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Improving solar cells by tackling noise

Researchers used noise measuring devices to identify physical processes within solar cells that cause energy loss and lower efficiency.

Farmers opting for solar leases over carbon sequestration contracts

In a recent Purdue University survey, farmers reported adopting solar leases at more than double the rate of carbon sequestration plans as a much higher price-per-acre was offered.

Sunrise brief: Ohio has public hearings for 350 MW of solar

Also on the rise: Solar Alliance and Boyd CAT form a partnership and open an office in Kentucky, Heliogen and Athena Technologies announce business combination, NYSE listing.

Elon Musk could lose billions in Tesla/SolarCity acquisition suit

Musk is headed to Delaware courts this month as the sole remaining defendant in a case brought by Tesla shareholders.

Recycling: a key in the U.S. quest for lithium-ion battery supply chain relevancy

As the use of lithium batteries is set to grow rapidly over the next decade, researchers and businesses are turning to recycling to address global raw material supply-chain issues.

Sunrise brief: EQT Infrastructure acquires Cypress Creek Renewables

Also on the rise: nearly 1 GW of solar has been proposed for development in Louisiana, Generac acquires an American microinverter manufacturer, and EVgo goes public.

Solar beach umbrella design cools you… and your gelato

An origami-inspired umbrella that can power a refrigerator was designed by an MIT-spawned innovation firm along with architects and an Italian frozen-desserts brand.

Residential solar installers can cut permitting times with this NREL-built app

The fee-based SolarAPP+ is designed to enable solar companies to cut time-to-install through an automated permitting process that may be used in more than 1,200 jurisdictions across more than 20 states.

Electric vehicle battery materials factory to open in Tennessee

Novonix plans to retrofit a Chattanooga, Tennessee General Electric plant to produce 8,000 tons of anode materials annually for electric vehicle batteries and energy storage systems.

GM creates $25 million grant program for EV climate equity

The fund joins the automaker’s $35 billion investment in electric and alternative vehicles globally through 2025.

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