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Heat pumps competitive with gas boilers in some markets, says IEA

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says unsubsidized heat pumps are already competitive with gas boilers in mature markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy, and China. It says global sales will soar to record levels by 2030.

Why the solar industry has a trust problem (and how to fix it)

By aligning industry measurement practices, we can create more trust among everyone involved in the solar installation journey.


Utility shortcuts on residential solar applications contribute to delays, researchers find

Researchers aimed to find better screening shortcuts that could fast-track more residential solar, while meeting utility concerns. Of nine utilities surveyed, three rely on smart inverters to integrate residential solar, an approach that has expedited interconnection in Hawaii.

Canada set to hit 5 GW milestone

Canada is set to install 500 MW of new solar in 2022, bringing its total capacity to about 5 GW, according to data from Canmet Energy. The country is expected to hit 35 GW of total solar capacity by 2050.

Which IRA credits offer greatest motivation to invest in clean energy?

Palmetto Solar conducted a survey of 350 of its customers to learn which of the IRA credits push them to invest in high-efficiency appliances, sustainable building improvements, electric vehicles, battery storage devices, and solar panels.


Canadian Solar ships 6 GW of solar panels in strong Q3 22, with revenue a 57% yearly increase

Subsidiary CSI Solar, which produces about 10 bifacial and mono solar module models, remains on track to list on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in early 2023.

Sunrise brief: Canadian Solar business inks battery deal with UBS

Also on the rise: Michigan’s regulator appears friendlier to solar. Canadian Solar’s battery business inks a large supply agreement for a global investor. And more.

UConn receives $4.4 million solar-plus-batteries predictive resilience grant

The University of Connecticut’s Eversource Energy Center will develop technologies to shorten power outages.

Sunrise brief: More solar module manufacturing coming to the U.S.

Also on the rise: The day Indiana rooftop solar died. Is hydrogen about to have its solar moment? And more.

Urban Racking to focus on rooftop solar canopies in U.S. metropolitan markets

The company’s first 46 kW solar canopy was recently deployed in Brownsville, NYC, and features a low 4.5% shading factor.

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