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Construction begins on world’s largest integrated solar-powered battery system

Florida Power & Light Company announced that construction has begun on the FPL Manatee Energy Storage Center, which is expected to become the world’s largest integrated solar-powered battery system, according to the company. Located in Parrish, Fla., the 409-MW/900-MWh FPL Manatee Energy Stora...
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Fast Track Process is available for renewable projects under 5 MW at MISO and SPP

With hundreds of renewable projects sitting in the regional grid operator interconnection queue, developers should investigate the fast track process at Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) for project less than 5 MW in capacity. There are similarities and d...
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Kelly Speakes-Backman appointed to leadership position in US government

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last week announced new Biden-Harris Administration senior leadership appointees. The new leaders will direct policy at DOE, coordinate across the Administration, and enact President Joe Biden’s vision for bold action on the climate crisis and on safeguarding th...
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Real estate developer adds 3.7 MW of solar to shopping centers in NY and Mass

Photo Credit: buisnesswire This week, real estate developer Kimco Realty Corp. announced that it has initiated five new solar projects. Four of the projects will be at Kimco properties in the New York metropolitan region, including the company’s new headquarters in Jericho, Long Island, as well as...
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Intersect Power receives more than $600M to accelerate clean energy growth

Photo by 金 运 on Unsplash Utility-scale renewable energy developer Intersect Power, LLC announced that it secured $127 million in equity funding from Climate Adaptive Infrastructure, LLC and Trilantic North America In addition, the company said it has also closed on a $482 million debt facility w...
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Hydro-Quebec chooses thyssenkrupp to install 88-MW water electrolysis plant

Hydro-Quebec has awarded an engineering contract to the Green Hydrogen product division of thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers to install an 88-MW water electrolysis plant to produce hydrogen. Previously, thyssenkrupp completed a feasibility study for the project. The water electrolysis plant will ...
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The curious case of the Cumbrian coal mine: UK decision stuns environmentalists

Last year’s cascade of positive noises coming out of Westminster led many of us to hope for a renewed ministerial focus on climate change through 2021. However, with just half of January gone, it’s clear that some high-level decisions have not prioritized renewables or the environment, leading t...
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