Study: 32% tandem cell solar still competitive at triple the price

Arizona State University researchers have determined that a 32% efficient perovskite-silicon tandem cell could produce electricity at the same price as cutting-edge 22% efficient panels in the most cost-competitive of situations

United States: Texas to get its biggest solar plant at 315 MW-DC

Innergex purchased the rights to develop the massive Phoebe solar power plant on the day that the project received a full notice to proceed with construction.

LG to make high-efficiency solar panels in the US

LG Electronics has announced plans for a 500 MW/year solar module manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama. The facility will assemble the manufacturer’s 19.8% efficient NeON2 60-cell 340-W panels for residential applications.

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Lowest public solar power contract in the United States: 2.49¢/kWh

Arizona’s largest power user has approved a 20-year power contract with a 30 MW solar project at 2.49¢/kWh, the lowest price for a public solar power contract to date. The deal also involves shutting down a coal plant.

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World’s largest li-ion battery and 707 MW of solar power in Colorado proposal

Xcel Energy’s 120-day report to Colorado regulators includes an additional 1.1 GW of wind at 1.1-1.8¢/kWh. Solar power bids have come in at 2.2-2.7¢/kWh, and solar+storage at 3.0-3.2¢/kWh.

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How Trump inadvertently proved solar and wind are the future

The Trump administration’s domestic energy policy has attempted a focus on strategic safety to support coal and nuclear – with apparently zero concern for long term viability or cost – while forgetting that the sun shines everyday.

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Hanwha Q Cells opening 1.6 GW-plus module assembly facility in the US

The South Korean group will start construction of the factory, in Whitfield County, Georgia, this year, with completion slated for 2019

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US solar power generation up 33% year-over-year in Q1

The 33% increase in Q1 2018 generation is more than the 25% year-over-year increase in capacity, suggesting that solar projects are generating more electricity per watt of installed capacity.

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The path to US$0.015/kWh solar power, and lower

GTM Research projects US$24 cent/w solar panels and utility scale fixed-tilt systems at US$70 cent/W by 2022, which opens up new possibilities for ultra-cheap power from solar.

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Hurricane Maria moves Solartech Universal’s expansion to South Florida

Solartech Universal plans to expand its current 80 MW/year capacity by 180 MW/year. The company is seeking a facility in South Florida.

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