What Will Be The Best Way In 2015 To Fund Solar Projects?

It’s no secret that 2013 was a good year for solar. The industry saw record growth in 2013 — with an increase of 41% of installed capacity — making it the fastest growing renewable energy source and second only to natural gas. The United States saw the installation of more than 4.5 GW of solar


Which Generating Technology Has The Greatest Advantage?

In a perfect world, all solar generating technology would work together to form an alliance to challenge conventional energy as well as competing renewable technologies for the hearts, minds and lungs of energy consumers everywhere. In an even more perfect world all renewable technologies would work together to displace conventional sources of energy, including nuclear


Perovskite: Next Big Thing In Thin-Film Solar Cells?

A new kind of chemistry could cut costs and boost efficiency in thin-film PV. By Leland Teschler, Executive Editor Researchers are saying that the use of what’s called a perovskite-structure semiconductor could dramatically lower the cost of producing thin-film solar cells. The reason: Perovskite-based cells can be processed at much lower temperatures than ordinary PV cells. Moreover,


SolarCity Expands Massachusetts Operations to North Shore

SolarCity is expanding its Massachusetts operations with a new 10,000 square foot North Shore Operations Center in Wilmington. The new operations center — SolarCity’s third in Massachusetts — brings new jobs to the area and allows the company to keep pace with growing solar demand in the northeastern part of the state. SolarCity makes it possible for many Massachusetts homeowners to install solar panels for free and


Trina Solar Module Receives Top Certifications

Trina Solar, a photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions, and services provider, announced the company’s new Duo-Max module, a 72-cell frameless dual glass module (the PEG14 and PDG14 series), has received quality certifications, including the IEC61215, IEC 61730 and UL1703 standards from world-leading independent testing and certification organizations, UL and TUV Rheinland. The Duo-Max module comprises two


Walmart Chooses Lumos Solar’s LSX Modules

Lumos Solar, a Boulder, Colorado based design-centric solar product company, said the company’s LSX frameless modules were used to create a custom solar canopy for Walmart in Portland, Ore. The system is a part of Walmart’s Renewable Energy Commitment, adding to their ultimate goal of achieving 100% renewable energy.   Used to shade and protect bicycles, the Portland Walmart

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Canadian Solar Sells Good Light Solar Power Plant

Canadian Solar, a global solar power company, announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions, completed the sale of Good Light, a 10 megawatt (MW) AC solar power plant located in the town of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada. The deal, valued at more than $60.3 million, to a BluEarth Renewables subsidiary (“BluEarth”). This is the second of four planned solar projects


Sugar Bowl Bakery Installs Extensive Solar Energy System

Sugar Bowl Bakery, one of the largest family and minority owned bakeries operating in the United States, says its current plant will install solar modules and electric vehicle charging stations to increase the energy efficiency of the facility. With the installation of a photovoltaic system, Sugar Bowl Bakery will have the capacity to produce 700,000 kilowatt


ReneSola Supplies Solar Modules for India Utility Project

ReneSola, a technology provider of solar photovoltaic products, will provide 5.4 megawatts (MW) in solar modules to Welspun Energy Pvt. Ltd., a New Delhi-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm, for a utility-scale project in India. Under the terms of the agreement, ReneSola will provide 240W and 245W versions of its Virtus II solar PV modules, which were


New Class ‘A’ Fire Regulations Closer Than You Think

By Dave Holleran, Special to Solar Power World Recent news of Class A Fire Regulations being enforced by the state of California may seem a far-off concern for many of the 23 additional U.S. states facing similar guidelines, but the purported Jan. 1 mandatory enforcement date by California does not mean there is time to