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Building renewables emits carbon, but building them faster emits far less

A new study by Columbia University’s Climate School looks at the carbon emissions needed to build renewable energy.


Forced labour concerns prompt U.S. ports to block over 1,000 shipments of solar components

Panel shipments collectively worth hundreds of millions of dollars are blocked from entering the United States market as they have failed scrutiny under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, said Reuters.


Most new solar panels retain 80% production after 30 years

A five-year Sandia Labs study on solar module degradation shows that 13 out of 23 tested module types have effective lifetimes exceeding 30 years.

Rooftop wind energy innovation claims 50% more energy than solar at same cost

BASF is currently testing Aeromine Technologies’ patented motionless wind-harvesting system.


Global polysilicon capacity could hit 536 GW by end of 2023

Clean Energy Associates said in a new report that it expects polysilicon production capacity to exceed PV installations next year.

Pairing batteries with rooftop solar

A growing number of residential solar projects include energy storage batteries. In the first part of this series, we look at the backup power feature of batteries.

How long do residential energy storage batteries last?

Multiple factors can affect the lifespans of residential battery energy storage systems.


How long do rooftop residential solar panels last?

Multiple factors affect the productive lifespan of a residential solar panel. In the first part of this series, we look at the solar panels themselves.

Longi announces new 415 W solar panel for residential, commercial applications

Longi unveiled a new 54-cell module at RE+ Anaheim last week, with outputs ranging up to 415 W, and an efficiency rating of 21.3%.

New grid-scale LFP battery from Canadian Solar

Solar PV technology manufacturer Canadian Solar plans to quadruple its battery manufacturing capacity by the end of 2023. A part of that strategy is a new 2.8 MWh lithium-ferro phosphate battery which will be unveiled at the RE+ conference in California this week.


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