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November 19 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Company Backed By Bill Gates Claims Solar Breakthrough, Looks To Replace Fossil Fuels In Industrial Plants” • Heliogen, a company backed by Bill Gates, says it has developed a way to create concentrated solar energy at temperatures hot enough to replace fossil fuels in industrial processes that make significant contributions to global CO₂ emissions. [GeekWire]

Heliogen commercial facility in California (Heliogen Photo)

  • “Principle Power Wins US Grant For Deepwater Floater R&D” • A consortium led by Principle Power has been selected for a $850,000 grant for a project to develop new mooring systems for deepwater floating wind platforms. Principle Power’s research and development initiative will investigate a variety of mooring components. [reNEWS]
  • “A Huge Red Flag? India Shutters Power Plants Citing Lack Of Demand” • Half of India’s power generation capacity using coal and nuclear power is being shut down because of lackluster demand, the Indian Express reports. It added that while some of the shutdowns have lasted just a few days, other power plants have been closed for months. [OilPrice.com]
  • “Neoen plans 50% expansion of South Australia’s Tesla Big Battery” • French renewable energy company Neoen confirmed it plans to increase the capacity of the Tesla Big Battery system in South Australia. The 100-MW/129-MWh Hornsdale Power Reserve will be expanded with an additional 50 MW/64.5 MWh of capacity by Tesla. [Renewables Now]
  • “Israeli Startup UBQ Says It Has The Answer To Recycling And The Circular Economy” • UBQ Materials can make raw material for plastics from ordinary household refuse. Swiss consulting firm Quantis found that using a ton of UBQ’s pellets for the same amount of polypropylene saves the equivalent of about 15 tons of CO₂ emissions. [CleanTechnica]

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