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12 Solar Facts You Should Know

Lists are always fun, so here are 12 solar facts to put in your notebook so you can share the important stuff with anyone who’s interested. I have divided this list of facts into four categories that might help you to better keep track of things. Understanding Our Sun Solar History Solar Technology Solar Metrics […]

October 8th

Renewable Energy Industry Finds Itself With New Standards Watchdog

The world’s first international and independent standards and certification system for oil and gas production has decided to expand its reach to include renewable energy. Equitable Origin was founded in 2009 stemming from extensive engagement with affected communities in energy development throughout the Amazon Basin. Following on from that, Equitable Origin issued the world’s first […]

August 18th

Yingli Supplying 240 MW Of Solar Panels To Chile

Yingli Green Energy (aka Yingli Solar or simply Yingli) has announced that it will be delivering 240 MW worth of solar panels to two of Latin America’s largest hybrid solar PV and CSP plants. The announcement was made last week, and concerns two projects being developed in northern Chile, each of which will be equipped with […]

July 16th

Solar Heating and Cooling For Home or Business

Eliminating the need for electricity or natural gas, solar heating and cooling technologies instead collect and use free, clean thermal energy from the sun. An economical alternative to solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that produce electricity to supply all of a property’s energy needs, solar heating and cooling systems simply eliminate the need for electricity to […]

April 27th

Solar Power & Thermal Energy Produced By Solarus

A Swedish company using technology based on 12 years of research is now marketing a product that can produce both electricity and heat with solar power. Solar panels don’t work at optimal efficiency when they become too hot, so Solarus has developed a way to keep them cooler and at the same time collect the heat, which […]

February 3rd

$34,000 Raised So Far By Community Solar Power Campaign

This is an update on a previous Solar Love article about the Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia Inc. (CORENA). The organization has a campaign to raise $5 million dollars by having individual citizens make small donations in order to finance the construction of a community solar power system. If 50,000 people donated $100, they would […]

January 5th

20% of Australian Houses Use Solar Energy

By Jane Wells The prices of photovoltaic (PV) panels keep dropping, while the technology to harness the power of the sun keeps improving. In an article by CleanTechnica, it was discussed that the cost of solar power last year is 60% lower than what it was in 2011. In addition, the University of New South […]

December 19th

250 MW Solar Plant Comes Online In California

A 250 MW concentrating solar power plant has come online in southern California. Abengoa, the Spanish engineering company, was responsible for the design and about three years were required to build it. An estimated 800 jobs were created during the construction phase. When fully operational, the plant will probably require about 70 permanent positions. It […]

December 4th