Speeding the Energy Transition
May 3, 2021

China Record 2.2 GW of Solar | Green Bonds Exceed 1 Trillion $$ | Clean Power Hour Ep.14

China Record 2.2 GW of Solar | Green Bonds Exceed 1 Trillion $$ | Clean Power Hour Ep.14

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#Tesla over the air update
https://twitter.com/SolarInMASS/status/1312500497819951105
 
$200 billion worth of green bonds have been issued in 2020 thus far - $50 billion in a strong September. This represents a 12% increase compared with the first nine months of 2019. And in total $1 trillion have been sold since 2007.'
https://about.bnef.com/blog/record-month-shoots-green-bonds-past-trillion-dollar-mark/
 
China plots course for net zero by 2060
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/05/china-plan-net-zero-emissions-2060-clean-technology
 
Largest 2.2 GW solar and storage goes live in China - very high DCAC rating, and a connection to the UVHDC network - is this straight solar panels to a transformer/controller to grid? No inverters?
https://www.pv-magazine.com/2020/10/01/worlds-largest-solar-plant-goes-online-in-china/
 
UHV in China related to the 2.2 GW Solar
https://www.pv-magazine.com/2019/11/29/300-mw-of-new-solar-for-chinas-800-kv-uhv-power-transmission-project/ 
 
“In case you were wondering, the sun never sets - and the wind never stops blowing. Those who suggest this mostly haven't left their local place of residence. We have two killer apps that would make wind+solar+hydro+nuclear run our planet - batteries and power lines. Batteries are coming, and power lines might or might not get there in time - and the battery manufacturers are just fine with that. It would be smarter if we did both, but we the species isn't always smart. We do have the knowledge though, and we do have the tools.”
https://commercialsolarguy.com/2020/10/05/if-you-build-transmission-the-solar-plus-storage-will-comission/
 
Vertical solar installation
https://www.domain.com.au/news/melbourne-apartment-building-fitted-with-vertical-solar-panels-in-an-australian-first-990028/
 
Solar+pears - 'solar modules placed at a height of 4.6 meters - the height of the agricultural machinery that is commonly used for pear trees. 40% transparent backsheets and conventional, equally spaced 156 x 156 mm silicon cells with 21% efficiency.'
https://www.pv-magazine.com/2020/10/02/agrivoltaics-for-pear-orchards/
 
First California, now New York is talking it - who’s next? MA? Hawaii?
https://electrek.co/2020/10/05/new-york-bill-ban-new-ice-cars-2035/
 
Germany saw 52.9% from renewables - personally, I’d prefer they remove the biomass and add the nuclear - adding 3% - but also, that means renewables plus nuclear = 65.5% of German electricity was arguably CO2
https://reneweconomy.com.au/renewables-deliver-over-half-of-german-electricity-in-first-nine-months-coal-plunges-83744/
 
“For any kind of PV system repower or removal and re-installation project, leaving as much of the racking, combiner boxes, and existing conduit/wiring in place can prevent the risk of component damage. Pulling all new wire is best, but often unnecessary. An insulation resistance test should be performed as part of any re-commissioning process.”
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/cesarbarbosa925_specialproject-bestpractices-timeismoney-activity-6717932900953796608-ne_6/