March 20, 2018
The city of Flagstaff, Arizona and the Hopi Tribe will collaborate to generate clean energy. The new project will provide sustainable revenues to the tribe while helping the city’s reach it’s 100% renewable energy goal. The collaboration, which will likely be a solar plant, is well timed for the closure of a nearby coal-fired Navajo Generating Station next year.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state plans to commit $1.4B to 26 new renewable energy projects, including 22 solar farms, three wind farms, and one hydroelectric project that would be operational by 2022.
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Researchers have been working since the 1960s to develop a battery capable of storing large amounts of energy generated by the wind and sun. That work has recently made significant advances. A team led by engineering professor Trung Van Nguyen at the University of Kansas is on the verge of solving the last problem standing in the way of the battery heading to market. The battery, which is the size of a semi-truck, will be best used at an industrial scale for storing wind and solar electricity.