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Crossroads Solar: Panels made by former prison inmates

The Indiana-based manufacturer hires formerly incarcerated people who are reintegrating into the workforce at its solar module plant.

Tracking the Sun report offers insight into distributed solar trends

The annual report found that residential system sizes continued to grow even as installed prices declined at a slower pace. Battery attachment rates are growing, but remained below 10% in 2020.

How long do residential solar inverters last?

Multiple factors affect the productive lifespan of a residential solar inverter. In Part 2 of our series, we look at solar inverters.


How long do rooftop residential solar panels last?

Multiple factors affect the productive lifespan of a residential solar panel. In the first part of this series, we look at the solar panels themselves.


EDP Renewables builds 39 distributed solar projects for Walmart

The projects span seven states and total 38.3 MW in capacity.

Startup Saturday: Greening the freight shipping chain for solar

Also starting up: Aussie startup claims a 25.54% silicon cell efficiency record, and Energy Vault exits startup status with a $1 billion offer.

Auto junk yard now a 2.1 MW solar site

The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority commissioned Encore Renewable Energy to build the project, which is part of a planned 10 MW deployment.

Solar in uncommon spaces

With land use concerns on the rise, large-scale solar projects increasingly are being sited on everything from landfills to water reservoirs. Here’s an overview of the state of the art.


No-credit solar lease improves reach to underserved communities

The program provides solar leases with no upfront cost and no credit score requirement. Lawrence Berkeley National Labs studied its performance.

Greenbacker acquires 41 MW Michigan solar project

The project is being developed by Prism Power Partners and would rank among the largest in the state.

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