Power Breakfast for May 5, 2016

U.S. solar reached major milestone; Massachusetts offshore wind bill in review; China to build 20 floating nuclear power stations


A nearly daily update of energy related news:

  • This week, the U.S. hit a solar milestone and celebrated installing 1 million solar installations across the country. While it took 40 years to reach this number, it is expected to only take two years to install the next 1 million. Additionally, the current total solar capacity of 27 GW is expected to triple in the next four years.
  • In Massachusetts, legislators are reviewing an offshore wind bill that would place a mandate on the state to purchase 2,000 MW of offshore wind over the next 10 years. If passed, the law could produce a $10 billion regional investment in offshore wind. Details indicating how much power the state’s utilities would have to buy have not yet been disclosed.
  • China will build up to 20 nuclear power stations that will float in the South China. These stations will provide power to desalinization plants and offshore projects like oilfield exploration rigs.
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