The growth of consumer purchases of solar power via community-based systems is accelerating throughout the Southeast as more utilities develop or roll out offerings. [...]
As the solar industry works to adjust to solar tariffs set by the Trump Administration in January on imports of crystalline silicon PV cells, the industry must now consider other possible new tariffs that could affect solar’s supply side. [...]
Missouri-based Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. has purchased six operational solar facilities in California and Colorado with a total generating capacity of 10 MW. [...]
Did you know there are alternatives to standard silicon solar panels? Or that someday soon, you might be able install a solar panel that is 50 percent more efficient than the average silicon PV solar panel? [...]
Early estimates from SolarPower Europe show that Europe installed about 8.6 GW of solar power systems in 2017, a 28 percent increase over systems installed in 2016. [...]
A 50-year old company has a solution to provide clean drinking water and power for regions that were hard-hit by the hurricanes last fall. Aldelano Solar Cold Chain solutions is providing off-grid refrigeration, water generation and power generation equipment to Antiqua, Barbuda and the British Virgin Islands.
By connecting off-grid solar-powered systems to the cloud, a city or utility official can monitor, control and manage street lights, telecom systems, security cameras, and other critical infrastructure from a smartphone — anywhere, anytime. [...]
Countries and entities negatively affected by solar tariffs set by the Trump Administration in January on imports of crystalline silicon PV cells are beginning to seek redress — with the latest action taking the form of a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of International Trade. [...]
Last year, COSEIA worked hard in the state legislature to get a bill passed to extend and strengthen the Fair Permit Act. This caps solar permit fees at $500 for residential projects and $1,000 for commercial projects. But we have heard many cities are charging more. We have posted a letter for you to use if you are having problems with a city. Simply download the letter and present it. Let us know of your experiences by writing us at *protected email*.
The Fair Permit Act Letter Can Be Found [...]
Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the U.S. by two energy sources that, together, are proving to be an unbeatable mix: solar and batteries. [...]
Vestas Wind Systems A/S will offer solar power and storage, allowing the world’s biggest turbine maker to sell hybrid renewable plants that generate electricity around the clock. [...]
According to job numbers released this week by The Solar Foundation (TSF), the solar industry employed just about 4 percent less people in 2017 than it did in 2016. The Solar Jobs Census found that 250,271 Americans work in solar as of 2017, representing a 3.8 percent decline, or about 9,800 fewer jobs, since 2016. This is the first year that jobs have decreased since the Solar Jobs Census was first released in 2010.
Motivating young people to take an interest in renewable energy and engineering is critical to our sustainable, long-term energy future. In this episode, hear how one program provides that inspiration with remote controlled solar cars, with guests Noah Davis, executive director of Solar Rollers, and Jayvin Krzych, a Solar Rollers alumn and engineering student. [...]
Last year EnergySmart launched a special solar incentive for income qualifying households within Boulder County that provided a rebate of $1/watt up to 3/000 watts ($3,000). This incentive affirmed Boulder County’s commitment to make rooftop solar attainable for all its residents. This rebate was well received by the local solar community in 2017 therefore Boulder County’s EnergySmart service will again offer a “Solar IQ” (for income qualified) grant for qualifying residents in 2018.
Top industry experts say that in 2018, high efficiency mono c-Si modules and high-voltage inverters will take more market share, and distributed generation will start to pick up. [...]
We are pleased to announce the 2018 PSCo-EVRAZ Solar Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued today, Thursday, February 1, 2018. Bids will be accepted until 4 p.m. MT on February 26, 2018.
This is a standalone RFP and is not part of, and will not be evaluated in conjunction with, Public Service Company of Colorado’s (PSCo) 2017 All-Source Solicitation and the 2016 Electric Resource Plan. The proposed project, selected through this RFP, is contingent on the approval of the Colorado Energ [...]
Post Date: February 6, 2018
To Apply: Please email contact Don with Golden Solar: *protected email*
Golden Solar Electric (www.GoldenSolar.net) is seeking one to two employees with solar experience and/or construction experience with interest and enthusiasm for photovoltaic systems. There is opportunity to be involved in all phases of this small business working with our friendly, and knowledgeable team.
Golden Solar is an 11 year old company located in Golden Colorado and working thro [...]
Ugo Salerno, CEO of RINA Consulting explained in an interview that to date Egypt gets only 1 percent of its energy from renewables. With Salerno’s company’s help, however, Egypt will soon be the home of one of the largest solar PV projects in the world. [...]
Saudi Arabian energy company ACWA Power has started to use a blockchain currency. ACWA is utilizing SolarCoin, a crypto-currency that is rewarded to generators of solar power. [...]
Royal Dutch Shell Plc is investing in a U.S. solar energy developer, continuing its recent expansion into the electricity business. The Anglo-Dutch oil and gas producer will acquire a 44 percent stake in Nashville’s Silicon Ranch Corp., which owns and operates about 100 solar facilities across the U.S. [...]
Audi last week said that it is participating in a pilot project that is testing a smart energy network that uses software to control solar and batteries and interact with the main power grid. Audi is working with the project’s partners to run the pilot project for homes in southern Germany and northern Switzerland. [...]
Cuba is preparing to open its first solar park 100 percent-owned by foreign investors. Hive Energy of the United Kingdom aims to start construction mid-2018 on a 50-MW project in the Mariel Special Economic Development Zone, one of the largest solar ventures on the island. [...]
Today the focus is completely on the solar tariffs, approved by President Trump on Monday January 22. We’ll discuss what we know will happen now that the U.S. will be adding tariffs to imported solar modules and we’ll discuss what won’t happen as a result of these tariffs. What will pricing look like at the end of 2017? Will the solar industry crash and burn? Watch and find out. [...]
President Donald Trump has agreed to a recommendation by the International Trade Commission to grant U.S. solar manufacturers relief from unfair trade practices in the form of tariffs on solar cells and modules imported to the U.S. [...]