Solar Photovoltaic

  • The state Public Regulation Commission wrapped up work this week on how utilities calculate the costs of complying with the state's renewable portfolio standard with a few more changes.
  • Columbia town officials have touted the results of the Solarize Connecticut program, through which they teamed up with Lebanon.
  • Apr 18, 2014 | Jim Bell
    Here we go again, justifying doing something bad to do something supposedly good. I'm referring to the plans to scrape off hundreds of square miles of desert and other habitat areas to install solar collecting devices that convert direct solar light into electricity.
  • Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic ("PV") modules, solutions, and services, today announced two of its PV power plants in the United Kingdom have successfully completed connection to the grid.
  • One by one, a parade of Owens Valley residents rose at a public hearing Tuesday to assail the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's plan to meet its renewable energy goals by covering 2 square miles of high desert with 1 million solar panels.
  • Georgia Power is edging toward more renewable sources of energy as it plans to close 15 coal- and oil-fired power plants over the next few years, but efficiency and conservation are still the best ways to keep costs down and protect the environment, according to a nonprofit consumer-advocacy group.
  • BayWa r.e. commissioned its fourth solar farm, Whitland, in Great Britain at the end of March.
  • On Saturday, Rep. Dave Loebsack visited Van Kooten Farms outside of Kellogg to marvel at its two sections of solar panels arrays. Combined, the panels are the largest privately owned solar panel array in Iowa.
  • Utility customers who want to install rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines could face extra charges on their bills after legislation passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Monday.
  • Committed to establishing earth-friendly farm practices for future generations, Lancaster County's Kreider Farms is launching a solar power project that will increase energy efficiency for its four Manheim chicken houses, which are the most state-of-the-art egg processing facilities available in the United States.
  • More than 1,500 households across the Kingdom have installed solar panels to heat water as part of a nationwide project to encourage citizens to reduce energy consumption, according to the Jordan River Foundation (JRF).
  • Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company,") the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar," today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited ("Yingli China,") has entered into a framework agreement with United Photovoltaic Group Limited ("United PV" ) for the acquisition of China-based solar PV plants to be developed and constructed by Yingli Green Energy.
  • First Wind, an independent renewable energy company that operates four wind projects in Hawai‘i, and Hawaiian Electric Company today announced that a request has been filed with the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission.
  • Wisconsin's first community solar farm won't be operational until mid-July, but customers are already lining up to partake in the local, renewable energy source.
  • Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar," today announced the commencement of construction of its two ground-mounted PV plants in Hebei Province.
  • The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced the approval of a solar energy project in Imperial County, California , that is expected to supply a peak output of 20 megawatts of renewable energy, enough to power about 6,000 homes, and support up to 120 construction jobs.
  • Gov. Paul LePage vetoed three more bills Friday evening, including a solar energy concept he has been railing against for weeks.
  • A report released Friday highlights the work of Milwaukee's solar initiative, noting the city has a way to go to catch up to cities that are aggressively adding solar power.
  • Apr 03, 2014 | Evelyn Butler
    The conversation surrounding how solar energy can benefit the environment has been a transformational one over the last 10 years. One of the focal points of that discussion centers on solar energy reliability and cost efficiency to promote widespread adoption.
  • Mar 04, 2014 | KRS Murthy
    I admire the energy of solar enthusiasts, much more than the Sun's light energy converted into electricity by solar panels. Journalists write on solar industries, some of them on some recent claims by PV scientists and technologists, and most importantly academicians, who claim to change the world of solar industry by their recent laboratory results.