooperation with Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance and produced in collaboration with Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Investment in solar jumped 29% to $149.6 Biomass Fuels Power Generation Solar Win

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CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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To help California mitigate its ever-growing wildfires, this year CalSEED has included companies that are innovating in technologies that will build wildfire resiliency into the grid. Five of the 28 innovations will help protect the grid from wildfires/PSPSs, four of these five will provide climate and weather risk prediction to electric infrastructure and services, and one is a hard tech innovation to reinforce transmission lines.

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US DOE announces 3 consortia for $125M US-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center; solar, second-generation biofuels and buildings

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Consortia researchers will leverage their expertise and resources in solar technology, advanced biofuels, and building efficiency. In addition, US and Indian consortia members have pledged more than $75 million in matching funds, for a combined funding total of more than $125 million for joint research and development in solar energy, advanced biofuels, and building energy efficiency.

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Greenius & Obama Celebrate Our First 100 Days!

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April 14, 2009 GRID Alternative solar install for Habitat for Humanity. That’s your Creative Greenius in the orange hardhat, and my buddy the Reverend Ron giving the Hang Loose salute, atop the roof of a Habitat for Humanity home we successfully installed a Solar PV system on. That’s Steve from GRID on the far left. He’s a great guy, working for the modest Americorps paycheck he and the other GRID staff folks make.

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XL Fleet and eNow partner to electrify refrigerated trailers

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a provider of solar and battery power systems that enable fully-electric Transport Refrigeration Units (eTRUs) for Class 8 commercial trailers. eNow has pioneered the development of mobile solar battery charging systems to the commercial fleet market since 2011. XL Fleet Corp.

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Why are some EV chargers more expensive than others?

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It supports organisations through grants and finances via OZEV or EVHS funding. Smart charging involves intelligent management of how your EV charges, by connecting it to a grid or a solar pv network. You’re online looking at an array of EV chargers.

AlphaStruxure and Montgomery County, Maryland, announce integrated microgrid and electric bus charging infrastructure project; EaaS

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AlphaStruxure will design, build, finance, own and operate the project to enable Ride On’s growing electric bus fleet.

Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

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Creative Greenius talks AB 811 Financing to the Green Task Force / photo (c) Debra Bushweit Galliani. And so it was that I found myself in the Hermosa Beach City Council Chambers addressing the Green Task Force audience you cannot see in this photo as I presented my Finding The Green To Green The Grid House By House PowerPoint. All the more reason you should be going solar and produce your own clean, green energy instead of paying the electric company. County Solar Map.

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Munich Re insuring battery performance; stationary first, EVs in second phase

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It will also become easier to obtain project financing, because the maximum costs for any warranties are capped by the insurance cover. The insurance cover is primarily aimed at major projects, such as those to ensure grid stability or to cover peak demand periods. ESS produces stationary battery modules that allow energy from solar parks and network operators to be stored over long periods.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Solar, Wind and Biofuels Grew 53 Percent in 2008 Green Education = Environmental Religion? People-Oriented Development Current Status of REDD Financing the Fifth Fuel Peak Phosphorus - Commence Urine Recyling on Space. Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology is a bi-directional electric grid interface that allows a plug-in to take energy from the grid or put it back on the grid. The current electrical grid is poorly designed for distributed generation of power.

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2019 Keeling Curve Prize winners include Opus 12; conversion of CO2 into fuels and chemicals

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Finance. Solar Sister (Great Falls, Virginia) invests in women’s enterprises in off-grid communities in Africa. African Clean Energy (Lesotho) produces cookstoves that reduce smoke emissions and solar electricity for small electronics and LED lighting. is using pay-as-you-save financing to help transportation companies switch to electric buses. Three Wheels United (Bangalore, India) is using finance and technology to decarbonize the auto rickshaw market.

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How Smart Energy Management for EV Charging Is Connected to the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference


The agreement also calls for accelerating technology, finance and policies in support of low-emission energy systems and scaling up clean power generation, especially on the part of developed countries.

Report for IPCC finds renewables could supply up to 77% of global energy by 2050 under most optimistic scenario; need for enabling public policies and investments

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Biomass and solar are shown as primary energy due to their multiple uses. Despite global financial challenges, renewable energy capacity grew in 2009—wind by more than 30%; hydropower by 3%; grid-connected photovoltaics by more than 50%; geothermal by 4%; solar water/heating by more than 20% and ethanol and biodiesel production rose by 10% and 9% respectively. Direct Solar Energy technologies include photovoltaics and concentrating solar power (CSP).

2011 195

Ballard and HDF Energy sign development agreement for multi-megawatt fuel cell systems

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HDF Energy’s Renewstable power plant is a multi-MW baseload system enabling large-scale storage of intermittent renewable wind or solar energy in the form of hydrogen through the process of electrolysis as well as electricity generation using that hydrogen feedstock together with a fuel cell system.

2019 195

SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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It can also provide lowest-cost long-term storage for electrical grids relying on renewable energy. Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that clean hydrogen could cut up to 34% of global greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and industry.

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IEA: COVID-19 crisis causing the biggest fall in global energy investment in history

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This could be particularly detrimental to the outlook in some developing countries, where financing options and the range of investors can be more limited. These networks have to be resilient and smart to ward against future shocks but also to accommodate rising shares of wind and solar power.

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US Army and Air Force planning to develop 1GW of renewable energy on installations by 2025

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Energy security drives the initiatives, Hammack said, adding that increased usage of renewable energy on military installations would enable them to operate even if local power grids go down. As the technology develops, she said, renewable energy steps will include the installation of solar paneling on military base buildings and vehicle garages, and dual-usage of the panels as land buffers.

2012 209

EnerNOC and Tesla to collaborate on stationary energy storage

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Innovative companies like Tesla give us new options that enable us to reduce our reliance on the grid when prices are high, and EnerNOC’s software gives us the visibility we need to make informed decisions about when to use these technologies and how to measure the impact they're having on our business. The distributed energy storage space already has many players offering standalone and solar-connected battery systems, so Tesla is certainly not the first to market. EnerNOC, Inc.,

2015 212

BNEF: producing battery materials in the DRC could lower supply-chain emissions and add value to the country’s cobalt

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Automakers in Europe can lower their emissions by shortening the transport distance and capitalizing on the DRC’s hydroelectric powered grid and proximity to raw materials.

DOE Announces Nearly $1.4B in Conditional Loan Guarantees for BrightSource Energy

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to support the construction and start-up of three utility-scale concentrated solar power plants. The three-plant Ivanpah Solar Complex will be located on federally-owned land in the Mojave Desert in southeastern California, near the Nevada border, and will be the world’s largest operational concentrated solar power complex. BrightSource’s technology will use thousands of heliostats on three solar fields.

2010 174

TeraWatt Infrastructure aims to address the massive energy capacity needs of EV fleet charging depots


TeraWatt Infrastructure offers a comprehensive platform that combines financing, energy management and project development to help organizations make the transition to EV fleets. Charged : Is there a lot of storage being installed on the grid currently, at the utility scale?

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PowerCell and partners begin power-to-gas pilot study; hydrogen from excess renewable electricity

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Fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB—a spinout from the Volvo Group—is partnering with Wallenstam AB, Midroc Automation AB and Hydrogen Sweden to launch a pilot study on developing a system in which surplus energy from wind and solar energy can be temporarily stored as hydrogen which then together with fuel cells provides electricity on cloudy and windless days. The Västra Götalandsregionen is financing the feasibility study.

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BNEF: Oil price plunge to have only moderate impact on low-carbon electricity development, but likely to slow EV growth

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The collapse in world oil prices in the second half of 2014 will have only a moderate impact on the fast-developing low-carbon transition in the world electricity system, according to research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Earlier Bloomberg New Energy Finance analysis showed that, with gasoline at $2.09 There could be a question mark over Saudi Arabia’s plan, announced in 2012, to invest $109bn in 41GW of solar power by 2032.

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Li-ion maker Electrovaya plans acquisition of plant with 0.5 GWh capacity

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Financing is planned through debt and grants. Products from this captive plant will now be expanded to broader markets including utilities, energy storage of wind and solar, aerospace, micro-grids, marine and automotive industries while maintaining supply to its present customer. Electrovaya Inc. announced plans to acquire the assets of a battery manufacturing plant with annual capacity of about 0.5 Gigawatt hours (GWh).

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BYD sold 68,018 battery-electric buses worldwide 

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BYD and Levo announced their collaboration to integrate Nuvve’s leading vehicle-to-grid technology with a mix of BYD battery electric vehicles (“BEVs”) and plans for the joint deployment of up to 5,000 BEVs over the next five years. BYD sold 68,018 battery-electric buses worldwide .

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