“While floating PV (FPV) is 10%-15% higher in upfront capital costs and per-kilowatt cost compared to conventional PV, FPV used in conjunction with hydropower provides a host of other benefits. These include reduced transmission costs by linking to a common substation, reduced evaporation, reduced algae growth on hydro reservoirs, and increased efficiency of panels due to its water-cooling effect.”
“The battery is set to come online by November 2021, fulfilling a System Integrity Protection Scheme contract with AEMO through 2032. That grid jargon means that the battery will guarantee instantaneous power in case the transmission network suffers an unexpected outage.”
“The technology developed and patented by the UPV and CSIC is based on the phenomenon of the microwave reduction of solid materials. This method makes it possible to carry out electrochemical processes directly without requiring electrodes, which simplifies and significantly cheapens its practical use, as it provides more freedom in the design of the structure of the device and choosing the operation conditions, mainly the temperature."
"‘If you look at wind, that was the result of a whole bunch of different, really aggressive policy actions,’ said Rich Powell, executive director of ClearPath, a nonprofit that advocates for conservative clean energy policies. He noted that a combination of federal tax breaks and renewable electricity standards at the state level drove down the cost of wind over decades, and that the same has happened for solar over the past 15 years. ‘We're only seeing the beginnings of all those things for carbon capture.’"
"The long-term solution to slow global warming is therefore to electrify everything, as long as that electricity comes from renewable sources. Aye, there’s the rub. We simply can’t run everything on electricity.
“Cumulative U.S. DER investments will eclipse $110.4 billion between 2020 and 2026. Solar, EV infrastructure, battery storage and grid-interactive water heaters sales growth will drive spending to a new peak in 2025.”
“Creating pathways for battery manufacturers to build sustainable production-to-recycling manufacturing processes that meet both consumer and environmental standards can reduce the likelihood of a battery waste crisis in the coming decade.”
“LafargeHolcim, a global building materials supplier, has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to research and develop a system to capture and sequester the plant’s carbon dioxide emissions.”