Sunrise brief: NREL looks at how solar can cut its growing waste problem


Aging solar panels present an opportunity for a circular economy. Analysts at NREL modeled PV recycling strategies and found that current incentives are not well-aligned to drive recycling.

Dominion proposes 1 GW of new Virginia solar + storage by 2023. The utility has proposed 15 new Dominion-owned and 32 new PPA projects, in pursuit of achieving 100% renewable energy by 2045.

Toll Brothers model solar homes.

Image: Toll Brothers

Sunpower agrees to be Toll Brothers’ exclusive California solar provider. The deal will see SunPower Equinox home solar systems installed on Toll Brothers-built houses in California, with expansion to other states a future possibility.

Skyrocketing energy, carbon prices already make green hydrogen competitiveGas and electricity prices are  opening huge opportunities for solar, renewables, and green hydrogen.

Solar on new-build homes has significantly shorter payback period. A report makes the case for governments to unlock huge rooftop solar potential, citing California’s solar mandate as a shining example.

How long do residential solar inverters last? Multiple factors affect the productive lifespan of a residential solar inverter. In Part 2 of our series, we look at solar inverters.

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