Solar Energy News

Bloomberg News Editors - 2 hours ago

China Solar Funds Boost Global Clean Energy Spending to $175 Billion

About $175 billion was spent globally on renewable energy projects during the first three quarters, up 16 percent from the same period last year, with Chinese solar investment at a...

Bloomberg News Editors - October 01, 2014

German Renewables Output Tops Lignite

Renewables became Germany’s most important power source for the first time this year, according to Agora Energiewende.

Vince Font - September 30, 2014

Solar PV Installations Quintuple Across K-12 Schools

Recent findings from The Solar Foundation (TSF) show an encouraging surge in the number of K-12 schools installing solar power to save money, reduce carbon emissions, and introduce...

Bloomberg News Editors - September 29, 2014

New York To Spend $23 Million for Solar Panels on 24 Schools

New York City will spend $23 million to install solar-paneled roofs on 24 public schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Bloomberg News Editors - September 29, 2014

Japan Installs 11 GW of Renewable Energy in Two Years

Japan has added 11,090 megawatts of clean energy capacity since July 2012, when it began an incentive program to encourage investment in renewables, according to the Ministry of Economy,...

Vince Font - September 29, 2014

German Scientists Break Thin-Film PV Solar Cell Record

Everybody loves a new world record, even more so when that record hints at the possibility of enormous strides in solar power energy generation. According to information coming out...

Bloomberg News Editors - September 26, 2014

Solar-Powered Plane to Circle the Globe

Two Swiss pilots plan to fly a solar-powered plane around the earth, pushing human endurance as well as the boundaries of a technology that the aviators say isn’t anywhere near reaching...

Bloomberg News Editors - September 26, 2014

Ukraine Crisis May Spur EU Clean Energy Policies, Neste Oil Says

Europe’s concern about its reliance on Russian fossil fuels may spur governments to prioritize alternative energy, the head of Neste Oil Oyj said.

David Appleyard - September 26, 2014

Scotland Rejects Independence, But Concerns Linger for a Renewables Future

Scotland’s decision to vote no to independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has elicited a collective sigh of relief from energy sector players. Those...

Bloomberg News Editors - September 25, 2014

Sunrun CEO Sees 100 Percent Growth Rate Continuing Through 2015

Sunrun Inc., a closely held provider of rooftop solar systems, will double installations in 2015 for the second straight year, the company’s chief executive officer said.

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