Residential PV

Report outlines rooftop solar and storage for 75% of Puerto Rico’s power, and at a lower cost

Distributed solar and storage should be the focus for $9.6 billion in FEMA funds allocated for Puerto Rico’s grid reconstruction, says a new report based on independent analysis. March 17, 2021 William Driscoll Adding solar and storage to every home in Puerto Rico, plus solar on commercial sites, could provide 75% of the territory’s electricity …

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Clean energy VC funding roundup: Residential flow batteries, solar sales software and financing, EV charging and more

Investors continue to invest and clean energy entrepreneurs continue to innovate — despite global setbacks. Here are six companies that won a total of $170 million in funding in recent days, ranging across the cleantech spectrum. August 10, 2020 Eric Wesoff Investors continue to invest and clean energy entrepreneurs continue to innovate — despite global …

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The world added .115 terawatts of solar power in 2019 for a cumulative .629 terawatts

IEA PVPS report: Global solar demand increased by 12% in 2019 compared to 2018 — but that was BC. According to the report, photovoltaics provided just under 3% of global electricity needs in 2019. April 30, 2020 Sandra Enkhardt From pv magazine Germany Last year, the world added 114.9 GW of photovoltaic systems, the third …

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Hardware Brief: Solar mandate in real life, two types of weird new racking, 50/150 cell 500 watt module, more!

Module pricing is flat this week as the Chinese New Year approaches, Acme Express won $1 million to design new C&I racking, Unirac is testing a new connection technique, and Trina is deploying the largest and newest solar cell type. USA-Editors@pv-magazine.com gets your gear in here! January 24, 2020 John Fitzgerald Weaver Our featured image …

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Southeast US adds 427 MW of distributed solar in 2019, as advocates press for more

Florida led the region for small-scale installations, while Maryland kept the lead on a per-capita basis. Solar advocates look to improve opportunities for distributed solar throughout the region in 2020. January 23, 2020 William Driscoll Solar installers put up 427 MWac of small-scale PV systems in the 12 months ended last October, in the Southeastern …

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NYSERDA, Solar Foundation and PathStone launch solar recovery and resilience program in Puerto Rico

The three groups, along with the U.S. Economic Development Administration will be providing $4.5 million to aid in job creation, education and resiliency and recovery measures in the wake of the two major hurricanes that have rocked the island. December 13, 2019 Tim Sylvia With a total of $4.5 million committed, The New York State …

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Sunnova launches $300-350 million IPO

Sunnova has put some numbers on how much it expects to raise as it goes public. July 15, 2019 Christian Roselund On Friday, the fourth-largest provider of residential loans and leases in the United States moved forward as a public company, launching an initial public offering (IPO) of 17.6 million shares of common stock, with …

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Mexico reaches 4 GW milestone

Of the nation’s installed operational PV capacity, 3,364 MW is in the form of solar parks while distributed generation contributes around 693 MW. June 24, 2019 pv magazine By Jorge Zarco Mexico’s solar energy association Asolmex has revealed the country’s cumulative installed PV capacity has risen 32% this year, from 3,075 MW at the end of December, …

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Puerto Rico to officially go 100% renewable

Senate Bill 1121 has been given final approval by the Puerto Rico legislature and is headed to the desk of Governor Ricardo Rosselló. When passed, it will make the island the fifth state-level jurisdiction to establish a 100% zero-carbon and/or renewable energy mandate. March 26, 2019 Tim Sylvia It is a cleaner morning than ever, or …

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pvMB 1/31/19: 50 States of Solar Q4 review, An alternative to carbon taxes… and more!

Hello and thanks for spending your last day of January reading the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll take a gander at Atlas Renewable Energy’s deployment of NEXTrackers TrueCapture Control System in Latin America, APA Solar Racking launching the TITAN Series Racking System, Delta complying with rapid shutdown requirements using Tigo and all else that …

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