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Rooftop PV could serve 45% of US electricity demand, says Environment America

Environment America says in a new report that rooftop solar could meet 45% of US electricity demand, despite currently only accounting for just 1.5% of electricity consumption.

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US utility-scale solar capacity additions hit 36.4 GW in 2023

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) says it expects developers to install nearly 63 GW of utility-scale electricity capacity in the United States in 2024 – mostly a mix of solar and batteries. It notes that the nation added roughly 36.4 GW of solar in 2023.

California introduces bill to assess rooftop solar net metering

California Assembly member Laura Friedman has introduced a bill to require the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to consider the costs and benefits of rooftop solar and its non-energy benefits when designing net-metering rates.

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US market’s top 10 solar panel brands

SolarReviews ranks the top 10 solar panel manufacturers in a new report, based on weighted metrics such as value, quality, and US investment.

Qcells, Solarcycle aim to jointly recover 95% of solar panel value

Qcells and Solarcycle have established the first US solar recycling alliance.

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U.S. publicly traded solar installer Sunworks files for bankruptcy

The residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural solar installer files for bankruptcy amid troubled macroeconomic conditions for distributed solar nationwide.

CubicPV halts plans for US solar silicon wafer factory

CubicPV has halted its plans to build a US solar silicon wafer factory, as it has shifted its focus to producing perovskite tandem modules.

Super Bowl to be hosted in first 100%-renewables stadium

Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada will make history next week as the first National Football League (NFL) stadium powered entirely by renewables to host the Super Bowl. It achieves 100% renewable energy usage with 10 MW of off-site solar power, alongside wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric resources.

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Yaskawa Solectria Solar to exhibit US-made utility-scale inverters

Yaskawa Solectria Solar, in partnership with panel manufacturer First Solar, has developed utility-scale inverters to reduce degradation rates.

Global solar corporate funding up 42% in 2023

Investors and developers raised more than $34.3 billion in 160 deals last year, according to a new report by Mercom Capital.

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