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French President pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for solar projects in developing countries

Macron said at the launch of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi on Sunday: "France would extend an extra 700 million euros ($861.5 million) through loans and donations by 2022 for solar projects in emerging economies. We need to remove all obstacles and scale up," . "Macron told world leaders in Paris in December that… Continue reading French President pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for solar projects in developing countries

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Tesla’s Powerwalls are cooling down classrooms in Hawaii

https://youtu.be/tvLwpEjCf28 The $100 million appropriated by the Hawaii State Legislature helped to cool down 1,190 classrooms to date, with contracts set for more than 1,300 classrooms. The governor ordered the Hawaii State Department of Education to cool down the class rooms without increasing its energy bills, and Tesla's Powerwall was the answer. Tesla installs 300 Powerwalls to… Continue reading Tesla’s Powerwalls are cooling down classrooms in Hawaii

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Saudi Arabia is plowing money into renewable energy. Developers are watching!

According to the New York Times, "Saudi Arabia aims to invest up to $7 billion to develop seven new solar plants and a big wind farm". The country is planning for   renewables share  as much as 10 percent of its power generation by the end of 2023. The government signed this week a contract… Continue reading Saudi Arabia is plowing money into renewable energy. Developers are watching!

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Musk will turn 50,000 Australian homes into the world’s largest virtual power plant

South Australia and Tesla already delivered the world's biggest battery. Now they want to build the world's largest virtual power plant. They want to use people's homes as a way to generate energy for the South Australian grid. According to AFP, Tesla said in a statement that "the virtual power plant would have 250 megawatts of solar… Continue reading Musk will turn 50,000 Australian homes into the world’s largest virtual power plant

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Energy storage: A “front page news” market worth $4 billion in 2-3 years

Energy storage, not only  improves the way we generate electricity, and helps during power outages,  but also, it can balance the power supply and demand immediately. Traditionally, in order for utilities to handle any extra (peak) load, or outage, they have to start extra facility which  of course costs utility companies lots of money. By… Continue reading Energy storage: A “front page news” market worth $4 billion in 2-3 years

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The Chinese are getting the message

Few days after the Trump administration unveiled tariffs of up to 30% on imports of solar panels, JinkoSoalr, a global solar leader from China, with over 15,000 employees across its 8 productions facilities globally, today, announced that "its wholly-owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. (“Jinko U.S.”), has signed a major master solar module supply agreement to provide 1.75… Continue reading The Chinese are getting the message

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Trump Slaps Tariffs on Solar Panels in Major Blow to Renewable Energy

In the biggest blow he’s dealt to the renewable energy industry yet, President Donald Trump decided on Monday to slap tariffs on imported solar panels. The U.S. will impose duties of as much as 30 percent on solar equipment made abroad, a move that threatens to handicap a $28 billion industry that relies on parts… Continue reading Trump Slaps Tariffs on Solar Panels in Major Blow to Renewable Energy