The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has voted to approve a $447 million expansion on PV projects in the state of New Jersey. This landmark decision helps establish the goals Governor Christie laid out in his Energy Master Plan.
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Minnesota’s governor Mark Dayton has hit a home run for the state’s solar power industry. A new bill introduced called the “Solar Energy Jobs Act” is set to increase Minnesota’s solar capacity from 13 MW to more than 450 MW. With strong leadership, governor Dayton has made it clear that he supports a clean energy future for Minnesota. During his […]
In an effort to increase its renewable energy generation, Malta has started a photovoltaic subsidy and rebate scheme worth €21 million. The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is co-financing the fund and will pay a feed-in tariff (FiT) rate of €0.22/kWh for each unit generated from PV panels and fed into the national grid.
A report issued by Spain’s National Energy Commission (CNE) has found that the PV sector did not contribute to the increase in the country’s power tariff deficit in 2012. The annual report was issued on April 18. It analyzed the massive power tariff deficit seen in Spain’s electricity sector in 2012. Spain’s cumulative tariff deficit has risen to €35.6 […]
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union has just released the latest figures that highlight the development of renewable energy sources in energy consumption in the EU27 and the member states for 2011. The new figures show that renewable energy covered 13% of the European Union’s energy consumption in 2011. Going back to 2004, the […]
Amonix Inc. is no stranger to setting peak efficiency records with its concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems. As a matter of fact, it just set a new record that successfully converted more than 36% of direct sunlight into electricity. This new achievement breaks the old record Amonix established in May 2012 of 34.2% peak efficiency. Amonix has been the leading designer […]
MidAmerican Solar and SunPower Corp. have just marked the start of the 579-Megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Projects with a community celebration. The huge three-year construction project is expected to employ around 650 workers and generate more than $500 million in regional economic impact. Split into two projects located in Kern and Los Angeles counties (California), the […]
A new study by the Reiner Lemoine Institut and Solarpraxis AG has found that solar and wind power generation complement each other better than previously thought. The study examined the surface area where solar photovoltaic systems and wind turbines were installed together. In that same surface area, twice the amount of electricity was being generated, and the shading produced by the […]
For you next afternoon DIY project, why not create a Hot-Box Solar Oven? This is one project that can really come in handy during a power outage or on a camping trip. This sun-fueled solar oven can bake your favorite dishes in no time and is a great way to conserve energy on those sunny […]
Recently, Time Magazine recognized Elon Musk as one of the 100 most influential people in the world — an honor that is deserving of Mr. Musk for all that he has done to help solve environmental, social, and economic challenges. Elon Musk is an engineer and entrepreneur who holds a physics degree from the University of […]