If you’re a new solar energy homeowner, you may be wondering where to find the latest solar energy news. You’ve probably heard a lot about solar power, but you may not be aware of what’s going on behind the scenes. But there’s some good news that could help you make the most informed decision. Read on to learn more about the latest developments in solar energy. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter.
A new type of solar material has recently been developed to store solar energy and release it when needed. A new kind of solar cell is based on organic chemistry. It is one micrometer thick and can harvest energy from the environment at night. Researchers also developed an AI algorithm to predict the chances of a ‘drought’ occurring on a network scale. This new method is cheap and easy to manufacture, and scientists say it could be the future of solar energy.
In other solar energy news, President Obama launched a new clean energy campaign this week, and announced incentives for manufacturers of solar panels. The Defense Production Act was passed by Congress to encourage domestic manufacturing of critical equipment. The President has pledged not to impose new tariffs on solar equipment for two years. The new incentives could be a huge boon to American manufacturers. But how will they help American consumers? And how do we protect our national security from foreign competition?
While the administration’s goal is to restore U.S. manufacturing, it is important to balance ambitious solar energy growth targets with the goal of eliminating carbon emissions in the power sector by 2035. Unfortunately, the Biden administration’s policies are having a significant impact on the solar industry. The Commerce Department is investigating Chinese shipments of solar equipment to the U.S. as part of the investigation. This has slowed the development of large solar projects, which are necessary to achieve the president’s goal of decarbonizing the power sector by 2035.
As more engineers and scientists are predicting that solar power generation will account for a significant portion of the world’s power needs, the debate has changed significantly. The advent of large solar units has altered the atmosphere. These units could rival megawatt power stations in the near future. With the increase in solar production, the opportunity to generate electricity from the sun is growing steadily. The solar industry is making huge strides. Whether or not they’re a part of the future of our economy is a very interesting question. So, how will we find the answer?
The Commerce Department’s investigation into Chinese solar panels has resulted in the detention of seventy-four shipments worth $246 million. That’s nearly one-eighth of the total solar imports to the U.S. But the government’s actions won’t be enough to make solar production a reality. Instead, Congress must provide incentives to make it happen. It’s all about timing. And in the meantime, we can’t afford to wait any longer.
If the federal government doesn’t act soon, solar panel recycling will be a big issue in the next few years. New rules may follow the European Union’s WEEE Directive on the recycling of electronic waste. Most U.S. states that already have electronics recycling laws are clenched to the WEEE model. And solar panels were added to the list in 2014.
A recent study suggests that California regulators are considering a plan to limit the benefits of rooftop solar. The plan, according to analysts, could cut the state’s rooftop solar market in half by 2024. The research firm Wood Mackenzie released a report on the California plan. The company warns that the proposal would harm the state’s businesses and discourage consumers from adding solar to their homes. And if the proposal goes through, it could mean the end of solar power in California.
Despite a recent downturn, home solar panel installations are continuing to rise. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy expects that solar energy will account for 3% of the nation’s electricity by 2021. New regulations and incentives may also stall the growth of the industry, but the energy benefits are still undeniable. And that’s just one example. And, of course, there’s more good news to come.