Long and unpredictable interconnection queues, permitting, the shortages of skilled labour and essential equipment and grid upgrade financing are the major obstacles to US transmission upgrades, according to US law firm Troutman Pepper.
The solar industry in California could lose 17,000 jobs by the end of 2023, representing 22% of all solar jobs in the state, due to the implementation of NEM 3.0 – a billing structure of California’s rooftop solar net metering scheme – in April 2023.
Following three months of stable operation of Astronergy’s n-type TOPCon PV modules at China’s first deep-sea floating PV empirical base, where performance has been measured under salt spray and water resistance conditions, the products have been officially certified by China’s National Centre of Supervision and Inspection for PV Product Quality (CPVT).
118 countries have signed the ‘Global Renewables and Energy Efficiency Pledge’ on Saturday (2 December) at COP28 in Dubai to treble global installed capacity by 2030.
Under the agreement, bp will acquire the remaining stake of 50.03% in Lightsource bp from the company’s founders, management and staff at a base equity value of £254 million (US$320.96 million).
New York state in the US has installed 2GW of community solar capacity, according to the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA).
More than 400 European solar companies have published an open letter via industry body SolarPower Europe, opposing trade defence measures for the solar sector in the European Union (EU).
Aside from the usual big hitters – China, the US and India – Dunlop said she believed all parts of the world could play a role in helping meet the burgeoning demand for solar over the rest of this decade and beyond.
AES Dominicana has raised US$368 million in a loan facility that will be used to finance renewable energy projects in the Dominican Republic.
“Cut-throat” competition in the polysilicon production industry in 2024 could push many Chinese producers out of business, according to analysis from industry research firm Bernreuter Research.
Israel-headquartered independent power producer (IPP) Econergy has announced the commercial operation of a 155MW solar project in Romania.
US renewables developer Longroad Energy has secured US$600 million in debt financing to grow its renewables portfolio.