- “California Utility Inks 770 MW Of Storage Deals” • Southern California Edison has signed seven contracts totaling 770 MW for battery energy storage to help enhance the state’s electric system reliability needs and integrate new renewable power. Most of the contracted battery projects are to be co-located with solar power plants. [reNEWS]
- “Renewables Topped Coal in US Generation Every day in April” • Data from the Energy Information Administration shows that renewables generated more electricity than coal every day in the month of April. This impressive stretch actually began on March 25 and is still going on as of May 3, 40 days later. This point was not expected until 2021. [Saurenergy]
- “Meyer Burger Plans 10 GW Of Floating Solar For North Rhine-Westphalia” • The CEO of Swiss technology company Meyer Burger said it is developing plans to build a factory in Germany to make PVs that are up to 24% efficient. He said 10 GW of the panels could cover the lake left behind when the Hambach coal mine closes. [CleanTechnica]
- “Large-Scale Solar Project In Oakland Set For Construction This Year” • A $7 million, 5-MW solar project in Oakland, Maine has all its permits, according to Encore Renewable Energy of Burlington, Vermont. Construction is set for later this year. The array should provide annual electricity needs for 10,000 Maine homes. [Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel]
- “Nuclear Power Is Getting Hammered By Green Energy And The Pandemic” • Record output from wind and solar is creating frequent electricity oversupplies that push prices down to the point that nuclear reactors are no longer profitable, and even to where utilities give it away. The rout is all the worse with global pandemic gutting demand. [The Japan Times]
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