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On July 18th, New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo granted contracts for two offshore wind projects based off Long Island, expecting to reach 1,200 megawatts in capacity. The deal is the largest for offshore wind power in U.S. history, and it’s a vital part of the plan to get all power emissions-free by 2040. Equinor ASA and a joint venture between Denmark’s Orsted A/S and Massachusetts Eversource Energy were awarded the opportunity to construct the farms, creating enough energy t ...
A new study shows the rise of renewable energy and how close it is to dethroning nuclear energy. Renewable energy is growing at a fast pace. Will it be the main source of energy in the future? (Image credit: gong hangxu/iStock)   As concerns about global warming and climate change grow, the call for renewable energy keeps growing. A new article from Forbes tracks the rise of renewable energy around the world. Their findings show that while coal is still the main source of electricity aroun ...
As an engineer, I expect about 10% of everything will fail. Imagining having to fix 320,000 solar panels sounds rough...   On June 29th, the world’s largest solar plant project with 3.2 million solar panels installed across an 8-kilometer site, the Noor Abu Dhabi became fully operational, with a capacity of 1,177MW. There are also differences between this project and a ‘solar park.’ A solar park is usually an area of land marked to harness solar power and usually boast mu ...
Tesla’s secret lab in Freemont, California is currently in the process of developing battery cells. Present and former employees of Tesla have made reports on recent developments, with plans to manufacture them into their own electric vehicles. The company is dependent on Panasonic to develop battery cells at the moment and may affect future production roles, especially since Tesla signed a partnership deal with Panasonic in 2014.   Tesla’s secret battery could cut costs, ad ...