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Global Carbon Emissions Down by Record 7% in 2020...

Carbon dioxide emissions in 2020 fell by 7%, the biggest drop ever, as countries around the world imposed lockdowns and restrictions on movement to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Global Carbon Project said in its annual...

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Why the Price of New Solar Electricity Fell an...

In 1956, an early demonstration of solar photovoltaics produced a watt of energy for the modest price of an inflation-adjusted $1,865. Put another way, you'd need to spend over a half-million dollars to equal one modern 320-watt rooftop solar panel.

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First Solar's PV Module Technology Completes 25 Years of ...

"Determining how many years a solar panel will last can take, well, years."

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Underwriters Laboratories Publishes Safety Standard for...

Underwriters Laboratories announced that it published ANSI/CAN/UL 3741, Standard for Safety for Photovoltaic Hazard Control. The Standard provides a means to evaluate the operation of photovoltaic (PV) hazard control functions that provide a...

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"Solar energy is bound to be in our future. There's a kind of inevitability about it."
- Jim Inhofe
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Global Research Team Sets Up Database for Emerging PV Tech

An international team of scientists has created a new database that includes all of the most important performance parameters of what they call "emerging photovoltaics." These technologies include new high bandgap technologies such as perovskite, ...

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U.S. Set For Record 19GW of New Solar Capacity...

New solar capacity installations in the US are expected to rise 43% this year as the industry recovers from the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie.

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Can Solar Farms Promote Local Food Security, Wildlife...

A big concern with large-scale solar farms is the impact on land use. Solar developers often site projects on agricultural land that is taken out of production. Also, the vegetation around solar panels needs to be maintained to prevent shading....

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Call for Participation

The 50th Annual National Solar Conference will be held at the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, CO from August 3-6, 2021. We invite you to submit a proposal for a presentation at ASES's 50th national annual conference "SOLAR 2021:...

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Solar World Congress 2020 December 2020 to November 2021 as a virtual online conference, will be celebrating "ISES at 50 - The Century of Solar".

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon ® 2021 Design Challenge April 16–18, 2021.

SOLAR 2021 August 3-6, 2021, University of Colorado, Boulder.

National Solar Tour October 2-3, 2021, Nationwide. This year's tour will remain online through 2020!
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