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Hi! Here is your daily dose of articles related to renewable energy, sustainability, and technology. Stay safe!


Invest in renewable energy to tackle climate change: Panel

Investing in renewable energy is the way to go from the remaining months of 2020 and towards post-COVID19 relative to climate change. However, these investments in alternative sources for “electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, transportation and rural energy services” must be combined with well-formulated policies as well as…


Storing Energy in the Freezer: Long-Duration Thermal Storage Comes of Age

Jason Dreisbach fields at least half a dozen calls every week from people trying to sell him a technology to lower his energy costs. As the owner of Dreisbach Enterprises, a cold-storage facility owner with operations in Northern California, he’s a popular target. Cold storage — from frozen food warehouses to grocery and restaurant refrigeration…

With our technology, we essentially treat the phase-change material like a thermal battery. We know precisely how much energy is in there. Prior to thermal energy storage, people had just guessed, but now we have something specifically designed for energy storage that is safe for both food and the environment.

James Bell, president and CEO of Viking Cold Solutions

Clean Energy ETFs Soaring Ahead of Q2 Earnings

The clean energy space has been showing strength on the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s push for clean energy and infrastructure plans. Merger activity added to investors’ enthusiasm. The price movement of the fund depends on earnings releases of companies like Sunrun Inc. RUN, SolarEdge Technologies Inc. SEDG, First…


New York Issues RFI for Build-Ready Sites to Host Large-Scale Renewable Energy Developments

Have a large site ready for renewable energy development in New York? The state is looking for you. On July 22, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a search for possible sites, requesting information (RFI) from local communities and private parties about prospective sites. This announcement furthers New York’s Clean Energy…


JinkoPower and EDF Renewables Consortium Sign the Power Purchase Agreement for the World’s Single Largest Solar Project in Abu Dhabi

Jinko Power Technology Co., Ltd. A leading global renewable energy IPP that develops, builds, finances, owns and operates solar power generation plants makes an announcement today. JinkoPower and its bidding partner EDF Renewables are awarded with the Al Dhafra Project, the world’s largest standalone Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Plant in…

We are very proud to be awarded the largest solar project in the world at Al Dhafra. This success reflects the quality of our competitive bid submitted to EWEC in Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Jinko Power.

Bruno Bensasson, EDF Group Senior Executive Vice-President Renewable Energies and Chief Executive Officer of EDF Renewables

Socially Conscious Investing Thrives Amid Pandemic

At the moment when so many industries are staggered by the coronavirus pandemic, investors are beating the market by putting their money in companies committed to environmental, social and governance priorities favoring transparency, diversity and sustainability. ESG is where profits are, signaling that doing the right thing increasingly…

It is ever clearer that sustainable technologies are cheaper and better.

Al Gore, the former vice president

Blockchain the Answer for Power Provider as China Energy Demand Soars

With summer temperatures climbing and production rising in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, power providers in Dongguan, an industrial city in the Chinese province of Guangdong, said they have experienced a massive surge in demand – and are responding with a blockchain-powered solution. The initiative is the brainchild of the Guangdong…


1.4 million Ugandans to access reliable and affordable energy under new EIB – ENGIE initiative

Scaling up off-grid solar power model for transforming rural energy access across Africa; EIB financing to overcome barriers to 80% of Ugandans without access to electricity; Local currency financing to accelerate PAYGO solution for affordable green energy. Millions of people, small holders and entrepreneurs in remote villages across Uganda are set…

As of now, ENGIE is providing decentralized electricity to more than 4.5 million people in 9 countries through solar home systems from both Fenix and ENGIE Mobisol, as well as mini-grids from ENGIE PowerCorner.

Yoven Moorooven, CEO of ENGIE Africa

Switch turns to Tesla batteries for solar-power storage

Datacenter provider Switch has selected Tesla as the battery supplier for a massive solar project at its northern Nevada data-center facilities. It’s a geographically easy alliance as Switch’s campus is right near Tesla’s Gigafactory Nevada manufacturing facility. While best known for its cars, Tesla has also made quite an entry in the battery space with…


Infosys Innovations For Climate Change & Sustainability — Cleantech Talk

In this episode of our Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, and Ashiss Dash, Senior Vice President and Industry Head for Services, Utilities, Resources and Energy at Infosys, talk about Infosys’ work and innovations related to climate change and sustainability…


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