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US Solar Decathlon expands to workforce development and mentoring high school students

Solar Decathlon Professionals and Solar Decathlon Pathways are two new programs recently announced by US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm.

Solar farm to power Philly government buildings gains momentum after Covid, supply chain delays

The 80 MW Adams County solar farm is anticipated to power 22% of the demand coming from Philadelphia government buildings, as a significant step towards the city’s goal of sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewables by 2030.

Recurrent Energy completes Mississippi’s largest solar installation under a Build Transfer Agreement

The Sunflower Solar Station is one of the first utility scale projects to be constructed in the United States using the BTA model.

The Hydrogen Stream: Novel tech for extracting hydrogen gas from liquid carriers

North Carolina State University (NCSU) has developed an energy-efficient strategy for room-temperature hydrogen release from liquid hydrogen carriers, which uses less rhodium. Elsewhere in the world, Airbus launched its Zero Emission Development Centre in the UK, Toshiba ESS teamed up with Fusion Fuel to target Australian and European markets, and Corfo signed agreements to finance three renewable hydrogen projects with GNL Quintero, iCAP, and Air Liquide in Chile.

Sunrise brief: Six members of Congress sign letter urging DOC to continue solar anti-circumvention investigation

Also on the rise: How much will solar costs rise? The answer to where Qcells will build its manufacturing plant. Interesting gear at Intersolar. Duke and installers compromise on net metering. And more.

Six members of Congress sign letter urging DOC to continue solar anti-circumvention investigation

The letter urges President Biden to protect US manufacturing from unfair foreign influence, insinuates a concerted political and lobbyist effort to undermine the investigation, draws on fears over national cybersecurity, and claims current module import shortfalls are an attempt to apply political pressure via a stagnating market.

Duke Energy, North Carolina solar installers compromise on net metering

After intervention by some of the state’s largest rooftop solar installers, the new compromise includes a delay of time-of-use rates for net metering customers until at least 2026 and a ‘Proposed Bridge Rate’ for new net metering customers.


An American at Intersolar: Part IV – So Much Gear

In our last article on Intersolar 2022 Munich, we present a small fraction of the countless vendors exhibiting their products on the floor.

Trackers vs. the elements, part two: working with wind

In this three-part series, pv magazine will highlight some of the major obstacles faced when developing solar installations on single-axis tracker and see the different approaches that players in the industry are taking to neutralize each issue.

Qcells confirms location of solar panel manufacturing expansion in the US

The solar manufacturer will bring nearly 500 news jobs to Dalton, Georgia and invest $171 million on the new facility.