- The Upper Afan Valley near Swansea is already home to the biggest windfarm in England and Wales, but in July work will begin there on one of the UK’s largest battery storage schemes. Co-locating the plant with the windfarm reduced needs for power lines, so it was about £5 million cheaper than building it on a standalone site. [The Guardian]
- A study by scientists at the NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, predicts the warming of the Gulf of Maine will cause a dramatic contraction of suitably cool habitat for a range of key commercial fish species there. The species negatively affected include cod, haddock, redfish, plaice and pollock. [Press Herald]
- Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar will partner in the US to introduce a joint offering to consumers, according to a press release. Customers in the US will be able to purchase solar-plus-storage systems combining Vivint Solar’s solar energy expertise with the new Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage systems. [CleanTechnica]
- Sugar River Power, a small power producer, has restored a hydro dam in Claremont, New Hampshire. The company bought the dam in January. When the twin turbines of the hydroelectric plan operate at full capacity, they are capable of generating 1.35 MW of power, enough to power 1,300 homes, one of the company’s owners said. [Valley News]
- EV sales in California during the first quarter of 2017 were up 91% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Industry observers give much of the credit to the Chevy Bolt, the first all-electric car from General Motors that went on sale in the Golden State last December. A total of 2,735 Californians opted for the Bolt in the first quarter of the year. [CleanTechnica]
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