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Global investment in clean energy nearly doubles that of fossil fuels

For every dollar invested in fossil fuels, 1.7 dollars are invested in clean technologies. Five years ago, it was a one-to-one ratio, said the International Energy Agency.

Utility-scale solar installation goes automated

Powered by installation robots, on-site assembly line and digital twin software, the Terabase automated power plant construction system aims to boost productivity and cut construction costs.

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US solar installers list Qcells, Enphase as top brands

An industry survey led by SolarReviews and NABCEP found two-thirds of solar installers expect high electricity prices to drive demand.

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Solar assets are underperforming expectations by 8%, what is the root cause?

The Renewable Energy Test Center (RETC) raised the issue of ultraviolet-induced degradation of the trending technology in its PV Module Index 2022.

US Inflation Reduction Act triggers plans for 46 factories, says industry group

Since the passage of the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) last August, the utility-scale clean power sector has announced USD 150 billion ($223b) in funding, 46 new manufacturing facilities, and nearly 20,000 new jobs, according to the American Clean Power Association.

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Weekend read: A moral trilemma

US solar was disrupted in 2022, with module seizures delaying projects due to strict laws designed to stamp out alleged forced labor practices in sections of the Chinese PV industry. However, it remains to be seen whether seizures affected such alleged practices.

Silicon anode lithium-ion battery cell with 500 Wh/kg density

Amprius has obtained third-party performance verification for a battery cell that offers high power density in a lightweight package.

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Viability of ‘direct’ green hydrogen fuel production evaluated by US researchers

Rather than using solar or wind to power electrolysis, researchers are testing the competitiveness of photoelectrochemical cells to produce emissions-free hydrogen fuels.

Reviewing the US solar panel value chain manufacturing capacity in light of IRA

From polysilicon to panels through recycling, how much domestic capacity does the US have?

Five actions for effective renewables finance risk management

In some instances, the cost of insurance could exceed 25% of annual operating and maintenance expenses, said insurance broker Marsh. The firm offers five actions to properly evaluate risks and drive portfolio growth.

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