## Wind Turbines

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New solar plant for California desert gains federal approval

The Interior Department says the federal Bureau of Land Management has given final approval for a solar power plant on public lands in the southeastern California desert

BLYTHE, Calif. -- The federal Bureau of Land Management has given final approval for a solar power plant on public lands in the southeastern California desert, the Interior Department said Monday.

The Crimson Solar Project, which includes a 350-megawatt energy storage system, could supply enough power for 87,500 homes, the department said.

The approval comes amid President Joe Biden's plans to fight climate change, with a goal of 100% renewable energy in the power sector by 2035.

“The time for a clean energy future is now,” Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said in a statement.

The decision authorizes Sonoran West Solar Holdings LLC to build the $550 million plant on about 2,000 acres (809.3 hectares) of BLM-administered lands about 13 miles (20.9 kilometers) west of the Riverside County community of Blythe. The deserts of southeastern California offer sun, wind and geothermal resources, but consideration of renewable energy projects also must take into account plant and animal species, tribal heritage and recreational interests. The Interior Department said the Crimson Solar Project was proposed before the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan was created to determine which areas should be conserved and which should not, but the site is within an area designated for development. https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/sol ... l-77469253 Witness Posts: 35125 Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm ### Re: Wind Turbines Polish firm opens cutting-edge solar energy plant A Polish company on Friday launched the world's first industrial production line of solar panels based on groundbreaking perovskite technology, which could revolutionise access to solar power. Named after the Baltic goddess of the sun, Saule Technologies makes sheets of solar panels using a novel inkjet printing procedure invented by company founder Olga Malinkiewicz. "We're scaling up, going from laboratory to production line," said Malinkiewicz, whose firm is based in the southern city of Wroclaw. The cutting-edge technology has been in the works for close to a decade but the plant opening comes at a fortuitous time, as the EU member is experiencing a solar boom. Poland has long relied on coal for most of its energy needs but under an EU plan to cut emissions, its mines are set to shut by 2049. Photovoltaic panels coated with perovskite film are light, flexible and can easily be fixed to almost any surface to produce electricity even inside buildings. Manufacturing costs are down thanks to the inkjet printing procedure for perovskites, which makes it possible to produce the panels under lower temperatures. Malinkiewicz developed the processing method in 2013 while still a PhD student at the University of Valencia in Spain. Her discovery earned her an article in the journal Nature as well as an award from MIT and top spot in a competition organised by the European Commission. Now, "we're opening the world's first factory of perovskite solar cells," she told AFP. https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/2 ... gy-plant-1 In case you wondered: Perovskite solar cell. robinson Posts: 14519 Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:01 am Title: Pretty much dead already Location: USA ### Re: Wind Turbines There was another company making printed solar panels on flexible plastic Years ago Never heard anything more about it still working on Sophrosyne, but I will no doubt end up with Hubris Witness Posts: 35125 Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm ### Re: Wind Turbines Ohio will soon be home to the largest solar factory complex outside of China China's dominance over the world's solar industry just took a hit. First Solar unveiled plans Wednesday to double its US manufacturing capability by building a new state-of-the-art factory in Ohio. The$680 million investment by First Solar (FSLR), the only US-headquartered major manufacturer of solar panels, will be the company's third factory in the Toledo area.

First Solar said it believes this will be the largest fully integrated solar manufacturing complex in the world — outside of China. It will be capable of making one solar module every 2.8 seconds. And it will primarily supply America's booming market for clean energy.

The major solar expansion in the Midwest checks all of the boxes for President Joe Biden, who is simultaneously attempting to revitalize the nation's manufacturing industry, modernize infrastructure, strengthen its critical supply chains and create a clean energy superpower to challenge China's stranglehold over the sector.
"This investment really helps us position the United States on solid footing to achieve its objectives of energy independence and security -- and having US manufacturing enable it," First Solar CEO Mark Widmar told CNN Business.
The Biden administration has set a lofty goal to cut US greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. Hitting that target would require a dramatic ramp up of renewable energy, especially solar.
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/09/busi ... index.html