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PV module trends: 180 GW of capacity will be online this year, wafer size keeps increasing

PV module trends: 180 GW of capacity will be online this year, wafer size keeps increasing

July 6, 2020 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

Clean Energy Associates, a leading solar and storage supply technical advisory, released its first-quarter PV Supplier Market Intelligence Program Report for 2020. The report, available by subscription, is authored by CEA’s Technology and Quality team and includes insights gathered from 1-on-1 interviews with the technical leaders at many of theRead More

Defying predictions yet again, solar PV system costs keep falling

Defying predictions yet again, solar PV system costs keep falling

June 24, 2020 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

Solar PV system costs in the U.S. are falling faster than anticipated across all market segments, primarily driven by module price reduction (again), according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. Residential system prices with mono PERC modules are now expected to fall 17% from 2020 to 2025, up from 14%Read More

Wood Mackenzie: Global solar project O&M spending will hit $9 billion in five years

Wood Mackenzie: Global solar project O&M spending will hit $9 billion in five years

June 24, 2020 at 11:03 am 0 comments

Solar power systems nearing inverter end of life currently account for 5% of the global PV market. This number will grow to 16% – or 227 GWDC of solar systems – by 2025, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie. The repowering and maintenance of these solar power plants will comeRead More

U.S. Solar Market Insight: COVID cuts more than 3 GW from solar’s five-year forecast

U.S. Solar Market Insight: COVID cuts more than 3 GW from solar’s five-year forecast

June 11, 2020 at 1:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. solar market installed 3.6 gigawatts (GW) of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Q1 2020, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2020 report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie — which makes it the best first quarter total in history by nearlyRead More

DNV GL forms consortium to figure out floating solar project best practices

DNV GL forms consortium to figure out floating solar project best practices

June 10, 2020 at 10:48 am 0 comments

DNV GL has launched a collaborative joint industry project (JIP) with 14 industry participants to develop the industry’s first recommended practice (RP) for floating solar power projects. The planned recommended practice (RP) will provide a commonly recognised standard based on a list of technical requirements for developing safe, reliable andRead More

Most residential solar installers expect pre-COVID sales to return by August

Most residential solar installers expect pre-COVID sales to return by August

June 1, 2020 at 11:21 am 0 comments

SolarWakeup has circulated and compiled a survey of how companies in the residential solar industry are being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis each week, and how they’re responding. The most recent results indicate sales levels are improving compared to an average week in February (pre-COVID). Fifty-eight percent of responses areRead More

Sense explains how COVID has changed home energy usage

Sense explains how COVID has changed home energy usage

June 1, 2020 at 10:05 am 0 comments

Based on an analysis of changes in home energy trends across the country since COVID-19, Sense found that the average home electrical usage increased 22 percent compared to 2019, a reflection of people using more electricity while they stayed home. With this increase, most consumers will pay 22% more onRead More

Solar, other renewables faring much better during COVID crisis than other electrical generation sources

Solar, other renewables faring much better during COVID crisis than other electrical generation sources

May 27, 2020 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Each week brings dire news on the solar jobs picture, but solar and other renewable energy sources are still coming out much better than other electrical generation sources in this crisis — producing significantly more electricity than coal during the first quarter of 2020 and also topping nuclear power inRead More

DNV GL explains 12 ways behind-the-meter solar + storage provides value in new report

DNV GL explains 12 ways behind-the-meter solar + storage provides value in new report

May 26, 2020 at 11:21 am 0 comments

Distributed solar and storage is an important part of the energy transition, as well as a popular option for customers to lower utility bills, reduce carbon emissions, and provide resilience during power outages, but it is unevenly applied across the U.S. Behind the Meter (BTM) Solar + Storage systems canRead More

Attention: The United States will lose 850,000 clean energy jobs by July if no federal action is taken

Attention: The United States will lose 850,000 clean energy jobs by July if no federal action is taken

May 13, 2020 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

Brace yourself. After crunching the latest unemployment data, E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), E4TheFuture and BW Research Partnership have some bad news: Nearly 600,000 U.S. clean energy workers have lost their jobs since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The groups say 447,208 new workersRead More