Daily Archives: April 13, 2021

California’s PG&E launches community microgrid program

California’s Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today launched the Community Microgrid Enablement Program. The program will help communities identify, design, and build permanent, multi-customer microgrids that serve critical facilities and vulnerable customer groups.Brought to you by: EV Driven Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles

Carbon capture’s litany of failures laid bare in new report

By Ketan Joshi New research paper creates a database of CCS plants that were proposed and never built, underlying the false promise of “clean coal”. The post Carbon capture’s litany of failures laid bare in new report appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Climate Policy in the Manchin Era: Say It Ain’t so Joe!

By Joel Stronberg In an act reminiscent of Luther and the church door, Joe Manchin (D-WV) wrote in the Washington Post that he would not vote to change the Senate filibuster rule nor was he keen on using the budget reconciliation process as the vehicle for enacting President Biden’s $2.4 trillion infrastructure plan—much of which…

California solar installer PermaCity acquired by Catalyze

By Kelly Pickerel Independent power producer Catalyze has acquired C&I developer and installer PermaCity. With a commitment to deliver more than 400 MW of projects within the next few years, PermaCity expands Catalyze’s project pipeline to more than 2 GW. Catalyze will use PermaCity’s proprietary rooftop solar panel mounting technology SolarStrap to deploy rooftop solar…

First Solar Series 6 CuRe modules use less copper for low degradation rate

By Kelly Pickerel Cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar panel manufacturer First Solar has been developing a new solar module technology that uses less copper, which results in low module degradation rates. The Series 6 CuRe (named for “copper reduction”) module has a company warranted degradation rate of 0.2% per year. This ensures the module will…

Jack Daniel’s distillery orders 20 MW of solar power on the racks

By Kelsey Misbrener Jack Daniel’s has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duck River Electric Membership Corporation and Silicon Ranch to provide the Lynchburg distillery with 20 MW of solar energy. TVA signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Silicon Ranch to build, own and operate the solar facility just a few miles from the…

Hydrogen-fuelled rocket engine completes final acceptance test

By Charley Rattan Aerojet Rocketdyne’s hydrogen-fuelled rocket engine, the RS-68A, has completed its final hot-fire acceptance test for use on the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Click headline for full article Read Full Article Here For more great articles: The Energy Collective – The world’s best thinkers on energy & climate

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