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Solar industry employment dropped 6.7% in 2020, new report shows

By Renewable Energy World The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2020 released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), The Solar Foundation, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), and BW Research….

The US solar workforce must quadruple to meet Biden’s clean energy goals

By Billy Ludt The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the “National Solar Jobs Census 2020” released Thursday by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), The Solar Foundation, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and BW Research. The…

EDF Renewables awarded development contract for 303 MW of New York solar

By Billy Ludt New York State Research Energy and Development Authority (NYSERDA) awarded EDF Renewables long-term contracts to develop 303 MW of clean energy for the state. The photovoltaic projects are part of the 2020 Reneewable Energy Standard Solicitation program. The projects are all expected to come online by the end of 2023, and are…

Ørsted, Eversource commit $5 million to university’s offshore wind research initiatives

By Renewable Energy World Ørsted and Eversource, developers of New York’s Sunrise Wind offshore wind farm, announced the launch of a research partnership with Stony Brook University. The $5 million commitment will underwrite research initiatives specific to advancing offshore wind through Stony Brook’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) in connection with the Sunrise…

New Columbia Solar cuts ribbon on 1,148-kW community solar canopy in D.C.

By Kelsey Misbrener On April 26, Washington, D.C.’s largest solar canopy was unveiled on the grounds of the Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus (RIC), located on the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus. Several representatives from District government and the business community participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the 1,148-kW installation, which…

Vertical turbines could be the future for wind farms

The now-familiar sight of traditional propeller wind turbines could be replaced in the future with wind farms containing more compact and efficient vertical turbines. New research has found that the vertical turbine design is far more efficient than traditional turbines in large scale wind farms, and when set in pairs the vertical turbines increase each…

Ørsted, Eversource fund offshore wind support program at Stony Brook University

By WPED Staff Ørsted and Eversource, developers of New York’s offshore wind farm, Sunrise Wind, launched a partnership with Stony Brook University. The $5 million commitment will underwrite research initiatives specific to the advancement of offshore wind through Stony Brook’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) in connection with and funded by the Sunrise…

New solar consortium says it will push CdTe thin-film efficiency to 30%

By Kelly Pickerel Various university, research and commercial solar companies involved with cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar panel manufacturing have formed the U.S. Manufacturing of Advanced Cadmium Telluride (US-MAC) photovoltaics consortium. Led by the Wright Center for Photovoltaics at The University of Toledo, Colorado State University (CSU) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable…

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