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The Evolution of Solar Technology - How Photovoltaic Technology Has Developed and Why Nanotechnology May Influence the Future

Here, Dr Franky So, chief technology officer of nanotechnology research company Nextgen Nano, explains the historical developments of photovoltaic technology and looks to the innovations shaping the years ahead.

How Solar and Wind Energy Are Now Cheaper than Fossil Fuels

In two-thirds of the world, renewable sources of power are more affordable than carbon-based electricity. This shift represents a substantial victory for green energy, as it may offer the push the industry needs to become the new norm. Here's how this monumental shift happen

COVID-19 Erases Five Years of Solar Job Growth

All 50 states show solar jobs losses, with 36 states suffering job losses above 30%. Seven states and Washington, DC— including large solar states like New York and New Jersey— have seen solar job losses exceed 60%.

Floating Wind Farms on an Upward Wave

Now, however, many green energy companies are looking toward a new kind of offshore wind turbine that won’t need a concrete foundation. This new technology allows a turbine to float instead of sitting on the ocean floor.

A Bright Idea - Helping the Next Generation Create a Sustainable Future

This shift in focus is redefining engineering by providing us with a new set of challenges. In the past engineers focused on making sure their machines were safe for workers, we’re now having to think of ways to make sure industry processes are safe for the entire planet

Soltec VP of Sales USA - “We Will Supply Over 500 Mw in the Us in the First Half of 2020”

According to the US PV market study of Wood Mackenzie, throughout 2020 more than 6 GW will be installed in photovoltaic projects, of which Soltec will install almost 600 MW. Colin Caufield, Soltec VP of Sales USA reveals the company’s next movements.

Installation Speed: the Murky Cost Creep of Commercial Solar

Industry suppliers tend to throw around a lot of different labor metrics. What do they actually mean? How do variations in modules-per-day or modules-per-hour impact your bottom line? And—a primary concern—will a given supplier stand behind their claims?

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America Has Lost 594,300 Clean Energy Jobs; 850,000 Expected by June 30

• 447,208 new unemployment filings in April, triple March claims • CA, FL, GA, TX, MI, NC, WA, NY, OH among hardest hit states • Energy efficiency job losses top 400,000; renewable job losses near 100,000

SimpliPhi Power Teams Up with Footprint Project to Deliver Clean Energy Microgrid to Field Hospital for Matamoros Migrant Camp Fighting COVID-19

SimpliPhi's batteries combined with Solar PV are providing power 24/7 for the COVID-19 'pop-up' clinic at the Matamoros Migrant Camp of 3,000 asylum seekers in Mexico at the Texas border

NASA $2M Grant Advances Study to Directly Image Exoplanets Light Years Away

Xplore’s Advanced Solar Sail Design will be the Fastest Spacecraft Ever Made, Expanding Xplore’s Reach Beyond the Inner Solar System

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Small Scale Solar + Storage Strategies can Stretch Beyond the Utility Bill to Provide Grid Services and Enhance Value to Customers

• DNV GL's 'Strategies for Success in Small Scale Solar + Storage' report provides new approaches to increase solar + storage project margins, reduce costs and support market growth • Behind the meter solar + storage systems had uneven success across the U.S., but is a valuable tool for addressing sustainability and resilience • Innovative, cross-sector approaches are necessary to deepen penetration for all customer segments

JA Solar to Showcase New Lineup of PV Modules During Online VR Exhibition

The exhibition is poised to offset clients' disappointment brought by the postponement of the SNEC PV Power Expo initially scheduled in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alliant Energy announces six new solar projects in Wisconsin

Solar to provide customers with cost-effective and sustainable energy while creating jobs and spurring economic growth in communities we serve.

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