Tag: solar

News and Policies, World

Spanish solar hits historic generation record in month of lockdown

April 3, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Spain’s PV players broke their own records in a month when the country ground to a halt under quarantining measures over the COVID-19 crisis, according to new official figures. Spanish grid operator REE said the technology is “lighting the path” […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Landfilling Old Solar Panels Likely Safe for Humans, IEA Research Suggests

April 2, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

The International Energy Agency will release research later this year showing that solar panels can be landfilled safely, amid growing concern over the disposal of renewable energy components. Solar panels have a range of recycling options, but none of them […]

News and Policies, U.S.

US low-carbon power seeks way past pandemic

March 25, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has written to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, requesting assistance to ensure continued nuclear operations during the COVID-19 crisis, and also to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Kudlow on the nuclear […]

Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How to Give Certainty to US Renewables Regardless of a Stimulus Package

March 24, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Renewable energy groups are continuing to push to include solar and wind tax credit extensions and “direct pay” provisions in a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill that failed to move ahead in the U.S. Senate on Monday, after Democrats […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Central Asia Needs A Financing Solution To Low Oil Prices

March 17, 2020

Via: Forbes

The ongoing slide in global oil prices – catalyzed by the novel Coronavirus and fueled by structural issues including excess supply from oil giants like the U.S., Russia and Saudi Arabia, and slowing demand growth – is creating a new […]

News and Policies, State

New Jersey Finalizes Transitional Solar Incentives, Giving Industry Price Certainty

March 10, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

New Jersey will offer a flat 15-year price for its Transition Renewable Energy Certificates, the program designed to carry the state from its successful legacy incentive program to its next, more moderate scheme. In an order issued on Monday, the […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Tesla, Panasonic will reportedly stop joint solar cell production at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo

February 26, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

In another sign of a strained partnership, Tesla and Panasonic are reportedly ending their joint production of solar cells at Tesla’s Gigafactory 2 facility in New York, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review. Tesla and Panasonic formed […]

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 […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

How Low Can Solar Cells Go? Perovskite Researchers Say Down, Down, Down

February 21, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

The cost of solar power is sinking practically by the day, and the next new “hot” solar cell material — perovskite — will push costs down even more. So far you can’t get perovskite solar cells in stores but this […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Fitch: Solar Projects Much More Reliable Performers Than Wind Farms

February 13, 2020

Via: Revolution Green

It might be obvious to anyone in the renewable energy business, but a growing body of data collected by Fitch Ratings backs it up: Solar projects are a safer bet than wind farms when it comes to kicking out the […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Shell picks Australia’s Queensland for first large-scale solar play

February 10, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Royal Dutch Shell has set its sights on Australia as the home for what it says is its first ever utility-scale solar plant, a project it will use to power its nearby natural gas operations. On Friday, the oil and […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Trump solar tariffs failing to kickstart US upstream turnaround, review finds

February 10, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The protectionism of US president Donald Trump has failed to halt the decline of domestic PV cell makers and will not suffice to defeat China’s “state capitalism”, a US review has found. The US market has seen “large increases” in […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

SMA Solar hits record inverter shipments in 2019 on second half year surge

February 7, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Major PV inverter manufacturer, SMA Solar Technology surprised with better than guided 2019 financial results as a surge in shipments and sales tool place in the second half of the year. Having previously guided only modest growth from a loss […]

Commercialization, Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

US earmarks US$125.5 million of government money for solar R&D

February 6, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The US Department of Energy (DoE) announced on Wednesday a US$125.5 million package for a range of advanced solar R&D initiatives. The funding will go towards research focused on grid resiliency, solar-plus-storage, cybersecurity, manufacturing, artificial intelligence, concentrated solar power (CSP) […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Duke Energy to build two new solar plants

January 31, 2020

Via: Energy Global

The Twin Rivers Solar Power Plant will be built on 460 acres in Hamilton County, Florida, US. Once operational, the 74.9 MW facility will consist of approximately 235 000 tracking solar panels. The panels track the movement of the sun […]