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August 26, 2021

Solar power in trucking's forecast as fleets find energy, cost savings


Marten Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation and Rush Enterprises

are just a few industry players betting on the power of the sun.




DOE grants aim to drive down inverter costs, advance PV fire prevention tech


Several of the projects also aim for lower costs for PV module materials or PV racking,

as well as for lower defect rates on module assembly lines.


Nine projects won grants totaling $14 million from a Department of Energy program aimed at boosting the U.S. solar manufacturing industry. Descriptions of the nine solar manufacturing projects supported by DOE grants:

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The Department of Energy further describes

all of the funded projects here:


Battery storage is on a growth spurt that's about to get even bigger, EIA says


If battery storage hasn't arrived yet, it's about to.


Battery storage is on the cusp of a major growth spurt. Declining costs are driving increased adoption of battery storage outside of regions that have been early adopters, such as PJM Interconnection and the California Independent System Operator. The combined capacity of U.S. battery storage projects could grow by 10 times beyond the 2019 figure between 2021 and 2023.

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Battery Storage in the United States:

An Update on Market Trends

Release date: August 16, 2021


Growth across U.S. electric power market regions

Small-scale battery storage

Lower installed costs

More direct support from solar power

Additional accelerated growth


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Battery Storage in the United States: An Update on Market Trends

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Floating like the wind to a clean energy transition

To a casual observer, the energy transition seems to be in full swing:

Many governments and companies across the world are pledging to reduce their carbon emissions to zero over the coming decades, meaning that for the most part fossil fuels will have to be replaced by renewable energy. To meet these net-zero targets,

however, and pivot from fossil-based fuels to low-carbon energy, renewable energy sources need to be developed urgently.


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An open letter from the wind energy industry

to G20 and world leaders:

It’s time to get serious about renewables




Philadelphia Energy Authority opens next phase of Solarize campaign, includes new financing options


At the kick off the 3rd annual Philadelphia Solar Week, Mayor Jim Kenney said “Philadelphia must do everything we can to fight climate change, which is most greatly affecting our most vulnerable residents. Solarize Philly helps put solar on roof and create jobs for our youth, year after year.”


Solarize Philly is a citywide program to help all Philadelphians go solar.

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) launched Solarize Philly to make the process of installing solar as easy and affordable as possible, while also supporting solar training at the School District of Philadelphia and improving access to clean energy for all neighborhoods.











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