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Texas just got an enormous 1.1-million-panel solar farm

Photo: Clearway Energy Group Renewable developer Clearway Energy Group has completed a 452-megawatt (MW) solar farm in West Texas – and it’s huge.  The $660 million Texas Solar Nova solar farm, completed in two phases, is in Kent County, Texas. It’s built on around 5,000 acres of land and features over 1.1 million solar panels. It will generate an estimated $5.4 million in property taxes and wages to be paid in the first year. Texas Solar Nova will generate enough electricity to power…

5 wind turbines just came online at Massachusetts’ first offshore wind farm

Photo: Worldview Films via Vineyard Wind 1 In another US offshore wind milestone, the first five turbines at Vineyard Wind 1 in Massachusetts have powered up. The five 13-megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbines are now delivering around 65 megawatts (MW) of clean energy to the New England grid, enough to power 30,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts.  “This marks a turning point in the clean energy transition. After many decades of advocacy, research, policymaking, and finally…

A Native American tribe is building a $1B solar farm in Colorado

Photo: Sun Bear Solar Project The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is going to build the Sun Bear Solar Project, one of the US’s largest solar farms, in Colorado. The up to 971 megawatt (MW) solar farm will sit on around 4,000 acres of Ute Mountain Ute tribal land, nine miles south of the tribe’s capital, Towaoc, in southwestern Colorado. Sun Bear will be around eight miles long and one mile wide and will feature 2.2 million solar panels. It’s also expected to create up to 1,000 construction jobs,…

Cotton-picking electric robot could boost farm output by up to 20%

This new field robot developed by a Turkish cotton farmer is fully electric, fully autonomous, and could harvest as much as 20% more cotton from existing farms. The Afara’s inventor claims that between 5 and 20% of cotton yields are left on the plants after the conventional self-propelled harvesters have left the field. Due to limitations “baked into” existing farm equipment, the plant density of the farms, and other factors, the only way left to harvest that leftover cotton is by hand – a…

A 147.5 MW wind farm is breaking ground in Oklahoma – a first for Avangrid

Photo: Avangrid Orange, Connecticut-based clean energy giant Avangrid just made its first leap into Oklahoma with a new wind farm project. Avangrid, which is part of the Iberdrola Group, is setting up the Pontotoc Wind project in Pontotoc County, southeast of Oklahoma City. The 147.5 megawatt (MW) wind farm features 33 turbines that will supply around 40,000 households with clean energy. Pontotoc Wind will churn out about 500,000 MWh of electricity annually. Pedro Azagra,…

World’s first semi-submersible floating offshore wind farm beats expectations in the face of extreme storms

Photo: WindFloat Atlantic WindFloat Atlantic – the world’s first semi-submersible floating offshore wind farm – has now been online for three years and continues to break its own power output records. The 25 megawatt (MW) WindFloat Atlantic project ended 2023 with an electricity production of 80 gigawatt hours (GWh), surpassing 2022’s output of 78 GWh. It supplies power to more than 25,000 households and avoids 33,000 tons of carbon dioxide. The offshore wind farm sits 20 km off…

The world’s largest EV battery maker will build its own $1.83B offshore wind farm

Photo: "DONG HAI OFFSHORE WINDFARM" by TheClimateGroup is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), the world’s largest EV battery maker, is going to build its own $1.83 billion offshore wind farm. The Chinese EV battery and battery storage giant’s offshore wind farm, which will be sited near the company’s headquarters in Ningde in southeastern Fujian Province, will provide clean energy to power its own operations, reports Caixin. The Fujian Provincial…

How Beloved Indie Blog ‘The Hairpin’ Turned Into an AI Clickbait Farm

What a heinous month for the media. Almost every day, a publication announces layoffs or shuts down. Sports Illustrated just let go almost all of its staff after weathering an embarrassing scandal about AI-generated articles. It's unclear what the desiccated magazine’s future holds, but the sad fate of another formerly great outlet offers a preview of what may await fallen media properties.In 2018, the indie women’s website The Hairpin stopped publishing, along with its sister site The Awl. This year, The Hairpin has been…

The best ways to farm money in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

The game may be called Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, but Ichiban will have an empty wallet more often than not during his adventure. Being an ex-yakuza, work isn’t exactly easy for him to come by, and things only get more complicated after he travels overseas to Hawaii. This new location isn’t cheap, especially if you want to pick up some top-tier gear and weapons or just enjoy the more luxurious restaurants. All your Yen will be converted to dollars when you transition, making it easier to see just how poor you…

Rio Tinto Inks Power Deal With European Energy for Giant Australia Solar Farm

Rio Tinto said it has agreed to buy electricity from the planned Upper Calliope solar farm in eastern Australia to power its Gladstone operations. Rio Tinto said it has agreed to buy electricity from the planned Upper Calliope solar farm in eastern Australia to power its Gladstone operations. FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All…