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Texas grid survives, thwarting NIMBYs, and companies turn to ‘greenhushing’ — This Week in Cleantech
The new “This Week in Cleantech” podcast breaks down the biggest stories in cleantech and climate in 15 minutes or less.
What do we really think about interconnection? Anonymous speakers preview GridTECH Connect Forum Southeast
Clean energy professionals anonymously share their thoughts on interconnection and preview GridTECH Connect Southeast.
Blame it on the rain! NREL says precipitation can’t completely clean pollen from solar panels
NREL research found solar panels affected by pollen will not return to their “cleaned” production levels on their own, even after rainfall.
Group studies can solve some, not all, interconnection headaches, study finds
IREC concludes that distribution group studies can be a useful tool, but are not a silver bullet for all interconnection challenges.
PNNL warns wind & solar ‘energy droughts’ may last a week, but storage can help
PNNL researchers warn wind and solar energy droughts could last a week, but battery storage may help mitigate losses when demand is high.
California grants over $4M to thermal storage startup
Antora’s thermal battery stores renewable energy as heat in blocks of solid carbon, which the company says enables cost-effective energy storage and outputting high-temperature industrial heat and electricity on demand at costs competitive with fossil fuels.
The four pillars of effective clean energy messaging
The failures of traditional messaging around the climate crisis have contributed to hyper-polarization of the issue in the U.S., resulting in an inability to achieve the scale of policy change that is urgently needed, writes Dave Bates, President and founder, Hailstone Communications.
California takes another swipe at net metering. This time, apartments, schools, and farms get hit
Critics fear new regulations approved in California will make a clean power transition more difficult for renters, farms, and schools….
But who is gonna pay for it? Finding balance in grid upgrade cost-sharing
Utilities and regulators seek innovative solutions to strike a better balance in sharing the often-expensive costs of grid upgrades….
DSD Renewables receives $250 million backing from Cox Enterprises to accelerate projects in target markets
DSD Renewables has received a $250 million investment from Cox which will enable DSD to further accelerate renewable energy deployment….
Made in America: Nevados opens new solar tracker production line at East Texas steel plant
Priefert Steel in East Texas has begun manufacturing all-terrain solar mounting and tracking equipment for Nevados….
DER interconnection: 5 takeaways from the IREC Vision Summit 2023
Over the course of several moderated sessions and fireside chats, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council Vision 2023 Summit presented ideas and practices that …
Distribution! Interconnection! IREC brings electricity (and metal) to summit workshop
IREC’s Vision Summit curriculum included reading interconnection tariffs, evaluating interconnection applications, and a thoughtful conversation about energy eq…
Balancing innovation and reality: A path to sustainable U.S. energy policy
Advanced operational processes, appropriate compensation and cost recovery, and legal protection for those using advanced technologies could help us find practi…
Thanks for your flexibility: New integration techniques expanding interconnection options
Real challenges persist around flexible interconnection, but some of the industry’s brightest minds are collaborating on new ideas and techniques….
How to make the most of investment tax credits: Applying for bonus credits
The Investment Tax Credit and its Bonus Credits are a game changer for improving the economics of solar and solar+storage projects. …