- “Drones, Seeds, And Fires: How DroneSeed Plants Trees From The Sky” • DroneSeed is on a mission to “make reforestation scalable,” and it is making progress on the goal. The company has signed a contract with The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest land conservation organization, to work on rangeland restoration. [CleanTechnica]
- “Another Way To Power Electric Cars: ‘Refillable Technology'” • Researchers at Purdue University say they have a new way of powering electric cars, which they call “refillable technology.” It uses one liquid electrolytes and a sacrificial anode that is replaced at 3,000 mile intervals. The technology has been tested and is being commercialized. [CleanTechnica]
- “Sunrun Wins Milestone Solar, Storage Contract In ISO New England Auction” • Sunrun Inc has won a bid to deliver home solar and batteries as a source of energy capacity to grid operator ISO New England. It is the first time that home solar and battery storage has participated directly in a US wholesale capacity market, the company claims. [Solar Industry]
- “2018 Was One Of The Hottest Years On Record And This Year Could Be Even Hotter” • All five of the hottest years on record have occurred in the last five years, global temperature data released by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows. And signs are that 2019 will fit with that trend. [Phys.Org]
- “Australia On Track For 50% Renewables By 2024, At “Zero Net Cost”” • Findings published by the Australian National University say Australia is on track to hit 50% renewable electricity in 2024 and 100% in 2032, at a net cost close to zero. The Clean Energy Council warned that federal government policy could squander the opportunity. [pv magazine International]
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