Tag: solar

  • Solar panel exports are breaking records – now let’s install them

    Solar panel exports from China grew by 34% in the first half of 2023, with 114 gigawatts (GW) shipped worldwide, compared to 85 GW in the same period last year, according to a new analysis by energy think tank Ember. We need to get them online ASAP. Chinese solar exports represent around 80% of the…

  • Chinese solar giant Trina is opening a 5 GW factory in Texas

    China’s Trina Solar, one of the world’s largest solar panel makers, has announced it will build a 5 gigawatt (GW) solar panel factory in Texas. The factory will be in Wilmer, southeast of Dallas. The $200 million facility will be more than 1 million square feet in size and will create 1,500 local jobs. Trina…

  • IKEA is kicking off a solar car park push in the US

    IKEA today announced that it’s adding solar car parks, more solar on store rooftops, and battery energy storage systems to seven of its US stores. IKEA has been installing solar at its US stores for more than a decade. Its Paramus, New Jersey, store is the first of seven units included in this new solar…

  • Greenbacker, which owns nearly 1GW of solar, makes a deal to recycle it all

    Power producer Greenbacker Energy Company today announced an exclusive, long-term partnership with solar panel recycler SOLARCYCLE to recycle its decommissioned solar panels. The new partnership provides Greenbacker’s fleet – which currently includes over 975 megawatts (MW) of operating solar projects – with a committed partner to recycle, and it provides SOLARCYCLE with a contracted volume of end-of-life…

  • US solar installations expected to be a record 32 GW in 2023

    The US solar industry is expecting to install an unprecedented 32 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity in 2023, according to a report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie. This year’s anticipated installed solar capacity is a 52% surge from 2022, according to the new “US Solar Market Insight Q3 2023” report.…

  • This modular solar canopy only takes 6 hours to install

    Reno, Nevada-based startup World4Solar is debuting a freestanding modular solar canopy that can be installed in less than a day. Modular solar canopy World4Solar’s new modular residential solar canopy is called the HelioWing, and it comes preassembled and preconfigured. These can also be customized: There are two available Level 2 chargers per unit, and 25…

  • Largest US community solar panel purchase in history just happened with 1.5 GW order

    Boston-based Nexamp, the US’s largest community solar provider, has placed the largest community solar panel order in US history with solar panel maker Heliene. This massive order will provide Nexamp access to 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar panels, which will be produced at Heliene’s factory in Mountain Iron, Minnesota. Over the next five years, that…

  • These accordion-like folding solar roofs will power EV charging stations

    Dhp Technology makes folding solar roofs, and now they’re going to be built over 45 rest stops, where they’ll power EV charging stations. Swiss startup Dhp Technology is part of the ABCD-Horizon consortium, which includes Swiss energy company Aventron, BG Consulting Engineers, and Cargo Sous Terrain. The consortium is launching this project in the cantons…

  • A huge solar + storage + EV project just launched at Dulles Airport

    Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia is going to host a solar, battery storage, and EV project – the US’s largest clean energy project at an airport. The state of Virginia and Dominion Energy officials broke ground on the $200 million clean energy project yesterday. The solar farm will sit on 835 acres of Dulles…

  • How solar has exploded in the US in just a year – in numbers

    Solar and storage companies have announced over $100 billion in private sector investments in the US since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) a year ago, according to a new analysis released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Since President Joe Biden signed the IRA in August 2022, 51 solar factories have been…