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U.S. to net-zero carbon by 2050 will be a steep climb

Under one scenario, Worley and Princeton estimated that the U.S. would need to build 800 MW of solar every week for the next 30 years to achieve carbon neutrality.


New York adds $52.5 million in community solar incentives for low-income residents

The program includes low-to-moderate-income subscribers, affordable housing providers, and organizations working with disadvantaged communities.

Invenergy boosts battery energy storage component in Wisconsin solar project

The Paris Solar Energy Center was approved by regulators, but the developer is now asking to increase the storage total to 110 MW.

Crystal arrangement results in 1,000x more power from ferroelectric solar cells

Researchers discovered a ferroelectric crystal lattice that increases a solar cell’s photovoltaic effect by a factor of 1,000.


As Maui approaches 100% renewables, NREL models grid options

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.

Startup Sunday: EnergyX aims to cut Li-ion battery costs with a novel technology

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.


Data confirm the rise of solar-plus-storage hybrids across the U.S. grid

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.


U.S. clean power is growing at a sprinter’s pace, and there’s room to run

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.

SunPower and Wallbox ally for integrated home solar and EV charging

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.

Grid-interactive efficient buildings may unlock energy savings, reduce carbon emissions

The U.S. could save $18 billion in power costs by 2030 by integrating grid-interactive efficient buildings, also known as GEBs.


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