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Solar performance reduced by up to 30% during peak wildfire seasons, report finds

National Center for Atmospheric Research scientists ran tests to improve the ability to forecast solar production around wildfire season.

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Solar assets are underperforming by 8%, kWh Analytics reports

The 2022 Solar Generation Index report showed a continued trend of solar asset performance falling below estimates.

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Design framework for BIPV shading devices

Canadian researchers have developed a new model to improve the performance of building-integrated PV (BIPV) shades in buildings. They considered solar electricity, heat transferred through windows, and interior daylighting quality.

Solar and storage prices soared as a result of market disruptions, NREL reports

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.

Spacing between PV cells effectively cools panels down, study finds

In a typical PV plant, where modules operate nearly 25°C above the ambient temperature, energy loss can reach 12%.

Sunrise brief: One of the largest solar-plus-storage facilities in Texas achieves operation

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.

Corporate solar doubles since 2019, displacing 20.4 million tons of carbon annually

Companies in the United States are installing solar at unprecedented rates with corporate solar now accounting for 14% of installed capacity.

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Sunrise brief: Solar under test in extreme Arctic conditions

Also on the rise: Solar-plus-storage for low-to-middle income residents in Hawaii. Community solar continues to spread in New York. And more.

Sunrise brief: Off-grid solar plus storage EV chargers to be deployed by Puerto Rico government

Also on the rise: Canadian Solar reports strong quarterly results. Virtual power plant provider raises $120 million. And more.

NREL updates interactive chart of solar cell efficiency

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a new, interactive version of its research cell efficiency chart for a range of PV technologies.

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