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Solar Farms Planned in Texas to Test Market in Wake of Freeze

A Texas renewables developer is about to test investors’ appetite for solar farms in the state after February’s devastating freeze rendered some power plants inoperable for days. Caprock Renewables is looking to raise equity for a $550 million portfolio of utility-scale solar in southern Texas, said Chief Executive Officer Thanasis Iatrou. The Austin-based company hired […]

Global wind industry could install almost 1 TW of new capacity by 2030, report says

How a wave of electric-car adoption could strain power grids

Texas plunged into a record-setting deep freeze when a massive winter storm crossed the central plains of the United States in February. Millions were left without power for days after the bitter cold weather led residents to overwhelm the grid by cranking up their heating. As the situation turned deadly, it didn’t take long for […]

Nexzu Mobility launches the new and improved Roadlark, India’s first and only e-cycle that goes upto 100 kms in a single charge

PODCAST: Batteries vs fossil fuels, US Secretary of Energy’s big challenges, SPACs and storage

Inside Alamitos, a battery project recently inaugurated in California that uses 100MW / 400MWh of energy storage to reduce the local area’s reliance on burning natural gas for electricity. The new episode of the Solar Media Podcast, sponsored by Honeywell, is now available stream, as we take a look at US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s […]

Advanced compressed air energy storage project gets funding help from Canadian government

Wartsila supplies 200MW Texas storage double

Wartsila is to supply energy storage technology totalling 200MW for two projects in the US state of Texas. The company will also provide 10-year asset performance agreements for the interconnected stand-alone systems. The order was placed by Able Grid Energy Solutions, the utility-scale energy storage project development arm of MAP RE/ES. The Madero and Ignacio […]

Advanced compressed air energy storage project gets funding help from Canadian government

Biden’s Solar Dreams Collide With His Scorn for China ‘Genocide’

Bloomberg – President Joe Biden’s White House is trying to reconcile his desire to ratchet up U.S. renewable power generation with his outrage over alleged Chinese human-rights abuses in Xinjiang, a major supplier of a key component in solar panels. Factories in Xinjiang, a western region of China that’s home to the oppressed Uyghur minority, […]

Global wind industry could install almost 1 TW of new capacity by 2030, report says

Mexico Senate passes energy bill favoring state, fossil fuel

The Senate must still vote on some objections, but President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador appeared to have the votes to push the bill through. It passed earlier in the lower house of Congress MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s Senate passed an electrical energy bill that favors government-owned generating plants that largely run on fossil fuels Tuesday, putting […]

Global wind industry could install almost 1 TW of new capacity by 2030, report says

Mexico suffers another day of rolling blackouts due to storm in Texas

The export-oriented National Council of the Maquiladora Industry said hundreds of plants perhaps as many as 1,600 were shutting down due to the lack of power Freezing weather in Texas led to a chain of events that left almost 5 million households and businesses in northern Mexico without power Mexican authorities announced Tuesday that rolling […]

Global wind industry could install almost 1 TW of new capacity by 2030, report says

Frozen Wind Farms Are Just a Small Piece of Texas’s Power Woes

Don’t point too many fingers at Texas wind turbines, because they’re not the main reason broad swaths of the state have been plunged into darkness. While ice has forced some turbines to shut down just as a brutal cold wave drives record electricity demand, wind only comprises 25% of the state’s energy mix this time […]

Global wind industry could install almost 1 TW of new capacity by 2030, report says