Chris Yantasath

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China Policy Spurs Rooftop Solar in World’s Top Market

China is trying to spur rooftop solar installations, a policy that would help the nation making most of the world’s panels to also become its biggest …

US Solar Industry Nears 16GW of Installed Capacity

The United States’solarmarket hit a major milestone in the second quarter of this year, with more than a half-million homes and businesses now …

Geothermal Power Steaming Over Wind And Solar Energies

All the talk about the government subsidies given to the various energy forms has one fuel source steaming: geothermal power, which ranks fourth among all renewable energies in terms of total capacity — after wind, solar and hydro.<p>Geothermal stands in the shadows of the higher profile green …

China's Shunfeng Aims for 3 GW of Installations to Rival Biggest Solar Makers

Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd., which plans to become one of the world’s biggest solar cell manufacturers this year, said it’s speaking …

Rent to own solar systems hope to prevent blackouts in Nepal’s hospitals

Imagine giving birth at night and the lights in the hospital suddenly go out. Or, worse, picture yourself struggling for life on an oxygen machine, only for the hospital to face a power blackout. Such scenarios are part of every day life in Nepal’s rural areas, where daily power cuts can easily …

Global Renewable Energy Project Reaches Milestone

Power Clouds, a global renewable energy project that encourages citizens around the world to collectively build photovoltaic power plants, has released metrics for its first year of activity.<p>Since its inception in March 2013, the project has more than 50,000 participants in more than 100 countries …

How Japan's Status as a Rising Solar Superpower Helps China

The photovoltaic boom in Japan is helping China, too.<p>Since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that took Japan’s nuclear industry offline, the country has been installing so many photovoltaic panels that last year it accounted for 17 percent of the world’s solar market, according to a report released …

Apple goes green with solar-powered data centres – video

Technology company Apple has installed 55,000 solar panels tracking the course of the sun from a 400,000 square metre field across the road from its data centre in Maiden, North Carolina, as part of its efforts to cut the environmental footprint of its cloud. Suzanne Goldenberg meets Lisa Jackson, …

Associated Press News

How solar energy storage could make Tesla much more than an automaker

How lucrative could the solar energy storage business be for Tesla? Almost as lucrative as selling cars.<p>That’s according to Morgan Stanley, which this week placed a figure—$2 billion—on how much it thinks Tesla could make in annual revenue from solar energy storage. That’s assuming that its …

The Next Frontier For Beyond the Grid Solar Markets: Big Data

When it comes to energy access, we're fond of saying small is big.<p>That's because all those small scale solar lanterns, solar home systems, and solar mini-grids add up to a very big market. But the size of that market, and its social impact, could well be dwarfed by an even larger opportunity the …

West Holdings takes to water with solar power installations

TOKYO -- West Holdings, a leader in the installation of solar electric power, is stepping off land to market systems that can be located on ponds, …

Semprius' Stacked Solar Cells Could Make Solar Energy Cheaper Than Natural Gas

Two of the main obstacles to the widespread adoption of solar energy are cost and efficiency. However researchers at the Durham, North Carolina-based …

Community Solar Gardens Bring Affordable Green Energy to the Masses

A new trend is springing up across the country that’s making affordable solar energy increasingly available to the masses. Community solar gardens …

New Solar Wind Downdraft Tower Could Revolutionize Wind Power Technology

A revolutionary new clean energy technology is getting set to change the way we think about wind power. The Solar Wind Downdraft Tower, created by …

A Duck-Shaped Solar Pavilion Could Help Power Copenhagen

The future of solar energy is right around the corner— and it's shaped like a giant duck.<p><i>Images via</i><p>Since about 30% of that the sun's output just uselessly bounces back into space once it's done here on Earth, given modern fossil fuel anxieties, it makes perfect sense that solar energy is the …

Jamaica Unveils World’s Largest Wind-Solar Hybrid Installation

The world’s largest wind and solar hybrid renewable energy project was recently put into operation in Kingston, Jamaica. The WindStream Technologies …

Google Invests $100 Million to Make Solar Panels More Affordable for American Homeowners

Google recently announced its biggest renewable energy purchase to date (and that’s saying something: the company has already invested $5 million in …

Solar Power

Philips Gift of Light Program Brings Life-Changing Solar Lighting to a Remote Vietnamese Village

For many people who lack access to electricity, the day ends when the sun goes down. But Philips aims to slowly change that through their Gift of …

Japan's About To Make A Move That Could Kill Its Solar Industry

Japan's ambitious plans for solar in the past two years -- if they were to come on stream -- could allow the country to surpass Germany as the world's biggest consumer of solar power.<p>But the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has cut tariffs for solar power by a fifth in the two years …

The Youngest Self-Made Billionaires In 2014

by Kelly McMurtrie<p>– on<p>in High Life<p>Of the roughly 7 billion people on the planet, 1,645 have earned dollar amounts topping the one billion mark. Of …

Why It's Hard To Recognize Genius

<b>On January 1, 1962, four young men</b>—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Pete Best—auditioned for a record deal at Decca Records in North …

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Clocking in at an insane 1,284 slides, the presentation includes such gems as:<p>"Important people like opening FedEx packages."<p>And:<p>"Let your inner child come out daily and silly dance."<p>Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku posted and mocked the slidedeck Wednesday and we've spotted some problems with it, too, but …

How Startup Funding Really Works (Infographic) | Inc.com

It never hurts to get a quick refresher on the startup funding process. First, recognize that it isn't your only option, as the bootstrapping approach might better suit your startup. But if outside funding is the route you want to take, it's crucial to understand how, as you take more investment, …

Striking Public School Design in California Cladded With 650 Solar Panels

Energy efficiency is one of the main attributes of this imposing public school built on a challenging lot in Los Angeles County, USA. The masterminds …

You Can Now Invest in Your Neighbors' Solar Energy Projects

Here's another reason to be nice to the neighbors: They might just give you a no-money-down, low-cost loan to put solar panels on your roof, and once …

Google and SunPower Join Forces To Fund Solar Homes

Google and SunPower said Wednesday they are going in on a $250 million fund to finance residential solar leases, in which homeowners pay for solar electricity rather than the solar panels on their rooftops.<p>Google plans to contribute up to $100 million while SunPower would fork over $150 million, …