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Hawaii Will Power Its Clean Grid With 6,000 Home Batteries Installed by Swell Energy

Swell’s largest contract yet comes after lining up $450 million to aggregate residential solar-battery systems to help the grid. Hawaii’s largest utility enlisted a new tool in its quest for a carbon-free electricity system: thousands of batteries installed in people’s homes. Hawaiian Electric won regulator approval for a $25 million plan to harness solar and […]

7 Ways the Biden Administration Can Reverse Climate Rollbacks

Schneider Electric Solar Expands into Australian On-Grid Residential Solar with The XW Pro, Offering Reliable Home Backup Power Solution

Sydney, NSW : November 30th, 2020 – Schneider Electric Solar has announced a home backup solution for Australia that is compliant with the Clean Energy Council (CEC) safety standards. The new solution provides you with a steady & reliable source of sustainable energy while reducing your carbon footprint by up to 90% from fossil fuel-based […]

China’s 2020 power consumption grows 3.1 per cent despite COVID-19 disruption

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Impacted US Solar So Far

Six months in, the pandemic has altered parts of the industry — perhaps permanently. Since the coronavirus pandemic began shutting down cities and states, the U.S. solar industry has had to cope with a new normal. Though it’s only been a few (very, very long) months, solar developers, financiers and installers have pivoted to new […]

Jinchen signed a large order with WAAREE for 3GW high-efficiency photovoltaic module production line

SunPower Completes Spinoff of Manufacturing Assets to Newly Formed Company Maxeon

The two companies plan to continue working together closely in the coming years. Distributed solar and storage company SunPower and panel manufacturer Maxeon Solar Technologies finalized their split on Thursday. The transaction, first announced in November, will allow SunPower to focus on its core business of residential and commercial solar and storage sales while Maxeon […]

Jinchen signed a large order with WAAREE for 3GW high-efficiency photovoltaic module production line

SolarEdge, Enphase Hit by Sharp Slowdown in Solar Installations During Pandemic’s Depths

Orders are rising again in the U.S. solar market, but “the rate of that recovery is questionable,” says SolarEdge CEO Zvi Lando. Residential solar inverter rivals SolarEdge and Enphase faced the same headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter, with both companies reporting a downturn in Q2 revenue. However, both companies also laid out […]

Jinchen signed a large order with WAAREE for 3GW high-efficiency photovoltaic module production line

What Other Countries Can Learn From Australia’s Roaring Rooftop Solar Market

Australia is deploying renewables 10 times faster than the global average, with rooftop solar in the lead. What’s going on? Policymakers looking to speed up renewable energy deployment have a best-practice case study to look to: Australia is rolling out renewables 10 times faster than the global average, offering lessons as to what factors can […]

China’s 2020 power consumption grows 3.1 per cent despite COVID-19 disruption

What Other Countries Can Learn From Australia’s Roaring Rooftop Solar Market

Australia is deploying renewables 10 times faster than the global average, with rooftop solar in the lead. What’s going on? Policymakers looking to speed up renewable energy deployment have a best-practice case study to look to: Australia is rolling out renewables 10 times faster than the global average, offering lessons as to what factors can […]

Jinchen signed a large order with WAAREE for 3GW high-efficiency photovoltaic module production line

Portland General Electric Jumps Into Virtual Power Plant Business

Oregon’s largest electric utility wants a better understanding of the value of home batteries in grid operation and planning. Portland General Electric, the largest utility in Oregon, is jumping into the cutting-edge business of turning home batteries into grid resources. The company announced this week that it has received approval from regulators to link up […]

Siemens signs technology deal with Britishvolt to create ‘most efficient’ UK battery gigafactory

SunPower Halts All Global Manufacturing, Cuts Employee Workweek

The stoppage does not affect SunPower’s plan to spin off its manufacturing arm, called Maxeon Solar Technologies, by the middle of the year. SunPower on Monday announced a pause on its global manufacturing and work cutbacks for all other employees, while further reducing executive salaries. A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing the […]

Jinchen signed a large order with WAAREE for 3GW high-efficiency photovoltaic module production line

What a Year! 10 Stories That Propelled Energy Storage in 2019

More batteries installed. More markets opening up. And grid storage making itself indispensable in unanticipated ways. For too long, the rhetoric around what storage can do for the grid vastly outweighed the actual doing. This year, the industry closed that gap more than ever before. Exceedingly few batteries actually live up to the vision of […]

The Miraculous Material Transforming Energy Storage