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bloomberg.com - Brian Eckhouse - Even $370 Billion in US Incentives Won't Solve All of Solar's Struggles
Even $370 Billion in US Incentives Won't Solve All of Solar's Struggles
Bloomberg

Five months after President Joe Biden signed the most ambitious climate law in US history, the country is poised to install a record amount of solar power in 2023. But the industry's big growth spurt may be another year or two away. The Inflation…

scmp.com - Eric Ng - China's proposed solar tech export curbs could backfire, analysts say
China's proposed solar tech export curbs could backfire, analysts say
South China Morning Post

China's proposed move to limit exports of advanced solar technology to maintain its global industry dominance could end up hurting its own companies and slow down their expansion plans, according to analysts.

solarindustrymag.com - Ariana Fine - Minnesota Bill Establishes 100 Percent Clean Energy Goal by 2040 - Solar Industry
Minnesota Bill Establishes 100 Percent Clean Energy Goal by 2040 - Solar Industry
Solar Power News - Solar Industry

After more than seven hours of debate, the Minnesota House passed HF7, as amended, by a 70-60 vote along party lines. It would require utilities doing business in the state to use entirely carbon-free sources for electricity production by 2040. And…

newscientist.com - James Dinneen - Solar panel cleaning robot can be dropped off and picked up by drone
Solar panel cleaning robot can be dropped off and picked up by drone
New Scientist

Every day the dust settles on thousands of square kilometres of solar panels around the world, cutting the amount of electricity they produce. A robot designed by an Israeli start-up can autonomously clean rooftop solar panels that other cleaning…

zerohedge.com - Sunshine Might Be Free But Solar Power Is Not Cheap
Sunshine Might Be Free But Solar Power Is Not Cheap
Zero Hedge

Mississippi residents are consistently told that renewable energy sources, like solar panels, are now the lowest-cost ways to generate electricity, but these claims are based on creative accounting gimmicks that only examine a small portion of the…

forbes.com - Robert Rapier - Energy Sector Predictions For 2023
Energy Sector Predictions For 2023
Forbes

I always like to get in my energy predictions in early January, so this is a bit later than normal. Last year's predictions were especially tough, because Russia's invasion of Ukraine really upended the energy markets. The ongoing war there is…

reuters.com - Andrea Shalal - Yellen seeks to drum up private sector support for South Africa's energy transition
Yellen seeks to drum up private sector support for South Africa's energy transition
Reuters

EMALAHLENI, South Africa, Jan 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Friday visited South Africa's coal mining region of Mpumalanga, pledging America's firm support to ensure the country's transition to renewable energy does not…

hypebeast.com - Joyce Li - Aptera Has Officially Finished Its Solar-Powered EV
Aptera Has Officially Finished Its Solar-Powered EV
Hypebeast Hong Kong Limited

Since the reveal of Aptera Motors ‘ futuristic three-wheeler back in 2020, the company has officially announced that it is starting production on its solar-powered EV. Calling it the “Launch Edition,” the car is the debut model…

cnbc.com - Pia Singh - Goldman predicts clean hydrogen will be a $1 trillion market. Here's how to play it.
Goldman predicts clean hydrogen will be a $1 trillion market. Here's how to play it.
CNBC

In the race to reduce global carbon emissions to zero, clean hydrogen is increasingly expected to be a winner. Hydrogen is the most the most abundant elements in the universe, and has long been looked to as part of the solution as the world shifts…

irishtechnews.ie - Solar system search for 'crumbs' from early solar system
Solar system search for 'crumbs' from early solar system
Irish Tech News

A magnifying glass just won't cut it for the high-tech “detectives” at the University of Arizona Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility. The scientists, who can be found in the basement of the university's Kuiper Space…

pv-magazine-usa.com - Ryan Kennedy - Bipartisan group files to repeal solar tariff moratorium
Bipartisan group files to repeal solar tariff moratorium
pv magazine USA

A small coalition of Democrat and Republican congress members filed legislation to repeal the pause on tariffs shipped from four Southeast Asian countries responsible for 80% of the US supply of solar modules. “We cannot allow foreign solar…

pv-magazine.com - Emiliano Bellini - Italy allocates 94.2 MW of solar in latest renewables auction
Italy allocates 94.2 MW of solar in latest renewables auction
pv magazine International

Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE), Italy's energy agency, has allocated 116.2 MW of renewable energy capacity in the country's latest renewable energy auction, for projects above 1 MW in size. The GSE awarded 94.2 MW of solar capacity across 15…

wyofile.com - {'@id':'https:////wyofile.com//#//schema//person//1bd3f9010c6a2f7ab3468a3884382eb5'} - BLM seeks public input on 'industrial solar' projects
BLM seeks public input on 'industrial solar' projects
WyoFile

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will solicit comments on plans to boost “utility-scale” solar energy development on public lands, during one of a series of public meetings across the West in Cheyenne Tuesday. The push is part of a…

techcrunch.com - Tim De Chant - Energy transition investments hit $1.1 trillion - with a T - last year
Energy transition investments hit $1.1 trillion - with a T - last year
TechCrunch

After years of bumbling along, investment in the energy transition appears to be taking off. Businesses, financial institutions, governments and end users around the world sunk $1.11 trillion into low-carbon technologies, according to a new report…

energyglobal.com - Abi Larkin - Duke Energy begins operations of Idaho's largest solar plant
Duke Energy begins operations of Idaho's largest solar plant
Energy Global

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a non-regulated commercial brand of Duke Energy, has announced it has placed into commercial operation the 120 MW Jackpot Solar project in Twin Falls County, Idaho, the US. This is the organisation's first utility…

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