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UK startup develops Brayton pumped thermal tech for renewables storage

UK-based Synchrostor has developed a new pumped thermal energy storage (PTES) system. It is purportedly fully reversible in 30 milliseconds and can achieve a round-trip efficiency of around 70%. The proposed storage technology can also provide grid inertia and ancillary services.

Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to host 1.4 GW solar park

A new solar power plant will be developed on 2,800 hectares of land near a temple in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is expected to be operational within a year.

Is residential solar worth it in the US?

Many homeowners invest $15,000 to $30,000 or more in solar. How does this cost compare to the status quo of paying the utility company?

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Greenko starts work on 5.23 GW wind-solar-storage project in India

Indian developer Greenko has started building a hybrid energy storage project with 10.8 GWh of daily pumped storage, 3 GW of solar, and 550 MW of wind.

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EU wants rooftop PV mandate for public, commercial buildings by 2027, residential by 2029

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced a mandate for rooftop solar on commercial and public buildings by 2027, and for residential buildings by 2029. The EU target for renewable energy has been increased from 40% to 45%.

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Cost comparison between lithium batteries, fuel cells, reversible solid oxide cells as storage for off-grid rooftop PV

Scientists in the United Arab Emirates have looked at how off-grid rooftop PV could be combined with batteries, fuel cells or reversible solid oxide cells for energy storage. The modeling assumed a typical commercial building in Los Angeles.

Bilateral PPA for 33 MW hybrid wind-solar project in India

Sembcorp has agreed to supply 33 MW of wind-solar hybrid power for Saint-Gobain’s factories in India.

The Hydrogen Stream: Hydrogen-powered foiling chase boat

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory has shared its findings on the use of perovskite materials to produce renewable hydrogen, while a number of entities have announced new projects in Europe, North America, and China.

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Chinese PV Industry Brief: Longi to build 20 GW solar module plant

Longi has revealed plans to build a new panel factory in Anhui province, China Huaneng Group has announced a 1.3 GW renewables project in Heilongjiang province, and JinkoSolar has issued a warning about rising polysilicon prices.

Lightsource bp to build 150 MW fishery solar farm in Taiwan

UK solar specialist Lightsource is developing a 150 MW solar park at a fishery in Budai, in Taiwan’s Chiayi county. Construction is expected to commence in June 2023.

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