July 21 Energy News

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Science and Technology:

¶ Monsoon season now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than in the past, according to new research led by the University of Arizona. Although there are now fewer storms, the largest monsoon thunderstorms bring heavier rain and stronger winds than did the monsoon storms of 60 years ago. [AZ Big Media]

Arizona Monsoon

World:

¶ China installed a record 24.4 GW worth of new solar capacity across the first half of 2017, according to new figures from the country’s solar PV association. The figure is 9% up on 2016’s own record installation numbers. This pushes the country’s installed solar capacity up to 101.82 GW, of which 84.39 GW is utility-scale. [CleanTechnica]

¶ Germany’s offshore wind farms delivered to the grid 8.48 TWh of electricity in the year’s first six months, Deutsche Windguard figures show. German offshore wind has already…

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