What a concept: The U.S. government has finally recognized how important bringing down manufacturing costs is to moving the solar industry forward — and they’re putting their money where their mouths are. Building on the Energy Department’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Department today announced over $13 million for
David Crane, president and chief executive officer for NRG Energy, reached out to Solar Power World and asked if we would be interested in getting his thoughts on the future of distributed generation in the United States — and why utilities are going to have to live with it. We, as you might imagine, said yes.
SolarCity unveiled a smart energy storage system to address two major pain points for business: rising utility demand charges and increasing grid outages. SolarCity DemandLogic can allow businesses to reduce energy costs by using stored electricity to reduce peak demand, and can also provide backup power during grid outages. Developed with advanced battery technology from Tesla, DemandLogic storage
This piece is an excerpt from “Let It Shine: The 6,000 Story Of Solar Energy,” by historian John Perlin, in bookstores now. Listen to our interview with Perlin here. The great scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell wrote in 1874 to a colleague: “I saw conductivity of Selenium as affected by light. It is most sudden.
Welcome to another edition of Solar Speaks, Solar Power World’s podcast series that gives you the opportunity to hear from the industry’s biggest newsmakers — in their own words. Today, we’re talking to Gilad Almogy, CEO of Cogenra Solar, which announced last week that it had introduced a ground-mount solar system that installs for 50 cents a watt. Podcast:
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and other city officials have announced Freshkills Parks on Staten Island will be home to the city’s largest solar array. About 47 acres of land will be leased to SunEdison, which was selected through a public bidding process to design, construct, install and operate a solar power facility
Another victory for consolidation in the solar industry occurred today — and that is good news for the overall health of solar worldwide. The European solar technology manufacturer SolarWorld AG announced the acquisition of the cell and module production of Bosch Solar Energy in Arnstadt in the German federal state of Thuringia. This means that around
Half Moon Ventures says its broke ground on Wisconsin’s first stand-alone utility scale solar energy project in the city of Jefferson. HMV awarded S&C Electric Company with the EPC contract to construct the project, which is expected to enter into service by the end of the year. The solar energy facility will be the state’s first
By Robert Sternthal, Special To Solar Power World On Nov. 16, 2012, I presented a case for Puerto Rico to become one of the United States’ hot markets in 2013. I was clearly mistaken. Nearly a year later, the Puerto Rico renewable energy market has only added 100MW of wind energy and a nominal amount of
Work has begun at DuPont’s facility in Cernay, France to build a 4.4-MW solar power plant. This will be the largest solar installation on DuPont land to date, consistent with the company’s aim to address the growing global demand for energy while reducing dependence on fossil fuels. Spread over 6 hectares (almost 15 acres), the