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EGEB: US solar sets a Q1 record, but there may be trouble ahead

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): Clean energy made up nearly 100% of all new Q1 electric capacity, but problems are looming. The largest utility in Kansas will make its first solar investments and says it will reach net zero by 2045. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers…
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Texas is sweltering, and majority of power plants down produce natural gas

Texas has been hit by a heatwave, and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has asked residents to reduce electricity use until Friday because demand is up, but power supply is down. ERCOT stated yesterday, “Generator owners have reported approximately 11,000 MW [megawatts] of generation is on forced outage for repairs; of that, approximately 8,000 MW is thermal, and the rest is…
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Tesla is getting closer to production at Gigafactory Texas as Model Y body is spotted on-site

Tesla is showing signs of getting closer to production at Gigafactory Texas, as a Model Y body has been spotted at the new factory. The start of production at Gigafactory Texas and Gigafactory Berlin is the most important thing for Tesla’s growth this year. Starting production in any vehicle program is always difficult, and even more so when you are building a brand new factory from…
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Quick Charge Podcast: June 14, 2021

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as…
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