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June 10 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Agrivoltaics Hitches A Ride On The Community Solar Train” • The SunSmart Ames Community Solar Project in Ames, Iowa, is a good example of a community solar project that incorporates agrivoltaics for additional benefits. SunSmart was commissioned in 2020. Since that time, it has started to employ fifty sheep to keep the grass down.[CleanTechnica]

Agrivoltaics in Hawaii (Merrill Smith, US DOE, public domain)

  • “Swiss Approve Law Boosting Renewable Energy Generation” • Switzerland approved a law aimed at accelerating development of renewable energies, as part of the country’s bid to attain carbon neutrality by 2050. Official results showed that just under 69% of Swiss voters backed the law on “a secure electricity supply based on renewable energies.” [MSN]
  • “As The Need For Copper Rises, Cable Manufacturers Recycle More” • In an industrial suburb of Montreal, a mill owned by Nexans, a cable-making company, has made copper rod from ore for nearly a century. Now it makes an increasing amount of it from used copper, with the rods containing some 14% recycled metal. It hopes to get to 20%. [ABC News]
  • “Wind Farms Have Generated More Than A Third Of Ireland’s Electricity So Far This Year” • Wind farms generated 35% of Ireland’s electricity in the first five months of this year. The May Wind Energy Report from Wind Energy Ireland has highlighted how renewable energy had powered thousands of Irish homes and businesses. [The Irish Independent]
  • “Engineers Deploy Off-Grid Solar Tracking Technology To Power EV Charging Station” • A new solar-powered electric vehicle charger installed at Dartmouth College is helping drive us toward a cleaner, healthier future, according to Electrek. This innovative off-grid charging station was designed by Solaflect Energy. [The Cool Down]

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