The latest batch of energy yield results from the outdoor test field at Xi’an, China are out.
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.
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.
Also on the rise: Novonix acquires stake in KORE Power, becomes supplier of graphite anode materials. A 3,000 foot long solar-equipped noise barrier to be constructed in Massachusetts. California Community Power members procure 69MW of long-duration storage. DOE announces initiatives and support to rapidly accelerate community solar deployment. Generac to participate in virtual power plant service for Southern California Edison. Hecate Energy’s 500MW Cider Solar Farm will be New York’s largest, once completed.
The Cider Solar Farm would be New York’s largest once completed. It is the first to receive regulatory approval under the new Section 94-c law, which established the New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting.
Novonix will acquire an approximately 5% stake in KORE Power and will become the exclusive supplier of graphite anode materials to Kore Power’s large-scale battery cell manufacturing facility in the US.
The 69MW/552MWh lithium-ion battery storage resource will be developed by REV Renewables near Rosamond, in Kern County, California.
The 3,000 foot long by 20 foot tall solar noise barrier is expected to generate 802,000kWh annually, or the equivalent of supplying 120 homes per year with electricity.
The company announced a manufacturing partnership with Celestica at its Monterrey, Mexico, facility, bringing Powin’s production closer to its end-users.
In a recent media brief, new Enel Green Power CEO Salvatore Bernabei said that another heterojunction solar module factory may be built abroad, with the United States being a possible location.
Also on the rise: Solar-plus-storage projects in Nevada move forward. Growatt releases lithium-iron phosphate battery for off-grid solar. Zinc-air battery, CHP, and solar to power apartment complex in New York. Solar Decathlon celebrates 20 years of training tomorrow’s clean energy workforce. Louisville startup secures $2 million funding for copper paste that replacessilver in solar panels.
Bert Thin Films, a University of Louisville research-backed startup, is developing a copper-based paste that may replace silver components in solar panels.
US Senator Jacky Rosen led the group in writing a letter today to President Biden, asking him not to extend Section 201 tariffs on imported solar panels and cells.
Bill Nussey describes in his new book a much larger role that he foresees for local solar and storage, and a correspondingly altered role for electric utilities.
At the National Community Solar Partnership summit, the DOE laid out plans to try to help meet the Biden administration’s goal of powering 5 million homes by 2025 with community solar.
Job moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities, and energy transition finance.
Stem, known for its artificial intelligence-driven energy storage, will deliver smart, front-of-the-meter standalone energy storage services to six sites in NineDot Energy’s portfolio.
The investment marks Greenbacker’s entry into the world of floatovoltaics and will allow Noria Energy to expand its project pipeline
Compiled by an international research group, the best practices were collected from all available guidelines published by national agencies, regulatory bodies, and trade associations.
Nitricity has put together an experimental plasma reactor that uses solar electricity to produce competitively priced, environmentally clean, nitrogen fertilizer. Their onsite fertilizer production eliminates emissions from transporting fertilizers, and provides a viable alternative to fossil consuming nitrogen fixation methods like the Haber-Bosch process.
Central Maine Power Company admitted that its solar power interconnection processes were at fault in 2020-2021, and has offered a settlement that includes hiring grid analysts, funding a working group between the industry and utility, and greatly tightening upgrade cost estimates.
U.S. scientists have assessed the viability and potential supply chain impact of extracting lithium from geothermal brines, and they have reported promising results.
Managed charging is valuable in systems with high levels of variable renewables because it provides the flexibility to match supply and demand.
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