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NREL adds solar-plus-storage category to its 2021 energy cost dataset

The laboratory’s Annual Technology Baseline is a set of data, tools, and presentations that analyze technology costs across energy sectors.

Charging up: Electric vehicle fleets are making moves

The market for electric vehicle fleets got a boost as three business deals were announced, including two infrastructure partnerships for GM, and an expansion of dealership locations for Nikola.

Watch: Lorde performs rooftop “Solar Power”

The rooftop location may have been shrouded in clouds, but Grammy-winner Lorde performed the title track to her new album “Solar Power” as part of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

SolarAPP+ launches, can cut costs and timelines for residential rooftop permits

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and solar industry leaders introduced the NREL-developed app as one-stop shop for instant, automated permits.

DOE and NREL seek consortium leaders in thin-film solar module advancement

The Department of Energy has released $20 million in funding to solicit participation in NREL-organized consortium of leaders in thin-film cadmium telluride module advancement.

Solar checklists for Florida building, fire, and safety codes

The free checklists offer a step-by-step process for interpreting the Sunshine State’s structural, electrical, and fire safety codes as well as an equipment quality guide.

Clean energy requires metals and minerals: Can the U.S. compete?

More mining capacity will be needed to meet demand for metals and minerals for clean energy resources, and the U.S. is behind in the race, says a university researcher.

Energy storage aggregation unlocks benefits for homeowners, grid operators, and installers

Companies like Sunrun are implementing grid services using smart batteries to unlock benefits for the residential end-user and the grid at large. Recent research from New Zealand suggests these benefits could be dramatic.

Solar at a Utah landfill joins a growing number of projects on brownfield sites

Landfills are increasingly playing host to solar facilities, with the EPA reporting an 80% rise in such projects across the U.S. over the last five years. A 4.7 MW Utah project is one of the latest additions.

SEIA issues a call to action to advocate for the Biden infrastructure bill

SEIA offered a roadmap for grassroots involvement in what it called its ‘Hot Solar Summer’ initiative as the infrastructure bill makes its way through Congress.

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