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.
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A new solar power fact sheet and report were recently published by the Mercom Capital Group, a cleantech communications and research firm. Some of the key findings showed decreases in solar power funding, but there were some good signs too. Total corporate funding decreased to $1.7 billion for the second quarter, compared to the figure […]
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.
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.
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.
Originally published on Sustainnovate. The Spanish utility company Endesa purchased 410 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of solar electricity during a recent solar energy auction for Portugal and Spain, according to recent reports. The solar auction in question ended with a price of €39.6/MWh/megawatt-hour ($43.82). The aforementioned 410 GWh of solar electricity equates to roughly 681 megawatts (MW) […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Deployment of utility-scale PV power in the United States in recent years has been rapid and noteworthy. It has resulted very dissimilar photovoltaic operating projects whose empirical AC capacity factors differ by more than a factor of two, however. Understanding the performance of utility-scale PV power is important because profitability depends directly on how […]
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 […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Last fall, SolarLove.org noted a bump in solar growth in Manatee County, Florida, with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) revealing 3 of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects were in development. Last week, FPL enjoyed the groundbreaking ceremony for the solar power plants. The most immediate to go online will be the FPL Babcock Ranch […]
A joint NOAA/CIRES research study has found that greenhouse gas emissions from electric power production could be cut by 78% below 1990 levels by 2030. The National Energy with Weather System (NEWS) simulator model was used for the study, which is a tool used to simulate the electrical power sector. The model is used to […]