THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Thursday

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Adani Green Energy expected to invest $6B toward Indian solar power projects

India’s onward march to boost its renewable energy capacity and build domestic capacity for making solar equipment got fresh impetus when Adani Green Energy Ltd won a bid to make 8 GW of photovoltaic solar power projects over the next five years. India imports about 90% of its solar equipment today, so this development could serve to…


Interview with Chris Law, Future Grid

Future Grid is on a mission to help decarbonize electricity grids. We do this by supporting Utilities transitioning faster to renewable energy by helping them to mitigate the negative impacts solar, batteries and electric vehicles have on the grid as they scale. The founding team of Future Grid, Chris Law, David Ryan, and Quenton Pongracz, have a…

The US is a natural market for Future Grid. Although they are at a different stage of renewable integration when compared to Australia, our job, as I see it, is to package this knowledge and support US utilities to de-risk their Grid Modernization proposals.

Chris Law, CEO Future Grid

How will global green recovery stimuli help decarbonisation?

World governments and associations face pressure to make their coronavirus recovery plans environmentally friendly. While many have assured that they will, only a few have publicly announced their intentions so far. A collation by climate news website CarbonBrief has shown where recovery stimuli will most aid power industries…


EGEB: This net zero house can be assembled like IKEA furniture

Forty percent of emissions come from buildings — but we have the technology to achieve net-zero. One good example of a company leading the way in building eco-friendly dwellings is NODE, a Seattle-based company that makes flat-pack housing with mix-and-match modules and puts radical sustainability at the core of its values. NODE’s designs are…


Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC Announces Acquisition of Energy Storage System Portfolio from Stem, Inc.

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC (“Greenbacker”) announced today that on June 9, 2020, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it purchased the rights to Pacifica Storage LLC, a 7.9MW / 16.5MWh portfolio of sixteen operating and to-be-constructed behind-the-meter energy storage systems from Stem, Inc. (“Stem”), the global…

Greenbacker represents another new partner for Stem as we look to expand our operating partnerships and increase the deployment of our market-leading Athena™ AI platform which provides the intelligence and real-time decision making required to optimize the storage system to reduce energy charges for customers. We look forward to additional partnership opportunities with the Greenbacker team as they build out their storage portfolio.

John Carrington, CEO of Stem

Industrial roofs will host New Jersey’s largest community solar project

It’s a joint effort: All those solar panels will sit on 1 million square feet of roof space across four industrial sites in the Garden State. The buildings are located in Perth Amboy (pictured above), Peterboro, and Woodridge, and are owned by Duke Realty, the largest domestic-only real estate investment trust in the US…


Orsted Taiwan unveils first megawatt-sized energy storage system in Changhua

Orsted Taiwan Ltd (沃旭能源) yesterday unveiled its first megawatt-size energy storage pilot system in Taiwan, located on the Baoshan (寶山) campus of National Changhua University of Education. The storage system, fully funded by the wind energy developer and built by local power management solutions provider Delta Electronics Co…

This project will improve our school’s energy efficiency significantly and enable more than 20 extended studies spanning from smart grids, micro-grid technologies, power electronics to strategic management of energy storage systems.

university principal Kuo Yen-kuang (郭艷光)

Goldman Sachs says renewable-energy spending will surpass oil and gas for the first time ever in 2021 — and sees total investment spiking to $16 trillion over the next decade

The transition to renewable power from traditional fuels will create a $16 trillion investment opportunity through 2030 as spending shifts to new infrastructure, Goldman Sachs analysts said Tuesday. The bank projects green-energy spending to pass that of oil and gas for the first time ever next year and account for roughly 25% of all energy…


Lucid Motors to begin producing Air electric vehicles for customers in early 2021

Lucid Motors will begin producing its luxury electric vehicle for customers at its new Arizona factory in early 2021, about three months later than expected due to a slowdown caused by COVID-19. The company, which plans to unveil a production version of the Lucid Air in an online event scheduled for September 9, said construction resumed…


Fluence unveils intelligent, modular storage product with 800 MW/2,300 MWh of projects

The demand for the technology is indicative of a rapidly growing storage market, where a large number of independent power producers and utilities are building and installing storage systems, Jason Burwen, vice president of policy at the Energy Storage Association (ESA), told Utility Dive…

From a business profit standpoint, members of the battery storage industry are going to be wanting to get to the point where you have reasonably standard offerings, where folks don’t really have to do a whole lot of redesign for each given site and each given project.

Fluence CEO Manuel Perez Dubuc

Engineers develop new fuel cells with twice the operating voltage as hydrogen

Electrification of the transportation sector — one of the largest consumers of energy in the world — is critical to future energy and environmental resilience. Electrification of this sector will require high-power fuel cells (either stand alone or in conjunction with batteries) to facilitate the transition to electric vehicles, from cars and trucks to boats…


Sunverge Announces Strategic Collaboration with Eaton in the Smart Home Energy Management Market

Sunverge, the provider of an industry-leading distributed energy resource (DER) control, orchestration and aggregation platform, today announced a strategic collaboration with Eaton, a global leader in power management technologies. Bringing together Sunverge’s advanced intelligent energy management platform with…


8minute Solar Nabs Its First Supply Deal With California Community-Choice Aggregators

Large-scale developer 8minute Solar Energy said this week it had signed power-purchase agreements with two Northern California community-choice aggregators for a 250-megawatt solar project located in the state, including 150-megawatt hours of energy storage. 8minute, which develops solar and storage, has already inked deals for projects with…


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