Con Edison Now No. 2 Solar Energy Producer in North America

T&D World | January 03, 2019

Consolidated Edison, Inc. announced last month that its subsidiary has completed its previously announced purchase of a Sempra Energy subsidiary that owns 980 MW AC of operating renewable electric production projects and certain development rights for additional solar electric production and energy storage projects. The $1.6 billion acquisition brings the Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses portfolio of renewable assets to 2,600 MW AC in 17 states. The acquisition makes Con Edison the second largest solar energy producer in North America.

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Texas, a state known for oil production, has become a leader in the development and use of renewable energy, especially wind power. And solar energy production is growing rapidly in the “Lone Star State,” spurred on by its abundant sunshine and the sharp drop in the price of solar panels in recent years. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, economics supersedes politics on this issue.

Spotlight

Texas, a state known for oil production, has become a leader in the development and use of renewable energy, especially wind power. And solar energy production is growing rapidly in the “Lone Star State,” spurred on by its abundant sunshine and the sharp drop in the price of solar panels in recent years. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, economics supersedes politics on this issue.

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Hover Energy and Task Contract Solutions Partner to Bring the Hover Wind-Powered Microgrid Renewable Energy Solution to the United Kingdom

Hover Energy | February 08, 2022

Hover Energy, LLC announced it has entered into an agreement with Task Contract Solutions Limited in which Task will be its exclusive partner in the sale, installation, and support of Hover Wind-Powered Microgrids in the United Kingdom. Hover and Task have been collaborating over the past year on several planned installations at exclusive, consequential sites, including projects for the UK Ministry of Defence. This agreement establishes a formal partnership and gives Task exclusive distribution and installation rights for the UK Market. The Hover Wind-Powered Microgrid features a combination of wind and solar energy generation. The centerpiece of the microgrid is Hover's patented 36kW wind turbine, which is roughly the size of a 10-foot shipping container. Installed in an array on the windward edge of a building's roof, the system's aerodynamic design draws in and accelerates wind that hits the building. A direct drive generator reduces friction and lowers the cut-in speed. An adjoining solar photovoltaic array complements the turbines, generating power during daylight hours. The energy captured by both sources is directed to an Integrated Energy Management System (IEMS), where the energy is combined, conditioned, and converted to three-phase AC power. The IEMS connects directly to the building management system. Excess power, such as unused power generated at night, can be stored in electrical batteries for later use. The Hover Wind-Powered Microgrid has the potential to offset 100% of a building's power consumption when combined with solar photovoltaic technology and electrical battery storage systems. Task has a track record of developing and delivering complex and challenging projects for public, military, and commercial clients across the United Kingdom, including the Reserve Army, BTFS, Spie Matthew Hall, Proctor & Gamble, CBRE, 2G Energy Ltd., and Openreach. Categories of work include renewable energy systems, specialist construction and digital installation projects, and both planned and routine maintenance programmes. Ian MacVicar, Managing Director of Task, commented, "Task is dedicated to transforming the way people and businesses think about their power supply. We are passionate in our ambition to help the UK make the big transition and ensure that renewable energy becomes the primary source of energy for the majority, not the few. Hover offers intelligent, groundbreaking technology and design which is perfectly suited for the UK commercial market. We are excited about our partnership with Hover. This new, green energy solution is a breath of fresh air, and we think it will be a game changer in the UK." We have been working alongside the Task team for quite some time and are impressed not only with the quality of their work, but with the character of their people. We believe that successful sustainable development projects must begin with sustainable relationships. Our skillsets blend brilliantly." Christopher Griffin, Hover's President and Co-Founder Hover Energy, LLC designs, develops, and deploys Wind-Powered Microgrids to accelerate the transition to renewable energy. Hover utilizes its global partnerships to help clients efficiently harness the power of nature and generate power where it's consumed. Achieving net zero is just the beginning. Task Contract Solutions Limited develops and delivers complex and challenging projects for public, military, and commercial clients across the UK. Task offers clients control over their future energy requirements and budgets by delivering intelligent, decentralized, renewable energy generation systems. Task also deploys specialist construction and digital installation projects, and manages planned and routine maintenance programmes across the UK.

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Tesla Solar Roof and Solar Panels will be Sold Solely as Part of a Kit that Includes Powerwall Batteries

Tesla | April 22, 2021

In ongoing remarks on Twitter, Elon Musk declared that Tesla's Solar Roof and conventional sun-oriented boards would now be sold distinctly as an incorporated item with the Powerwall, the organization's well-known private battery framework. Tesla would begin selling the packaged private energy items starting one week from now. In a later tweet, Musk referenced that having a coordinated sun-oriented and battery framework should introduce a few benefits, for example, a more consistent establishment measure. The Powerwall battery would likewise only interface between the utility meter and the home's fundamental breaker boards, giving clients reinforcement energy simply if a blackout follows. "Sun-based force will take care of solely to Powerwall. Powerwall will interface just between the utility meter and house principle breaker board, empowering very straightforward introduce and consistent entire house reinforcement during utility dropouts," Musk composed. The Tesla Powerwall remains as quite possibly the most mainstream private battery frameworks on the lookout, somewhat because of the way that it offers the most affordable stockpiling alternative on a for each kWh put away premise, according to information from EnergySage in its 11th semiannual Solar Marketplace Intel Report. Taking into account that the interest for the battery has brought about considerable delay times for Powerwall clients, Tesla's choice to sell the energy stockpiling framework with sunlight-based items bodes well. Musk's new updates came not long after a Twitter connection with ARK Invest Director of Research Brett Winton, who depicted the momentum circumstance with his Tesla close planetary system. As per the expert, his sun-oriented + Powerwall arrangement has not created a solitary watt-hour since its establishment back in January, just because the utility has not affirmed the association. In his reaction, Musk noticed that utility authorization is ordinarily required when the Powerwall is full and equipped for settling the lattice. Tesla's Solar Roof tiles have been the subject of a few news stories lately, incompletely because of reports from clients who noticed that their framework's assessments have seen an outstanding cost increment. The cost increments are huge, with one client disclosing to Ars Technica that their Solar Roof quote had been refreshed from its underlying appraisal of $66,000 to an undeniably more costly $87,000. "Tesla has reneged on its sun-based rooftop contracts and has raised the costs for individuals (like me) who have effectively marked an agreement with them," the Solar Roof client noted. Tesla has not given insights concerning these revealed cost increments, however, the organization's online expense assessor for the Solar Roof currently gets some information about their rooftop's "intricacy," which considers factors like pitch, number of joints, chimney stacks, and different highlights. Tesla additionally featured in its online expense assessor that "mind-boggling rooftops take additional time and material to introduce than straightforward rooftops."

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AMYRIS AND MINERVA FOODS COMPLETE JOINT VENTURE AND LICENSE AGREEMENTS TO SCALE LOW CARBON PROTEIN PRODUCTION PLATFORM

AMYRIS | December 24, 2021

Amyris, Inc. a leading synthetic biotechnology company accelerating the world's transition to sustainable consumption through its Lab-to-MarketTMoperating platform, announced the completion of a previously announced joint venture agreement with MF 92 VENTURES LLC ("Minerva"), a Minerva Foods subsidiary, to develop molecules for the sustainable production and distribution of animal protein ("the Joint Venture"). The Joint Venture between Amyris and Minerva will be focused on enhancing the sustainability of the Brazilian meat exporting market, which is the largest in the world. Minerva and Amyris will collaborate on the development, scale-up and production of new target molecules, which Minerva will fund and bring to market commercially. The new molecules will target several sustainability objectives, including improving and lowering the carbon intensity of producing animal protein; sustainable packaging; and fermentation-based, natural preservatives that facilitate the transport of meat around the world. Additionally, the parties expect to work on the production of fermentation-based protein as an alternative to animal-based protein. Relevant regulatory approvals have been attained for the development and scale-up of a vertical technology and commercialization platform that aims to transform the way protein is produced. The Joint Venture is expected to generate first license revenue for Amyris before the end of 2021 and deliver first commercial production of its initial targets in 2022. We are very pleased to partner with Amyris, the leader in synthetic biotechnology and the world's leading fermentation technology company. We have a strong track record of commercializing innovative technologies for producing animal protein and reducing carbon emissions. With Amyris' clean fermentation technology, we expect to lead the disruption of the animal protein industry and reduce our industry's carbon footprint." Fernando Galletti De Queiroz, Chief Executive Officer of Minerva We are excited to further expand the reach of our technology and manufacturing expertise through our partnership with Minerva Foods. We believe this collaboration will accelerate the commercialization of natural, sustainably produced molecules that are capable of transforming the production and supply chain of animal protein. We have a proven track record in biotechnology of developing and scaling molecules that are transforming several vertical markets. We are executing well and are on track for astrong fourth quarter." John Melo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Amyris

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