Speeding the Energy Transition
April 28, 2021

Google Pledging CO2 Free 24/7 by 2030 | Clean Power Hour Ep.11

Google Pledging CO2 Free 24/7 by 2030 | Clean Power Hour Ep.11

Today's solar, wind and battery storage news stories:
Google pledging CO2 free 24/7

Getting to a Carbon-Free Economy
The urgent is attainable, and at entirely affordable cost.
by Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University

The incremental costs of decarbonization above our normal energy costs will amount to 1 to 2 percent of U.S. GDP per year during the period to 2050. By contrast, during World War II, federal outlays soared to 43 percent of GDP from the pre-war level of 10 percent of GDP in 1940.
 
Elon Musk Explains Why Tesla Solar Power Is So Cheap
https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/12/...​ (JA Solar, REC Solar, Sunrun, Lowering the soft costs of solar)

Terabase receives funding to make solar ultra affordable
https://www.pv-tech.org/news/terabase...

Solar installation robots

2 GW of floating solar
https://twitter.com/SolarInMASS/statu...

A PG&E error may have played a role in causing the Aug. 15 rolling blackouts in California. The company mistakenly told a 400MW power plant in Fresno County to scale back when it should have told a different plant to scale” https://twitter.com/thejdmorris/statu...

More intermittents in these states than California (https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2018/10/1...​)
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