- “New Battery Storage Capacity: 10x Growth, 40 GWh/Year By 2030” • Rystad Energy predicted that energy storage installations will surpass 400 GWh a year in 2030. That would be nearly ten times the 43 GWh added in 2022. This year, 74 GWh of capacity are expected to be added, which is 72% more than last year, so the growth is already under way. [CleanTechnica]
- “Putting Salt In Tap Water And Drilling Wells In Parks: One City’s Desperate Quest To Avoid Running Dry” • Grappling with a multi-year drought and high temperatures, Uruguay is running dry. The situation has become so bad that residents are being forced to drink salty tap water and workers are drilling wells in the center of the capital city. [CNN]
- “The Unstoppable Force Of Agrivoltaics, Now With Tiltable Solar Panels” • Researchers at Purdue University in Indiana came up with a workaround for the tall racks some agrivoltaics use, so farmers can drive vehicles under them. It is a software-enabled agrivoltaic array that is mounted closer to the ground, so panels can be tilted to give verticle clearance. [CleanTechnica]
- “Tesla Sales Forecasts For Q2: 440,000–450,000 Deliveries” • Among EV manufacturers, Tesla is king of the hill. It drives the market forward more than any other company. Tesla sold (read: delivered) 422,875 vehicles in the first quarter of 2023 (and produced 440,808). It is climbing closer to an annual run rate of 2 million EVs! [CleanTechnica]
- “R&D Delivers Wind Turbine Tester To US” • The Danish engineering company R&D Test Systems delivered a new bench that can test wind turbine blades up to 130 metres long to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Wind Technology Testing Center. The blade exciter can deliver force of up to 120 kN and power up to 210 kW. [reNews]
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