1st EVSI Solar Tree Installations Will Be At California GM Dealership

Published on December 1st, 2012 | by

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GM hasn’t been hiding it — it has taken a liking to solar power. As yet another indication of that, it’s been announced that Envision Solar International’s “Solar Tree” will see its first installation at a GM dealership in California, the Fremont Cadillac Buick GMC dealership. Reportedly, the installation should be complete in the first quarter of […]

Former Airport To Be Covered In Solar In Japan

Published on December 1st, 2012 | by

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I just wrote about ORIX Corporation’s whopping 82 MW of solar power plants under development in Japan (thanks to Japan’s generous solar feed-in tariff). One notable project (of the 17) is this project on a former airport site. This solar project (or mega-solar project, as ORIX calls it) is to be located on the Japanese island […]

Graph Porn: Germany’s Solar PV Price Drop

Published on November 28th, 2012 | by

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  Someone recently passed along these great graphs from a German website (you can see an English translation of the webpage they came from here). The overall message: solar PV prices in Germany have dropped considerably in the past few years (as installation has boomed), and the prices are pretty darn low these days. More specifically, […]

China Solar Thermal Targeted For 3,000 MW By 2015

Published on November 28th, 2012 | by

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  China has been quite ambitious with its solar power goals — and it has a tendency to double those goals every 6 months or so. Of course, the country’s electricity goals, in general, are quite dramatic (and concerning, from a global warming perspective). It’s looking to put a population of over a couple billion […]

10 New SunShot Winners Announced

Published on November 27th, 2012 | by

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A total of fifty-four startups have participated in the SunShot Incubator program since it began back in 2007, and 10 new startups have joined the seventh incubator program launched this month. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, who funds the program, “the Incubator program provides early-stage assistance to help startup companies cross technological barriers to […]

Saudi Arabia: $109 Billion For Solar, Wants 33% Solar By 2032

Published on November 25th, 2012 | by

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Saudi Arabia is planning to invest $109 billion into solar energy, looking to develop a solar industry that can provide 1/3 of its electricity by 2032. Doing so will free up larger quantities of its reserves for international sales rather than for use domestically. With the price of oil expected to rise significantly in the […]

1st Crowdfunding Site For Clean Energy?

Published on November 23rd, 2012 | by

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  The English translation (from German) of the homepage of sunnycrowd.com says that it is “the first crowdfunding platform for sustainable energy, in which each with a small amount of renewable energy projects can participate online.” I’ll take that to mean that anyone with any size clean energy project can submit a proposal and try to get […]

Rainbows From Nanotechnology To Improve Solar Cells

Published on November 22nd, 2012 | by

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  Researchers from King’s College London have developed a detailed process to separate colors and create ‘rainbows’ on a metal surface by utilizing nanoscale structures. This method will likely lead to improved solar cells and LED displays, according to the researchers. The modern discovery of how to separate and project different colors was actually also […]