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World could install 250 GW of solar this year, claims Bloomberg analyst

Rob Barnett, a senior clean energy analyst for Bloomberg, forecasts a 30% increase in global PV deployment this year, and double-digit growth through 2025.

Global energy storage deployment may hit 500 GW by 2031

Wood Mackenzie said it expects the United States and China to represent 75% of global energy storage demand in a highly consolidated market.

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US to extend Investment Tax Credit for solar at 30% to 2032

As written in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the tax credit will begin at 30% and step down to 26% in 2033 and 22% in 2034.

Solar panel sizes continue to get larger and improve LCOE, says TrendForce report

A new report from the Taiwanese market research company shows growth in the production of modules over 600 W and increased format size. Cells and wafers are getting larger as well.

Energy output is over 100 times the input needed to manufacture solar panels

According to a third-party study, the projected output over the 40-year warranty period of Maxeon solar panels exceeds the energy demand of manufacturing them by over 100-fold. Plus, more details from the Maxeon 2021 sustainability report.

EV battery can reach 98% charge in less than 10 minutes

Enovix has shown that its US-made silicon anode lithium-ion batteries can charge from 0% to 80% in just five minutes.

Stackable home battery with 9.6 kWh to 38.4 kWh of capacity

Lithion’s Stack’d Series LFP batteries are modular and can be scaled in 4.8 kWh increments, from 9.6 kWh to 38.4 kWh.

Solar briefcase packs in 200 W for off-grid, mobile living

FlexSolar has developed a foldable, portable PV briefcase kit with a charge controller and connection cables.

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Hyundai Sonata hybrid is equipped with a solar roof

The 205W PV array adds nearly 1,000 miles of range each year and helps prevent battery discharge events that are responsible for four out of every ten roadside emergency breakdowns.

US consortium aiming for 50-year PV

The US Department of Energy’s durable materials consortium is a multi-laboratory unit that stress-tests solar modules for durability. It aims to extend the useful life of PV.

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