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Strategies for reducing the fossil-fuel impact of electric vehicles

November 16, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The impact of electric transportation on pollution and reduced carbon emissions and fossil-fuel consumption is complicated. On the one hand, well-designed electric vehicles (EVs) use much less energy per mile than conventionally-fueled vehicles. For passenger cars, good all-electric designs use […]


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Group Forecasts Massive Increase in Energy Storage by 2030

November 15, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Global installations of energy storage systems will experience rapid growth this decade, resulting by the end of 2030 in gigawatt capacity more than 20 times larger than the amount online at the end of 2020. That’s according to a forecast […]


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Major EV Charging Hub Set Near New York City

November 11, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A site touted as the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in the U.S. is taking shape at an industrial park in New Jersey, just minutes from New York City. Power Edison, a New Jersey-based developer and provider of utility-scale […]


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How to Get Up to 40% More Capacity from Existing Power Grid Transmission Lines

November 4, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Experts claim power grid infrastructure needs to be upgraded to accommodate the vast amount of renewable energy expected to be added to the system in coming decades. That could require billions of dollars in investments, millions of hours of planning […]


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JinkoSolar launches next generation n-type Tiger Neo module range

November 2, 2021

Via: PV Resources

JinkoSolar has launched its new series of ultra-efficient, n-type PV modules, dubbed the Tiger Neo. The new series adopts n-type tunnel-oxide passivated contact (TOPCon) technology to deliver enhancements in performance, power, energy density and reliability, with a maximum power output […]


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Ameresco to supply 537 MW/2 GWh battery storage to support California grid

October 25, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Renewable energy asset developer Ameresco will supply Southern California Edison with three battery energy storage systems totaling 537 MW/2 GWh to provide resiliency to the grid. The grid-scale battery energy storage systems will be deployed at existing substation parcels throughout […]


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DOE Envisions Future Grid’s Transformation into a ‘Network’

October 22, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The grid must accommodate more inverter-based generation and adequately handle the bi-directional flow of electricity, but it must also apply alternative grid configurations and coordinate planning and operations across multiple participants and jurisdictions. That’s the vision Michael Pesin, deputy assistant […]


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Colorado law creates transparency at rural electric co-ops

September 28, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

After moving to Colorado, Joe Smyth found he was barred from participating in his generation and transmission cooperative — despite a Colorado law promoting co-op transparency. For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell speaks with […]


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Utility-scale solar PV pushes into higher AC voltages

September 27, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The evolution of high-efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) string inverters is driving a shift toward higher AC voltages in utility-scale solar applications. Using string inverters in solar plants rated at 20 megawatts and below can be extremely beneficial. With output voltages […]


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Boise, Idaho to reach 100% clean electricity goal by 2023

September 20, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Days after President Biden visited Boise, Idaho to highlight the need for action on climate change, the city’s mayor announced that the city will reach its 100% clean electricity goal by 2023, years ahead of schedule. Boise Mayor Laren McLean […]


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Solar, storage lead MISO’s record-setting interconnection queue

September 17, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) has received a record 487 applications for interconnection this year, with renewable energy representing 64 gigawatts, or 83%, of the proposed new generating capacity. The 77 GW of submissions in 2021 topped the 2020 […]


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Former Prime Ministers Tout Need for Pumped Storage and More Hydropower

September 9, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Tony Blair and Malcolm Turnbull, former prime ministers of the UK and Australia, respectively, suggested pumped storage and more hydropower will be vitally important to electric grids around the world as more wind and solar are added to the power […]


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These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100% renewable electricity

August 30, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

In recent decades the cost of wind and solar power generation has dropped dramatically. This is one reason that the U.S. Dept. of Energy projects that renewable energy will be the fastest-growing U.S. energy source through 2050. However, it’s still […]


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Widespread electrified transport is coming fast— Are we ready?

August 26, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Contributed by Neha Palmer, CEO of TeraWatt Infrastructure Electrified transport is about to come in a tidal wave to North America. As the rate of adoption of personal electric vehicles (EV) accelerates, the electrification of commercial electric fleets of medium- […]


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Connecticut regulators plan major growth in battery storage, EV charging

August 24, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Connecticut regulators have finalized new rules paving the way for a major expansion of battery storage and electric vehicle charging, part of a broader effort to modernize the state’s electric grid. Since the wide-ranging “grid mod” proceedings began in fall […]