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Solar


Solar power technologies and projects: photovoltaic, concentrating solar, solar tower

Summer 2020 Brought ERCOT Market Challenges, But Nothing Like 2019

The Texas power market made headlines in August 2019 when wholesale prices for electricity repeatedly spiked close to and even hit the $9,000-per-megawatt-hour (MWh) cap. This August, average hourly prices…



Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ Report Highlights Greening of the Grid

The use of coal for North American power generation will continue to decline, natural gas will continue as the leading source of power, and the use of renewable resources to…


World’s Largest—For Now—Battery Storage Project Online in California

A battery energy storage project in California is set to be the world’s largest in terms of generation capacity when the facility is fully energized later in September. McCarthy Building…


Turning a Brownfield into a Brightfield

A solar array in Indiana is a model project for renewable energy development, with the site providing clean energy at what was once a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.…


Delingha: A Leap for Molten Salt Tower CSP Technology

The 50-MW Delingha concentrated solar power tower plant located on the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau in China was developed, built, and continues to be refined by a company dedicated to solar…


Big Oil Makes Concerted Push into Power

BP made headlines in early August when it announced it wants to develop about 50 GW of net renewable generating capacity by 2030—a 20-fold increase from the 2.5 GW deployed…