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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.
Cost and prices

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

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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 a...
Markets & Policy

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.
Markets & Policy

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.
Guest Post

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 re...

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.

Press Releases

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.

Lightsource bp recognized by U.S. solar industry for DEIJ commitment 

Lightsource bp’s US team earns silver level in SEIA DEIJ certification program. Key factors for the award included focus on community, social impacts and internal practices.



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.

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.

DEPCOM Power is constructing Puerto Rico’s largest hybrid solar project

The company is developing a 90 MW solar / 51.5 MW energy storage project with an agrivoltaic pilot program.

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.



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.

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.

Battery prices down 14% this year, says BloombergNEF

BloombergNEF says it has recorded a 14% decline in battery prices this year, mainly due to cheaper raw materials, following an unprecedented rise in 2022.

Markets & Policy


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.

Treasury overloaded by renewable energy low-income tax credit applications

The U.S. Treasury received about 8 GW of proposals, while about 1.8 GW is available for 2023 tax credits.

Ensuring equitable access to influx of clean energy jobs

Registered apprenticeship programs are one way to ensure that a large, diverse workforce can build the infrastructure necessary to hit 2030 targets for renewable electricity generation.

How to convert IEC standards into actionable procedures for your team

Solar workflow management systems provider illu provides perspective on best practices and procedures.



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: 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.

Photovoltaics for marine wildlife telemetry devices

A research team has tested mini solar modules in marine data collection devices, using animal hosts for water column profile measurements. The findings suggest that submarine PV can effectively operate in these applications at depths of up to 22 meters.

Study frames out EV charging network for the western National Park system

Assuming there are nearly 40 million EVs on the road by 2030, researchers suggest the region needs between 2,350 and 4,610 direct current fast charging ports.

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