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Agrivoltaics: Co-locating solar and agriculture yields mutual benefits

National labs and universities are exploring the synergies of co-locating solar with cattle or sheep, crops, pollinator-friendly native plants, soil rehabilitation and other ecosystem services.


Perovskite solar cell achieves 24% efficiency, retains 87% of output after 100 days

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory made a breakthrough in high efficiency and stability for perovskite solar cells.

Generac to dispatch residential energy storage and services for APS

Utility Arizona Public Service has commissioned Generac to deliver grid capacity from residential energy storage systems under a multi-year contract in which it will provide capacity and advanced grid services.


Perovskite solar cell defect characterization during manufacture for improved stability

A novel electrochemical robotic arm is under development at the University of Arizona to identify perovskite defects during manufacturing rather than after to improve durability.

BrightNight to meet one third of Arizona utility’s peak demand with solar and storage project

The developer entered a joint venture to deliver 300 MW of solar, 600 MWh of battery energy storage to Arizona’s Southwest Public Power Agency.

Sunrise brief: Customs detains solar module shipment under UFLPA

Also on the rise: Three million U.S. jobs are dedicated to decarbonizing energy. War pushes Ukraine to deploy solar. CleanCapital acquires BQ Energy. And more!

Alkaline batteries power off-grid home in Navajo Nation

The home chosen for the first demonstration system can use its solar system when the sun is shining and the charged battery when it’s not, even when temperatures spike well over 100 F.


Solar FlexRack chosen for Arizona Community Solar project

The 15 MW Raptor Ridge solar array features 35,500 bifacial modules housed on Solar FlexRack single-axis trackers.

Nextracker announces second dedicated steel line for tracker components

Nextracker will now have a manufacturing line dedicated to producing steel tracker components for use in utility-scale solar power plants at Atkore’ Phoenix, Arizona facility, which has been expanded and reconfigured with new capacity dedicated to Nextracker products.

Li-Cycle opens its third North American Spoke facility

The Gilbert, Arizona facility will be able to process up to 10,000 metric tons of manufacturing scrap and end-of-life batteries per year.