Solar power is headed for a “huge year” in Australia in 2017, a new report has predicted, on the back of a boom in the large-scale market and a home solar and storage market that is expected to treble.
Solar jobs could help some of the people most affected by the current economy — coal miners. They have been seeing jobs in the mines declining for decades. They voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump because he promised to re-open the mines and put the coal miners back to work and they believed him. It’s not […]
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.
Spurred by a negative rating from Greenpeace compared to other tech companies, Amazon has begun a campaign to add rooftop solar to all 50 of its worldwide sorting, shipping and data centers by 2020.
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 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 Adam Johnston According to Greentech Media, SunShot has shattered its 2020 goal of reaching $1.00 per watt for utility-scale solar utility costs 3 years earlier. Founded back in 2011 when Stephen Chu was the US Department of Energy Secretary, the SunShot goal was to get utility-scale costs down to $1.00/watt. Initial projections had the cost […]