The 2022 Solar Generation Index report showed a continued trend of solar asset performance falling below estimates.
Pacific Northwest National Lab researchers have developed a framework for compensating energy storage as a dual-use asset, earning revenue both as a regulated transmission asset and as a competitive market participant, while reducing both system and customer costs.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has shown that perovskite-based thin-film PV, transparent PV, and dynamic PV glazing technologies can reduce the energy use of glazed buildings by around 40% across eight regions in the United States.
The Covid-19 pandemic, tariffs, the Uyghur Forced Labor Act all created such significant market disruptions between Q1 2021 and Q1 2022 that NREL researchers looked at both short-term distortions and long-term trends in its most recent annual cost benchmark report.
Under a U.S. Department of Energy program to promote grid flexibility and resilience, distributed energy resource aggregation projects may seek to share in $1.1 billion in smart grid grants.
In a typical PV plant, where modules operate nearly 25°C above the ambient temperature, energy loss can reach 12%.
Also on the rise: Powin partners with SMA America for 2 GW supply agreement. Corporate solar doubles since 2019, displacing 20.4 million tons of carbon annually. And more.
The industry report tracks the leading utilities by fuel mix, emissions curbing, long-term decarbonization goals and clean energy investments as a share of capital expenditures.
Companies in the United States are installing solar at unprecedented rates with corporate solar now accounting for 14% of installed capacity.