On today's Clean Power Hour with Tim Montague and John Weaver we dive into solar pv news stories about solar, solar plus storage, grid scale batteries and the future of solar and storage.
1. Vistra has been granted a permit for a 1500 MW ESS facility in northern CA.
2. Montague shows off a NexTracker NX Gemini single axis tracker project
3. Australia building world's largest solar plus storage (10 GW) to feed power to Singapore
4. New report on Texas solar industry driving coal plants into retirement
5. Expansion of EV infrastructure by Xcel Energy
6. When a brush fire burns into your solar field
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Today's Solar PV News stories:
Vistra approved to build a grid battery bigger than all utility-scale battery storage in the US combined
A permit to expand Vistra’s natural gas-fired Moss Landing generation station in Monterey County, California to 1,500 MW/6,000 MWh has been approved, setting the stage for the world to see gigawatt-scale battery energy storage for the first time ever. (PV Magazine)
Nextracker NX Gemini (2P solar tracker) project in Marengo IL with Sunshine Solar CEO Emilie Oleary: https://photos.app.goo.gl/z9iH6GfxyEUTbyUW7 (Tim Montague, Continental Energy Solutions)
Australia to fast-track world's largest solar-battery project with grid link to Singapore
The 10GW/30GWh Australia-ASEAN Power Link scheme, to be completed in 2027, could well consist of world's largest PV array, biggest battery and longest electricity cable (RECHARGE)
New report finds Texas utility-scale solar growth may push remaining coal plants into retirement
New utility-scale solar is poised to push much of the remaining coal‑fired power fleet across Texas into retirement in the next few years, finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). https://tinyurl.com/y59xprfv (Solar Power World)
Xcel Energy unveils plan to serve 1.5M EVs by 2030
Xcel Energy unveiled a strategy to serve 1.5 million electric vehicles by 2030, which the utility said amounts to an anticipated 30-fold increase in plug-in vehicles across its eight-state service territory. https://tinyurl.com/y5lgugpv | Excel territory map: https://tinyurl.com/yxkh5e9f
Video: When brush fire meets solar array (Jonathas Aleixo)
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