- “CETF Counters Long Lead Times With 200 MWh Battery ‘Hives’” • Clean Energy Transfer Fund, based in Queensland, plans to get around long lead times and major capital outlays of grid-scale renewables projects by use of hundreds of sub-5-MW battery units across Australia to create coordinated battery ‘hives’ of up to 200 MWh each. [pv magazine Australia]
- “World’s Tallest Wooden Wind Turbine Is Nearly Complete – And Its Creators Say It Makes Wind Power Way More Efficient” • Sweden’s Modvion is building a wood-based wind turbine for Varberg Energi. It will be the world’s tallest wooden turbine when completed. It will stand at 344 feet, with the blades, an Electrek report says. [Yahoo News]
- “Northland Transmission Line To Boost Reliability As Power Plants Are Replaced By Renewables” • Large cross-country transmission lines carrying clean energy from remote rural areas to population centers will be a key strategy for cutting emissions. The 180-mile-long Northland Reliability Project has a budget of $970 million. [Energy News Network]
- “Canada wildfire: Firefighter dies tackling British Columbia blaze” • A third firefighter has died battling Canada’s worst wildfire season on record. So far this season, Canadian wildfires have burned about 30 million acres – more than the land area of South Korea or Cuba. Out of the 990 active fires in Canada, 613 are considered out of control. [BBC]
- “Indonesia’s Minister Of Energy Urges Swift Adoption Of Renewables, Emphasizing Solar And Wind As Key Solutions” • In response to the alarming impact of climate change, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif stressed the urgency of achieving a new target for renewable energy that is three times the current goal. [SolarQuarter]
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