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Domestic, Energy Consumption

Rooftop Solar and Energy Storage Are Not Republican or Democrat, They’re American

December 2, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

There is a common misperception that “green energy” appeals mostly to liberals. However, at least some of the facts don’t support that view. A case in point can be found in the rooftop solar sector. “It’s not Republican or Democratic. […]


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

Renewables account for 20% of U.S. electricity generation through Q3 2021

November 30, 2021

Via: Power Engineering

Driven by strong solar and wind power growth, electrical generation by renewable energy sources (i.e., also including biomass, geothermal, hydropower) accounted for 20.45% of total U.S. production during the first three-quarters of 2021, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis […]


News and Policies, State

Michigan utility set to add 375MW of solar across three projects as part of renewables strategy

November 19, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Michigan utility Consumers Energy will add 375MW of new solar PV capacity across three projects in the state as part of its Clean Energy Plan. Consumers Energy will own and operate one facility, while purchasing power from the other two. […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

$2.6 Billion Committed to New Solar Projects in Texas, California

November 18, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A company that invests in clean energy projects to serve customers interested in low-carbon sources of electricity announced it has closed eight separate deals, representing a total of $2.6 billion in financing commitments for construction and operation of six late-stage […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

SunPower launches VPP in three US states as it seeks to strengthen residential solar offering

November 17, 2021

Via: PV Resources

US solar installer SunPower has launched its ConnectedSolutions virtual power plant (VPP), enabling SunVault battery energy storage system (BESS) customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut to earn “hundreds of dollars a year” for allowing utility access to their stored […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Anonymous U.S. solar manufacturers considering options after Commerce rejects tariff petition

November 16, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

A group of anonymous U.S. solar manufacturers is evaluating options after the Dept. of Commerce rejected its antidumping tariff petition against solar modules and components imported from three Southeast Asian countries. In a statement issued through a media relations firm, […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Researchers receive funding to create anti-soiling coating for solar modules

November 15, 2021

Via: PV Resources

UK-based researchers have secured funding to develop and test a scalable anti-soiling coating for solar modules that could reduce the frequency of cleaning cycles while improving power output. Having received funding for a three-year study, a team at Loughborough University […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Array Technologies buys STI Norland in US$652m deal to create ‘world’s largest tracker company’

November 12, 2021

Via: PV Resources

US solar tracker supplier Array Technologies is to acquire Spanish tracker manufacturer Soluciones Técnicas Integrales Norland (STI Norland) in an acquisition that Array said will create “the largest tracker company in the world”. Under the deal, Array will buy STI […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

GE Splitting Into Three Companies, Will Spin Off Energy Group

November 9, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

General Electric (GE) has announced plans to split into three separate companies, breaking up into publicly traded groups for its energy, healthcare, and aviation divisions. The company on Nov. 9 said the GE Power, GE Renewable Energy, and GE Digital […]


Energy Economics

Ohio’s solar project queue on pace to surpass coal capacity this decade

November 4, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The recently announced retirement plans for one of Ohio’s largest coal-fired power plants puts the state’s planned solar project queue on track to surpass the state’s coal generating capacity before the end of the decade. Coal power still dwarfs solar […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Large Solar, Storage Project Planned at Former Nuclear Power Site

November 2, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Alliant Energy has announced its plan for a solar energy and storage facility at the site of the former Duane Arnold nuclear power plant near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The project when complete would position Alliant as the largest combined solar […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

U.S. solar panel imports fell 27% in third quarter

October 27, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

U.S. solar panel imports declined 27% in the third quarter of 2021, the largest quarterly decline since 2018, amid supply chain pressures and the proposed expansion of tariffs, according to a new report. The analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Burundi’s first solar farm increases country’s generating capacity by 10%

October 25, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Days before the United Nations COP26 climate summit is expected to, among other things, pressure world leaders to boost clean energy financing for developing countries, a multinational effort has brought the first-ever solar farm online in Burundi. The 7.5 megawatt […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewable energy jobs grew to 12 million globally despite pandemic, supply chain challenges

October 22, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

More than 12 million people around the world worked in renewable energy in 2020, an increase of 500,000 from the year before, even after the significant impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The joint report from the International Renewable Energy Agency […]