THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Friday

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GRID Alternatives breaks ground on first low-income community solar project in California

GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE), an affiliate of GRID Alternatives, is a national leader in making clean renewable energy technology and job training accessible to communities who need it most. GRID IE was awarded a $2.05 million grant under the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) Low-income…

The partnership between the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians, Anza Electric Cooperative and GRID Alternatives will provide clean energy, job training and bill savings to tribal members and the surrounding community who are not currently able to benefit from existing low-income solar programs. This is what makes this pilot community solar program so special, and we hope our success will provide a model for more community solar across California.

GRID IE executive director Jaime Alonso

Waste Energy and Bitcoin Mining – Interview with Ralph Lewis, Drone Energy

Drone Energy is a Bitcoin and blockchain infrastructure engineering firm. We patented and brought to market a modular load system that provides immediate cash-flow to stranded and idle generation systems. We launched the business at the end of 2017, successfully raised a seed round in Spring 2018, launched our MVP in the Summer of 2018…


Lead-Acid vs Lithium Ion Batteries: Which will Win?

Almost everywhere you look there is news about improvements in lithium-based batteries and storage technologies. But what about traditional lead-based batteries? Are they a dying energy storage source? To answer that question, let’s take a look at trends in each market and the overlapping market space for each…

Stationary energy storage has enormous near-term potential. Businesses such as battery manufacturers, grid operators are set to establish collaborative relationships with solar power developers and energy service companies.

FMI Analyst

PM Modi to inaugurate Asia’s largest 750-MW Rewa solar plant tomorrow: All you need to know

Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation Asia’s largest 750 MW Rewa ultra mega solar plant at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh on July 10. PM Modi will inaugurate the solar plant at 11am via video conferencing. Here is all you need to know about the solar plant: Here is all you need to know about the solar plant: The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project is…


Large Scale Battery Energy Storage Safety: Trends & Standards

As battery energy storage technologies assume a bigger role in the global transition to renewable energy, the importance of developing and operating a safe system is paramount. In this pv magazine Webinar together with our initiative partner CEA, we will look at current safety trends in battery energy storage system design and installation, along with a…


Distributed solar and batteries will power a more inclusive economic recovery in developing countries

A reliable supply of electricity is crucial for responding to the COVID-19 health crisis and boosting economic activity. Governments in many developing countries already struggle to provide their citizens with enough high-quality electricity to satisfy demand. The additional constraints the COVID-19 crisis places upon utilities, and national economies in…


Silence Before The Storm At Chibwe Primary School — An Example Of Rural African Energy Development

You often hear about the rapid technological developments in African countries like Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, and others. CleanTechnica writer Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai keeps us updated on the potential of the electrical vehicle in the growing African middle class and the potential of microgrids in more rural areas. But the development is…


PacifiCorp Opens 4.3GW Renewables and Storage Procurement

PacifiCorp has begun soliciting bids for up to 4.3 gigawatts of solar, wind and battery storage projects, part of a massive clean-energy growth plan that will open the utility’s six-state territory to third-party renewable energy developers. This week’s all-source request for proposals (RFP) unveils hard details of the procurement plan released this spring…


Biden-Sanders task force calls for installing 500 million solar modules in next five years

A report from the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force calls for the installation of 500 million solar modules in the next five years. Solar module sizes vary widely these days — but that’s hundreds of gigawatts of solar and several times the current U.S. appetite for PV. The report covers renewables, energy storage, energy efficiency, and clean transportation…

Urban and rural communities alike have suffered tens of billions of dollars in economic losses. Dams have failed catastrophically in Michigan. Neighborhoods have been all but wiped off the map in Florida. Farmers’ crops have been drowned in their fields across the Midwest. Thousands of Americans have died. And President Trump still callously and willfully denies the science that explains why so many are suffering.

The Biden-Sanders task force

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