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.
Lancaster, California has been a leader in renewable energy since 2011. Now the city council has voted in favor of a new policy that requires all new homes to have a rooftop solar system large enough to provide all the electricity needed to operate the home.
Originally published on CleanTechnica by James Ayre The shipping giant UPS will be investing around $18 million in new onsite solar photovoltaic (PV) projects expected to be completed by the end of the year in the US, according to an email sent to CleanTechnica. The new onsite solar energy projects will increase UPS’s total onsite […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Joshua S Hill China-based solar PV manufacturer Trina Solar can no longer call itself the world’s leading solar PV supplier, having been overtaken by Chinese competitor Jinko Solar, according to new figures by research and consulting firm GlobalData. A year ago, GlobalData confirmed that Chinese solar PV manufacturer Trina Solar had […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Joshua S Hill The United States solar market had its biggest year to date in 2016, growing a phenomenal 95%, installing a fantastic 14.5 gigawatts of new solar capacity, according to new statistics released today. The latest US Solar Market Insight report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Joshua S Hill The number two US solar PV manufacturer SunPower reported its earnings for the fourth quarter and full year 2016 this week, reporting a larger net loss than expected, and missing analyst expectations for revenue. It’s been a rocky few quarters for SunPower, America’s second solar PV manufacturer. […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Joshua S Hill A group of governors from across the United States and from both sides of the political divide have penned an open letter to Donald Trump calling on the newly-elected President to support the development of solar and wind energy. The open letter was penned by the Governors’ […]
Originally published on CleanTechies. The Indian government has confirmed that it will go ahead with a second phase of its solar power park program. The announcement was made by the Minister of Finance in the union budget speech for financial year 2017-18. India will increase the planned capacity addition under its solar power park program […]
Originally published at ilsr.org. This article was originally written by former ILSR Research Associate, Matt Grimley. The misunderstandings that from time to time occur between communities and the managers of electric-lighting companies will, to my mind, disappear entirely if the relations between the two are correctly founded on the basis of public control, with corresponding […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Saurabh Mahapatra Yet another floating solar power project is under consideration in India. According to media reports, the state government of Andhra Pradesh is considering setting up a floating solar project of 100 megawatts of capacity. The project could come up at Penna Ahobilam Balancing Reservoir which has a live […]