- “Renewable Energy Provides More Than 25% Of US Electricity In May Of 2020” • Renewable energy produced significantly more electricity than either coal or nuclear power during the first five months of 2020, SUN DAY Campaign analysis shows. In May, renewable sources provided 25.3% of the nation’s electricity, an all-time high. [Renewables Now]
- “World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Moves Forward In Abu Dhabi With Contract Award” • Plans for developing the world’s largest solar power plant in the deserts of the Gulf have been given the go-ahead, with the authorities in the UAE awarding the project to a multinational consortium. The project had been bid at the historic low of 1.35¢/kWh. [Forbes]
- “Standard Lithium Ramping Up Lithium From Brine Operations” • Standard Lithium, based in British Columbia, is one of the largest producers of bromine, which is extracted from groundwater. Now it has a process that captures lithium from its wastewater. It is developing that process at sites in Arkansas and California. [CleanTechnica]
- “sPower Secures $700 Million In Financing For 620-MW Solar Project” • sPower announced that it closed on over $700 million of loan financing for Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center in Virginia. At 620 MW, this is the largest solar project east of the Rockies. The project is under construction, with phases coming online as they are finished. [Saurenergy]
- “Ford Reveals An Electric Mustang Mach-E SUV With 1,400 Horsepower” • Ford has created a one-of-a-kind demonstration version of its Mustang Mach-E SUV with seven electric motors that can produce a total of up to 1,400 horsepower. Next year, Ford will begin selling a street legal Mach-E GT SUV producing 459 horsepower from two electric motors. [CNN]
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