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First commercial gravity-based energy storage tower begins commissioning

Energy Vault has begun commissioning a 25 MW / 100 MWh energy storage tower adjacent to a wind power facility outside of Shanghai.

Top solar panel brands in performance, reliability, and quality

Solar modules are evaluated in the Renewable Energy Test Center annual PV Module Index.


Autonomous robots for solar installation gain traction

Installation robots are moving from test centres to the field. American technology companies Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation and Terabase Energy recently announced key business developments.

NREL develops perovskite solar cells with 93% bifaciality

A research team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has made highly bifacial perovskite cells with a front-side efficiency of 23%.

Flow battery capacity and longevity boosted by unexpected ingredient

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in America have demonstrated the use of sugar water to improve the performance of flow batteries for grid-scale energy storage.

Study shows potential for floating solar in Southeast Asia

The America-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released the findings of a study that assessed the technical potential for floating PV and underlined its co-benefits in environmental protection and food security.

Solar will be in ‘unassailable position’ as cheapest source of electricity

Solar levelized cost of electricity will reach less than $45 (USD 30) per MWh in 2050 as global capacity grows 22-fold, said DNV.


Panasonic introduces new generation home battery

The EverVolt home battery supports both DC and AC coupling for new and existing solar arrays.

Energy transition is off-track, says IRENA

The global transition to carbon-free energy has fallen behind pace to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a key threshold set forth by the Paris Agreement.

US green hydrogen market set to surge to $2 trillion by 2050, says Deloitte

By 2050, the practice of using renewable energy to electrolyse water and create hydrogen fuel could become a global market of well over USD 1 trillion ($1.47 trillion), according to a new report by Deloitte.


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