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PV reliability lessons from 100,000 systems

Despite the importance of reliability to the cost competitiveness of PV, large data sets enabling high-level investigation of the technology’s performance in the field are relatively scarce. Dirk C. Jordan, Chris Deline, Bill Marion and Teresa Barnes of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Mark Bolinger of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study a unique data set of 100,000 PV systems in the US, drawing out tips for better reliability that have relevance to other parts of the world.

NREL evaluates floating solar technology potential in US

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has evaluated the potential for floating solar (FPV) across the US in a new study, notably highlighting its benefits on water reservoirs in arid regions as well as alongside hydroelectric facilities.

SEIA: Rick Perry isn’t targeting wind and solar

After new Secretary of Energy Rick Perry sent a memo to his chief of staff authoring a 60-day review of the grid to investigate how certain federal subsidies boost one form of energy at the expense of certain base load energies such as nuclear and coal, many industry observers believed him to be attacking renewable energy, but the SEIA claims this is not the case.

NREL led R&D consortium gets US$30 million SunShot Initiative funding

The US Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is being given US$30 million from the SunShot Initiative to develop durable photovoltaic (PV) module materials.

Solar’s US$400 billion of health and environmental benefits for the US

A report published under the US Department of Energy’s Path to SunShot series by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory reveals how solar power could deliver US$400 billion in environmental and public health benefits throughout the US by 2050.