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Is hydrogen about to have its solar moment?

As Longi and other solar manufacturers kick off massive growth in hydrogen generation capacity, expect large price decreases resulting from steep learning curves, echoing the rapid advances experienced by the solar power industry since the 1970s.


Optimized business model for agrivoltaics

BayWa r.e. has started optimizing its sheep count while experimenting with shepherd partnership business models.

US solar modules 107% more expensive without global supply chains

Researchers say that from 2008 to 2020, the globalization of solar module manufacturing saved $67 billion for US, German, and Chinese solar installers, even though it was dominated by Chinese investment.

Prospects for US solar electricity at $0/kWh

A new Credit Suisse report suggests that from 2025 through 2032, the United States could see solar and wind power purchase agreements regularly signed for under $0.01/kWh, due to a combination of manufacturing and project tax credits.


Analysis of solar inverter responses to forest fires

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation inverter reliability team has determined that inverter settings need to be further developed to help them to respond more effectively to forest fires, which triggered power grid issues in the United States during the 2016-17 period.


How to get to 100% emissions-free electricity

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is exploring different paths to 100% emissions-free electricity in the United States.


Polysilicon price relief in 2023 as industry scales to 500 GW

Clean Energy Associates says solar wafer pricing will fall by 23% by the end of 2023, while BloombergNEF sees 500 GW of manufacturing capacity online by the end of next year.

Lab-made perovskite solar panel loses 25% of efficiency over 9-month period

Researchers have studied a perovskite solar panel array with little generation loss due to high temperatures, and better performance than expected.

Rystad predicts jump in US solar, wind deployment

The new US Inflation Reduction Act could facilitate the development of 155 GW of utility-scale solar capacity by 2030, but it will take time to gear up, says Rystad Energy.


EV shipping is set to blow internal combustion engines out of the water

Modeling 5 to 10 GWh electrified containerships, researchers find that 40% of routes today could be electrified in an economically viable manner, before considering environmental costs.