- “Tesla Deliveries Up 110% In Q1 2019 Vs. Q1 2018” • Tesla delivered 110% more vehicles in the 1st quarter of 2019 versus the 1st quarter of 2018. The delivery total was approximately 63,000 for Q1 2019. In North America, Model 3 was yet again the best-selling mid-sized premium sedan, selling 60% more units than the runner-up. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renewable Energy Now Accounts For A Third Of All Global Power Capacity” • Renewable energy sources now account for around a third of all global power capacity, according to new figures published this week by the International Renewable Energy Agency, which revealed 171 GW of new renewable capacity was installed in 2018. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renewables Smashed Records In 2018, Says Report – And Truly Trumped Coal On Cost” • A new report called 2018 a “remarkable” year for renewable energy in Australia. Investment in large-scale projects doubled, and the cost of new wind and solar, with storage included, was officially declared cheaper than new coal power. [RenewEconomy]
- “Idaho Power PPA Sets US Low Price Record” • Idaho Power has locked in a 20-year deal to buy electricity from a 120-MW solar farm near Twin Falls to be built by Jackpot Holdings, an Idaho-based company, for a $21.75/MWh. That figure translates to just 2.175¢/kWh and is believed to be the lowest price yet in America. [CleanTechnica]
- “California Community Choice Aggregators Bid For Partial PG&E Takeover” • The escalating war over the potential break-up of PG&E has rallied California’s nineteen Community Choice Aggregators, which are seeking to assume a greater role as owners and/or managers of solar and other renewable energy resources in the state. [CleanTechnica]
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