- “Duke University Buys 101 MW Of Solar From Duke Energy” • Under the terms of a deal with Duke Energy, Duke University will purchase roughly 101 MW of solar capacity from three solar facilities in North Carolina. That power, combined with other efforts, is projected to result in a 69% reduction in the university’s carbon emissions by 2022. [pv magazine USA]
- “What’s The Secret Sauce Behind New “Forever” Solar Panels?” • Violet Power, a startup based in Oregon, looks to build the first modern, integrated PV factory in the US, producing both solar components and finished solar panels instead of relying on imported components. The company said it will back its PVs with by a 50-year warranty. [CleanTechnica]
- “The Climate Crisis Could Be Making Hurricane Sally Worse. Here’s How” • Scientists believe global warming is influencing hurricanes and making their impacts worse. And Hurricane Sally looks to be checking all their boxes. Hurricanes are intensifying faster, moving more slowly, and producing more rain than they had before climate change. [CNN]
- “The Himalayan Invention Powered By Pine Needles” • In the western Himalayas, a local inventor discovered an unusual use for pine needles that is reviving the local economy, and the forest floor. Instead of being a fire hazzard and making the forest floor inhospitable to many species, the pine needles are providing jobs and generating electricity. [BBC]
- “Sudan: Unlocking Renewable Energy To Expand Energy Access” • The UN Development Programme released a roadmap to unlock the potential of Sudan’s renewable energy and expand energy access. The roadmap was developed through a series of consultations organised by the UNDP, which were requested by the Republic of Sudan. [ESI Africa]
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