Elon Musk Makes a Tantalizing Announcement on Battery Costs

Elon Musk Makes a Tantalizing Announcement on Battery Costs

There was a time when the “impossible” target for battery costs was $300/kWh.  At the time the going price was $1,000+/kWh.  Now battery systems in large volumes for long-duration storage are being quoted at $150-180/kWh.  Elon Musk says he will soon crack $100/kWh...
Valley Clean Energy Seeks Local Renewables

Valley Clean Energy Seeks Local Renewables

The CCA in Yolo County has just put out a solicitation for standalone renewable generation projects or combined with storage in the 2 to 25 MW range, operable by the end of 2023.  The projects would need to be in Yolo or the adjoining six counties.  This could be a...
Big Leap in Big Storage

Big Leap in Big Storage

SCE has signed seven contracts for 770 MW of battery energy storage projects, pending CPUC approval.  The largest contracts were three signed with NextEra for 460 MW.  Commercial online dates are expected to be 8/1/2021.  All the projects are in relatively remote...
Eco-Alpha connects Careers with Clean Tech

Eco-Alpha connects Careers with Clean Tech

The Green New Deal and Clean Tech Policy are about creating a better future for all of us.  That doesn’t just mean fight global warming but create an Economy where everyone has access and can thrive.  We know Sacramento is a leader in CleanTech and policies supporting...
Chico based Springboard Bio-diesel Delivers Global

Chico based Springboard Bio-diesel Delivers Global

Springboard Biodiesel LLC is a family-owned manufacturing company located in Chico California. The company got its start in the early aughts when Chico State Engineering Students researched what was available on the market for producing biodiesel fuel from waste...
Big Attendance at Waste Conversion Virtual MeetUp

Big Attendance at Waste Conversion Virtual MeetUp

Last night (April 30) we turned our usual monthly MeetUp into a Zoominar.  We didn’t know how that would work out, since one of the most attractive features of these meetings has been socializing and networking, not to mention the food!  Maybe no surprise to you...
Sac State Gasifier

Sac State Gasifier

CleanWith the push for cleaner fuels, one promising technology has been biomass gasification. Biomass is a renewable energy resource that comprises carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, traces of nitrogen and some minerals. Biomass utilization has an advantage because of its slow...
Happy 50th Earth Day!

Happy 50th Earth Day!

This week on April 22 is the 50th anniversary of that first Earth Day in 1970.  One of my first blogs here described how that day had a profound effect on my career, changing from medicine to environmental science.  It is also how I ended up at UC Davis. It was one of...
Our New Associate share’s how Sac State Students are Connecting

Our New Associate share’s how Sac State Students are Connecting

It’s a crazy time right now! The entire world has been turned upside down! Millions of Americans all over have transitioned to an online format for almost every task in their daily life. In fact, millions of students across the United States have moved completely...

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