- “Utility-Scale Solar Project Powers Up In West Maui” • Maui’s second utility-scale solar project, Ku’ia Solar in West Maui, is online and supplying power to Maui Electric Co, the utility said. The project can supply up to 2.87 MW of power. MECO is paying 11.06¢/kWh for its energy, compared to 17¢/kWh for energy from fossil fuels. [Maui News]
- “Wind Power Does Not Cause Global Warming” • Two Harvard researchers published a paper on wind power that was widely commented on. Many reporters interpreted the paper to say that the researchers had shown that wind turbines somehow cause climate change. That is not what the authors say. It is not what they imply. [Green Energy Times]
- “The 2,900 Home sonnenCommunity Demonstrates The Potential Of Neighborhood Solar+Storage” • sonnen is partnering with Mandalay Homes and Arizona Eco-Development on a disruptive new community in which a mind-boggling 2,900 homes will receive a sonnen energy storage solution and a rooftop solar installation. [CleanTechnica]
- “One-Third Of Companies In The UK Have Installed On-Site Battery Storage” • A Haven Power survey found that a third of UK companies have invested in on-site battery storage projects. Over half of British companies questioned would consider energy usage in their top three priorities, with many wishing to sell power to the grid. [Energy Digital]
- “eMotorWerks Puts EV Chargers To Work As 30-MW Virtual Energy Storage Battery” • eMotorWerks, an Enel Group Company, has successfully deployed a 30-MW/70-MWh virtual energy storage battery load comprised of distributed electric vehicle charging loads on the California Independent System Operator markets. [CleanTechnica]
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