Dr Zhengrong Shi, known as the “Sun King”, is introducing a new flexible, lightweight solar panel to the Austrialian and Japanese markets.
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Wanting to save the world is a laudable goal, but economics is where the case for solar power and other renewable energy is being won. BNEF says solar now cost less than any other source of electricity in 60 countries around the world.
A new bill filed in the California legislature would move the timetable forward for renewable energy forward by several years to 50% by 2025 and 100% by 2045. Both targets are among the most ambitious in the country.
BNEF says the cost of solar power in developing nations will be less than wind power soon and that more there will be more installed solar power in 2016 than wind power for the first time.
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.
Rocky Mountain Power in Utah is asking the PUC to slash the money it pays rooftop solar customers from 14 cents to 4 cents per kilowatt hour. Is that fair to people with rooftop solar systems?
Zapotec Energy in Cambridge, Massachusetts is committed to showing homeowners and commercial customers how solar power can provide them with clean, renewable energy and save them money at the same time.
Demand for the Tesla Powerwall has surged following a blackout on September 28 caused by freakishly high winds not, as suggested by Australia’s prime minister, too much electricity from renewable power sources.
SolarCity has announced it will begin operations in South Carolina in October. Interested persons can find out more on the company website.
India is on pace to install nearly 5 gigawatts of new solar power this year. A new report urges farmers to use solar pumps to irrigate their fields.