The American Association for the Advancement of Science suggests that planting 1 trillion trees could have a massive effect on climate change.
NREL and other labs are also pushing forward on evaluating thermal energy. Companies like Brayton Energy & Echogen have also been participating in various grants to develop a thermal energy storage system with a target price of $0.05/kWh
Nanogrids are the new rage with a number of companies emerging with solutions to provide utilities the ability to control and operate home energy loads
Earlier in May, the Trump administration approved Nevada’s Gemini Solar Project. This will be the largest solar project in the United States and will be the eighth-largest solar project in the world when completed. The project will produce 690 MW of electricity, be capable of 380 MWh of battery storage, and annually offset 385,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (about the same as the emissions from 83,000 cars).
With supply chains being disrupted and reduced on site staff – O&M teams that are typically out sourced by large asset owners have seen a big hit in their ability to continue to handle maintenance on these systems.
The pandemic has disrupted supply chains and shifted demand and supply of goods. As a result, manufacturers are stepping up to try to piece together the fragmented supply chain and fulfill an increased demand in goods. Many of these goods consist of plastic, including PPE (gloves and masks) and plastic packaging for consumer-packaged goods (food and cleaning supplies).
Tesla is basically the Apple of cars – rather than partner with other companies, build it inhouse. Tesla finally is beginning to introduce Vehicle to Grid capabilities to their model 3s in the field.
Nano-grids are now becoming all the rage in the market with companies like Span.IO, TouchLight, Peerless-AV and others joining the journey to make the grid optional.
In your inbox: the humidity is coming way sooner than expected; emissions are expected to skyrocket and microplastics have made it into the air.
A new study published in the journal PLoS One, found that hundreds of thousands of tonnes of micro-plastics could be blowing ashore on the sea breeze every year.