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Top 10 Solar Power Companies, & Top 5, & Top 10 Again

When you ask who the top solar power companies are, you will probably want to distinguish between residential installers and solar panel manufacturers. Solar power generally is thought of as home solar power, though utilities and businesses also are investing in it. This article looks at the top residential solar contractors / residential solar installers as […]

May 18th

Berlin CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR Location, New Sponsors, & New Website

Via CleanTechnica: We’ve got several notable updates regarding our first cleantech conference — CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR → BERLIN — to share with you. First of all, we now have: → a Facebook event page (share with friends!) → an event webpage (which we’ll continuously update) → an eventbrite page for registering (again, register, and share with friends!) … and a confirmed […]

March 23rd

Top Solar Speakers Converge On Berlin April 10th

As I wrote yesterday, Solar Love is partnering with CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, GridHub, and others to bring the first Cleantech Revolution Tour event to Berlin, Germany. It will focus on solar energy one day (April 10) and electric vehicles the other day (April 9). You can view the agenda here, register here, or sign up to help […]

March 12th

Solar Revolution In Berlin — Join Us April 9–10!

In partnership with CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, GridHub, and several others, Solar Love is launching the first of several planned “Cleantech Revolution Tour” events in Berlin April 9–10. (Full agenda here — subject to change as we add partners, add speakers, and improve the event.) One day of the event will be focused on solar energy, […]

March 11th

Black Rock Solar, Lower Income Solar Energy Pilot Program In Nevada, & Open Energy

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Four elementary schools serving low-income communities in northern Nevada will blossom with greener classrooms. Classrooms with purer air and more direct exposure to solar panels and solar careers in the 21st-century studies. A recent press release shares that Nevada-based Black Rock Solar, a non-profit organization, is working with Open Energy, a commercial solar […]

February 28th

How North Carolina Schools Could Save Millions (Hint: With Solar)

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Below are highlights from two new reports commissioned by the Repower Our Schools Coalition. The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NC CETC) released information that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools & Durham Public Schools would conserve millions of dollars with solar power, while promoting more STEM education potential for the students. Along with the saved money, the […]

February 8th

Iberdrola Partners With Yingli On Turnkey Solar PV Solution In Spain

Yingli Green Energy (aka Yingli Solar) has signed an agreement with Iberdrola to add a fresh new product for the Spanish solar market. “Smart Solar Iberdrola,” the turnkey solar PV solution, offers a combination of solar panels (through Yingli) for energy generation and batteries for backup, allowing consumers in Spain to consume all of the electricity they generate. […]

February 7th

Sonnen Announces Partnership With SolarWorld & PetersenDean

The European energy storage company Sonnen is partnering with the US companies SolarWorld and PetersenDean as part of its push into the American market, according to recent reports. In addition to the partnership with the US-based solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer, and with the residential roofing company, Sonnen will also be working with the residential solar […]

February 6th

Hanwha Q Cells Agreement With Sunrun Increases To 135 MW

Due to a new agreement, Hanwha Q Cells will provide up to 135 MW of its solar modules to Sunrun in 2016. The agreement that was signed previously was for quite a bit less, but Sunrun apparently wanted much more for the coming months. The modules from Hanwha will be produced in South Korea and Malaysia. “We are […]

January 5th

SolarCity Claims 1/3 Of 2015 US Residential Rooftop Installations

2015 has been a good year for SolarCity after tallying over one-third of all residential rooftop installations in this country. The five leading US installers accounted for more than half of all residential solar installations between Q1 and Q3 of this year. But SolarCity has claimed the lion’s share of this market pie, reporting 34% of residential solar […]

December 29th