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Solar construction costs dropped following pandemic, per EIA data

Since the pandemic began in 2021, module prices have continued to fall, hitting a two-year low globally in April 2023. In the first two months of 2023, average U.S. module prices were $0.36 per Wdc, down 11% quarter-over-quarter.

Building not your average dream home

The first in the series “Not Your Average Dream Home,” which delineates how the author chose the perfect plot of land in the U.S. that is most likely to be safe for the next few decades from the risks caused by human climate disasters.

Large solar projects have no negative impact on property values, study says

A study commissioned by Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation, Advanced Power Alliance and the Solar Energy Industries Association looked at market trends near six utility-scale solar projects.

Toledo Solar and First Solar reach agreement in lawsuit

Details of the settlement are confidential; however, Toledo Solar announced a new investor-led Independent board of directors and leadership team.

Storm readiness: Shifting from generators to energy storage systems

Fossil fuel-powered generators are strapped with emission concerns, maintenance needs, and potential personal risk, whereas a battery-based energy storage system is safe, efficient and has a very low operating cost.


Not all ‘lithium-ion’ batteries are dangerous

As the energy storage trend unfolds, stories litter the media landscape about lithium-ion batteries catching fire, and even exploding. It’s a valid concern, and the time for consumers to understand a basic truth about lithium-ion batteries is long past due.

California children’s hospital to build resilient clean energy microgrid

The project team is led by the State of California through the California Energy Commission, and joined by Faraday Microgrids, and Redflow with zinc bromine flow batteries.

Honeywell invests in ESS to advance adoption of iron flow battery energy storage

Honeywell purchased $27.5 million in ESS common stock and intends to purchase $300 million in ESS product, with $15 million prepaid. The collaboration enables Honeywell to integrate ESS technology into its global offering, and ESS gains license to Honeywell’s flow battery intellectual property.

Accelerating heat pump adoption in Canada

The Canadian Climate Institute released a report that details how to unlock lower-cost heating and cooling in Canada, outlines barriers to adoption, and makes recommendations for streamlining the loan and grant application process.

Nextracker opens steel manufacturing facility in Las Vegas

The facility will produce steel for Nextracker’s solar mounts and tracking systems. Nextracker and Unimacts held an event to dedicate the new production line, which coincided with the RE+ 2023 conference, the largest energy trade show in the country, also in Las Vegas.

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