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California’s solar energy grid survived the eclipse without incident
Solar power provides 10 percent of California’s energy supply, which meant electric-grid operators had to be prepared for potentially disastrous effects during the recent solar eclipse. To the surprise of many, there were no serious repercussions as the moon blocked a significant source of energy for many.
Continuing Efforts To Improve Solar Cell Efficiency
The costs for solar cells have dropped significantly in the past 2 decades largely due to improvements in the energy conversion of the cells themselves and the scalability of the manufacturing process. Researchers around the world are continuing to make improvements in cell efficiency at the molecular level.
Sizing Up the U.S. Commercial Solar Market
The commercial solar market varies widely in terms of both project sizes and customer offtaker types. But in the last six years, the market has been trending toward large projects (>1,000 kW) with more public customer offtakers.
Report Suggests Solar Energy Capacity Will Rival Nuclear Power by the End of 2017
New data from GTM Research suggests that rapid adoption of solar power could mean that its global gigawatt capacity rivals that of nuclear power by the end of 2017. While nuclear currently far exceeds solar in terms of energy generation, some predict solar could be the world’s largest source of energy by 2050.
National Solar Jobs Census
Solar industry employment has nearly tripled since the first National Solar Jobs Census was released in 2010. Now, the solar industry employs more than twice as many Americans as the entire coal industry.
World’s Largest Second-use Battery Storage System
High-performance battery storage systems are one of the cornerstones of successful energy transformation. As more electricity is fed in from fluctuating renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power plants they will be the key to stabilising the grids. They even out fluctuations with virtually no losses, taking over a task that is currently being performed in part by fossil-fuelled power plants. This can speed up the energy transformation and eliminate the cost of expanding the grid and building new power plants.
4 Unusual Uses of Solar PV Technology
As costs continue to drop and energy production continues to rise, experts expect to see many more places where solar technologies are put to work—providing unleashed, inexpensive electricity. Energy.gov has listed four unusual places where solar technologies are being used today.
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