LONGi News Release, PR Newswire
LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “LONGi”), the world’s leading solar technology company, announced that it has officially joined the global RE100 initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, on March 12th, 2020. LONGi commits to sourcing 100% renewable electricity across its entire global operations by 2028 with an interim target of 70% by 2027.
The global RE100 initiative aims to unite Global Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Philips and Goldman Sachs, to the committed goal of 100% renewable energy in the shortest possible timeframe. In order to achieve this climate goal, each company in the RE100 will commit to source 100% of the electricity used across their global operations from renewable energy. Continue reading here.
228 RE100 companies have made a commitment to go ‘100% renewable’. Read about the actions they are taking and why here.
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- Amazon places 300MW clean power order, reNEWS
Amazon is backing clean power projects in Europe and the US, as well as Australia, as part of its goal to reach 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy by 2030, towards net zero carbon by 2040.
- Green tariffs drive big increases in corporate renewable procurement, Utility Dive
- Jinko enters the residential solar game with a bang, PV Magazine Editorial Team
Chinese module manufacturer Jinko Solar has unveiled a few details about its newly-launched all-black monocrystalline module for residential PV projects, the first purely residential module ever released by Jinko.
- Construction begins on Ohio’s largest solar project, PV Magazine
The installation marks the beginning of what is expected to be an Ohio solar boon, with Wood Mackenzie ranking the state as top in the Midwest for development over the next five years.
- Offshore wind’s once-in-a-generation opportunity, by Greg Alvarez, Into the Wind, AWEA Blog
The big takeaway from AWEA’s just-released Offshore Wind Economic Impact Assessment: Offshore wind could create 83,000 new jobs by 2030. That means opportunity up and down the East Coast as we construct America’s 26,000 megawatt (MW) offshore project pipeline. Building an offshore wind project is a true team effort, requiring electricians, engineers, pipefitters, vessel operators, wind technicians and dozens of other occupations. In fact, 74 different professions are needed to build an offshore wind farm according to the Workforce Development Institute.
- In Utah, Hydrogen And A Massive Salt Dome Are Winning The West For Renewable Energy, Forbes
- Apartment Dwellers At New Complex Benefit From Rooftop Solar Panels, NPR
A Utah company is expanding the solar panel business to apartment complexes, where renters can benefit from renewable energy usually reserved for individual homes.
- Archived Clean Energy Group Webinar Recording & Slides – Soleil Lofts: The Largest Solar+Storage Virtual Power Plant in the Country
GREENTECH MEDIA PODCAST
Watt It Takes: Turning Real Estate Into Clean-Power Assets
This week on Watt It Takes: Powerhouse CEO Emily Kirsch sits down with Robyn Beavers, the co-founder and CEO of Blueprint Power. Blueprint works with real estate companies to turn their buildings into clean energy power plants. Blueprint developed software that helps building owners optimize their use of co-generation, fuel cells, solar or batteries.
BUILDING INTEGRATED PV (BIPV)
Martin DeBono, president of GAF Energy, part of the world’s largest roofing company, thinks that the time is now for building integrated PV (BIPV). He told PV Magazine: “You have the backing of GAF — a 100-year old company and the world’s largest roofer.” He added, “I can assure you — without naming names — the largest solar companies in the U.S. are getting into roofing. I think that Tesla has it absolutely right. They’re playing the long game, as are we. The industry will evolve from rack-mounted to BIPV.”
OF POTENTIAL INTEREST TO NEBRASKA MANUFACTURERS
Seven of the best new documentaries about global warming, Yale Climate Connections
The films screened at the recent Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Throughout these diverse pieces was a common probing of the disproportionate impacts of climate change on the health and wellbeing of indigenous communities, people of color, and economically disadvantaged individuals.
NEW APPA INFOGRAPHIC: ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
What makes a utility environmentally responsible?, American Public Power Association
Environmental responsibility is a key cornerstone of public power. In meeting this, utilities fulfill a variety of roles, such as:
Washington State Passes Bill That Will Improve Solar Recycling Program, Solar Power World
This week the Washington State House and Senate passed a bill that will update the state’s solar recycling policy. This bill will inform the final design and adoption of a comprehensive solar recycling program that is data-driven and considers the lifespan of modules that can last up to 50 years in the field.
- Storage Hybrid Plants Becoming More Attractive in Maturing Wind and Solar Markets, Greentech Media. Cramped grids, project repowering and a growing demand for “firmer” green PPAs are changing the equation for storage co-location globally.
- Wind and Solar Power Will Soon Be Cheaper Than Coal Globally, New Research Shows, EcoWatch