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Energy Economics, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

New Home Solar Laws Could Triple US Solar Base By 2045

December 4, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

If other states follow the California proposal to require solar on all new home builds, the United States could have three times as much solar power as it does now, reckon analysts at Environment America who have produced a new […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar, Gas, Hydro or Something Else? Exploring the Competitive Advantages of Power Generation Technologies

November 27, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

When California voted to get 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045, it sent a signal to the market about which types of power generation technologies will remain competitive into the future. And according to Mike Ferguson, […]


News and Policies, State

Mississippi Announces Construction of Largest Utility-Owned Solar Farm in the State

November 8, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The sunlight that fuels cotton, corn and soybean growth in the Mississippi Delta will soon fuel a 100-megawatt solar energy farm. This project will be the largest utility-owned solar farm in the state, pending approval of the Mississippi Public Service […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Floating Solar Is Best Solution For Colorado Town’s High Electric Bills

November 7, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

When a town has high electric bills and no available land for a solar farm, a floating solar plant on the pond of a waste water plant makes great sense. Walden, Colorado, population 750, elevation 8,000 feet plus, and land […]


News and Policies, State

Virginia’s Dominion Energy Gets Approval for 12 MW Offshore Wind Farm

November 6, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Dominion Energy Virginia is moving forward on clean energy projects, from sources such as solar and wind, to meet its commitment of 3,000 megawatts of renewable energy in operation or under development by 2022. The company has taken several steps […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

South Korean auto giants unveil solar roof charging tech for cars

October 31, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Hyundai and Kia have unveiled plans to install “solar roof” charging on a number of Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. In an announcement Wednesday, the Hyundai Motor Group said that electricity generating solar panels would be “incorporated” onto either the roof […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

U.S. Department of Energy – Department of Energy Announces $53 Million in New Projects to Advance Solar Technologies

October 30, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Today (10/23), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for up to $53 million in new projects to advance early-stage solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will fund 53 […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Facebook to be powered by 100MW of solar in New Mexico

October 22, 2018

Via: PV Resources

NM Renewable Development, LLC (NMRD), a joint venture between subsidiaries of utilities PNM Resources and American Electric Power, will build two 50MW solar PV projects in New Mexico to power Facebook facilities. Last week, PNM Resources’ New Mexico utility, PNM, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Peninsula Clean Energy starts work on 200-MW Central Valley Solar Farm

October 12, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

Peninsula Clean Energy has broken ground on a 200-MW solar project in the Central Valley of California. The company called it the largest California solar installation being built exclusively for a community choice aggregation (CCA) agency. The Wright Solar facility […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Can America Be The Greatest Country On Earth If It Is Ignoring Climate Change?

October 9, 2018

Via: Forbes

Sunday evening, I was watching pro football while my golden retriever cuddled on my lap. A political commercial appeared posing the question of whether America was the “greatest country on earth.” Interestingly, it pertained to a congressional race in West […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar manufacturing industry R&D spending in 2017 hits new high

October 9, 2018

Via: PV Resources

Historically, we have tracked the annual R&D spending of 12 key publicly-listed PV module manufacturers over the last 10 years to provide insight into the broader industry trends of innovation, higher conversion efficiencies and overall competitiveness of the sector. In […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

OPIC provides US$25 million financing for Africa and Asia off-grid solar fund

September 26, 2018

Via: PV Resources

US government development finance institution Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has committed US$25 million in financing to a fund managed by off-grid solar firm SunFunder, which will provide loans to companies developing off-grid solar products and solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa […]


News and Policies, State

California’s Electricity Dreams Still Need Natural Gas

September 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Already requiring 33% renewables by 2020 and 50% by 2030, California Governor Jerry Brown just signed SB 100, mandating that 100% of the state’s electricity comes from “carbon-free” sources by 2045, largely leaning on renewables like wind and solar. This […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Global solar: Where’s hot and where’s not – Sterling & Wilson’s take

September 5, 2018

Via: PV Resources

PV Tech caught up with Vikas Bansal, head of Business Development, Solar International, at of the world’s largest solar EPC firms, Sterling & Wilson, to discuss which geographies show the most promise for solar development at present and in the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

5 Ways to Improve Solar PV Servicing

September 4, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

These days, customer service comes in a bewildering array of flavors — many of them robotic. Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and other self-service technologies, companies are now automating traditional points of customer contact, such as call-in centers. […]