In California, people without rooftop solar panels pay a $65 per year subsidy to those with them

Solar power is a wonderful thing but the benefits are not evenly distributed. What’s not to love about rooftop solar power? It is clean energy and it reduces demand for power from the grid, which is often generated from fossil fuels. It often goes hand-in-hand with Net Zero, where electricity from the roof is fed … Read more

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EU Funded Collaboration to Make Perovskite Solar Cells a Market Reality

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies and partner in EnergyVille, has been named the coordinator of an ambitious 3-year European Union (EU) funded project, “Espresso” (Efficient Structures and Processes for Reliable Perovskite Solar Modules), that gathers known leaders in the field of perovskite PV technology to revolutionize Europe’s photovoltaics (PV) industry. The … Read more

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SunPower CEO: SolarWorld Acquisition ‘Aligns Us’ With the Trump Admin

U.S.-basedsolarfirm SunPower was one of the most outspoken critics of new solar tariffs, imposed under the Section 201 trade case brought by Suniva and SolarWorld Americas. As an American company that makes higher-priced high efficiency solar modules predominantly in Mexico and Asia, SunPower was hard hit when the Trump administration slapped 30 percent import tariffs … Read more

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Cars Threaten Climate Goals in Blue States – Scientific American

Liberal states’ carbon-cutting plans are stuck in traffic. Literally. Transportation emissions threaten to undercut blue states’ climate goals, raising questions about their ability to lead U.S. climate efforts at a time when the federal government is rolling back environmental regulations. Emissions from cars, trucks and other mobile sources are on the rise nationally. In 2016, … Read more

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DOE Announces $105 Million in New Funding for Solar RandD

The U.S. Department of Energy announced $105.5 million in new funding on Tuesday to support innovativesolarresearch in four core areas.  The latest funding opportunity, offered under the DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), reflects a priority shift from later-stage commercialization to early-stage research. It also represents a shift from focusing exclusively on driving down the … Read more

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PV Talk: Sterling and Wilson on its turn to decentralised power and energy storage

Vish Iyer, global head of business development, strategy and marketing for the Hybrid and Energy Storage division at Sterling and Wilson. Credit: SW The global energy storage and hybrid power space has witnessed plenty of action over the past year, with remote power specialist companies acquiring energy storage technologies and lithium-ion batteries continuing on their … Read more

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Univergy to develop 44.4MW solar project in Vietnam

Operations are expected to start from June next year providing electricity to Dak Nong and the surrounding localities. Credit: Univergy Univergy International has started a joint venture with Japanese company Europe Clean Energies Japan and the Vietnamese Thanh Nien Media Corporation, to develop a 44.4MW solar PV project in Dak Nong, Cu Jut district, Vietnam. The ‘Truc Son’project, … Read more

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