TVA deceives the public and the press with misleading claim of solar commitment

This op-ed from Southern Alliance for Clean Energy argues that the utility does not have any intention of installing 14 gigawatts (GW) of solar over the next 20 years, and notes that the power company has only budgeted for 5.5 GW of solar during that time period.

Two high is too high

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Matt Schneider, chief product officer at Sunfolding, explains how bifacial modules in a two-portrait (2P) configuration must be installed at impractical heights to avoid irradiance mismatch on the back-side

Electrification is an all-around winner

In this op-ed for pv magazine, John Sarter of Clean Coalition argues for a move from gas to electric services in residential buildings not only as a means to reduce emissions, but also to build resilience.

Recognizing and combating power quality issues in solar power systems

Solar energy can greatly reduce energy bills, can be used for a wide variety of applications and costs very little to maintain. However, even though it is considered an excellent source of renewable energy, it is not immune to its own unique problems and challenges.

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Section 201, the sequel: what will come of the solar tariffs?

With the impending mid-term review of the Section 201 tariffs, Tony Clifford of Standard Solar examines the outcomes brought about thus far by the tariffs, the health of the solar industry and the how pricing has been affected.

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Balancing solar development and preservation of agricultural lands in the Midwest

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Sara Bergan and Thomas Braun, attorneys at Stoel Rives LLP discuss the difficult balancing act of solar and agriculture in the emerging Midwestern market.

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Solar and pollinators: a photo essay

All the solar installations shown in this photo essay by Rob Davis of Fresh Energy have a mix of flowering species in sufficient diversity or covering a sufficient portion of the project, to meet pollinator-friendly standards created by entomologists.

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The rapid maturation of the U.S. energy storage market

This op-ed by Eversheds Sutherland looks at some of the financial drivers and supporting policies that underlie the rapid development of the U.S. energy storage market.

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All-terrain tracking systems: optimizing the production value of variable terrain

In this op-ed, Yezin Taha of Nevados Engineering introduces all-terrain tracking as a potentially superior solution for sites with sloped terrain.

The perks and realities of solar parking garages

In this article Will Arnold of Quest Renewables breaks down the logistics of what makes a solar parking garage, as well as the benefits and challenges of the projects.