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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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New video interviews with GTM Research, EnergySage and SunShot Director Dr. Charlie Gay

pv magazine LIVE brings you more videos interviews from the 2016 Solar Power International trade show

A conversation with new DOE Sunshot Initiative leader Charlie Gay

We present the highlights from a wide-ranging conversation with Gay concerning the future of the solar industry and the Sunshot Initiative’s role in it.

Google solar project wins UN climate solutions award

Project Sunroof, an initiative led by Google, has been announced as one of 13 winners of the United Nations ‘Momentum for Change’ climate change award, by enabling tens of millions of Americans to evaluate the solar potential of their home with just the click of a button, showing them both monetary savings and environmental impact.

New York’s REV process: More questions than answers

Progress is slow in terms of concrete details in New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, but some of that may be inevitable.

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