Speeding the Energy Transition
July 12, 2021

Rooftop Solar Has Powerful Enemies | Clean Power Hour Ep.50 (Anniversary edition!)

Rooftop Solar Has Powerful Enemies | Clean Power Hour Ep.50 (Anniversary edition!)

Today on the Clean Power Hour Episode 50! Celebrating a year of CPH with John Weaver: Rooftop solar being blocked by powerful lobby groups including EEI (Edison Electric Institute); Update on the new solar iROSA at ISS; #Tesla signs deal with new home builder to outfit whole community with Solar Roof, Powerwall, and EV chargers; Sin City is going solar, thanks to MGM Resorts International ($MGM), who just launched a new 100-megawatt (MW) solar array; Tata power energizes country's largest carport (6.2 MW); Jinko working on 30% efficient hybrid solar cell; Resi flow battery manufacturer coming to America and much more clean energy transition news. 
**Please subscribe to the channel
**Likes, shares and comments are awesome - do it! 
**Hit that bell for the energy transition
Let’s grow solar! -Tim Montague, host & creator, @TGMontague on Twitter

The electric utility anti-rooftop solar playbook: Blocking Rooftop Solar, includes seven case studies from around the nation exposing the specific actions taken, which sometimes were illegal, and quite often were manipulative.
https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2021/06/28/the-electric-utility-anti-rooftop-solar-playbook/

Tesla signs deal with new home builder to outfit whole community with solar, Powerwall, and chargers
https://electrek.co/2021/06/22/tesla-signs-deal-new-home-builder-to-outfit-whole-community-solar-powerwall-chargers/ 

Sin City is going solar, thanks to MGM Resorts introduces 100-megawatt solar array to power 13 hotels on Las Vegas Strip
https://electrek.co/2021/06/29/mgm-resorts-introduces-100-megawatt-solar-array-to-power-13-hotels-on-las-vegas-strip/ 

Tata power energizes country's largest carport, 6. 2 mw 30k square meters, 7.4 acres; Notably This carport in an addition to the list of Tata Power’s previous large solar solutions including the world’s largest rooftop (16MW) at a single location at Radhasoami Satsang
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/tata-motors-tata-power-inaugurate-indias-largest-solar-carport-in-pune/articleshow/83631797.cms
https://www.tatapowersolar.com/project/16-mw-rooftop-solar-power-system-rssb-ees-beas/

1366 Technologies (kerfless solar cell manufacturer) expanding into India, merges with perovskite company
https://www.pv-magazine-india.com/2021/06/24/1366-technologies-to-open-2-gw-wafer-factory-in-india/

Video of ISS solar installation:
Unpacking the iROSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV55gceKAxs (iROSA repowers the ISS and is a test best for Artemis Gateway the NASA space station that is going to orbit the moon to support the moonbase); 6 wings, 
https://twitter.com/Thom_astro/status/1408064975428415500 (this is good but vid is too low quality)

Power grid failure in California that WASN’T - CAISO california battery reponse
https://rmi.org/the-california-blackout-that-wasnt/

Small solar being deployed in war zones to keep life going
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6813319930818252800/

Just a cool number - “70% of US commercial buildings with at least 10,000 square feet of roof space do not have solar installations which adds up to over 600,000 sites and 145 GW of total capacity”
https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/electric-power/062421-significant-growth-potential-in-us-commercial-solar-market-despite-challenges-speakers

JinkoSolar references their 30%+ perovskite cell
https://www.pv-magazine.com/2021/06/25/jinkosolar-announces-perovskite-cell-technology-platform-promising-efficiencies-close-to-30/

Flow battery company raising cash, hoping to move to the USA
https://reneweconomy.com.au/redflow-announces-capital-raise-as-it-eyes-massive-us-battery-market/