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Large-scale solar can cool nearby areas

An international team of scientists observed a cooling effect in a large radius around solar arrays. The cooling may have implications for local ecosystem management.

How long do residential storage batteries last?

Multiple factors can affect the lifespan of a residential battery energy storage system. We examine the life of batteries in Part 3 of our series.

How long do residential solar inverters last?

Multiple factors affect the productive lifespans of residential solar inverters. In the second part of our new series on resiliency, we look at PV inverters.

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How long do rooftop residential solar panels last?

Multiple factors affect the productive lifespan of a residential solar panel. In the first part of this series, we look at the solar panels themselves.

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Gravity-based renewable energy storage tower for grid-scale operations

Energy Vault secured $100 million in Series C funding for its EVx tower, which stores gravitational potential energy for grid dispatch.

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Hyundai and UL ally to give EV batteries a second life

The two agreed to advance safe deployment and use of second-life battery energy storage systems.

Crystal arrangement results in 1,000x more power from ferroelectric solar cells

German researchers developed a lattice arrangement of three different layers of ferroelectric crystals that created a powerful photovoltaic effect.

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Residential PV makes EVs cheaper, reduces emissions

The maintenance cost of an electric vehicle is estimated to be significantly lower than internal combustion engines, and studies show home solar furthers the cost savings and boosts carbon emission reductions.

Israel’s SolarEdge launches expanded line of commercial inverters

SolarEdge’s new three-phase inverters are available in variants up to 120 kW, with integrated monitoring and a modular design.

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