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Hail damage and toxicity risks in solar power plants

National news outlets reported resident concerns about leaked toxins from solar facilities in Texas that were damaged by a hailstorm. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) dispelled the reports, which contained categorically false information.

Super Bowl to be hosted in first 100% renewable energy NFL stadium

The Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas sources 10 MW of off-site solar, as well as wind, geothermal and hydroelectric power, among other sustainability measures.

Most read articles of 2023: pv magazine USA

The top ten most read articles in U.S. solar circled around shifting state policies, solar power curtailment, equipment longevity, and more.

U.S. utility’s sagging electricity line sparked 2022 wildfire, media reports

A sagging electricity line managed by major Californian utility Southern California Edison (SCE) is alleged to have caused a 2022 wildfire which led to two deaths, local media reports. An SCE spokesperson tells pv magazine the company cooperated with Californian authorities during its review of the blaze.

Ramping up U.S. grid-scale energy storage

Four experts in grid-scale solar and energy storage share insights at the pv magazine Roundtables US 2023 live event.

Five solar e-posters from the CleanPower Expo

In May, the CleanPower Expo in New Orleans convened over 8,000 energy professionals. Here are five posters on solar energy that caught our eye.


Hot topics at RE+ Southeast renewable energy conference

pv magazine USA traveled to Atlanta, Georgia for a regional conference convening leaders in the energy transition.

Solar panels on downed Chinese balloon powerful enough for advanced radar

The balloon, downed off the coast of South Carolina, contained 10 kW of solar generation capacity, similar to that of a typical rooftop installation.

Crafting a California community solar market

Assembly member Chris Ward’s AB 2316 law is aimed at creating a community solar market in the state. Leaders in the sector gathered in San Diego to discuss what it will take to make it work.

War pushes Ukraine to deploy solar

New small-capacity solar power plants are being developed in Ukraine to avoid blackouts, which is helping businesses to stay afloat amid dire economic conditions.