According to DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials's latest ‘Global PV Reliability Study’ that focuses on field inspection and analysis of 6.5 million modules, 355 installations and 1.8GW of total power, PV backsheet material defects have increased by a significant 47% from the 2018 report.
Renewables, storage and energy efficiency may get a stronger foothold in Mississippi after utility regulators last week took an unprecedented move to create a formal long-term energy planning process for the electric companies they regulate.
This pair of Landsat 8 images highlights the rapid expansion of China's Tengger Desert Solar Park facility. The Operational Land Imager acquired the first image in April 2013 — when just a few solar panels stood in the southern part of the facility — and the second in April 2019.
If fusion technology can be successfully commercialized and integrated into the electric grid, it could go a long way toward addressing climate change and future energy crises. A growing number of private enterprises are aiming to help demonstrate its practical viability.
The Department of Energy Resources released its report on "the necessity, benefits and costs" of pursuing an additional 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind power, which the Legislature last year authorized but did not mandate, and concluded that it would be a good bet for ratepayers, the environment and the economy.
The study found both benefits and concerns regarding solar power’s ability to meet peak demand and said further work should be done to establish capacity payments that would make wider solar power penetration more viable.