Speeding the Energy Transition
May 3, 2021

We Don't Have Time | Ocean Hydro Power | Epic HVDC | Module Tech Advances | BIPV | Clean Power Hour Ep.42

We Don't Have Time | Ocean Hydro Power | Epic HVDC | Module Tech Advances | BIPV | Clean Power Hour Ep.42

There’s a new social media platform to stop climate chaos - "We don’t have time" by Ingmar Rentzhog
Unions getting behind Biden’s jobs act plans
Solar+wind powered hydrogen space rockets in Australia
World’s largest ocean turbine - that looks like a Starwars X-Wing fighter
Connecting solar from Morocco to the UK at 6.7 cents per kWh - Epic HVDC

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EP 42 - April 27, 2021

Today on the Solar Podcast Ep. 42 (Apr. 28, 2021)
New social media for good… we don't have time 
https://www.wedonthavetime.org/ 

***World’s largest water turbine - looks like a spaceship from Star Wars
http://www.emec.org.uk/about-us/our-tidal-clients/orbital-marine-power/

***Project of the week - first solar power project in New Bedford historical region. Black panels, internal wiring, nothing visible from street level
https://twitter.com/SolarInMASS/status/1385452264098238465
***Hydrogen-powered space rockets are coming to Queensland
https://reneweconomy.com.au/hydrogen-powered-space-rockets-are-coming-to-queensland/
***Submarine cable to connect 10.5 GW wind-solar complex in Morocco to the UK grid
“Xlinks is planning to inject power into the UK for a CfD price of around £0.048 ($0.067)/kWh, which would be a bit more than around £0.040/kWh for current off-shore wind tenders and much less than the £0.0925/kWh for the controversial Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant”
https://www.pv-magazine.com/2021/04/22/submarine-cable-to-connect-10-5-gw-wind-solar-complex-in-morocco-to-the-uk-grid/

***FirstEnergy used customer money to bribe politicians to screw over customers.
https://twitter.com/EnergyandPolicy/status/1385663056001306625

***Volvo Group Q1 2021 sold fully Electric Vehicles:
https://twitter.com/MagnusKarlstrom/status/1385128680222040064

***A tweet from the Ohio AFLCIO union showing support for Biden’s clean energy plans. Other unions have said similarly - this is cool.
https://twitter.com/ohioaflcio/status/1385189479946887169
Fraunhofer ISE achieves 35.9% efficiency for III-V triple-junction solar cell based on silicon
https://www.pv-magazine.com/2021/04/23/fraunhofer-ise-achieves-35-9-efficiency-for-iii-v-triple-junction-solar-cell-based-on-silicon/

History tweet -Happy birthday silicon solar cells!
Bell Labs unveiled the world's 1st practical silicon solar cell, developed by Fuller, Chapin & Pearson #OTD 1954. This first PV cell was only 4% efficient & cost $286/W. 
https://twitter.com/paulcoxon/status/989112588800700416
Plus cool video that shows scientists hand manufacturing solar cells:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I1JhyOahIw

BIPV solar panel - interesting part is where they offer the standard 30 year power production warranty, but offer a 50 year building material warranty
https://www.pv-magazine.com/2021/04/23/hevel-solar-unveils-22-3-efficient-heterojunction-bipv-solar-module/

Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled legislation that would invest $25 billion to convert the nation’s fleet of gasoline- and diesel-powered school buses to electric vehicles, building on a component of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan to improve children’s health.
https://www.kxan.com/news/political-news/dems-push-25b-to-electrify-school-buses-a-biden-priority/

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