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Solar Impulse lands in China to share messages about clean energy

Solar Impulse 2 landed in China on Tuesday, bringing a strong message about the importance of clean energy and sustainability to a country with major …

The disruptive impact of rooftop solar

A report earlier this month detailed how electric utilities were working through state regulators to stunt the spread of rooftop solar, the latest …

Top-10 solar manufacturers disrupting the industry in 2016

Source: GCL Poly<p>Solar PV manufacturing in 2016 has seen the highest capex (capital expenditure) levels for years, and a return to capacity expansion …

Got solar? Your utility may owe you some money

Iowans generating solar energy could get a check back from Iowa's two investor-owned utilities, under a new order Tuesday from the Iowa Utilities …

Iowa

Smartflower POP Solar System Set To Take Industry By Storm

Solar power has now become a very popular form of renewable energy source in the United States, and more people are signing up every day. The U.S. …

Facebook builds a solar drone in scheme for far-flung internet access

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg hopes to deliver internet to remote areas via a solar-powered drone. The company tested a full-size version this week.<p>Mark …

Lyons Group to build 30 MW solar+storage project in Australia

Dive Brief:<p>Lyon Group plans to build a 30-MW solar plant paired with a 1.4-MW (5.3-MWh) lithium battery storage facility near Cooktown, Queensland, …

Utilities

Port of LA to Open World's First Off-Grid Terminal Powered Entirely by Renewables

The Port of Los Angeles—the nation's largest port by container volume and cargo value—is building the world's first marine terminal able to generate …

Bill Gates: Solar is not the energy solution Africa needs

Source: Flickr/Statsministerens kontor<p>Bill Gates once again shunned solar power from his vision for energy access in Africa in his talk at the …

New Community-Based Clean Energy Project Could Be Coming To Canada

Saskatchewan-based wind and solar company, SaskWind are looking to change the way in which renewable energy is funded in Canada by following the …

Goodbye gasoline: we can Get It From The Sun

Traveling in the US by boat and train visiting solar laboratories and environmental groups, Keith Barnham found many successful community initiatives …

A PV Panel On Every Roof

In the home stretch of his presidency, Barack Obama still has some ideas up his sleeve. The latest is his crusade to make sure that every American household and business can become a solar power plant.<p>There has been plenty of good news about solar energy in recent years. It is becoming much more …

6 Successful Solar Power Projects and What They Cost

Some time around the end of March, the U.S. passed the 1 million mark for solar installations, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. …

China installed 20 GW of solar power in first-half; triple from a year ago

BEIJING (Reuters) - China installed 20 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity in the first half of 2016, three times as much as during the same period a year ago, state news agency Xinhua reported late on Thursday citing the country’s largest solar industry lobby.<p>Workers walk past solar panels in …

Norfolk thrift store installs enough solar panels to power at least 10 homes

NORFOLK<p>On a weekday in the middle of July, customers filled Thrift Store USA, rummaging through clothing racks longer than bowling lanes.<p>None would …

Solar Power

Proposed solar plant to store power in shipping container-sized batteries

Proponents of a $300-million solar battery power plant in outback South Australia believe they have enough backing to turn the plan into a …

Renewable Energy

California Powers 6 Million Homes With Solar Energy, Slays Record

Sunny news!<p>A new renewable energy record has come to light.<p>Thanks to a heat wave, California was able to shatter a state solar record. On July 12 at 1:06 p.m., several large solar plants dotted throughout the state produced 8,030 megawatts of electricity, according to the California Independent …