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California is now a batteries-based rooftop solar market

About 60% of energy customers in California have included battery energy storage with their rooftop solar installations. However, a “sustained downturn” is expected for the market.

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Bladeless wind energy innovation aims to compete with rooftop solar

A compact, “motionless” wind turbine with a magnetic generator designed for large commercial rooftops provides 5 kW of capacity per unit. Aeromine Technologies secured Series A funding for scaling its innovative design.

US trends for residential solar finance, equipment, maintenance

A new US solar installer survey covers typical loan terms, top equipment brands, and what to expect from system maintenance services.

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Solar to contribute over 60% of new U.S. electricity generation in 2024

Despite this growth, fossil fuels dominate U.S. electricity. A 3% increase in total electricity generation across the U.S. is expected to be served primarily with solar, said a report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Tigo introduces power electronics supporting solar modules up to 800 W

The new MLPE from Tigo is designed to support commercial and industrial as well as utility-scale solar projects.

Passive solar tracker wind stowing boosts energy production

Solar panels are often tilted to a stowed position to prevent wind damage to utility-scale assets. Array Technologies introduced a passive stowing strategy that reportedly prevents unnecessary production losses.

First Solar beats Q1 revenue expectations

US-based First Solar recorded $794 million of revenue in the first quarter, beating consensus estimates by about 10%.

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Microsoft announces largest corporate procurement of renewables

Microsoft has signed on for 10.5 GW of renewable energy with Brookfield Renewable Partners. The projects might cost more than $11.5 billion to build, according to BloombergNEF.

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Briggs & Stratton releases 6.6 kWh stackable home battery

The 3.33 kW / 6.65 kWh lithium-ferro-phosphate battery offers home backup and storage of rooftop solar generation.

Improving solar panel recyclability with lasers

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory developed a proof of concept for a method to remove polymers from solar panel manufacturing to enable more efficient recycling.