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Solar in winter: Mitigating risk of environmental damage to solar panels

Some of the risks involved with solar installations can be especially severe in areas of North America that experience very cold temperatures and cold and ice in the winter.


Microgrids: A solution for modern-day energy challenges

Interest in microgrids has been growing as the country and the world confront more frequent, extreme weather events and an increased urgency to consider alternative energy sources. Microgrids aren’t a new concept, but they’re fast gaining traction for a variety of organizations to address modern-day energy challenges.

Next-generation solar technologies will drive a lower LCOE

FTC Solar’s Chief Technology Officer outlines how large-format, high-wattage modules and autonomous systems can drive down the levelized cost of energy of utility-scale solar power.

U.S. decarbonization goals hinge on scaling up heterojunction cell tech

HJT technology could fill an innovation gap in the residential and commercial rooftop PV market, and boost U.S. solar leadership through domestic manufacturing of cells and modules.


Here’s why you need to support California net metering

John Fitzgerald Weaver argues that we need net metering to fully recognize the value of solar power on our homes and businesses.


A guide to addressing fire risks in rooftop solar

More than 90% of inspected rooftops had significant safety and fire risks. Here’s how to protect your solar asset.


Investing in the long-term health of the U.S. solar industry

Extending section 201 tariffs for another four years and increasing the quota on imported cells is clearly in the long-term best interest of all downstream participants.


Federal policy can drive the solar industry… but still may fall short

Federal policy must address equipment availability, solar development pathway risk and timing, as well as transmission and distribution interconnection.


Mindful action is needed to increase Hispanic inclusion in solar energy

We need multiple strategies to ensure Hispanic and other minority communities benefit from and are involved in shaping how energy is built and used.

Competition is the sunshine that solar (and storage) need

For the residential solar industry in the U.S. to grow, the field of technological innovation and solution diversity must grow beyond the current market share.

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