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US states to conserve land, water with solar on canals

Three large projects in CA, UT, and OR will cover water reclamation facilities with solar panels for energy production and water conservation

New Jersey farm studies agrivoltaics with vertically mounted solar

The Sunzaun vertical racking system will hold bifacial solar modules that produce energy from both sides of the vertically oriented array.

Photovoltaics for elevated metro stations

Elevated metro stations may highly benefit from rooftop solar power generation combined w/ battery storage, new research from China suggests.

New canal project expands on UC Merced solar research

Federal & state government officials announced a new project to place solar panels on the water in the Delta-Mendota Canal.

This California city is trading an old gas plant for a giant grid battery

Calpine’s billion-dollar, 680-megawatt project in Menifee will be one of the biggest batteries in the U.S. when it comes online this summer.

Residential heat pumps linked to solar-plus-storage achieve higher seasonal performance factor

Researchers at Germany’s Frauhofer ISE analyzed the performance of a residential heat pump connected to a rooftop PV system w/ battery storage

California’s new rules allow solar and batteries to help out the grid

Utilities tend to treat solar & batteries as threats to their power grids. CA’s policy will now tap their flexible power to benefit the grid.

Self-cleaning solar panels boost efficiency with wind power

A research team at DGIST in South Korea has unveiled an ingenious device that enhances solar power generation by keeping panels clean.

Energy projects aim to strengthen California farms

USDA is investing close to $6M in 9 renewable energy projects throughout CA to lower energy costs, generate new income, and support farmers & rural small business

Three large projects in CA, UT, and OR will cover water reclamation facilities with solar panels for energy production and water conservation

US states to conserve land, water with solar on canals

Three large projects in CA, UT, and OR will cover water reclamation facilities with solar panels for energy production and water conservation
April 16, 2024/by Panel The Planet
The Sunzaun vertical racking system will hold bifacial solar modules that produce energy from both sides of the vertically oriented array.

New Jersey farm studies agrivoltaics with vertically mounted solar

The Sunzaun vertical racking system will hold bifacial solar modules that produce energy from both sides of the vertically oriented array.
April 15, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Elevated metro stations may highly benefit from rooftop solar power generation combined w/ battery storage, new research from China suggests.

Photovoltaics for elevated metro stations

Elevated metro stations may highly benefit from rooftop solar power generation combined w/ battery storage, new research from China suggests.
April 14, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Federal & state government officials announced a new project to place solar panels on the water in the Delta-Mendota Canal.

New canal project expands on UC Merced solar research

Federal & state government officials announced a new project to place solar panels on the water in the Delta-Mendota Canal.
April 13, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Calpine’s billion-dollar, 680-megawatt project in Menifee will be one of the biggest batteries in the U.S. when it comes online this summer.

This California city is trading an old gas plant for a giant grid battery

Calpine’s billion-dollar, 680-megawatt project in Menifee will be one of the biggest batteries in the U.S. when it comes online this summer.
April 12, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Researchers at Germany’s Frauhofer ISE analyzed the performance of a residential heat pump connected to a rooftop PV system w/ battery storage

Residential heat pumps linked to solar-plus-storage achieve higher seasonal performance factor

Researchers at Germany’s Frauhofer ISE analyzed the performance of a residential heat pump connected to a rooftop PV system w/ battery storage
April 11, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Utilities tend to treat solar & batteries as threats to their power grids. CA’s policy will now tap their flexible power to benefit the grid.

California’s new rules allow solar and batteries to help out the grid

Utilities tend to treat solar & batteries as threats to their power grids. CA’s policy will now tap their flexible power to benefit the grid.
April 10, 2024/by Panel The Planet
A research team at DGIST in South Korea has unveiled an ingenious device that enhances solar power generation by keeping panels clean.

Self-cleaning solar panels boost efficiency with wind power

A research team at DGIST in South Korea has unveiled an ingenious device that enhances solar power generation by keeping panels clean.
April 9, 2024/by Panel The Planet
USDA is investing close to $6M in 9 renewable energy projects throughout CA to lower energy costs, generate new income, and support farmers & rural small business

Energy projects aim to strengthen California farms

USDA is investing close to $6M in 9 renewable energy projects throughout CA to lower energy costs, generate new income, and support farmers & rural small business
April 8, 2024/by Panel The Planet
California’s grid operator proposes $6.1B in transmission projects aimed at increasing reliability and providing access to solar, geothermal & wind resources in AZ, NV, NM and offshore.

California grid operator proposes $6.1 billion in transmission projects

California’s grid operator proposes $6.1B in transmission projects aimed at increasing reliability and providing access to solar, geothermal & wind resources in AZ, NV, NM and offshore.
April 8, 2024/by Panel The Planet
California State University – Dominguez Hills has new off-grid solar powered benches on its campus that provides off-grid wireless charging.

Off-grid solar bench with wireless charging and Wi-Fi

California State University – Dominguez Hills has new off-grid solar powered benches on its campus that provides off-grid wireless charging.
April 8, 2024/by Panel The Planet
CA, TX and FL are leading the country in solar power generation, while TX, IA and OK are the leaders in wind energy, per a new analysis.

America’s solar and wind energy hotspots, mapped

CA, TX and FL are leading the country in solar power generation, while TX, IA and OK are the leaders in wind energy, per a new analysis.
April 7, 2024/by Panel The Planet
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