The US Department of Transportation has given a grant of nearly $202m to California’s ongoing solar-powered high-speed rail project.

The US Department of Transportation has given a grant of nearly $202m to California’s ongoing solar-powered high-speed rail project.

The money will fund the construction of six grade separations in the city of Shafter, Kern County. They will vertically separate roads from current freight railways and future high-speed railways where the roads and railways intersect to avoid accidents and smooth the flow of road and rail traffic.

The grant was made through the federal 2022 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements programme.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, the state-mandated body delivering the scheme, said it was the largest award it has received since the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in November 2021.

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Source: Global Construction Review

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The BLM has started accepting public comments related to the environmental assessment of an up to 400-MW solar project to be partly located on public lands in California.
The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has started accepting public comments related to the environmental assessment of an up to 400-MW solar project to be partly located on public lands in California.
Feedback for the Easley Solar scheme will be gathered for 30 days, until October 15, BLM said on Friday.
The project was put forward by IP Easley, a subsidiary of Intersect Power LLC, which intends to build, operate and maintain a photovoltaic (PV) farm in Riverside County. The complex will cover around 2,700 acres (1,093 ha) of BLM-administered public lands and 990 acres of private lands north of Desert Centre. The area will be developed in line with the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which covers 10.8 million acres of public lands in the desert regions of seven California counties and aims to streamline renewable energy development while preserving desert ecosystems.

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Source: Renewables Now

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The IRA's Solar for All program aims to provide distributed solar energy to disadvantaged, low-income and tribal communities in the US.

In rural communities in California, access to renewable energy options such as solar and wind power is often limited. While larger cities are focusing on large-scale renewable energy projects, rural areas have few opportunities and resources to develop their own clean energy solutions. This makes them dependent on energy sources based on fossil fuels, whose reliability and safety are questionable.

However, there is hope on the horizon. The Inflation Reduction Act offers rural communities the opportunity to access financing for renewable energy projects through the Solar for All program. This program, administered by the EPA, aims to provide distributed solar energy to disadvantaged, low-income and tribal communities in the United States. With a budget of $7 billion, Solar for All focuses on community and rooftop solar projects that benefit local residents.

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Source: Nation World

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IKEA announced that it’s adding solar car parks, more solar on store rooftops, and battery energy storage systems to seven of its US stores.

IKEA today announced that it’s adding solar car parks, more solar on store rooftops, and battery energy storage systems to seven of its US stores.

IKEA has been installing solar at its US stores for more than a decade. Its Paramus, New Jersey, store is the first of seven units included in this new solar push, and it appears to have functioned as a pilot, as IKEA today said that its solar installation was completed in July of this year. Paramus (pictured above) boasts IKEA’s first-ever long-span carpark system that maximizes the number of solar panels and covers the entire parking deck roof.

The remaining six units that are in the project are in Brooklyn; Covina, CA; New Haven, CT; Stoughton, MA; Tempe, AZ, and the IKEA fulfillment facility in Tejon, CA.

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Source: electrek

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The Ockendon solar farm, the third largest in the UK, includes more than 100,000 solar modules covering 70 hectares (173 acres) of land.

The largest solar farm in Europe to be built on a closed landfill site has begun generating renewable electricity from a former rubbish dump in Essex.

The Ockendon solar farm, the third largest in the UK, includes more than 100,000 solar modules covering 70 hectares (173 acres) of land.

Its owner, the waste company Veolia, expects the solar array to generate enough clean electricity to power the equivalent of 15,000 homes.

The company said it hoped to give “new life” to the former rubbish dump, which would otherwise have had limited options for redevelopment.

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Source: The Guardian

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On August 21, the City of Santa Barbara began construction on a 425 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic system and BESS at the Granada Garage.

On August 21, the City of Santa Barbara began construction on a 425 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic system and battery energy storage system (BESS) at the Granada Garage. This project will generate, store, and supply electricity to the Granada Garage, Granada Offices, and the 911 Call Center while also reducing electricity costs at the Central Library across the street.

The project will produce approximately 700,000 kWh per year of clean renewable electricity, equivalent to powering over 150 Santa Barbara homes. In addition to increasing local renewable electricity capacity, project benefits include improved regional air quality and energy reliability, and supporting the local green energy industry.

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Source: Independent

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A solar project expected to generate 100% of the power needed at the Joint Force Training Base Los Alamitos has powered up and will also provide juice to nearby cities.

A solar project expected to generate 100% of the power needed at the Joint Force Training Base Los Alamitos has powered up and will also provide juice to nearby cities.

The completion of the nearly 100-acre project, developed by Arizona-based Bright Canyon Energy,  was celebrated at the 1,300-acre Army base on Friday, Aug. 10. BCE, which partnered with local power utility companies, paid for the installation of the solar panels and will get a percentage of the revenue from selling the renewable energy to local communities.

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Source: The Orange County Register

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The Port of San Diego was part of a groundbreaking this week for an electric shoreside charging station to support the first all-electric tug in the U.S.

The Port of San Diego was part of a groundbreaking this week for an electric shoreside charging station to support the first all-electric tug in the U.S.

Crowley Maritime Corporation, a U.S. maritime, energy and logistics company, will operate “eWolf,” an electric tug that when it is completed will be located at the port’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.

The charging station is a micro-grid charging facility that will allow vessels to recharge quickly while reducing peak loads on the community energy grid. It is equipped with two containerized energy storage systems provided by Corvus Energy, a leading supplier of reliable energy solutions in the maritime sector.

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Source: Times of San Diego

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The State of California anticipates 12.5 million EVs on its roads by 2035 and estimates the need for 1.2M public and shared chargers by 2030.

Beam Global, a trailblazer in sustainable technologies and products for electric vehicle (EV) charging, has announced a significant development. The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks has placed its third and largest order for Beam’s solar-powered EV ARC™ charging systems. These off-grid systems will be utilized to power the City’s expanding fleet of electric vehicles. The purchase was made through the California Department of General Services (DGS) Contract #1-22-61-16, a mechanism designed to streamline government procurement and offer select solutions at the best-negotiated prices across the state.

The EV ARC™ charging systems, each fitting within a standard parking space, come equipped with two Enel X Way JuiceBox® Pro EV charging stations. These systems generate and store their clean electricity, which is used to power the City’s EVs at any time, regardless of weather conditions or power outages. With a flood-proof rating of up to 9.5 feet and wind resistance of up to 160 mph, these systems enhance the City’s energy resilience and disaster preparedness. Moreover, the transportable nature of these charging systems allows for relocation as charging patterns evolve.

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Source: The EV Report

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The Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery energy storage system, has been expanded to 750 MW/3,000 MWh.

The Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery energy storage system, has been expanded to 750 MW/3,000 MWh.

Moss Landing is in Monterey County, California, on the site of a gas-powered plant. It’s owned by Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST), an Irving, Texas-based retail electricity and power generation company that owns the second-most energy storage capacity in the US.

Vistra today announced that it completed Moss Landing’s Phase III 350-megawatt/1,400-megawatt-hour expansion, bringing the battery storage system’s total capacity to 750 MW/3,000 MWh, the largest of its kind in the world.

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Source: electrek

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