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Solaria settles patent claims against Canadian Solar

According to the terms of the settlement, Canadian Solar agrees not to import shingled solar modules into the United States.

Tesla rallies Powerwall owners to show how they can help Texas grid

In Texas, where batteries cannot send power to the grid, Tesla has filed a request for a rule change and has called on Powerwall owners to form a virtual power plant.

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Q Cells confirms location of next US solar panel factory

South Korea-based Q Cells will invest $171 million in a new factory in Dalton, Georgia, creating nearly 500 new jobs.

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What are upfront and lifetime costs of heat pumps in the US?

The “all electric” movement is shining new light on heat pumps. A recent survey looks at their costs in terms of replacements for heating and air conditioning systems.

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Enphase Energy microinverter secures first UL interconnection certification

The Enphase IQ8 Microinverter system has been certified to the new North American safety and grid interconnection standards for connecting solar inverters, energy storage systems, and distributed energy resources to the grid.

Bifacial solar modules shine in snowy environments

Snow losses could be cut from double digits to just 2% on an annual basis by using bifacial solar modules instead of monofacial panels, according to researchers at Western University in Canada.

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Perovskite solar cell technology on the road to commercialization

A new US Department of Energy report describes the challenges of commercializing perovskite technology for the solar energy sector.

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2022 PV Module Reliability Scorecard results show resilience of the industry

This year a record number of manufacturers had one or more model types that were Top Performers in every reliability test – and six of these model types were also Top Performers in energy yield performance.

Amazon invests in US-based solar cell production facility

Ambient Photonics will build a fully automated manufacturing facility to produce solar cells for powering consumer electronics.

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EVs cheaper than gas-powered cars in US, depending on state, incentives

Owning an electric vehicle can save drivers thousands of dollars per year, with $6,000 average savings over a vehicle’s lifetime, but the savings are dependent on rebates, state fees, and the cost of gas and electricity.

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