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Solar Already Beating Gas On Price, & More -- Why Natural Gas Is The Next Fossil Fuel To Go

cleantechnica.com — Clean Power Secrecy about the price that California utilities pay for natural gas contracts is a new sign that PV has now passed market price parity at wholesale (as well as at retail: for rooftop customers). The utility-scale solar industry used to have to compete against a "Market Price Referent" (MPR: the cost of an average natural gas contract).

Beaten by solar on price: Why natural gas is next fossil fuel to go

reneweconomy.com.au — Secrecy about the price that California utilities pay for natural gas contracts is a new sign that PV has now passed market price parity at wholesale (as well as at retail: for rooftop customers). The utility-scale solar industry used to have to compete against a "Market Price Referent" (MPR: the cost of an average natural gas contract).

In Our Climate-Changed Future, How Will Solar Perform?

cleantechnica.com — Clean Power The solar panels manufactured today will need to power a climate-changed world over the next 25 to 50 years. They will need to be engineered to continue to operate in a climate that will gradually become more extreme. Many regions will hold more moisture in the air, while others will become drier and warmer, climate scientists predict.

Gold Mine Recycled as Australia's Largest Pumped Hydro Storage

cleantechnica.com — CleanTechnica Exclusive Australia's Genex Power is recycling a disused gold mine as a 400- 450 MW pumped hydro storage project, with the potential to store and generate around 2,225 MWh daily, making this Australia's largest energy storage project by far.

SolarReserve's Shenhua Deal To Build 1 GW of Dispatchable Solar Day Or Night

cleantechnica.com — CleanTechnica Exclusive China's largest coal company, Shenhua Energy, has signed a MOU with SolarReserve to build the largest amount of completely dispatchable solar electricity in the world: 1 GW - about the capacity of a nuclear plant.

Dispatchable Solar Runs 24/7 For 14 Days In South Africa

cleantechnica.com — CleanTechnica Exclusive ACWA Power has now demonstrated fully dispatchable solar for when the sun doesn't shine, at Bokpoort in South Africa. Image Credit: ACWA Power Running around the clock for two weeks, ACWA Power's 50 MW Bokpoort project is an example of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), the solar that can be called on day or night, because when it has integrated thermal energy storage in molten salts, it is dispatchable solar.

California Utilities Could Pay Homeowners to Host Solar

linkedin.com — As any solar insider will tell you, there are many more ideal rooftops for solar than there are able and willing homeowners to go solar underneath them. This vast solar potential of distributed energy resources (DERs) goes untapped. This situation could be about to change, by incentivizing California's investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to own DERs.

Surprisingly Low-Tech Fixes Raised Ivanpah's Performance

cleantechnica.com — Clean Power In 2015, PG&E customers received about 97% of Ivanpah's contracted electrons, which is a massive improvement over its first year. But this raises a question: Source: SEC/EIA data Unit 1, Unit 3 What exactly were the engineering challenges at Ivanpah - and why did they take a year to solve?

Newly Released Data Indicates Ivanpah Gas is Under 5 Percent

cleantechnica.com — CleanTechnica Exclusive The use of gas for generation at the world's largest direct steam solar tower has never exceeded 5 percent, according to newly released data from NRG and confirmed by EIA and the California Energy Commission (CEC).

Talking To Statoil: The Engineering Of The 30 MW Hywind Scotland

cleantechnica.com — CleanTechnica Exclusive Statoil's long-awaited Hywind Scotland, the 30 MW floating wind farm at Buchan Deep, 25 km offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, is ready to go. With final consents in hand last year, finance was the last hurdle, along with the addition of a small 1 MWh battery.
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Jul 29, 2016

“A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”

Jul 28, 2016

RT @chrislhayes: The President of the United States is literally making the case for democracy over authoritarianism. In 2016.

Jul 27, 2016

RT @AnandWrites: Wake up. He isn't a cartoon. He isn't a bad e.g. for kids. He isn't unconventional. He is our end. https://t.co/OicA1l2Hn6

Jul 25, 2016

RT @algore: including, especially, the global climate crisis, I encourage everyone else to do the same. (3/3)

Jul 25, 2016

RT @algore: Given her qualifications and experience -- and given the significant challenges facing our nation and the world, (2/3)

Jul 25, 2016

RT @ClimateSt: Some farmers in #Mass are abandoning crops because of the financial risk of harvesting them due to #Drought  http://buff.ly/2a0CIEy 


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