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The latest batch of energy yield results from the outdoor test field at Xi’an, China are out.
From duties to tariffs to COVID-19 and the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, a look at the supply chain issues threatening the solar module supply market.
In 2021, residential solar reached several milestones and extreme weather raised customer interest in home energy storage systems.
The survey from RO found a widening pay gap between men and women who work in the same role and offer the same industry experience.
The Covid-19 pandemic and higher productivity rates cut U.S. solar jobs by about 6.7% in 2020.
The companies, led by SEIA, lay out six policy actions deemed necessary to grow the industry to the size needed to fight climate change and realize clean energy goals.
Wood Mackenzie this week made a slew of predictions for the industry in 2022 and noted the effects the US’ recently announced anti-circumvention investigation is already having on utility scale plans.
Also on the rise: Borrego sells development business, including 8.4 GW solar pipeline. Trackers in uneven terrain. 50 states of solar incentives: Pennsylvania. Storage and robots at Intersolar Europe 2022.
The portfolio, awarded by Xcel Energy, is anticipated to provide access to affordable, clean energy to thousands of households throughout the state.
CPS Energy, serving San Antonio, is increasingly powering its operations with energy generated through the power of Texas sunlight.
In this three-part series, pv magazine will highlight some of the major obstacles faced when developing solar installations on single-axis tracker and see the different approaches that players in the industry are taking to neutralize each issue.
The deal also includes a shared commitment by both companies to increase domestic supply and promote lower-carbon production processes.
Using highly specialized materials that capture electrons in quantum wells, NREL set a new solar cell efficiency record.
Also on the rise: Low-income rooftop solar loans in New England. Bifacial solar modules shine in the snow. No cost solar-plus-storage for residents and businesses in Washington D.C. area. And more.
Nextracker will now have a manufacturing line dedicated to producing steel tracker components for use in utility-scale solar power plants at Atkore’ Phoenix, Arizona facility, which has been expanded and reconfigured with new capacity dedicated to Nextracker products.
Also on the rise: Electrify America EV charging network now 100% powered by renewable energy. Trina launches grid-scale storage solution. Energy sector should be better prepared for cyber attacks. Common Energy’s invests $16.5 million on vision for the future of community solar. And more.
In Texas ERCOT country where batteries cannot send power to the grid, Tesla filed a request for a rule change and has called on Powerwall owners to demonstrate capability by forming a Virtual Power Plant.
The company announced it will spin-off and sell its development arm to ECP, along with its project pipeline of 8.4 GW solar, 6.4 GW/25 GWh of energy storage.
Across from a multitude of solar panel cleaning robots, ees Europe showed off flow batteries, and hydrogen – though lithium ion vendors dominated the conference.
The pv magazine tour of solar incentives takes us to Pennsylvania, where natural gas plays a significant role in energy exports, and solar takes a backseat. What needs to change?
Also on the rise: National Grid, Convergent Energy + Power partner on solar and storage for no-wire resiliency. Bank of America banks on Electrify America EV charging. Nextracker, Silicon Ranch reach 1.5 GW supply agreement. And more.
Cost efficiency while maximizing power output is the name of the game in solar project development and asset management. And the automation of the provision of utility scale solar operations and maintenance (O&M) is fast becoming one of the most compelling opportunities. Help shape the future of automation in solar O&M by completing this first-of-its kind survey.
Researchers at Western University in Canada found that by using bifacial solar modules instead of monofacial, snow losses could be cut from double digits to just 2% on an annual basis.
Efforts are underway to overcome technical barriers and other challenges in commercializing perovskite technology for the solar energy sector.
A report released by DNV finds that operational technologies are not as robust in defending cyber attacks as they should be.
Also on the rise: LG new battery storage solution. New Belgium brewing beer with the sun. What you need to know about solar and affordable housing. Is solar worth it–compared to paying the utility? Part II of an American at Intersolar. And more.
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