While the lifting of any tariffs is welcome news to the U.S. solar industry, manufacturers say that low prices on materials are unlikely to return as long as the global tariffs remain.
It’s a good time to be in solar power, especially with Friday’s brief as California has approved NeoVolta’s home battery, 16.5 MW of community solar moves forward in Minnesota, and pricing for polysilicon, cells and modules stayed relatively flat last week.
It’s that time of year again, when the House, Senate and president all go to war over the national budget. The first budget proposed by a House controlled by the Democratic Party includes a 10% increase in the DOE’s office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, as well as more money for ARPA-E.
Pumped hydro storage is highly cost competitive for large-scale energy storage, according to a report published by the San Diego County Water Authority. The report models a pumped hydro project as securing better financing terms than battery storage.
Elon Musk has delivered on his promise to slash prices for residential solar, and his company’s reduction of prices to as low as $1.75 per watt after the ITC are likely a result of the move to online sales.
Solar plus storage can deliver, at lower cost, the same generation profile as “mid-merit” gas generating units in a number of cases studied, per an analysis published by Fluence.
Hawaii regulators have approved six of eight proposed large solar plus storage projects, with all coming at or under 10 cents per kilowatt-hour.
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