Posts tagged: NRG Energy

Cisco signs solar power deal for San Jose headquarters

By Pete Carey Cisco Systems announced plans Tuesday to develop a 20-megawatt solar power facility in the Sonoran Desert near the California-Arizona border that will supply power to its San Jose headquarters. The deal requires little upfront money from Cisco. NRG Renew, the solar arm of independent power producer NRG Energy, will build the facility […]

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Here comes the sun: Rooftop solar panels get jump-start in Illinois

By Steve Daniels   Call it Illinois’ welcome to SolarCity. A compromise measure has surfaced in Springfield that’s aimed at jump-starting the market in Illinois for solar panels on homeowners’ rooftops, a much more common sight in states like Arizona and California. The new amendment to the bill, HB 2427, would require the Illinois Power […]

World’s Largest Solar Array Set to Crank Out 290 Megawatts of Sunshine Power

Megaplants like Agua Caliente in Arizona herald a new efficiency in solar-sourced electricity By Roni Jacobson   Global climate change is here, and it’s only going to get worse, according to a White House report released on Tuesday. To combat rising sea levels and blistering summers, the Obama administration has been pushing for clean, renewable […]

The world’s largest solar panel farm is completed and live in Arizona

By Katie Fehrenbacher Solar panels aren’t just for rooftops — power companies are using them to build massive solar panel farms in the deserts of the U.S., too. On Tuesday, NRG Energy and MidAmerican Solar announced that they’ve completed building the world’s largest operational solar panel farm across 2,400 acres (two Central Parks) near Phoenix, […]

Cheap Solar Power—at Night

New solar thermal technologies could address solar power’s intermittency problem. By Kevin Bullis     When the world’s largest solar thermal power plant—in Ivanpah, California—opened earlier this year, it was greeted with skepticism. The power plant is undeniably impressive. A collection of 300,000 mirrors, each the size of a garage door, focus sunlight on three […]