Swiss pilots and founders of the Solar Impulse project unveil their second plane, the Solar Impulse 2. They plan to fly the plane around the world.
By Bill Ehrlich
Originally published on Mosaic
In the midst of all the talk about net metering and the value of solar tariff, Bill Ehrlich looks at what could be on the horizon for solar. The relationship between conventional utilities and solar system owners producing their own electricity is being redefined as these two groups look for common ground and mutually beneficial solutions in a new energy world.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects reports that in March, solar, wind, and hydropower provided 84.5% of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity. For Q1 2014, the total is even higher, at 92.1%.
A new study looks at the benefits of double-purposing land for agave cultivation and solar panels. The advantages of this ingenious solution go beyond the usual benefits provided by agrivoltaics.
FLS Energy announces it's seeking 100 MW of predeveloped, shovel-ready solar projects in North Carolina. The projects will be constructed, owned, and operated by FLS Energy, which will sell the power produced to the participating utility through a power purchase agreement.
The Energy Department and the White House honor ten Solar Champions, and announce $15 million to help communities deploy more solar, as well as other steps to build on solar's success around the country.
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