Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo has arranged for solar panel arrays mounted on trailers to power the encampments of the Native Americans protesting the Dakota Access pipeline this winter.
Argentina’s first renewable energy tender under the new RenovAr program has attracted more than 2,834 megawatts (MW) worth of solar energy project capacity bids, according to a recent public announcement from the country’s Ministry of Energy. This is despite the fact that the solar energy quota for the tender is just 300 MW. (To be […]
The largest solar installation in New Mexico was dedicated last week. The 140 megawatt facility features sun tracking hardware to boost total output.
New York City has dedicated a new 3,000 panel solar system at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The system will generate 1.1 million kilowatt-hours of power each year.
A new solar power fact sheet and report were recently published by the Mercom Capital Group, a cleantech communications and research firm. Some of the key findings showed decreases in solar power funding, but there were some good signs too. Total corporate funding decreased to $1.7 billion for the second quarter, compared to the figure […]
5 engineers from SolarCity spent nearly 6 months planning and installing three solar power micro grids at Virunga National Park in Africa to help rangers protect the animals and trees within its protected area.
For ground mount solar systems, there is an important consideration after the installation is complete — controlling the vegetation and weeds that occur naturally wherever there is an open field. Believe it or not, sheep may be the most efficient and cost effective answer.
Toyota’s new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas will be almost 100% self powered using renewable power from solar panels. It will excess energy to the utility company.
Originally published on Sustainnovate. The Spanish utility company Endesa purchased 410 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of solar electricity during a recent solar energy auction for Portugal and Spain, according to recent reports. The solar auction in question ended with a price of €39.6/MWh/megawatt-hour ($43.82). The aforementioned 410 GWh of solar electricity equates to roughly 681 megawatts (MW) […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Deployment of utility-scale PV power in the United States in recent years has been rapid and noteworthy. It has resulted very dissimilar photovoltaic operating projects whose empirical AC capacity factors differ by more than a factor of two, however. Understanding the performance of utility-scale PV power is important because profitability depends directly on how […]