Solar Energy

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:40:00 UTC

North Carolina’s solar power output grew 36 percent in 2018

Annual solar energy production in North Carolina jumped 36 percent in 2018, according to the latest government data – firmly placing North Carolina as the No. 2 solar-producing state in the nation.… read more
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:23:00 UTC

World’s largest utility joins EWF’s energy blockchain ecosystem

Last week, the Energy Web Foundation (EWF) announced it had officially signed more than 100 affiliates in an effort to become the world’s largest blockchain ecosystem.… read more
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:09:00 UTC

Powering the future… thanks to your neighbor’s renewable energy

Distributed Energy Resources (DER), such as residential solar panels, are not only changing the way energy systems operate, they also present an opportunity to change the way local communities operate by giving consumers the ability to sell excess energy, generated by microgrids or renewable set-ups, to their neighbors – it’s the new energy paradigm.… read more
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:49:00 UTC

To renew the power supply in national parks, think microgrids

America’s national parks are one of the nation’s greatest assets. They preserve and protect vital ecosystems and offer people from all over the world the chance to experience the beauty and majesty of these great spaces.… read more
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:21:21 UTC

Cannabis Growers Embracing Solar and Storage to Cut Energy Bills

Cannabis operations are increasingly looking to renewables and batteries to offset sky-high electricity costs. With marijuana now legal in 30 states (either for recreational or medicinal use), the cannabis industry is big business. Since legal sales first began in 2014, the industry has exploded. In 2018, it raked in $10.4 billion and experts expect it […]

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:50:00 UTC

Wind generated more than one-third of electricity last week in the UK

RenewableUK highlighted last week that Great Britain’s onshore and offshore wind farms generated more electricity than any other source of power last week.… read more
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 12:38:03 UTC

Solar and wind take the lead in FERC first infrastructure report of 2019

According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), new solar and wind generating capacity has taken the lead over natural gas and all other energy sources for the first month of 2019.… read more
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 12:16:00 UTC

U.S. solar market tops 10 GW in 2018, again

For the third year in a row, the U.S. solar industry installed double-digit gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity, with 10.6 GW coming online in 2018, according to the latest statistics from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:05:09 UTC

San Francisco mulls creating its own 100 percent renewables-focused utility from PG&E wreckage

What happens when a famously left-leaning city dives into the buttoned-down business of electric utilities? San Francisco may soon find out.… read more
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 19:42:00 UTC

Wind-solar pairing cuts equipment costs while ramping up output

A trailblazing wind-solar hybrid project in western Minnesota could be a preview of what’s to come as renewable developers look for new ways to bolster projects.… read more
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:31:00 UTC

Storage system built at world’s biggest solar park

An energy storage system has been installed at the largest single-site solar park in the world.

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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 13:42:43 UTC

Investing in Solar: Beyond Rooftop PV

Integrating solar power into your life to enhance your renewable energy credentials and decrease your carbon footprint isn’t restricted to rooftop installations. Rather, many personal products exist to let you hop aboard the solar train! Solar power has rapidly transitioned from a niche technology into one which only businesses or households with lots of disposable […]

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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 11:36:00 UTC

Trump said to again seek deep cuts in renewable energy funding

The Trump administration is again seeking severe cuts to the U.S. Energy Department division charged with renewable energy and energy efficiency research, according to a department official familiar with the plan.… read more
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 16:07:30 UTC

China to sustain solar growth with new plan, Jinko says

China’s plans to loosen its solar subsidy policy will keep growth of the world’s largest market intact, according to the head of JinkoSolar Holding Co., which is increasing production capacity by as much as 20 percent this year.… read more
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 15:47:35 UTC

Hanwha Q CELLs files patent infringement case against JinkoSolar, LONGi, and REC Group

On March 4, Hanwha Q CELLS filed a patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against JinkoSolar, LONGi Solar, and REC Group. The company also filed related patent infringement complaints with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against the same companies. In Germany, Hanwha Q CELLS filed patent infringement complaints with the Regional Court of Düsseldorf against JinkoSolar and REC Group.… read more
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