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March 7 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Wind, Solar, And Batteries Increasingly Account For More New US Power Capacity Additions” • Wind, solar, and battery storage are growing as a share of new generating capacity each year. These technologies make up 82% of the new utility-scale generating capacity that developers plan to bring online in the US this year, DOE data shows. [CleanTechnica]

New energy additions (EIA image)

  • “Adani To Develop 15 GW Of Renewable Energy Projects In Andhra Pradesh” • Adani Group committed to building 15 GW of renewable power projects in Andhra Pradesh, while Reliance announced its 10 GW solar plans for the state. Avaada, Greenko, Indosol, and ReNew have also pledged massive investments into the state’s renewables sector. [pv magazine India]
  • “Spain Installed 6.93 GW Of PVs In 2022” • Spain deployed about 8,312 MW of new renewable energy capacity in 2022, provisional figures from APPA Renovables show. Of the new capacity, 5,663 MW was grid-scale, of which wind accounted for about 1,382 MW, and 4,281 MW was PVs. There was also 2,649 MW of smaller PVs. [PV Magazine]
  • “Wave Energy, Storage Pilot Begins Orkney Trials” • A project to power subsea equipment with wave power and subsea energy storage has taken to the seas in Orkney, Scotland. The £2 million demonstrator project, called Renewables for Subsea Power, has connected Mocean Energy’s Blue X wave energy converter  with a Verlume Halo underwater battery. [reNews]
  • “‘Green Hydrogen’ Would Squander Renewable Energy Resources In Massachusetts” • Efforts by natural gas utilities in Massachusetts to replace 20% of their gas with “green hydrogen” would use more clean energy than the state’s ambitious offshore wind energy buildout would produce, a report says. Heat pumps would be more effective. [Inside Climate News]

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