Posts tagged: Solar power

China Becomes a ‘Driving Power’ for Solar Energy with $86.5 Billion Invested Last Year

By: Anmar Frangoul The world has invested $2.9 trillion in green energy sources since 2004, according to new research, with China leading the way in recent years with its push towards solar power. The “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018” report was published Thursday by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Center, and Bloomberg New […]

Renewable Energy is Making San Francisco Cannabis Grows Super-Green

By: Carolyne Zinko   As cannabis enters mainstream commerce, shoppers expect higher standards for eco-friendliness. Rising to the occasion, Sense, an indoor cannabis grower located in SoMa, has announced that it has switched to 100 percent renewable energy. Sense is using the city’s Public Utilities Commission program CleanPowerSF. Sustainability is important to company founder Steve […]

Sacramento Airport Installs SMA Inverters Harness Solar Energy

Sacramento International Airport (SMF) has installed a photovoltaic (PV) system to harness solar energy in an effort to advance its sustainability. Solar technology company SMA has provided the photovoltaics to the US airport. The 7.9 MW project, using SMA’s inverters, has been implemented across a 15-acre land parcel near the airport’s economy parking lot, as […]

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Researchers Figured Out How to Generate Power From Falling Raindrops

By: Jeremy Berke   Solar panels are generally useless in rainy weather.  But researchers in China have found an ingenious solution: They’ve developed solar panels that can harness the motion of raindrops for energy. It could revolutionize the solar industry. One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, […]

Wind and Solar Power Could Meet Four-Fifths of US Electricity Demand, Study Finds

The United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists at the University of California, Irvine; the California Institute of Technology; and the Carnegie Institution for Science. However, meeting 100 percent of electricity demand with only solar and wind energy would require storing […]