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Home Solar Power Blew Up In 2020

December 13th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Despite the pandemic, Bloomberg New Energy Finance found that home solar PV installations were 21% higher in the first 7 months of 2020 compared to the first 7 months of


Solar Power Costs Dropped Dramatically In 2013–2018

September 17th, 2020 | by U.S. Energy Information Administration

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for newly constructed utility-scale electric generators in the United States, annual capacity-weighted average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems and onshore wind turbines have continued to decrease


US Solar Power — Hit, Kicked, But Still Running

September 14th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

I wrote about the newest US Solar Market Insight Report this morning to provide an update on US solar power capacity added in the first half of 2020, including in relation to other energy sources. However, there's much more to cover in the report, so let's go through some of those charts again as well as other ones


New Record-Low Solar Price Bid — 1.3¢/kWh

August 30th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Portugal recently held a solar power auction (in which power plant developers submit different bids for what price they can offer electricity under a new contract), and one of the bids broke the world record for the lowest solar power price


India’s Largest Building Integrated Vertical Solar System & The Road Ahead

July 11th, 2020 | by Anand Upadhyay

In 2019, U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd. installed India’s largest building integrated vertical solar PV system at a data center in Mumbai. The system, with a capacity of about 1 MW, has been installed by integrating solar panels on all four walls of the facility, covering over 5000 square feet of facade area


The 2020 Solar Module Roller Coaster Ride

June 23rd, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

The most recent count from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Report proved a sluggish start in January 2020 for the solar industry, followed by a steep incline of shipments in March. The burst of the most impressive numbers ever of solar modules shipped was in March, with manufacturers shipping approximated 2.05 gigawatts of PV modules that month



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