Solar Industry News

Opinion: America finally has momentum in the push for cleaner energy. We must not go backwards.

America is now doing something to address climate change. It finally has the policies in place to both improve the environment and economy.

A Western US energy market would boost clean energy. Will it happen?

California plays an important role both as a buyer and a supplier of clean power. It has more solar power than any state besides Texas

Startup plans to build next-generation US solar factory in two years

Swift Solar is betting on cells that use perovskite, a material that can improve efficiency — but also has yet to be proven at scale.

USA solar panel manufacturing capacity soared 71% in Q1 2024

A record-setting 11GW of new solar module manufacturing capacity came online in the USduring Q1 2024, the largest quarter of solar manufacturing growth in American history.

Solar modules deployed in France in 1992 still provide 75.9% of original output power

New testing conducted at France’s oldest PV system have shown that its solar modules can still provide performance values in line with what the manufacturers promised.

IEA: Solar PV investment to surpass all technologies combined in 2024

Investment in solar PV is expected to surpass all other generation technologies combined with over US$500B, according to a report from IEA.

The US is putting enough solar to power 70,000 homes on old nuclear weapons sites

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is going to repurpose sites previously used in the nuclear weapons program into solar farms.

World’s biggest solar farm goes online, big enough to power a country

The world’s biggest solar plant has come online in China, capable of powering a small country with its annual capacity of more than 6B KWh.

Agrivoltaics boost food & energy production in Asia

Agrivoltaics offers a promising solution to the complex task of harmonizing energy production and agriculture.

America is now doing something to address climate change. It finally has the policies in place to both improve the environment and economy.

Opinion: America finally has momentum in the push for cleaner energy. We must not go backwards.

America is now doing something to address climate change. It finally has the policies in place to both improve the environment and economy.
June 17, 2024/by Panel The Planet
California plays an important role both as a buyer and a supplier of clean power. It has more solar power than any state besides Texas

A Western US energy market would boost clean energy. Will it happen?

California plays an important role both as a buyer and a supplier of clean power. It has more solar power than any state besides Texas
June 16, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Swift Solar is betting on cells that use perovskite, a material that can improve efficiency — but also has yet to be proven at scale.

Startup plans to build next-generation US solar factory in two years

Swift Solar is betting on cells that use perovskite, a material that can improve efficiency — but also has yet to be proven at scale.
June 15, 2024/by Panel The Planet
A record-setting 11GW of new solar module manufacturing capacity came online in the USduring Q1 2024, the largest quarter of solar manufacturing growth in American history.

USA solar panel manufacturing capacity soared 71% in Q1 2024

A record-setting 11GW of new solar module manufacturing capacity came online in the USduring Q1 2024, the largest quarter of solar manufacturing growth in American history.
June 15, 2024/by Panel The Planet
New testing conducted at France’s oldest PV system have shown that its solar modules can still provide performance values in line with what the manufacturers promised.

Solar modules deployed in France in 1992 still provide 75.9% of original output power

New testing conducted at France’s oldest PV system have shown that its solar modules can still provide performance values in line with what the manufacturers promised.
June 14, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Investment in solar PV is expected to surpass all other generation technologies combined with over US$500B, according to a report from IEA.

IEA: Solar PV investment to surpass all technologies combined in 2024

Investment in solar PV is expected to surpass all other generation technologies combined with over US$500B, according to a report from IEA.
June 13, 2024/by Panel The Planet
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is going to repurpose sites previously used in the nuclear weapons program into solar farms.

The US is putting enough solar to power 70,000 homes on old nuclear weapons sites

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is going to repurpose sites previously used in the nuclear weapons program into solar farms.
June 12, 2024/by Panel The Planet
The world’s biggest solar plant has come online in China, capable of powering a small country with its annual capacity of more than 6B KWh.

World’s biggest solar farm goes online, big enough to power a country

The world’s biggest solar plant has come online in China, capable of powering a small country with its annual capacity of more than 6B KWh.
June 11, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Agrivoltaics offers a promising solution to the complex task of harmonizing energy production and agriculture.

Agrivoltaics boost food & energy production in Asia

Agrivoltaics offers a promising solution to the complex task of harmonizing energy production and agriculture.
June 10, 2024/by Panel The Planet
For 55 days in a row, electricity from solar, wind, and water power exceeded 100% of power demand on CA’s main grid for part of the day.

Solar passes 100% of power demand in California

For 55 days in a row, electricity from solar, wind, and water power exceeded 100% of power demand on CA’s main grid for part of the day.
June 9, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Valencia, a city in Spain is starting to use its cemeteries to generate renewable power. The project has been dubbed RIP (Requiem in Power).

This Spanish city plans to turn its cemeteries into the country’s largest urban solar farm

Valencia, a city in Spain is starting to use its cemeteries to generate renewable power. The project has been dubbed RIP (Requiem in Power).
June 8, 2024/by Panel The Planet
SB 1374 removes a burdensome barrier and restores the ability for customers to self-consume the energy they produce on their property.

Senate passes bill to partially restore solar incentives

SB 1374 removes a burdensome barrier and restores the ability for customers to self-consume the energy they produce on their property.
June 7, 2024/by Panel The Planet
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