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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How to make the most of the bifacial solar module opportunity

March 11, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Without doubt, the solar PV industry is one of the most exciting sectors to be working in at the moment. With the International Energy Agency (IEA) reporting a huge 18-fold increase in the amount of installed solar PV capacity between […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Rooftop solar skyrockets if an alternative to monopoly utility models is employed

March 10, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Since rooftop solar became possible, electric utilities have struggled to incorporate it into their outdated business model. In recent years, this lag in utility recognition has become increasingly problematic, risking the health, environmental, and financial impacts of over-investment in large […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GE Turbines Will Supply Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm

February 15, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

GE Renewable Energy and independent asset manager Luxcara announced an agreement to develop Europe’s largest onshore wind farm, an installation that includes a 25-year full-turbine service and maintenance contract. Luxcara has begun infrastructure work on the project in Sweden. GE […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

BASF to add 90 MW total of wind and solar power contracts in Texas

February 15, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

German chemical company, BASF, and EDF Energy North America signed a 35-MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA) that will bring 25 MW of wind power to BASF’s Verbund site in Freeport, Texas, and 10 MW of wind power to the […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Clean Energy to supply 47M gallons of renewable natural gas to Los Angeles buses

February 10, 2021

Via: PetrolPlaza

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has signed a new agreement for an estimated 47.5 million gallons of its renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel the nation’s largest transit bus fleet. This […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Total acquires US solar projects

February 5, 2021

Via: Energy Global

Total strengthens its presence in the US market by acquiring a development pipeline of 2.2 GW of solar projects, and 600 MW of battery storage assets, all located in Texas. The projects are bought from SunChase Power, a renewable energy […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

LONGi adds to distributed solar module range with 66-cell, 420W Hi Mo 4 module

February 2, 2021

Via: PV Resources

LONGi has formally launched its new 66-cell type Hi-Mo 4 monofacial module, taking aim at distributed solar markets around the globe. The ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member’s latest addition to its product line has an area of 2m2, weighs […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

EDF Renewables completes two US projects totalling 309MWdc

January 20, 2021

Via: PV Resources

EDF Renewables North America has announced the completion and commercial operation of the 173.4MWdc Maverick 1 and 135.9MWdc Maverick 4 solar projects in California. Maverick 1 provides 125MWac of electricity to Southern California Edison under a 15-year power purchase agreement […]


Emerging Technologies, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar project design and the age of the large-format module

January 19, 2021

Via: PV Resources

In 2019, an interesting trend started to appear in the PV market, in which the increase in module peak power was not being driven by significantly improved cell efficiencies, but instead by simply making the PV modules bigger. Over the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Chasing the Long Tail of C&I Solar

January 13, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

A little while back, I was at an industry happy hour (hey, remember those?) where I ran into a friend and well-known industry analyst, Wood Mackenzie’s Michelle Davis. We had caught up earlier in the week to chat about the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Can Offshore Wind Development Avoid Harming Nature?

January 11, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

Just before New Year, offshore wind farm developer Ørsted’s 2.4-gigawatt Hornsea 3 project was given the green light by the U.K. government. But the project highlights the potential conflict between climate-change mitigation and nature protection. A decision on the project […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Construction of Clearway’s Californian solar project comes to a close

January 6, 2021

Via: Energy Global

Construction of Rosamond Central began in February 2020 and was led by McCarthy Building Companies. More than 600 jobs were created during construction and the site will sustain several permanent operations and maintenance jobs. The solar site also represents a […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Go Solar In 2021: A Convenient And Easy Way To Produce Your Own Electricity

January 4, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

What a year 2020 turned out to be, with many of us more than eager to put it in the past. If we’ve learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, raging forest fires or the powerful and destructive hurricane season we […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Greentech Media’s Must-Read Solar Stories of 2020

December 29, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

With 2020 righteously drawing to a close, we here at Greentech Media are taking a look back at all the news we covered. It was a year unlike any other. In the solar industry, large-scale solar is expected to hit […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Key 2020 US Solar PV Cost Trends and A Look Ahead

December 17, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

U.S. solar PV system costs fell across all market segments from 2019 to 2020 as module prices continued to drive system costs down. While shortages of glass and ethylene-vinyl acetate laminate caused solar module prices to increase at the end […]