France Installed Solar Capacity Hits 4,000 MW, Wind Energy Now Cheaper Than Nuclear There!

Published on December 7th, 2012 | by

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  According to French General Commission on Sustainable Development (CGDD) data, France’s solar PV capacity was up to 3,923MW at the end of September (2012). There was a 241 MW increase in solar power capacity in Q3 of 2012, 34% higher than Q3 2011. Over 1,ooo MW of solar were added in the first 9 months of this […]

Russia To Get 25MW Solar Power Plant

Published on December 6th, 2012 | by

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A new 25MW solar power plant is being planned in the Orenburg region of Russia by Avelar Solar Technology.

 The company, which is a subsidiary of the Swiss Avelar Energy Group, has already begun the process by making an investment agreement with the Ministry of Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade in the Orenburg region. […]

Here Comes The Sun (Music Monday)

Published on December 3rd, 2012 | by

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  This was one of my favorite songs in high school. And no, I didn’t have any clue at the time that I’d become a huge solar advocate and blogger. Of course, this is a favorite of many, and for good reason. Take a little break and enjoy “Here Comes The Sun” by the Beatles […]

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 […]