With a partnership for battery components, GM drops an EV supply-chain bomb

GM (General Motors) announced a plan to cooperate with POSCO Chemical to develop a North American facility to create materials for battery cathodes, taking another move toward vertically integrating its electric car supply chain. It’s a significant step forward for GM, the auto industry, and even the United States. On the announcement, GM (ticker: GM) shares… Continue reading With a partnership for battery components, GM drops an EV supply-chain bomb

Summer power supply is most threatened by outages at fossil fuel plants, as renewables help to shore up the grid

According to the Australian Energy Market Operator, the installation of over 5 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity would increase the resilience of Australia’s major electrical grid this summer, with disruptions from fossil fuel facilities the main threat to supplies. The advent of a La Nia in the Pacific, according to AEMO’s Summer Readiness Plan for… Continue reading Summer power supply is most threatened by outages at fossil fuel plants, as renewables help to shore up the grid

The cost of sending electricity into the South Australian grid was borne by the power producers

There is a significant problem in South Australia. It generates an excessive amount of energy. On Sunday (November 21st), generators had to pay to feed electricity into the system! When the aggregate output of the rooftop solar, as well as other minor non-scheduled generators, surpassed all of the local customer load requirements, South Australia (SA) “became… Continue reading The cost of sending electricity into the South Australian grid was borne by the power producers

Fixed wireless and LEO satellite broadband are the best options for unserved and underserved locations, according to a new study

Low-Earth orbit (LEO) and Fixed wireless access (FWA) satellite broadband services appear to be best suited for locations that are underserved or unserved by terrestrial broadband, according to recent performance data. In its review of confidential data from Comlinkdata as well as its Tutela business, MoffettNathanson came to a conclusion. T-Mobile’s Home Broadband (provided through fixed wireless),… Continue reading Fixed wireless and LEO satellite broadband are the best options for unserved and underserved locations, according to a new study

Thailand’s renewable energy company has electric vehicle ambitions

Many individuals believe that in the future, electric vehicles will be commonplace in a world powered by renewable energy. However, few EV companies began as renewable energy businesses. Bangkok-based Energy Absolute is one startup attempting to achieve this goal. In 2019, the biodiesel and renewable energy firm expanded into the commercial EV market. Thailand established… Continue reading Thailand’s renewable energy company has electric vehicle ambitions

The launch of the JWST has been delayed due to a payload processing issue

NASA said on November 22 that the deployment of the JWST (James Webb Space Telescope) will be delayed by at least four days due to an event that occurred while the spacecraft was being prepared for flight in French Guiana. NASA said that, in collaboration with Arianespace and the European Space Agency, the deployment of JWST on… Continue reading The launch of the JWST has been delayed due to a payload processing issue

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Capella will put optical terminals on the imaging satellites so that data may be shared with the Department of Defense’s space agency

Capella Space announced on November 9 that it will start deploying optical communications terminals on the SAR (synthetic-aperture radar) satellites in the year 2022 as part of an effort to send data to DoD customers swiftly via the Space Development Agency’s low-Earth-orbit constellation. Capella Space’s chief technology officer, Christian Lenz, stated in a statement, “Our team at Capella… Continue reading Capella will put optical terminals on the imaging satellites so that data may be shared with the Department of Defense’s space agency

Chinese rocket companies are making further preparations for launch

With a succession of agreements, engine testing, and launch vehicle deliveries, a number of Chinese launch companies have taken moves toward achieving their objectives recently. Wenchang International Aerospace City and Beijing-centered iSpace, the very first Chinese private business to deploy a satellite into orbit, inked a collaboration framework agreement on November 8 for cooperative planning of large commercial… Continue reading Chinese rocket companies are making further preparations for launch

As it files an application for a satellite constellation, Astra says its focus is on launch

Astra Space officials indicated that their near-term priority remains on refining their launch capabilities, a week after filing an application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a constellation of over 13,000 satellites. Astra’s third-quarter financial results were revealed on November 11th, revealing an estimated net loss of about $34.5 million for the quarter as well as $72.4… Continue reading As it files an application for a satellite constellation, Astra says its focus is on launch

What number of solar panels do I require? Is it true that solar saves me money?

The way we produce electricity is changing all around the country: coal plants are being phased out as alternatives like wind and solar come online. This is happening right now in Indiana. There is a massive solar farm heading to northwest Indiana, which will be the country’s largest. It will cover 13,000 acres and include… Continue reading What number of solar panels do I require? Is it true that solar saves me money?