THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Saturday

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iPhone Charging Index Shows Potential Of Liquidstar’s Platform For Wireless Grids & The Beauty of Vehicle-to-Grid Tech

It is crazy to think that in 2020, about 1.1 billion people don’t have electricity. And the poorest communities who live in and around those places with weak or no grids pay the most for electricity, which is in most cases generated using diesel. Delivering diesel to these remote places also comes at a premium. Utility companies find it difficult to extend the…


Green Energy Exchange Closes Financing with Shell Energy

Green Energy Exchange, a business providing renewable solutions direct to consumers, announced today that it has completed a credit facility financing arrangement with Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. (SENA). With SENA’s support, Green Energy Exchange will be able to provide renewable solutions to homes and businesses of all sizes…

This arrangement supports our ambitious growth plans and compliments our mission of providing innovative affordable green solutions to our customers. Our plan is to make affordable green energy available to all interested buyers.

Green Energy Exchange Founder Patrick Woodson

Broken Hill: From a grid outsider to a top performer

One of the five solar farms in the West Murray Zone (WMZ), which had their output radically curtailed to 50% for seven months, the Broken Hill Solar Farm has emerged stronger than ever. After generation constraints in the region had been provisionally lifted in late April, the 53 MW project recorded the highest AC CF (24.6%) of any utility-scale PV…


Startup Atom Power lands ABB Technology Ventures as investor in new $17.8M round

CHARLOTTE – Atom Power, the startup that’s developing digital solutions and equipment for power systems, has landed international power technology firm ABB Technology as part of a new $17.75 million round of financing. Atom disclosed the funding first in an SEC filing then publicly announced the capital infusion Friday morning…

Modern life is increasingly digital, yet the electrical infrastructure powering our buildings has remained decidedly analog. This poses huge challenges for supporting a smooth transition to electrification, renewable energy, and electric vehicles.

Ryan Kennedy, CEO of Atom Power

Astonishing Growth in Blockchain Technology in Energy Market is Projected to Grow at a CAGR of +40 % Over the Forecast Period (2020– 2027) by IBM, Accenture, Microsoft

Blockchain technology offers a way for untrusted parties to reach consensus on a common digital history. Blockchain technologies combined with IoT devices enables consumers to trade and purchase energy directly from the grid rather than from retailers. The use of blockchain technology to prevent failure in power grids is identified as one of the…


Where Will SolarEdge Technologies Be in 5 Years?

One of the more remarkable rises in the solar industry over the past decade has been SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG). The company has transformed from a nascent power optimizer manufacturer to a diversified solar energy supplier around the world. One of the more remarkable rises in the solar industry over the past decade…


17 microgrid projects win government funding

The federal government has announced more than $19 million in grant funding for 17 microgrid projects looking to better meet the electricity supply needs of regional and remote communities. The projects are located across Australia from very remote Indigenous communities in Western Australia and Northern Territory to rural farming…


How West Africa can expand power supply and meet climate goals

Not too long ago, when the idea of solar and wind energy was still hotly debated, critics used to point out the limitations of these energy sources: the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. But nowadays many countries’ electricity grids are strongly supplied by renewable energy. The challenge in creating flexible…


German gas stations will have to provide electric car charging under new rules

Gas stations in Germany will be required to provide charging for electric vehicles as part of the country’s €130 billion coronavirus stimulus package, Reuters reports. In addition, the government is also increasing its subsidy for electric vehicles by €3,000 to €6,000 for cars costing less than €40,000. Combined, these measures could be a big boost for…


United Nations publishes blockchain guide, highlights current projects

Last month, the United Nations Innovation Network (UNIN) published the Blockchain Practical Guide that evaluates the use of the distributed ledger technology (DLT) by the UN. The guide discusses blockchain, its intricacies and the current stage of development. The UN has 15 agencies that carry out various functions on its behalf. The UNIN, which…


7 Big New Solar Power Plants — from UK to Florida to Kentucky to Hawaii

There have been several announcements about big new solar power projects this past week. Rather than try to tackle them one at a time (that wasn’t going to happen), I’m running through them below in a combo story. The UK government gave the go-ahead to construct the country’s largest solar power plant, a 350 megawatt (MW) solar farm…

The $225M LC facility replaces 8minute’s existing facility with Rabobank closed in 2016 and represents a tenfold increase in capacity, underscoring the strength and growth of 8minute’s project pipeline over the last four years. 8minute has one of the largest development pipelines of solar and solar-plus-storage projects in the country, including more than 50 utility-scale projects in various stages of development, with a typical project size of 400 MW.

8minute Solar Energy

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