North America PV News Snippets
Sunnova Bags $3 Billion Commitment From US Government & More From Crossroads Agriculture, Sunergy, GSI
Friday, 21 Apr 2023
DOE offers conditional commitment of $3 billion for Sunnova’s Project Hestia; Crossroads Agriculture’s farmland for 1 GW NextEra PV projects; Sunergy to go public via SPAC deal; GSI acquires 1.4 GW solar and storage projects from Saturn Power.
US Offering Funding For Small Solar Projects
Small Innovative CSP & Solar PV Projects Stand To Win $6.5 Million US Department Of Energy Funding
Thursday, 20 Apr 2023
The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) under the US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a funding round of $6.5 million as Small Innovative Projects in Solar (SIPS) 2023 for seedling research and development projects in the domain of solar .
US Wants Clean Energy On Mine Lands
$450 Million For Clean Energy Demonstration Projects On Current & Former Mine Lands In US
Thursday, 06 Apr 2023
Estimating up to 90 GW of clean energy capacity generation on some 17,750 mine land sites located across 1.5 million acres of the US if repurposed, the Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding support of $450 million to 5 such demonstration projects on current and former mine lands.
$8 Million US Government Grant For Agrivoltaic Projects
6 US Solar Energy Projects On Agricultural Land Win Government Funding To Create ‘Replicable’ Models For Agrivoltaics & Eventually Benefit Farmers
Monday, 12 Dec 2022
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 6 agrivoltaic projects for a total of $8 million funding with an aim to increase access to solar energy in the country and also create economic opportunities for farmers.
$14 Million DOE Funding For Solar & Wildlife Interaction
US Funding Efforts To Understand How Solar Energy Infrastructure Interacts With Wildlife & Ecosystems
Wednesday, 19 Oct 2022
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $14 million to projects that explore solar energy infrastructure’s interaction with the wildlife and ecosystem with an aim to minimize the impact of this growing renewable energy technology on the local environment and the species that thrive there.
DOE Reaches Out To Public For Critical Materials Research Program
Public Views Sought By US DOE For Its $675 Mn Critical Materials Research Program
Saturday, 13 Aug 2022
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has reached out to the people for their inputs on how to develop and implement the $675 million Critical Materials Research, Development, Demonstration, and Commercialization Program.
US Laser Focused On Silicon Free PV Technology
DOE Targets Over 24% CdTe Cell Efficiency & Below $0.20/W Module Costs By 2025
Tuesday, 02 Aug 2022
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Accelerator Consortium (CTAC) to accelerate the development of CdTe solar cells with cell efficiencies over 24% and module costs below $0.20 per W by 2025.
US Announces $56 Million Funding Opportunity For Solar
US Department of Energy Invites Proposals To Support CdTe & Perovskite Solar Technologies As Part Its PV R&D And Solar Manufacturing Incubator Projects
Friday, 15 Jul 2022
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a $56 million funding opportunity for commercializing silicon free thin-film PV technology, perovskites and for projects that promote reuse and recycling of solar technologies, as the country seeks to develop local and clean energy supply chain.
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700 MW+ Bifacial Modules Order For Boviet Solar & More From Syncarpha, Renewco, DOE
Tuesday, 12 Jul 2022
Origis Energy to buy bifacial solar modules from Boviet Solar; Syncarpha Capital and Rosemawr launch $100 million solar and storage partnership; Scotland’s Renewco Power acquires 2 GW solar and storage in the US; DOE ropes in Robert Downey Jr.
$500 Million For Clean Energy On Mine Land
US DOE Issues RFI For Public Input On Transforming Mines Into Clean Energy Hubs
Thursday, 30 Jun 2022
The US government is seeking public input via a request for information (RFI) for its plans deploy clean energy demonstration projects, including solar power, on current or former mining lands with $500 million funding, as part of its Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
US: $6 Million For Early-Stage Solar Research
DOE To Fund Innovative Solar Energy Ideas Under SIPS 2022 Funding Program
Monday, 13 Jun 2022
The Department of Energy (DOE) in the US has announced a funding of $6 million for a slew of solar energy research and development projects for both solar PV and concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) under Small Innovative Projects in Solar (SIPS) 2022 Funding Program.
DOE: Incentivize US PV Manufacturing
US DOE Releases Deep-Dive Assessments Of Clean Energy Manufacturing Supply Chains
Saturday, 26 Feb 2022
Taking a cue from its Chinese counterpart, the US government has figured incentives are one way to ensure significant growth in local solar PV manufacturing to offset higher cost of manufacturing in the country, according to the Office of Energy Effi.
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German Solar Car Maker Sono Motors Files For US Listing… & More
Monday, 25 Oct 2021
Sono Motors files for US listing: Sono Group, the name behind Sono Motors GmbH that’s building fully electric cars with integrated solar cells from Valoe Oyj, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) for common shares with the US Securities a.
The R&D Lab Wins American-Made Solar Round 4
Ex-SolarCity & Tesla Executive Brian Atchley Founded The R&D Lab Wins DOE’s American-Made Solar Prize Round 4, For Roofing Product That Makes Solar Roofs Aesthetically Pleasing
Friday, 17 Sep 2021
Round 4 of the American-Made Solar Prize launched by the US Department of Energy (DOE) has found 2 winners who will equally share the $3 million prize money.
US DOE Launches Large Solar Siting RFI
US Department Of Energy Launches Request For Information To Evaluate Impacts Of Large Scale Solar Plants On Surrounding Ecosystem
Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021
As the US carves out a bigger role for solar energy in its energy transition to a 100% decarbonized grid by 2035, it wants to be sure about the technology’s impact on the ecosystem.
US Wants 40% Electricity From Solar By 2035
US Department Of Energy Sees Potential For Solar Energy To Claim 40% Of Country’s Electricity Mix By 2035, Without Raising Prices; Wants Annual Addition Of 30 GW AC Till 2025
Thursday, 09 Sep 2021
According to the DOE, the US needs to have 40% electricity in the power mix to come from solar energy by 2035.
Solar Could Grow To 40% Of US Energy Mix By 2035
White House Sees Bright Future For Solar Power In US Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal; US Department Of Energy Expects Solar To Account For Over 40% Of Country’s Power Mix By 2035
Thursday, 19 Aug 2021
Large scale decarbonization of electricity sector could mean solar power to account for more than 40% of the US electricity mix, from 3% at present, according to preliminary results of an upcoming National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) analysis .
$14 Million Funding For US Solar Manufacturing Innovations
US Department Of Energy Announces Winners Of $45 Million Funding Round For Solar Manufacturing & Grid Technology Projects; Silfab Solar, AccuSolar & Bert Thin Films Among Winners
Friday, 13 Aug 2021
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the winners of $45 million in funding under the Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2021 (SETO FY21), comprising $14 million awarded to efforts accelerating commercialization of American-made solar innovations.
Instant Permitting Tool For Residential Rooftop Solar In US
US Department Of Energy Sensitizing Local Governments To Adopt SolarAPP+, An NREL Developed Tool To ‘Drastically’ Bring Down Permitting Process For Residential Solar Installations
Friday, 16 Jul 2021
To fast-track residential solar installation permits, the Department of Energy (DOE) of the US government has launched Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) tool, which it believes will cut red tape and make solar power cheaper and easier for homeowners.
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Japanese solar financier, developer and operator Shift Energy Japan has contracted solar software service provider @solargis to provide satellite based solar data & PV ...simulation services to evaluate feasible project pipeline in Japan and Southeast Asia https://taiyangnews.info/technology/solar-data-simulation-services-for-sej/
#India will achieve self-sufficiency for solar PV module demand by FY 2026 as nameplate module manufacturing capacity grows to 110 GW and it can cater to overseas markets as a ...'viable alternative' to China for quality & price: @ResearchJmk @ieefa_institute https://taiyangnews.info/business/india-could-compete-with-chinese-pv-in-next-3-years/