Sempra Eyes 500MW of Solar: Sempra wants to build as much as 500 MW of solar plants that use either solar panels or solar-thermal technology on 4,000 acres near Phoenix, Arizona. But all of those megawatts won’t necessarily come from First Solar, Sempra CEO Michael Allman said — Wall Street Journal.
DOE Getting Serious About Energy Storage: The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) could soon start new funding specifically for energy storage technologies, Imre Gyuk, program manager for energy storage research at the Department of Energy tells MIT Tech Review. Learn more at the Grid Scale Energy Storage Conference in Seattle on October 4th – MIT Tech Review.
Don’t Mess With Wind in Texas: “Texas can now boast having the world’s current largest wind farm. E.ON Climate & Renewables has announced the completion of the 781.5 MW Roscoe wind complex, which is expected to generate enough power for more than 230,000 average homes” — TreeHugger.
GE to Make Off Nicely in Climate Bill: According to the Green Hell Blog, the climate bill, released yesterday, contains a provision that could compensate GE “quite nicely” for its lobbying and media efforts promoting climate legislation. Well, GE’s Ecomagination line will make off pretty well from the entire premise of the climate bill. — Green Hell Blog.
Arcadian Launches Wireless Smart Grid Tools: Arcadian, which sells hardware and software for wireless smart grid networks, says it’s launched a wireless radio that connects local area networks with wide area networks — Release.