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Solar capacity additions show a recovery from a subdued 2020

The FERC’s latest data release shows solar led new generating capacity with 8,410 MW added through the first three quarters of 2021.

Hydrostor plans 400 MW / 3200 MWh compressed air energy storage

The plant would be able to deliver 400 MW of electricity for 8 hours, and would be comparable in size to some of California’s largest fossil fuel power plants. 

Megawatt-scale, bifacial solar project enters service in Yukon, Canada

The Solvest-developed 1.76 MW project will sell power as an IPP for the next 25 years.

As Maxeon waits on potential U.S.-based solar cell fab, it launches Air panels in Europe

Maxeon exec Mark Babcock joined pv magazine to talk about Maxeon’s Air solar panels, and the company’s possible U.S. manufacturing expansion.

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Startup Sunday: Haliburton backs flywheel energy storage

Also starting up: Haliburton funds a company capturing and using waste heat from solar panels, and nonprofit Native Renewables connects Navajo and Hopi families with solar power.

Agrivoltaics clearinghouse launches to share info on matching solar with farming

The National Center for Appropriate Technology launched the clearinghouse to connect farmers and solar developers with agrivoltaics information.

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Managing an evolving grid using distributed energy resources

mPrest CEO Andy Bennett joined pv magazine to talk about the future of DERs and the role that distributed energy resource management systems are likely to play.

Demand for battery recycling is growing, but capacity and innovation lag

A report by Lux Research forecasts growing demand for lithium-ion battery recycling capacity, along with a need for innovation to meet that demand.

Watch: Concentrated solar power supports hydrogen fuel production

Bloom Energy produced hydrogen fuel using CSP technology from Heliogen.

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At a pivotal moment, solar industry leaders join Roundtables USA 2021 to share insights

Industry leaders, policy makers, and stakeholders joined pv magazine senior editors in an insight-packed live event to discuss optimizing solar PV and accelerating deployment across the U.S. and the globe.

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