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Off-grid solar generators on display at US trade show

The 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is being held this week in Las Vegas, Nevada, features several new battery banks to portably store and deliver solar power.

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Global trends in solar and storage

IHS Markit has published a new review of recent trends in solar and storage.

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US solar industry trends in 2023

The US solar industry faces major changes in the year ahead.

Mitsubishi to supply 150 MW/600 MWh storage for US solar projects

Mitsubishi Power Americas will supply batteries for the development of three battery energy storage systems in the southeast US. The three hybrid projects are being developed by Origis Energy as part of 1.5 GW of operational and contracted assets in the region.

Solar electric camper catamaran

Swedish startup POL has unveiled POL Lux, a catamaran boat design with dual electric motors and a solar canopy that can covert into a private sleeping area.

California pulls plug on rooftop solar

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved Net Energy Metering 3.0 and has slashed payments to send rooftop solar electricity to the grid. New rooftop solar projects are now considered uneconomical without attached batteries.

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US grid-scale, residential energy storage hit installation records in Q3

Wood Mackenzie says 96% of US grid-scale storage deployments in the third quarter occurred in Texas and California.

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Solar Inventions gets patent for silver-saving configurable current solar cells

Solar Inventions has patented technology that could save between $2 million and $5 million per gigawatt in solar projects, while also raising rated power output. The company has patents in the United States, China and Israel for its cell configuration.

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World to expand renewable energy capacity by 75% by 2027, says IEA

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says the world will deploy as much renewable energy in the next five years as it did over the last two decades.

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US solar assets underperforming, says kWh Analytics

The 2022 Solar Generation Index report shows that solar asset performance is falling below estimates.

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