Solar Photovoltaic

  • A proposed 5-acre solar energy farm at Mitchell International Airport took one step forward this month with a consultant's report showing there are a dozen open spaces large enough for a broad array of sun-tracking panels that would not interfere with aviation or traffic control.
  • Calling it a "huge momentum boost," the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today praised two Florida newspapers, The Gainesville Sun and Ocala Star-Banner, for their editorial support of a pro-solar, statewide ballot initiative organized by Floridians for Solar Choice. Today, only Florida and a handful of other states ban their residents from …
  • The growing popularity of solar power generation has spurred the Blue Earth County Board to pass regulations about where the panels can be built and what permits will be required.
  • SolTerra Systems, a solar and sustainability contractor, found time and again that when developers looked to cut costs on residential or commercial developments, its work was first to go.
  • The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission will conduct a public hearing on a proposed rate that owners of renewable energy facilities such as solar panels or wind turbines would receive if they sell energy to the city-owned utility.
  • Avista Utilities will harness the sun for power generation through a community solar project in Spokane Valley.
  • Under the stewardship of Managing Editor Gerald W. Bernstein and with the efforts of a dedicated team of passionate researchers, writers, and bloggers, CaliforniaSolar.org has been launched as a one-stop site for news, policy developments, analysis, research, and data on the fast-growing solar industry in California.
  • As part of its ongoing efforts to make solar cost competitive with other forms of electricity, the Department of Energy's (DOE) SunShot Initiative announced today that it will provide $32 million in new funding opportunities to help spur additional solar development nationwide.
  • A plan to erect a solar energy farm at the town transfer station has been placed on the back burner after officials discovered technical and cost issues with the proposal.
  • CalCom Solar, a leader in design-build solar projects for agribusinesses and water districts, has commenced installation of a new 1.1 MW solar power system at Medeiros and Son Dairy in Hanford, CA. The project will be completed in Summer 2015.
  • BYD Company Limited (Shenzhen, China) and APEX-Brasil on May 21st, 2015 jointly announced that BYD is building its second South American manufacturing facility to produce solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.
  • The Orange County Commissioners heard Tuesday from a California company that wants to build a solar farm in the White Cross community, six miles west of Carrboro.
  • Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) today inaugurated a mega-solar power generation plant in Tadewara, Nagasaki City in Western Japan. The facility, which is being operated in cooperation with Toda Corporation and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance, was completed on April 14, 2015, and commenced operation on April 15, 2015.The power generation facility was …
  • The developer of Nebraska's first commercial solar energy project is withdrawing its application for state approval of the 5-megawatt generation plant just west of Lincoln, but says it will continue with the project.
  • Knox County Commission approved a resolution to add solar panels to 11 schools and three other county properties, at a cost of approximately $12 million.
  • SolarCity is starting to build its Buffalo workforce. The solar energy systems installer, which is building a Buffalo factory that ultimately is expected to employ 1,460 people once it's running at full capacity in 2017, has hired its first three local employees as it builds the system to hire a local workforce.
  • Kyocera Corporation (herein “Kyocera”), K.K. GAIA POWER (herein “Gaia Power”), Kyudenko Corporation (herein “Kyudenko”), and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation (herein “Century Tokyo Leasing”) announced that the companies have made a joint investment in Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC, a solar power operating company, to construct and operate a 92-megawatt (MW) solar power plant. Planned for construction on a site stretching across Kanoya City and Osaki Town in Kagoshima Prefecture, the project will become one of the largest solar installations in Japan.
  • EnergySage and the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University (NC CETC) announced today a partnership to help consumers and businesses make well-informed and profitable decisions about solar energy adoption.
  • TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) today announced that it, together with its client SunEdison, has been honored with a Photovoltaic Project of Distinction Award for the solar array project at the Sullivan's Ledge Landfill in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
  • From Augusta's Fort Gordon to beach homes on Tybee, solar energy is booming in Georgia.