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Q CELLS to double solar manufacturing capacity in the U.S.

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle The Q CELLS solar module manufacturing facility, seen here from above, is the largest in the U.S. with a capacity of 1.7 GW per year. (Courtesy: Q Cells) Korean solar energy giant Hanwha Solutions, the parent company of Q CELLS, said it plans to nearly double its U.S. manufacturing capacity….

Is What Went Before Enough to Save U.S. Climate Policy?

By Joel Stronberg The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living but dead, or as I prefer to call it, enduring. It means today not what current society, much less the court, thinks it ought to mean but what it meant when it was adopted. .. Click headline for full article Read Full…

Here’s how 140 of the world’s top wind power experts see its future

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle Turbines will continue to grow larger, costs will significantly decline, and wind power development projects will more frequently be paired with batteries or hydrogen production. Those are the results of a survey of 140 of the world’s leading wind power experts, who were asked to predict what the industry will…

Commerce Secretary: 200% solar tariff ‘exceedingly unlikely’ in Auxin case

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle Speaking before a Senate subcommittee, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said the chance of her agency implementing a 200% tariff on solar modules implemented from Southeast Asia is “exceedingly unlikely.” Raimondo’s testimony before the Senate subcommittee on May 11 came as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have questioned Commerce’s…

California solar: Regulators restart work on NEM 3.0

By Renewable Energy World Follow @EngelsAngle The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has restarted its work on the controversial overhaul to the state’s solar energy-focused net energy metering policy. Work on the so-called “NEM 3.0” policy was paused indefinitely by the CPUC in February after receiving backlash from Gov. Gavin Newsom, renewable energy advocates, and…

10 findings on the growth of hybrid power plants

By Renewable Energy World Jo Seel & Will Gorman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory One of the most important electric power system trends of the 2010s was the rapid deployment of windturbines and photovoltaic arrays, but early data suggests a twist for the 2020s may be the rapiddeployment of ‘hybrid’ generation resources. Subscribe today to the…

$1B hydropower project’s fate rests with Maine supreme court

By Renewable Energy World PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A stalled $1 billion energy corridor aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid could be given new life — or spiked for good — by the state’s high court. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court was set to hear arguments Tuesday on a pair…

Biden officials are pressed on tariff probe’s impact on solar

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo appeared before a Senate committee on April 27 to present her agency’s budget request for the upcoming fiscal year. The annual tradition for federal department heads can be mundane. But Raimondo’s testimony, and that of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm a week later, served as the first…

From efficiency to sufficiency

By FORESIGHT Contributor From FORESIGHT Climate & Energy, Watt Matters is a podcast all about the energy transition and the shift to a decarbonised economy. Lawmakers around the globe have spoken extensively about energy efficiency. However, there is an increasing interest in policy and academic circles around sufficiency: these are often labelled as demand-side measures…

New Jersey floating solar project aims to be nation’s largest

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle NJR Clean Energy Ventures’ 4.4 MW floating solar array located in Sayreville, New Jersey (Courtesy: NJR CEV) Construction is underway on an 8.9 MW floating bifacial solar array at a water treatment facility in New Jersey. NJR Clean Energy Ventures, a unit of New Jersey Resources, claims the project will…

Biden admin. launches $3B battery production plan

By Renewable Energy World WASHINGTON (AP) — Continuing its push to dramatically boost sales of electric vehicles and support renewable energy sources with storage on the grid, the Biden administration on Monday announced $3.1 billion in funding to U.S. companies that make and recycle lithium-ion batteries. The investments from last year’s $1 trillion infrastructure law…

Elon Musk prevails in court case on SolarCity deal

By Renewable Energy World WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware court sided with Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a bitter legal battle over whether he acted against the best interest of other shareholders when he steered the electric car maker into a $2.6 billion acquisition of a solar panel maker founded by two of his…

SunCommon cuts ribbon on largest solar canopy in Vermont

By Kelsey Misbrener Lawson’s Finest Liquids announced that construction of the largest solar canopy in the state of Vermont is now complete at the company’s Brewery and Taproom in Waitsfield. Built by SunCommon, an iSun company, the structure features 495 REC 375-W solar modules seated above 40 covered parking spaces and 10 level-two electric vehicle…

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