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Sunrise brief: New York policy authorizes $814.6 million to fund energy storage

Also on the rise: A look at the prevailing wage and apprenticeship final rule. Spontaneous glass breakage on solar panels on the rise. And more.

In case you missed it: Five big solar stories in the news this week

pv magazine USA spotlights news of the past week including market trends, project updates, policy changes and more.

Spontaneous glass breakage on solar panels on the rise

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory noted an increase in spontaneous glass breakage in solar panels. The PV Module Index from the Renewable Energy Test Center investigates this and other glass-related trends in solar manufacturing.

Data-driven electricity demand to double from 2022 levels by 2026

The world’s reliance on the internet, the shift to cloud computing, and the emergence of AI all fuel demand for more and more data centers. The International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that by 2026, data centers will consume more than 800 TWh annually, more than double their consumption in 2022. Tristan Rayner takes a look at the role that renewable generation plays in powering a digital world.

A look at the prevailing wage and apprenticeship final rule

Taxpayers seeking to claim the highest available investment and/or production tax credits for renewable energy projects must comply with the prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements.

GCL says perovskite solar module passes silicon degradation tests

At Intersolar Europe, the Chinese manufacturer said the perovskite-silicon tandem module would cost 50% of a crystalline silicon module that costs $0.15 per W, meaning $0.075 per W.

Utility-scale solar development: Good planning makes good neighbors

A recent study by Berkeley Lab, the University of Michigan, and Michigan State University found that sharing plans for large-scale solar projects with local residents improves the perception of such sites.

Polysilicon prices stable, market concerns persist over worst-case scenario

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.

New York policy authorizes $814.6 million to fund energy storage

The new order puts the state on track to install 6 GW of energy storage by 2030.

Sunrise brief: Nextracker acquires solar foundation specialist Ojjo for $119 million

Also on the rise: Arizona’s largest energy storage project closes $513 million in financing. Aiko presents ABC solar module with world record efficiency of 25.2% at Intersolar. And more.

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