Solar Industry News

VNEM lets renters in on rooftop solar – and California needs it most

VNEM incentivises builders to adopt rooftop solar and share the benefits – both financial and environmental – back to renters.

US solar dominates new build as developers widen search

Solar growth is spreading into new U.S. markets as developers tackle grid challenges and new demand pockets open up in central states.

A massive US solar panel maker just went all in on panel recycling

The newly announced solar panel recycling agreement between Qcells and SOLARCYCLE is a first-of-its-kind partnership between a large solar panel maker and an advanced solar recycler in the US.

3.7-MWh ESS system in California to provide emergency water backup

Energy Toolbase has completed commissioning on Ventura Energy’s five-site at critical water facilities throughout Ventura County, California.

The planet needs solar power. Can we build it without harming nature?

There are ways for solar developers to make installations less harmful and even beneficial for many species.

As states slash rooftop solar incentives, Puerto Rico extends them

After CA gutted how much households are paid for excess solar power, Puerto Rico preserves net metering for clean energy & resilience.

Solar and batteries go big in the desert

The Edwards Sanborn Solar & Energy Storage project incorporates the highest capacity solar farm in the US with the largest battery storage system in the world.

California could need up to 37 GW of long-duration storage by 2045 to retire gas resources

The CEC’s latest report takes a closer look at the role that long-duration energy storage can play in the CAISO system.

The US Space Force is catching space solar fever

Many hands have been trying to make space solar happen for many years, and now the US Space Force may be helicoptering in to lend a hand.

Energy Toolbase has completed commissioning on Ventura Energy’s five-site at critical water facilities throughout Ventura County, California.

3.7-MWh ESS system in California to provide emergency water backup

Energy Toolbase has completed commissioning on Ventura Energy’s five-site at critical water facilities throughout Ventura County, California.
February 18, 2024/by Panel The Planet
There are ways for solar developers to make installations less harmful and even beneficial for many species.

The planet needs solar power. Can we build it without harming nature?

There are ways for solar developers to make installations less harmful and even beneficial for many species.
February 17, 2024/by Panel The Planet
After CA gutted how much households are paid for excess solar power, Puerto Rico preserves net metering for clean energy & resilience.

As states slash rooftop solar incentives, Puerto Rico extends them

After CA gutted how much households are paid for excess solar power, Puerto Rico preserves net metering for clean energy & resilience.
February 17, 2024/by Panel The Planet
The Edwards Sanborn Solar & Energy Storage project incorporates the highest capacity solar farm in the US with the largest battery storage system in the world.

Solar and batteries go big in the desert

The Edwards Sanborn Solar & Energy Storage project incorporates the highest capacity solar farm in the US with the largest battery storage system in the world.
February 16, 2024/by Panel The Planet
The CEC’s latest report takes a closer look at the role that long-duration energy storage can play in the CAISO system.

California could need up to 37 GW of long-duration storage by 2045 to retire gas resources

The CEC’s latest report takes a closer look at the role that long-duration energy storage can play in the CAISO system.
February 16, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Many hands have been trying to make space solar happen for many years, and now the US Space Force may be helicoptering in to lend a hand.

The US Space Force is catching space solar fever

Many hands have been trying to make space solar happen for many years, and now the US Space Force may be helicoptering in to lend a hand.
February 15, 2024/by Panel The Planet
The three UC campuses leading the green transition have drawn on the collective brainpower of thousands of students and faculty to generate the most efficient, effective and equitable solutions for each campus.

How three UC campuses are phasing out fossil fuels

The three UC campuses leading the green transition have drawn on the collective brainpower of thousands of students and faculty to generate the most efficient, effective and equitable solutions for each campus.
February 14, 2024/by Panel The Planet
The global floating solar panel market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 27.57% to reach US$2, 797.556M in 2028 from US$508.809M in 2021.

Floating solar panels market forecasts from 2023 to 2028

The global floating solar panel market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 27.57% to reach US$2, 797.556M in 2028 from US$508.809M in 2021.
February 13, 2024/by Panel The Planet
For about 5hrs on Jan. 28, under the scorching heat of the sun, over 1/3 of the electricity running on Texas’ power grid came from solar power

Solar power fuels over 36% of electricity demand in Texas for 5 hours

For about 5hrs on Jan. 28, under the scorching heat of the sun, over 1/3 of the electricity running on Texas’ power grid came from solar power
February 12, 2024/by Panel The Planet
As CA’s utility regulator completes its community solar program guidelines, hopes are high that a widely supported tariff proposal will finally allow community solar & battery storage to help power the state.

Battery storage firms see promise in California’s community solar market

As CA’s utility regulator completes its community solar program guidelines, hopes are high that a widely supported tariff proposal will finally allow community solar & battery storage to help power the state.
February 11, 2024/by Panel The Planet
The San Diego County company producing the car says their goal is to redefine transportation in a more innovative and sustainable way.

Carlsbad-based solar car Aptera one step closer to hitting the road

The San Diego County company producing the car says their goal is to redefine transportation in a more innovative and sustainable way.
February 10, 2024/by Panel The Planet
The federal IRA has made it possible for governments and tax-exempt entities like houses of worship to get tax credits for renewable projects.

Across the country, houses of worship are going solar

The federal IRA has made it possible for governments and tax-exempt entities like houses of worship to get tax credits for renewable projects.
February 9, 2024/by Panel The Planet
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