Tag: solar industry

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Why 2023 is about to be the biggest year yet for C&I clean energy

January 9, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

The clean energy industry faced no shortage of challenges in 2022. Sure, the year will be remembered for the passage of a transformational federal policy to support clean energy deployment and climate change mitigation. But trade disputes, supply chain constraints, […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

EU Market Outlook Says Solar Production Is Soaring

December 29, 2022

Via: CleanTechnica

What does it mean to have a secure, home-grown energy system? It cannot be manipulated for geopolitical purposes. That system needs to be based on renewables, and it must be able to be deployed fast. The European Union (EU) has […]

News and Policies, World

Commerce ruling will impact solar industry for years to come, SEIA warns

December 2, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Commerce Department just handed the U.S. solar industry a lump of coal as a holiday gift. In a preliminary finding issued December 1, the Enforcement and Compliance arm of the International Trade Administration found that imports of certain crystalline […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

How solar decommissioning plans can protect rural communities

June 22, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The solar industry’s meteoric rise over the past decade can be linked, in part, to falling equipment prices and cheap, available land, often in rural places. Solar development often has benefited rural places with clean energy, jobs, and tax revenue. […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Op-ed: How to save the solar industry from disastrous tariffs

April 14, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

I’m sympathetic to U.S. solar module manufacturers who are tired of competing against unfairly subsidized Chinese panels. The fact that the Chinese government supports their module manufacturing with enormous governmental investments while our own manufacturers have to beg and plead […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Solar advocates, Duke Energy reach net metering agreement in North Carolina

November 30, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Duke Energy and solar industry stakeholders have reached an agreement on net metering policy in North Carolina that will help expand distributed solar generation and benefit utility customers, the parties announced Tuesday. The Solar Energy Industries Association, the primary lobbying […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

5 largest solar VC deals so far in 2021

October 18, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Corporate funding of the solar industry — including venture capital, public market, and debt financing — increased 190% globally through the third quarter of 2021, according to new analysis by Mercom Capital Group. The report details 112 deals worth $22.8 […]

News and Policies, U.S.

US Election 2020 Live: US solar industry watchful as US takes to the polls

November 2, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Welcome to PV Tech’s live coverage of the 2020 US Election, where President Donald Trump seeks re-election against Democrat hopeful Joe Biden. Ballots are to remain open until 11pm 3 November 2020, with a preliminary or projected result expected in […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Recovering Residential Solar Industry Prepares for Wildfire Season — with Batteries

June 12, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Residential solar installers are gearing up for a surge of demand for battery storage products as the critical California market swings from a COVID-19 shutdown straight into wildfire season. Storage has become increasingly central to the business models of home […]

News and Policies, World

Coronavirus delays 135MW solar duo by Philippines utility

February 25, 2020

Via: PV Resources

As global efforts to contain the coronavirus step up, the disease continues to affect the solar industry, with a subsidiary of major Filipino utility Meralco announcing that the commissioning of 135MW of solar projects has been delayed due to the […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Coronavirus outbreak in China impacting solar industry in Korea, India and Taiwan

February 14, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Manufacturing delays and supply chain constraints in China, caused by the coronavirus outbreak are starting to impact both upstream PV manufacturers and downstream installers in countries such as South Korea, India and Taiwan. Hanwha Solutions In a statement given to […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar industry asks for central role in Europe’s green investment plan

January 15, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Solar representatives have called for the energy source to become one of the beneficiaries of Europe’s new green investment roadmap, presented in Brussels this week. On Tuesday, top European Commission figures revealed a plan that would have Europe channel “at […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Technology Will Just Keep Getting Better: Here’s Why

September 26, 2019

Via: Forbes

With the federal Investment Tax Credit phasing out, it’s a good time to take stock of the solar industry – both taking a look at where it has come from and where it is headed, especially in terms of innovation […]

News and Policies, State

Solar industry, advocates hail New York passage of ambitious climate bill

June 20, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act passed the Assembly early in the morning of June 20 and will now await the governor’s signature. Solar advocates praised the state legislature’s adoption of long anticipated legislation that will require at […]

News and Policies, State

Hawaii’s Solar Industry Calls Tropical Storm Lane a ‘Wake-Up Call’

August 28, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

As rain from tropical storm Lane subsided Monday, Hawaii’s solar industry seems to have avoided serious damage. However, two solar industry professionals called the situation “a wake-up call.” Though Lane weakened as it slammed into Hawaii, 13,000 Hawaiian Electric (HECO) […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

High-Resolution Aerial Maps Come to Solar

July 26, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The adage goes that a picture is worth 1,000 words. But in the solar industry, a picture is worth about $500 – and maybe a lot more. At least that is one conclusion that can be drawn from a recent […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption, Global, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Why Solar Is on a Path to Dominance

February 15, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Despite the Trump administration’s recent decision to levy a 30 percent tariff on solar, we see tremendous opportunity ahead for the industry. In the next year, the solar industry will develop, construct, and finance $25 billion to $30 billion in […]

Emerging Technologies, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

Solar Industry Finds Renewed Source to Optimize Revenue With PayStand

October 27, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — PayStand, the next generation B2B billing & payment company, today announced a number of new solar industry customer wins as businesses have adopted PayStand’s digital payment network to overhaul their receivables. New […]

Energy Economics, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar Power Alone Won’t Solve Energy or Climate Needs

October 23, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Recent reports that solar capacity will soon exceed nuclear capacity reveal an important fact. They also hide a crucial distinction needed to understand the context of energy production, and use and consequences of choices among supply options for the future, […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

How the Suniva Trade Dispute is Reshaping the Solar Industry

October 11, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

The Suniva trade dispute began when America’s biggest PV panel manufacturer Suniva filed an ill-advised petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The petition was filed under Section 201 of the Trade Act seeking […]