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.
A food production coop in southern Lebanon composed of 23 women has installed 12 solar panels with a combined power of 3 kilowatts thanks to the efforts of Greenpeace and local volunteers. The installation provides power to the machines and empowerment to the women in the group.
Tesla is now supplying electricity to the island of Kauai under an agreement with the local utility company. That means Tesla is now a power provider, a role it sees itself adopting more often in the future.
Low cost solar panels are already pushing small diesel generators out of the off grid power market in Nigeria, and now push is coming to shove.
On the Tibetan Plateau in eastern China, 4 million solar panels silently soak up the sun as part of the Longyangxia Dam Solar Park. It’s the largest solar farm in the world, spreading over 10 square miles of the high desert landscape.
The deal, called “Sonnen flat,” offers free power to households using the company’s integrated solar and storage system, including for any electricity drawn from the grid when the sun goes down and stored energy is used up.
Europe installed a total of 6.9 gigawatts of new solar power in 2016, a 20% decrease over the previous year’s figures, a decrease which flies in the face of a global increase in installations of more than 50%, according to new figures from SolarPower Europe.
The Australian energy market is set for a major shake-up with the launch of a major new government-backed initiative to create an open marketplace for locally generated and stored rooftop solar power to be traded between households, businesses, communities and network utilities.
Millions of low-quality solar panels have been installed on Australian roofs in the past decade. This unfortunately occurred because our solar market was primarily comprised of residential installations, and because mums and dads lack the expertise to differentiate panel quality.