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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 […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

CPS Energy launches RFP campaign to attract 900MW of solar projects

December 24, 2020

Via: PV Resources

San Antonio, Texas utility, CPS Energy has launched a Request for Proposal (RFP) in a bid to almost triple its solar capacity as well as include energy storage projects under its first ‘Global FlexPOWER Bundle’. The largest municipally owned, fully […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Solar ITC extension included in US coronavirus relief package

December 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

A two-year extension of the investment tax credit (ITC) for solar systems as well as new funding for energy storage research has been included in the US’ wide-reaching pandemic relief package that was approved by Congress on Monday evening. Under […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

US set for record 19GW of new solar capacity installations in 2020

December 15, 2020

Via: PV Resources

New solar capacity installations in the US are expected to rise 43% this year as the industry recovers from the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Adani Green-Total joint venture reaches more than 2.3GW of operating solar

October 15, 2020

Via: PV Resources

A newly formed joint venture (JV) between Adani Green Energy and Total has increased its operating solar portfolio to 2,353MW after securing additional assets in India. The JV, known as Adani Green Energy Twenty Three, has been transferred 205MW of […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Behind the rise of US utility-driven solar

October 5, 2020

Via: PV Resources

As the US tilts towards a presidential election that will very much decide the country’s path for the next four years, federal policy towards renewables and, indeed, climate action in general, hangs in the balance. But in the absence of […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Californian wildfire smoke slashed solar generation last month

October 1, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Smoke from wildfires in California caused solar-powered generation in the state to nosedive last month as airborne particles blocked out sunlight, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). In the first two weeks of September, average solar generation in […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Is solar ready for the high-power era?

September 29, 2020

Via: PV Resources

There can be no questioning the pace of technological evolution in solar PV, but recent advancements have caught even the most optimistic of industry stakeholders by surprise. Not long ago, solar modules with outputs of up to 450W hit the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

From the Lab: The Energy Transition Needs Perovskite PV and Alternative Storage

September 25, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The energy sector is making progress toward low- or zero-carbon generation. But even with recent technology developments and corporate and municipal action to deploy renewables, we still have a long way to go, and there is much debate about the […]


News and Policies, World

SECI launches new solar-plus-storage tender

September 15, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for a 100MWac/200MWp solar project with a 50MW/150MWh battery energy storage system in the state of Chhattisgarh. As well as the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Queensland solar operators surprised by curtailment warning, expecting speedy resolution

July 31, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The operator of a 50MW solar facility in North Queensland at risk of curtailment expects the problem to be resolved in the next few weeks. Genex Power’s Kidston project was one of nine facilities warned last week by the Australian […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

US utility CPS Energy looks to add up to 900MW of solar, 50MW of storage to portfolio

July 28, 2020

Via: PV Resources

San Antonio, Texas-based utility CPS Energy is advancing efforts to diversify its generation portfolio as it plans to add up to 900MW of solar, 50MW of battery storage and 500MW of new technology solutions. The company is releasing a global […]


News and Policies, State

Coal loses out to solar, wind and storage in Arizona utility plan

June 29, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Arizona utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has set out plans to provide 70% of its power from solar and wind by 2035, backed up with investment in new energy storage capacity. The utility last week filed its integrated resource plan […]


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

US Solar Plants Now Expected to Run for More than 30 Years: Berkeley Lab

June 29, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Big solar plants are getting cheaper to run and expectations for their useful operational lives keep getting longer, according to a new survey of U.S. solar industry professionals. By the end of 2019, a cumulative total of 76 gigawatts of […]