10 Bonus Solar News Stories

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 17:16:35 +0000

There was plenty of positive solar energy news this month. Aside from the 63 solar stories we’ve published so far, below are 10 more stories that seem worth looking at even though we didn’t take time to explore them in detail

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India Completes World’s Largest Solar Tender, Aims To Reduce Chinese Solar Imports

Credit to Author: Anand Upadhyay| Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:43:13 +0000

Solar ManufacturingEven though the fossil fuels sector has been completely ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, the renewable energy sector has been more than chugging along. The results of a recently concluded mega solar tender in India provides further assurance on the continuing growth in the clean energy sector

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EVs & PV — A Match Made In Heaven

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 02:00:40 +0000

We recently looked at how distributed solar systems are enabling electromobility in rural Zimbabwe. Electric motorcycles and three-wheelers will transform rural communities and improve the lives of women and children in these communities

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Astronergy Is The Top “Top Performer” In PVEL’s “2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard”

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 23:22:59 +0000

The 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard from PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) and DNV GL is out, and the “top performers” have been pumping out press releases highlighting their commendable scores. But who is best of the best

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Tesla Tops Toyota In Market Cap, Becomes World’s Largest Auto & Clean Energy Company

Credit to Author: Vijay Govindan| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 05:21:06 +0000

On January 22, 2020, I wrote that Tesla overtook Volkswagen to become the world’s 2nd largest auto company by market cap. At that point in time, Tesla had just crossed $100 billion in value

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Israeli Government’s 16 Gigawatt Solar Plan A New Policy Priority

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 23:38:31 +0000

Looking over an active few weeks for Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it is reassuring to find something positive regarding clean energy. Israel’s government has shared plans for a decade-long renewable energy shift

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Bifacial Solar Panels That Follow The Sun Now Most Cost Effective

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sun, 07 Jun 2020 17:11:07 +0000

A bifacial solar panel is a solar panel that can collect energy from the front side and the rear side (a normal monofacial panel only collects energy from one side). Bifacial solar technology was created in the latter 1960s. It was dormant while the broader PV market  exploded. It was too costly for the incremental energy production improvements

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Solar Trailer Added To Tesla Model 3 (Video)

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 20:33:27 +0000

Sean Callaghan from ItsYeBoi on YouTube has demonstrated that charging a Model 3 with a solar trailer is possible

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Tesla Master Plan, Part Trois (Sort Of): Battery Day

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 30 May 2020 18:20:25 +0000

Tesla hasn’t officially released a Master Plan, Part Trois, but we could pretend this is essentially what Tesla Battery Day is. Sean Mitchell from All Things EV believes that this will reveal a strategy for more affordable energy

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