- “Dual Axis Solar Tracker Field Performance Yields 27.7% ROI” • The slow adoption of new technology in the US solar industry allows time to establish performance data. In the case of large-format dual axis trackers, the latest numbers are eye-catching: a 27.73% return on investment, or a payback period of only three years. [CleanTechnica]
- “The Weekend Read: Drivers Of Energy Convergence” • The risks posed by the energy transition to the stability of electricity networks appear to have been misrepresented. With Germany’s Energiewende, electricity network stability has increased as penetrations of solar PV and wind generation continue to creep higher. [pv magazine International]
- “Ireland Goes 25 Days Without Using Coal To Generate Electricity” • The island of Ireland has gone a record length of time without using coal-fired electricity generation on its power system, according to Eirgrid. The Irish all-island grid operated without coal between April 11th and May 7th, a total of 25 days, Eirgrid confirmed. [Irish Times]
- “Sanders Says Biden’s ‘Middle Ground’ Approach to Climate Crisis Would ‘Doom Future Generations'” • “There is no ‘middle ground’ when it comes to climate policy,” the Vermont senator tweeted, quoting from a Reuters report on Biden’s efforts to develop a climate plan that would leave the door open to so-called “fossil fuel options.” [Common Dreams]
- “Volkswagen Books 10,000 Online Reservations For ID.3 Electric Car In First 24 Hours” • Volkswagen announced that it will build just 30,000 units of its special edition ID.3 electric hatchback. Within 24 hours, more than 10,000 people ponied up €1,000 to reserve theirs. The VW ID.3 is scheduled to go into production this year. [CleanTechnica]
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