Solar Energy News

Vince Font - September 18, 2014

REC Solar Breaks 28 MW Installed Capacity in Hawaii

Six new solar energy installations at two notable Hawaiian landmarks are ramping up the stakes in a race that may bring the 50th state to number one status where U.S. solar deployment...

Vince Font - September 17, 2014

Leading the Charge in Mexico’s Renewable Energy Revolution

August 11 was an auspicious day for Mexico. Some seventy-six years after the government nationalized the country’s oil industry, President Enrique Peña Nieto signed into law an energy...

Meg Cichon - September 16, 2014

SolarCity Introduces New Zep Mounting Technology in Commercial Solar Space

Nearly one year after SolarCity acquired Zep Solar and its rackless mounting design for $158 million — a move that cut both cost and time for residential solar installations — the installer...

Bruce Dorminey - September 16, 2014

Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage: Fantasy or Reality?

Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage (UW-CAES) — a step beyond underground energy storage in caverns — may soon offer conventional utilities a means of long-duration load shifting...

Renewable Energy World Editors - September 15, 2014

Duke Energy Invests Heavily in Solar

An RFP issued in February 2014 is paying off in spades for the solar industry with Duke Energy today announcing that it is making a $500 million commitment to solar power in North Carolina....

Bloomberg News Editors - September 15, 2014

German Clean Energy Shift Can Ignore Storage for Now, Study Says

Germany’s shift toward renewable energy can do without new storage infrastructure in the next two decades as it’s too expensive, according to a new study.

Bloomberg News Editors - September 15, 2014

India’s Tamil Nadu Sets Solar Power Price as Program Stalls

The electricity regulator for India’s Tamil Nadu set a price for solar-power producers after failing for the past two years to attract investments to a state that gets about 300 days...

Junko Movellan - September 15, 2014

A Marriage Between Solar and Forest: Japan Promotes Wooden PV Racking Systems

In the midst of the rapid growth in its solar photovoltaic (PV) market, Japan is looking into its local resources — forests — to provide racking for PV systems. Several firms in Japan...

Bloomberg News Editors - September 12, 2014

Trina and Other Solar Manufacturers Racing To Keep Up with Demand

Trina Solar Ltd., China’s second- biggest maker of solar panels, said its factories are working at full strength and it can’t meet customer demand.

Bloomberg News Editors - September 12, 2014

India Makes Plans To Spur More Renewable Energy Development

India plans to ask power generators to invest in clean-energy projects as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to accelerate the nation’s shift away from the troubled coal industry.

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