In a typical PV plant, where modules operate nearly 25°C above the ambient temperature, energy loss can reach 12%.
Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory modeled the benefits of PV in highly glazed skyscrapers.
Also on the rise: U.S. Army builds further resilience with flow battery pilot project at Fort Carson. Cooling down solar modules by increasing space between panel rows. And more.
Also on the rise: Distributed resources to earn compensation from Texas grid operator ERCOT. Vertical solar on high-rise building to produce 58 MWh annually. And more.
In a settlement agreement with the Environmental Justice Coalition, Xcel Energy agreed to boost equitable access to rooftop solar, community solar, and battery storage. It will set aside $33 million for environmental justice communities and $53 million for community solar.
Odyssey Energy Solutions is an investment and asset management platform for distributed solar projects in Africa and Asia.
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.
Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory made a breakthrough in high efficiency and stability for perovskite solar cells.
The U.S. International Trade Commission launched the investigation following a lawsuit from power electronics competitor Ampt.
Colorado utility Xcel Energy will test the use of Ambri’s energy storage technology at the Solar Technology Acceleration Center.
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