Speeding the Energy Transition
May 3, 2021

Community Solar in New Mexico! | Kite Power | Tesla Jacks Solar Roof Pricing | CPH Ep.40

Community Solar in New Mexico! | Kite Power | Tesla Jacks Solar Roof Pricing | CPH Ep.40

Today on the Clean Power Hour with John Weaver and Tim Montague | Ep.40: 
Canadian Solar mass produces 665 W module (solar panel)
Jobs Act break down 
New Mexico now has community solar
Kite power is approaching commercial deployment
Tesla jacks the prices of solar roof
Solar for 1.04¢/kWh in Saudi Arabia

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Tesla increases solar roof pricing for people already with signed contracts
https://electrek.co/2021/04/11/tesla-hikes-solar-roof-price-on-contracts-signed-over-a-year-ago/

Canadian Solar 665 
https://solarindustrymag.com/canadian-solar-begins-mass-production-of-665-w-modules?utm_medium=email&utm_source=LNH+04-15-2021&utm_campaign=SI+Latest+News+Headlines

Project of the week: *Saudi Arabia 1.04/kWh record price, but there are dynamics, but still record
https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2021/04/12/saudi-arabias-second-pv-tender-draws-world-record-low-bid-of-0-0104-kwh/

Jobs Act cliff notes
https://www-extensibleenergy-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.extensibleenergy.com/amp/biden-s-infrastructure-plan-for-solar

New Mexico has become the 21st state to enable community solar, following Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's (D) signing Senate Bill 84 into law.
https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2021/04/06/new-mexico-gains-a-community-solar-program/

SkySails Power - nice video of how kite power works
https://youtu.be/DwiXTye681M 

*'SK will pay 1 trillion won in cash and 1 trillion in royalties to the rival as compensation for its theft of lithium-ion battery technologies. LG, in exchange, will drop all legal action against SK both in Korea and abroad.'
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210411000202
Here’s a a bit of a story on the behind the scene stuff - https://www.ajc.com/politics/politics-blog/how-bitter-korean-rivals-settled-a-rift-that-threatened-georgia-battery-plant/B7J76F3Q7NGJ5EUXVCMY2P2LOA/

*“If the US is to achieve a carbon free grid by 2035 then it would need to at the very least add around 70GW of wind and solar a year from 2025 onwards,” said @Tomrrees’
https://www.pv-tech.org/us-solar-and-wind-acceleration-not-enough-to-meet-bidens-climate-targets/

A solar power plant so big, they’re building a factory to feed it
https://reneweconomy.com.au/sun-cable-submits-plans-for-gigawatt-scale-solar-manufacturing-plant-in-darwin/
Plus a video of what hardware they’re using and how it installs:
https://twitter.com/5B_Tech/status/1351706649770266625

*'Wyoming sets aside $$$ to sue states for their renewable energy policies. The bill allocates $1.2 million for lawsuits against states with regulations that impede Wyoming’s ability to export coal or force early closures of coal-fired plants in the state'
https://www.denverpost.com/2021/04/14/wyoming-targets-states-colorado-on-coal-renewable-energy/

California breaks peak solar number, add roughly 8GWdc of rooftop, that makes 21 GWdc of solar
https://twitter.com/JonathanPapai/status/1381716057984004096

Baby born and using the solar powered baby warmer at the Bakdil's solar powered public health centre (PHC)in spark hill, Meghalaya
https://twitter.com/Harishhande/status/1381010062722801665

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