When completed, the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada will have a 70 gigawatt-hour rooftop solar installation — 7 times larger than any existing rooftop solar system in the world.
The 2016 SEIA Solar Means Business report lists the top ten commercial solar power users. Combined, commercial solar accounts for over 1 gigawatt of electricity, enough to power nearly 193,000 homes.
A containerized PV solar system with energy storage in the form of lithium-ion batteries has been be installed at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. The Eco Power station concept was unveiled in 2015, and a press release said the PV solar system capacity is 5 kilowatts. They system includes backup electricity generating capacity from […]
A report from Environment Maryland shows that the benefits of rooftop solar to the community from reduced carbon emissions and better health outcomes are greater than the total cost of all solar incentives including income derived from net metering.
Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Susanna Schick Last night, on a back lot at Universal Studios, Tesla unveiled the most promising facet of its impending merger with SolarCity — solar shingles as chic and efficient as their cars. These were paired with new Powerwall home batteries that have double the energy density of Tesla’s first Powerwall product. (You can watch the full video […]
On October 28, Elon Musk showed off the four styles of glass solar roof tiles developed by Tesla and 3M. The tiles are stylish and elegant. They are also affordable, says, Musk.
Originally published on Cost of Solar. Looking at the map, Hawaii appears to be an ideal solar market. Every sun-worshipper on Earth knows the value of a Hawaiian vacation for its fabulous solar insolation. High electricity prices due to the huge costs of importing fossil-fuel-based energy resources make renewables like solar and wind power a […]
Dutch company ZEP has unveiled its patented solar roof tiles in black and red. The tiles take the place of a traditional rooftop solar system and can be used on historic properties.
The latest poll from Pew Research Center shows 89% of all Americans strongly approve of the use of solar power to create electricity. 40% say they are considering a rooftop solar system for their own home.
Economic theory says that once 15% of people adopt an innovation, it will quickly be accepted by 60% of people. 17% of Hawaiian homes have rooftop solar today. Does that mean explosive growth is right around the corner?