General Electric has halted construction of what would have been the largest solar factory in the U.S. due to the falling price of photovoltaic modules globally and says it will focus instead on developing the next generation of cadmium-telluride thin-film technologies for the developers of solar plants. (more…)
As our lives are completely dominated by gadgets that guzzle electricity, we should look for ways to mitigate their energy demands. Using solar electricity to power them is one of the options.
Granted, not many solar-powered chargers are efficient enough, but there are some models out there (more…)
Another inspiring story about solar power benefitting the people who need it most: people living in emerging countries, in areas without grid connection and where often dirty kerosene is the only option.
The UK Guardian newspaper has run a story about the arrival of solar panels at a small village in Sullia (more…)
Conermex, one of the largest solar and wind power companies in Mexico, predicts that Mexico will double their capacity of solar within 2012, from 6 to 12 MW.
Mexico’s National Solar Energy Association (ANES) says that Mexico could possibly generate all their electricity with solar power in the future. (more…)
Last week, the Vote Solar team got some news, and when we heard it, our jaws dropped. We heard that opponents are working hard in Sacramento to undo our huge solar victory at the CPUC; a victory that we worked so hard with alongside 350.org, CREDO Action, Solar Energy Industries Association, Union of Concerned Scientists, and 60,000 Californians to win. (more…)
Because of shading, building ownership and structure issues, only about 22%-27% of all American rooftops are suitable for solar panel installation. This means that the majority of people will have a hard time contributing to the solar movement. Luckily things are about to change. (more…)
California took a major step toward solar access for all yesterday when the Community Shared Solar Bill passed the critical Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee with an 10-2 vote. SB 843 now advances to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Help it across the finish line by sending an email of support to your Assembly Member! (more…)
Getting energy from the sun is a great idea. However, installing solar panels house-by-house is slow, costly and cumbersome, and downright inefficient if the goal is to bring solar to the masses.
This problem troubled Paul Spencer after he built his own uber-efficient, custom solar home near Aspen, (more…)
An expert panel of IEEE members, representing the world’s largest technical professional association dedicated to advancing technology, yesterday said that collaboration is key to develop the global solar energy marketplace. They were speaking at the Intersolar Europe 2012 trade fair, which goes on until tomorrow in Munich, Germany. The IEEE expert panel provided leading (more…)