Anyone following the Justice Delayed series knows I have been waiting for the other shoe to drop in the continuing saga of challenges to the Clean Power Plan. Well—it dropped.
Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics are the Tesla/Panasonic announcement, Solana's $1.5M in fines and SolarReserve's new Sandstone project.
There can be no question that across the globe, energy systems are transitioning from the old, dirty way of generating electricity to a new clean energy future that embraces carbon-free electricity powered by renewable energy. Add to that the fact that the wind that blows off U.S. coastal waters and in the great lakes could power the country more than two times over and you quickly come to the conclusion that the time is now to develop offshore wind in the U.S.
Japan is turning to a small German company to generate power from timber irradiated by the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear meltdowns.
D.E. Shaw & Co., a New York hedge fund that manages about $38 billion, bid to become the operating sponsor of TerraForm Power Inc., a yieldco founded and controlled by bankrupt clean-energy giant SunEdison Inc.
SolarReserve plans its second U.S. dispatchable solar project to be at the gigawatt scale of a nuclear plant. At 2 GW, the Sandstone Energy 10X project will have nearly 20 times the 110-MW capacity of Crescent Dunes; the California firm's first fully dispatchable solar plant, able to deliver solar on demand.
Sweden has introduced a new support system to facilitate the deployment of home energy storage systems. The new scheme, which comes into effect in November, will cover up to 60 percent of system costs, up to a maximum of SEK 50,000 (US$5,600).
The amount reported as the cost of renewable electricity has nearly reached 7 cents per kWh, almost as much as the lowest retail rates in the U.S. Yet, the main price driver is reportedly “falling wholesale prices.” Sound weird? Maybe it’s time to change the surcharge’s name.
The governments of Nepal and Bangladesh have signed an agreement to build two pumped-storage hydropower plants with a total capacity of more than 1,600 MW in Nepal, according to the Kathmandu Post.
Traveling from Denmark, to France, and finally to Rhode Island in the U.S., Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Brave Tern jack-up vessel was instrumental in the construction of the Block Island Wind Farm.
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