Understanding the US’s massive hydrogen 'battery', coming up in Utah

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Power companies in the USA, including oil major Chevron, are readying a massive hydrogen battery in the state of Utah. Two large salt caverns are being emptied – their salt dissolv...

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Australia approves 750 MW Sandy Creek, which could join list of world's largest BESS projects

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Australia announced the country has approved the Sandy Creek Solar Farm and battery energy storage project proposed by renewable energy developer Lightsource bp in the New South Wa...

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US offers $475 million for five clean power projects on mining lands

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The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced up to $475 million in funding for five locally-driven clean energy projects in current and former mining lands.The projects are loca...

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Ohio approves largest US agrivoltiac project: 800 MW solar + 300 MW BESS, crops and livestock grazing

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Authorities in the US state Ohio have approved the Oak Run Solar project, an 800 MW solar power project with a 300 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) that is also claimed as&n...

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After batteries, China eyes green hydrogen capacity in Vietnam

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Huadian Group, a Chinese government-owned undertaking, is looking to set up a $2.4 billion green hydrogen plant in Vietnam, news emerged. The company has partnered with Vietnam's M...

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NatPower reveals £10 billion plan for 60 GWh battery storage capacity across UK

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NatPower UK, the British arm of European clean energy developer NatPower Group, has announced plans to invest over £10 billion developing battery energy storage systems across the ...

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India to launch second tranche of auction of critical and strategic mineral blocks

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India will launch the second tranche of auction of critical and strategic mineral blocks on February 29, the government informed in a press release. Union Minister of Coal, Mines &...

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SECI commissions India's largest BESS project in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh

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India has successfully commissioned the country's largest energy storage project, a 40 MW / 120 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) connected to a 152 MWh solar photovoltaic p...

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BluSmart becomes zero-emissions company following deal for 30 MW green power

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India's all-electric ride hailing company BluSmart has signed a multi-year power purchase agreement with Tata Power to source green power, in the process becoming India's first mob...

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India might open nuclear power to private investment, eyes 11,000 MW of new capacity

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The Government of India is planning to throw open its nuclear sector to private investment to achieve its target of emissions-free power, Reuters reports, quoting government source...

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Queensland begins work on 250 MW/ 500 MWh Swanbank BESS

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Queensland state has started construction work on one of the biggest batteries in Australia: a 250 MW/ 500 MWh system at Swanbank that will offer two hours of storage capacity. Que...

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Tata Power eyes 2,800 MW of pumped hydro storage capacity

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Tata Power Company is looking to set up 2,800 MW of pumped hydro storage capacity at an investment of around ₹15,000 crore, CEO Praveer Sinha told reporters. He said the company wo...

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Cleantech funding hits record, but falls short of what net zero pathways require

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Brookfield's latest fundraise and the record money pumped into the energy transition sector last year show investors have an appetite for cleantech risk. The world needs more of it...

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China's RE capacity to overtake coal, industry body asks for battery incentives to speed up additions

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China's installed wind and solar capacity will overtake its coal generation capacity this year, according to forecasts from the China Electricity Council (CEC). The industry body's...

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US’s largest solar + battery project comes online in Kern County, California

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Edwards & Sanborn (E&S), the largest solar + battery storage project in the US, has come online in California, the project's operator and contractor announced. The project,...

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Ambuja Cements to add 1 GW renewables capacity by FY26

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India's Ambuja Cements has announced plans to invest ₹6,000 crore in renewable power projects as part of the company's plans to power 60 percent of output from green power. The inv...

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Singapore’s Sembcorp bags 300 MW solar project from India’s NHPC

Singapore-based energy and urban development company Sembcorp Industries announced its renewables unit had bagged a 300 MW solar power project from NHPC Ltd, a hydropower company r...

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World's largest solar + battery project comes online in South Africa

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The ~$1 billion Kenhardt project – which outperformed fossil fuels in a competitive bid – has installed solar capacity of 540 MW and a battery storage capacity of 225 MW/ 1,140 MWh...

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Honeywell provides 124 MWh BESS for 140 MW solar project in US Virgin Islands

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US engineering-and-technology conglomerate Honeywell announced it will provide developer VIElectron its first instalment of battery energy storage solutions (BESS) for six solar pa...

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RWE boosts green investments to €55 billion

German utility eyes renewables portfolio exceeding 65 GW under new investment plan covering 2024 to 2030 Where the money'll flow Solar capacity will rise from 3.9 GW now to 16 GW b...

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UK raises guaranteed prices for RE projects, offshore wind to get 66% more, solar up 30%

The UK has announced increases in the country's guaranteed price renewable energy projects after a review of the country's 'maximum strike price' for such projects. The biggest inc...

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Daily Shorts: Plus Power raises $1.8 bn for battery projects, Rivian CEO calms fears over fund raise, and more

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Australian pension fund Aware Super, the country's third largest, said it would invest up to A$2 billion ($1.3 billion) in a joint venture with Birdwood Energy to finance smaller-s...

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Daily Shorts: Lyten raises $200 in Series B, Amazon buys credits for direct air capture

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Battery startup Lyten, Inc, announced it had raised $200 million in funding aimed at helping it scale up manufacturing and commercialize its first three product lines: Lithium-Sulf...

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Daily Shorts: Indonesia moves WTO over EU's biodiesel duty, Oxy buys carbon capture company, and more

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Indonesia has filed a dispute over the European Union's import duties on biodiesel, the WTO announced. The island nation argues that the imposition of countervailing duties — allow...

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Daily Shorts: UK part-funds Ionic's rare earth magnet recycling plant, US small-sale solar additions hit record high, and more

Rare earths metals company LCM will be involved in the Ionic-to-Ford EV recycling chain. Image Courtesy: Less Common Metals

Ionic Rare Earths received an investment of $2 million from the UK government to set up a rare earth magnet recycling facility in Belfast. In a release, the company said it would p...

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Daily Shorts: China prepares to recycle old wind and solar equipment, Ford plans plant in Canada and more

China announced plans to set up a recycling system for old solar panels and wind turbines to manage equipment slated for retirement in the coming years. Multiple state agencies rel...

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Weekend Roundup: India calls for green funds to emerging markets, Dubai picks Masdar for 1800 MW solar capacity

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The chief of India's central bank has said there was an urgent need for increasing green funds to emerging markets. Making closing remarks at a G20 finance event, Reserve Bank of I...

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Daily Shorts: Maxeon Solar heads to US, Algonquin puts renewables biz on the block

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Canadian power company Algonquin Power & Utilities announced it will put its renewables energy unit on the block and transition into a utility company. The company has wind and...

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Weekend Roundup: World Bank to fund 1,000 mini grids in Nigeria, Alberta pauses green approvals

The World Bank will help fund 1,000 solar-based mini grids in Nigeria along with the country's government and private sector, President Ajay Banga said. The bank has funded 150 suc...

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Daily Shorts: Thyssenkrupp moves to decarbonize its steel, Iberdrola sells wind farm stake to Masdar

German industrial major Thyssenkrupp will invest around €3 billion to set up a green steel plant in Duisburg, the German government announced. Over €2 billion of that includes gove...

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