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Renewable power plants need better planning and design
Op-ed submitted by Jared Green 33% of all electricity generation worldwide is from renewable sources. Over the past decade, $3 trillion has been invested in clean power worldwide. In 2018, about two-thirds of new energy capacity installed was renewable. If we are going to keep warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), the best-case scenario outlined at the Paris Climate Accord, global investment in renewable energy needs to double over the next decade. The world will need th [...]
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National Grid Renewables announces operations at Bingham and Temperance solar plants
Two new Michigan solar projects are now operational and delivering up to 40 MW of carbon free power to the region. National Grid Renewables announced work was completed at Bingham Solar and Temperance Solar, both part of the company’s MiSolar Portfolio. National Grid Renewables owns both projects, which will generate under power purchase agreements with utility Consumers Energy. The developer kept the construction work as local as possible. Michigan-based contractor J. Ranck Electric han [...]
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How virtual power plants will help the UK meet its net zero targets
by Emma Davidson, Head of Strategy and Energy-as-a-Service at SSE Distributed Energy The integration of power generators and users in the form of Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) is set to become an increasingly important part of the UK’s energy system. By pulling together the output of disparate power generating/using units such as small, decentralized power producers and on-site renewable sources such as wind and solar, VPPs are carving themselves a key role in bringing higher efficiency and m [...]
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Thailand planning massive floating solar power plants on hydropower dam reservoirs
Thailand plans to build the world’s largest floating solar farms to power Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy and to boost the country’s share of clean energy. [...]
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FPL announces plans to build four new solar power plants in 2019
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) this week announced plans to build four new solar power plants this year that are expected to begin powering customers in early 2020: [...]
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Blockchain Investment Fund Begins Initial Coin Offering for New PV Plants
Energy-focused blockchain investment fund Solar DAO yesterday started the preliminary initial coin offering (ICO) for its two-stage crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the construction of new solar PV plants.   [...]
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Smart and Getting Smarter: China's View of the Future of PV Power Plants
As the private sector increasingly takes on the task of installing solar PV in China, growth is happening quickly. Last year China installed more solar capacity than any other country in the world at 34 GW, beating the US's 14 GW and Europe's 6.9 GW. [...]
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Lifeline for Nuclear Plants Is Threatening Wind and Solar Power
The push to save U.S. nuclear plants for the sake of fighting climate change is threatening support for the bread and butter of clean power: wind and solar. [...]
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