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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.

Long-duration storage market to hit $223 billion in 20 years, says IDTechEx

Alternatives to lithium-ion batteries will likely emerge in the years to come, according to a new report by IDTechEx.

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U.S. researchers testing dual-use solar snow fence

Pairing electricity production with snow drift barriers to protect roads is being evaluated by the Minnesota department of Transportation.

Sunrun solar-plus-storage powers the grid during peak demand

In partnership with utility Pacific Gas and Electric, the residential solar installer enrolled distributed batteries to serve the grid during times of peak demand.

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Nextracker ramps up 2024 earnings guidance

Solar tracking and software specialist Nextracker has adjusted its earnings guidance for 2024, following the announcement of strong results for the three months to the end of December 2023.

US solar PPA prices up 15% year on year in 2023

Prices for power purchase agreements (PPAs) rose in some US markets such as California and declined in others, including Texas, according to a new report from LevelTen Energy.

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US secondary market for PV modules offers low-cost buying opportunities

EnergyBin has reviewed pricing comparisons and trends in the US secondary market for solar panels.

California unlikely to reach clean energy targets without rooftop solar

California’s rooftop solar industry is rapidly shedding jobs and losing companies to bankruptcy due to policy changes. The California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA) has suggested some near-term policy changes to slow the bleeding.

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Sandia National Laboratories introduce grid-resiliency algorithms

Sandia National Laboratories developed software with tools to isolate downed or damaged lines, automate energy production and consumption regulation, and troubleshoot unintentional loops.

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Distributed US solar and storage policy trends

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center covers the latest trends in US solar policy.

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