The latest batch of energy yield results from the outdoor test field at Xi’an, China are out.
Solar PV module shipments reached a record high in 2020, growing 33% year over year.
Just 313 small rooftop solar projects were completed statewide in Q2 2021, compared to 2,908 a year earlier, as the state remains in a perilous solar incentive limbo.
The two companies led the initial effort to impose tariffs and now claim they have been unable to complete plans to adjust to import competition given the pandemic, alleged “predatory” pricing, and other factors.
Roughly 840,000 jobs were lost across the energy sector in 2020, and solar was hit especially hard. A rebound is underway, according to a new report from the Energy Department.
As part of ACORE’s Finance Forums, experts on federal energy policy outlined what policies are needed to help drive the Biden Administration’s clean energy and climate change policies.
The deal includes more than 800 MW of solar and solar+storage in four states.
Clearview Solar I and Ross County Solar are the state’s latest utility-scale project approvals with more expected.
The California utility contracted Ameresco to install the battery energy storage systems that are slated to be online next August.
Three factors will need to align if we’re going to deploy 700% more community solar in the next five years.
Adding batteries to solar increases revenue in different ways in different places.
Also on the rise: Polysilicon prices are likely to stay high as a ‘crazy year’ extends into ’22, Hawaiian Electric is seeking energy and capacity, and the latest landfill-hosted solar array enters service.
StoreDot is opening the facility with the hope that the additional research and development capacity will allow the company to commercialize its battery products by 2024.
Polysilicon prices could top $41/kg through 2021 and stabilize in the second quarter as springtime temperatures ease power demand constraints across China.
More than $200 million in equipment will be sold as Tesla plans to ramp up and expand operations at a Buffalo manufacturing facility.
Also on the rise: SEG Solar expands its module production in Cambodia, Kentucky’s solar pipeline looks impressive, and Summit Ridge starts work on a community solar portfolio.
FERC said it lacked authority to grant the request, but is now looking into allegations that TVA retaliated against the petitioners.
Analysis from NREL shows that high-renewable operation is possible, and less expensive, when a variety of energy storage technologies are used.
The company said it has lined up financing and started work on the 70 MW Stanly Solar project.
The New York State group announced a combined 31,000 MWh of solar through supply deals with Luminace and BQ Energy.
Storage paired with solar must support the net nameplate capacity for at least four hours and support 365 full charge/discharge cycles each year.
Light-induced degradation (LID) shaves the efficiency of silicon solar cells by about 2%, which adds up to a significant drop in power output over the lifespan of the technology deployed in the field.
Also on the rise: SolRiver Capital buys an Oregon solar development portfolio, Swell Energy expands its distributed power plant model, and a shift in focus is coming to a DOE loan program.
Solar and wind will grow, but coal will again be cost competitive, reversing what EIA said was a trend observed over recent decades.
The patent pertains to its Bi-Directional Optimizer for Storage Systems, which was part of a 2020 study with Duke Energy about retrofitting standalone solar plants with storage.
The hail stress sequence aims to address concerns from insurers and asset owners about the ability of PV modules to withstand severe hail impacts.
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