How does the US retire 236 GW of coal and 1,000 gas peaker plants?

Victory in the economic realm (increasingly the case with solar, solar-plus-storage and wind) is no guarantee of market victory if the regulations are stacked against renewables.


Tesla battery day bingo

Tesla battery day is next week. Earlier this year, Elon Musk told analysts that what he had to say “will blow your mind. It blows my mind.” Here’s a list of battery hyperbole and terms you’re bound to hear at the event.


First Solar brings modules to distributed generation market

The U.S. utility-scale PV pioneer is going small. After decades of avoiding distributed generation, it is now offering its Series 6 modules for ‘projects and customers of all shapes and sizes.’


Utility-scale projects driving US solar growth

Large solar projects are surging in the United States. We’ve gathered up the latest news in big solar, with Indiana set to double its solar capacity, and Texas galloping along.


US battery builder QuantumScape raises $1 billion

The 10-year old solid-state battery builder has secured more than $1 billion from investors, including Bill Gates, as part of its efforts to win the EV battery race.


Daily news roundup: SunPower and Maxeon split, Bulgaria to host 400 MW of PV

SunPower and Maxeon Solar Technologies finalized their plan to split into two independent entities, while Austrian solar developer Energy BG 1 revealed plans to build a huge unsubsidized solar project in Bulgaria.

Enphase Q2 micro-inverter revenue falls despite demand ‘rebound’

Coming off a strong, profitable first quarter, Enphase sees the second-quarter results of Covid-19 in compressed revenue and a swing to a loss. Gross margins remain strong.

SolarEdge up 12% after hours on second-quarter revenue and solid earnings – despite Covid-19

The inverter and energy storage company was able to maintain its streak of profitable quarters in what was expected to be a hard period for solar and the Israeli business said it sees “signs of recovery in the U.S.”


A residential vanadium flow battery

Flow battery manufacturers typically pursue utility scale storage projects but German start-up VoltStorage is targeting the household market.


US racking company moves manufacturing to China

Despite strong revenue growth in its domestic market, Quick Mount PV – which was acquired by Netherlands-based Esdec last year – is abandoning its U.S. manufacturing to move overseas.

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