Solar Industry News

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

All eyes on California to figure out energy decarbonization, economic growth, and fairness

Around the world, people are watching California try to decarbonize electricity completely by 2045 while growing its $4-trillion economy.

Critics of California’s recent change in solar rules take their case to state Supreme Court

Three groups challenge an appeals court ruling that upheld the California Public Utilities Commission’s NEM 3 decision.

A new reality: The path forward for California’s solar and storage industry

According to forecasts from Wood Mackenzie, California’s residential solar market will see a 40% decline in 2024.

Around the world, people are watching California try to decarbonize electricity completely by 2045 while growing its $4-trillion economy.

All eyes on California to figure out energy decarbonization, economic growth, and fairness

Around the world, people are watching California try to decarbonize electricity completely by 2045 while growing its $4-trillion economy.
February 8, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Three groups challenge an appeals court ruling that upheld the California Public Utilities Commission’s NEM 3 decision.

Critics of California’s recent change in solar rules take their case to state Supreme Court

Three groups challenge an appeals court ruling that upheld the California Public Utilities Commission’s NEM 3 decision.
February 7, 2024/by Panel The Planet
According to forecasts from Wood Mackenzie, California’s residential solar market will see a 40% decline in 2024.

A new reality: The path forward for California’s solar and storage industry

According to forecasts from Wood Mackenzie, California’s residential solar market will see a 40% decline in 2024.
February 6, 2024/by Panel The Planet
The North Carolina Utilities Commission has given Duke Energy the green light to move ahead with its PowerPair residential solar-plus-storage incentive program

Duke Energy pilot could open door to VPPs at vertically integrated utilities

The North Carolina Utilities Commission has given Duke Energy the green light to move ahead with its PowerPair residential solar-plus-storage incentive program
February 5, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Instead of collecting the sun’s energy on the ground, it may be possible to harvest it in space using satellites.

NASA lays out the path to space-based solar power

Instead of collecting the sun’s energy on the ground, it may be possible to harvest it in space using satellites.
February 4, 2024/by Panel The Planet
San Diego Community Power recently added a pair of renewable energy projects to its energy portfolio, including one in South County.

San Diego Community Power OKs contract for battery storage project in Chula Vista

San Diego Community Power recently added a pair of renewable energy projects to its energy portfolio, including one in South County.
February 3, 2024/by Panel The Planet
A new 1.5-megawatt solar array will be installed atop a warehouse in Panorama City that will generate renewable energy to power 200 homes.

Large-scale rooftop solar project unveiled in Northeast San Fernando Valley

A new 1.5-megawatt solar array will be installed atop a warehouse in Panorama City that will generate renewable energy to power 200 homes.
February 2, 2024/by Panel The Planet
BLM issued a Notice to Proceed authorizing Avangrid to begin construction of the Camino Solar Project, a 44MW solar photovoltaic facility.

BLM approves Camino Solar Project in Kern County

BLM issued a Notice to Proceed authorizing Avangrid to begin construction of the Camino Solar Project, a 44MW solar photovoltaic facility.
February 1, 2024/by Panel The Planet
CVS Health is going solar at nearly 1,000 locations through a new agreement with Constellation Energy Corporation.

CVS continues sustainable energy efforts at East Coast, California stores

CVS Health is going solar at nearly 1,000 locations through a new agreement with Constellation Energy Corporation.
January 31, 2024/by Panel The Planet
If you want to take advantage of solar energy but you can’t (or don’t want to) put solar panels on your roof, you do have other options.

Everywhere else you can install solar panels

If you want to take advantage of solar energy but you can’t (or don’t want to) put solar panels on your roof, you do have other options.
January 30, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Enel North America completed a 2.7-MW solar and 1-MW/2-MWh energy storage system at Bayer’s research and development site in Woodland, CA.

Bayer builds 2.7-MW solar + storage project at research site in California

Enel North America completed a 2.7-MW solar and 1-MW/2-MWh energy storage system at Bayer’s research and development site in Woodland, CA.
January 29, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Between US$7 and US$9 billion in transferable tax credit transactions were made last year in the US, according to a report from Crux.

Up to $9 billion in transferable tax credit transactions made in 2023 in the US

Between US$7 and US$9 billion in transferable tax credit transactions were made last year in the US, according to a report from Crux.
January 28, 2024/by Panel The Planet
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