United States

Solaria brings its patent claims against Canadian Solar to ITC, adding a third patent

Californian solar module manufacturer Solaria Corporation has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to issue an exclusion order to prevent the sale in the United States of Canadian Solar shingled solar modules it claims infringe its patents.

California introduces new net metering regime

The state’s new net metering is a highly anticipated, high-stakes proceeding. It will effectively modify the rules for the net metering tariff in California, which is arguably the most important policy mechanism for customer-sited solar of the last decade.

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Plasma enables smaller, more powerful NMC-811 cathodes

Batteries could shrink even more with smaller crystals in the cathodes. Battery packs in electric vehicles and consumer goods could become smaller, while still offering high performance.

From tandem cell to double absorber for 34.45% efficiency

Scientists in the United States theorize that a ‘double absorber’ cell comprising two active thin-film layers within one cell stack could achieve impressive efficiencies, whilst eliminating many of the challenges inherent to the design of tandem cells. For now though, it’s only on paper.

Tesla battery day bingo

Tesla battery day is next week. Earlier this year, Elon Musk told analysts that what he had to say “will blow your mind. It blows my mind.” Here’s a list of battery hyperbole and terms you’re bound to hear at the event.

National lithium-ion battery supply chains ranked

Analysts at Bloomberg New Energy Finance have quantified the influence of markets around the world. The ranking supplies a snapshot of 25 countries and also offers a five-year outlook.

Illuminating a more effective way to optimize PV systems

Traditional methods of optimization are a thing of the past. Modern technology now affords PV professionals with better solutions that produce more energy and greater lifetime reliability. In this pv magazine Webinar, learn how recent advances in services technology are streamlining PV operations and reducing business risks associated with system downtime and truck rolls.

Google to create easier renewable power purchase pathways

The tech giant has eliminated its entire carbon legacy and is moving toward running entirely on renewables, 24/7. More importantly, it’s looking to create pathways for other renewable purchasers to follow in its wake.

NREL scientists estimate global potential of hydro-linked floating PV at up to 7.5 TW

The U.S. based researchers said linking solar with hydro in a full hybrid system configuration may result – at best – in the deployment of 7,593 GW for an estimated annual power generation of 10,616 TWh and a 20% reservoir coverage. And combining solar with hydro in this way brings further benefits, including improved system operation at different time scales, more opportunities for storage thanks to pumped hydro, increased utilization rates of transmission lines, reduced PV curtailment, and lower interconnection costs and water evaporation.

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US developer secures 15-year PPA for 400 MW of PV, 180 MW/540 MWh of storage

8minute Solar will build the Rexford 1 Solar & Storage Center in central California, with the Clean Power Alliance serving as offtaker.

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