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Report shows car batteries can optimise power grid

A report commissioned by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has found that if 10% of the nation’s vehicles are electric and utilise vehicle-to-grid connections, they could reduce peak electricity demand at local substations by 6% and save car owners hundreds of dollars per year on charging costs.

New solar installations to hit 413 GW this year, says BloombergNEF

BloombergNEF says historically low module prices will drive the global solar industry to record installations in 2023.

Solar-plus-storage outperforms diesel in US military survival analysis

The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has determined that Antora Energy’s solar-plus-storage system meets the US military’s stringent standards, as it significantly outperforms emergency diesel generators in survivability probabilities.

A terawatt of solar module capacity expected within 16 months

Clean Energy Associates projects that major Chinese manufacturers will achieve a global solar module manufacturing capacity of 1 terawatt by the end of 2024. Furthermore, this capacity is projected to hit that same mark within China’s borders by 2025.

‘Make it burn’ and other lithium-ion first responder guidance

American Clean Power has published a guide for first responders on lithium-ion battery energy storage system emergencies, offering insights based on the 2023 NFPA 855 code revision.


Vertical bifacial solar seeking greenhouse albedo and deployment space

A farmer in the United States has installed vertical bifacial solar, leveraging greenhouse albedo to increase output. The installation demonstrates promising generation during winter months, while maximising limited land space.

New software modelling tool for agrivoltaics

Sandbox Solar, a solar developer and US federal grant recipient, has released a beta version of its software modelling tool for agrivoltaic power plants. It supports the design and optimisation of solar panels, as well as the crops underneath.

Longi reveals plans to open 5 GW solar module factory in US market

Chinese manufacturer Longi Solar is working with PV developer Invenergy to build a 5 GW per year solar module manufacturing facility in the US state of Ohio.

Energy storage fire, explosion, and safety training manual released

IREC’s handbook contains energy storage installation codes, hardware standard, and lithium-ion risk mitigation tools.

How to get to 100% emissions-free electricity

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is exploring different paths to 100% emissions-free electricity in the United States.


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