Although 2021 marked the third year in a row that solar represented the largest share of new generation capacity in the U.S., continued supply chain constraints, tariff investigations and inflation all pose uncertainty for 2022 project development pipelines. In this...
In 2021, Europe experienced the hottest summer on record, at 1.0°C (1.8°F) above average. This included an all-time peak temperature of 48.8°C (119.8°F) measured in Sicily in early August, surpassing the prior record of 48°C (118.4°F) set in...
Each year Clean Power Research® makes updates to SolarAnywhere® to continue our tradition of providing the solar industry and utilities with the world’s best solar data and intelligence services. This year’s releases include: Global, easy-to-access...
Wildfires diminished total sunlight in September 2020 by up to 20%, driving potential PV plant production riskDisaster preparedness—understanding and mitigating losses due to wind, hail and fire—is now a mainstream topic in the solar industry. In the...
Sunlight is dynamic. Imagine sunlight filtering through broken, drifting clouds. Shadows and light race across the landscape. The sun tracks across the sky. This is the real world that solar systems operate in.It’s no surprise that hourly PV modeling—still...
PV soiling losses can increase the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of solar power plants by as much as one cent per kWh, depending on the project site. With the average LCOE of solar generation expected to decrease to 1-5 cents/kWh globally by the year 2050, the...
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