Renewable Energy News Oct 17

Here are a few new items that caught my eye. The world is waking up to green energy.

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/10/saudi-arabia-gets-cheapest-bids-for-solar-power-in-auction Saudi Arabia has the cheapest Solar Power .. Masdar & EDF contracted to supply power at 1.79 US cents/Kwh, [roughly half the price of coal] Beating Abu Dhabi' record of 2.4 cents/Kwh

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/10/from-black-to-green-dong-energy-is-now-orsted.html   Dong Energy “ Danish Oil & Natural Gas “ canged its name to Ørsted saying, “we need to fundamentally change the way we power the world by switching from black to green energy.”

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/09/china-s-solar-pv-market-passes-100-gw-milestone.html China installed PV capacity reaches 102GW, a ¼ of that added in the first half of this year. [ Hinkley C would be 3.2 GW , but has a higher capacity factor , 89% compares PV 10-25%. So interms of electricity produced,  102 GW PV is 3 to 8 times Hinkley C, with about 1 or 2 Hinkley Cs worth  added in 6 months.]

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/09/dyson-to-take-on-tesla-with-its-own-electric-vehicle.html British company Dyson to make electric car [ will it hoover the streets too?]

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/09/tesla-is-sending-battery-packs-to-puerto-rico-for-recovery-efforts.html Tesla sending Power Wall batteries to Puerto Rico to prove power after the grid was destroyed.

Batteries http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/09/tennessee-utility-participates-in-flow-battery-pilot-project.html A battery with pumped electrolyte, big & efficient, grid storage.

http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/09/intelligent-battery-tech-firm-wins-2017-new-energy-challenge.html Smart battery controllers to improve battery life