- Increased access to solar power will allow 65% of Stanford University’s electricity to come from renewable resources by the end of 2016, according to a Stanford News press release. Solar panels will also be added to 16 more buildings on campus by the end of this year. The university will supply 53% of its own power. [The Stanford Daily]
- A study from the London School of Economics, examining 34 developed and developing countries for their carbon intensity, has found that low-carbon sectors are outpacing their less-productive, higher carbon-intensive sectors and the general economy in terms of growth, while increasing jobs and skill levels. [CleanTechnica]
- Queensland has three “credible” options to achieve a 50% renewable energy target by 2030, a panel of experts said. A draft report said “significant government policy action” would be needed for Australia’s biggest carbon polluting state to reach the target, but the impact on electricity prices would be “broadly cost neutral.” [The Guardian]
- Arizona Public Service said it has become the first utility outside of California to reach 1 GW of solar energy capacity, counting both direct ownership and projects with which it holds power contracts. The figure includes 499 MW of utility-scale projects and 551 MW of rooftop PV, from investments of about $2 billion. [pv magazine USA]
- Borrego Solar Systems has launched a new division focused on megawatt-scale energy storage solutions, both stand-alone and tied to solar installations. The new storage division will be based in Massachusetts and will serve customers nationally. Borrego will focus on long-duration energy storage for the power grid. [Utility Dive]
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