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.
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 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.
Qcells and Solarcycle have established the first US solar recycling alliance.
The residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural solar installer files for bankruptcy amid troubled macroeconomic conditions for distributed solar nationwide.
CubicPV has halted its plans to build a US solar silicon wafer factory, as it has shifted its focus to producing perovskite tandem modules.
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.
Yaskawa Solectria Solar, in partnership with panel manufacturer First Solar, has developed utility-scale inverters to reduce degradation rates.
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