- The world’s most powerful wind turbine, the first of two 8.8-MW turbines, has been successfully installed at Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre off the coast of North East Scotland, which is set to be a groundbreaking testbed for new offshore wind technologies. It is the first time a turbine this large was installed. [CleanTechnica]
- The UK’s National Grid, in its Summer Outlook report, revealed it is expecting summer demand for grid electricity to be dragged low due to the growing amounts of small scale renewable energy installed. The National Grid warns that inflexible generators, such as large gas and nuclear plants, may have to reduce their output. [pv magazine International]
- Gujarat’s Chief Minister approved setting up a 5000 MW capacity solar park at the Dholera Special Investment Region. It would be the largest such entity in the world after its completion. The proposed solar power generation project would be set up in 11,000 hectares of land with an investment of ₹25,000 crore ($3.76 billion). [ETEnergyworld.com]
- Cyprus Creek Renewables partnered with LG Electronics on a project that is the largest solar-plus-storage installation in the continental US. The project is located in coastal North Carolina. It is an 8.5-MW series of solar installations bundled with 12 MWh of storage. The 22,000 solar panels, each 395 providing watts, are spread across 12 sites. [CleanTechnica]
- Tesla will build and supply the energy storage facility to be installed at BP’s Titan 1 wind energy power plant in South Dakota, the company has revealed. The new energy storage facility is expected to be installed during the second half of 2018. It will be BP’s first large-scale battery-based energy storage facility. [CleanTechnica]
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