The Paris Solar Energy Center was approved by regulators, but the developer is now asking to increase the storage total to 110 MW.
Researchers discovered a ferroelectric crystal lattice that increases a solar cell’s photovoltaic effect by a factor of 1,000.
Maui’s electric power grid is expected to operate with 100% solar and wind on an instantaneous basis as early as 2024, and NREL is helping the island plan to reliably supply electricity.
Also starting up: Edgehog secures funding for its self-cleaning, anti-reflective glass; and Maana Electric looks to the Moon for its shipping container-sized PV module factories.
Battery prices are falling, and renewable energy generation continues to expand, leading power plant developers to co-locate energy storage along with power generation assets.
The U.S. has passed 170 GW in installed utility solar, battery storage and wind power, with 26 GW of clean energy projects brought online in 2020.
Homeowners can now integrate EV charging with their rooftop solar, a method that is known to save on energy bills and EV fueling, reduce strain on the grid, and reduce carbon emissions related to grid-tied charging.
The U.S. could save $18 billion in power costs by 2030 by integrating grid-interactive efficient buildings, also known as GEBs.
Mechatron Solar has received a U.S. patent for its dual-axis tracker that utilizes a gearless structure for reliability in varied climates.
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