- “Shazam! Garden State Transforms Self Into $500 Million Offshore Wind Giant” • New Jersey is known for many things, and now you can add offshore wind to the list. Construction on a $250 million monopile facility will start in January. But that’s not all. New Jersey is setting itself up to be a major center for all facets of offshore windpower. [CleanTechnica]
- “My Dream Electric Car” • A lot of people are not able afford today’s EVs, even used. If we are to get rid of the old, polluting cars around us, we need a new class of car for them. It would make sense to have medium-speed cars, designed for ordinary use by ordinary people, intentionally crafted for the greatest efficiency for local driving. [CleanTechnica]
- “Theory Meets Practice: Renewable Energy Microgrid Powers Research Facility Through Grid Outage” • After NREL launched its Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems platform, a nearby transformer exploded, leaving it without power. ARIES soon adapted itself to use the systems it was working with to run on its own power. [Engineering.com]
- “US Green Investor Funds 1.6-GW Renewable Portfolio” • Green investor Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital has invested in a 1.6-GW onshore wind and utility-scale solar portfolio developed and managed by Clearway Energy Group. The projects are being built in in California, Hawaii, Texas, and West Virginia. [reNEWS]
- “California Utility Plans 387 MW Battery Charge” • Pacific Gas and Electric Company has sent a request to the California Public Utilities Commission for approval of six additional battery energy storage projects totaling 387 MW. All the projects have 15-year transmission-connected agreements and comprise lithium-ion batteries. [reNEWS]
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