Community solar up, net metering down in US this year – pv magazine International

From pv magazine USA The US distributed solar market, which typically involves projects below 10 MW in capacity, doubled its market size to 8 GW from 2018 through 2022. Over the last four years, buildout has been pushed down by trade policy challenges, supply chain constraints, and persistent labor shortages, while being lifted by record-breaking … Read more

Arafura Looks To Renewables To Power NT Rare Earths Project

Arafura Rare Earths Limited has chosen a greenhouse gas emissions reduction pathway for its mining project in the Northern Territory. The Nolans Project site is 135 kilometers north of Alice Springs. It will include a mine, processing facilities and related infrastructure, and is considered a globally significant “NdPr” project. What is NdPr? The Nolans Project … Read more

Deploying solar, storage, heat pumps in the Arctic – pv magazine International

US researchers have conducted case studies on the successful deployment of distributed renewables in the state of Alaska. In one study, two cities installed 223.5 kW solar PV arrays coupled with 351 kWh batteries and 250 kW inverters, in addition to cold climate heat pumps. January 31, 2023 Beatriz Santos Scientists from the US National … Read more

World’s largest hydrogen airplane makes first flight – pv magazine International

ZeroAvia tested its new 19-seat hydrogen-powered aircraft, Chinese scientists unveiled new technology to promote bubble removal in electrolyzers, and Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology researchers claimed that the most efficient hydrogen production systems are based on waste heat. January 31, 2023 Sergio Matalucci ZeroAvia conducted a 10-minute test flight this week for what it … Read more

Retired coal sites to host multi-day iron-air batteries – pv magazine International

Form Energy will install two 10 MW / 1,000 MWh batteries on the sites of Xcel Energy’s former coal-fired plants. January 31, 2023 Ryan Kennedy From pv magazine USA Solar and wind power have variability in their productive hours, as multi-day weather events can impact their output. Therefore, multi-day storage that is cost effective is … Read more

MPower Completes Faraday Solar Energy Project Acquisition

It’s taken a while and there’s still nothing to see yet, but work should start soon on Sydney-headquartered MPower’s Faraday Renewable Energy Project in Victoria. MPower specializes in the development, construction and operation of renewable energy facilities, and has a predilection for small solar farms. The Faraday Renewable Energy Project is a now-shovel-ready 5 MW … Read more

Novel snow removal tech uses electricity from uncovered PV panels – pv magazine International

JA Solar has worked with Chinese scientists to test a new electrical heating system for solar panels that uses the heat from uncovered panels to remove snow. The system starts by using grid electricity, but then relies on the thermal effect of resistance to uniformly heat the whole PN junction area of ​​the snow-covered panels. … Read more

NSW Vehicle Emissions Offset Scheme An Indulgence?

When New South Wales drivers go to renew their vehicle registration, they now have the option of also offsetting their emissions. First, about the “indulgence” bit. Starting in the Middle Ages, indulgences were offered by the Catholic Church as a way to reduce the amount of God’s punishment one had to undergo for sins committed. … Read more

Small change, big effect – pv magazine International

From pv magazine 01/23 At the end of September 2022, a faint cheer could be heard in Berlin. Germany’s economics committee had approved a government motion for further changes in a proposed amendment to the energy security act, the Energiesicherungsgesetz (ENSIG). The amended legislation added the following sentence to Germany’s renewable energy act, “In sentence … Read more