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SolarEdge launches expanded line of commercial inverters

SolarEdge’s new three-phase inverters are available in variants up to 120 kW, with integrated monitoring and a modular design.

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US government, NREL seek consortium leaders for thin-film PV module advancement

The U.S. Department of Energy has released $20 million in funding to solicit participation in a consortium of leaders, organized by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, that will focus on thin-film cadmium telluride module development.

Energy storage aggregation unlocks benefits for homeowners, grid operators, installers

Companies like Sunrun are implementing grid services using smart batteries to unlock benefits for residential end users and the grid at large. Recent research from New Zealand suggests that these benefits could be dramatic.

Elon Musk could lose billions in Tesla-SolarCity acquisition suit

Musk is headed to Delaware courts this month as the sole remaining defendant in a case brought by Tesla shareholders.

San Diego Community Power inks solar-plus-storage deal with Baywa re

The not-for-profit entered a 90 MW solar, 70 MW storage, 20-year power purchase agreement, to be developed and serviced by Baywa re.

US farmers opting for solar leases over carbon sequestration contracts

In a recent Purdue University survey, farmers reported adopting solar leases at more than double the rate of carbon sequestration plans as a much higher price-per-acre was offered.

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Solar beach umbrella cools you … and your gelato

An MIT-spawned company has teamed up with architects and an Italian frozen-desserts brand to design an origami-inspired umbrella to power fridges.

Solar energy collectors… grown from seeds!

Rice University engineers produced “near-perfect” 2D perovskite crystals for photovoltaic applications, grown from seeds.

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Roll-out solar arrays installed in successful NASA spacewalk

The first new ISS Roll-Out Solar Array (iROSA) has been installed on the International Space Station.

Solar microgrid to offer protection from fire threats

Remote grids provide enhanced reliability, lower risk profiles, and lower total costs than existing distribution lines.

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