Speeding the Energy Transition
July 12, 2021

Chinese Solar Ban | 100% Renewable Grid | Tesla GigaTexas | Clean Power Hour Ep.49

Chinese Solar Ban | 100% Renewable Grid | Tesla GigaTexas | Clean Power Hour Ep.49

US Bans Forced Labor related solar panels coming from China
Large-Scale Simulations Show U.S. Can Get Close to 100% Renewable Generation Cost-Effectively
The roof is on at Tesla Giga-Austin
Clean Energy Legislation: Oregon working on clean energy legislation - Illinois stalls 
And, hey, how about a tax credit for the solar panel manufacturing supply chain in the USA?

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Today on the Clean Power Hour (Ep.49): 

US Bans Forced Labor involved solar products...all U.S. ports of entry have been instructed to immediately begin detaining shipments that contain silica-based products made by Hoshine or materials and goods derived from or produced using those silica-based products'
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/06/24/fact-sheet-new-u-s-government-actions-on-forced-labor-in-xinjiang/

Large-Scale Simulations Show U.S. Can Get Close to 100% Renewable Generation Cost-Effectively
'least-cost RE buildout 57%...CO2 abatement costs of 80%, 90%, 95%, and 100% RE are $25, $33, $40, and $61/ton, respectively, with system costs growing from $30 to $36/MWh at 95% (achieved in 2040) and $39/MWh at 100%. 99% to 100% is $930/ton, driven by firm RE capacity.'
https://www.nrel.gov/news/program/2021/the-challenge-of-the-last-few-percent-quantifying-the-costs-and-emissions-benefits-of-100-renewables.html 
Original pub: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2542435121002464?dgcid=author 

Austin Gigafactory Update - been too long
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLMtvh6Vhlg

https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1408103224817639432

Project of the Week - 6.7 MW Rooftop Array in MA
https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2021/06/6-7-mw-solar-project-at-medline-industries-will-likely-be-largest-rooftop-array-in-massachusetts/ 

Oregon bill targets 100% clean power by 2040, with labor and environmental justice on board
https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/oregon-bill-adds-labor-and-environmental-justice-provisions-to-100-clean-energy-by-2040-mandate/ 


Did the USA hit 50% co2 free kWhs last month? Find out in a month...
https://commercialsolarguy.com/half-of-us-electricity-co2-free-in-may/

Solar manufacturing tax credit:
*modules - 11¢ times capacity
*cell - 4¢ times capacity
*wafer - $12 per square meter,
*polysilicon - $3 per kg
https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2021/06/21/sen-ossoff-introduces-solar-manufacturing-tax-credit/

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