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Residential solar offers price certainty in chaotic electricity markets

Experts say Texas’ electric rates have nearly doubled in a year, as peak demand challenges natural gas supply. Residential solar is an alternative that offers clarity in the future of electric bills.


National Solar Conference to celebrate 50 years

On June 21 to 24 in Albuquerque and online, the American Solar Energy Society will hold its conference, which will feature over 50 sessions, workshops, tours, and over 150 live speakers.

Houston landfill site to host large solar and energy storage system

The 52 MW solar, 150 MWh storage project is set to reach commercial operation in 2023. It brings the benefit of local, clean energy in close proximity to Houston’s electricity demand centers.

Tin-lead perovskite solar cell achieves 25.5% efficiency, improved stability

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed a tandem perovskite solar cell that tackles problems with stability and boosts efficiency.

Longroad Energy makes strategic investment in distributed solar developer

The utility-scale solar developer announced a strategic investment in Valta Energy, a California-based distributed generation developer, owner and operator with a 200 MW solar project pipeline.

Biden halts solar tariffs for two years. What’s next?

Paul Wormser and Christian Roselund of Clean Energy Associates joined pv magazine to discuss the moratorium on solar tariffs and other executive actions taken by the White House.


Vermont expected to delay long-term changes to solar net metering

The state’s Public Utilities Commission was considering lowering payments to customers for their excess solar generation on a long-term plan. It is now expected to delay the decision, citing complexities of the issue; however, it is expected to reduce payments by roughly 6% this year.

Electric vehicle battery capable of 98% charge in less than ten minutes

Enovix also demonstrated its US-made silicon anode lithium-ion batteries can charge 0% to 80% in five minutes.


Boviet Solar wins 255 MW solar module order

The order for Boviet’s 550 W Vega Series bifacial panels will power a utility-scale solar project in the United States.

EDF Renewables signs 1 GW of NYSERDA solar and storage contracts

The developer was awarded contracts for three large projects that combine for 1 GW of capacity.

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