Technology

U.S. renewable energy goals: Two steps forward, one back

Proposals for 100% renewable energy at the state level are struggling, as NRDC puts forward a blueprint for 70% wind and solar by 2050.

U.S. mayors plan funding for distributed energy, smart grids and more

The nation’s mayors are pushing for policies that will preserve existing federal programs and expand support for grid modernization and clean energy.

GE – Bringing good things to solar?

The American conglomerate has issued a white paper on improving solar operations. How does this fit in with their corporate strategy going forward?

What’s this about a trade case? 4 takeaways from Solar Power International

The largest solar trade show in the United States wrapped up this week. pv magazine takes a look at what went down, and the trends from the show floor.

A new vision for EERE: An interview with Daniel Simmons

pv magazine is pleased to bring you an exclusive interview with the Acting Assistant Secretary in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Daniel Simmons, who was appointed by President Trump four months ago.

Solar Power International begins with a bang

With a monster hurricane in Florida and a trade case looming over the solar industry, there’s never been a more interesting time to be in solar

Scientists look into insect eyes for new solar cell design

Mimicking a compound eye of a fly, Stanford University scientists have packed tiny perovskite cells into a hexagon-shaped epoxy resin scaffold, improving the material’s durability when exposed to moisture, heat and mechanical stress in a breakthrough that may open the door to the awaited improvement in perovskite’s operational stability.

Solar and nukes

Can high levels of solar and wind coexist with nuclear generation on the grid? The answer is more complicated than you might think.

Addressing solar’s growing pains with data standards & analytics

In this op-ed for pv magazine, kWh Analytics Software Engineer Paul Young previews his SPI presentation and explores the increasing importance of solar data standards and analytics.

Future PV: The feasibility of solar-powered hydrogen production

There is a solid business case to combine PV plants with electrolyzers, as generation costs are low enough to competitively produce hydrogen as a fuel, says Bjørn Simonsen of NEL Hydrogen. He will speak at pv magazine’s Future PV event at SPI in Las Vegas.