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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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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

Three pathways to grow the commercial and industrial solar sector

Three pathways to grow the commercial and industrial solar sector

May 7, 2020 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

The Renewable Energy Policy Pathways Report, released by the REBA Institute, finds that expanding competitive supply options appears to have the greatest technical potential to provide the fastest and most cost-effective path to increase customer renewable energy access. In addition, the expansion of utility subscription programs and renewable energy portfolioRead More

COVID-19 update: Home solar sales still down, but process improvements show results

COVID-19 update: Home solar sales still down, but process improvements show results

April 27, 2020 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

The results of Solar Wakeup‘s poll of solar installers this week shows a continuation of lower sales levels compared to prior year numbers, but there is definitely some positive momentum coming through, or at least some evidence of companies that have adjusted better to the new reality. Here’s an overviewRead More

Average residential solar system now under $3 per Watt on EnergySage

Average residential solar system now under $3 per Watt on EnergySage

April 22, 2020 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

EnergySage released its tenth semiannual Solar Marketplace Intel Report, which is based on millions of transaction-level data points generated within the EnergySage Solar Marketplace throughout 2019. This report tracks the evolving pricing, equipment, and consumer preference trends shaping today’s U.S. residential solar industry, and serves as a leading indicator ofRead More

Solar still on track to add more new generating capacity than natural gas

Solar still on track to add more new generating capacity than natural gas

April 21, 2020 at 8:46 am Comments are Disabled

Solar, wind and hydropower provided 85.7% of new U.S. electrical generating capacity added during the first two months of 2020 – swamping that provided by natural gas, according to a review of the latest Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) data by the SUN DAY Campaign. FERC’s latest monthly “Energy Infrastructure Update” reportRead More