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A path to 20 GW of distributed solar in New York

Accelerating deployment of rooftop and community solar with supportive policies would help New York meet its goal of 70% renewable power by 2030 at lower cost, says a solar trade group.

Perovskite-CIGS tandem solar cells have technical potential to achieve 26.69% efficiency

A Dutch and U.S. research team performed optical and electrical simulations to understand loss mechanisms in two terminal (2T) tandem cells based on perovskite and commercially available copper-indium-gallium-selenide (CIGS) cells, and subsequently established a roadmap to increase efficiency via four key modifications.

PV module manufacturer financial stability rankings

The third edition of the Sinovoltaics financial stability report ranking lists India-based Abhishek Corp, Insolartion Energy, Waaree Renewable Technologies, and Solex Energy, all based in India, followed by U.S.-based First Solar as the top five. Six additional manufacturers entered the global ranking.

GADS reporting required for far more solar facilities in 2025

With the North American Reliability Corporation’s Generating Availability Data System’s requirement dropping for 100 MW to 20 MW solar installations, many more solar installers will need to comply.

How long do residential solar inverters last?

Multiple factors affect the productive lifespan of a residential solar inverter. In Part 2 of our series, we look at solar inverters.

Sunrise brief: How long do residential solar panels last?

Also on the rise: Trina Solar probing potential breaches of TOPCon patents, U.S. Senators introduce comprehensive energy permitting reform act, and more.

U.S. Senators introduce comprehensive energy permitting reform act

Joe Manchin (I-WV) and John Barrasso (R-WY) released the Energy Permitting Reform Act of 2024, promising to accelerate the permitting processes for energy and mineral projects of all types in the U.S.

Reducing solar project timelines and costs with integrated switchboards

Utility-scale solar projects can be developed more rapidly and cost effectively through the use of integrated switchboards, said a report from Castillo Engineering, Recon Corporation, EPEC and ReBoSS.

How long do residential solar panels last?

Multiple factors affect the productive lifespan of a residential solar panel. In the first part of this series, we look at the solar panels themselves.

ReCreate unveils details of U.S. solar cell, module factory

The new venture is expected to bring 2 GW of solar module manufacturing capacity to the US market within 18 to 24 months.

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