January 17th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
French utility company Engie has announced it will shutter the Hazelwood coal fired generating plant near Brisbane and replace it with grid scale solar power installations. The plant provides 20% of the electricity to the state of Victoria.
January 12th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Two Chinese companies plan to invest $1 billion to build a 1 gigawatt grid scale solar farm on land near the Chernobyl nuclear reactor that had a meltdown in 1986. There is almost no other imaginable use for the land.
January 4th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
A North Carolina company plans to re-use a former landfill for a solar farm. The idea is a creative use for land that has few other potential uses.
December 13th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The US smashed all prior records for installation of both grid scale and residential solar power in 2016 according to SEIA and GTM Research. Both expect the trend to continue into the first half of 2017.
November 29th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The world's largest solar panel project is located in Karmuthi, India. It consists of 2.5 million solar panels spread over 2,500 acres and generates 648 megawatts of electricity. It took just 8 months to build.
November 27th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson
A containerized PV solar system with energy storage in the form of lithium-ion batteries has been be installed at Liberty
November 26th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Kevala specialized in data collection that makes accurate grid maps available so solar developers can see where the least expensive and most efficient areas are to build solar power facilities.
October 31st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo has arranged for solar panel arrays mounted on trailers to power the encampments of the Native Americans protesting the Dakota Access pipeline this winter.
October 31st, 2016 | by James Ayre
Argentina’s first renewable energy tender under the new RenovAr program has attracted more than 2,834 megawatts (MW) worth of solar
October 10th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The largest solar installation in New Mexico was dedicated last week. The 140 megawatt facility features sun tracking hardware to boost total output.
September 27th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
New York City has dedicated a new 3,000 panel solar system at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The system will generate 1.1 million kilowatt-hours of power each year.
September 10th, 2016 | by Jake Richardson
A new solar power fact sheet and report were recently published by the Mercom Capital Group, a cleantech communications and
August 28th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
5 engineers from SolarCity spent nearly 6 months planning and installing three solar power micro grids at Virunga National Park in Africa to help rangers protect the animals and trees within its protected area.
August 27th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
For ground mount solar systems, there is an important consideration after the installation is complete -- controlling the vegetation and weeds that occur naturally wherever there is an open field. Believe it or not, sheep may be the most efficient and cost effective answer.
June 10th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Toyota's new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas will be almost 100% self powered using renewable power from solar panels. It will excess energy to the utility company.
March 21st, 2016 | by Guest Author
Originally published on Sustainnovate. The Spanish utility company Endesa purchased 410 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of solar electricity during a recent solar
March 20th, 2016 | by Sandy Dechert
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Deployment of utility-scale PV power in the United States in recent years has been rapid and noteworthy. It
February 28th, 2016 | by Cynthia
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Four elementary schools serving low-income communities in northern Nevada will blossom with greener classrooms. Classrooms with