- “NKT To Supply SSE’s Shetland Link” • SSEN Transmission has awarded NKT the contract to deliver and install a high voltage DC interconnector to the Shetland Isles. It is worth about €235 million. The turnkey order is for two 320-kV HVDC cables, installation by the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria, and protection of the cables. [reNEWS]
- “Wind Energy Will Play An Important Role In Making Renewable Energy The Base For Japan” • Japan will build more offshore wind farms as part of its shift away from fossil fuels, industry minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said. Japan will aim to add capacity to generate 1 GW each year, eventually reaching a combined 30 GW by 2040. [REVE]
- “The London Underground Could Soon Run On 100% Renewable Energy” • The London Underground could soon be entirely powered by renewable energy. The move is part of a plan to make the city’s famous rail network zero-emissions by 2030, and have the entire city become carbon neutral by 2050. The Tube consumes 1.2 TWh per year. [Euronews]
- “Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company Reports On Progress For Solar Project On Landfill In Brattleboro, Vermont” • The 5.73-MW solar array at Windham Solid Waste Management District’s closed landfill in Brattleboro provides electricity to 17 subscribers, mostly towns and schools. In 2019, it saved them an estimated $470,000. [EnerCom Inc]
- “Solar Will Kick Most Of Texas’s Remaining Coal Fleet Offline” • The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis published a report showing the growth in PV production and it’s rapid changes to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas market. Solar now provides 3% of electricy, compared to 8% for nuclear and 16% for coal, and it is growing. [CleanTechnica]
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