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 1977 in Greece. Also 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 snow and soiling...
According to NOAA, in 2021, the U.S. experienced 20 separate, billion-dollar weather and climate disasters, second only to the record 22 separate billion-dollar events in 2020. The diversity of disasters was notable, as seen in the graphic below. Several disasters...
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 solar...
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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