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US residential solar quotes hit average of $2.85 per watt

EnergySage says Qcells is now as the most quoted solar panel maker in the United States.

US researchers evaluate viability of ‘direct’ green hydrogen fuel production

Rather than using solar or wind to power electrolysis, researchers are testing the competitiveness of photoelectrochemical cells to produce emissions-free hydrogen fuels.


Generac introduces off-grid portable solar panels

Generac’s new 100 W solar panels can be paired with the company’s portable battery power stations.

Renewables merger and acquisition strategies are shifting

With increasing capital commitments, there is now a shift to minority investments and emergent technology subsectors. pv magazine evaluates the M&A outlooks provided by CohnReznick Capital and FTI Consulting.

Silfab Solar raises $125 million for US cell and module manufacturing

The North American module manufacturer announced a second investment round from ARC Financial Corp.

Reviewing the US solar panel value chain

From polysilicon to panels to recycling, how much domestic capacity does the United States actually have?


Second-life EV batteries as grid-scale storage

Smartville has secured $5.9 million from the US Department of Energy to scale its second-life battery program.


Guide to understanding solar production losses

Aurora Solar offers guidelines to make the most of a solar installation by avoiding losses.


Lightsource bp expands First Solar module supply plan to 8.3 GW

Lighsource bp has ordered 4 GW of US-made thin-film solar panels, adding to the 4.3 GW it ordered in 2021. Silicon Ranch, meanwhile, expanded upon its master supply agreement with First Solar, which includes a 4 GW transaction announced in April 2022.

Silfab unveils residential solar panels with conductive backsheets

Silfab Solar’s Elite Series modules for residential PV installations feature conductive backsheets for better production and efficiency.