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U.S. Navy, California Energy Commission partner on renewable energy

The partnership includes three new solar and battery storage projects and comes a day before the dedication of a 150 MW-AC solar project which serves 14 Navy and Marine Corps bases.

APS surpasses 1 GW of installed solar, joins Energy Imbalance Market

The capacity announcement follows shortly on the utility’s joining a regional wholesale market. APS’ portfolio is evenly split between rooftop and utility-scale PV.

Perovskite breakthrough may fast-track new solar PV technology

Just over a year after Australian cleantech company Dyesol claimed to have achieved efficiency levels of 10 per cent in its perovskite solar cells, US researchers claim to have topped that, with a breakthrough that could also work to fast-track commercialisation of the technology.

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Borrego to begin offering C&I, utility energy storage

The move is part of a trend of solar developers adding additional energy management services, referred to as “solar+”.

New EQ report clocks utilities at interconnecting small PV systems

A new study by EQ Research examines the length of the interconnection process for PV consumers in different U.S. utility service territories to connect to the grid and begin generating electricity.

Boom time in Texas

Texas has been only a modest solar market to date, but that is changing fast. A boom started by municipal utilities and enabled by free transmission is expected to lead to a massive amount of utility-scale solar coming online over the next five years, and even more over the next decade.

GT appoints Greg Knight CEO, reinforces focus on polysilicon

The solar and polysilicon equipment maker hasn’t said what will become of its Merlin cell interconnection technology or its Hyperion ion implant technology.

Video: LG introduces two new high-power PV modules for the U.S. market

In this interview with pv magazine LIVE, LG presents a new back-contact module for the residential market, as well as new modules for the utility-scale space.

REC achieves +20% efficiency for mass production of multicrystalline solar cells

The Norwegian solar developer has developed a formula to mass-produce its multicrystalline cells at average efficiencies of 20.21%, becoming the first known manufacturer to achieve such numbers.

Obama touts success of solar at SXSL event

The president also spoke about the need for energy storage at the event, which was inspired by the South-by-Southwest conference.

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