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Renewables on track for another global record in 2022

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle Despite headwinds caused by the lasting impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, supply chain constraints, trade disputes, and an energy crisis, renewable energy is on pace to set another global record for generating capacity in 2022, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Renewable energy capacity additions increased by 6% in…

Oregon bakery blends pastry and PV with dual-axis solar project

By Billy Ludt Ashland, Oregon-based Stracker Solar was chosen to design and build a state-of-the-art solar installation for Franz Bakery’s new Outlet Store and Depot in Medford. The six dual-axis tracker installations in the parking lot will make the new location net-zero electric while accommodating possible future EV charging stations. “Franz is proud to support…

Sungrow unveils modular inverter for utility-scale solar PV plants

By Renewable Energy World Sungrow said it is now offering a modular inverter for utility-scale solar PV plants. The “1+X” Modular Inverter features a 1.1 MW single unit at minimum and may be expanded to 8.8 MW by combining eight units together. The plug-and-play function, Sungrow said, is intended to reduce maintenance time and allow…

10 findings on the growth of hybrid power plants

By Renewable Energy World Jo Seel & Will Gorman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory One of the most important electric power system trends of the 2010s was the rapid deployment of windturbines and photovoltaic arrays, but early data suggests a twist for the 2020s may be the rapiddeployment of ‘hybrid’ generation resources. Subscribe today to the…

200-MW El Algodon Alto wind farm commences operation in Texas

By WPED Staff RWE Renewables‘ El Algodon Alto, a 200-MW onshore wind farm, located in San Patricio County, Texas, is in operation. RWE Renewables’ El Algodon Alto, a 200-MW onshore wind farm is powered by 91 Vestas turbines and will generate enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes. “We’re excited to announce another one…

Firetrace International brings fire prevention technology to PV solar

By Billy Ludt Firetrace International, a fire suppression technology provider operating in 35 countries and across five continents, is launching into the solar market. Drawing on its experience in the wind industry, Firetrace is adapting its direct-delivery XD Fire Detection Tubing with cylinder and cleaning agent system out to solar farms. The technology has already…

Massachusetts landfill turns into community solar project

By Billy Ludt Syncarpha Capital developed a 3.6-MWDC/2.8-MWAC ballasted solar + storage project installed atop the 50-acre Rocco Landfill in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. The array received permission to operate in February and is delivering energy to the nearby city of Everett, Tufts University and local National Grid residents through its community solar program. The PV modules…

DOE partnership aims to spur US bidirectional charging integration for EVs and infrastructure

By [email protected] (Stephen Edelstein) The United States Department of Energy and several stakeholders have released a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to spur integration of bidirectional charging for EVs and infrastructure. First spotted by solar-focused PV Magazine, the MOU brings together several Energy Department offices, the California Energy Commission, California Public… Read Full Article Here For…

Big solar plans for NZ as Lightsource bp and Contact join forces

By Sophie Vorrath Lightsource bp signs up a New Zealand partner to its global giga-scale solar plans, inking a deal to collaborate on a series of grid-scale PV projects across Aotearoa. The post Big solar plans for NZ as Lightsource bp and Contact join forces appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more…

Vast Solar says solar thermal plants can double up as syncons

By Giles Parkinson Vast Solar says solar thermal plants can double up as synchronous condensers, offering grid services during the day when PV dominates. The post Vast Solar says solar thermal plants can double up as syncons appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Top 10 cities for solar in the U.S.— L.A. regains top spot

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle Los Angeles once again leads U.S. cities in total installed solar capacity, while Honolulu, Hawaii ranks highest for solar capacity per capita, according to a new report. Environment America released its eighth annual Shining Cities report, which ranks U.S. cities based on total installed solar capacity and capacity per capita….

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