US behind-the-meter storage forecast falls 31% on coronavirus fears

Wood Mackenzie has cut its 2020 storage outlook to 430 MW – still an increase of more than 100% over 2019 – amid concerns over the role of sales, commissioning and interconnection in a period of shelter-in-place ordinances.


New York allocates 1 GW of solar as renewables auction delivers $18.59/MWh average price

The results of New York Statevs most recent renewable energy request for proposals are in. Some 21 large scale clean energy projects with 1,278 MW of new capacity have been awarded, with 17 of the projects supplying 1,090 MW of solar.


Solutions to replacing aging and failing inverters

Optimizer manufacturer Alencon has published a paper outlining the technical challenges to replacing the largely obsolete and frequently failing 600 V central inverters used in older PV projects.


Duke Energy signs milestone power contract in North Carolina

Charlotte has become the first U.S. municipality to come to terms with Duke Energy on a solar contract through the new Green Source Advantage program.

How the new generation of 500 W panels will shape the solar industry

With three models of 500 W solar panels officially unveiled, here’s a look at what it means for the future of project development and the solar industry at large.


Sunrun installs record capacity in Q4 while cutting customer acquisition costs

The largest residential solar company in the United States installed 117 MW in the fourth quarter and reached a total customer base of 285,000 – all while bringing creation costs lower than they have ever been.

Another strong quarter for SunPower

An unusually profitable fourth quarter has anchored an even rarer profitable year for SunPower, bolstering growing confidence in its decision to spin off its module manufacturing business into Maxeon Solar Technologies.

Jinko Solar the world’s biggest module provider again in 2019

The solar giant shipped 14.2 GW of modules last year, up 33% on 2018 for the high-water mark of another year dominated by Chinese manufacturers.


A record-breaking quarter for Tesla energy storage and an improvement in solar

The internet’s favorite energy company installed 530 megawatt-hours of battery storage in Q4, beating out the previous record, set last quarter, as well as showing continued improvement in solar installations.


Navajo Nation land could host 2.2 GW pumped hydro storage station

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has accepted Daybreak Energy’s application to develop a 2,230 MW pumped-hydro facility on the banks of Lake Powell in Utah.


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