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%.
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.
The SUN DAY Campaign releases a study challenging the assertion of the U.S. Energy Information Administration that renewable energy sources will provide 16% of U.S. electrical generation by 2040. According to the new study, that estimate is far too conservative.
The new Shining Cities report by Environment Massachusetts ranks major U.S. cities by installed solar capacity as well as per-capita solar. Some of the results may surprise you.
GTM Research expects PV module price increases for 2014. Especially in markets like China, Japan, and the U.S., the global PV supply chain has rebounded, and demand growth is strong.
Originally published on Women in Cleantech and Sustainability
The smart grid promises to change a lot about our energy infrastructure -- and it's an important piece of integrating more solar power. At a Women in Cleantech and Sustainability event moderated by Lisa Ann Pinkerton, a panel of smart and well-informed women sheds light on what we might expect from it.
Equal Earth announces it has acquired First National Solar, a solar and LED lighting project originator operating in Hawaii, California, Colorado, Guam, and Fiji.
SunEdison announces that it’s closed the first $150 million of a $300 million three-year project finance revolving credit facility arranged by Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. The credit facility will support the development and acquisition of new projects in the United States and Canada.
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