The program's goal of developing 80MW of solar in three years was aided by a 2.8MW 10,395 panel installation on 217,000 sq ft of warehouse roof space in New Jersey.
University of Michigan researchers discover light at proper intensity creates a magnetic field equivalent to a strong electric effect.
Current electricity transmission network inadequate, need a greed energy grid with renewable energy zones and transmission lines/protocol to connect generation areas with areas of mass population.
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While solar thermal utility plants need to be large, smaller distributes commercial/utility PV installations are ideal because of lower environmental impact and ease of feeding into existing grid.
Bruce Sohn will leave the firm at the end of April and will not be replaced; marking second executive shift at First Solar in past two months.
Ikea installs 1,260 panel 290kW system on 35,000 sq ft Burbank store, Del Webb retirement homes will include SunPower solar systems, Pasta Prima of Benicia installs $2M rooftop array.
Array Converter looking to release inverterless solar solution that converts DC ourput to turbine-quality, 3 phase AC energy.
Last year 11% of U.S. energy production came from renewable sources, but solar only accounted for 1% that while bio-mass/fuel was 52%, hydro was 31%, wind was 11%, and geothermal was 5%.
Energy Secretary Chu announced $1.6 billion loan guarantee for BrightSource's Mojave Desert project and a conditional $1.2 billion loan guarantee for SunPower's California Valley Solar Ranch project.
The utility signed three contracts with a combined capacity of 30MW of solar energy form Soitec Solar Development, who will be using duel-axis trackers and Soitec's Concentrix CPV technology.
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