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Dominion activates Virgina’s largest grid-scale battery storage facility

The 20 MW / 80 MWh energy storage will serve Dominion Energy customers.
Markets & Policy

Aurora Solar leveraging AI to boost sales

The rooftop solar design and proposal platform provider said artificial intelligence unlocks improved customer experience and value proposition.

MIT researchers plan to use acenes to make singlet fission solar cells

Acenes are benzene molecules with unique optoelectronic properties. Singlet fission solar cells can produce two electrons from one photon, making the cell more efficient.

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All solar cell efficiencies at a glance

The research group led by Professor Martin Green has published Version 63 of the solar cell efficiency tables. There are six new results reported in the new version.
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November high pressure delivers high irradiance in the Northeast U.S., clouds in the Gulf

In a weekly update for pv magazine, Solcast, a DNV company, reports that North America in November experienced a divide in irradiance patterns across the continent.
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Geothermal heat pumps help decarbonize energy use and more

Mass adoption of geothermal heat pumps can decarbonize buildings, thus reducing grid transmission needs, according to a report conducted by researchers Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Sunrise brief: U.S. adds 33 GW of solar in 2023

Also on the rise: 2024 will be a year of recovery for residential solar, says Enphase co-founder. Largest solar installation in Mississippi begins operations. And more.
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Enphase co-founder: “2024 will be a year of recovery for residential solar”

Raghu Belur, co-founder and chief products officer of Enphase joined pv magazine USA to provide an outlook for 2024.

Press Releases

NABCEP seeks professionals to join PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Exam and Technical Committees

NABCEP is looking for some talented subject-matter experts (SMEs) who represent the fields of PV Design, Installation, and Commissioning & Maintenance and who currently work in the field to join NABCEP’s PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Exam and Technical Committees. Members of the Technical Committee will work on putting together a Job Task Analysis (JTA), featuring a comprehensive list of all […]

Atmospheric methane research exploratory grants funding opportunity

Now accepting proposals for research grants up to $300k 

Heimdall Power and Meteomatics Team Up to Increase Power Grid Capacity by 30%

Heimdall Power and Meteomatics Team Up to Increase Power Grid Capacity by 30%

Largest Hydrogen Competition in the World Returns to RE+ 24

Horizon Hydrogen Grand Prix (H2GP) provides students with the skills they need to lead America to a sustainable future.



Solar levelized cost of electricity is 29% lower than any fossil fuel alternative

A report from Ernst & Young shows that despite inflationary pressures, solar remains the cheapest source of new-build electricity.

Largest solar installation in Mississippi begins operations

The 135 MWdc Delta’s Edge solar farm will provide clean energy to over 14,000 homes in the state.

Sunrise brief: Hail to blame for more than half of solar facility loss claims

Also on the rise: Four community solar projects to serve LMI residents in New York City area. U.S. Virgin Islands cover 30% of electricity needs with six solar-plus-battery facilities. And more.

U.S. Virgin Islands cover 30% of electricity needs with six solar-plus-battery facilities

About 124 MWh of Honeywell battery energy storage systems will be installed alongside six solar facilities with a combined capacity of 140 MW.

Four community solar projects to serve LMI residents in New York City area

Ampion partners with UGE on four rooftop community solar projects with approximately half the electricity generated reserved to help low- to moderate-income residents save on electricity bills

GridStor completes 60 MW / 160 MWh energy storage project in California

The lithium-ion battery is large enough to power the equivalent of 30,000 households.



Sharp unveils 575 W TOPCon solar panel with 22.26% efficiency

Sharp’s new IEC61215- and IEC61730-certified solar panels have an operating temperature coefficient of -0.30% per C and a bifaciality factor of over 80%.

U.S. draft rules may disqualify Australian critical minerals from IRA subsidies

A number of critical mineral producers will likely be ineligible for U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) subsidies, as the US government has published draft rules forbidding access to enterprises with stakes held by Chinese investors.

Sunrise brief: Heliene expands solar manufacturing in the U.S. 

Also on the rise: Treasury overloaded by renewable energy low-income tax credit applications. RFP alert: New York seeks “expedited” solar. And more.

Renewable energy industry outlook shines a light on solar

Deloitte’s 2024 industry outlook identifies five trends and details the challenges, while predicting a strong future for U.S. solar and storage.

Heliene expands solar manufacturing in the U.S.

Minnesota manufacturing to be doubled in size from 150 MW to 300 MW of solar modules, creating approximately 130 new jobs.

California’s lithium reserves could power 375 million EV batteries, say researchers

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory prepared a report, funded by the US Department of Energy, to thoroughly quantify the amount of lithium in an underground reserve in the Salton Sea, California.

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Lithos approach to scaling battery systems for the non-commercial automotive sector

Lithos low and high-voltage battery systems are working toward reducing the clean energy gap in the non-commercial automotive sector.

After a banner year, U.S. solar industry back on roller coaster through 2026

Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie report estimates that 33 GW of solar was added in 2023. Despite economic challenges in the near future, solar is expected to be the largest source of generating capacity by 2050.

Community collaboration for solar success is key to minimizing opposition

Affirmative arguments for how solar energy will offer tangible benefits like improving the local economy, providing landowners with a steady source of revenue through long-term rent payments, and lowering electricity bills can cultivate a good working relationship between the developer, landowner, and community.

Over half of solar facility loss claim costs are due to hail damage

GCube Insurance said despite representing less than 2% of total claims filed, hail damage represents over 50% of total costs incurred.

People on the move: Omnidian, kWh Analytics, Kore Power and more

Job moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy transition finance.

RFP alert: New York seeks “expedited” solar

As part of the state’s recently launched ten-point plan to speed up the deployment of renewable energy, New York has released an RFP to maintain momentum toward its clean energy goals, with project awards imminent. Initial applications are due in ten days.



Agrivoltaics may increase forage quality in semi-arid regions

New research from the United States showed agrivoltaic plants on grassland may not only maintain grass productivity but also increase forage quality. The scientists took their measurements at the Jack’s Solar Garden (JSG), an elevated, south-oriented agrivoltaic research facility using single-axis-tracking systems near Longmont, Colorado.

Oscilla Power deploys ocean wave energy converter prototype

Floating in the oceans of coastal Maine is a 1/6 scale model of the company’s 1 MW floating device that converts wave energy into electricity.

What drives solar adoption not equal across income levels

Lawrence Berkeley researchers studied how solar buying decisions are influenced across varying income levels and offer rationale for policy changes and incentives to spur adoption among low- to middle-income households.

Sunrise brief: California rooftop solar installations drop 80% following NEM 3.0

Also on the rise: EV adoption can help curb urban air pollution. Battery prices down 14% this year. And more.

Sunrise brief: Pre-assembled nickel-hydrogen energy storage solution

Also on the rise: BP to take full control of Lightsource BP. Solar designed for curved surfaces. And more.

Imec integrates silicon heterojunction solar cells into curved surfaces

Imec has successfully integrated silicon heterojunction PV cells into curved surfaces, resulting in a 6% efficiency increase compared to passivated emitter and rear contact half cells. The cells are suitable for applications in vehicle-integrated and building-integrated photovoltaics.