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Massachusetts expands solar net metering, bucking a national trend

Massachusetts expanded access to net metering, showing a commitment to distributed energy. The Department of Public Utilities expects to save ratepayers $10 million with the regulatory change.

Alberta lifts moratorium on renewable energy projects

The government of the Canadian province of Alberta has announced plans to ban new renewables projects on high-quality agricultural land and within a 35 km radius of areas with pristine views, following a nearly seven-month pause on approvals for such installations.

Debunking solar myths: What about nuclear?

Part three of Dan Shugar’s series on replacing fiction with facts about solar, when the proverbial Uncle Bob comes to dinner.

Module prices steady as market mulls price hikes

In a new weekly update for pv magazine, OPIS, a Dow Jones company, provides a quick look at the main price trends in the global PV industry.

Baltimore Gas and Electric installs battery storage system to manage winter peaks

The 2.5 MW/9.74 MWh Hitachi Energy facility helped the utility avoid distribution upgrade costs and also participates in the PJM Interconnection.

Achieving compatibility between solar project developers and mineral estate holders

How to play in the sandbox: Understanding the interplay of the mineral estate and the surface estate and strategies for successful surface project development in Texas, California and elsewhere.

Sunrise brief: Solar generated 5.5% of U.S. electricity in 2023, a 17.5% increase

Also on the rise: Grid operators in California and Texas earn “B” grades, others score poorly. Calculating potential impact of EPA’s $7 billion Solar for All program. And more.

Shell to sell 25% of its U.S. solar assets, said Reuters

Reuters reported that the oil major is continuing to draw back from renewable energy investment.

Cadmium telluride solar cell based on indium gallium oxide emitter achieves 17.2%

Developed by the University of Toledo, the cell achieved the highest efficiency ever reported for flexible cadmium telluride solar cells to date. The device reached an open-circuit voltage of 861 mV, a short-circuit density of 27.8 mA/cm2, and a fill factor of 71.7%.

Solar generated 5.5% of U.S. electricity in 2023, a 17.5% increase

Solar generation grew by 17.5% compared to 2022, albeit at a lower rate, adding just over 33 TWh of generation compared to the 40 TWh added in 2022.