- “Swarm Of Tiny Robots Could Help Eliminate Pesticides” • Imagine a future of foods free of harmful chemicals, where crops still grow strong and dense in the absence of choking weeds, but bees and other pollinators buzz and frolic among the crops. At Clint Brauer’s farm in Kansas, that future is very nearly a reality, thanks to autonomous robots. [CleanTechnica]
- “Verdant Power Progressing Tidal Energy Project In New York” • Verdant Power is moving ahead on installation of three, fifth-generation tidal power turbines on its TriFrame mount at its Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy Project site in the East River in New York City. The turbines have been mounted in preparation of a move to the site. [Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine]
- “Hyundai And Urban-Air Port Working On Urban Air Mobility Infrastructure In UK” • Hyundai Air Mobility and Urban-Air Port teamed up to “explore new, purpose built, multifunctional, and scalable infrastructure for urban air mobility.” Hyundai plans to invest $1.5 billion over 5 years to develop an air vehicle and the broader urban air mobility ecosystem. [CleanTechnica]
- “The Value Of Rooftop Solar Power In Michigan: 24 Cents Per kWh” • The Solar Energy Industries Association discovered that the value of rooftop solar in Michigan is 24¢/kWh, well above what is paid to net-metered customers with solar power. It is less costly to serve residential customers with solar than those without it. [CleanTechnica]
- “European Renewables Are Growing Despite Pandemic” • In Europe, renewables grew during the pandemic despite an overall reduction in energy consumption, according to Fitch Ratings. This supported the earnings of renewables-focused utilities. Renewables generation grew by 8.4% over 2019 in Q2, while total energy generation fell 9.7%. [Fitch Ratings]
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