Markets & Policy

The dollar value of saving lives with solar

The Environmental Protection Agency has released data showing the cost per kWh benefit that solar brings to the areas where its health benefits are needed the most. These benefits are based on atmospheric particulate matter reduction benefit assumptions.

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SunCast Episode 202: 202: Engineering a startup while in grad school, Mikhail Gofman of Green Think Energy

In this episode of SunCast, Nico sits down with Green Think Energy founder Mikhail Gofman to discuss the feat of starting a solar design firm while still in graduate school and the future of engineering automation.

Elon Musk calls for an ‘immediate’ and ‘significant increase’ in Tesla’s solar installs

Tesla was once the unquestioned leader in the residential rooftop market with a market share of around 33 percent, but today, the company is No. 3, and its market share during the first quarter was a little more than 6 percent.

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GM building $2 billion dollar electric vehicle battery factory in Ohio

LG Chem and GM have announced an agreement to build a 30 GWh EV battery factory in Lordstown, Ohio which will employ 1,100 people and come online in 2023.

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RE100 experiences biggest year ever

Growing by a third and seeing already one in seven members at 100% renewable electricity, more and more companies are joining RE100 and leading the global switch to renewable energy.

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Do Montanans dream of affordable electric buses, EDF and Shell sign a substantial contract: pvMB 12/5/19

Hello wonderful people and welcome to your Thursday pvMB. today we’ve got Savion’s 8 GW project pipeline, Mrs. Butterworth going solar, 3 MW coming to Virginia schools from Standard Solar and more!

Nevada toys with 1 GW of storage by 2030

In what has been a crazy year for Nevada, the Public Utilities Commission is ending on an equally crzay note, proposing 1 GW of energy storage to be deployed across the state by the last day of 2030.

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California load-serving entities experience increasing challenges in procuring resource adequacy capacity

In this op-ed for pv magazine , Seth Hilton of Stoel Rives LLP dives into the difficulties California is having meeting its resource adequacy obligations.

Deeper analysis of bifacial solar panel data – including greater cooling and how DC to AC ratios affect clipping

Soltec single axis tracker research shows greater production in a two-in-portrait configuration versus a single module by just over 2%, driven mostly by lower module temperatures as well hardware design adjustments.

Module tariffs will cost the U.S. solar industry $19 billion, 62,000 jobs, and 10.5 GW

The trade organization has an unambiguous take on solar commerce: “The U.S. solar market would be much better off without the tariffs.”

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