Posts tagged: solar energy

Aussies Take California Stakes

New Energy Solar buys majority interest in two 67.4MW plants Australian investment fund New Energy Solar has taken a majority interest in two SunPower Corp solar plants totalling 134.8MW in California. SunPower developed, designed and constructed the two 67.4MW projects in Kern County and retains an ownership interest in the plants. It will also provide […]

Why Have Solar Energy Costs Fallen?

MIT team awarded U.S. Department of Energy grant to investigate cost reductions in solar energy systems. MIT researchers have been awarded a grant of nearly $1.3 million through the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to study the reasons for solar energy’s rapid and sustained cost decline and how to continue reducing costs in the […]

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These are Tesla’s Stunning New Solar Roof Tiles for Homes

By: Darrell Etherington and Greg Kumparak Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk wasn’t kidding when he said that the new Tesla solar roof product was better looking than an ordinary roof: the roofing replacement with solar energy gathering powers does indeed look great. It’s a far cry from the obvious and somewhat weird aftermarket panels you see applied to […]

Renewable Energy Growing Faster Than Expected

By Chris Tomlinson Worries that wind and solar power would destabilize power grids unproven The International Energy Agency says the world will generate much more renewable energy than previously expected in the next five years, disproving worries that relying more on wind and solar power would destabilize electricity grids. About 28 percent of the world’s […]

Why Industrial Buildings are so Good for Solar Panels

Industrial buildings are ideal for solar PV installations. Their roofs offer uncomplicated space with no obstructions such as skylights and chimneys, which sometimes create shading issues. Shallow pitched roofs on industrial buildings and offices allow for solar installations on both east and west facing roofs with very little production losses.  Any sized business can reduce […]