Solar Industry News

Experts discover game-changing benefit of installing solar panels at aquaculture farms: ‘A win-win solution’

Installing solar panels over fish farms can help boost seafood harvests by 50% while generating huge amounts of pollution-free electricity.

Unique charger for electric vehicles debuts in Northern California

Paired Power is the company behind the “PairTree,” a solar-powered electric vehicle charging system capable of charging two vehicles at a time

Biden administration launches $7B solar for all grant competition

The US EPA launched a $7B grant competition through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to increase access to affordable, resilient, clean solar energy

Community solar expands access to clean energy, new study shows

Customers can save money on their electric bills by using community solar rather than installing their own array.

Photovoltaics for hydroponic greenhouses

Researchers in Iran found that only 4% of the greenhouse’s roof must be covered with PV modules to meet lighting and pumping water demand.

French startup unveils ‘low-carbon’ anodized aluminum solar carport

KparK Énergies has developed a solar carport with an anodized aluminum structure equipped with 425 W bifacial, double-glass panels

Google invests in Taiwanese solar developer New Green Power

Google has made a capital investment in New Green Power in a deal that grants the US company the rights to procure up to 300MW of solar assets

Bridging the solar energy gap through federal assistance programs

A new technical report and other resources developed by the NREL aim to help state and local organizations address the PV access gap.

Compton church adds resiliency with rooftop solar + storage

Watts-Willowbrook Church of Christ celebrated the commissioning of a new 12-kW rooftop solar and upcoming battery storage installation.

Google has made a capital investment in New Green Power in a deal that grants the US company the rights to procure up to 300MW of solar assets

Google invests in Taiwanese solar developer New Green Power

Google has made a capital investment in New Green Power in a deal that grants the US company the rights to procure up to 300MW of solar assets
July 6, 2024/by Panel The Planet
A new technical report and other resources developed by the NREL aim to help state and local organizations address the PV access gap.

Bridging the solar energy gap through federal assistance programs

A new technical report and other resources developed by the NREL aim to help state and local organizations address the PV access gap.
July 5, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Watts-Willowbrook Church of Christ celebrated the commissioning of a new 12-kW rooftop solar and upcoming battery storage installation.

Compton church adds resiliency with rooftop solar + storage

Watts-Willowbrook Church of Christ celebrated the commissioning of a new 12-kW rooftop solar and upcoming battery storage installation.
July 5, 2024/by Panel The Planet
The Vatican has been seeking to drastically reduce its environmental impact by adopting more renewable energy sources

Pope launches project to get Vatican to run solely on solar power

The Vatican has been seeking to drastically reduce its environmental impact by adopting more renewable energy sources
July 4, 2024/by Panel The Planet
If every American participates, we will turn around the economy, our neighbors’ lives and the fate of the planet.

From planting trees to cruising in an EV, combating climate change is an American duty

If every American participates, we will turn around the economy, our neighbors’ lives and the fate of the planet.
July 4, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Low-cost, clean power, resilience and energy security are all part of the great American success story that is solar energy.

The Pentagon’s plan to go solar: another chapter in a great American success story

Low-cost, clean power, resilience and energy security are all part of the great American success story that is solar energy.
July 3, 2024/by Panel The Planet
The first recipient of the expanded Energy Conservation Assistance Act program is the Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California.

California Energy Commission awards clean energy loan to Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians in California in Lake County to build solar photovoltaic project

The first recipient of the expanded Energy Conservation Assistance Act program is the Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California.
July 2, 2024/by Panel The Planet
New study in the journal Risk Analysis finds that strategically placing resilience hubs in CA could generate up to 8GW of solar energy

New research shows that solar-powered ‘resilience hubs’ in California could generate up to 8GW of power

New study in the journal Risk Analysis finds that strategically placing resilience hubs in CA could generate up to 8GW of solar energy
July 1, 2024/by Panel The Planet
In April alone, electrical generation by renewables grew by 13.5% compared to April 2023 and reached 31.0% of the U.S. total

Renewables surpass 30% of U.S. electrical generation for the first time

In April alone, electrical generation by renewables grew by 13.5% compared to April 2023 and reached 31.0% of the U.S. total
July 1, 2024/by Panel The Planet
Researchers in Germany have developed a groundbreaking new light-harvesting system that could drive a huge leap in solar cell efficiency

New light-harvesting system could revolutionize solar energy, researchers claim

Researchers in Germany have developed a groundbreaking new light-harvesting system that could drive a huge leap in solar cell efficiency
July 1, 2024/by Panel The Planet
For part of almost every day this spring, California produced more electricity than it needed from renewable sources.

California is showing how a big state can power itself without fossil fuels

For part of almost every day this spring, California produced more electricity than it needed from renewable sources.
July 1, 2024/by Panel The Planet
US DOE announced more than $7.3M from the IAC Implementation Grants program for 37 small- and medium-sized manufacturers across the country

More than $7 million to bolster clean domestic manufacturing in USA & support small-and medium-sized businesses

US DOE announced more than $7.3M from the IAC Implementation Grants program for 37 small- and medium-sized manufacturers across the country
July 1, 2024/by Panel The Planet
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