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Last Word: Bifacial Plus Tracking Boosts Solar Energy Yield by 27 Percent
While U.S. solar developers may be worried about the Section 201 tariffs another trend could help offset their impact: high-efficiency modules. [...]
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India Proposes Tariffs on China, Malaysia Solar Cells
India has recommended imposing a 25 percent safeguard duty on solar cells from China and Malaysia, saying the overseas supplies have caused or threatened “serious injury” to domestic manufacturers. [...]
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EPRI Wins $1.8 million for Solar Forecasting Technology Research
Solar Forecasting 2 projects are designed to enable electric utilities to better manage the variability and uncertainty of solar power and improve grid reliability [...]
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Solar Parts Manufacturer Says Trump Tariffs Are Taking a Toll
The manufacturer of metal parts for the solar industry says tariffs have put it at a “huge disadvantage” against foreign competitors. [...]
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Silfab Solar Eyes US Manufacturing Opportunities
Toronto, Ontario-based solar PV manufacturer Silfab Solar today said it is exploring U.S. manufacturing opportunities and locations to better service growing customer demand. [...]
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Australian Wins Global Energy Prize for His Contribution to Solar
University of New South Wales professor Martin Green has been named a Global Energy Prize winner for his work in solar PV that has increased the “cost effectiveness and efficiency of solar cells.” [...]
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British Pay-Go Solar Company Is Ready to Reach Millions in Congo
A British company aims to provide solar power to millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the vast central African nation where less than a fifth of the population have access to electricity. [...]
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Buried in Musk Job Cuts Memo: End to Home Depot Solar Sales
Just four months ago, Tesla Inc. began a major expansion of its solar division at Home Depot Inc. It was an experiment that would prove short-lived. [...]
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Virginia Tech Students Use 100-ton Crane for World's Smartest Solar Home
BLACKSBURG, Va. - With the help of a 100-ton crane, a dozen students at Virginia Tech are making progress on what they hope to be the smartest solar home in the world.The research prototype is completely powered by the sun, loaded with responsive technology and adaptable to the world's climates, environments and budgets. [...]
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Exelon, First Solar Bankroll Campaign to Push a Carbon Tax
Major energy companies, including the largest U.S. nuclear power generator, are putting millions of dollars into a new political campaign to push for a tax on carbon dioxide emissions. [...]
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Renewable Energy World Announces Its Inaugural Solar 40 Under 40
San Francisco, Calif. — In an effort to recognize the up and coming rock stars of the solar industry, Renewable Energy World is pleased to announce its first “class” of 40 under 40 changemakers in the solar industry. [...]
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World's One-Time Biggest Solar Manufacturer Delisted From NYSE
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., once the world’s biggest solar-panel manufacturer, has been delisted from the New York Stock Exchange as its value has plummeted. [...]
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LG Electronics Announces Plans For U.S. Solar Panel Assembly Plant
LG Electronics announced plans for a new solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, Ala. The new factory will create about 160 new full-time jobs, increasing LG's Huntsville employment by 60 percent to more than 400 workers. [...]
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Double-Sided Solar Panels Are Taking Off in China
China is expected to jump-start the market for panels that can absorb light on both sides with plans to install 2.7 GW this year, according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. [...]
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BBOXX, DC Go Form Partnership for Pay-Go Solar in Southern Africa
Two off-grid solar providers are teaming up to deliver energy services to the estimated 4.6 million people without access to reliable electricity in Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland. [...]
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Solar Prices Nosedive After China Pullback Floods Global Market
Solar panels were already getting cheaper this year, and then China pulled the plug this month on about 20 gigawatts of domestic installations. The result was a glut of global inventories, and now prices are plunging even faster. [...]
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Why the 2018 Solar Tariffs and Tax Cuts Didn’t Kill Solar PPAs
Solar in the United States is still going strong despite headwinds put forth by the current administration. Why is that? [...]
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Too Big to Succeed: Solar Titans Flop When They Climb to Top
In the past decade alone, four different companies -- all Chinese -- have surged to the top of the heap, becoming the biggest solar maker in the world, only to subsequently fall flat and get overtaken by an up-and-comer. [...]
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Illinois Energy Law Lures Northeast Commercial-Industrial Solar Developer
A major developer of large-scale solar in the Northeast is launching operations in Illinois, expecting the state’s new energy law to jumpstart the industry in a way similar to what happened in the company’s home state of Massachusetts. [...]
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Trump's China Tariffs May Deal Solar a Second Tariff Blow
Buried as an obscure-sounding item in a 10-page Trump administration list of Chinese products that are set to be taxed at an additional 25 percent are some solar equipment that, if ultimately included, could affect the renewables industry. [...]
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Solar in the US Midwest Will Deliver Sustainable Power for Crypto Mining
Vancouver, B.C.-based solar developer Solar Alliance Energy Inc. yesterday said it is moving forward with plans to create solar-powered cryptocurrency mining facilities, with the first to be built in Illinois. [...]
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A Solar Market Insight for Intersolar Europe
The advancement of solar power in the global energy mix is demanding and launching diverse affiliated products and services that will help the sector develop. Those products and services will be highlighted at Intersolar Europe in Munich next week. [...]
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SEIA Solar Market Insights Report for Q1 2018
A new report from SEIA  found that the U.S. installed 2.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity in Q1 2018 to reach 55.9 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, enough to power 10.7 million American homes. This represents a 13% increase year-over-year. Total installed U.S. PV capacity is expected to more than double over the next five years, and by 2023, over 14 GW of PV capacity will be installed annually. Click here for the Executive Summary of the report. Key findings on solar’s perfor [...]
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Morocco’s Noor-Midelt Hybrid Solar Complex Wins $125M in Financing
Morocco’s plans for its second concentrated solar power (CSP) complex is moving forward with a new round of financing worth US$125 million from The World Bank. [...]
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