Solar Industry News

California plans to add nearly 60 GW of renewables, storage by 2035

California regulators approved a plan to add nearly 60 GW of new renewable energy and energy storage resources by 2035.

Solar and battery storage to make up 81% of new US electric-generating capacity in 2024

Developers and power plant owners plan to add 62.8 gigawatts (GW) of new utility-scale electric-generating capacity in 2024.

Fremont is the first city in the nation to receive coveted designation

Fremont achieved a SolSmart designation for their solar energy leadership and is the first to achieve the new Platinum level.

Changi starts work on country’s largest solar photovoltaic system

CAG has commenced work on installing solar panels, and once completed, it will become Singapore’s largest single-site solar PV system.

West Marin Senior Housing “loves” its new battery storage and solar

3 senior housing sites at Sage Lane have activated solar paired battery storage systems valued at $100,000 to power critical facility needs.

Federal agencies embrace solar EV charging

Beam Global recently announced a significant expansion of its customer base within the federal government.

Solar water heaters were cool in 1980s. They could be again.

Unlike pv panels, which can power your home, solar thermal panels are mainly used to heat water. But they’re smaller and more efficient.

Pasadena Water and Power seeks approval for 20-year, $500M solar energy contract

Pasadena Water & Power is seeking authorization from the City Council for a 20-year power sales contract for solar+battery energy storage.

California utility SDG&E brings online 180MWh of community-resiliency microgrids

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has brought online a portfolio of four ‘advanced’ microgrids equipped with 180MWh of battery storage.

California must add nearly 60 GW of new renewable energy and energy storage resources by 2035 to slash power sector greenhouse gas emissions.

California plans to add nearly 60 GW of renewables, storage by 2035

California regulators approved a plan to add nearly 60 GW of new renewable energy and energy storage resources by 2035.
February 24, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Developers and power plant owners plan to add 62.8 gigawatts (GW) of new utility-scale electric-generating capacity in 2024.

Solar and battery storage to make up 81% of new US electric-generating capacity in 2024

Developers and power plant owners plan to add 62.8 gigawatts (GW) of new utility-scale electric-generating capacity in 2024.
February 24, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Fremont achieved a SolSmart designation for their solar energy leadership and is the first to achieve the new Platinum level.

Fremont is the first city in the nation to receive coveted designation

Fremont achieved a SolSmart designation for their solar energy leadership and is the first to achieve the new Platinum level.
February 23, 2024/by Panel The Planet
CAG has commenced work on installing solar panels, and once completed, it will become Singapore’s largest single-site solar PV system.

Changi starts work on country’s largest solar photovoltaic system

CAG has commenced work on installing solar panels, and once completed, it will become Singapore’s largest single-site solar PV system.
February 23, 2024/by Panel The Planet
3 senior housing sites at Sage Lane have activated solar paired battery storage systems valued at $100,000 to power critical facility needs.

West Marin Senior Housing “loves” its new battery storage and solar

3 senior housing sites at Sage Lane have activated solar paired battery storage systems valued at $100,000 to power critical facility needs.
February 22, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Beam Global recently announced a significant expansion of its customer base within the federal government.

Federal agencies embrace solar EV charging

Beam Global recently announced a significant expansion of its customer base within the federal government.
February 22, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Unlike pv panels, which can power your home, solar thermal panels are mainly used to heat water. But they’re smaller and more efficient.

Solar water heaters were cool in 1980s. They could be again.

Unlike pv panels, which can power your home, solar thermal panels are mainly used to heat water. But they’re smaller and more efficient.
February 22, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Pasadena Water & Power is seeking authorization from the City Council for a 20-year power sales contract for solar+battery energy storage.

Pasadena Water and Power seeks approval for 20-year, $500M solar energy contract

Pasadena Water & Power is seeking authorization from the City Council for a 20-year power sales contract for solar+battery energy storage.
February 21, 2024/by Panel The Planet
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has brought online a portfolio of four ‘advanced’ microgrids equipped with 180MWh of battery storage.

California utility SDG&E brings online 180MWh of community-resiliency microgrids

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has brought online a portfolio of four ‘advanced’ microgrids equipped with 180MWh of battery storage.
February 21, 2024/by Panel The Planet
PV installations increased 30% on farms in the latest US Census of Agriculture. Some 116,758 farms had solar panels in 2022, compared with 90,142 in 2017.

Solar use on US farms jumps 30% in five years

PV installations increased 30% on farms in the latest US Census of Agriculture. Some 116,758 farms had solar panels in 2022, compared with 90,142 in 2017.
February 21, 2024/by Panel The Planet
AB 2619 will repeal the NEM 3.0 decision and require the CPUC to create a new rule structure based on the clean energy goals set by SB 100.

California assemblymember introduces bill to repeal NEM 3.0

AB 2619 will repeal the NEM 3.0 decision and require the CPUC to create a new rule structure based on the clean energy goals set by SB 100.
February 20, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Super Bowl LVIII was powered entirely by renewable power, with an EDF Renewables solar-plus-storage project in Nevada.

Super Bowl LVIII powered entirely by Nevada solar-plus-storage project

Super Bowl LVIII was powered entirely by renewable power, with an EDF Renewables solar-plus-storage project in Nevada.
February 20, 2024/by Panel The Planet
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