Solar Industry News

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.

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.

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).

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.

Battery-powered California faces lower blackout risk this summer

California expects to avoid rolling blackouts this summer as new solar plants and large batteries plug into the state’s grid at a rapid clip.

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
California expects to avoid rolling blackouts this summer as new solar plants and large batteries plug into the state’s grid at a rapid clip.

Battery-powered California faces lower blackout risk this summer

California expects to avoid rolling blackouts this summer as new solar plants and large batteries plug into the state’s grid at a rapid clip.
June 6, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Austrian startup Anywhere.solar has released a new double-axis tracking system for applications in agrivoltaic projects.

Austrian startup offers double-axis tracking system for agrivoltaics

Austrian startup Anywhere.solar has released a new double-axis tracking system for applications in agrivoltaic projects.
June 5, 2024/by Panel The Planet
A trio of hexagonal islands could generate solar electricity to power a process that accelerates coral growth.

Solar-powered floating islands could help to regrow coral reefs

A trio of hexagonal islands could generate solar electricity to power a process that accelerates coral growth.
June 4, 2024/by Panel The Planet
J.P. Morgan made the tax equity investment, comprised of production tax credit and investment tax credit assets available through the IRA.

J.P. Morgan commits $680 million tax equity financing for solar and storage

J.P. Morgan made the tax equity investment, comprised of production tax credit and investment tax credit assets available through the IRA.
June 3, 2024/by Panel The Planet
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