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EU Coal Regions Could Supply 730 GW Of Solar Power While Providing Employment For Miners
Most CleanTechnica readers are renewable energy advocates. Wind, solar, recovering energy from the water we boil to make our breakfast tea — anything and everything that makes zero emissions electricity without burning fossil fuels is welcome. But there is a dark side to the transition to renewables. Lots of people make their living working in the fossil fuel industry. If the renewable energy revolution is to be successful, those people must be able to transition to clean energy jobs
Jul 29, 2019 // Large-Scale, Most CleanTechnica, Entitled Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Generation, Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe
State news service: China has already connected 870 MW of this year’s subsidized PV projects
The state-owned China News Service today reported almost $80 million is left in the pot for large scale project subsidies this year despite almost 420 facilities with a combined generation capacity of 1.77 GW having missed out in the auction.
Jul 29, 2019 // Large-Scale, NEA, Solar, China, China Photovoltaic Industry Association, National Energy Administration, AECEA, Asia Europe Clean Energy, Asia
WoodMac: APAC renewables to outcompete coal within eight years
Indian and Australian solar will spearhead a grid parity shift set to take hold of Asia-Pacific renewables within less than a decade, according to Wood Mackenzie.
Jul 29, 2019 // Solar, Germany, China, Indian, Australia, LCOEs, Asia-Pacific, McKinsey, Europe, Asia, Oceania
‘Record’ prices reported as Portugal’s PV auction nears conclusion
Portugal’s first-ever solar auction has triggered prices likely to break European records, the country’s media has reported one week before the results are known.
Jul 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Portugal, Expresso, EDP, Galp, EDF, Iberdrola, Voltalia, Finerge, Europe
Ukraine project reaches 46MW as second phase goes operational
UDP Renewables, part of the UFuture Investment Group, has commissioned the second phase of the Scythia Solar project, taking the total capacity to 46MW.
Jul 29, 2019 // Large-Scale, Ukraine, UDP Renewables, Vasyl Khmelnytsky, UFuture, Zaporizhia, Odesa, CMEC, China Machinery Engineering Corporation, Donbas, DTEK, Donbas Fuel and Energy Company, Europe
Axpo boosts German subsidy-free scene with PPA debut
Axpo has become the offtaker of one of Germany’s supposedly first zero-subsidy projects, with a new power purchase agreement (PPA) covering the plant’s first few years of life.
Jul 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, EPC, Axpo, MaxSolar, PV Tech
Tesla’s solar roof tile production yet to ramp
Tesla’s solar roof tile system production ramp has seemed to have been delayed further, according to second quarter 2019 financial filings.
Jul 29, 2019 // BIPV, TESLA, Gigafactory 2, SEC filing notes
Sunnova Raises $170M in First US Solar IPO in Years
“We’re the first solar company that went public that’s headquartered in Houston,” CEO John Berger tells GTM. “Now you know the energy business has really changed.”
Jul 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Sunnova, SolarCity, Sunnova CEO, Greentech Media, IPO, John Berger, First Solar
Tesla Sets Record for EV Deliveries, but Losses and Solar Shrinkage Endure
2019 is supposed to be “the year of the solar roof,” but Tesla’s solar business continues to wither.
Jul 29, 2019 // Storage, TESLA, Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, Solar Shrinkage Endure, China and Model Y
A new material for the battery of the future, made in UCLouvain
Renewable sources of energy such as wind or photovoltaic are intermittent. The production peaks do not necessarily follow the demand peaks. Storing green energy is therefore essential to moving away from fossil fuels. The energy produced by photovoltaic cells is stored during the day and by wind-power when the wind blows to be used later on when needed.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, storage, UCLouvain, LTPS, Li-ion batteries
Materials scientists uncover source of degradation in sodium batteries
Batteries power our lives: we rely on them to keep our cell phones and laptops buzzing and our hybrid and electric cars on the road. But ever-increasing adoption of the most commonly used lithium-ion batteries may actually lead to increased cost and potential shortages of lithium - which is why sodium-ion batteries are being researched intensely as a possible replacement. They perform well, and sodium, an alkali metal closely related to lithium, is cheap and abundant.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, Solar to Fuel, storage, BATTERIES, Zhen Zhu, Hartwin Peelaers, Zhu, hydrogen, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
High-performance flow batteries offer path to grid-level renewable energy storage
A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by University of Colorado Boulder researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that could help electrical utilities reduce their dependency on fossil fuels.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, Michael Marshak, RASEI, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, Brian Robb, PDTA, CHBE
Dynapower introduces new financing program for energy storage systems
Energy storage system manufacturer Dynapower has announced its involvement with a new energy storage financing program. Partnering with Lease Corporation of America, Dynapower will offer financing to system integrators and energy storage system buyers.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, storage, NREL, ENERGY STORAGE, Lease Corporation of America, Dynapower, LCA, Palombini
Chinese solar production figures continue to ramp up
Quasi-governmental body the CPIA has released first-half figures for the world’s biggest solar marketplace which show production volumes for export markets continuing to expand and the domestic picture set to rebound after public solar subsidy levels were published.
Jul 26, 2019 // Solar, China, China Photovoltaic Industry Association, CPIA, Asia
The billion-dollar battery boom
Corporations are buying up batteries and investing in their companies like it’s going out of style.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, storage, PV project, United Kingdom, Mercom Capital Group, Battery Storage, Europe