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pv-magazine-usa.com - Standardization: The sign of a maturing solar industry
Standardization: The sign of a maturing solar industry
pv magazine USA

When you look back in history, it's easy to see that most mature industries had a period of development that led to standardization. From the common electrical plug to HDMI, the advent of standards gives customers a simple way to use a product and…

mysanantonio.com - Diego Mendoza-Moyers - Texas is emerging solar power capital, with assist from San Antonio's CPS Energy
Texas is emerging solar power capital, with assist from San Antonio's CPS Energy
San Antonio Express-News

In southern Bexar County, an array of solar panels spans nearly a mile end-to-end, nestled amid green pastures and South Texas homesteads. The solar farm holds tens of thousands of solar panels that feed into CPS Energy's power system, providing…

seekingalpha.com - Jason Aycock - Sunny demand improvement leads J.P. Morgan to raise targets on these solar companies
Sunny demand improvement leads J.P. Morgan to raise targets on these solar companies
SeekingAlpha

J.P. Morgan is boosting estimates (and price targets) on its distributed solar companies coverage, following some recent industry conversations encapsulating a few recent positives. Demand trends are still improving from March/April and the onset…

reuters.com - Reuters Editorial - German agency awards new onshore wind, solar power licences
German agency awards new onshore wind, solar power licences
Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's network agency said on Wednesday it had awarded licences to build 677 megawatts (MW) of renewable power installations under the first so-called innovation tender that promotes combining generation and storage…

forbes.com - Liane Yvkoff - Solar-Powered EV Chargers Go Where Grid-Tied Stations Can't
Solar-Powered EV Chargers Go Where Grid-Tied Stations Can't
Forbes

While you can build a gas station pretty much anywhere zoning codes allow, electric vehicle fast-charging stations need to be placed in close proximity to dedicated service transformers to support their heavy draw from the grid. Access to that type…

kcur.org - Missouri Farmers Increasingly Look To Solar To Power Their Operations
Missouri Farmers Increasingly Look To Solar To Power Their Operations
KCUR 89.3 - NPR in Kansas City. Local news, entertainment and podcasts

Chris Bohr's farm in Martinsburg, Missouri, has hundreds of acres of soybeans and corn. It also has a 5,000 head hog barn that requires a lot of electricity to power its ventilation system, cooling fans and lights. About fifty yards away from the…

pv-magazine.com - Syful Islam - Bangladeshi renewables regulator vows to supply skilled solar workforce
Bangladeshi renewables regulator vows to supply skilled solar workforce
pv magazine International

With two international bodies releasing recent reports about the importance of renewables jobs to the energy transition and Covid-19 recovery, Bangladeshi clean energy regulator the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA)…

phys.org - Hayley Dunning - Solar orbiter's first science data shows the sun at its quietest
Solar orbiter's first science data shows the sun at its quietest
Phys.org

by Hayley Dunning, Imperial College London Three of the Solar Orbiter spacecraft's instruments, including Imperial's magnetometer, have released their first data. The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter spacecraft launched in February 2020 on its…

engineeringnews.co.za - Terence Creamer - Solar retains top jobs spot as renewables employment climbs to 11.5m
Solar retains top jobs spot as renewables employment climbs to 11.5m
Engineering News

Renewable-energy jobs rose to 11.5-million globally last year, from 11-million in 2018, with the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry retaining its leading position with 3.8-million jobs, a new study shows. The ‘Renewable Energy and Jobs…

wraltechwire.com - Chantal Allam - Floating solar power plant? Yes, and Fort Bragg is getting one
Floating solar power plant? Yes, and Fort Bragg is getting one
WRAL TechWire

CHARLOTTE – Floating solar systems? Yes, it's a thing and soon the U.S. Army's Fort Bragg in North Carolina will be home to the largest floating solar plant in the Southeast. Starting in November, construction is expected to begin on the…

seekingalpha.com - Carl Surran - Canadian Solar to raise $260M ahead of China carve-out IPO (NASDAQ:CSIQ)
Canadian Solar to raise $260M ahead of China carve-out IPO (NASDAQ:CSIQ)
SeekingAlpha

Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) says it plans to raise RMB1.78B (~$260M) in capital for CSI Solar, its module and system solutions subsidiary, a key step in qualifying for the planned carve-out IPO in China. The company says the capital raise will…

electrek.co - Tesla reduces Solar Roof price, updates website - Electrek
Tesla reduces Solar Roof price, updates website - Electrek
Electrek.co

Tesla has slightly reduced the price Solar Roof prices and updated its webpage for the product with new information. In October of last year, Tesla launched version 3 of its Solar Roof tiles, which is now also known as Solarglass, and it saw a…

pv-magazine.com - Sandra Enkhardt - Solar dominates Germany's first 'innovative renewables' tender
Solar dominates Germany's first 'innovative renewables' tender
pv magazine International

The results of Germany's first tender for renewables projects featuring innovative technology were published today, along with those of an up-to-10 MW solar tender. Federal network agency the Bundesnetzagentur said the 650 MW innovative clean…

sciencealert.com - Michelle Starr - Radical Discovery Suggests The Solar System Has Two Planes of Orbital Alignment
Radical Discovery Suggests The Solar System Has Two Planes of Orbital Alignment
ScienceAlert

If you could zoom out and look at the Solar System from a distance, you'd see that the illustrations have at least one thing right: the planets are, more or less, aligned on a flat plane, circling the Sun's equator. This is called the ecliptic, and…

tucson.com - By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services - Benefits, costs of solar debated by Arizona Corporation Commission candidates
Benefits, costs of solar debated by Arizona Corporation Commission candidates
Arizona Daily Star

PHOENIX — The three Republicans running to become state utility regulators argue that putting Democrats in charge of the regulatory panel would turn Arizona into California. And they don't mean that in a good way. But the trio of Democrats…

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