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Figure 2. Quarterly Median National Installed Prices over 2021-2022. These prices represent the up-front price paid by the customer, prior to receipt of any incentives, and can include loan-financing fees bundled into the prices charged by installers. For the purposes of this report, “large non-residential” systems are larger than 100 kW, capped at 5 MW-AC if ground-mounted.

Updated Report & Data Illustrate Distributed Solar Pricing & Design Trends

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest edition of Berkeley Lab’s Tracking the Sun annual report, describing pricing and design trends for grid-connected, distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) and PV-plus-storage systems in the United States. The report is based on data from roughly 3.2 million systems installed nationally … [continued]

New report finds that carbon capture and storage in California can concurrently serve local communities, the environment and the economy

New Report: Carbon Capture & Storage Serves California Communities, Environment, & Economy

LLNL and the Clean Air Task Force have released a new report “Sharing the Benefits: How the Economics of Carbon Capture and Storage Projects in California Can Serve Communities, the Economy, and the Climate,” that examines the costs of carbon dioxide capture, transportation, and geologic storage in California.

"NOAA Ocean Explorer: Pacific Deep Reefs 2011 Exploration: Mission Summary" by NOAA Ocean Exploration & Research is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Rising Ocean Temperatures Are A Threat To Human Survival

Scientists tend to focus on the levels of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere as the causes of global heating. Yet most of the excess heat added to the environment since the start of the Industrial Revolution has been absorbed by the ocean, which covers 70% of the planet. … [continued]

Separating & Purifying Rare-Earth Elements with Microorganisms

Using naturally occurring and engineered proteins and bacteria, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators will separate and purify rare-earth elements so they can be used in the defense sector. Under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Environmental Microbes as a BioEngineering Resource (EMBER) program, the team was awarded an initial $4 million in funding R&D … [continued]