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U.S. solar industry comes ‘roaring back,’ breaks multiple records in 2020

Here are the brand-new stats and forecasts from the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie.


New optical coating could extend lifetimes of solar cells

U.S. researchers are collaborating on the development of optical coatings that could extend the lifetimes of PV cells.


IKEA completes first MW-scale solar carport in US market

Distributed Solar Development­­ has built a solar carport for IKEA in Baltimore. It will also handle the furniture giant’s other projects in Maryland and California.


Puerto Rico launches first of six calls for renewables and storage

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority has been ordered to procure a total of 3.75 GW of renewables and 1.5 GW of energy storage.


The US added 16.5 GW of PV in 2020

Solar and wind power installations hit all-time highs and became a larger part of the country’s energy mix in 2020, according to a new report from BloombergNEF.


US set to lead utility-scale storage market in record year

Solar+storage installations are emerging as a major growth driver for the overall U.S. market, according to a new report from IHS Markit.


Top 10 US corporate renewable energy buyers of 2020

A new report from REBA highlights the leading players and found that utility scale solar power was the most sought-after renewable resource among the country’s major companies.

Masdar reaches first close on 1.6 GW solar, wind portfolio in US

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar says that the United States offers “considerable scope for further growth.”


Total buys 2.2 GW PV project pipeline

French energy group Total’s latest solar acquisition in the United States includes 600 MW of co-located storage assets.


US balance-of-system player Shoals Technologies raises $2 billion in IPO

Shoals Technologies Group and its parent sold 88.5 million shares during the initial public offering in late January.


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