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Solar construction costs dropped following pandemic, per EIA data

Since the pandemic began in 2021, module prices have continued to fall, hitting a two-year low globally in April 2023. In the first two months of 2023, average U.S. module prices were $0.36 per Wdc, down 11% quarter-over-quarter.

New website provides automated engineering stamps for residential solar was launched to provide professional engineer stamps, structural letters, and post installation letters.

APsystems releases AC-coupled residential battery charger

Up to four batteries can be connected in parallel for up to 20 kWh storage.

Building not your average dream home

The first in the series “Not Your Average Dream Home,” which delineates how the author chose the perfect plot of land in the U.S. that is most likely to be safe for the next few decades from the risks caused by human climate disasters.

Large solar projects have no negative impact on property values, study says

A study commissioned by Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation, Advanced Power Alliance and the Solar Energy Industries Association looked at market trends near six utility-scale solar projects.

Sunrise brief: Utility-scale project updates for booming Texas solar market

Also on the rise: Toledo Solar and First Solar reach agreement in lawsuit. Massachusetts can save 4.6 million metric tons of carbon by changing solar development strategy. And more.

Toledo Solar and First Solar reach agreement in lawsuit

Details of the settlement are confidential; however, Toledo Solar announced a new investor-led Independent board of directors and leadership team.

Virginia utility’s resource plan needs more solar and storage, says trade group

The trade group Advanced Energy United called on Virginia regulators to reject Dominion Energy’s proposed resource plan because it lowballed renewables and storage. The Sierra Club said 15 GW more solar and 5 GW more storage by 2038 would be optimal.

Around 40% of the workforce in global PV industry is female

According to recently published employment report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the global solar industry employed around 5 million people at the end of last year.

Sunrise brief: Solar wafer prices fall for first time in three months 

Also on the rise: California ends summer with 5 GW energy storage record. Sunnova secures $3 billion Department of Energy loan. And more.

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