Christopher Minott's Blog Posts - July 25, 2013

New Community Projects Provide Solar Energy in Minnesota

Construction of Minnesota’s first community solar project finished last week and is expected to be up and running by the end of July. Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association,... - June 28, 2013

ACORE Study Looks at How to Scale Renewable Energy Investment in US

As solar projects are becoming more prevalent in the U.S. and more people are interested in going solar at home and work, the U.S. needs to explore new strategies for financing solar.... - June 25, 2013

Genomes, not just for humans anymore: 35,000 materials identified for solar

Yesterday, June 24th, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy introduced a new database of 35,000 molecules that could be used in organic photovoltaics. The new database,... - June 19, 2013

Germany Energy Storage Incentive Could Push PV Market Further

As more and more solar is installed and some countries, like Germany, are seeing consumers get an increasing amount of their electricity from intermittent sources, grid storage and... - June 13, 2013

Italy fulfills original FiT scheme

The Italians must love the sun! The Italian solar market has been busy. It already has 17 gigawatts of PV installed, making it perhaps the second nation behind Germany (32 gigawatts)... - June 06, 2013

Conergy Installing Solar at Cost of Conventional Electricity in Spain

Germany’s Conergy, a vertically integrated PV manufacturer and developer, is now installing PV systems in Spain that are producing electricity at grid-competitive rates without subsidies.... - June 04, 2013

Habitat for Humanity Starts First Solar Project for Japan Tsunami Recovery

Two years after the tsunami and subsequent Fukishima nuclear disaster Japan is still recovering. Now, as part of the recovery efforts, Habitat for Humanity Japan is installing its first... - May 26, 2013

Rooftop solar could replace nuclear with pumped hydro storage in Japan

Japan could replace more than a quarter of the base-load power it used to get from nuclear plants with existing rooftop solar, according to a report from University of Texas researchers.... - May 22, 2013

NREL hosts solar car competition in Colorado—It’s like the Pinewood Derby but cooler!

Basically it’s like the Pinewood Derby in the Cub Scouts, but infinitely cooler, since the kids on the teams get to design and build their own vehicles with solar panels or batteries... - May 07, 2013

Solar bills continue to make progress in Minnesota

Two pieces of legislation that would expand the amount of solar in the land of 10,000 lakes are moving forward. The Omnibus Energy Bills are working their way through the House and...

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