Ibiden, one of Apple’s largest suppliers, intends to add 20 renewable solar power facilities to power its Japanese operations, including a large floating solar farm.
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.
Georgia residents can quickly and easily in Georgia Power’s Smart Solar program. By agreeing to pay one cent per kilowatt-hour more than the standard rate, they can promote solar energy without installing a rooftop solar system on their homes.
A partnership between a Nigerian and an American company will bring solar power microgrids to 25 communities in Nigeria this year. Most have had no electricity for at least 10 years.
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Michael Barnard The Appalachia region of the USA was a key factor in the recent US election. The people there have become the defining puzzle of US politics, with the most recommended book right now on the left and right being Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance. That book does an […]
A partnership between Imperial College London and climate change group 10:10 is investigating the use of solar panels along railway lines to power electric trains directly rather than using the conventional power grid.
Rocky Mountain Power in Utah tried a new approach to solar power earlier this year. It built a solar farm in a rural community, then sold subscriptions to local residents and businesses. The program sold out in just a few months.
Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Susanna Schick Last night, on a back lot at Universal Studios, Tesla unveiled the most promising facet of its impending merger with SolarCity — solar shingles as chic and efficient as their cars. These were paired with new Powerwall home batteries that have double the energy density of Tesla’s first Powerwall product. (You can watch the full video […]
On October 28, Elon Musk showed off the four styles of glass solar roof tiles developed by Tesla and 3M. The tiles are stylish and elegant. They are also affordable, says, Musk.
Originally published on Cost of Solar. Looking at the map, Hawaii appears to be an ideal solar market. Every sun-worshipper on Earth knows the value of a Hawaiian vacation for its fabulous solar insolation. High electricity prices due to the huge costs of importing fossil-fuel-based energy resources make renewables like solar and wind power a […]