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Is residential solar worth it in the US?

Many homeowners invest $15,000 to $30,000 or more in solar. How does this cost compare to the status quo of paying the utility company?

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Solar that works in the shade

Conditions that are 10% shaded can render a typical solar panel useless, but Optivolt said its technology can deliver up to 25 times more power in the shade than conventional panels.

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Emissions-free battery recycling facility will use electricity rather than smelting

ACE Green Recycling has announced plans to build a new plant in Texas to recycle both lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries.

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IKEA to offer SunPower residential solar, energy storage in US market

IKEA and SunPower have agreed to launched a new partnership in California in the fall.

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UL releases modeling software for utility-scale energy storage

UL’s new HOMER Front software is designed for standalone use, or hybrid solar and wind-plus-storage applications, with the aim of maximizing revenue streams.

US utility targets 10 GW of solar by 2035

Tennessee-based utility VTA shared it has reduced emissions by 57% from 2005 levels in its fiscal 2021 sustainability report.

Maxeon unveils home energy management system

Maxeon Solar Technologies has released an integrated home energy management system to engage with solar PV, batteries, heating, cooling, and appliances.

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Stackable home battery with 9.6 kWh to 38.4 kWh of capacity

Lithion’s Stack’d Series LFP batteries are modular and can be scaled in 4.8 kWh increments, from 9.6 kWh to 38.4 kWh.

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Solar briefcase packs in 200 W for off-grid, mobile living

FlexSolar has developed a foldable, portable PV briefcase kit with a charge controller and connection cables.

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California demand matches renewables generation for first time

PV and other renewables supplied 100% of California’s energy needs for about 15 minutes on April 30.

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