Solar Photovoltaic

  • Andalay Solar, Inc. (OTCQB:WEST), a leading manufacturer of integrated solar power systems, proudly announced that its panels are now being used for a solar initiative pioneered by DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) in conjunction with Washington, D.C.-based contractors, including WDC Solar, Inc.
  • Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells--keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun.
  • Solar3D, Inc. (OTCQB: SLTD), a leading solar power company and the developer of a proprietary high efficiency solar cell, today announced that its SUNworks division has finalized a contract with Jackson Family Winery ("JFW") to install solar systems totaling up to 3 megawatts, located throughout a number of JFW Properties.
  • Baker Electric Solar, an Escondido-based solar company that designs, builds and installs photovoltaic solar power systems across Southern California, formally announced today that it ranked No. 14 on the San Diego Business Journal's 2014 Fastest Growing Private Companies list.
  • The Federal Government has explained that a chunk of N3.4 billion grant by the European Union, EU, will be used to boost renewable energy specifically solar and wind farms in the northern part of the country.
  • A massive, 2.1-megawatt solar array that has put 22 acres of vacant South Toledo land back into production is to be dedicated today. It's the kind of comeback that supporters believe will become less common across Ohio because of a recent bill Gov. John Kasich signed into law discouraging investments in renewable power.
  • China Seven Star (00245) said it entered into a non-legally binding memorandum of understanding with ReneSola Ltd. to acquire from ReneSola the solar power plants with a capacity of not less than 200MW including but not limited to, two solar power plants located in Bulgaria and two solar power plants located in Romania.
  • Panasonic Corporation announced it installed the "Power Supply Container," as a stand-alone photovoltaic power package that it developed, to the National Elementary School Karimunjawa 01 in Karimunjawa Island, Jepara District, Central Jawa Province, Indonesia.
  • Is this an end to Andhra Pradesh's power woes? The new state's capital will get seamless supply of electricity, thanks to a massive solar power station that is coming up in Guntur district.
  • Jul 22, 2014 | Camilo Patrignani
    It's very clear Latin America has one of the world's brightest solar power market outlooks. High power prices and volatile fuel supplies have made solar cheaper than fossil fuels in many countries, driving new investment and capacity additions. Consider Chile, Uruguay, and Costa Rica were three of the just seven nations worldwide to show an increase in renewable energy financing in 2013, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
  • NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), one of the largest solar companies in the U.S., today announced the acquisition of the 4 megawatt (MW ac) Spanish Town Estate Solar project on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) from Toshiba International Corporation (Toshiba). Once completed, the power will be sold to the U.S. Virgin Island Water and Power Authority (WAPA) under a 25-year power purchase agreement. The project also is expected to help the USVI achieve their renewable energy goals to reduce its fossil fuel based energy consumption by 60 percent over the next 10 years.
  • The Government of Uzbekistan is planning to attract a grant of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to develop feasibility study of the project on construction of the second solar power station in the country.
  • Two Washington, D.C., universities have decided to go solar for more than one-half of their power. Power4Patriots strongly recommends that other universities and colleges follow this example.
  • NRG Energy, Inc., the Santa Clara Stadium Authority and the San Francisco 49ers have announced the completion of the NRG Solar Terrace as well as the photovoltaic, or PV, solar systems for the three NRG Energy Bridges at Levi's Stadium.
  • Hundreds of people Saturday cooked using only the power of the sun -- a practice little used in the United States, but considered a liberating tool for women in developing countries that also helps curb greenhouse gas emissions.
  • A local property owner is seeking to capture the power of the sun for himself and others.
  • Helen Livingston's family has owned a 300-acre farm near Maxton for generations. Now 45 acres of the land is covered with more than 26,000 dark solar panels, making it part of a growing movement to harvest electricity from the sun.
  • Tours of solar homes are scheduled for the next few weekends in Bloomfield, Farmington and Simsbury to allow people to get a chance to see the homes and ask their owners how solar power works.
  • Citing unfair market conditions and blaming Xcel Energy and the Public Utilities Commission for placing "enormous hurdles" on the solar services industry, one Boulder company has elected to altogether bow out of the solar installation business in Colorado.
  • Last October, Jolyn Bright looked up at her roof in Asbury Park, NJ to see a team of employee volunteers from Wells Fargo's Green Team installing the first-ever GRID Alternatives solar energy system on the Eastern seaboard.