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PVEL releases ninth edition of ‘PV Module Reliability Scorecard’

The PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) 2023 Scorecard identifies 250 solar modules from 35 manufacturers as “top performers.”

Navigating complex energy markets for VPP participants

The growing need for virtual power plants, which dispatch energy when and where it is needed, is giving rise to opportunities for software companies, such as Leap, to handle the complexities of navigating energy markets.

The world can manufacture enough solar to reach decarbonization goals

NREL researchers model viable pathways to supplying the estimated 60 TW of capacity required for decarbonization, and study the effect that disruptive solar technologies may have on deployment cost and market opportunity.


Enphase demonstrates bidirectional EV charger

Enphase’s new bidirectional EV charger enables vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid applications, and can be integrated with its home energy systems.

GameChange releases new solar tracker

US tracker manufacturer GameChange Solar’s latest product launch follows its recently announced decision to increase its annual domestic manufacturing capacity to 24 GW.

US battery maker unveils solid-state storage systems for residential applications

Amptricity has emerged from stealth mode with plans to manufacture solid-state batteries for residential and commercial installations.

A new era of made-in-USA solar

There are both challenges and benefits to boosting solar manufacturing in America. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 includes a host of measures to support the production of US renewable energy technologies and could foster a new era for made-in-America solar. pv magazine USA Senior Editor Anne Fischer explores the current status and outlook of US solar manufacturing.


Zinc8 to manufacture its first zinc-air batteries in US market

Canadian battery developer Zinc8 Energy Solutions has announced plans to begin battery production in the United States, incentivized by manufacturing production credits in the US Inflation Reduction Act.

Comparing performance of transparent solar windows to traditional windows

The results of the study by Wells Fargo Foundation and NREL initiative showed that PV-coated windows can appreciably lower the solar heat gain coefficient.


There’s big money in recycling materials from solar panels

Recycling solar panels keeps them out of landfills, but also provides much-needed raw materials with Rystad Energy projecting a value approaching $80 billion by 2050.

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